Dave Franco was once described as ‘one of the breakout stars to watch out for in Hollywood’. Seven years down the line, this 2011 prediction has proven to be true as he has featured in several popular movies, ranging from thrillers to dramas as well as comedies. He has also portrayed a variety of roles; be it a pickpocket magician, an unruly frat boy, or a drug dealing high-schooler.
Franco’s exploits in Hollywood has not been surprising given that he comes from a distinguished background that includes a famous actor brother. Find out more about Dave Franco here, including details about his love life and famous brother.
David John Franco was born on the 12th of June 1985 in Palo Alto, California. His mother is an accomplished author and poet named Betsy Lou while his father is a businessman named Douglas Eugene.
Franco received his education at Palo Alto High School and the University of South California. He initially aspired to end up as a school teacher, however, he was convinced to try acting in his sophomore college year. He took the classes and immediately fell in love with the art form, subsequently dropping out of school to pursue a career in Hollywood.
Dave Franco landed his first role in 2006 in the TV series, 7th Heaven. Even though he only appeared in one episode, it was enough to land him roles in several movies and TV shows such as Scrubs, Privileged, Superbad, Milk and Greenberg. He finally got his deserved breakthrough in 2012 when he landed the role of a drug dealing student in the 2012 monster hit, 21 Jump Street, which featured Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. The movie did very well at the box office and helped to propel Franco to the spotlight.
Since that 2012 breakthrough, Dave Franco has not looked back. He has racked up starring roles in other blockbusters such as Now You See Me, Neighbours, The Lego Movie, If Beale Street Could Talk, Fright Night, and Warm Bodies, among many others.
Is Dave Franco Married? Who Is His Wife or Girlfriend?
The Fright Night star is off the market and has been so for quite some time. He is married to a fellow movie star named Allison Brie. Brie has starred in several TV series and is most popular for her role as Ruth Wilder, the ruthless amateur wrestler, on the Netflix series Glow.
Franco and Allison commenced their relationship in 2011 after meeting in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. The couple kept their romance very private and only made their first joint public appearance in 2015 at a fashion show in Paris. The lovely pair got engaged in August that year and tied the knot in a private ceremony in March 2017.
Since their nuptials, Allison has revealed that they do not plan to have any kids and that their two cats; Arturo and Harry, are enough work. However, it is very much possible that the couple will change their mind with time. This is because, prior to getting involved with Franco, Allison had declared that she won’t ever get married due to her crazy lifestyle.
Dave Franco has two older brothers; James and Tom. The Franco brothers bear some similarities to the Hemsworth brothers in the sense that they are all actors, with varying degrees of success.
James Franco is one of the most popular actors in Hollywood. He is also a director and has featured in movies such as Rise of the Planet of Apes, Spring Breakers, This Is the End and The Disaster Artist (which earned him the 2018 Golden Globe for best actor). Tom Franco has also featured in a couple of movies but is better known as an artist and a sculptor.
When starting out in Hollywood, Dave avoided working with his famous brother so he could forge his own path. Having succeeded in that quest, he now works with James, as they both co-starred in the 2017 movie, The Disaster Artist.
Dave Franco has a net worth of $10 million. He made his fortune majorly from his acting career, both on TV and movies. Franco also lent his voice to the 2016 video game, Marvel Avengers Academy, which must have earned him a pretty penny.
On the other hand, his elder brother James is twice richer than him with a net worth of $20 million. This is to be expected given that he has been in the industry for a longer period of time.
Is He Gay?
Dave Franco is not gay. The gay rumors surrounding him is probably due to his penchant for featuring in sexually explicit gay videos which have, in turn, made him very popular with the gay community. Despite this, we can assure you that Franco is not gay but rather a straight man who is very comfortable in his own sexuality and as such, has no qualms playing gay characters.