Who is Ethan Embry?
Ethan is an American actor, probably still best known for his roles in films including “Can’t Hardly Wait” (1998), “Empire Records” (1995), and “Sweet Home Alabama” (2002). He’s also appeared in TV shows such as “Grace and Frankie” (2015-present) and had a guest role in “The Walking Dead” (2020), in addition to many other notable projects on which he has worked so far in his career.
Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Ethan Embry was born on 13 June 1978, in Huntington Beach, California, USA, the son of Charles and Karen Randall. Of English, Irish, and German ancestry, he spent his childhood in Southern California, growing up alongside an older brother Aaron, now a renowned musician in Los Angeles; he also has a younger sister, Kessia. He was influenced by art from an early age, and turned to music and acting when still at a young age.
Ethan Embry embarked on his acting journey at the age of 13, quickly securing several film roles. In 1991, he appeared in “Defending Your Life” as Steve and showcased his talent in “Dutch” as Doyle Standish. The same year, he portrayed Ethan O’Fallon in the heartwarming holiday film “All I Want for Christmas”, all early experiences laying the foundation for his career in the entertainment industry.
Embry continued to expand his portfolio with a variety of roles, collaborating with notable co-stars. In 1993, he starred in “A Far Off Place” alongside Reese Witherspoon, portraying Harry Winslow in a gripping adventure film. In 1995, he shared the screen with Cassidy Rae in the sci-fi thriller “Evolver”, playing Kyle Baxter. Embry then appeared in “Dancer, Texas Pop. 81” in 1998, in which he acted alongside Peter Facinelli and Breckin Meyer as Squirrel. The same year, he starred in the high school comedy “Can’t Hardly Wait” with Jennifer Love Hewitt, embodying the role of Preston Meyers. From 1999 to 2000, Embry had a series regular role as Sebastian in the TV show “Work with Me”, alongside Kevin Pollak in a workplace comedy setting.
Entering the new millennium, Ethan Embry continued to make notable appearances across various projects, sharing the screen with talented co-stars. From 2000 to 2001, he had a regular role as Derek Barnes/Adam Barnes in the TV series “FreakyLinks”, exploring paranormal investigations alongside co-stars Karim Prince and Lisa Sheridan. In 2002, he starred in the romantic comedy “Sweet Home Alabama” alongside Reese Witherspoon, portraying Bobby Ray. The same year, Embry appeared in the psychological thriller “They”, alongside Laura Regan as Sam Burnside.
In 2003, he took on the role of Detective Frank Smith in the TV series “L.A. Dragnet”, working alongside Ed O’Neill and Eva Longoria in a crime procedural drama. The year 2004 saw him in the stoner comedy “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle”, in which he portrayed Billy Carver alongside John Cho and Kal Penn.
From 2006 to 2008, Embry had the recurring role as Declan’ Decko’ Griggs in the TV series “Brotherhood”, a crime drama featuring co-stars Jason Isaacs and Jason Clarke. In 2008, he appeared in the action thriller “Eagle Eye” as Agent Toby Grant alongside Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan.
Rise to Prominence
Throughout the next decade, Ethan Embry continued to thrive in his career, and secured some of his most memorable roles, collaborating with talented co-stars and delivering compelling performances.
In 2011, he starred in “The Reunion” alongside John Cena and Amy Smart, portraying Leo Carey in a story of three estranged brothers coming together to uncover the truth about their father’s death.
Embry’s versatility was evident in 2012’s “Dorothy and the Witches of Oz”, in which he shared the screen with Paulie Rojas and Billy Boyd as Frick, a loyal friend to Dorothy as she faces a new threat in the magical land of Oz.
In the thrilling dark comedy “Cheap Thrills” (2013), Embry acted alongside Pat Healy, Sara Paxton and David Koechner, playing Vince, a desperate man who becomes entangled in a dangerous game with increasing rewards and consequences.
His talent extended to the small screen with a recurring role in the fantasy series “Once Upon a Time” (2013), appearing as Greg Mendell in a story that intertwines the lives of fairytale characters in the real world.
In the horror film “The Devil’s Candy” (2015), Embry starred alongside Shiri Appleby as Jesse Hellman, an artist who becomes possessed by dark forces after moving into a new home.
He made a memorable guest appearance in the popular TV series “The Walking Dead” (2015), portraying Carter in the episode “First Time Again”, in which he encountered the challenges of survival in a post-apocalyptic world.
Ethan achieved widespread recognition for his portrayal of Coyote Bergstein in the hit series “Grace and Frankie” (2015-2022), sharing the screen with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in a heartwarming comedy-drama that follows two women navigating life after their husbands reveal that they’re gay.
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Additionally, he had a recurring role in “Sneaky Pete” (2015-2019), appearing as Pete Murphy/Real Pete alongside Giovanni Ribisi, playing a con artist’s former cellmate entangled in a complex identity theft scheme.
In 2018, Ethan joined the cast of “Blindspotting” as Officer Molina, collaborating with Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal in a thought-provoking film exploring race, identity, and gentrification.
In 2018, he appeared as Pete Conrad in the biographical drama film “First Man”, sharing the screen with Ryan Gosling in a portrayal of astronaut Neil Armstrong’s historic journey to the moon.
In 2021, Embry guest-starred in an episode of the horror anthology series “Creepshow” titled “Mums”, playing Hank in a chilling tale. The same year, Ethan took on the role of Johnny Thunder in the superhero series “Stargirl”, in which he shared the screen with Brec Bassinger, Luke Wilson, and other talented cast members. He appeared in two episodes, contributing to the story of a young superheroine and her team as they battle against villains.
To speak further of his accomplishments, Ethan has portrayed Arthur Brown, known as the villainous Cluemaster, in the TV superhero series “Gotham Knights” (2023). He’s now working on the upcoming film “Rites & Wrongs”, which is in pre-production and without a scheduled premiere date.
According to authoritative sources, Ethan Embry’s net worth is estimated at $3 million as of mid-2023.
Personal Life, Dating, Married, Wife, Children, Marriage with Sunny Mabrey
Ethan Embry entered into marriage with actress Amelinda Smith on 14 November 1998, but they divorced in 2002, although they share one child together, named Cogeian Sky Embry.
Embry then tied the knot with actress Sunny Mabrey on 17 July 2005. However, their relationship encountered difficulties, and Mabrey filed for divorce in 2012, citing irreconcilable differences. Interestingly, in 2013, Embry and Mabrey renewed their romance and eventually remarried in June 2015. They now maintain residences in both Los Angeles and Atlanta.
In a troubling incident, Embry and Mabrey were victims of an armed robbery in their own driveway in November 2006, an experience that undoubtedly left them shaken.
In 2008, Embry reached a settlement in a lawsuit brought by former Deal or No Deal model Angelina Roudeza. The case stemmed from an incident in 2005 when Roudeza was injured and scarred her torso after being thrown from Embry’s motorcycle.
Ethan has bravely shared his personal struggle with drug addiction, specifically heroin and painkillers. After battling addiction for two years, Embry has been sober for six years and has become an advocate for changing the perception and treatment of addiction. He’s used social media and interviews, including a conversation with TMZ, to shed light on his past and the importance of open dialogue around addiction. Embry aims to let others know they are not alone in their struggles and that seeking support is crucial. In addition to promoting discussion, he believes legislation should ultimately decriminalize addiction, recognizing it as a health crisis rather than a criminal one.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Ethan Embry has green eyes and light brown hair. He stands at a height of 5ft 10ins (1.78m), weighs approximately 160lbs (73kgs).with vital statistics of 39-30-14.