• Sean Faris is an American actor known for his appearances in “Supernatural”, “The Vampire Diaries” and “Pretty Little Liars”
• He is married to fellow actress Cherie Daly and they travel the world together
• He started his career as a model, but moved to acting and became successful in films such as “Never Back Down”, “Yours, Mine & Ours” and “Forever Strong”
• He is also an executive producer and has earned awards for his work, including the 2008 MTV Movie Award for Best Fight
• His net worth is estimated to be $500,000

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Short Info

Date Of BirthMarch 25, 1982
SpouseKatrina Farris
FactTraining for new movie, Never Back Down (2008). [June 2007]

Sean Faris is a popular American actor, who is most famous for his appearances in “Supernatural”, “The Vampire Diaries” and “Pretty Little Liars”. Even though he was rumored to be gay, he is actually married to the actress Cherie Daly.

Early life and family

Sean Hardy Faris was born on 25 March 1982, in Houston, Texas USA, so holds American nationality, and his zodiac sign is Aries. Sean is of German, English, Irish and Scottish descent; his father is Warren Stephen Faris, a retired pilot, and his mother is Katherine Irene Ann Faris (nee Miller). Sean is not the only child in his family – he also has an older brother, whose name is unknown, and a half-sister whose name is Jennifer. His parents worked hard, and from his early age Sean understood that the more you work, the more you have in your life.

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It motivated him not to sit and wait for opportunities, but to seek for them. Sean was brought up as a Roman Catholic, but later distanced from his religion, not abandoning it. ‘If you are still attached to your religion, your color, or the country you were born in, then you still don’t know who you really are’, Sean shared his thoughts on his current beliefs.

His father always wanted Sean to join the US Air Force, and Sean even applied for it, but was later rejected due to strong myopia. Even though he listened to his father’s advice, he dreamt of being an actor from when he was around nine years old – when the movie “Top Gun” was released, Sean was 10, and some of his friends remarked how similar he looked to Tom Cruise.

A bit later Sean convinced the whole neighborhood that he was Tom Cruise’s son, and his real father was allegedly his uncle, who had to take care of him while ‘his father Tom Cruise’ had to work in Hollywood. His sister soon gave the game away.

Educational background

The family moved to Ohio, and Sean attended Barbizon Modeling and Acting School, located in Cleveland. While in high school. Sean was interested in playing basketball, soccer and baseball, but when he was 17 years old, he participated in the International Model and Talent Association in 1999. Subsequently when Sean matriculated from his Padua Franciscan High School in 2000, but didn’t enroll at any college or university, as he wanted to pursue an acting career. He moved to Los Angeles, California, and soon started getting job offers for various projects.

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Sean never had any regrets on not completing his tertiary education: ‘Because I didn’t go to college <…> it gives me a huge advantage over anyone who did. By the time they get out of school, I’ve already had four years of real world experience. I just feel like I have a major edge over them’, he shared in one of his interviews.


Modelling career

After his studying successfully in Barbizon Modeling and Acting School, he first started working as a model. He was featured on the cover of “Men’s Health US” December issue, which sold 645,000 copies of the issue, the most of the magazine of 2009. He could also be seen in “Cosmopolitan UK”, participating in the charity campaign of raising the awareness of pancreatic cancer.

However, Sean soon understood that he didn’t like the modelling industry at all, as he wanted to accomplish more in his life than just posing in front of the camera, so he quit modelling and focused on acting.

Acting career: first steps

Sean debuted as an actor in 2001, landing the role of Danny’s Gunner in “Pearl Harbor”, starring Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett and Kate Beckinsale. However, Sean’s mind was blown away by the level of the social opportunities when he moved to Los Angeles, and spent all the money he got from this work in two months – he then had to accept his grandmother’s help as he had no other offers during the next six months. At the end of 2001, Sean appeared as Darren in four episodes of MTV’s popular teenagers’ series “Undressed”.

In 2002 he could be seen in “Even Stevens” as Scott Brooks in the episode “Where in the World Is Pookie Stevens?”, and in “Smallville” as Byron Moore in the episode entitled “Nocturne”. Then Sean appeared in the “One Tree Hill” series in 2003, in the “Boston Public” series in 2004, and in “Life as We Know It”, landing the recurring role of Dino Whitman through 2004 and ‘05. From 2005 to 2006, Sean appeared in 13 episodes of the “Reunion” series as Craig Brewster, and landed roles in such movies as “Sleepover” (2004), “Yours, Mine & Ours” (2005) and “Forever Strong” (2008).

