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The Shannara Chronicles star Austin Butler is one of the promising actors in Hollywood who has starred in numerous movies and television shows. Some of his major television works are Zoey 101, Ruby & the Rockits, Life Unexpected, Switched at Birth, The Carrie Diaries, and The Shannara Chronicles among others. In films, he has starred in One Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Dead Don’t Die, Due, The Intruders, and Yoga Hosers among others.
Here are 10 things to know about The Shannara Chronicles Star Austin Butler.
1. He is California Native
Butler was born in Anaheim, California on 17 August 1991. He was born to his father, David Butler, and his aesthetician mother, Lori Anne Howell.
2. He Was Homeschooled
Austin Butler was already in the entertainment industry in his early 2010s. A representative from a background acting management company approached Butler when he was just 13. Thus, he had a tight schedule. He attended public school until the seventh grade. But he was homeschooled until the tenth grade due to his work management.
Butler later took the CHSPE to finish his formal high school education.
3. His Sister Also Appeared In A Sitcom
Butler has an older sister named Ashley who appeared alongside him on Nickelodeon live-action sitcom, Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide. She was a background actor in it.
4. He Landed His First Television In Main Role in 2008
He worked as an extra on several television series before landing his first regular job as a background actor on Nickelodeon’s Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide. He appeared as a background actor in the series for two seasons. He later guest-starred in numerous series before landing a main role in 2008. He was cast in the main role on the Nickelodeon series, Zoey 101. He played James Garrett, the love interest of Jamie Lynn Spears’s title character Zoey in the fourth season of the series.
5. He Made His Film Debut With Aliens in the Attic
After starring in several television series, Butler made his film debut in 2009. He played Jake Pearson in the 20th Century Fox’s family adventure film, Aliens in the Attic. His family in the film battles to save their vacation home and the world from an alien invasion.
6. He Made His Broadway Debut In 2018
Butler made his Broadway debut in The Iceman Cometh in 2018, where he played Don Parritt, the “lost boy”. He received appreciation for his work in the play. He had previously appeared in the play, Death of the Author in 2014. He played the role of Bradley, a pre-law student with a double major in political science and math, and is set to graduate from a wealthy university.
7. Besides Acting, He Has A Keen Interest in Music Too
Despite coming from non-entertainment family background, Butler grew up with deep interests in music and acting. Though he later became one of the established actors in Hollywood, he grew up with a keen interest in music. He enjoys creating and recording music. He was started playing guitar at the age of 13 and piano at 16. He also has a good collection of guitars.
8. He Loves To Keep Himself In Shape
One of Austin Butler’s hobbies is to keep himself in shape. To do so, he is active in outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, and basketball. While indoors, he regularly exercises in his personal home gym.
9. He Dated Actress Vanessa Hudgens For Eight Years
Butler dated actress Vanessa Hudgens for a long time. They started dating in 2011 and their relationship lasted for about eight years. They split in 2020.
Butler currently dates supermodel, Kaia Gerber.
10. He Will Play Elvis Presley
Butler is set to play one of the most important roles of his acting career. He was cast in the biographical film about Elvis Presley. Butler will play the lead role of Elvis Presley in the upcoming film titled Presley. Tom Hanks and Helen Thomson will also star in the film, directed by Baz Luhrmann.
Source: Gossip Gist