Name:
Steven Strait
Birth Date:
March 23, 1986
Birth Place:
New York, New York, USA
Height:
6' 2''
Nationality:
American
Profession:
Actor, Model, Musician
Education:
Public School Number Three
BIOGRAPHY
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Covenant Hunk

Background:

Making his television debut in an episode of the popular television drama “Third Watch” in 2001, Steven Strait landed on the big screen as the quintessential rebel Warren Peace in Walt Disney's family-oriented comedy Sky High in 2005. He followed it up with a role in Undiscovered (2005; with Ashlee Simpson and Pell James) and recently can be seen starring in the newly-released horror/thriller The Covenant (2006). Strait is currently filming his upcoming project, 10,000 B.C., and is in talks to appear in Priest.

The 6' 2'' tall classical handsome star is also a fashion model and singer. He has modeled for Harlequin and Hollister, and is the lyricist and lead singer of the band Tribe.


Sports Freak

Childhood and Family:

In Greenwich Village, New York City, Steven Strait was born on March 23, 1986. He attended Public School Number Three and Xavier High School in Manhattan, New York City, where he graduated in 2004. He also studied acting at Stella Adler Acting Studio and Black Nexus Acting Studio.

Strait enjoys playing basketball and has played on leagues as a child. The son of a mother who was a third-degree black belt and an East-Coast Karate champion, Strait is also good in boxing and karate.


Multi-Talented Strait

Career:

Before entering the showbiz, Steven Strait’s first job was replacing the weights people used in the neighborhood gym he used to work out at. Also in a gym, he was discovered by John Babin of Boss Models agency. Since then, the classically handsome teen has modeled for L'Uomo Vogue, Spoon Magazine, Details, Surface, and Pop Magazine, and worked with such top photographers as Bruce Weber (he featured Strait in his 2001 book, “All-American: Short Stories”), Herb Ritts, and Ellen von Unwerth while pursuing theatre roles. He made his stage debut in a Village Community School musical and first appeared on television as a guest on a February 2001 episode of NBC’s drama "Third Watch."

After honing his acting skills at the famed Stella Adler Acting Studio and the Black Nexus Acting Studio, Strait moved to Southern California to pursue film work. There, he went to an audition for Walt Disney's family-oriented comedy film Sky High (2005) and won the supporting role of antagonist Warren Peace, the quintessential rebel and the archenemy of Michael Angarano's Will Stronghold. In director Mike Mitchell’s box office hit, set in a world where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, Strait shared the screen with Kurt Russell and Kelly Preston. He also covered The Fixx song "One Thing Leads to Another" for the film's soundtrack.

Strait followed it up with a lead character, aspiring rock star Luke Falcon, in the teen drama Undiscovered, about a group of aspiring entertainers try to establish careers for themselves in the city of Los Angeles. Unfortunately, the film, which also stars Ashlee Simpson in her first time, became one of the worst reviewed movies of the year and was nominated a Golden Raspberry Awards.

In 2006, Strait nabbed a more substantial role, as Caleb Danvers, the most powerful of four descendents of witches at a prep school, in Renny Harlin’s new horror/thriller, The Covenant. The film, which also stars Taylor Kitsch, Toby Hemingway and Chace Crawford, was widely panned by critics but still managed to top the box office charts upon its release in the United States on September 8.

Next, moviegoers will catch Strait opposite Camilla Belle in Roland Emmerich's upcoming drama-adventure 10,000 B.C., a prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe. He is also in negotiations to appear in Andrew Douglas' new horror-adventure, Priest, alongside Gerard Butler (also in talks).

Although Strait is busy in films, Strait, who is scouted and employed by Boss Model Management, continues modeling and recently has been signed for campaigns with Harlequin and Hollister Co. He is also a lyricist and lead singer for the band Tribe, who were signed by Lakeshore Records in late 2005.

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