Singing and sports were what made him tick during his days in high school, however, Colton Haynes later shifted his interest to modelling and finally ended up as an actor.

The decision to focus on acting was a good one for Haynes who has continued to ascend the ladder of success in both film and television. Some of his notable roles include as Jackson Whittemore in the acclaimed TV series Teen Wolf and as Roy Harper/Arsenal in the superhero series Arrow. For his performances in the movie industry, Colton Haynes has secured a spot for himself and has arguably become one the best in the craft.

Have you heard different speculations about his sexuality, who he is dating or married to? Read on for all the lesser-known deets about the American model, actor, singer.

Brief Biography, Age

The Teen Wolf star was born as Colton Lee Haynes on July 13, 1988. He was born to Dana Denise Mitchell and William Clayton Haynes in Andale, Kansas where he grew up on a farm alongside five siblings out of which he is the youngest. Aside from his place of birth, he has equally lived in Arkansas, New Mexico, Texas and Florida where he attended Navarre High School, however, constant relocation also saw him attend Andale High School in Kansas and eventually finished from Samuel Clemens High School in Schertz, Texas.

Acting & Modelling Career

Colton Haynes’ career in front of the career started as a model in New York City, New York when he was 15. During his budding days as a model, he worked with some top brands like Abercrombie & Fitch as well as Kira Plastinina, J. C. Penney, and Ralph Lauren and Verizon, where he modeled in campaigns. Also, magazine editorials – Teen Vogue and Arena featured him in different editions.

In an attempt to build his acting career, Haynes took up an uncredited role in the 2007 Transformers. It wasn’t until 2015 that he got his first credited feature film role in the film San Andreas prior to which he made appearances in series like CSI: Miami and The Hills and in 2007, he auditioned for the role of Edward Cullen in the box office hit Twilight but lost it to Robert Pattinson.


He wasn’t discouraged by the defeat but continued to thrive, grabbing roles in the television series Privileged and Pushing Daisies and in the film Always and Forever released in 2009.

In 2009, Haynes got to play the controversial role of Shane in the Showtime series Look, a very racy show which was canceled shortly after it premiered. Later the same year, the actor began filming for the ABC television series The Gates as Brett Crezski and again, the show was canceled after its first season.

Subsequently, he got one of his acclaimed roles, starring as Jackson Whittemore in the MTV series Teen Wolf but later left the show in 2012. He later got a recurring role on the hit CW show Arrow as Roy Harper, the titular character’s protegé. In 2017, fans saw the comeback of Colton Haynes in Arrow where he reprised his role in the sixth season of the show and is expected to return as a series regular for the seventh season.

Music Career

In 2012, Colton Haynes decided to tap into his prowess as a singer and started by appearing in music videos like Leona Lewis’s Trouble and in Victoria Justice’s Gold in 2013. Furthermore, he covered a song, 19 You+Me that same year after which he dropped a single with Travis-Atreo called Baby It’s Christmas. To wrap up 2014, Haynes made a cameo appearance in Andy Grammer’s music video Honey, I’m Good.

Is Colton Haynes Gay? Who is the Boyfriend or Girlfriend?

The actor is one of those who had a hard time facing who they really are in terms of sexuality. Before he made his sexual orientation public, Haynes went through bouts of anxiety which lasted for years.

In case you are still speculating, yes, Colton Haynes is gay, a crucial piece of information which he shared with fans during an interview in Entertainment Weekly in May 2016. Before coming out of the closet, Haynes dated a few women like Electra Avellan (2007-2008), Holland Roden (2011-2012) and Emily Bett Rickards (2013). Apparently, none the aforementioned relationships lasted due to diverse interests.

Colton Haynes
Colton and his husband Jeff image source

After announcing his sexuality, Haynes quickly got engaged to his beau – celebrity florist Jeff Leatham on March 11, 2017, and later in October the same year, they tied the knot, giving the actor the surname Haynes-Leatham.

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Height and Quick Facts

Full name: Colton Lee Haynes-Leatham

Birthday: July 13, 1988

Birthplace: Andale, Kansas, United States

Sun Sign: Cancer

Height: 1.75 M

Nationality: American

Parents: William Clayton Haynes (father) and Dana Denise Mitchell (mother)

Siblings: Clinton Haynes, Joshua Haynes, Willow Haynes

Profession: Actor, Model

Net Worth: $4 Million (since 2017).

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