On the road to fame, there are two sets of people – those who know the right people in the right places and only have to make a call to get whatever they want, these are the lucky ones. Since we all can’t be that lucky, those who don’t fall in this first category fall in the second category of people who have to work very hard to get to the top. The latter happens to be the case of Garrett Hedlund who was a farm boy from Minnesota but today, he is in the limelight as a well sought-after Hollywood actor.
Hedlund is not just an award-winning actor, he is also a model and a soulful singer. Is Garrett Hedlund married or dating? Keep reading to find out.
Garrett Hedlund’s Early Life
The Hollywood star was born Garrett John Hedlund on September 3, 1984, to a Swedish father and a German-Norwegian mother in Roseau, Minnesota. He is the third of three children which include his brother, Nathaniel and his sister, Amanda. Garrett spent his juvenile years on a secluded beef cattle farm close to Wannaska, Roseau County, California. However, in his 10th grade, he moved to Scottsdale, Arizona to go live with his mother where he did some menial jobs and was able to save enough money to take acting lessons from Coach Jean Fowler.
The ambitious youngster also sought modeling deals and started modeling in his teenage years. His first job was for the Teen magazine and a retail company, L.L. Bean which specializes in clothing and outdoor recreation equipment. Garrett Hedlund later moved to Los Angeles following his graduation from high school to pursue a career in acting. About a month after his arrival, he landed his first major role as Patroclus in the 2004 epic adventure action movie, Troy which afforded him the opportunity to share quality screen time with Hollywood bigwigs like Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean, amongst others.
After his performance in Troy, there was nowhere else for the young actor to go but up. Hedlund’s next feature film was the 2004 Friday Night Lights, where he played the role of Don Billingsley, a high school football player alongside Bill Thornton, Tim McGraw, and Connie Britton. In 2005, he starred in the thriller flick, Four Brothers as Jack Mercer, for which he was nominated for a Black Reel Award for Best Ensemble. The next year, Garrett Hedlund took one of the lead roles as Murtagh in Stefen Fangmeier’s film version of Christopher Paolini’s Eragon. He has also starred alongside Lindsay Lohan, Felicity Huffman, and Jane Fonda as Harlan Wilson in the comedy-drama Georgia Rules, and as Billy Darley in Death Sentence.
In 2010, Hedlund played the role of Sam Flynn in the sequel to the 1982 movie Tron which was titled, Tron: Legacy. His role in this movie fetched him three award nominations which were the Maui Film Festival Rising Star Award, Young Hollywood Award for Actor of the Year, and Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor- he won the first two. That same year, Garrett Hedlund accepted the lead role of singer-songwriter Beau Hutton, in Country Strong even though he knew nothing about Country music. However, with the help of Director Shana Feste, he was able to nurture his musical talent and performed outstandingly well. He wound up recording a few songs for the film including its soundtrack “Chances are” and “Give It To Me”, a duet with his co-star, Leighton Meester.
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Hedlund’s most notable movies in his filmography include On the Road, Inside Llewyn Davis, Unbroken, Pan, Mudbound, and the 2019 movie, Triple Frontier. Garrett Hedlund has also appeared in the TV series When I was 17 as himself and in 2018, he depicted the character of Joel in Mosaic.
Is Garrett Hedlund Married Or Is He Dating A Girlfriend?
Garrett Hedlund has never been married however, he has been in quite a number of relationships which should not come as a surprise for a man with physical features as attractive as his. More so, he is a guy notable for dating very attractive actresses which include his Georgia Rule co-star, Lindsay Lohan back in 2007. Hedlund has also dated the adorable actress, Beau Garrett back in 2010, but their relationship barely lasted a year. He later had a thing going on with the Gossip Girl actress, Leighton Meester in 2011 but that didn’t go beyond 3 months.
After he parted ways with Meester, Hedlund got together with his On the Road co-star, Kirsten Dunst in October 2011 and they started what would be a four-year-long relationship. The pair eventually got engaged in August 2015 but unfortunately had to part ways 8 months into their engagement.
Garrett Hedlund is currently in a relationship with yet another actress, Nickelodeon’s Unfabulous star, Emma Roberts. The couple started dating after Roberts broke off her engagement and five-year-old relationship with American Horror story actor, Evan Peter.