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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 23 September 1975Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Birth NameKevin Ian Pardue
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kip Pardue was born in Atlanta, Georgia on September 23, 1975. He grew up playing football and baseball and graduated from Dunwoody High School, located in Atlanta, Georgia in 1994. The next year he was recruited to play football by Yale University. He graduated in 1998 with a degree in Economics. Kip headed west afterwards and enjoyed a successful career as a model for Abercrombie & Fitch and Polo. Soon after he next turned to acting and landed TV roles on 7th Heaven (1996) and was cast as Josh Ford on the WB Hit Popular (1999) before the role was later re-cast.

After making his film debut in the racy independent flick But I'm a Cheerleader (1999) and later Whatever It Takes (2000), Kip got his big break with his role in Remember the Titans (2000) with Denzel Washington. He then starred as Sylvester Stallone's Indy racing protégé in Driven (2001). Soon afterwards, Kip was named by Armani Exchange as one of the "Top 10 Upcoming Actors" and Variety claimed he was one of the "10 to Watch" for this year. With several new movies due out later, including The Rules of Attraction (2002), based on the Bret Easton Ellis novel, you can be sure his face won't be disappearing from the screen.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Breighton Lee; bonbon_03@hotmail.com

Trivia (7)

Played Josh Ford in the pilot for Popular (1999) but the role was later re-cast with Bryce Johnson.
Graduate of Yale University, where he played football.
Grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Attended Dunwoody High School in Atlanta.
Was discovered by Molly Ringwald's publicist.
Has modeled clothing for top fashion names such as Armani, Polo, and Abercrombie & Fitch.
Hasn't seen his father since his parents divorced when he was 11.
'Kip' comes from the first letters of his full name: Kevin Ian Pardue.

Personal Quotes (2)

I feel like I'm just doing a job. It's amazing to think that you affect other peoples' lives on such a grand scale. I'm so thankful for that, and I'm so lucky. It's hard to stop and think that people are interested in me.
[on growing up in a single-parent household]: "No one ever taught me how to shave; no one ever sat down to watch a Braves game with me. I paid for Yale myself, I lived by myself, I taught myself how to play the guitar. I did this all on my own."

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