Taylor Kitsch

Active - 2006 - Present  |   Born - Apr 8, 1981 in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada  |   Genres - Drama, Science Fiction, Comedy, Thriller, War

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Canadian actor Taylor Kitsch began his career as a model, signing with the agency IMG and moving to New York at the age of 21. As his career in front of the camera slowly but surely developed, Kitsch became a certified trainer and nutritionist. In 2006, his acting career had a breakthrough, and he was cast in the movies John Tucker Must Die and The Covenant, as well as the popular NBC series Friday Night Lights, a show based on the movie of the same name, about a small town in Texas where high-school football is among the most important things in life. He appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and had a major part in The Bang Bang Club in 2010. Two years later he would be the lead in a pair of big-budget action spectacles - the notorious misfire John Carter, and the board-game inspired Battleship. He also was in Oliver Stone's crime thriller Savages.

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  • Played for the Langley Hornets in the British Columbia Hockey League before suffering a career-ending knee injury.
  • Moved to New York City to work as a model and began training with acting coach Sheila Gray.
  • In 2007, became Men's Health magazine's youngest cover model ever at the age of 25.