Blake Jenner

Name: Blake Jenner ( Blake Alexander Jenner )
Born: August 27, 1992
Age: 28 years old
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Occupation: American actor
Tags: singer, actor
Relationship Status: not married
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  • Net worth: $1 500 000
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    Blake Jenner: biography

    Blake Alexander Jenner is an American actor and singer who gained recognition mostly after his appearance as Ryder Lynn on the musical series Glee. Besides, he starred in various movies, including Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) and Billy Boy (2017). By the way, the second movie was also written by Blake.

    Childhood and youth

    Blake Jenner was born in Florida in 1992. His parents are Mitzy, and Richard Vernon Jenner and their union gave Blake German, German, French-Canadian, and Cuban descent. Jenner is not the only child; he has three elder brothers.

    Blake Jenner
    Blake Jenner

    When Blake was a kid, Jim Carrey and Michael Jackson became his primary inspiration sources. Attending Felix Varela High School, the young actor became a part of drama society and also played football. At the age of nine, Blake started playing drums and writing stories. Especially, Jenner liked comedy and improve, and in 2008, he joined Impromedy, an improve group in Miami.

    Career

    In this part, we will tell you about Jenner as singer and actor both. So, after graduation, Blake moved to Los Angeles. There he had a lot of jobs, including waiter and parrot salesman, while attending auditions for various acting roles. During that time, Jenner also had improv classes at The Groundlings, and two years later he was at the show with this group. In 2011, the young actor had a role in Wurlitzer, The Truth In Being Right, and the horror film Cousin Sarah. Also that year, Blake appeared on Melissa & Joey as Miller Collins.

    In 2012, Jenner appeared at The Glee Project, a reality show and contest: the winner gets a role for seven episodes of the musical series Glee. Eventually, Blake won, and that was mostly thankfully for his talent for singing. His Glee character was Ryder Lynn, and after his appearance, the actor received Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Star and his contract with Glee was extended. Among other actors who were cast of Glee, there are Dianna Agron, Cory Monteith, etc.

    In 2015, Jenner played the role of Adam Foster in the series Supergirl together with his then-wife Melissa Benoist. Next year, the actor appeared as Jake Bradford in the comedy Everybody Wants Some!! with Zoey Deutch and as Darian Franklin in The Edge of Seventeen.

    Blake Jenner
    Blake Jenner

    At the Sundance Film Festival in 2017, there was a premiere of The Vanishing of Sidney Hall, where Jenner played Brett Newport. Next year, at the same festival, film American Animals premiered, and Blake had the role of Chas Allen there.

    In 2018, Jenner played Christian de Neuvillette in Cyrano at the Norma Terris Theatre in Connecticut. This year, in 2019, he played this role again in an Off-Broadway play. Also in 2019, the Netflix series What/If started airing, and Blake plays the leading role of Sean Donovan together with Jane Levy who portrays his wife.

    For 2019, Jenner has a net worth of $1.5 million.

    Blake Jenner
    Blake Jenner

    Personal life

    In 2013, Jenner got engaged to Melissa Benoist who used to be his Glee co-star. In 2015, their wedding took place, and lovers were dancing as they did earlier on Glee, but this time it was off-stage. However, Melissa once commented that the couple had been married longer, supposedly since 2013. Blake’s wife filed for divorce in 2016, and next year the spouses were not together anymore. If we judge from their Instagram pages, both Blake and Melissa got over their break-up, and now they are enjoying life.

    Blake Jenner with his wife Melissa Benoist
    Blake Jenner with his wife Melissa Benoist

    Filmography

    2011 – Cousin Sarah

    2011 – Melissa & Joey

    2012–2015 – Glee

    2014 – Love at First Site

    2016 – Everybody Wants Some!!

    2017 – The Vanishing of Sidney Hall

    2018 – American Animals

    2019 – What/If

    Discography

    2012 – Glee: The Music Presents Glease

    2012 – Glee: The Music, Season 4, Volume 1

    2013 – Glee Sings the Beatles

    Awards and nominations

    Jenner won two awards:

    • Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Breakout Star in Glee (2013)

    • San Diego Film Festival Award as Rising Star (2017).

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