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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 29 January 1979Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameAndrew Keegan Heying
Nickname Keegan
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Andrew Keegan was born in Shadow Hills, California. He was first recognized for his gregarious performance of teen rebel "Zack Dell in the cult-classic film Camp Nowhere (1994). Barely in high school, Roland Emmerich cast Keegan in the blockbuster Independence Day (1996). After an immediate rise in popularity, the charismatic actor guest-starred on many hit shows before being cast on the TV drama Party of Five (1994). That same year, he landed another recurring role on 7th Heaven (1996), the WB's longest-running hit series, on which he played a single teenaged father in love with Jessica Biel's character Mary. Keegan showed his range from comedy to drama in two modern-day Shakespearean film adaptations. His hilarious performance as the antagonist of Heath Ledger in the comedy 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) was balanced by a solid dramatic performance as Mekhi Phifer's best friend in O (1995), which was directed by Tim Blake Nelson.

A bold choice in his career, Keegan accepted the lead role in Greg Berlanti's critically acclaimed The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000), which showed a more vulnerable side of his acting range as the newbie. The film won best picture that year at the GLAAD Awards. Expanding his range in 2009, Keegan made his theatrical stage debut in the provocative award winning play "He Asked For It." Keegan stepped on stage as Rigby, a character tackling the emotional issues of being HIV-positive in modern-day society. In 2010, Keegan jumped into the cockpit as Strayger, a drug-smuggling pilot in the high-octane action film Kill Speed (2010). Innovative camera technology allowed the adrenaline-driven actor to give his performance while doing aeronautical stunts in mid-flight.

Alongside William Sadler and John Heard, Keegan took on a darker role as a sadistic and sociopathic vampire named Blake in the film Living Among Us (2015), which is scheduled for release in early 2015.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (8)

Brother of actor Casey Keegan.
Was engaged to singer LeAnn Rimes in 2001 but split after a few months
Andrew's father is from Nebraska, and is of half German and half Czech descent. Andrew's mother is from Colombia, and Andrew speaks Spanish fluently.
Celebrity Judge for UCLA Spring Sing 2005
Says his favorite Shakesperean character is the loyal, honorable Cassio from Othello. In 2001, he played that character in the modern day remake of Othello O (2001). He called it "a sheer pleasure".
Has starred with Julia Stiles in both 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) and O (2001). Both films are modern day adaptations of plays by William Shakespeare, 10 Things I Hate About You being an update of The Taming of the Shrew, while O is a version of Othello.
In 2005 he won the Trestles Boost Mobile and Malibu Rip Curl celebrity surf competitions, against the likes of Kelly Slater and donated the winnings to Life Rolls On.
Is good friends with Liam Stone.

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