Dylan Minnette Biography, Girlfriend – Kerris Dorsey, Net Worth, Is He Gay?

Everything seems to be working out quite well with this determined and ambitious young man, looking at his career and his personal life. And this may not be a surprise when you factor in the fact that his zodiac sign is Capricorn, knowing that determination is one of their attributes. Dylan Minnette came into the industry and landed his big break with a role in the  2017 series 13 Reasons Why. This has become his most popular movie to date, and several reviews and critics alike have held up the fact that he fits perfectly to the character of Clay Jenson in the series. Read on to learn more about the actor.

Dylan Minnette – Bio

He was born Dylan Christopher Minnette on December 29, 1996, in Evansville Indiana and he is the only child of his parents – Craig and Robyn Maker Minnette. Dylan is an actor and a singer; a member of a band known as Wallows where he sings and plays the guitar.

Dylan Minnette started off as a child actor and has been active in the movie industry for a long time now. He began with appearances in the Nickelodeon series Drake and Josh in 2014 and then Two and A Half Men in 2005, and so many others. But he came to gain much recognition in 2010 when he acted in the horror movie Let Me In.


Though he was born in Evansville Indiana, he later moved to Champaign, Illinois where he stayed for about five years before leaving for Los Angeles to face his career. He was discovered by an agent there and he started modeling for commercials before going fully into acting. His acting career started at the age of eight where he played the role of young Charlie Sheen in the show Two and A Half Men. He also made an appearance in one episode of the Nickelodeon show Drake and Josh.

In 2005, he appeared as young Michael Scofield in the FOX TV show Prison Break where he made recurring appearances. He was also featured in other TV series like Saving Grace where he played the character of Clay Norman. Others are Grey’s Anatomy, Medium, Supernatural, Rules of Engagement, The Mentalist, Lie to Me, Lost, Awake, Men of a Certain Age, Nikita, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D and so many others.

The 2010 romantic horror movie Let Me In was his first major feature film where he played the character of Kenny, a bully. He was in the 2014 movie Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, as well as Goosebumps (2015), along with so many other movies. He hit it big in 2017 when he got the opportunity to play the role of Clay Jensen in 13 Reasons Why, a Netflix original television series.

On the musical side of things, Dylan Minnette is also doing well for himself. His band started off as “Join the Band” in southern California as a kids band in a music program. However, they sustained their momentum until they were all grown-up. The name of the group has also undergone metamorphosis, going from “The Feaver” to “The Narwhals” before they finally settled on their current nomenclature “Wallows”. The group is currently composed of Cole Preston (drummer), Braeden Lemasters (guitarist and singer) and then Dylan himself who also plays the guitar and also sings. They are also signed to Atlantic Records.

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Net Worth

The fast uprising star is not doing badly at all for himself. He receives a yearly income of $900,000, and in all, Dylan Minnette has an estimated net worth of $3 million. That said, it is obvious that his career is still a burgeoning one and as such his net worth is believed to continue growing in years to come.

Personal Life – Is He Gay? 

Dylan Minnette is not gay. Since 2014, he has been in a relationship with his girlfriend, Kerris Dorsey. The lovebirds met on the set of the movie Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and hit it off the same year. Despite the fact that their characters are siblings, it did not stop a love story from developing in real life.

The lovebirds have been inseparable since 2014 in which they started dating and this should clear any doubt concerning his sexuality. The actor is definitely straight and not gay, as he is often seen with his girlfriend in every public event he appears. They also post things about each other on Instagram, so their relationship is no secret.

Who is His Girlfriend – Kerris Dorsey?

Kerris Lilla Dorsey was born on January 9, 1998, in Los Angeles, California. She is an actress and singer as well and has appeared in films and series such as Just Like Heaven (2005), So Notorious (2006), Medium (2007), Shake It Up (2012), Don’t Tell Kim (2016), and lots of others. The song, The Show, which originally belongs to singer Lenka was performed by Dorsey and her version was used as a soundtrack in the movie, Moneyball


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