Who is Brant Daugherty?

American actor Brant David Daugherty was born in Mason, Ohio USA, on 20 August 1985, making Leo his zodiac sign. He has 33 acting credits and is perhaps known best for playing Sawyer in the 2018 romantic thriller movie “Fifty Shades Freed”, which starred Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, and was directed by James Foley. It follows Christian and Anastasia who’ve recently exchanged vows, while Jack Hyde’s threatening to destroy their marriage; the film won six of its 16 award nominations.

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Education and early life

Brant was raised in Mason alongside his sister Caitey and brother Adam, by their mother Mary Beth (nee Hirt) who was the head of rehabilitation services at Shriners Hospitals for Children, and father David Daugherty who taught art at Mason Middle School; David died from cancer on 19 February 2009, aged 57.

Brant studied at William Mason High School and was mostly into sports during his time there, excelling in football; he was 15 when he appeared in his first school play, and then appeared in many by the time he matriculated in 2004.

Brant continued his education at Columbia College Chicago, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2008; he then moved to Los Angeles, California in pursuit of acting roles.

Roles in movies

Brant’s debut film role was playing Mage in the 2007 short action adventure “Celestial Fury”, and the following year saw him play Bill in the short drama “Suspended”.

In 2011, he voiced Guy at Fair in the animated family fantasy “Pistachio – The Little Boy That Woodn’t”, which starred Steven Strait and Lisa Vischer, and was directed by Anthony Field and Mike Nawrocki; it’s a creative parody of Pinocchio. Some of Brant’s following roles were in the 2013 adventure science fiction comedy “The Starving Games”, the 2013 short horror “Something Wicked”, and the 2014 romantic drama “The Michaels”.

In 2015, Brant starred as Dustin in the romantic comedy “Merry Kissmas”, which also starred David O’Donnell and Karissa Lee Staples, and was directed by Michael Feifer; it follows a woman who’s about to marry a self-centered film director, but has now fallen for a caterer. Brant was then cast to play lead characters in the thriller “Suicide Note”, the romantic drama “Accidentally Engaged”, and the mystery “Oranges”, all released in 2016.

The year 2018 saw him star as Jeff Scanlon in the romantic drama “Mingle All the Way”, which also starred Lindsay Wagner and Jen Lilley, and was directed by Allan Harmon. It follows Molly who’s launched a dating app, and is now being forced to use it; the movie won two awards.

Some of Brant’s most recent movie roles have been in the romantic comedy “A Royal Runaway Romance”, the horror thriller “Alone in the Dark” and the romantic comedy “#Xmas”, all released in 2022.

Roles in TV series

Brant’s had only a couple of TV series roles, as he prefers to appear in movies.

His TV series debut was playing Thomas Pearson in eight episodes of the 2009 thriller “Private”, which starred Kelsey Sanders and Cameron West, and follows Reed Brennan who’s just enrolled at the prestigious Easton Academy. Brant was then cast to play Noel Kahn in the 2012 episode “I’m a Free Man” of the mystery “Pretty Dirty Secrets”, and the following year saw him portray Brian in 10 episodes of the soap opera “Days of Our Lives”.

Also in 2013, he played Patrick Clarke in nine episodes of the popular romantic war drama “Army Wives”, which starred Wendy Davis and Brian McNamara, and was created by Katherine Fugate. It follows five people who have someone they love in the US Army, the series aired from 2007 through 2013 and won 12 of its 22 award nominations.

Brant played Tiffer in the 2014 episode “Charlie Pledges a Sorority Sister” of the romantic comedy “Anger Management”, and from 2010 through 2016, he played Noel Kahn in 27 episodes of the hit romantic mystery “Pretty Little Liars”, which starred Ashley Benson and Troian Bellisario, and was created by I. Marlene King. It follows a mysterious person who’s threatening to reveal the darkest secrets of four best friends, and the series won 45 of the 91 awards for which it was nominated.

Brant’s only three other TV series roles have been playing Thane Lockwood in two episodes of the comedy “Dear White People”, Jake in eight episodes of the action horror “Freakish” and Church in six episodes of the romantic comedy “Relationship Status”, all released in 2017.

Other credits

Brant wrote the 2007 short romantic comedy movie “The World’s Smartest Man”, the 2019 romantic fantasy comedy film “A Christmas Movie Christmas”, and the 2022 horror thriller movie “Alone in the Dark”.

Some of his recent talk-show appearances have been in “Glitterbomb”, “Celebrity Page” and “Home & Family”.

Love life and wife

Brant rarely speaks about his love life in public, but we still know that he’s today a married man.

He and American actress, screenwriter and producer Kimberly Daugherty began dating in 2016; they became engaged in February 2018, while on a trip to Amsterdam, the Netherlands and married in a private ceremony on 15 June 2019. Kimberly has 29 acting credits and is perhaps known best for playing Lacy in the 2019 romantic fantasy “A Christmas Movie Christmas”, starring alongside her husband.

On 24 March 2021, Kimberly gave birth to her and Brant’s son Wilder David Daugherty.

There are no other women whom Brant’s perhaps been with, that we know about; he’s married to Kimberly as of July 2023, and they have a son together.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Brant’s an Instagram star, as close to 900,000 people are following him on the network today, while he’s posted more than 1,200 pictures and videos; most of these show him during his everyday life, whether he’s spending time with his son, bowling or showing off his muscular body at the beach.

Brant works out at the gym five to six times every week.

He enjoys baking cakes for his wife and son.

Summer is Brant’s favorite season, as he likes to spend time with his son at the beach.

He’s into travelling, and has been to various countries all around the world – his favorite city to visit is Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Tom Hardy’s one of Brant’s favorite actors, and some of his favorite movies include “Legend”, “The Drop” and “Venom”.

Appearance and wealth

Brant’s age is 37. He has blue eyes and brown hair, is 6ft 1in (1.85m) tall and weighs around 185lbs (84kgs).

Brant’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1 million, as of July 2023.

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