Perhaps inspired by his strong religious background, Luke Grimes is one of the few movie stars that is almost non-controversial. The very attractive American actor has managed not to throw himself into career-damaging problems and has even maintained a stable love life. Some of the actor’s most notable appearances have been in Sniper America and the whole of Fifty Shades film franchises.
There are more than a handful of facts not known about the Hollywood hunk’s life and career. Read on to find out how this pastor’s son grew into an on-screen sensation.
Luke Grimes Bio (Age)
After three children Angie Barker and her husband Rev. Randy Grimes welcomed Luke as their fourth and last child on January 21, 1984. His name at birth was Luke Timothy Grimes. He is American by nationality but a search for his ethnicity took us through an interesting mix of English, Scots Irish, German, Scots, Welsh and Swiss German.
Born in Dayton, Ohio, it comes as no surprise that he is a Dayton Christian High School alumnus. He finished his high school education in 2002. Apparently, at that time in his life, Luke Grimes was clear about the career path he wanted to pursue. After moving to New York City, he enrolled in acting classes at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
His acting career
All Boys Love Mandy Lane became a pacesetter for bigger roles for Grimes, who made his official acting debut in 2006. The next year he starred in War Eagles, Arkansas and in 2008 he played Marlon Piazza in Assassination of a High School President.
Also notable in his film cache is the 2010 TV movie, Forbidden Land , where he starred alongside Haley Bennett and Mary Steenburgen. Although the pilot aired on August 23, 2012, the film was canceled as a made-for-TV movie. That same year, Luke Grimes picked up a role in box office Darling, Taken 2
Grimes had a brief role in American Sniper (2014) when his character (a Navy SEAL) was killed while on patrol to keep the peace. One of his highly acclaimed works to date is the film Fifty Shades of Gray (2015) and its notable sequels – Fifty Shades Darker (2017) and Fifty Shades Liberated (2018).
Between the Fifty Shades film series, Luke Grimes has played roles in Keeping Free (2015), Forever After (2015), The Magnificent Seven (2016), Shangri-La Suite (2016) and El Camino Christmas (2017).
The actor is not just limited to films but has also extended his talent to television shows like Brothers Sisters where his character (Ryan Lafferty) gradually transitioned from a guest role to a regular role. In 2013, he gave life to the character of James True Blood where he appeared in six episodes in the sixth season. He joined the cast of Yellowstone in 2018 as Kayce Dutton.
Luke Grimes’ wife/girlfriend and parents
As previously mentioned, Luke Grimes is a member of aChristian Home. His father is Randy Grimes, a pastor, while his mother, named Angie Barker, has no known profession. Angie and Randy have four children together. Apart from the fact that Luke is the youngest among them, almost nothing is known about them, not even their names.
Despite his good looks, which might indicate he’s done it, Luke Grimes hasn’t made the headlines for his love interests like most of his peers on many romantic escapades. While he is yet to commit to anyone in marriage, Grimes is currently in a blissful relationship with 90210 actress, Gillian Zinser.
Their love story began in November 2011 and it was from one happy moment to another. For now, they’re still enjoying the perks of being a single couple and they seem to be doing a good job at it. Watch this room for all the action as the wedding bells ring for the beautiful couple.
One of the perks of having a great physique as an entertainer is that you get plenty of much-needed attention. Luke Grimes, at 6 feet tall, might not be the giant in Hollywood, but he does stand out, coupled with the fact that his abs are in check. He has brown hair and eyes the same color to emphasize his great looks.