|Full Name||Evan Thomas Peters|
|Birthday||January 20, 1987|
|Born||St. Louis, Missouri, United States|
|Net Worth||$4 million|
As an avid follower of Evan Peters‘ career, I‘m excited to provide an in-depth introduction to this captivating and talented actor who has been taking Hollywood by storm since his breakthrough role on American Horror Story in 2011.
Background and Early Life
Evan Peters was born on January 20, 1987 in St. Louis, Missouri. From an early age, he knew he wanted to be an actor and took acting classes starting at age 15. In 2004, at age 17, Peters landed his first major acting role in the indie film Clipping Adam, playing a teenage drug dealer. This marked the beginnings of an impressive career to come.
After graduating high school, Peters moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting full-time. In the mid-2000s, he started landing notable TV roles on shows like Phil of the Future, Invasion, and One Tree Hill. His natural charisma and likable presence made him perfect for these boy-next-door characters.
Breakthrough Role on American Horror Story
Though Evan Peters was steadily working for years, his big break came in 2011 when he was cast in the first season of Ryan Murphy’s hit FX series American Horror Story. Peters took on the role of the deeply troubled teen Tate Langdon and immediately drew widespread praise for his dark, chilling performance.
"Peters steals the show with a star-making performance as teen psycho Tate Langdon." – Entertainment Weekly
Peters would go on to be the only cast member to appear in every single season of American Horror Story through its tenth season. He has inhabited a diverse array of characters that highlight his immense acting range, from brooding Kyle Spencer to lobster-handed James March to cult leader Kai Anderson. Peters‘ consistently stellar acting has earned him multiple awards and nominations, cementing his status as a versatile screen star.
Stealing Scenes as Quicksilver in X-Men Films
In 2014, Evan Peters joined the blockbuster X-Men film universe as Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver – a fan favorite mutant with super speed abilities. Though his screentime was limited, Peters stole the show with his energetic, hilarious performance. He reprised the role in 2016‘s X-Men: Apocalypse.
Beyond the X-Men films, Peters has shown his versatility in movies like Kick-Ass (2010), Adult World (2013), and Safelight (2015). He drew acclaim for his lead role in the first season of Ryan Murphy’s FX series Pose (2018).
Accolades and Acting Praise
Throughout his career, Evan Peters has earned considerable praise from critics, audiences, and members of the film/TV industry for his immense acting talents:
- 3 Saturn Awards for work in the X-Men and American Horror Story franchises
- 2 Critics‘ Choice TV Awards for American Horror Story
- Included in magazine lists of the best actors under age 30
“Evan Peters is one of the finest actors I’ve ever met… He’s got depth, he’s got emotion, and he’s willing to take risks.” – Ryan Murphy, creator of American Horror Story
Fun Facts About Evan Peters
Beyond his acclaimed acting, here are some fun facts that provide insight into Evan Peters, the person:
- He was born 3 months premature, weighing only 3 pounds at birth
- Evan is a huge fan of Jim Carrey and credits him as his acting inspiration
- He was once in a band called Animal Kingdom with his brother Andrew
- Evan is an avid painter/artist and loves creating abstract paintings
- He has a dog named Alfie who sometimes makes appearances on his social media
With undeniable talent, charisma, and versatility, Evan Peters has deservedly earned his place as one of the most exciting actors in Hollywood today. At just 36, his future in film and television is brighter than ever. As a longtime fan, I can‘t wait to see what amazing characters he‘ll bring to life next!