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Blake Alexander Jenner (born August 27, 1992)[1] is an American actor and singer. He is best known for winning the second season of the Oxygen reality competition series The Glee Project
The Glee Project
and his portrayal of Ryder Lynn on the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee. In 2016, he had the lead role in the comedy film Everybody Wants Some!! and appeared in the coming-of-age film The Edge of Seventeen.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television

5 Awards and nominations 6 Discography 7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] Jenner was born and raised in Miami, Florida. His mother is Cuban.[2][3] He grew up interested in music and film and began playing drums at age nine.[4] He attended Felix Varela High School, where he joined the school's drama society Troupe 6162 and played varsity football and wrestling. Stating that he was "in love with improv and comedy"[5] he began improvisation lessons[6] and participated in stage productions at the Roxy Performing Arts Center. In 2008, he became a member of "Impromedy", a sketch comedy improv group based in Miami.[7] Career[edit] Eager to pursue a career in acting, Jenner left Miami
Miami
and moved to Los Angeles after graduating high school a year early, with just $2,500.[3][3][8] While residing in California, he took on many jobs including a waiter, clothing store associate, and parrot salesman while auditioning for acting roles.[3][9] He continually attended improv classes at The Groundlings, and eventually did a guest show with that company two years later.[10][11] By 2011, he was cast in the short films Wurlitzer and The Truth In Being Right and the horror film Cousin Sarah. He also made a guest appearance on ABC Family's sitcom Melissa & Joey as Miller Collins.[12] In 2012, he was selected through industry channels to audition as one of 15 contestants on the second season of The Glee
Glee
Project, a television reality show for which the prize was a guaranteed seven-episode arc on the following season of Glee. He was one of three finalists and ultimately won.[13] After appearing as Ryder Lynn on the fourth season of Glee, he was later nominated and won the Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Star.[14] Jenner, along with co-stars Jacob Artist, Becca Tobin, Alex Newell, and Melissa Benoist, was promoted to series regular status for the fifth season.[15] In the summer of 2013, Jenner wrote the screenplay for Billy Boy. He and Benoist went on Kickstarter
Kickstarter
to ask fans to help fund the project's production; as of December 11, 2013, the project has reached its $100,000 goal. Jenner was subsequently cast in the horror film Within.[16] In late 2015, Jenner was cast in a recurring role as Adam Foster on Supergirl, playing opposite his wife Melissa Benoist, who stars as the series' title character. His first appearance aired on January 25, 2016.[17] In 2016, Jenner starred as Jake Bradford in Richard Linklater's comedy film Everybody Wants Some!!, which was released on March 30, and played Hailee Steinfeld's character's brother in the coming-of-age drama The Edge of Seventeen.[18] In April 2016, he was announced to have joined the cast of Shawn Christensen's drama film The Vanishing of Sidney Hall.[19] Personal life[edit] Jenner married his former Glee
Glee
co-star Melissa Benoist
Melissa Benoist
in 2015. She filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences, in late December 2016;[20] the divorce was finalized in December 2017.[21] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2010 Fresh 2 Death Connor Short film

2011 Wurlitzer Alexander Moore Short film; also producer

2011 Cousin Sarah Brett Marks

2012 The Truth In Being Right Jeffrey Short film

2014 Love at First Site Sydney Reynolds Short film

2016 Everybody Wants Some!! Jake Bradford

2016 The Edge of Seventeen Darian Franklin

2016 Within Tommy

2017 The Vanishing of Sidney Hall Brett Newport

2017 Juvenile Billy Forsetti Also writer and producer

2018 American Animals Fictional Chas Allen

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2011 Melissa & Joey Miller Collins Episode: "A House Divided"

2012 The Glee
Glee
Project Himself Season 2; 12 episodes

2012–15 Glee Ryder Lynn 32 episodes

2013 Master Chef Himself Episode: "Top 14 Compete"

2016 Supergirl Adam Foster 2 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result

2013 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Breakout Star Glee Won

2017 San Diego Film Festival Rising Star

Won

Discography[edit] Main article: Glee
Glee
discography

Glee: The Music Presents Glease Glee: The Music, Season 4, Volume 1 Glee
Glee
Sings the Beatles

