Garrett Hedlund Biography

(Actor Best Known for His Films: 'Tron: Legacy', 'Unbroken' and 'Four Brothers')

Birthday: September 3, 1984 (Virgo)

Born In: Roseau, Minnesota, United States

Garrett Hedlund is an American actor, model, and singer. He is known for playing Patroclus in the flick ‘Troy,’ Sam Flynn in Disney's movie ‘Tron: Legacy’ and Dean Moriarty in Jack Kerouac's film adaption ‘On the Road’. Born as the youngest child to Robert Martin Hedlund and Kristine Anne, the actor was raised alongside his brother and sister on a beef cattle ranch near the small town of Wannaska, Minnesota. In his tenth grade, Hedlund moved to Arizona where he worked as a waiter to pay for his private acting classes. Today, he has emerged as a successful artist, contributing to the entertainment industry as a talented actor and model. Hedlund is also a singer and has contributed his vocals to numerous singles. However, his duet with Meester titled “Give In to Me” is his only track to chart as a single on the Billboard Hot 100. The winner of the 2011 ‘Actor of the Year’ Young Hollywood Award, Hedlund is also adored by millions for his beautiful green eyes and charming personality.

Quick Facts

Also Known As: Garrett John Hedlund

Age: 39 Years, 39 Year Old Males


father: Robert Hedlund

mother: Kristi Hedlund

siblings: Amanda Hedlund, Nathaniel Hedlund

children: Rhodes Robert Hedlund

Partner: Emma Roberts (2019–)

Born Country: United States

Actors American Men

Height: 6'2" (188 cm), 6'2" Males

Ancestry: German American, Swedish American, Norwegian American

Notable Alumni: Horizon High School

U.S. State: Minnesota

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education: Horizon High School

Modeling & Acting Career
Garrett Hedlund began modeling during his teen years. He went on to model for ‘Teen’ magazine and L.L. Bean. In 2004, he made his acting debut when he appeared as Patroclus in the mythological epic adventure war film ‘Troy’. The following year, he costarred with actor Mark Wahlberg in the crime thriller flick ‘Four Brothers’. Soon after this, he appeared in the fantasy-adventure movie ‘Eragon’. In 2007, the actor co-starred with Jane Fonda, Felicity Huffman and Lindsay Lohan in the comedy movie‘Georgia Rule’.That year, he also did the flick ‘Death Sentence’, vigilante action drama film loosely based on the novel of the same name.
He next appeared in the sequel of the 1982 film Tron titled ‘Tron: Legacy’ in 2010. The same year, Hedlund had a role in the musical drama ‘Country Strong, a film about an emotionally unstable country music star whose career is failing. Soon after this, he was cast in the adventure drama film ‘On the Road’. In 2013, he played Johnny Five in the black comedy tragedy flick ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’. From 2014 to 2017, the American artisteappeared in significant roles in the movies ‘Lullaby’, ‘Unbroken’, ‘Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk’, ‘Pan’, ‘Mojave’ and ‘Mudbound’. In the year 2018, he starred in six episodes of the TV series ‘Mosaic’.
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Singing Career
Garrett Hedlund has recorded several singles till date. He released a number of tracks for his flick ‘Country Strong,’ including "Chances Are","Silver Wings", "Hide Me Babe" and "Give in toMe" (duet with Leighton Meester).
Personal Life
Garrett Hedlund was born on September 3, 1984 in Roseau, Minnesota, to Robert Martin Hedlund and Kristine Anne. He has an older brother named Nathaniel and an older sister named Amanda. His mother is of German and Norwegian descent while his father is of Swedish descent. Coming to the actor’s love life, he dated actress Kirsten Dunst in the past.

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