Sean Faris is a popular American actor, best known for his appearances in ‘Supernatural’, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘Pretty Little Liars’. Although he was rumored to be gay, he is actually married to the actress Cherie Daly.
Early life and family
Sean Hardy Faris was born on March 25, 1982 in Houston, Texas, USA so holds American nationality and his zodiac sign is Aries. Sean is of German, English, Irish and Scottish descent; his father is Warren Stephen Faris, a retired airline pilot, and his mother is Katherine Irene Ann Faris (née Miller). Sean is not the only child in his family – he also has an older brother, whose name is unknown, and a half-sister whose name is Jennifer. His parents worked hard, and from a young age Sean understood that the more you work, the more you have in life.
It motivated him not to sit still and wait for opportunities, but to look for them. Sean was raised Roman Catholic, but later distanced himself from his religion and did not give it up. “If you’re still attached to your religion, your color, or the country you were born in, you still don’t know who you really are,” Sean shared his thoughts on his current beliefs.
His father always wanted Sean to join the United States Air Force, and Sean even applied for it, but was later rejected due to strong myopia. Although he listened to his father’s advice, he dreamed of becoming an actor from the age of nine. Cruising.
Moments later Sean convinced the whole neighborhood that he was Tom Cruise’s son, and that his real father was allegedly his uncle, who had to take care of him while “his father Tom Cruise” had to work in Hollywood. His sister soon gave the game away.
The family moved to Ohio and Sean attended Barbizon Modeling and Acting School in Cleveland. While in high school. Sean was interested in basketball, football and baseball, but when he was 17 years old, in 1999 he participated in the International Model and Talent Association. any college or university, as he wanted to pursue an acting career. He moved to Los Angeles, California, and soon got job opportunities for various projects.
Sean has never regretted not finishing his tertiary education: ‘Because I didn’t go to university <…> it gives me a huge advantage over anyone who has. By the time they get out of school, I’ll already have four years of real-world experience. I just feel like I have a big lead over them,” he said shared in one of his interviews.
Career as a model
After successfully studying at the Barbizon Modeling and Acting School, he first started working as a model. He was featured on the cover of the December issue of “Men’s Health US”, which sold 645,000 copies of the issue, the most of the magazine’s 2009 run. He was also featured in “Cosmopolitan UK” where he took part in the charity campaign to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer.
However, Sean quickly understood that he didn’t like the modeling industry at all, as he wanted to achieve more in his life than just posing for the camera, so he quit modeling and focused on acting.
Acting career: first steps
Sean debuted as an actor in 2001, landing the role of Danny’s Gunner in “Pearl Harbor”, starring Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett and Kate Beckinsale. However, Sean’s mind was overwhelmed by the level of social opportunities when he moved to Los Angeles and spent all the money he earned from this work in two months – he then had to accept his grandmother’s help as he had no other offers during the next six months. In late 2001, Sean appeared as Darren in four episodes of MTV’s popular teen series Undressed.
In 2002, he appeared in “Even Stevens” as Scott Brooks in the episode “Where in the World Is Pookie Stevens?”, and in “Smallville” as Byron Moore in the episode titled “Nocturne”. Subsequently, Sean appeared in the series ‘One Tree Hill’ in 2003, in the series ‘Boston Public’ in 2004 and in ‘Life as We Know It’, taking on the recurring role of Dino Whitman through 2004 and ’05. took. From 2005 to 2006, Sean starred in 13 episodes of the series “Reunion” as Craig Brewster, and landed roles in films such as “Sleepover” (2004), “Yours, Mine & Ours” (2005) and “Forever Strong” (2008 ).
Further success and final works
2008 was a very important year for Sean as he prepared a lot for his role in the sports drama ‘Never Back Down’. For three months, six days a week, he trained for more than six hours a day, doing a lot of Jiu-Jitsu, Taekwondo, Muay Thai and weightlifting.
“I put on 15 pounds of lean muscle for the movie. And lots of stretches, chiropractors, and massage therapists to keep us going,” Sean recalled his shooting in the film. In 2010, Sean landed the role of Ben McKittrick in the super popular series “The Vampire Diaries”, appearing in three episodes of the show. In 2011, he appeared in TV movies such as “The Wyoming Story”, “The King of Fighters”, and “The Lost Valentine”; the same year he also provided the voice of Jack Rourke in the video game “Need for Speed: The Run”. In 2014, Sean appeared in one of the episodes of the series “Supernatural”, playing the role of Julian Duval. He later filmed in the series “Pretty Little Liars” and in such films as “Sandra Brown’s White Hot” (2016), “Female Fight Club” (2016) and “The Joneses Unplugged” (2018).
His latest works include the documentary “I Am Not for Sale: The Fight to End Human Trafficking” by Romane Simon, and films such as “Munchausen by Internet” (2019), “A Veteran’s Christmas” (2018) and “The Bay House ” (2019).
Producing career, awards
Sean often acted as an executive producer in the projects in which he appeared – the list of such works includes “Freerunner” (2011), “The Truth in Being Right” (2012) and “Lost for Words” (2013). Sean and his co-stars in “Sleepover” were nominated for the Young Artist Award in 2005, in the category “Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast”. He was also personally nominated for a 2007 Young Hollywood Award in the “The One to Watch” category, and for the 2008 MTV Movie Award in the “Best Fight” category for his work in “Never Back Down”, earning both awards. won.
Personal life, wife Cherie Daly Jimenez
Sean married his long-term girlfriend and fellow actress, Cherie Alexandra Daly Jimenez, on September 5, 2017 – their wedding took place at the annual “Burning Man” event of which they are both fans. Cherie has a younger brother named Dylan. Born on June 23, 1987 in New York, USA, she has appeared in such series as “Banshee” from 2005 to 2006 portraying the characters Jill Francis and Lena Bella, and “NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service” (2019). In 2020, she starred in the short film “Natural Management”, in the drama titled “Breaking Tradition”, and in the new drama series “Nova Vita”, getting the role of Anna. Sean and Cherie travel a lot around the world together and enjoy their life’s journey.
Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
Sean doesn’t smoke, drink alcohol or eat fast food: ‘I hate junk food. It depresses me,” he once said in one of his Instagram posts.
In 2014 he received his certification as a PADI diver in Hawaii. Since Sean performs almost all stunts alone, he has broken his back and suffered many other injuries. Sean is not related to Anna Faris, the star of “Movie 43”, “Scary Movie” and “Hot Chick”.
Appearance, clothing style
Sean has short black hair and blue eyes. He is 1.83 m tall and weighs about 75 kg. Regarding his clothing style, he once shared that he hates polo collars, so he doesn’t wear them or T-shirts. When he appears on the red carpet, he prefers to wear Armani; Sean even attended one of his fashion shows in Milan. As for his casual personal style, he likes comfortable looks, such as jeans and a T-shirt.
Wealth and salary
As of 2020, Sean’s net worth is estimated to be approx $500,000.