Actor: Kellan Lutz
Character: Emmett Cullen
Birthday: March 15, 1985
Birth Place: Dickinson, North Dakota
Official casting announcement:
Kellan Lutz was born in Dickinson, North Dakota (population: 16,010). He is one of the middle children in a family of seven: six brothers and one sister. Since his home city is also known as “the gateway to Roosevelt National Park”, it is no surprise that Kellan learned a love of the outdoors early on. Kellan hunted, hiked, camped, and learned to ski as a kid. This love of the outdoors grew over time into a sense of adventure that took him whitewater rafting, skydiving, parasailing, snowboarding and motor cross racing.
Kellan’s family moved to Arizona when he was 14. Kellan stayed in Arizona until he finished high school before his spirit of adventure took him away from the traditional path of college and into acting and modeling. He committed himself to this future taking acting and voice classes, learning different aspects of the craft. Kellan initially found success as a model for Abercrombie & Fitch. He was on the cover of their 2004 summer catalogue. He was also featured in a series of print ads for Levi’s Jeans.
His first foray into acting was a guest spot on the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. Kellan also appeared in single episodes of CSI: New York and Six Feet Under before landing a recurring guest spot on the ABC Family series Summerland. His momentum carried him into the cast of HBO’s The Comeback working opposite Lisa Kudrow. The exposure meant only good things for Kellan as it propelled him into the studio system.
While Kellan had worked on some independent films previously, his first ‘commercial’ role was in Stick It. A role in the college comedy Accepted quickly followed. He played both parts with a certain sense of boyish charm. But Kellan turned a corner, ditching the easy smile in favor of smoldering looks for the Hilary Duff video “With Love”.
This year, Kellan shot a feature role in the horror re-make of Prom Night, which showed in theaters earlier in 2008. Kellan also recently finished Deep Winter, a film where he got to show off his ski and snowboarding skills. Later this year Kellan will also appear in the HBO mini-series Generation Kill. And as we all know, he will appear as Emmett in the much anticipated adaptation of Twilight.
-Won the Arizona Youth Billiard Championship
-Speaks fluent Spanish
-Can speak a little Latin
-Traveled to the Dominican Republic for a semester during high school
-Kellan is a Pisces, a sign known as the ‘chameleons’ of the zodiac. They are typically easy going, affable, and looking for adventure
"Hugging Kellan Lutz is the closest you can get to hugging a vampire; he is made of granite."
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