American actor, model, and producer Sean Faris is best known for his three-episode part in the hit TV show “The Vampire Diaries” and his action-packed performance in “Never Back Down.” He was raised in a modest home in Houston, Texas, by working-class parents for the first 12 years of his life before moving to Ohio.
He enrolled in Cleveland, Ohio’s “Barbizon Modeling and Acting Center,” where he enjoyed some success as a young model. He traveled to Los Angeles shortly after receiving his diploma from “Padua Franciscan High School” because he wanted to pursue an acting career. Soon after, Faris landed a small but crucial part in “Pearl Harbor,” which opened the door to a lucrative TV and film career.
His performances in the films Sleepover, Yours, Mine, and Ours, Life as We Know It, Reunion, The Lost Valentine, Pretty Little Liars, and Pawn have made him well known. He won an MTV Movie Award in 2008 for his depiction of “Jake Tyler” in the movie “Never Back Down.” In 2007, he also received a “Young Hollywood Award.” Faris later started working as a producer and has since completed a number of projects. He is wed to Cherie Jimenez, another actor.
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Who is Sean Faris?
Sean Faris was born to Katherine Irene Ann (Miller) and Warren Stephen Faris on March 25, 1982, in Houston, Texas. He is of English, German, Scottish, and Irish ancestry and comes from a working-class background.
When he was 12 years old, he went to Ohio and enrolled at Cleveland, Ohio’s “Barbizon Modeling and Acting Center.”
The International Model and Talent Association honored Faris as the “Junior Male Model of the Year” in 1999.
He attended the college-preparatory “Padua Franciscan High School,” where he graduated in 2000 with honors. He relocated to Los Angeles, California, to pursue an acting career before the post-graduation celebrations had even ended.
Sean Faris’s Career
After graduating from high school, Faris transitioned from modeling as a teenager to acting. In 2001, he received his first break when he was cast in a supporting role in the Ben Affleck film “Pearl Harbor.” His early Hollywood success gave him confidence in his decision to change careers. However, he swiftly wasted his money and stopped working for the following six to seven months.
His early acting credits include supporting roles in films like Twisted (2001) and The Brotherhood II: Young Warlocks (2001), cameos on TV shows like Smallville and Boston Public, and a part in MTV’s fourth season of “Undressed” (2001).
He was given the lead character, “Dino Whitman,” in the teen drama “Life as We Know It,” after three years of waiting (2004–2005). Unfortunately, the Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah-produced ABC sitcom had a brief run and was canceled after 13 episodes.
Alongside Alexa Vega, he appeared in the 2004 teen comedy “Sleepover.” Although it did win Faris and the ensemble a nomination for a “Young Artist Award” for “Best Performance in a Feature Film Young Ensemble Cast,” the movie, which was directed by Joe Nussbaum, garnered generally unfavorable reviews.
In the American drama series “Reunion” on “Fox,” Faris portrayed his subsequent leading role (2005). However, this was also only removed from the air after nine episodes due to poor ratings.
For his part in the family comedy “Yours, Mine & Ours,” he received widespread acclaim in 2005. It was a remake of the popular 1968 film of the same name and was directed by Raja Gosnell. It was about an 18-person household. With the publication of “Forever Strong,” “Never Back Down,” and “Brooklyn to Manhattan” in quick succession in 2008, he made a major return.
The martial arts film “Never Back Down” was one of Faris’s biggest hits, grossing $41,627,431 over the course of 84 days in North America. Faris won the “MTV Movie Award” for “Best Fight” in the movie, which director Jeff Wadlow produced on a shoestring budget of $20 million.
Faris had a hectic year in 2008 as a result of his decision to take on the twin roles of producer and performer in the film “Manifest Destiny.” In order to promote awareness for prostate and testicular cancer, he also made an appearance in the centerfold poster of the June 2008 issue of Cosmopolitan UK while fully clothed.
Faris was cast in a three-episode arc as a bartending vampire “with a secret” on the popular series “The Vampire Diaries” in 2010. He also made an appearance on the cover of the January/February issue of Men’s Health, which turned out to be the publication’s best-selling issue of the year.
He started working on “Hallmark TV” movies in 2011 when he starred in “The Lost Valentine” with Jennifer Love Hewitt and Betty White. In subsequent “Hallmark TV” movies like “Christmas with Holly” (2012), “An Uncommon Grace” (2017), and “A Veteran’s Christmas,” he made another appearance (2018).
In 2011, he briefly entered the realm of video games by lending his voice to the role of “Jack Rourke” in “Need for Speed: The Run.” In 2013, he appeared in the crime drama “Pawn,” which also starred “Academy Award” winner Forest Whitaker. In the same year, he made a guest appearance in the teen drama-mystery-thriller “Pretty Little Liars” as Pennsylvania State Police Officer Gabriel Holbrook.
The popular TV show “Supernatural: Bloodlines,” a spin-off, was first announced to include Faris as one of its leads in 2014. Unfortunately, it was also added to the list of Faris’s canceled or canceled projects and the network never renewed it for the 2014–2015 season.
In addition to filming “Barefoot Warriors” by Kavi Raz, the actor is currently working on director Bo Brinkman’s “The Bay House.” In 2008, Faris make an attempt at a career in production. “Manifest Destiny,” “Freerunner,” “The Truth in Being Right,” “Lost for Words,” and “Adulterers” are a few of his productions (2015).
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Sean Faris’s Personal Life
Cherie Jimenez, an actor, is Faris’ wife (born Cherie Alexandra Daly). The pair announced their impending nuptials on social media on September 5, 2017, after becoming engaged in 2016. On their own “Instagram” profiles, they uploaded pictures from the ceremony.
Awards And Achievements
In 2008, Cam Gigandet and Faris co-starred in the film “Never Back Down,” which won the “MTV Movie Award” for “Best Fight.” He reportedly underwent three weeks of demanding training with mixed martial artists, injured his thumb while filming, and tore the L3 spinous transverse process in his lower back.
He was given the “Young Hollywood Award” for being “The One to Watch” in 2007. He and the rest of the cast were nominated for the “Young Artist Award” in 2005 for “Best Performance in a Feature Film Young Ensemble Cast” for their work on the movie “Sleepover.”
Sean Faris’s Net Worth
Faris’ net worth, which he acquired through his lucrative acting career, has been reported by reliable sources to be as high as $500,000. Faris is a young, well-known actor who has also worked as a producer and model, both of which have increased his riches.