Evan Peters

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Evan Peters
Evan Peters by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Peters at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con
BornEvan Thomas Peters
(1987-01-20) January 20, 1987 (age 26)
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
OccupationActor
Years active2004–present
Home townSt. Louis, Missouri, USA
Partner(s)Emma Roberts (2012-present)
 
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Evan Peters
Evan Peters by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Peters at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con
BornEvan Thomas Peters
(1987-01-20) January 20, 1987 (age 26)
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
OccupationActor
Years active2004–present
Home townSt. Louis, Missouri, USA
Partner(s)Emma Roberts (2012-present)

Evan Thomas Peters (born January 20, 1987) is an American film and television actor, best known for his roles on the FX television anthology series American Horror Story.

Life and career[edit]

Peters was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Julie and Phil Peters, a vice president of administration for the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. Peters grew up in Ballwin, Missouri with a Roman Catholic upbringing.[1][2]

On his second audition, Peters was chosen by producer Michael Picchiottino for the role of Adam in Clipping Adam. The role earned him a Screen Actors Guild Emerging Actor award at the St. Louis International Film Festival, Jury Award-Best Actor at the Eclipse Film Festival, Best Young Actor at the Down Under International Film Festival, and Best Breakthrough Performance at the Phoenix Film Festival.

Initially, Peters mostly performed in TV commercial spots, including Sony PlayStation, Progressive Insurance, Moviefone, Sour Patch Kids, Papa John's Pizza, and Kellogg. Peters continued to land promising rolls in MGM's Sleepover, Disney Channel's Phil of the Future and a starring role in the ABC series The Days. Peters also landed a role in the ensemble cast of ABC's sci-fi thriller series Invasion. He had supporting roles in films such as Gardens of the Night, An American Crime, Kick-Ass, Never Back Down and its sequel The Beatdown, and guest starring roles on The Mentalist, House, Monk, The Office, In Plain Sight, and Parenthood. He has also starred in several theater plays, including playing Fagin in a production of Oliver Twist at the Met Theater.

Peters' breakthrough role was that of the teenage sociopath murderer Tate Langdon in the hit FX series American Horror Story's first season, entitled Murder House. He also starred in the second season, Asylum, as Kit Walker, a man who was wrongly accused of killing his wife. He stars as Frankenstein frat boy Kyle in Season 3 of American Horror Story, titled Coven.

Peters will next be seen as Quicksilver in 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Peters dated Alexandra Breckenridge long before they became cast-mates in American Horror Story and American Horror Story: Coven

Peters is dating Emma Roberts. In July 2013, Roberts was arrested for domestic violence against Peters. She was released hours later, as Peters decided not to press charges.[4][5]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
2004Clipping AdamAdam Sheppard
2004SleepoverRussel "SpongeBob" Hayes
2007An American CrimeRicky Hobbs
2007Mama's BoyKeithUncredited
2008Remarkable PowerRoss
2008Gardens of the NightBrian / Rachel
2008Never Back DownMax Cooperman
2010Kick-AssTodd
2011Never Back Down 2: The BeatdownMax Cooperman
2011The Good DoctorDonny Nixon
2012Adult WorldAlex
2014Truck StopCharles
2014X-Men: Days of Future PastPietro Maximoff / Quicksilver

Television[edit]

YearSeriesRoleNotes
2004The DaysCooper Day6 episodes
2004–2005Phil of the FutureSeth Wosmer5 episodes
2005–2006InvasionJesse Varon21 episodes
2008DirtCraig HopeEpisode: "God Bless the Child"
2008Without a TraceCraig BaskinEpisode: "A Bend in the Road"
2008MonkEric TavelaEpisode: "Mr. Monk and the Genius"
2008HouseOliverEpisode: "Last Resort"
2008–2009One Tree HillJack Daniels6 episodes
2009Ghost WhispererDylanEpisode: "Excessive Forces"
2010Criminal MindsCharlie HillridgeEpisode: "Mosley Lane"
2010The MentalistOliver McDanielEpisode: "18-5-4"
2010The OfficeLuke CooperEpisode: "Nepotism"
2011ParenthoodBrandonEpisode: "New Plan"
2011In Plain SightJoey Roston / Joey WilsonEpisode: "Crazy Like a Witness"
2011American Horror Story: Murder HouseTate Langdon12 episodes
2012–2013American Horror Story: AsylumKit Walker13 episodes
2013-2014American Horror Story: CovenKyle Spencer8 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAssociationCategoryNominated workResult[6]
2004Phoenix Film FestivalBest Breakthrough PerformanceClipping AdamWon
2005Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble CastSleepoverNominated
2012Satellite AwardsBest Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television FilmAmerican Horror Story: AsylumNominated

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