Stephen Amell

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Stephen Amell
Stephenamell january2015.jpeg
Stephen Amell in January 2015
Born(1981-05-08) May 8, 1981 (age 33)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Years active2004–present
Spouse(s)Cassandra Jean (m. 2012)
RelativesRobbie Amell (cousin)
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Stephen Amell
Stephenamell january2015.jpeg
Stephen Amell in January 2015
Born(1981-05-08) May 8, 1981 (age 33)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Years active2004–present
Spouse(s)Cassandra Jean (m. 2012)
RelativesRobbie Amell (cousin)

Stephen Amell (born May 8, 1981) is a Canadian actor who is best known for portraying Oliver Queen / The Arrow in the CW series Arrow.

Personal life[edit]

Amell was born in Toronto, Ontario. He is the cousin of actor Robbie Amell.[1]

He married American actress and model Cassandra Jean on December 25, 2012 in a private ceremony in the Caribbean,[2] and for a second time in New Orleans on May 26, 2013.[3] The couple has a daughter, Mavi Alexandra Jean Amell, born on October 15, 2013.[4]


Amell at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International

Amell appeared in three episodes of the fourth season of Queer as Folk as the Liberty Ride spinning instructor in 2004. Amell played Adam in the first season of the television series Dante's Cove; he was replaced in the second season by Jon Fleming. In 2007, Amell won a Gemini Award for his guest-starring role on ReGenesis.[5] The same year he was also nominated for a Gemini Award in the Best Ensemble Cast Category for Rent-a-Goalie.[6]

Amell on the set of Arrow in September 2014

He had recurring roles in the TV series Da Kink in My Hair and Heartland. On December 3, 2010 Amell joined the cast of The Vampire Diaries as werewolf 'Brady' for season 2.[7]

Amell starred as Joran van der Sloot in the Lifetime film Justice for Natalee Holloway which originally aired in May 2011.[8]

In January of 2011, it was announced that Liam McIntyre had won the role of Spartacus. Amell along with Aiden Turner were among the other top three contenders for the part.[9]

On October 2, 2011, season 3 of HBO's series Hung premiered with Amell starring as busboy-turned-prostitute Jason, a younger rival "ho" to Thomas Jane's Ray Drecker.[5] He also appeared as Jim in the fourth season of 90210.[10]

Amell announced on October 28, 2011 that he had just finished filming the Christmas episode of New Girl with Zooey Deschanel and Max Greenfield. He touches on the experience of filming his first "network half hour comedy" in an interview with Daemon's TV.[10] On November 9, 2011 Amell was announced for the recurring role of Scottie, a paramedic on ABC's Private Practice.[11]

In January 2012, Amell was cast as the title character in the The CW series Arrow, a re-imagining of the comic-book character Green Arrow.[8]

On November 6, 2014, Amell joined comedy Whatever Makes You Happy based on the novel-of-the-same-name by William Sutcliffe. He will co-star alongside Susan Sarandon and Allison Janney with filming commencing in June 2015.[12][13]


Amell speaking at the 2013 WonderCon in Anaheim, California


2006House Next Door, TheThe House Next DoorBuddy HarrelsonTelevision Film
2007Tracey Fragments, TheThe Tracey FragmentsDetective
2007Closing the RingTeddy Gordon
2009Screamers: The HuntingGuy
2010Cutting Edge: Fire & Ice, TheThe Cutting Edge: Fire & IcePhilip SeavermTelevision Film
2011Justice for Natalee HollowayJoran van der SlootTelevision Film
2011Stay with MeTravisShort Film
2013When Calls the HeartWynn DelaneyTelevision Film


