The actor and singer Steven Strait was born in New York City, USA, on 23rd March 1986. He was raised in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village by his parents, Jean and Richard Dyer Strait, and has Dutch and Italian roots. After studying at Village Community School and Xavier High School, he began taking classes at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Steven is known for starring in “Sky High”, and for his role in the science fiction series “The Expanse”.
Steven began modelling for many magazines during his teenage years, working with the photographers Ellen von Unwerth, Herb Ritts and Bruce Weber amongst others. Although at first he was forced into taking performing classes and acting lessons, he found a passion for acting after his first live performance, and decided to put modelling on the backburner to pursue a career in film and on television.
Shortly after moving to California for work opportunities in 2004, Steven played the teenage superhero Warren Peace in his first movie, “Sky High” – for the film’s soundtrack, he covered the The Fixx song “One Thing Leads to Another”. His next starring role was in “Undiscovered”, a movie about young actors and singers in the entertainment industry. Displaying his musical talents, Steven contributed to seven songs on the movie’s soundtrack.
In 2006, Steven had yet another starring role as Caleb Danvers in “The Covenant”; the supernatural horror film performed moderately well at the box office, bringing in $37.6 million against a $20 million budget. His next movie project was in “10,000 BC”, starring opposite Camilla Belle in a movie about prehistoric Earth; despite being a box office hit and raking in almost $270 million, the movie has been rated by critics as one of the worst releases of 2008, and of Roland Emmerich’s career.
Other movie roles include Steven’s role as Michael Colson in “Stop-Loss” and his portrayal of Tony in “City Island”. In November 2010, he made a guest starring appearance in “Chase”, playing the manipulative fugitive Jackson Cooper who is in a relationship with a vulnerable teenage girl. From 2012 to 2013, the actor co-starred in “Magic City”, a Starz series set in 1950s Miami Beach, following the lives of colorful characters such as mobsters and celebrities.
Another project of Steven’s in 2012 was his role as Freddy in “After”, a sci-fi thriller directed by Ryan Whitaker, which follows two bush crash survivors who discover, upon awaking from the accident, that they’re the only people left in their small town.
Then in 2014, Steven was cast in the leading role of James Holden in “The Expanse”, a sci-fi series that aired from 2015-2022 on SyFy and Amazon Prime. Steven put his producing skills to the test working on the series, with a producing credit in Season 3 and a co-producing credit in Season 6.
“The Expanse” is set in a distant future in which humanity has successfully colonized the Solar System. The main characters unwittingly place themselves at the center of a conspiracy that threatens the fragile state of the system; at the same time, they must deal by the existential crises provoked by newly-discovered alien technology.
Steven decided not to take on any other TV roles while starring in the series; he did, however, appear in the movies “Life Like”, “Hot”, and “Extra Credit and Arthur Darks”. The actor has yet to announce upcoming projects, but his fans are eagerly awaiting to see what’s next for the New York City native’s career.
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Steven’s first confirmed relationship was in 2002, when he began dating his childhood sweetheart Gretchen Tune. Things between Steven and Gretchen lasted about a year before they went their separate ways; coincidentally, Steven would move to Los Angeles in 2004, so he perhaps broke up with Gretchen to dedicate more time to his career.
Shortly afterwards, Steven began dating the actress Lynn Collins, and they married in December 2007; at the time, Steven was just 21 years old, whereas Lynn was 30. Controversially, the age gap between the two means that Steven and Gretchen began dating when he was a minor.
Lynn was born in College Station, Texas, in May or June 1977. The actress has Scottish, English and Irish ancestry and also previously claimed to be of Cherokee descent, despite being unable to prove it. During her childhood, she spent many summers in Japan with her parents; after playing Mrs Claus in a childhood Christmas pageant, Lynn discovered her love for acting, and never looked back.
After attending Singapore American School and Klein High School, Lynn graduated from the prestigious Juilliard School’s Drama Division with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. In 2005, she was nominated for a Golden Satellite Award in the Best Supporting Actress in Musical or Comedy category. Four years later, she was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in Choice Movie: Fresh Face (Female) category. The actress is known for her roles in “John Carter” and “X-Men: Wolverine”.
Steven and Lynn divorced in December 2013 after six years of marriage. In a 2015 interview, Steven was asked if he’d be open to dating other actresses or women linked to the entertainment industry, to which he replied: “At the end of the day it’s a very bizarre lifestyle. You travel all over the world. That’s a Catch 22: on one hand it’s a very unique way of living, so who could better understand it than someone who does the same thing?”
In 2019, multiple sources claimed that Steven was married to Russian model Daria Zhemvoka; despite the pair being spotted together at a few events, there is no evidence to support the rumors of their marriage. As of July 2023, the actor is believed to be single.
Steven’s net worth is an impressive $5 million, thanks to his lead role in “The Expanse” and other lucrative projects in which he’s participated over the years.