Stephen Amell

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Stephen Amell
Stephen Amell.jpg
Amell at the WonderCon in March 2013
Born(1981-05-08) May 8, 1981 (age 32)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Years active2004–present
Spouse(s)Cassandra Jean (m. 2012)
RelativesRobbie Amell (cousin)
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Stephen Amell
Stephen Amell.jpg
Amell at the WonderCon in March 2013
Born(1981-05-08) May 8, 1981 (age 32)
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, known for portraying Oliver Queen in The CW series Arrow.


Amell, credited as Steve 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.[1] The same year he was also nominated for a Gemini Award in the Best Ensemble Cast Category for Rent-a-Goalie.[2]

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.[3]

Amell starred as Joran van der Sloot in the Lifetime film Justice for Natalee Holloway which originally aired in May 2011.[4]

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.[1] He also appeared as Jim in the fourth season of 90210.[5]

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.[5] On November 9, 2011 that Amell was announced for the recurring role of Scottie, a paramedic on ABC's primetime medical drama Private Practice.[6]

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.[4] In June 2012, Amell was cast to play as Wynn Delaney in Believe Pictures' film adaptation of Janette Oke's Canadian West series of novels When Calls the Heart, which premiered on the Hallmark Channel on October 19, 2013.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

Amell was born in Toronto, Ontario. His cousin is actor Robbie Amell.[9] Amell married actress and model Cassandra Jean on December 25, 2012 in a private ceremony in the Caribbean[10] and for a second time in New Orleans on May 26, 2013.[11] The couple have daughter, Mavi, who was born in October 2013.[12]


2006House Next Door, TheThe House Next DoorBuddy HarrelsonTelevision film
2007Tracey Fragments, TheThe Tracey FragmentsDetective
2007Closing the RingTeddy Gordon
2009Screamers: The HuntingGuyDirect-to-video
2010Cutting Edge: Fire & Ice, TheThe Cutting Edge: Fire & IcePhilip SeaverTelevision film
2011Justice for Natalee HollowayJoran van der SlootTelevision film
2011Stay with MeTravisShort film
2013When Calls the HeartWynn DelaneyTelevision film
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-GoalieBillyMain cast; 18 episodes
2007ReGenesisCraig Riddlemeyer2 episodes
2007–2012HeartlandNick Harwell6 episodes
2007–2009'Da 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"
2011HungJasonMain cast (season 3); 10 episodes
201190210Jim2 episodes
2011–2012New GirlKyle2 episodes
2012Private PracticeScott Becker7 episodes
2012–presentArrowOliver Queen/The ArrowMain character
Video games
2013Injustice: Gods Among UsGreen Arrow[13]Voice

Awards and nominations[edit]

2007Gemini AwardBest Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role Dramatic SeriesReGenesisWon
2007Gemini AwardBest Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or SeriesRent-a-GoalieNominated
2008Gemini AwardBest Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or SeriesRent-a-GoalieNominated
2012IGN Awards[14]Best TV HeroArrowNominated
2013NewNowNext AwardCause You're HotArrowNominated
2013Teen Choice AwardChoice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-FiArrowNominated
2013Teen Choice AwardChoice TV Breakout StarArrowNominated
2014People's Choice Awards[15]Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ActorArrowNominated


  1. ^ a b Bill Harris (September 29, 2011). "Amell has big role on 'Hung'". London Free Press. Retrieved May 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ (October 25, 2007). "Winning ensemble; Rent-a-Goalie star vows to le... | Entertainment | Welland Tribune". Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  3. ^ Kristin Dos Santos and Jennifer Arrow (December 3, 2010). "Casting Scoop: Meet the Newest Vampire Diaries Hottie!". E! Online. Retrieved May 18, 2012. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Lesley Goldberg (November 9, 2011). "'Private Practice' Taps 'Hung' Star for Recurring Role". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 18, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Official Facebook For When Calls The Heart". Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Believe Pictures Official Website". Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ "Stephen Amell Marries Cassandra Jean In The Caribbean". Huffington Post. January 12, 2013. Retrieved January 13, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Arrow's Stephen Amell Marries for a Second Time". May 27, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Stephen Amell Welcomes Daughter Mavi Alexandra". October 19, 2013. Retrieved February 8, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Stephen Amell Adds "Arrow" To "Injustice" Roster". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
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  15. ^ "The 40th People's Choice Awards". Retrieved November 12, 2013. 

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