Blake Jenner Bio: Age, Height, Movies, Wife, Net Worth
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- Name: Blake Jenner
- Year of Birth: 1992
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: White
- Occupation: Actor
Blake Jenner is an American actor and singer who rose to fame for winning the second season of Oxygen’s “The Glee Project,” landing him the role of Ryder Lynn on the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee.
Blake Jenner age
Blake Alexander Jenner was born August 27, 1992, in Miami, Florida, U.S, to Richard Vernon Jenner and Mitzy.
At the age of nine, Blake began playing drums and grew interested in music and film. He attended Felix Varela High School, joining the school’s drama team.
While in high school, he joined the varsity football team and also participated in wrestling.
Blake later fell in love with improv and comedy, leading to him taking improvisation lessons and participating in the Roxy Performing Arts Center stage production.
In 2008, Blake became a part of a sketch comedy group, “Impromedy,” based in Miami.
Blake Jenner movies and T.V shows
After graduating high school, Blake left Miami for Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.
However, with just $2,500, the young actor had to pick up minor jobs to support himself financially while seeking out television roles. In California, he attended improv classes at The Groundlings, with which he eventually did a guest show.
In 2011, Blake had his film debut in the short film “Wurlitzer and The Truth In Being Right,” a role later followed this in the horror film “Cousin Sarah.” In addition, he made a guest appearance as Miller Collins in the ABC Family’s sitcom “Melissa & Joey.”
In 2012, Blake was selected to audition on the second season of “The Glee Project” television reality show.
Blake Jenner glee
The winner was guaranteed a seven-episode arc in the following season of “Glee,” among the 15 contestants, Blake came up out first place.
It earned him the role of Ryder Lynn in the fourth season of Glee.
For his performance in the series, he won the “Teen Choice Award for Breakout Star.”
He was later promoted to a regular role in the fifth season of the series.
In 2013, Blake wrote the screenplay for “Billy Boy” and was subsequently cast in the horror film “Within.” In 2015, he had a recurring role in “Supergirl” as Adam Foster, appearing alongside his then-wife, Melissa Benoist.
In 2016, he landed the role of Jake Bradford in the film “Everyone Wants Some! and was also cast in the drama “The Edge of Seventeen.” In 2018, Blake appeared in Shawn Christensen’s drama film “The Vanishing of Sidney Hall.”
That same year, he made an appearance in the crime drama film “American Animals.”
The Glee star started 2019 with the role of Sean in the Netflix’s anthology neo-noir thriller series “What/If.”
That same year, it was announced that he had landed a role in Richard Linklater’s film adaptation of “Merrily We Roll Along.”
The film is said to have been shot over 20 years.
Blake Jenner, Melissa Benoist
In 2013, he got engaged to former Glee co-star Melissa Benoist, and the couple eventually tied the knot in 2015. In 2016, to everyone’s disbelieve, the couple announced their separation and finally got divorced in 2017, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason behind their divorce.
Allegations of Domestic Abuse Against Blake Jenner
Few years after the divorce, in 2019, Blake’s ex-wife Benoist revealed domestic violence as the reason for their divorce.
According to the actress, it started as emotional manipulation and eventually included physical abuse. She said that she had suffered a series of injuries, including tiring her iris after the actor threw a phone at her.
She stated that her ex-husband Blake slapped, punched, and choked her, in addition to shoving her into a wall and dragging her by her hair, saying that she always had to fight back.
Blake didn’t respond to these allegations until October 8, 2020, where he confirmed the phone incident.
Then, however, he alleged that the physical abuse during their marriage was mutual, stating that he had experienced a broken nose and was slapped and scratched.
Blake Jenner Net Worth
American actor and singer Blake Jenner has accumulated a net worth of $1.5 million from his acting career.