Evan Peters Bio: In His Own Words — Video Exclusive, News, Photos
Evan Thomas Peters is an American actor who has played seven different characters in the FX anthology series American Horror Story: Cult, and two more in American Horror Story: Roanoke.
Peters also had supporting roles in the films Never Back Down (2008), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) and X-Men: Apocalypse (2016).
EVAN PETERS BIO: AGE, EARLY LIFE, RELIGION AND CAREER
Peters (born January 20, 1987, Evan Peters age: 31) was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Phil and Julie Peters and grew up in nearby Ballwin. His father is a top executive for the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, which supports many nonprofits in the United States. Peters has a brother named Andrew, as well as a paternal half-sister, Michelle.
Raised Roman Catholic, Peters attended a Catholic elementary school. When he was about 14, Peters and his family relocated to Grand Blanc, Michigan, where he tried to start a modeling carer and also took some drama classes. He then moved to Los Angeles about one year later in the hopes of becoming a full-time actor. He was reportedly homeschooled for a period of time.
Peters made his acting debut in the 2004 drama movie Clipping Adam, and also starred in the teen comedy Sleepover that year. Around that time, he also began starring in commercials for multiple major brands like Sony PlayStation, Sour Patch Kids, Papa John’s Pizza, and Kellogg.
Peters then had supporting roles on the short-lived series Phil of the Future (Disney Channel, 2004-2005) and the sci-fi series Invasion (ABC, 2005-2006).
He then played secondary characters in the movies An American Crime (2007), Gardens of the Night (2008), and Never Back Down (2008). Peters reprised his role in the latter, a movie about mixed martial arts, in the 2011 sequel Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown.
Peters also played the part of Jack Daniels on the famous CW series One Tree Hill in 2008.
He also played Todd Haynes, the protagonist’s best friend, in the 2010 superhero comedy Kick-Ass. Peters did not play the same role in the movie’s 2013 sequel because of scheduling conflicts with his work on American Horror Story, Season 2.
EVAN PETERS BIO: AMERICAN HORROR STORY (AHS)
Peters rose to fame after playing adolescent psychopathic killer Tate Langdon in Season 1 of the FX series American Horror Story: Murder House in 2011.
In the show’s second season, Asylum, Peters portrayed Kit Walker, a man falsely accused of murdering his wife. For his performance, he was nominated for the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film.
Peters went on to star in the third (Coven), fourth (Freak Show), fifth (Hotel), sixth (Roanoke) and seventh (Cult) seasons of American Horror Story.
In Roanoke, Peters played three characters, and then played seven characters in Cult, including Andy Warhol, David Koresh, Charles Manson and Jesus.
In 2014, Peters played major roles in two films: the indie comedy Adult World, and X-Men: Days of Future Past, in which he played mutant Peter Maximoff/Quicksilver.
He reprised his role as Quicksilver in X-Men: Apocalypse in 2016 and will play him again in X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2018). He also starred in the 2015 drama Safelight, and had roles in the 2015 supernatural horror film The Lazarus Effect, and the 2016 comedy-drama Elvis & Nixon.
Peters also starred in the 2017 drama film The Pirates of Somalia (originally titled Dabka).
In 2018, Peters is slated to star in the crime drama American Animals, as well as the upcoming FX anthology drama series Pose alongside Kate Mara, James Van Der Beek and Tatiana Maslany.
EVAN PETERS INTERVIEW: DABKA
In 2017, Peters sat down with uInterview for an exclusive interview on his drama film The Pirates of Somalia (originally titled ‘Dabka). The film is based on the memoir of the same name by Canadian journalist Jay Bahadur, whom Peters portrays in the film. The film deals with Bahadur’s experiences living amongst pirates in Somalia during an upsurge of crime in 2008. Bahadur also participated in the interview. Peters worked with Somali refugees in the film.
“I loved the script, and I loved the story of the ambition of going into this a little blindly,” said Peters. “It’s sort of an insane thing to do in Somalia, it’s incredibly dangerous. [Writer-Director] Bryan [Buckley] really sold me on that when we first me and he told me about the beauty of the Somali culture: how sarcastic and funny they are, and how negatively they’re portrayed in Hollywood and in the media.”
Peters also called Melanie Griffith — who co-stars in the film with him as well as Al Pacino — a ‘MILF.’
“Melanie Griffith was amazing, too,” he said. “She played my mom and she’s a total MILF.”
The subject of Somali Pirates was also the main focus of the 2013 Oscar-nominated drama film Captain Phillips, which starred Tom Hanks and was based on a true story.
EVAN PETERS: GIRLFRIENDS, EMMA ROBERTS, QUOTES, NET WORTH
Peters is 5-foot-11 and weighs 165 pounds. In 2012, he started dating actress Emma Roberts after the pair met while collaborating on Adult World. Peters announced their engagement in March 2014.
Nevertheless, the couple split following an intense argument they had in a hotel room in Montreal, Canada, in July 2013. Roberts was arrested but was released shortly afterwards.
After taking substantial time off, reports surface in September 2016 that Peters and Roberts had taken up a relationship again.
Peters’ net worth is estimated at $3 million, according to published reports.
“I love Jennifer Lawrence. She’s a total fox. And such a good actress. It’s ridiculous.”
“American Horror’ in particular is a really crazy show. We have crazy crap happening to us on that show.”
On one American Horror Story character: “There’s something that’s sexy about a guy who has the strength to kill somebody, but is also vulnerable enough to be in love. It’s just those two sides – like, I don’t know why, but women for some reason aren’t attracted to normal guys, like, guys who are in between.”
“Jessica Lange is a sweetheart, the nicest lady in the world. She has a Poodle named Jack.”
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