• Troy Garity, born in Los Angeles on 7 July 1973, is well-known for his acting career, notably his role in “Soldier’s Girl” (2003).
  • Raised in Santa Monica by his mother, actress and activist Jane Fonda, and father, activist and politician Tom Hayden, Troy’s early exposure to the arts led him to a career in acting.
  • He attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, marking the start of his professional acting journey.
  • Troy has taken on a variety of roles in films and TV series, including notable parts in the “Barbershop” series, “Sunshine,” “Lake City,” and “Ballers,” showcasing his versatility as an actor.
  • Apart from acting, Troy is actively involved in social causes, founding the Peace Process Network to combat international gang violence and serving as chairman of Homies Unidos.

Troy Garity Wiki Biography

Troy Garity was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 7 July 1973, so under the zodiac sign of Cancer and holds American nationality – he is popular for his career as an actor, especially for his role as Barry Winchell in the “Soldier’s Girl” movie short in 2003.

Early life and education

Troy spent most of his childhood in Santa Monica with his mother, Jane Fonda, who is an actress and an activist, and his father Tom Hayden who is an activist and a politician.

Troy doesn’t have a biological sister but has a half-sister Vanessa Vadim who is a popular director and cinematographer while he also has an adoptive sister named Mary Williams – Mary follows her adoptive parents’ footsteps and is an activist.

Troy wasn’t named for the popular Troyan Empire, but rather after Nguyen Van Troi, who was the Vietnamese resistance leader.

Troy became an actor as an infant without even knowing it, as he was featured in a travelogue his parents made entitled “Introduction to the Enemy” in 1974.

Inspired by his mother, he went on to become an actor as well, with his first roles being at the Santa Barbara Laurel Springs Camp for the Arts, and appeared uncredited in the “On Golden Pond” movie in 1981, alongside his mother and grandfather Henry Fonda – a much-respected actor himself.

Full NameTroy O’Donovan Garity
Known ForHis role as Barry Winchell in the movie “Soldier’s Girl” (2003)
EducationAttended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Net Worth$10 million as of 2023​​
SpouseSimone Bent (m. 2007)
SiblingsHalf-sister: Vanessa Vadim, Adoptive sister: Mary Williams
ParentsFather: Tom Hayden, Mother: Jane Fonda
Date of BirthJuly 7, 1973
Zodiac SignCancer
Place of BirthLos Angeles, California, USA
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown
Height6ft 2ins (1.88m)
AwardsGolden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television, Young Hollywood Award for a Standout Performance
Notable Works/AwardsNotable roles in “Barbershop” series, “Sunshine”, “Lake City”, “Boss”, “Gangster Squad”, “Ballers”, and “Shooter”
HobbiesTraveling, enjoying nature, music, exercising, playing golf
Social Profile Links Twitter, InstagramFacebook


After he matriculated from high school, Troy enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and later became part of the Academy Repertory Company.

Career of an actor

Troy’s career was launched as soon as he was finished with the American Academy of Dramatic Arts – his first notable role was in the “Steal This Movie” shot in 2000 in which he played the father of Abbie Hoffman who is the founder of Yippie.

Troy Garity

He rose to prominence after he played Isaac Rosenberg in the “Barbershop” comedy movie in 2002 – the producers were pleased with his performance, and he was therefore cast again in “Barbershop 2: Bask in Business” in 2004, and eventually in “Barbershop: The Next Cut” in 2016.

In 2003, he appeared in the “Soldier’s Girl” movie, which made him somewhat famous as his performance earned him a nomination for the Golden Globe Award, while he won the Young Hollywood Award for a Standout Performance.

Another one of his notable roles was Harvey in the “Sunshine” movie shot in 2007, while he was also praised for his role in the “Lake City” in 2008. In 2011, Troy appeared in 18 episodes of the “Boss” TV series, and then won a significant role in the “Gangster Squad” movie shot in 2013.

In 2015, he was cast in the “Ballers” TV series, and has been part of the cast ever since – it appears that he is currently only working on this series, while the last one he appeared in was “Shooter” in 2017 as he featured in four episodes.

He also starred in “Punky Brewster” and “On the Verge.”

Personal life and relationships

Troy prefers to keep his business life separated from his personal matters, and he can rarely be heard talking in public about his past and present relationships, however, some things about him are still known.

Troy has been married for nearly 12 years now. He exchanged his wedding vows with Simone Bent on 27 August 2007, at Columbia University’s St. Paul’s Chapel – Simone is an actress as well as an activist.

The two allegedly met on the set of a movie they worked on together, and instantly fell for one another – they were dating for two years before marrying, however, they broke up twice during those two years, before ‘finding each other’ permanently.

Although Troy and Simone have been married for so long now, they do not have any kids and do not seem to be planning to have any.

Who is Simone Bent?

Not a lot is known about Simone Bent, as she is trying to stay away from media attention, and rose to prominence only after marrying Troy.

Simone was born in the US and is of African-American ethnicity – she is an actress, but being an activist is apparently a lot more important to her. She grew up in the US alongside her parents Dee L. Bent and Boswell Bent, but nothing about them is known as Simone doesn’t want the media to write about them.

She was bullied a bit in high school, which resulted in her becoming an activist – after she matriculated from high school, she completely focused on her career as an activist and an actress and decided not to enroll at college.

Simone has appeared in enough movies and TV series to call herself an actress, but none of these are significant, and her career is in the shadow of Troy’s career. She is currently working as a treasurer in her husband’s foundation, which has created a capital of millions of dollars throughout the years.

Simone isn’t active on the internet, and the only social media account she has is her Twitter account which she launched in June 2009 and has gathered over 400 followers and tweeted nearly 300 times, however, her last tweet was published on 23 August 2015.

Troy’s hobbies and other interests

Troy might be very interested in film and his biggest passion, but there are other things he likes and enjoys doing in his free time.

Troy loves to travel and has been all around the US, while he mostly enjoys spending his time in nature, including forests and mountains. He is very fond of music and has been to numerous concerts throughout the years, while his favorite genres are jazz and old-school rock.

He likes to exercise and mostly does it when it is time to get ready for a new role – he is known for being versatile when it comes to roles, and for being able to change his physique to adapt to the role he is to play.

Troy is a fan of sports as well, preferring to play those not-so-tiring sports such as golf.

Fighter for peace

Troy is the proud founder of the Peace Process Network, which was created with the goal of preventing international gang violence – he also serves as the chairman of Homies Unidos, which is a group formed to prevent gang violence in Los Angeles.

Appearance and net worth

Troy is currently 50 years old. He has short black hair and brown eyes, and is 6ft 2ins (1.88m) tall, while his weight is not known.

According to authoritative sources, his current net worth is estimated to be more than $6 million and is steadily rising thanks to his acting career.

Fun facts

Troy quit school when he was 16 years old, as he wanted to follow his crush who was a circus performer around the country.

“People” magazine put Troy on their list of the 50 most beautiful people in 1998.

Social media presence

Troy is quite active on several popular social media platforms, as this is very important for his career as an actor. He launched his Twitter account in July 2009 and has gathered nearly 9,000 followers and tweeted more than 3,500 times.

His Instagram account is currently followed by nearly 45,000 people, and he’s uploaded nearly 600 pictures onto it – he is running a Facebook page as well, which currently counts more than 6,000 fans.

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