The Journey of Austin Abrams from “Paper Towns” to “Dash & Lily”

The Journey of Austin Abrams from "Paper Towns" to "Dash & Lily"

Austin Abrams is a youthful American actor, who is possibly best known for his appearances in the TV series’ “The Walking Dead,” “Euphoria,” and “Dash & Lily.”

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Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Austin Noah Abrams is a native of Pennsylvania, who was born under the Virgo zodiac sign on 2 September 1996, which makes him 27 years old as of 2023; he’s the son of the medical practitioners, Lori Abrams and Bradley Abrams of Russian Jewish ancestry. He spent his childhood in Sarasota, Florida, and has a younger sister named Ashley Abrams, who is also an actor best known for appearing in the 2016 short movie “Silent Kill.” He began showing interest in acting when he was a child, and his parents took him to acting school shortly after he turned five. Austin began appearing in theatrical productions four years later, and one of his most notable roles was as Chip in the play “Beauty and the Beast,” which was performed at Golden Apple Theater.

Abrams attended an unnamed public high school in Florida; he hasn’t disclosed whether he joined college after his matriculation.

Hobbies and Interesting Facts

Abrams is a big fan of classic movies, especially those directed by the acclaimed filmmakers Andrew Bergman and Stanley Kubrick. His best-loved actors are Heath Ledger, Paul Thomas Anderson and Joaquin Phoenix.

Some assume that Austin is the son of the acclaimed American filmmaker, J.J. Abrams because they share the same name. However, this isn’t true; J.J. Abram’s sons are August and Henry Abrams.

Abrams likes spending his spare time outdoors, swimming and sun-tanning.

He is also an avid traveler. and his acting career has taken him to many US states and other international destinations.

Abrams is also a fitness freak, and who is very keen when it comes to his diet.

Career – Film Appearances

Abrams was 15 years old when he was cast as James in the Cuba Gooding Jr.-starring action thriller “Ticking Clock” in 2011. In the year that followed, he was cast alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt and Irvan Sergei in the comedy “Jewtopia”, and Abrams’ next major role was in the 2015 romantic comedy-drama “Paper Town,” which was directed by Jake Schreier. The film was a commercial success, and had a box office collection of $85 million against a budget of $12 million.

In 2017, Abrams appeared in four films including the Ben Stiller-starring comedy-drama, “Brad’s Status” and his next notable appearance was in the 2020 romantic drama “Chemical Hearts.” Most recently, in 2023 he played Ben Taylor in the drama “The Starling Girl.” Austin will appear in the films “The Line” and “Wolves” set for release in 2024.

TV Appearances

Austin made his TV debut with the recurring role of Todd Cooper in the MTV sitcom “The Inbetweeners” in 2012 – the show stars Bubba Lewis, Joey Pollari and Zach Pearlman. He then made single-episode appearances in the comedy-drama “Shameless” and the comedy “Silicon Valley” before he landed the role of Ron Anderson in the fifth and sixth seasons of the acclaimed AMC post-apocalyptic horror drama “The Walking Dead” in 2015 and 2016. The horror film aired for 11 seasons from 2010-2022 and won 70 of the 225 awards it was nominated for.

In 2019, Austin was cast as Ethan in the HBO teen drama “Euphoria” – his performance in the second season of the show was described as ‘iconic.’ He executed his role perfectly in Lexi’s (played by Maude Apatow) play “Our Life” in season two, episode seven of the drama. Abrams had an interview with Entertainment Tonight after the episode was released, revealing ‘That’s not something previously that I had done in a long time, with dancing and stuff…I love the dancers, I love Ryan and it was really fun. Moving your body and moving your hips, there was something so freeing about it.’ The play was filmed with the guidance of choreographer Ryan Heffington.

From 2019-2021, Austin played Young Marc McKeon in the critically acclaimed NBC family drama “This Is Us”, sharing the screen with Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown and Chrissy Metz. Most recently, in 2020, Austin was cast for the main role of Dash in the Netflix romantic comedy “Lily & Dash.” The show is based on the teenager novel series entitled “Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares” by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn, and also stars Midori Francis, Troy Iwata and Dante Brown.

Personal Life

Abrams leads a very private life, and unlike most rising stars, he’s inactive on all social media platforms. In an interview with Coup De Main Magazine, he described social media, especially Instagram, as a ‘mental trap’ and made it clear that he wasn’t interested in showing people his personal life. He also revealed that he opened a Facebook account after he turned 13, but had no idea what to post on it.

Austin was rumored to be in a romantic relationship with his “Chemical Hearts” co-star, Lili Reinhart, who was also born under the Virgo zodiac sign in 1996 (27 years old) and is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. She is famously known for her appearances in the teen drama TV series “Riverdale” and the crime drama movie “Hustlers” – the duo shares a strong on-screen chemistry in the film. However, they haven’t addressed their dating allegations.

In an interview with Teen Vogue, Austin gave helpful relationship advice – ‘Work on yourself as a person. If you love yourself, have yourself a little bit figured out before you get into a relationship so that you can then love another person.’

Abrams is good friends with his “Dash & Lily” co-star, Midori Francis. To work on their on-screen romance, the duo wrote each other notes, confessions, and dares and even shared a notebook. However, they have clarified that they aren’t dating in real life.

Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

Abrams is 5ft 7ins (1.70m) tall and weighs approximately 145lbs (66kgs). He has brown hair and a pair of hazel eyes.

Net Worth

Abrams has carved a niche for himself in the entertainment industry. His main source of income is his acting career, and is worth approximately $2.5 million as of 2023, and seemingly leads a modest lifestyle.

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