Further success and latest works

2008 was a very important year for Sean, as he prepared a lot for his role in “Never Back Down” sports drama. For three months, six days a week, he trained for more than six hours a day, doing a lot of Jiu-Jitsu, Taekwondo, Muay Thai and weight lifting.

‘I put on 15 pounds of lean muscle for the film. And lots of stretching, chiropractors and massage therapists to keep us going’, Sean remembers his filming in the movie. In 2010 Sean landed the role of Ben McKittrick in the super popular series “The Vampire Diaries”, appearing in three episodes of the show. In 2011 he could be seen in such TV films as “The Wyoming Story”, “The King of Fighters” and “The Lost Valentine”; the same year he also gave voice to Jack Rourke in the video game “Need for Speed: The Run”. In 2014 Sean appeared in one of the episodes of the “Supernatural” series, landing the role of Julian Duval. He later filmed in “Pretty Little Liars” series, and in such movies as “Sandra Brown’s White Hot” (2016), “Female Fight Club” (2016) and “The Joneses Unplugged” (2018).

Among his latest works there are Romane Simon’s documentary “I Am Not for Sale: The Fight to End Human Trafficking”, and such movies as “Munchausen by Internet” (2019), “A Veteran’s Christmas” (2018) and “The Bay House” (2019).

Producing career, awards

Sean often acted as an executive producer in the projects he appeared in – the list of such works includes “Freerunner” (2011), “The Truth in Being Right” (2012) and “Lost for Words” (2013). Sean and his fellow actors in “Sleepover” were nominated for Young Artist Award in 2005, in the category “Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast”. He personally also was nominated for 2007 for a Young Hollywood Award in the category “The One to Watch”, and for the 2008 MTV Movie Award in the category “Best Fight” for his work in “Never Back Down”, winning both awards.

Personal life, wife Cherie Daly Jimenez

Sean married his long-term girlfriend and fellow actress, Cherie Alexandra Daly Jimenez on 5 September 2017 – their wedding took place at the annual event “Burning Man” which they are both fans of. Cherie has a younger brother named Dylan. Born on 23 June 1987, in New York USA, she could be seen in such series as “Banshee” from 2005 to 2006, portraying the characters of Jill Francis and Lena Bella, and “NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service” (2019). In 2020 she filmed in the short movie “Natural Management”, in the drama entitled “Breaking Tradition”, and in the new drama series “Nova Vita”, landing the role of Anna. Sean and Cherie travel a lot together around the world, enjoying their life journey.

Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts

Sean doesn’t smoke, drink alcohol or eat fast food: ‘I hate junk food. It depresses me’, he once mentioned in one of his Instagram posts.

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Looking back with the understanding that everything in life as we know it has changed. There seems to be anticipation to get back to normal. What normal? The "normal" that we previously engaged in is what caused us to get to this very moment and in the condition in which we are now living. Something has gotta give. Without a doubt, everything has changed. It is on us to recognize the significance of what this experience can potentially be for all of the human species and the effect we have on the one place we all call home, Earth. We have an opportunity to unite as one and work together to get through this. To transform old patterns of thought and begin again with a fresh perspective of how to treat the planet, each other, and even ourselves. #WEAREALLINTHISTOGETHER #LifeIsAGift #Love💜

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In 2014 in Hawaii he received his certification as a PADI scuba diver. As Sean performs almost all stunts by himself, he has broken his back, and had many other injuries. Sean is not a relative of Anna Faris, the star of “Movie 43”, “Scary Movie” and “Hot Chick”.

Appearance, clothing style

Sean has short black hair and blue eyes. He is 6ft (1.83 m) tall and weighs around 165lbs (75kgs). As to his clothing style, he once shared that he hates polo collars, so he doesn’t wear them or T-shirts. When he appears on the red carpet, he prefers to wear Armani; Sean even attended one of his fashion shows in Milan. As to his casual personal style, he enjoys comfortable looks, such as jeans and a T-shirt.

Net worth and salary

As of 2020, Sean’s net worth is estimated to be around $500,000.

