Evan Peters Bio: In His Own Words — Video Exclusive, News, Photos
Evan Thomas Peters is an American actor best know for playing 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: 30) was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Phil and Julie Peters and raised in the suburb of Ballwin. His father is a vice president of administration for the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. He has a brother, Andrew, and a paternal half-sister, Michelle.
Raised Roman Catholic, Peters attended a Catholic elementary school. In 2001, Peters moved with his family to Grand Blanc, Michigan, where he pursued modeling and took local acting classes. He then moved to Los Angeles at age 15 to pursue acting full-time.
Peters made his acting debut in the 2004 drama film 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/thriller series Invasion (ABC, 2005-2006).
He then had secondary roles in the films 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 recurring role of Jack Daniels on the CW teen-drama series One Tree Hill in 2008.
He also played Todd Haynes, the protagonist’s best friend, in the 2010 superhero comedy film Kick-Ass.
EVAN PETERS BIO: AMERICAN HORROR STORY (AHS)
Peters rose to fame after playing teenage sociopathic murderer Tate Langdon in the first season of the FX series American Horror Story: Murder House in 2011.
In the second season, Asylum, Peters portrayed Kit Walker, a man wrongly accused of murdering his wife. This performance earned him a nomination 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 starred 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 2014 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.”
EVAN PETERS: GIRLFRIENDS, EMMA ROBERTS, QUOTES, NET WORTH
Peters is 5-foot-11 and weighs 165 pounds. He began dating actress Emma Roberts in 2012 after the pair met while working together on Adult World. Peters announced their engagement in March 2013.
Nevertheless, the couple split following an intense argument they had in a hotel room in Montreal, Canada, in July 2013.
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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