Hunter Parrish

Active - 2004 - 2017  |   Born - May 13, 1987 in Richmond, Virginia, United States  |   Genres - Comedy Drama, Comedy, Drama

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Biography by Jason Buchanan

Actor Hunter Parrish first caught the eye of many moviegoers with his roles as the brainy son of Jeff Daniels and Kristin Chenoweth in RV and a troubled inner-city high school student in the 2007 drama Freedom Writers. Yet despite these noteworthy feature achievements, Parrish's biggest early accomplishment was his leading role as a naïve suburban teen in the 2005 drama Steal Me -- in which he proved he could carry a feature and took home a Method Fest award for his efforts. In 2005, Parrish was cast in Showtime's Weeds as the grieving, insecure teenager Silas Botwin, who is forced to become the man of the house after his father dies unexpectedly. Parrish -- along with the rest of the Weeds cast -- was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award in 2007. During his run on Weeds, his film work included It's Complicated, 17 Again, and Gone. Once Weeds finished its run in 2012, Parrish had a guest arc on The Good Wife before taking another regular role on The Following. In 2014, he had a supporting role in the indie film Still Alice,opposite Julianne Moore.

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  • Grew up in Plano, TX.
  • Began acting at the age of 6, attending theater camp in New Jersey.
  • Won the 2005 Los Angeles Method Fest Award for Best Actor for his performance in the film Steal Me
  • Earned his high-school diploma through a distance-learning program available from Texas Tech University.
  • Made his Broadway debut in August 2008 in the Tony-winning musical Spring Awakening.