Austin Stowell Wiki Bio
American actor Austin Stowell was born in Kensington, Connecticut USA on 24 December 1984, making Capricorn his zodiac sign. He has 38 acting credits, and is perhaps known best for playing Francis Gary Powers in the critically acclaimed 2015 historical thriller movie “Bridge of Spies”, which starred Mark Rylance and Tom Hanks, and was directed by Steven Spielberg. Set during the Cold War, the movie follows an American attorney who’s been hired by the CIA to help set up an exchange of a captured Soviet spy and American spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers, and the movie won 30 of its 134 award nominations, including an Oscar win for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Mark Rylance).
Austin’s currently shooting for the upcoming movies “The Long Home” and “The Inheritance”, as well as for the upcoming TV series “Three Women”.
Education and early life
Austin was raised alongside his three brothers in Kensington, by their mother Elizabeth who was a schoolteacher, and father Robert who’s a retired steelworker.
Austin studied at Berlin High School and became passionate about acting aged 15, after appearing in his first school play; he also enjoyed playing sports, and was on his school’s football team.
Upon matriculating in 2003, he enrolled at the University of Connecticut’s Department of Dramatic Arts, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2007; he appeared in a number of plays performed at the university during his time there, including “It Can’t Happen Here”, “Julius Caesar”, and “As You Like It”.
Roles in TV series
Austin’s debut TV series role was playing Chad in the 2009 episode “You Get an Aquarium Girl” of the comedy “Secret Girlfriend”, and the year 2010 saw him appear in an episode of both the romantic comedy “90210”, and the crime action “NCIS: Los Angeles”.
From 2009 through 2011, Austin played Jesse in 17 episodes of the family comedy “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”, which starred Molly Ringwald and Shailene Woodley, and was created by Brenda Hampton. It follows 15 years old Amy who’s become pregnant, the series aired from 2008 through 2013 and won six of its 40 award nominations.
In 2015, Austin portrayed Sean O’Bannon in all 10 episodes of the crime drama “Public Morals”, which starred and was created by Edward Burns; set in the ‘60s, the series follows the lives of several police officers working in New York City.
He went on to play Nately in five episodes of the 2019 action comedy mini-series “Catch-22”, which was nominated for two awards, and Lieutenant Theodore Cole in the 2020 episode “The Rift” of the action adventure “Amazing Stories”. In 2022, Austin portrayed Sam in four episodes of the adventure thriller “Keep Breathing”, which starred Jeff Wilbusch and Melissa Barrera, and was created by Martin Gero and Brendan Gall; it follows a woman who’s survived a plane crash in the Canadian wilderness, and now has to survive the environment.
Austin’s most recent TV series role has been playing Pete Welsh in six episodes of the 2022 biographical crime mini-series “A Friend of the Family”, which tells the true story of the Broberg family, whose ‘friend’ kidnapped their daughter multiple times over the course of several years.
Roles in movies
Austin’s debut film role was playing E. R. Medic in the 2011 biographical drama “Puncture”, which starred Mark Kassen and Chris Evans, and was directed by Adam Kassen and Mark Kassen. It follows a drug addict attorney as he’s taking on a health supply corporation, and the film won two awards.
Some of Austin’s following roles were in the 2011 family drama “Dolphin Tale”, the short romantic comedy “Can You Watch This” in the same year, and the 2012 short action “Without a Mom”. The year 2013 saw him portray Backstage Flirt in the biographical musical “Behind the Candelabra”, which starred Matt Damon and Michael Douglas, and was directed by Steven Soderbergh. It follows the six-year romance between Scott Thorson and famous singer Liberace – the movie won 45 of its 99 award nominations.
Austin could then have been seen appearing in the drama “A Way Back Home” and the short horror “Cause of Death” both in 2013, and in 2014, the musical “Whiplash”, and playing Kyle Connellan in the family drama “Dolphin Tale 2”, which starred Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman, and was written and directed by Charles Martin Smith. It follows a group of people as they’re trying to keep the dolphin Winter at the Clearwater Marine Hospital; the movie was nominated for three awards.
Some of Austin’s following roles were in the 2016 historical crime drama “In Dubious Battle”, the 2016 fantasy comedy “Colossal” and the 2017 action thriller “Stratton”. He played Fred Falls in the 2018 historical action “12 Strong”, which starred Michael Shannon and Chris Hemsworth, and was directed by Nicolai Fuglsig. It follows a mission of the first Special Forces team in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks, and the film was nominated for three awards.
Some of Austin’s most recent movie roles have been in the 2018 action science fiction adventure “Higher Power”, the 2020 mystery horror “Fantasy Island” and the 2021 romantic comedy “The Hating Game”.
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Austin sang the songs “Forever’s Only For a While” and “The First Time” in the 2013 drama movie “A Way Back Home”.
He produced the 2021 movie “The Hating Game”.
Some of his recent talk-show appearances have been in “Hollywood Insider”, “Hollywood First Look” and “Made in Hollywood”.
Awards and nominations
Austin was nominated for a 2019 Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Ensemble in a Motion Picture or Limited Series, for his and his colleagues’ performance in “Catch-22”.
Love life and relationships
Austin doesn’t like to speak about his love life in public, and thus there’s only a single girl whom he’s been with, that we know about. In July 2015, he began dating famous Canadian actress, producer and director Nina Dobrev; she’s appeared in 51 movies and TV series, and is probably known best for portraying Candace in the 2012 drama movie “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, which won 19 of its 69 award nominations. For her acting skills, Nina’s won 14 of her 24 award nominations.
The relationship helped Austin attract a lot of attention, as well as to build himself a fanbase on social media networks; he and Nina dated for only seven months prior to splitting in 2016 for unknown reasons.
Austin seems to be unattached as of June 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Austin loves to wear sunglasses at night.
More than 160,000 people are following him on Instagram today, and he’s uploaded over 220 pictures and videos onto the social media network, with most of these showing him spending time with his friends and family.
Austin works out at the gym on a daily basis, and also swims at a local pool several times every week, thus his muscular body.
He loves summer, as he enjoys being close to bodies of water.
Austin’s a dog lover, and has featured his pet dog in some of his Instagram pictures and videos.
He’s into politics, and has used his popularity on Instagram to urge people to vote (no matter whom for).
One of Austin’s favorite actors is Richard Gere, and some of his favorite movies include “Primal Fear”, “American Gigolo” and “Pretty Woman”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Austin’s age is 38. His hair’s brown and eyes are blue, he’s 6ft 1in (1.85m) tall and weighs around 180lbs (82kgs).
Austin’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1.5 million, as of June 2023.