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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 25 March 1982Houston, Texas, USA
Birth NameSean Hardy Faris
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

A Texas native, Faris moved to Ohio at age 12 and has been honing his craft in Los Angeles since moving four years upon his high school graduation. He received an MTV Movie Award for his lead role in Summit Entertainment's hit Never Back Down, and starred as Betty White's grandson and Jennifer Love Hewitt's love interest in the CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame telefilm The Lost Valentine. In addition to his central role in the rugby-inspired feature Forever Strong, he appeared as Dennis Quaid's eldest son in Paramount's hit remake of the classic Yours, Mine & Ours and previously starred as the hunky object of affection in MGM's comedy romp Sleepover. Next on the horizon is the crime thriller Pawn in which he stars opposite Academy Award-winner Forest Whitaker, and the coveted title role in The Story of Bonnie & Clyde. In direct contrast, Faris starred as the lead in FOX's acclaimed drama series Reunion which followed six close friends from their high school graduation to their 20th reunion. He previously led the cast of ABC's dramatic series Life As We Know It. Based upon British author Melvin Burgess' controversial novel Doing It, the acclaimed show chronicled the sexual antics of a group of high school friends in Seattle. For his role as sensitive jock Dino Whitman, he was heralded as a breakout talent by the likes of Daily Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and USA Today. A more recent foray into television included a multi-episode arc on The CW's top-rated Vampire Diaries. No stranger to television, Faris has also guest-starred on such shows as Smallville, One Tree Hill, and Boston Public. His big screen debut featured him alongside the likes of Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett in Michael Bay's epic Pearl Harbor.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Pinnacle Public Relations

Trivia (34)

Attended Padua Franciscan High School in Parma, Ohio. He graduated with honors in 2000 and moved to Los Angeles, California, to pursue an acting career a few weeks later.
Mastered the training of hockey for the TV show Life As We Know It (2004).
#38 of magazine Elle Girl's 50 Sexiest Guys.
Wanted to be an actor when he was 17.
Born in Houston, Texas; moved to Cleveland, Ohio, at age 12 with his mother.
Attended the 7th Annual Young Hollywood Awards with Eva Longoria from Desperate Housewives (2004).
He was a high-school jock - he played soccer, basketball, and baseball. Also a diver for the swim team.
His father and most of his family members live back in Houston while his mom still lives in Cleveland.
Family is his #1 priority.
Nominated for the Young Actors Award at the 7th Annual Young Hollywood Awards along with Mika Boorem, Eileen April Boylan, Kallie Flynn Childress, Scout Taylor-Compton, Brie Larson, Hunter Parrish, Sara Paxton, Evan Peters, Katija Pevec, Ryan Slattery, and Douglas Smith.
He is the son of Warren Stephen Faris and Katherine Irene Ann (Miller). He has English, Irish, Scottish, and German ancestry.
Ran 6 miles, twice a day to get in rugby shape for Forever Strong (2008).
Auditioned for a role in The Jane Austen Book Club (2007), didn't make the cut.
Trained at Florida for Never Back Down (2008).
Before acting, he had in mind enlisting into the United States Air Force. Sadly in the end, he didn't make it due to poor eyesight.
Gained 15 lbs. of muscle during training for Never Back Down (2008).
Trained 7 hours a day, 6 days a week for Never Back Down (2008).
Competes in 1 meter and 3 meter diving.
Produced his first film The Glass Eye (2010) with his current manager, Dino May.
Resides in Los Angeles, California.
Attended the 10th Young Hollywood Awards as a presenter.
Not related to actress Anna Faris.
Has one brother and one half-sister.
At Vancouver, finishing Reunion. [January 2006]
Training for new movie, Never Back Down (2008). [June 2007]
Focusing on new show, Reunion. [September 2005]
Finally working on film The Glass Eye (2010) with his manager when the writer's strike ended. [March 2008]
Filming Never Back Down (2008) at Orlando, Florida. [August 2007]
At Utah, starring in new movie, Forever Strong (2008), as a rugby player named Rick. [July 2006]
Finished filming his role in future movie Forever Strong (2008). [October 2006]
New York for future projects. [January 2007]
Filming at Ireland for an unknown movie, went back to the United States at New York City for the Forever Strong (2008) screening on the 16th, and then went back to continue filming at Ireland. [September 2008]
Filming new TV show, Reunion (2005), and new movie, Yours, Mine & Ours (2005). [July 2005]
Became a certified PADI scuba diver while in Kauai, HI in January 2014.

Personal Quotes (13)

"High school is high school, but it's not until you get out of high school that you realize that it's just a stepping stone in life. Nothing is easy about high school. I didn't know where I fit. There are so many cliques of people who are popular and who are not. You get too caught up trying to figure out where you fit in the whole scheme of things, but really, it truly doesn't matter. All that matters is that you have your friends who are your friends -- period." Interview with Tim Lammers, July 2004.
I hate junk food. It depresses me.
For two weeks, I had the entire neighborhood believing I was Tom Cruise's son - until my step-sister spilled the beans on me.
Once I got into modeling, I realized how much I really hated the industry... A lot of people that model tend to think they're God's gift, but I was like 'Great, you can model, but what have you done to accomplish anything in your life?' I wanted a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day.
I hate the polo collar.
Because I didn't go to college, and because I spent my college time out in LA, it gives me a huge advantage over anyone who went to college... By the time they get out of school, I've already had four years of real world experience. I just feel like I have a major edge over them.
I don't want a girl who's high-maintenance and wants to go shopping... I like a girl who doesn't wear make-up and is naturally beautiful.
I hope people remember me for the kind of person that I am, not because of what I do.
[on being pretty faced] It's like, thanks for the good genes, Mom and Dad. I wanted to work.
I got a role in Pearl Harbor (2001) within a week of getting to L.A. My head swelled. I spent all my money in two months and then didn't work for another six. Luckily, Grandma hooked a brother up.
[favorite designer to wear on the red carpet] On the red carpet, Armani. I love Armani. I actually just went to his fashion show in Milan.
[about his personal style] Comfort. If it's comfortable and it looks decent, I'll wear it. There's no in-between for me. Either I want to be rocking in an Armani suit, or I want to be in jeans and a T-shirt. I wouldn't want to be in khakis and a button-down. That's just not me.
[on Mixed Martial Arts as depicted in Never Back Down (2008)] I actually get a little upset when people say that it's not a sport. It's the evolution of karate, kung fu, ju jitsu, judo, muay-thai - all these sports in their singular form, coming together. Most of these are Olympic sports.

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