Born In: Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Grant Gustin is an American actor, singer, and dancer best known for his role as Barry Allen a.k.a. The Flash on The CW hit series 'The Flash'. He started his journey on television with the series 'Glee', and later was cast as a recurring character in the series '90210' and 'Arrow'. He always dreamed to be a Broadway actor first before foraying into television and films. However, it got flipped as he already got his break on TV, and he joined the Broadway Revival Tour of West Side Story in 2010, six years after his film debut. According to him, the opportunity to work on 'Glee' somewhat fell into his lap as he was not actively looking for it. A prolific tap dancer, he had originally auditioned for a role as a tap dancer in 'Glee'. While he failed to get that part, he did make a mark on Ryan Murphy, the show's co-creator, who remembered him for the recurring role of Sebastian Smythe. Apart from playing the lead role in 'The Flash', Gustin has reprised his role in cross-over episodes of four other television series based on the same fictional universe: 'Arrow', 'Vixen', 'Supergirl' and 'Legends of Tomorrow'.
Also Known As: Thomas Grant Gustin
father: Tom Gustin
mother: Tina Haney
siblings: Gracie Gustin, Tyler Gustin
Born Country: United States
Notable Alumni: Elon University
U.S. State: Virginia
City: Norfolk, Virginia
education: Elon University
He graduated from Granby High School in 2008. It was during his sophomore year in high school when he started going to New York to watch plays and realized that acting is a viable career choice for him. He later attended the BFA Music Theater Program at Elon University in North Carolina.
While at Elon University, Grant Gustin auditioned for a Broadway Revival Tour production of 'West Side Story' and got selected for the role of Baby John. He left school in 2010, and performed in the play for a year.
Gustin, who has been interested in musical theatre as a child, performed the duet 'Smooth Criminal' along with 'Glee' co-star Naya Rivera in January 2012. The song was part of the episode 'Michael' in the show's third season, and featured on-screen musical guests 2Cellos.
Between 'Glee' and 'The Flash', Grant Gustin made a guest appearance in the television show 'CSI: Miami' in 2012, and got a recurring role in the 2013 series '90210'. In 2012, he also auditioned for the role of Finnick Odair in 'The Hunger Games' film series, but lost the role to Sam Claflin.
In 2017, he landed a major role in the indie movie 'Krystal' alongside Academy Award winner Kathy Bates.
'The Flash', which is regarded as one of the best television shows, made Grant Gustin a household name instantaneously. Originally intended to be a 13-episode series, the show's success made the producers increase the episode count of the first season to 23. Its pilot show became the second-most watched premiere in the history of The CW. The show has been praised unanimously by critics. The season was renewed for a ninth season in March 2022.
He won the 'Breakthrough Performance Award' in the Saturn Awards 2015, for 'The Flash'. He also got nominations for 'Best Actor on Television' twice in 2015 and 2016.
Grant Gustin was in a relationship with dancer and model Hannah Douglass.
In April 2017, he got engaged to Instagram star Andrea LA Thoma and in December 2018, they got married. In 2021, they welcomed their first child, a daughter named Juniper Grace.
He is very close to his mother and considers himself a "Mama's boy". He is very fond of her cooking and says it is probably the most Virginian thing about him. He has a brother named Tyler and a sister named Gracie.
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