YearTitleRoleEpisode details
2004Queer as FolkSpinning Instructor2 episodes
2004Degrassi: The Next GenerationDoormanEpisode: "Ghost in the Machine: Part 2"
2005MissingIan HarringtonEpisode: "Paper Anniversary"
2005TiltBellboyEpisode: "Rivered"
2005Beautiful PeopleJason5 episodes
2005Dante's CoveAdam2 episodes
2006–2008Rent-a-GoalieBilly18 episodes
2007ReGenesisCraig Riddlemeyer2 episodes
2007–2012HeartlandNick Harwell6 episodes
2007–2009Da Kink in My HairMatthew4 episodes
2009FlashpointPeter HendersonEpisode: "Exit Wounds"
2010Blue Mountain StateTravis2 episodes
2010CSI: MiamiPeter TruittEpisode: "Sleepless in Miami"
2010NCIS: Los AngelesMarine Gunnery Sergeant Andrew WeaverEpisode: "Bounty"
2011Vampire Diaries, TheThe Vampire DiariesBrady2 episodes
2011CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationA.J. GustEpisode: "73 Seconds"
2011HungJason10 episodes
201190210Jim2 episodes
2011–2012New GirlKyle2 episodes
2012Private PracticeScott Becker7 episodes
2012–presentArrowOliver Queen / ArrowLead role
2014–presentThe FlashOliver Queen / Arrow2 episodes

Video games[edit]

2013Injustice: Gods Among UsGreen Arrow (Arrow skin)Voice
2014Lego Batman 3: Beyond GothamGreen Arrow, ArrowVoice

Awards and nominations[edit]

2007Gemini Award[14]Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role Dramatic SeriesReGenesisWon
2007Gemini Award[14]Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or SeriesRent-a-GoalieNominated
2008Gemini Award[14]Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or SeriesRent-a-GoalieNominated
2012IGN Awards[15]Best TV HeroArrowNominated
2013NewNowNext Award[16]Cause You're HotArrowNominated
2013Teen Choice Award[17]Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-FiArrowNominated
2013Teen Choice Award[17]Choice TV Breakout StarArrowNominated
2014IGN Awards[18]Best TV HeroArrow2nd place
2014People's Choice AwardsFavorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ActorArrowNominated
2014Leo Awards[19]Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Dramatic SeriesArrowNominated
2014Constellation Awards[20]Best Male Performance in a 2013 Science Fiction Television EpisodeArrowNominated
2014Young Hollywood Awards[21]Super SuperheroArrowNominated


  1. ^ Bierly, Mandi (September 16, 2013). "Invasion of the Amells: A Q&A with The CW's best bloodline". Entertainment Weekly. Time. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Stephen Amell Marries Cassandra Jean In The Caribbean". Huffington Post. January 12, 2013. Retrieved January 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Arrow's Stephen Amell Marries for a Second Time". May 27, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Stephen Amell Welcomes Daughter Mavi Alexandra". October 19, 2013. Retrieved February 8, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Bill Harris (September 29, 2011). "Amell has big role on 'Hung'". London Free Press. Retrieved May 18, 2012. 
  6. ^ (October 25, 2007). "Winning ensemble; Rent-a-Goalie star vows to le... | Entertainment | Welland Tribune". Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  7. ^ Kristin Dos Santos and Jennifer Arrow (December 3, 2010). "Casting Scoop: Meet the Newest Vampire Diaries Hottie!". E! Online. Retrieved May 18, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b Sean O'Neal (January 31, 2012). "Here is the guy who will play Green Arrow for The CW". AV Club. Retrieved May 18, 2012. 
  9. ^ Hibberd, James. "Liam McIntyre is the new Spartacus". Entertainment Weekly. 
  10. ^ a b Americ Ngwije (October 28, 2011). "Exclusive Interview: HUNG's Stephen Amell Opens Up About Jason's Trouble With Women, Fun Sex Scenes & Larry David". Daemon's TV. Retrieved May 18, 2012. 
  11. ^ Lesley Goldberg (November 9, 2011). "'Private Practice' Taps 'Hung' Star for Recurring Role". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 18, 2012. 
  12. ^ Pamela McClintock. "AFM: Susan Sarandon, Stephen Amell Circling 'Whatever Makes You Happy'". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  13. ^ "Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney & Stephen Amell Join Whatever Makes You Happy". 
  14. ^ a b c Stephen Amell - Awards - IMDb
  15. ^ Best TV Hero - Best of 2012 - IGN
  16. ^ 2013 NewNowNext Awards | Vote for Everything New, Now and Next in Pop Culture | LogoTV
  17. ^ a b 2013 Teen Choice Awards nominees - Zap2it | News & Features
  18. ^ Best TV Hero - IGN's Best of 2013 - IGN
  19. ^ Leo Awards, Nominees 2014
  20. ^ The Constellation Awards - A Canadian Award for Excellence in Film & Television Science Fiction
  21. ^ Nominees | Young Hollywood Awards

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