With two enviable awards and six nominations for his name, it is safe to say that Ryan Kwanten is already on his way to the top. The actor began his journey into the film industry in early 1991, when he appeared on television shows such as A Country Practice (1992), Spellbinder (1997) Hey Dad…! (1994, as Richard).
Kwanten gained immense popularity in 1997 when he appeared in the Australian soap opera “Home and Away” as the fictional character Vinnie Patterson. While the show lasted, the actor was very exceptional and outstanding among his peers. When he left the soap opera in 2002, he had an appearance in Summerland, an American teen drama series. As in his previous series, his role as Jay Robertson was well played to the admiration of the movie audience and the producers/directors of Summerland.
Throughout his acting career, he has appeared in several movies and television series, including True Blood (as Jason Stackhouse, 2008 – 2014), Flicka (2006), Dead Silence (as the main character Jamie Ashen, 2007), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (December 2008), Don’t Fade Away, Red Hill, Knights of Badassdom and several others.
He has also shared with film personalities such as Mischa Barton, Summer Glau, Maria Bello, Alison Lohman, Beau Bridges, Steve Zahn, Peter Dinklage, Tim McGraw, and many others. As a dubbing artist, he lent his voice to the 2010 animated epic Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole. He voted for Kludd in the film. Ryan was originally cast for the voice of the protagonist Sorren, but he later lost the role of Jim Sturgess.
Ryan Kwanten was nominated for his first prize at the 2009 Scream Awards event for Best Horror Actor in True Blood. The same year he went home with his first film award, which he won at the Satellite Award event for Best Ensemble in the Television category. The following year, the actor was also nominated for the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding achievement by an ensemble in a drama series.
Other events where he was nominated for awards included the Teen Choice Award (2010) for the Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi for his role in True Blood, the Australian Film Institute Award (2010) for Best Actor for his role in True Blood, the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award (2011) for Best Actor in Red Hill and the Kids’ Choice Award (2015) for Favourite Voice in the animated film Blinky Bill The Movie. Ryan received his second career award at the 2010 Australian Film Awards in the Breakthrough Award category.
The True Blood star was born in Sydney, Australia, on November 28, 1976, the son of Eddie Kwanten, an NSW Maritime worker, and Kris Kwanten, a Lifeline Operation Shop coordinator, as Ryan Christian Kwanten. He is of Dutch descent and an Australian by nationality. Eddie (his mother) and Kris (his father) are also parents of Ryan’s brothers – Mitchell Kwaten and Lloyd Kwaten. The former is a prominent musician, while the latter is a medical doctor.
Ryan completed high school at St. Paul’s Catholic College in Manly, New South Wales, and then enrolled at the University of Sydney where he earned a degree in commerce.
In addition to his film career, the Australian-born actor also practices his craft in the comedy industry. Although he has come into the limelight as an actor, he is also doing well as a comedian. If you want to know how funny Kwaten is, you can easily contact him through his Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.
Is Ryan Kwanten Married To A Wife Or Is He Gay?
Ryan Kwanten is not married yet, but he has never called himself gay. Over the years he has had relationships with a handful of ladies who are also in the entertainment industry. He is currently involved with the actress Ashley Sisino. The two have been together since 2013 and could most likely be ringing wedding bells.
Before he met Sisino, the hunk had a short-lived relationship with model/actress Taylor Cole. Their relationship, which survived from 2006 to 2008, almost led to a marriage before it finally broke up. The actor has also been associated with American singer-songwriter Whitney Duncan, with whom he was supposedly dating in 2010. Neither Duncan nor Ryan have yet agreed to confirm or deny the rumors.
His Height – How Tall Is He?
The Australian comedian/actor stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches and his body weight is measured at 78 kilograms. Ryan is blessed with a pair of bright brown eyes that match his dark brown hair. While his shoe size is 10.5 (US), his other body measurements are difficult to take.