General Info

Full NameSean Faris
Date Of BirthMarch 25, 1982
Height1.83 m, 1.68 m
Weight85 kg
ProfessionFilm producer, Actor, Model
EducationPadua Franciscan High School, Georgia's Barbizon modeling school, Louisiana State University in Shreveport
NationalityAmerican, American


SpouseKatrina Farris
ChildrenKhalil Farris
ParentsKatherine Miller, Warren Stephen Faris, Kyle Pierce, Monica Lockett


AwardsMTV Movie Award for Best Fight, Young Hollywood Awards' The One To Watch
MoviesNever Back Down, Forever Strong, Yours, Mine & Ours, Adulterers, Sleepover, Stash House, The Lost Valentine, Freerunner, Pearl Harbor, Ghost Machine, The Brotherhood II, Brooklyn to Manhattan, Lost for Words, The King of Fighters, Pawn, House Blend, Christmas with Holly, Manifest Destiny, Twisted, A...
TV ShowsEve, Reunion, Life as We Know It

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1[on Mixed Martial Arts as depicted in Never Back Down (2008)] I actually get a little upset when people say that it's not a sport. It's the evolution of karate, kung fu, ju jitsu, judo, muay-thai - all these sports in their singular form, coming together. Most of these are Olympic sports.
2[about his personal style] Comfort. If it's comfortable and it looks decent, I'll wear it. There's no in-between for me. Either I want to be rocking in an Armani suit, or I want to be in jeans and a T-shirt. I wouldn't want to be in khakis and a button-down. That's just not me.
3[favorite designer to wear on the red carpet] On the red carpet, Armani. I love Armani. I actually just went to his fashion show in Milan.
4I got a role in Pearl Harbor (2001) within a week of getting to L.A. My head swelled. I spent all my money in two months and then didn't work for another six. Luckily, Grandma hooked a brother up.
5[on being pretty faced] It's like, thanks for the good genes, Mom and Dad. I wanted to work.
6I hope people remember me for the kind of person that I am, not because of what I do.
7I don't want a girl who's high-maintenance and wants to go shopping... I like a girl who doesn't wear make-up and is naturally beautiful.
8Because I didn't go to college, and because I spent my college time out in LA, it gives me a huge advantage over anyone who went to college... By the time they get out of school, I've already had four years of real world experience. I just feel like I have a major edge over them.
9I hate the polo collar.
10Once I got into modeling, I realized how much I really hated the industry... A lot of people that model tend to think they're God's gift, but I was like 'Great, you can model, but what have you done to accomplish anything in your life?' I wanted a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day.
11For two weeks, I had the entire neighborhood believing I was Tom Cruise's son - until my step-sister spilled the beans on me.
12I hate junk food. It depresses me.
13"High school is high school, but it's not until you get out of high school that you realize that it's just a stepping stone in life. Nothing is easy about high school. I didn't know where I fit. There are so many cliques of people who are popular and who are not. You get too caught up trying to figure out where you fit in the whole scheme of things, but really, it truly doesn't matter. All that matters is that you have your friends who are your friends -- period." Interview with Tim Lammers, July 2004.


