Luke Kirby, who called himself a drama nerd, is an actor who became popular through his roles in movies like Mambo Italiano and Halloween: Resurrection. He began his career in his early 20s in 2000 and since then he has done everything from television to film in acting. Nevertheless, he has received much recognition for the ease with which he acts, especially for his performances in films.
Luke Kirby Biography
The actor was born Luke Farrell Kirby on June 29, 1978, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, the son of American parents. Both his parents were initially in the United States and lived in New York City before they decided to move to the Great White North in 1974, four years before the actor’s birth.
Since he was a small child, Kirby always had a flair for acting, and so he went to a theater conservatory, the National Theatre School of Canada, where he studied acting. His first acting role ever was in the second grade in the production of Peter Pan in which he played the role of a lost boy. Since then he has appeared in many theater productions.
As an actor, Luke Kirby developed quite fast, so when he had almost finished the theater school, he was recommended by a director of the school for a role that was available for the movie Lost and Delirious. He went to the audition and eventually got the role of Jake Hollander in the 2001 film directed by Léa Pool. This was his first acting role in the film.
Movies and TV Shows
Since 2001, when he appeared in “Lost and Delirious”, Luke Kirby has appeared in nearly 20 other films, including “Mambo Italiano” (2003), “Shattered Glass” (2003), and “The Greatest Game Ever Played” (2004). He also appeared in All Hat and The Stone Angel (2007), Labor Pains (2009), Take This Waltz (2011), Fury (2012), Empire of Dirt (2013), Mania Days (2015), A Dog’s Purpose (2017) and Another kind of wedding (2017). His most recent films are Little Woods (2018) and Glass (2019).
Apart from the movies, he has also done well on television, where he has been given some small and other major roles. He made his debut in the mini-series Haven in 2001 and appeared in the TV movie Halloween: Resurrected in 2002. From 2003 to 2005 he appeared in Slings and Arrows and then in another miniseries – Sex Traffic – in 2004. He also appeared in Tell Me You Love Me (2007), Cra$h & Burn (2009-2010), Rectify (2013-2016), The Astronaut Wives Club (2015), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017-2018), and The Deuce (2018).
Because of his great acting resume and all that he has achieved through his hard work and talent over the years, the Canadian actor has net assets estimated at $2 million. He has also been nominated for a number of awards, including the Gemini Award and the Canadian Comedy Award.
Luke Kirby’s Wife and Family Facts
In the relationship department the actor, like many other celebrities, prefers to keep things as private as possible. However, it is known that he was married in the past. In 2008 he met the American actress Alison Elliott, who is 8 years older than the actor. The two met for several years before they finally decided to become man and wife in 2012.
Their union was not to last forever, because not too long after that both went separate ways in divorce. The marriage did not produce a child.
After the divorce Luke Kirby saw himself again in the dating arena, where he was connected with a fashion designer, Andrea Sarrubi. The two became a couple for a while, but nothing came of it. Next, there was a strong rumor that he was involved with Katie Holmes, the ex-wife of A-actor Tom Cruise. Again nothing came of it and the rumor was not confirmed.
Until now it is not known with whom the Canadian-American actor is dating. In the following you will find interesting family facts about the actor:
1. His father grew up on the East Coast and his mother, who was originally from Brooklyn
2. Kirby revealed that both his parents are idealists.
3. When his parents moved to Canada, he revealed that they had $500. With that money, they bought a farm where he had grown up.