Australian-born actor Xavier Samuel studied his craft at Flinders University before taking on a professional career both on-stage and onscreen. He made waves with a role on the Australian TV series McLeod's Daughters in 2003, and later transitioned to the big screen with roles in 2007's September and the 2008 film Newcastle.
Biography by Cammila Collar
- Grew up in Adelaide, a city in Australia.
- Was the lead singer for the band Hyatus.
- Played Hamlet in a graduate production at Flinders University Drama Centre in Adelaide.
- Got his big break in the Australian TV series McLeod's Daughters in 2003.
- Rose to fame playing Riley in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010).
- Learned to surf for his role in Drift (2013).