1Learn Muay Thai, Taekwondo and Ninjustu for Never Back Down (2008) & Samurai sword and Karate in The King of Fighters (2010).
2Became a certified PADI scuba diver while in Kauai, HI in January 2014.
3Filming new TV show, Reunion (2005), and new movie, Yours, Mine & Ours (2005). [July 2005]
4Filming at Ireland for an unknown movie, went back to the United States at New York City for the Forever Strong (2008) screening on the 16th, and then went back to continue filming at Ireland. [September 2008]
5New York for future projects. [January 2007]
6Finished filming his role in future movie Forever Strong (2008). [October 2006]
7At Utah, starring in new movie, Forever Strong (2008), as a rugby player named Rick. [July 2006]
8Filming Never Back Down (2008) at Orlando, Florida. [August 2007]
9Finally working on film The Glass Eye (2010) with his manager when the writer's strike ended. [March 2008]
10Focusing on new show, Reunion. [September 2005]
11Training for new movie, Never Back Down (2008). [June 2007]
12At Vancouver, finishing Reunion. [January 2006]
13Has one brother and one half-sister.
14Not related to actress Anna Faris.
15Attended the 10th Young Hollywood Awards as a presenter.
16Resides in Los Angeles, California.
17Produced his first film The Glass Eye (2010) with his current manager, Dino May.
18Competes in 1 meter and 3 meter diving.
19Trained 7 hours a day, 6 days a week for Never Back Down (2008).
20Gained 15 lbs. of muscle during training for Never Back Down (2008).
21Before acting, he had in mind enlisting into the United States Air Force. Sadly in the end, he didn't make it due to poor eyesight.
22Trained at Florida for Never Back Down (2008).
23Auditioned for a role in The Jane Austen Book Club (2007), didn't make the cut.
24Ran 6 miles, twice a day to get in rugby shape for Forever Strong (2008).
25He is the son of Katherine Irene Ann (Miller) and Warren Stephen Faris. He has English, and smaller amounts of Irish, Scottish, and German, ancestry.
26Nominated for the Young Actors Award at the 7th Annual Young Hollywood Awards along with Mika Boorem, Eileen April Boylan, Kallie Flynn Childress, Scout Taylor-Compton, Brie Larson, Hunter Parrish, Sara Paxton, Evan Peters, Katija Pevec, Ryan Slattery, and Douglas Smith.
27Family is his #1 priority.
28His father and most of his family members live back in Houston while his mom still lives in Cleveland.
29He was a high-school jock - he played soccer, basketball, and baseball. Also a diver for the swim team.
30Attended the 7th Annual Young Hollywood Awards with Eva Longoria from Desperate Housewives (2004).
31Born in Houston, Texas; moved to Cleveland, Ohio, at age 12 with his mother.
32Wanted to be an actor when he was 17.
33#38 of magazine Elle Girl's 50 Sexiest Guys.
34Mastered the training of hockey for the TV show Life As We Know It (2004).
35Attended Padua Franciscan High School in Parma, Ohio. He graduated with honors in 2000 and moved to Los Angeles, California, to pursue an acting career a few weeks later.




Surprise Me!2017post-productionJeff Bachmann
The Joneses Unplugged2016TV Movie post-productionMatthew Jones
Female Fight Club2016Potter
Sandra Brown's White Hot2016TV MovieBeck Merchant
The App2015Vic
Pretty Little Liars2013-2015TV SeriesGabriel Holbrook
Supernatural2014TV SeriesJulian Duval
N.Y.C. Underground2013VideoLogan
Lost for Words2013/IMichael
The Truth in Being Right2012ShortJake
Christmas with Holly2012TV MovieMark Nagle
Stash House2012David Nash
Leverage2011TV SeriesShelley
Need for Speed: The Run2011Video GameJack Rourke
The Lost Valentine2011TV MovieLucas Thomas
The Wyoming Story2010TV MovieGideon Thorpe
The King of Fighters2010Kyo Kusanagi
The Vampire Diaries2010TV SeriesBen McKittrick
Ghost Machine2009Tom
Manifest Destiny2008ShortJosh
Forever Strong2008Rick Penning
Never Back Down2008Jake Tyler
Reunion2005-2006TV SeriesCraig Brewster
Yours, Mine & Ours2005William Beardsley
Life As We Know It2004-2005TV SeriesDino Whitman
Boston Public2004TV SeriesTroy Mooney
One Tree Hill2003TV SeriesAbercrombie
Eve2003TV SeriesChip
Smallville2002TV SeriesByron Moore
Maybe It's Me2002TV Series
House Blend2002TV MovieChris Reed
Even Stevens2002TV SeriesScott Brooks
Twisted2001Fernando Castillo
The Brotherhood 2: Young Warlocks2001VideoJohn Van Owen
Pearl Harbor2001Danny's Gunner
Undressed2001TV SeriesDarren


Lost for Words2013/Iexecutive producer
The Truth in Being Right2012Short executive producer / producer
Freerunner2011executive producer
Manifest Destiny2008Short associate producer


Stash House: Behind the Scenes2012Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'Ghost Machine'2009Video documentary shortHimself
2008 MTV Movie Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008TV SeriesHimself
Young Hollywood Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
The Teen Choice Awards 20052005TV SpecialHimself - Attendee
A Guide to the Perfect Sleepover: Making-of Featurette2004Video documentary shortHimself
Ready, Set, Action!: Sleepover Featurette2004Video documentary shortHimself
Sleepover: Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery2004Video shortHimself
Sleepover: Gag Reel2004Video shortHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004TV SeriesHimself


Won Awards

2008MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest FightNever Back Down (2008)
2007Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsThe One To Watch

Nominated Awards

2012Grace AwardMovieGuide AwardsMost Inspirational Television ActingThe Lost Valentine (2011)
2005Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble CastSleepover (2004)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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