Chaske Spencer

Active - 2002 - 2017  |   Born - Mar 9, 1975 in Oklahoma, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Thriller

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Chaske Spencer wasn't always positive he'd pursue a career as an actor, let alone land a starring role in a teen sensation movie about vampires. He'd considered teaching, as well as photography, before landing his breakthrough role in the 2002 film Skins. He followed this with a role in Dreamkeeper before he was cast as Lakota in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, the second installment in the wildly successful Twilight vampire romance franchise.

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  • Born of the Lakota Sioux tribe, and raised in Idaho and Montana.
  • Considered a career in photography before becoming an actor.
  • Made his theater debut in an off-off-Broadway production of Dracula, playing the title role.
  • Gained more than 15 pounds of muscle for his role as werewolf Sam Uley in The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009).
  • Spokesperson for the sustainable-change initiative United Global Shift.