Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Steven Strait (born March 23, 1986) is an American actor, fashion model, and rock singer.
Strait was born and raised in Greenwich Village, New York City, New York. He is of Dutch and Italian heritage. He attended Xavier High School and took classes at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. During his teen years, Strait modeled for several magazines, including: L'uomo Vogue, Spoon magazine, Details, Surface, Hollister Co., and Pop magazine, and worked with photographers Bruce Weber, Herb Ritts, and Ellen von Unwerth. Weber featured Strait in his 2001 book, All-American: Short Stories.

Strait began taking acting lessons at the age of eleven. In the sixth grade, he began to take performing classes at the Village Community School. Although forced into it at first, he found a passion for acting after he performed live for the first time. He has worked at both the Stella Adler Acting Studio and the Black Nexxus Acting Studio in New York City.

In 2004, he moved to California to pursue a career in acting. After his first audition, he received an acting job, and in 2005, he debuted in his first movie, Sky High, where he played a teenage superhero named Warren Peace. He covered The Fixx song "One Thing Leads to Another" for the film's soundtrack.

His next movie appearance was in Undiscovered, a movie about young actors in the entertainment industry who want to become stars. In 2006 he starred as Caleb Danvers in The Covenant, a horror/thriller film which opened on September 8, 2006. Strait appeared opposite Camilla Belle in 10,000 BC, a film about prehistoric Earth, released in March 2008. He plays a young mammoth hunter D'Leh, as he travels through unknown lands on a quest to rescue his people from slavery.

Strait appeared in the 2008 movie Stop-Loss as Michael Colson. In 2009, he appeared in the role of Tony, the son of Andy Garcia's character, in the movie City Island.

In November 2010, he appeared as a guest star on NBC's TV show Chase, where he played "Jackson Cooper", a fugitive with a dark past who manipulates his teenage girlfriend with promises of freedom from her father and a life filled with romance and adventure.

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