Grant Gustin is an actor and a vocalist who achieved fame following his portrayal of Sebastian Smythe in the American musical comedy-drama television series, Glee where he made an exhibition of his singing prowess. He is also popular as Barry Allen/Flash, a character he played in the series, Arrow and has reprised in other series including Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and The Flash – where he enacts the character in a main role.
Just like every other accomplished actor, Gustin’s career has not fallen short of awards and nominations. He has landed many accolades as a result of his acting brilliance in the American superhero TV series, The Flash and they include Teen Choice Awards and Saturn Awards. As a vocalist, one of his songs from Glee titled, ‘Smooth Criminal’ with Naya Rivera featuring 2 Cellos, gained a top spot on the Billboard Charts. Below are more captivating facts about the life and affairs of the brilliant actor.
Grant Gustin’s Biography (Age)
The award-winning actor was born in Norfolk, Virginia, United States on 14th January 1990 to his parents, Thomas Gustin and Tina Haney. His father is a professor while his mother is a medical practitioner. He has two siblings; a brother named Tyler and a sister, Gracie. Grant Gustin went to Granby high school where he completed his basic education. The young actor honed his acting skills at diverse music and arts institutions including Governor’s School for the Arts and Hurrah Players Incorporated. He later had a two year stint at Elon University where he enrolled for a program on BFA Music Theater. Having attended several performing arts programs, Gustin dropped out from school in order to take part in the production of the play, West Side Story where he put up amazing performances from 2010 to 2011.
Before quitting school, he had starred in other movies and series such as Kid Fitness Jungle Adventure Exercise Videos as a Club fit kid and A Haunting as Thomas. Grant Gustin then became a movie star in the year 2011 when he began playing a recurring role as Sebastian Smythe in the American Musical drama series, Glee that aired on Fox network from May 19, 2009, to March 20, 2015, starring Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Mark Salling, Cory Monteith and others.
Afterward, he featured as Scott Ferris in the American police procedural drama television series, Crime Scene Investigation: Miami, that premiered in September 2002 on CBS. He was further cast in the Television film, A Mother’s Nightmare as Chris Stewart and in the teen drama series, 90210 as Campbell Price.
Since 2013, Grant’s career has taken a new course as he began to enact Barry Allen/Flash in the superhero TV series, Arrow that is based on the DC Comics character, Green Arrow. His popularity has been on the rise following the reprised role he has played in other series such as Legends of Tomorrow and Vixen. He is equally reprising the role as a lead character in the series, The Flash, a spin-off from Arrow which is also based on a DC Comics character Barry Allen/Flash, airing on The CW Network. His other motion picture credits include Affluenza, a 2014 drama film directed by Kevin Asch as well as Krystal that had its film premiere at the Virginia Film Festival in 2017 and was released the next year.
Grant Gustin is also known as a vocalist, having released several songs during the video production of Glee and they include Live While We’re Young, Stand, I Want You Back, Glad You Came, Uptown Girl, Bad and others. Aside from clinching several awards, the amazing actor has also gained nominations in many award shows including Kid’s Choice Awards and MTV Movie & TV Awards.
Who is Grant Gustin’s Wife or Girlfriend?
Grant Gustin kicked off a romantic affair with the physical therapist, Andrea Thoma in early 2016 and the following year, he proposed to her in the month of April. The couple took their relationship to the next level in 2018 when they exchanged marital vows in the presence of their family and close friends on Saturday 15th December at Valentine DTLA. The pair are still enjoying their nuptial bliss and are very much in love with each other.
Is Grant Gustin Gay?
Although he played a gay character, Sebastian Smythe in the TV series, Glee, Grant Gustin has not been linked to any affair with a man in real life. He is believed to be straight as he is a happily married man.
The sensational vocalist and actor stands at a lofty height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) and his weight is about 75 kg (165 lb). His other body measurements are given as 39-32-14 inches for chest, waist, and biceps respectively.