May 19, 2024

Dylan Rhodes O’Brien (born on August 26, 1991) is an American actor known for his impressive body of work. He rose to prominence for his debut major role as Stiles Stilinski on the MTV supernatural drama series “Teen Wolf” (2011-2017), where he featured in a major role throughout the six seasons.

Early Life

Dylan O’Brien, a popular actor, was born and raised in New York City to his proud parents, Lisa Rhodes and Patrick B. O’Brien. Growing up, Dylan had a unique family background, with his father being of Irish descent and his mother having a mix of English, Spanish, and Italian ancestry.

Dylan‘s mother, Lisa, was an actress herself. She shared her passion for acting with her son and ran an acting school. Meanwhile, his father, Patrick, worked as a camera operator behind the scenes. With both parents in the entertainment industry, Dylan eventually found his way onto the silver screen.

Dylan spent his formative years in the charming Springfield Township of Union County, New Jersey. However, when he was 12 years old, his family decided to relocate to the sunny shores of Hermosa Beach, California. However, This was a big change for Dylan, but he quickly adapted to his new surroundings and continued to pursue his passion for acting.

Education

Dylan O’Brien attended Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, California, where he actively participated in the school’s drama department. It was during his time in high school that Dylan discovered his passion for acting and began pursuing it more seriously.

In fact, during his senior year of high school, he was offered a job working on a web series by a local director who was impressed with his video development skills. 

After graduating from high school, Dylan briefly attended Syracuse University in upstate New York, where he studied film, but he eventually dropped out to focus on his acting career. Despite not completing his college degree, Dylan’s talent and hard work have certainly paid off, as he has become a successful actor in Hollywood.

Career

Dylan O’Brien‘s career began taking shape with the production and starring roles in a series of comedic short films he shared on his personal YouTube channel. He also pursued his passion for music as the drummer for the band Slow Kids at Play.

Dylan’s big break came after four auditions when he was cast as the fan-favorite character Stiles in MTV’s hit supernatural series Teen Wolf. From there, he went on to star in several films, including the independent comedy High Road and the romantic comedy The First Time, as well as co-starring in The Internship.

However, his lead role as Thomas in The Maze Runner film series truly launched Dylan to stardom. The series became a massive hit, becoming the fourth highest-grossing film series based on young-adult books. Despite suffering an injury while filming Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Dylan fully recovered and starred in the disaster film Deepwater Horizon.

Dylan’s diverse range as an actor has been showcased in his roles in other films, such as portraying the character of Mitch Rapp in American Assassin and his appearance in the sci-fi anthology series Weird City. Upcoming releases for Dylan include the lead role in The Education of Fredrick Fitzell and the post-apocalyptic road trip film Monster Problems. With each new project, Dylan continues to demonstrate his versatility and range as an actor.

He has starred alongside many notable actors and actresses in the industry, including Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed, Holland Roden Shelley Hennig, Colton Haynes, Ian Bohen, and many others

Filmography

  • Charlie Brown(2011)
  • The first time (2012)
  • The Internships (2013)
  • The maze runner(2015)
  • Deepwater Horizon (2016)
  • American assassin(2017)
  • Bumblebee (2018)
  •  Maze Runner, the death cure(2018)
  • The education of Fredrick Fitzell
  •  Monster problem(2020)

Personal Life

Dylan O’Brien garnered media attention for his romantic involvement with the renowned actress Britt Robertson. The couple first crossed paths while working together on the movie ‘The First Time.’ They eventually began dating, and rumors suggest their relationship is still intact.

While filming the third edition of the ‘Maze Runner franchise, O’Brien suffered a severe injury that resulted in an extended recovery period. Despite the setback, the actor recuperated and pursued several other projects.

O’Brien stands at 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 74 kilograms. At the time of writing, he is 30 years old. He has naturally brown hair and eyes and a tall body frame. In addition to his acting pursuits, O’Brien has an elder sister named Julia O’Brien

Awards & Nominations

  • Young Hollywood awards(2013)
  • Giffoni film festival(2014)
  • NewNowNext awards(2014)
  • Teen choice awards(2014)
  • MTV movie awards(2015)
  • Teen choice awards(2017-2018)

Social Media

Net Worth

Dylan O’Brien is a prominent American actor with over $10 million net worth. 


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