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Kellan Christopher Lutz
(1985-03-15) March 15, 1985
Dickinson, North Dakota, U.S.
Brittany Gonzales ( m. 2017)
Kellan Christopher Lutz (born March 15, 1985) is an American actor and model. He made his film debut in Stick It (2006), and is best known for playing Emmett Cullen in The Twilight Saga film series (2008–2012). He has since played Poseidon in the 2011 film Immortals, voiced the title character in the 2013 animated film Tarzan, played John Smilee in The Expendables 3 (2014), and Hercules in The Legend of Hercules (2014).
Kellan Christopher Lutz was born on March 15, 1985, in Dickinson, North Dakota, the son of Karla (née Theesfeld) (b. 1960) and Bradley Lutz (b. 1960). He has one sister, Brittany, and six brothers, Brandon, Tanner, David, Daniel, Brad, and Chris. Lutz grew up in the Midwest and in Arizona, and graduated from Horizon High School in Scottsdale, Arizona, before deciding to pursue an acting career. He attended Chapman University to pursue a degree in chemical engineering.
Lutz had recurring roles on Model Citizens (2004) and The Comeback (2005), and smaller roles in episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful, CSI: NY, Summerland, Six Feet Under, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Heroes. He was also in the films Stick It (2006), Accepted (2006), and Prom Night (2008). Additionally, Lutz has performed on the California stage and was the host of Bravo's Blow Out. He also appeared in the 2006 commercial for Hilary Duff's fragrance With Love... Hilary Duff, and in the 2007 music video for her single, "With Love". In 2008, he appeared in another music video, Hinder's "Without You". In the same year, Lutz also appeared in the miniseries Generation Kill, based on the book by Evan Wright, and had a starring role in the film Deep Winter.
Lutz's big break came when he played Emmett Cullen in the film adaptations of the Twilight (2008) saga by Stephenie Meyer. He reprised his role for all four follow-up films, beginning with The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009). He also appeared as George Evans in the 90210 spinoff (2009) on The CW. Lutz also appeared the 2010 remake A Nightmare on Elm Street as Dean, "a well-liked, well-off high school jock", in April 2010. He reprised his role as Emmett Cullen in the third installment of the Twilight saga, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010), and then appeared as the feisty Poseidon, God of the Sea in Immortals (2011). Lutz reunited with his Twilight co-star and close friend, Ashley Greene, in the film A Warrior's Heart (2011). He was considered for the lead role in Conan the Barbarian (2011), but eventually lost out to Jason Momoa. He also reunited with his Immortals co-star Mickey Rourke in the action film Java Heat (2013), which was shot in Indonesia. In 2012, Lutz was one of the candidates for the male lead in the film Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, a role that ultimately went to Jeremy Renner. Lutz starred in the epic The Legend of Hercules (2014), but the film was a critical and commercial failure.
In 2012, Lutz made a special guest appearance on the TV show 30 Rock, playing a version of himself who is related to the character J.D. Lutz, played by actor John Lutz. In 2011 and 2012, he again portrayed Emmett Cullen, in the fourth and fifth Twilight installments, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and Part 2 (2012).
In 2015, it was announced that Lutz will star in the thriller film Money with Jamie Bamber, Jesse Williams, and Jess Weixler directed by Martin Rosete and produced by Atit Shah. The film was released on 2016.
Lutz's primary charity is "Saving Innocence" which works to rescue and rehabilitate child victims of sex trafficking in the United States. He was GQ's Gentleman of the Year for his work with this organization, and has been the organization's public ambassador since 2011. Lutz dedicates his birthday each year to financially benefit Saving Innocence, and runs campaigns for them on a regular basis.
Lutz supports the animal charity PETA and stars in a video supporting the adoption of animals instead of buying them. He is also a supporter of West African primate conservation charity Ape Action Africa, and used the Dublin premiere of the film Tarzan to raise funds for the charity's work to save endangered gorillas and chimpanzees. Lutz endorsed the documentary film The Paw Project, which focuses on the declawing of exotic and domesticated cats in America.
In 2013, he co-founded Foresight Creative Group, a product development company specifically focuses on his patents and inventions. The company, which is partnered in with various charities which he promotes on his social media outlets, released a sleep mask and a dice game named after Lutz.
Lutz enjoys numerous outdoors and fitness activities, and prefers to perform his own stunts when making films. Although Lutz enjoys watching crime movies, he prefers to star in action films. He is a Christian.
In October 2017, Lutz revealed that he was engaged to TV host and model Brittany Gonzales. On November 23, 2017, Lutz and Gonzales announced that they had married. On November 28, 2019, Lutz announced on his Instagram account that he and Gonzales were expecting a baby girl in 2020. On February 6, Brittany announced the unexpected loss of their baby.
|2006||Stick It||Frank||Film debut|
|2007||Ghosts of Goldfield||Chad|
|2008||Prom Night||Rick Leland|
|2008||Deep Winter||Mark Rider|
|2009||After Dusk They Come||Jake|
|2009||The Twilight Saga: New Moon||Emmett Cullen|
|2010||A Nightmare on Elm Street||Dean Russell|
|2010||The Twilight Saga: Eclipse||Emmett Cullen|
|2011||A Warrior's Heart||Conor Sullivan|
|2011||Love, Wedding, Marriage||Charlie|
|2011||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1||Emmett Cullen|
|2012||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2||Emmett Cullen|
|2013||Java Heat||Jake Travers|
|2014||The Legend of Hercules||Hercules|
|2014||The Expendables 3||John Smilee|
|2016||Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child||Sy Lombrok|
|2018||Guardians of the Tomb||Ridley|
|2018||Speed Kills||Robbie Reemer|
|2019||What Men Want||Captain Fucktastic|
|2004||The Bold and the Beautiful||Rob||Episode #1.4409|
|2005||CSI: NY||Alex Hopper||Episode: "Tri-Borough"|
|2005, 2014||The Comeback||Chris MacNess||14 episodes|
|2005||Six Feet Under||Critter||Episode: "Hold My Hand"|
|2007||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Chris Mullins||Episode: "Empty Eyes"|
|2007||Heroes||Andy||Episode: "Five Years Gone"|
|2008||Generation Kill||Cpl. Jason Lilley||Miniseries|
|2008–09||90210||George Evans||6 episodes|
|2012||30 Rock||Himself||Episode: "Unwindulax"|
|2020||FBI: Most Wanted||Main|
|2009||Valley Peaks||Kyle McBride||2 episodes|
|2007||"With Love"||Hilary Duff|
|2012||"Put Your Hands Up"||Matchbox 20|
Awards and nominations
|2010||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie: Scene Stealer Male||The Twilight Saga: New Moon||Won|
|2011||Choice Movie: Male Scene Stealer||The Twilight Saga: Eclipse||Won|
|2012||Choice Movie Scene Stealer: Male||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1||Won|
|2013||Choice Movie Scene Stealer||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2||Won|
|2014||Choice Movie Actor: Action||The Legend of Hercules||Nominated|
|Young Hollywood Awards||Super Superhero||Won|
|2015||Golden Raspberry Awards||Worst Actor||The Legend of Hercules||Nominated|
|Worst Screen Combo||Nominated|
|2016||Northeast Film Festival||Best Actor in a Feature Film||Money||Nominated|
|Orlando Film Festival||Best Ensemble Cast||Nominated|
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