Who is Drew Starkey?
Drew Starkey was born in Hickory, North Carolina USA, on 4 November 1993 – his zodiac sign is Scorpio and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor who’s probably known best for his portrayal of Garrett in the 2018 romantic comedy movie “Love, Simon”, written by Elizabeth Berger based on the novel “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli, and directed by Greg Berlanti. It starred Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel, and follows Simon Spier who has been hiding from his parents and friends that he’s gay, while his secret has now been revealed. The movie won 10 of the 37 awards for which it was nominated.
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Early life and education
Drew was raised in Hickory alongside his brother Lo and sisters Mackayla and Brooke, by their parents Todd Starkey and Jodi Ballard Hutto, who divorced when he was still very young; his mother then married Brian Hutto.
Drew attended a local high school at which he was interested in sports, and played soccer, football and tennis, and also acting, appearing in nearly all the plays performed at the school. After noticing his talent, Drew’s professor advised him to try and pursue a career in the film industry. He matriculated in 2011 and although he hasn’t spoken of his further education, it’s widely believed that Drew attended college and obtained his degree in 2014.
Roles in movies
He has been credited with appearing in around 30 movies and TV series. Drew made his debut film appearance in 2014 with his portrayal of Patrick Clemens in the short science fiction drama “The Radical Notion of Gene Mutation”, and the following two years saw him star in four shorts, including the mystery comedy “Lost Soles”, the thriller “Bounds”, and the drama “Love Is the Longest Con”.
His first feature film appearance was in the 2018 critically acclaimed biographical crime drama “American Animals”, written and directed by Bart Layton, and which starred Spencer Reinhard, Warren Lipka and Eric Borsuk.
It follows four young adults who have been motivated by a movie to try and pull the craziest heist in US history – the film won 10 of the 32 awards for which it was nominated. A couple of Drew’s following roles were in the 2018 crime drama “The Hate U Give”, the thriller “Mine 9”, and the biographical crime drama “Just Mercy”, all of which became hits and won various awards.
In 2019, he was invited to star in two shorts: the drama “The Family Portrait” and another drama “Extended Stay”, and in 2020, Drew was cast to play Tommy Matson in the critically acclaimed thriller crime drama “The Devil All the Time”, written and directed by Antonio Campos and which starred Tom Holland and Bill Skarsgard. The movie received mostly positive reviews and was nominated for three awards.
Drew’s most recent movie role has been his portrayal of Tanner Van Holt in the 2020 action sports drama “Embattled”.
Roles in TV series
He made his debut TV series appearance in 2017, with his portrayal of Gambling Soldier in the episode “Unknown Soldier” of the historical drama “Mercy Street”, and the following years saw him appear in an episode of various critically acclaimed series, including the crime drama “Shots Fired”, the crime thriller “Ozark”, and the mystery crime drama “Good Behavior”.
Drew gained recognition in 2019 when cast to play Hawkins in four episodes of the crime comedy drama “Scream: The TV Series”, created by four people, and which starred Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus and John Karna. It follows several teenagers who are hunted by a serial killer; it aired from 2015 to 2019, and won three of the 13 awards for which it was nominated.
In 2020, Drew was cast to play Rafe, one of the supporting characters in the hit crime action drama “Outer Banks”, created by Josh Pate, Jonas Pate and Shannon Burke, and which stars Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline and Madison Bailey. It follows a group of teenagers who have found a treasure map, and the series has won one of the five awards for which it’s been nominated.
Drew’s most recent TV series role has been his portrayal of Demetrius in the 2020 episode “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” of the drama “Acting for a Cause”, which has failed to attract any attention.
In 2020, he made a guest appearance in an episode of the talk-show “Popternative”.
Awards and nominations
Drew has so far won a single award: a 2020 IndieX Film Festival Best Ensemble Cast Award for his performance in the drama movie “Limbo” (shared with Gary Weeks, Lacy Camp and Pat Dortch).
Love life and wife
Drew prefers to keep details of his love life to himself which is why there are various rumors circulating the internet concerning his sexual orientation, and girls whom he might have dated.
It’s widely believed that he dated the American actress Claire Van der Linden in 2016, after the two met on the set of the movie “Love Is the Longest Con”. They could’ve been seen spending a lot of their free time and red carpet events together, but neither has addressed the rumors regarding their relationship; it’s believed that they were together for more than a year.
There are also those who claim that Drew’s gay, because of several gay characters whom he has portrayed, however, Drew hasn’t commented on this.
As of May 2021, he appears to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Drew’s very sporting, and can occasionally be seen playing basketball and football with his friends; he also enjoys playing baseball and golf.
His favorite season is summer, as he likes to swim in the ocean, play beach volleyball and eat watermelon.
Drew’s somewhat addicted to his Instagram account, as he enjoys the attention he’s receiving from his 750,000 followers. He’s uploaded more than 80 pictures, most of which he’s taken himself as he’s interested in photography, and has stated he would have perhaps become a photographer if acting hadn’t worked out for him.
He has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are the late Robin Williams, the late Heath Ledger, and Emma Watson – a couple of his favorite movies are “Good Morning, Vietnam”, “Brokeback Mountain” and “The Dark Knight”.
Age, height and net worth
Drew’s age is 27. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, his height is 6ft 2ins (1.88m) and he weighs around 185lbs (84kgs).
As of May 2021, his net worth has been estimated at close to $1 million.