• 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
Known for movies
|Date Of Birth||March 25, 1982|
|Fact||Training 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.
- 1 Early life and family
- 2 Educational background
- 3 Career
- 4 Personal life, wife Cherie Daly Jimenez
- 5 Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
- 6 Appearance, clothing style
- 7 Net worth and salary
- 8 General Info
- 9 Family
- 10 Accomplishments
- 11 Social profile links
- 12 Quotes
- 13 Facts
- 14 Pictures
- 15 Movies
- 16 Awards
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.
Sean Faris, American Actor
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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.
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.
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.
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💜
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.
|Full Name||Sean Faris|
|Date Of Birth||March 25, 1982|
|Height||1.83 m, 1.68 m|
|Profession||Film producer, Actor, Model|
|Education||Padua Franciscan High School, Georgia's Barbizon modeling school, Louisiana State University in Shreveport|
|Parents||Katherine Miller, Warren Stephen Faris, Kyle Pierce, Monica Lockett|
|Awards||MTV Movie Award for Best Fight, Young Hollywood Awards' The One To Watch|
|Movies||Never 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 Shows||Eve, 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.|
|4||I 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.|
|6||I hope people remember me for the kind of person that I am, not because of what I do.|
|7||I 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.|
|8||Because 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.|
|9||I hate the polo collar.|
|10||Once 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.|
|11||For two weeks, I had the entire neighborhood believing I was Tom Cruise's son - until my step-sister spilled the beans on me.|
|12||I 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.|
|1||Learn Muay Thai, Taekwondo and Ninjustu for Never Back Down (2008) & Samurai sword and Karate in The King of Fighters (2010).|
|2||Became a certified PADI scuba diver while in Kauai, HI in January 2014.|
|3||Filming new TV show, Reunion (2005), and new movie, Yours, Mine & Ours (2005). [July 2005]|
|4||Filming 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]|
|5||New York for future projects. [January 2007]|
|6||Finished filming his role in future movie Forever Strong (2008). [October 2006]|
|7||At Utah, starring in new movie, Forever Strong (2008), as a rugby player named Rick. [July 2006]|
|8||Filming Never Back Down (2008) at Orlando, Florida. [August 2007]|
|9||Finally working on film The Glass Eye (2010) with his manager when the writer's strike ended. [March 2008]|
|10||Focusing on new show, Reunion. [September 2005]|
|11||Training for new movie, Never Back Down (2008). [June 2007]|
|12||At Vancouver, finishing Reunion. [January 2006]|
|13||Has one brother and one half-sister.|
|14||Not related to actress Anna Faris.|
|15||Attended the 10th Young Hollywood Awards as a presenter.|
|16||Resides in Los Angeles, California.|
|17||Produced his first film The Glass Eye (2010) with his current manager, Dino May.|
|18||Competes in 1 meter and 3 meter diving.|
|19||Trained 7 hours a day, 6 days a week for Never Back Down (2008).|
|20||Gained 15 lbs. of muscle during training for Never Back Down (2008).|
|21||Before 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.|
|22||Trained at Florida for Never Back Down (2008).|
|23||Auditioned for a role in The Jane Austen Book Club (2007), didn't make the cut.|
|24||Ran 6 miles, twice a day to get in rugby shape for Forever Strong (2008).|
|25||He is the son of Katherine Irene Ann (Miller) and Warren Stephen Faris. He has English, and smaller amounts of Irish, Scottish, and German, ancestry.|
|26||Nominated 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.|
|27||Family is his #1 priority.|
|28||His father and most of his family members live back in Houston while his mom still lives in Cleveland.|
|29||He was a high-school jock - he played soccer, basketball, and baseball. Also a diver for the swim team.|
|30||Attended the 7th Annual Young Hollywood Awards with Eva Longoria from Desperate Housewives (2004).|
|31||Born in Houston, Texas; moved to Cleveland, Ohio, at age 12 with his mother.|
|32||Wanted to be an actor when he was 17.|
|33||#38 of magazine Elle Girl's 50 Sexiest Guys.|
|34||Mastered the training of hockey for the TV show Life As We Know It (2004).|
|35||Attended 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!||2017||post-production||Jeff Bachmann|
|The Joneses Unplugged||2016||TV Movie post-production||Matthew Jones|
|Female Fight Club||2016||Potter|
|Sandra Brown's White Hot||2016||TV Movie||Beck Merchant|
|Pretty Little Liars||2013-2015||TV Series||Gabriel Holbrook|
|Supernatural||2014||TV Series||Julian Duval|
|Lost for Words||2013/I||Michael|
|The Truth in Being Right||2012||Short||Jake|
|Christmas with Holly||2012||TV Movie||Mark Nagle|
|Stash House||2012||David Nash|
|Need for Speed: The Run||2011||Video Game||Jack Rourke|
|The Lost Valentine||2011||TV Movie||Lucas Thomas|
|The Wyoming Story||2010||TV Movie||Gideon Thorpe|
|The King of Fighters||2010||Kyo Kusanagi|
|The Vampire Diaries||2010||TV Series||Ben McKittrick|
|Forever Strong||2008||Rick Penning|
|Never Back Down||2008||Jake Tyler|
|Reunion||2005-2006||TV Series||Craig Brewster|
|Yours, Mine & Ours||2005||William Beardsley|
|Life As We Know It||2004-2005||TV Series||Dino Whitman|
|Boston Public||2004||TV Series||Troy Mooney|
|One Tree Hill||2003||TV Series||Abercrombie|
|Smallville||2002||TV Series||Byron Moore|
|Maybe It's Me||2002||TV Series|
|House Blend||2002||TV Movie||Chris Reed|
|Even Stevens||2002||TV Series||Scott Brooks|
|The Brotherhood 2: Young Warlocks||2001||Video||John Van Owen|
|Pearl Harbor||2001||Danny's Gunner|
|Lost for Words||2013/I||executive producer|
|The Truth in Being Right||2012||Short executive producer / producer|
|Manifest Destiny||2008||Short associate producer|
|Stash House: Behind the Scenes||2012||Video documentary short||Himself|
|The Making of 'Ghost Machine'||2009||Video documentary short||Himself|
|2008 MTV Movie Awards||2008||TV Special||Himself|
|Up Close with Carrie Keagan||2008||TV Series||Himself|
|Young Hollywood Awards||2005||TV Special||Himself|
|The Teen Choice Awards 2005||2005||TV Special||Himself - Attendee|
|A Guide to the Perfect Sleepover: Making-of Featurette||2004||Video documentary short||Himself|
|Ready, Set, Action!: Sleepover Featurette||2004||Video documentary short||Himself|
|Sleepover: Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery||2004||Video short||Himself|
|Sleepover: Gag Reel||2004||Video short||Himself|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||2004||TV Series||Himself|
|2008||MTV Movie Award||MTV Movie Awards||Best Fight||Never Back Down (2008)|
|2007||Young Hollywood Award||Young Hollywood Awards||The One To Watch|
|2012||Grace Award||MovieGuide Awards||Most Inspirational Television Acting||The Lost Valentine (2011)|
|2005||Young Artist Award||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble Cast||Sleepover (2004)|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia