Chandler Riggs Biography

Chandler Riggs is an American actor who rose to fame for his performance as Carl Grimes on AMC TV’s drama ‘The Walking Dead’. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about his life.

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Birthday: June 27, 1999

Nationality: American

Famous: Actors American Men

Age: 20 Years, 20 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Cancer

Born in: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Famous as: Actor


father: Gina Ann (née Carlton)

mother: William Riggs

siblings: Grayson (Younger Brother)

City: Atlanta, Georgia

U.S. State: Georgia

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Chandler Riggs is an American actor who rose to fame for his performance as Carl Grimes on AMC TV’s drama ‘The Walking Dead’. Barely 10 when offered the role of Grime, little did Riggs know that the character would turn the fortunes for him for good. Prior to taking up the role in ‘The Walking Dead’, Riggs had done a little bit of theatre. Irony as it may seem to be, Riggs first ever role in a film was in 2006 as Egon the Zombie for ‘Jesus H. Zombie’. Four years later, he played Carl Grimes in ‘The Walking Dead’, wherein he fights against the zombies. The series which first started in 2010 is still running currently as of May 2017. It has become one of the highest rated series in television history. Meanwhile, apart from ‘The Walking Dead’, Riggs did several other television shows and films including ‘Get Low’, ‘The Wronged Man’, Terminus’, ‘Mercy’ and so on. In his late teens, Riggs has established a sky-high reputation of himself and is widely known as one of the child prodigies in the acting industry. With age by his side and a talent that is constantly getting polished, Riggs surely seems to be the next superstar in the making!

  • The road to stardom for Chandler Riggs was sealed quite early in his life. He was barely eight when he made his theatre debut at the Atlanta’s Fox Theatre production of ‘Munchkin’ and ‘The Wizard of Oz’. A year later, in 2009, he got his big breakthrough both in television and films. Not only did he bag the role of Tom in the film ‘Get Low’ he also starred in the television film ‘The Wronged Man’. A year later, i.e. in 2010, the magnum opus of his still super early career came in when he was roped in to play the character of Carl Grimes in ‘The Walking Dead’, an AMC horror drama television series. In the series, Grimes, his family and friends fight to survive in a violent apocalyptic world populated with zombies and the few surviving humans, some of whom are even more diabolical and dangerous than the zombies themselves. Interestingly, until then, Riggs had never read ‘The Walking Dead’ comics. But to provide depth to his character, he started reading the comic. Also, it gave him a better understanding of the plot and the character and also helped him portray well on screen. The series, currently running in its first season as of May 2017, has become the highest rated series in cable television history, smashing all previous ratings records. Other than working in ‘The Walking Dead’, Riggs has done a couple of projects including a short movie ‘Terminus’ as Daniel.
  • In 2014, he played George Bruckner in ‘Mercy’ and made an appearance in ‘Home Invasion’. In television, he made guest appearance as himself in the series ‘Talking Dead’. Riggs upcoming projects include the film ‘Keep Watching’ in which he plays the character of John Mitchell. Though Riggs was constantly praised for his work in ‘The Walking Dead’, his efforts gained widespread recognition when he won Best Leading Young Actor award by Young Artists Awards. In 2012 and later in 2016, he won the Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series by Saturn Awards
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Personal Life
  • Riggs was born on June 27, 1999 in Atlanta, Georgia to Gina Ann (née Carlton) and William Riggs. He has a younger brother, Grayson. Since February 2013, he has been enrolled in public school again. On May 28, 2014 he finished 9th grade at Etwoah High School in Woodstock, Georgia. Other than acting, Riggs likes electric pop music, playing videogames and also has a You Tube channel where he records playing videogames with his brother, Grayso,n and friends. Riggs favourite movie till date has been ‘The Mist’ which came up in 2007. Interestingly, Riggs is very humble to his fans and organizes a fan meet every year. Riggs romantic life has been quite popular too. In 2015, he began dating Brianna Mamphis.

1. Get Low (2009)

  (Drama, Mystery)

2. Mercy (2014)

  (Thriller, Horror)

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