Who is Kenny Wormald?
Kenneth Edgar Wormald was born in Boston, Massachusetts USA, on 27 July 1984 – his zodiac sign is Leo and he holds American nationality. He is an actor, dancer and a reality TV star, perhaps known best for his portrayal of the lead character Ren McCormack in the 2011 critically acclaimed musical comedy film “Footloose”, written and directed by Craig Brewer, and which also starred Julianne Hough and Dennis Quaid. The film follows the dancer Ren, who moves to a city in which dancing and rock music are forbidden. It was nominated for three awards.
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Early life and education
Kenny was raised alongside his two brothers Lee and Dylan, in Stoughton, Massachusetts by their father Edgar K. Wormald who was a theatre actor, and their mother Melanie who was a model.
He became interested in dancing at a very early age, and after his parents noticed his passion, they enrolled him at a school for the performing arts at which Kenny practiced dancing, singing and acting. He enrolled at Stoughton High School in 1998 at which he was physically very active, as he played both football and soccer, and was a member of the school’s choir and the drama club, appearing in nearly all the plays performed at the school.
After matriculation in 2002, Kenny chose not to enroll at a college, but to move to Los Angeles in California, and focus on his acting and dancing career.
Career as a dancer
Kenny was already an avid dancer by the time he turned 13, as he won the Master Dance of New England and the title Junior Mr. Dance of New England – he won the title Teen Dancer of Boston just a year later, and a year after that became Teen Mr. Dance of New England. Kenny also had an opportunity to dance at the White House for the former President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton.
He was 18 when he competed at the World Dance Championships held in Riesa, Germany, winning it with his tap dance performance. He has appeared in many music videos of popular singers, such as Madonna, Christina Aguilera and Chris Brown – he has also toured with The Pussycat Dolls and Justin Timberlake as their back-up dancer.
Career as an actor
Kenny made his debut TV series appearance in 2002, when cast to play The Dancer in the episode “Family Affair” of the comedy drama “The Drew Carey Show”, and two years later he portrayed another dancer in the musical drama movie “You Got Served”, written and directed by Chris Stokes, and which starred Omarion, Jarell Houston and Raz B – the film follows two boys who have to win a city’s dance contest if they want to open their own recording studio. It won one award and was nominated for five others.
In 2006, Kenny appeared in the critically acclaimed comedy movie “Clerks II”, written and directed by Kevin Smith and which won three awards while it was nominated for three others. Two years later, he portrayed Tommy Anderson in the romantic musical movie “Center Stage: Turn It Up”, then in 2012 starred in all 23 episodes of the comedy series “Massholes” alongside Paddy Quinn and Jimmy Ruggiero – the series follows two boys who move to Hollywood to become famous YouTubers.
He went on to star as Sean in the 2013 short film “That’s So Relatable: Soon or Later” written and directed by Michael Riccio, and in the same year, Kenny played Pete Collins in the comedy film “Cavemen”.
The year 2014 saw him appear in six movies, some of which were the biographical comedy “Kid Cannabis”, the mystery crime drama “The Living” and the biographical musical drama “Love & Mercy” – Kenny also appeared in the critically acclaimed short film “Instagram: A Caption Story” which follows two friends in search of a perfect Instagram caption.
The year 2015 saw him play Chris in the crime thriller film “The Girl in the Photographs”, which received mixed reviews, and in 2016, he starred as Tommy in the musical drama movie “Center Stage: On Pointe”, alongside Nicole Munoz and Barton Cowperthwaite.
Later that year Kenny appeared in both the family musical film “Honey 3: Dare to Dance”, and four episodes of the science fiction horror series “Fear the Walking Dead”, before in 2017 playing Junior Burnside, one of the lead characters in the western horror movie “Happy Hunting”.
Kenny’s most recent appearance has been in the 2017 drama film “High Low Forty”, written and directed by Paddy Quinn, and in which he starred as Travis alongside Geoff Stults and Jay Harrington. The film is about two brothers travelling together to their home, to say goodbye to their dying father – it won three awards.
Love life. Does he have a girlfriend or a wife?
Kenny is quite open when it comes to his love life, and has been in a relationship with three women, including one secret marriage, while there are rumors that he dated two other women.
From 2003 to 2009, he was in a relationship with famous American singer and model Ashley Roberts, but it’s believed by many that Kenny cheated on Ashley with Rachele Brooke Smith, whom he starred alongside in “Center Stage: Turn It Up” in 2008. From 2009 to 2011, he dated British singer, dancer and a model Lauren Bennett, and there are rumors circulating that he had an affair with American actress and dancer, Julianne Hough, not long after his split from Lauren.
In 2013, Kenny started dating Danielly Silva who is a model and an Instagram star, and in September 2014, the two married in secret in Los Angeles – the public found out about the marriage only after Danielly filed for divorce in September 2015. The divorce was finalized in 2018, after which Kenny has started dating Lauren Bennett again – in early 2020, Lauren gave birth to their daughter.
As of October 2020, Kenny is dating Lauren Bennett, has once married and has a daughter.
Hobbies and other interests
Kenny’s number one hobby is travelling, and his acting and dancing career has taken him all around the world. However, his favorite moment in his career was when he danced back home in Boston for his favorite artist Justin Timberlake.
Kenny is a philanthropist and a supporter of the movement Black Lives matter, and has walked several peaceful protests organized around the US.
Kenny is a lover of animals, with dolphins being his favorites – he has a pet dog which can occasionally be seen featured in his Instagram pictures.
He is physically very active as he has multiple training sessions at the gym each week, and is following a strict diet.
In his spare time, Kenny likes to watch movies – his favorite actor and actress are Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, while a few of his favorite movies are “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, “Yes Man” and “Bruce Almighty”.
Age, height and net worth
Kenny’s age is 36. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 10ins (1.79m), and he weighs around 155lbs (70kgs).
As of October 2020, his net worth has been estimated at over $6 million.