• Luke Timothy Grimes was born on 21 January 1984 in Dayton, Ohio USA.
• He attended Dayton Christian High School and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts to study acting.
• He had notable roles in the "Fifty Shades" film series and "American Sniper".
• He has been in a relationship with actress Gillian Zinser since 2011.
• He has an estimated net worth of $500,000.

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Net Worth$500 thousand
Date Of BirthJanuary 21, 1984

Who is Luke Grimes?

Luke Timothy Grimes was born on 21 January 1984, in Dayton, Ohio USA, and is an actor, known for his appearances in films such as “American Sniper”, and the “Fifty Shades” film series playing the role of Christian Grey’s brother.

Education and Career Beginnings

Luke grew up in Dayton; his father is a Pentecostal pastor, and he attended Dayton Christian High School, matriculating in 2002. During his time there, he discovered his passion for acting, and so moved to New York City to enroll at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts to study acting. After completing his studies, one of his first film roles would come in the 2006 project entitled “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane”. The horror film stars Amber Heard and Michael Welch with a plot focusing on high school students inviting an attractive outsider to spend the weekend in a secluded house, which leads them to be followed by a killer. The following year, Luke had a starring role in “War Eagle, Arkansas” which is based on the story of two real life friends growing up together, then facing crossroads in their lives as they complete their high school education. In 2008, he appeared in the film “Assassination of a High School President”, which starred Bruce Willis and Reece Thompson. The film was supposed to have a limited theatrical release, but problems with its distributor led to a DVD only release a year later.

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Acting Prominence

Grimes next significant role would be in the television series entitled “Brothers & Sisters”, a sitcom focusing on the lives of the Walker family living in Los Angeles and Pasadena, California, in which he appeared for a total of 35 episodes playing the character Ryan Lafferty, a season regular during the fourth season of the show. In 2012, he appeared in the film “Taken 2” starring Liam Neeson, a sequel to the 2008 film “Taken” which follows the main characters as they take a trip to Istanbul.

The following year during the sixth season of “True Blood”, he was cast as the character James for six episodes of the show. The series is based on the novel series entitled “The Southern Vampire Mysteries” by Charlaine Harris. In 2014, his popularity increased significantly when he was cast in the film “American Sniper”, in the role of United States Navy SEAL Marc Lee who was killed in action. The biographical film follows the life of the deadliest marksman in the US – Chris Kyle.

Fifty Shades and Later Projects

In 2015, Luke was cast as Elliot Grey, the brother of Christian Grey in the film “Fifty Shades of Grey”, which is based on the E. L. James novel of the same name published four years earlier. It stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan with the story focusing on their characters beginning a sadomasochistic relationship. The film was a box office success but received generally negative responses from critics; regardless. he later reprised his role in the two sequels, entitled “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed”.


While filming for the “Fifty Shades” projects, Grimes also made several other notable films appearances, including in “The Magnificent Seven” which is a Western film that is a remake of the 1960 film of the same name, and starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke. He also had a role in the independent film entitled “Freeheld”, which starred Julianne Moore and Steve Carell, and is based on the documentary short film of the same name released in 2007. One of his latest projects is the series “Yellowstone”, cast in the role of Kayce Dutton.

Personal Life

For his personal life, it is known that Grimes has been in a relationship with actress Gillian Zinser since 201, known for being a part of the television series “90210” in the role of Ivy Sullivan. He also mentioned that he grew up with a religious family, but is not a fan of organized religion. He also tends not to think or invest too much in the future. He also noted that it felt unusual for him to act alongside Bruce Willis, as when growing up he was accustomed to seeing him in the big screen.

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The Net Worth of Luke Grimes

How rich is Luke Grimes? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is  $500,000, earned through a successful career in acting. He’s also had a few television roles throughout his career and as he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

General Info

Full NameLuke Grimes
Net Worth$500 thousand
Date Of BirthJanuary 21, 1984
Height1.83 m
EducationAmerican Academy of Dramatic Arts


ParentsAngie Barker, Randy Grimes


MoviesFifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, The Magnificent Seven, American Sniper, Taken 2, Freeheld, Fifty Shades Freed, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, Assassination of a High School President, Squatters, Shit Year, War Eagle, Arkansas, Outlaw Country, Forever, Manhattan Undying, The Wait

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1I'm not really a fan of organized religion.
2I don't really invest too much in the future.
3It's really odd to be up close to an icon like Bruce Willis. You're used to seeing him on a screen, 50 feet tall. To think, 'Hmm, I'm taller than you are' is just weird.




Fifty Shades Freed2018post-productionElliot Grey
Fifty Shades Darker2017Elliot Grey
Shangri-La Suite2016Jack
The Magnificent Seven2016Teddy Q
Manhattan Undying2016Max
Freeheld2015Todd Belkin
Fifty Shades of Grey2015Elliot Grey
American Sniper2014Marc Lee
Dark Around the Stars2013Evan
True Blood2013TV SeriesJames
The Wait2013/IBen
Taken 22012Jamie
Outlaw Country2012TV MovieEli Larkin
The Light in the Night2011ShortBoy
Brothers & Sisters2009-2010TV SeriesRyan Lafferty / Luke Grimes
Shit Year2010Harvey West
Assassination of a High School President2008Marlon Piazza
War Eagle, Arkansas2007Enoch
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane2006Jake


Shit Year2010performer: "Smile For No One"


Won Awards

2008Best of the FestBreckenridge Festival of FilmBest Supporting ActorWar Eagle, Arkansas (2007)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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