Craig Louis Coyne is an American screenwriter, actor, and director. He is best known for playing Carl in the popular drama series ‘Lonelygirl15.’ After making his acting debut in the 2005 Sam Mendes-directed biographical war film ‘Jarhead,’ Coyne went on to appear in several short films, such as ‘Stand By,’ ‘Boiling Point: Risotto,’ ‘Boiling Point: Skewers,’ and ‘The Chemistry of Love.’ As a writer Coyne has developed shows and plays, such as ‘Doin’ Good’ and ‘Delusions of Grammar.’ His play ‘Delusions of Grammar’ was staged at the 2016 ‘William Inge Theater Festival’ in Kansas. Craig Louis Coyne made headlines in 2018 when he married Barbara Bush, an activist and daughter of former American President George W. Bush. The couple tied the knot at the Bush family compound in Maine, USA.
Childhood & Early Life
Craig Louis Coyne was born on April 4, 1982, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, to Darlene Coyne and Edward James Coyne, Jr. He was raised in Georgia along with his older brother, Edward James III, and younger sister, Kathleen. After graduating from high school, Coyne went to ‘Vanderbilt University.’ Meanwhile, he landed an opportunity to play Young Mr. Swofford in the 2005 film ‘Jarhead’ which marked his acting debut. After graduating from ‘Vanderbilt University,’ he started serving as a Page in the ‘U.S. House of Representatives.’
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After serving in the ‘U.S. House of Representatives,’ Coyne moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the field of entertainment. In 2007, he was cast to play Carl in the popular web series ‘Lonelygirl15.’ He played the role from 2007 to 2008, appearing in 14 episodes. In 2009, he played Logan in Bob Gosse-directed comedy film ‘I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell,’ but his part did not make the final cut. The following year, he played a minor role in a short film titled ‘Adrift.’ In 2011, he was cast to play Ray in Justin Kurzel-directed biographical crime-drama film ‘Snowtown.’ In 2012, he played Nick in Alesia Glidewell-directed drama film ‘Look at Me.’
From 2013 to 2015, he appeared in a series of short films, such as ‘Little Knockers: Episode 1,’ ‘Stand By,’ ‘Little Knocker Season 2,’ ‘Boiling Point: Risotto,’ ‘Boiling Point: Skewers,’ and ‘The Chemistry of Love.’
In 2017, he wrote and directed a television series titled ‘Ask Play.’ The following year, he was seen in a couple of films, including ‘Unlovable’ and ‘Sunset on the River Styx.’ Craig Louis Coyne has also developed plays and TV series. A live action, half hour show titled ‘Doin’ Good,’ which was aired on ‘Comedy Central,’ was developed by Coyne. He also developed a play titled ‘Delusions of Grammar,’ which was selected to be staged at the 2016 ‘William Inge Theater Festival.’
Family & Personal Life
Craig Louis Coyne’s father, Edward James Coyne, Jr., is a businessman, while his mother, Darlene Coyne, worked as a family nurse practitioner. He is close to his siblings, Kathleen and Edward James III.
Coyne was in a long-distance relationship with Barbara Bush. After four months of engagement, Coyne and Bush decided to tie the knot in October 2018. Their wedding took place on October 7, 2018, at the Bush family compound in Maine. Their wedding, a private ceremony, was attended by only close relatives. In April 2019, Coyne and Bush got married once again in the presence of over 200 guests at Bush’s family ranch in Crawford. After his wedding, Coyne moved from Los Angeles to New York City.