Kellan Lutz Biography
Born: March 15, 1985
Date of Birth: March 15, 1985
Playing a member of the Cullen family in the hit movie Twilight requires extreme good looks, and with his Abercrombie & Fitch background and 6'1"/187 pound build, Kellan Lutz was a shoo-in for the role as Emmett Cullen in the Twilight movie series. He definitely has the physique to play the biggest, toughest brother of the Cullens. Twilight author Stephenie Meyer remarked that when she hugged Kellan on the set it felt like she was hugging granite, as she describes vampire's bodies in her books.
Lutz was born in North Dakota, where he grew up on a farm. He made the transition from modeling to the small screen in 2003 when he moved to Los Angeles. He immediately was chosen to play a recurring role on The Bold and the Beautiful, followed by guest appearances on series such as CSI:NY and Six Feet Under, as well as playing a recurring role on Summerland. This all led to a regular role on the HBO comedy series The Comeback, starring Lisa Kudrow. The series was short-lived, but Lutz soon found himself on the big screen in the sports movie Stick It (2006), then played Frank in the teen comedy Accepted (2006) with Justin Long. The next year he fit in guest roles in Heroes and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, as well as filming the video production Ghosts of Goldfield.
In 2008 Lutz appeared on the big screen in two major motion pictures—Prom Night and Twilight. Additionally, Lutz stars as jock George Evans on the new series 90210. Previous work includes hosting Blowout for Bravo and working as a series regular on Model Citizen for PAX-TV. Lutz appeared with Ashley Greene, who plays his little sister in Twilight, in the action film Warrior (2009) before returning to the Twilight series for the second and third films in the series, The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010). Before finishing off the Twilight series with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 in 2012, Lutz took on the role of Poseidon in 2011's Immortals.
In addition to acting in film and television. Lutz has appeared onstage in many musicals and plays, including The Music Man, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, West Side Story, The American Clock and Clowns. In his spare time he enjoys just about any sport, including skateboarding, baseball, basketball, swimming, snowboarding and tennis. He says if he hadn't become an actor, he would be a Navy Seal.