References[edit]

^ "Blake Jenner". TVGuide.com. Archived from the original on May 29, 2016.  ^ http://www.mensfitness.com/life/entertainment/blake-jenner-all-american-leading-man-hollywood-needs-right-now-0 ^ a b c d Barroso, Gina (January 10, 2013). "TV Martí Noticias — Blake Jenner: un joven cubanoamericano de Miami
Miami
triunfa en Hollywood". YouTube. TV Martí Noticias (in Spanish). Retrieved November 5, 2014.  ^ Marr, Madeleine (August 10, 2012). "Local singer/actor Blake Jenner wins The Glee
Glee
Project!". Miami.com.  ^ Gajewski, Ryan (August 27, 2013). " Glee
Glee
Project's Blake Jenner Wanted To Be A Stand-Up Comic". Wetpaint.  ^ Slezak, Michael (August 17, 2012). " Glee
Glee
Project Champ Blake Jenner". TVLine.  ^ Morales, Claudia (October 3, 2012). "Blake Jenner: A Varela alumnus' journey to 'Glee'". The Viper Vibe. Archived from the original on September 21, 2013.  ^ Harrington, Amy and Nancy (August 21, 2012). "Five Things You Don't Know About Blake Jenner". Yahoo!. Archived from the original on September 22, 2013.  ^ Douglass, Beth (August 16, 2012). " Glee
Glee
Project 2 Winner Blake Jenner on His Hopes for Glee
Glee
Season 4". Wetpaint.  ^ Groundlings [@groundlings] (August 24, 2012). " Blake Jenner
Blake Jenner
learned the importance of comedic timing from improv classes with The Groundlings" (Tweet) – via Twitter.  ^ Groundlings (2012). "Performers: Blake Jenner". The Groundlings.  ^ "Who Is Glee's Blake Jenner?". Wetpaint. November 9, 2012. Retrieved January 10, 2016.  ^ Goldberg, Lesley (August 15, 2012). "Winner Blake Jenner: 'I'd Love to Be a Finn-Type Character". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 16, 2012. The 19-year-old...  ^ Derschowitz, Jessica (August 11, 2013). "Teen Choice Awards 2013: List of winners". CBS News.  ^ Goldberg, Lesley (June 29, 2013). "'Glee' Promotes Five to Series Regulars (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.  ^ Walkuski, Eric (March 25, 2014). "Crawlspace cast grows with Glee star Blake Jenner". JoBlo.com. Retrieved November 6, 2014.  ^ Ausiello, Michael (November 18, 2015). "Supergirl Stages Glee Reunion, Casts Blake Jenner
Blake Jenner
as Kara's [Spoiler]". TVLine. Retrieved January 10, 2016.  ^ A. Lincoln, Ross (October 6, 2015). " Blake Jenner
Blake Jenner
Joins Hailee Steinfeld In STX Coming-Of-Age Drama". Deadline.com. Retrieved December 31, 2015.  ^ Kroll, Justin (April 25, 2016). "Blake Jenner, Margaret Qualley and Tim Blake Nelson Join 'Sidney Hall' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved April 25, 2016.  ^ Mizoguchi, Karen (December 29, 2016). "Supergirl's Melissa Benoist Files for Divorce from Blake Jenner: Report". People. Retrieved January 3, 2017.  ^ Dugan, Christina (December 21, 2017). "Supergirl's Melissa Benoist and Blake Jenner
Blake Jenner
Finalize Divorce". People. Retrieved December 22, 2017. 

External links[edit]

Blake Jenner
Blake Jenner
on IMDb

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 36147121797326392547 LCCN: no2016100326 ISNI: 0000 0004 5982 2586 SUDOC: 195585844 BNF: cb1709

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