Glen Powell Biography

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Born: October 21, 1988

Glen Powell was born in Austin, Texas to Glen Powell Sr. and Cyndy Powell, who have starred as extras in most of his movies.

When Glen took an interest in movies, his parents signed him up for acting classes and soon he had a small role in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003).

He went to Westwood High School in Austin, Texas where he played football and lacrosse at the high school level. He then went to the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas.

Glen's acting career started on television and in movies with small roles. He has credits in films such as The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and The Expendables 3 (2014).

He had his breakthrough performance as Chad Rockwell on the TV series Scream Queens (2015-2016) and has since starred in Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) as Finnegan, and Hidden Figures (2016) as astronaut John Glenn.

Glen originally watched Top Gun (1986) at home with his father, according to a 2022 interview with Access Hollywood, and would later star in the sequel Top Gun: Maverick (2022) as Lieutenant Jake "Hangman" Seresin.

Most recently, Glen starred in Anyone But You (2023) as Ben, the lead love interest.

He has been nominated for the Online Film and Television Association’s Best Breakthrough Performance: Male in 2023, and the People’s Choice Awards’ Comedy Movie Star for 2024.

Some of the films he has worked on have also won awards. For Hidden Figures (2016), the cast won the Screen Actors Guild Awards' Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture in 2017.

Glen is now a licensed pilot after Tom Cruise, his co-star in Top Gun: Maverick (2022), paid for him to attend training. Glen was dating Gigi Paris in 2019 but in April 2023, their breakup became public.

Written by Mackenzie Heidrick.


Anyone But You (2023)
Hit Man (2023)
Devotion (2022)
Top Gun: Maverick (2022)
Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood (2022)
Set It Up (2018)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)
The Bad Guys (2018)
Sand Castle (2017)
Hidden Figures (2016)
Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
Misconduct (2016)
Ride Along 2 (2016)
Wind Walkers (2015)
Sex Ed (2014)
The Expendables 3 (2014)
April Apocalypse (2013)
Red Wing (2013)
Best Friends Forever (2013)
Stuck in Love. (2012)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Barrio Tales (2012)
Pig (2011)
The Great Debaters (2007)
Hidden Places (2006)
The Safe Side: Internet Safety (2006)
The Hottest State (2006)
Fast Food Nation (2006)
Jumping Off Bridges (2006)
The Wendell Baker Story (2005)
Spy Kids 3: Game Over (2003)

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