Noah Centineo is an American actor who is best known for his roles in the series ‘The Fosters’ and the TV film ‘How to Build a Better Boy.’ He was born in Miami, Florida, to Kellee Janel and Gregory Vincent Centineo, and was raised in Boynton Beach, Florida. He grew up with his elder sister, Taylor. His businessman father worked as a pastor earlier. His father also produced an animated film named ‘Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return’ in 2013. He had a keen interest in acting since an early age. Hence, he auditioned for an agency when he was just 8 years old. He began his career at the age of 15, when he bagged his breakthrough role in the film ‘The Gold Retrievers.’ He also appeared in films such as ‘Turkles,’ ‘SPF- 18,’ ‘Can’t Take It Back,’ ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,’ and ‘Sierra Burgess Is a Loser.’ Some of his most notable series are ‘Austin & Ally,’ ‘Shake It Up,’ ‘Newsreaders,’ and ‘The Fosters.’
Childhood & Early Life
Noah Gregory Centineo was born on May 9, 1996, in Miami, Florida, to Gregory Vincent Centineo and Kellee Janel. His father was a pastor but later turned into a businessman. His mother is a yoga instructor. He grew up with an elder sister, Taylor. The family moved to Boynton Beach when Noah was young.
Noah completed his elementary education from ‘Bak Middle School of Arts.’ Following this, he attended the ‘Boca Raton Community High School.’ He was physically fit because of his interest in sports. He played soccer in his high-school days.
When he was 8 years old, his sister auditioned for the ‘John Robert Powers Agency’ in West Palm Beach. He, too, ended up auditioning without any prior plan. Later, in 2012, he quit school to move to Los Angeles and fulfil his dream of building a career in the entertainment industry.
Centineo convinced his family to move to Los Angeles along with him when he was offered a role in the ‘Disney Channel’ series ‘Austin & Ally.’ He made them believe that it was something he had always wanted to do.
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Noah bagged his breakthrough role in 2009, at the tender age of 15. He was cast as the lead, ‘Josh Peters,’ in the family drama ‘The Gold Retrievers.’ The series was about a young boy on a treasure hunt with his dog.
In 2011, he portrayed ‘David’ in the film ‘Turkles.’ Following this, he was offered the role of ‘Dallas’ in the TV series ‘Austin & Ally.’ His character appeared in three episodes of the series.
Later, in 2012, he appeared as ‘Carter Philips’ in a short film titled ‘Wordplay.’ The next year, he appeared in the science-fiction comedy series ‘Marvin Marvin.’ The series featured him in the role of ‘Blaine Hotman’ in an episode titled ‘Double Date.’
In 2013, he played the role of ‘Monroe’ in an episode of the American sitcom ‘Shake It Up’ titled ‘Psych it Up.’ The series was aired on ‘Disney Channel’ from November 7, 2010, to November 10, 2013.
Philips was deluged with offers from several TV series in 2014. He appeared as ‘Ben Eastman’ in the series ‘Growing Up and Down.’ The same year, he was cast as ‘Rick Larkin’ in the comedy series ‘Jessie.’
He also appeared in the ‘Nickelodeon’ sitcom ‘See Dad Run.’ The series featured him as ‘Carson Castle’ in the episode ‘See Dad Watch Janie Run Away.’ The show received mixed reviews from both critics and audiences.
Later in the year, he appeared as ‘Josh’ in an episode of the comedy series ‘Newsreaders’ titled ‘F-Dancing, Are You Decent?’ The show was aired on ‘Cartoon Network’s late-night block, ‘Adult Swim.’ it stretched over two seasons, for 24 episodes.
He also appeared as ‘Jaden Stark’ in a TV film titled ‘How to Build a Better Boy.’ The film premiered on ‘Disney Channel’ on August 15, 2014, and earned about 4.6 million viewers.
In the middle of 2015, he was cast as the lead, ‘Jesus Adams Foster,’ in the series ‘The Fosters.’ Noah appeared in seasons three, four, and five, which aired from June 8, 2015, to June 6, 2018. The plot dealt with the life of a lesbian couple and their children. His performance in the series won him a ‘Teen Choice Award’ nomination for the ‘Choice Summer TV Star Male’ in 2017.
In 2016, he appeared as ‘Brandon’ in the 16-minute short film ‘Penguin Flu.’ The film was about a group of misfits left to make the morning announcement after a penguin flu outbreak at the school.
In 2017, he appeared in the psychological thriller ‘[email protected]
’ The series featured him as ‘Hawk.’ It narrated the lives of three friends, terrified after being tagged in violent videos.
He also appeared in a music video with Camila Cabello. The video was for the song ‘Havana,’ which was featured in Camila’s self-titled album. He also appeared as ‘Johnny Sanders Jr.’ in ‘SPF-18’ and as ‘Jake Roberts’ in ‘Can’t Take It Back.’
In 2018, he appeared as ‘Peter Kavinsky’ in the teen romance ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.’ The same year, he appeared as ‘Jamey’ in ‘Sierra Burgess Is a Loser’ and as ‘Lance Black’ in ‘Swiped.’
Noah Centineo is a popular actor with a huge female fan following. Initially, he chose not to comment on his relationship. This gave rise to several rumors about his sexuality. However, he later confirmed before the press that he was hetereosexual.
He is dating actor Angeline Appel of ‘Step Up Revolution’ fame. Angeline often posts pictures of their happy moments together.