Luke Grimes Biography

Luke Grimes is an American actor well known for his role in the movie American Sniper and Fifty Shades film series. Luke Timothy Grimes was born on January 21, 1984, in Dayton, Ohio, United States. He is the son of Randy Grimes, a Pentecostal pastor, and Angie Barker. Luke graduated from Dayton Christian High School in 2002. Later on, he moved to New York City to study acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Luke Grimes Career

Luke started his acting career by appearing in the horror movie All the Boys Love Mandy Lane. He plays the role of a hot-headed and overly sexual teenager named Jake. In the drama, War Eagle, Arkansas he plays the character named Enoch, a high school senior with a speech impediment. In 2008, Luke starred in the crime-comedy-mystery movie Assassination of a High School President. Luke played the role of Ryan Lafferty, the illegitimate son of William Walker, in the ABC drama Brothers and Sisters.

At first, he had recurring roles but in Season 4, he became a series regular. For the FX movie pilot Outlaw Country, Luke played the lead role of a cowboy named Eli Larkin and cast alongside Haley Bennett and Mary Steenburgen. Unfortunately, the series was not picked up by FX. But, the pilot was aired as a television movie. In the thriller Taken 2, Luke appears as Neeson’s daughter’s boyfriend. Luke portrayed the role of a vampire, James, in the series True Blood. He appeared for six episodes during the sixth season, after which he decided to quit the show. There were reports claiming that the reason he quit the show was that he didn’t want to portray a gay character and participate in same-sex kissing or sex scenes. However, his publicist denied the reports.

Rise to Fame

Nonetheless, his decision to quit left the writers and cast members angry and baffled. He did a noteworthy performance by playing the role of United States Navy SEAL Marc Lee, in the action movie American Sniper, which also starred Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller. His role in the Fifty Shades film series brought Luke into the limelight. Luke stars as Elliot Grey, brother of Christian Grey.

Luke has also starred in an independent feature film titled Freeheld, which is directed by Peter Sollett and is based on a true story. He played the role of Todd Belkin, Hester’s closeted gay colleague. The film also featured Julianne Moore, Steve Carell, Ellen Page, and Michael Shannon. Since 2018, Luke has played the role of Kayce Dutton, a former US Navy SEAL, in Yellowstone, an American drama series. He stars alongside Kevin Costner and Kelly Reilly.

Luke Grimes Biography

Real Name Luke Timothy Grimes
Birth Date January 21, 1984
Age 36 Years
Birth Place Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Aquarius

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 0” – in Centimetres – 183 cm  
Weight in Kilograms – 72 kg  –  in Pounds –  158 lbs 
Chest Size 40 inches
Waist Size 31 inches
BicepsSize 14 inches
Shoe Size 10 (U.S.)
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Athletic


Father Randy Grimes
Mother Angie Barker
Sister Not Known
Brother Elliot Grey


School Dayton Christian High School
College American Academy of Dramatic Arts

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Affair No
Wife Bianca Rodrigues
Is he Gay? No

Personal Life

Luke was dating actress Gillian Amalia Zimseer, who is best known for her role as Ivy Sullivan on the CW teen drama series 90210. Currently, he is married to Bianca Rodrigues however, the couple tried to keep their private life away from the limelight. This is the reason why they are not much active on social media as well. There is no information available on the mainstream media about their children as of now.

Luke Grimes Net Worth

As of 2020, the net worth of Luke is estimated to be around $1 million, but looking at his career these numbers are quite less. In fact, his presence on social media is slowly increasing so in the coming days, he will rise to glory and these numbers would be increased drastically.


  • Even though he was raised in a strict religious family where his father worked at the Open Bible Christian Church as a Pentecostal Pastor, he is not a fan of Organized religion.
  • Lule is an alumnus of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Class of 2004.
  • He auditioned for the role of Edward Cullen in the movie Twilight.
  • Luke Grimes co-won the Best of the Fest accolade at the Breckinridge Festival of Film for War Eagle, Arkansas with his co-star, Dan McCabe.
  • According to Luke, his character of Kayce, in Yellowstone is his favorite role.

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