The Freeform show Pretty Little Liars gave her fans many heartthrobs and one of them is Keegan Allen whose steamy scenes with Spencer Hastings (played by Troian Bellisario), fans couldn’t just get enough of. It was Allen’s breakthrough role and remains his best-known role and it appears it would remain that way for a while as he has sort of switched careers to photography and music. Yup! he is such a talented young man.
Who is Keegan Allen? – Biography (Age and Background Details)
Keegan Phillip Allen was born on the 22nd of July 1987 in California to Jewish parents Phillip R. Allen and Joan Snyder Allen. Both his parents had careers in the entertainment industry which fundamentally influenced Keegan. His father was a stage, film and TV actor whose career spanned over four decades from 1965 to 2009. Phillip’s most recognized role came in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) where he portrayed Captain Esteban. Unfortunately, Keegan’s dad passed on the 1st f March 2012.
On the other hand, Keegan’s mother was an expression painter. He revealed to About.com that his typical childhood day involved him playing the guitar or piano while his parents would paint. Though both his parents were artists, Keegan said he never felt pressured to follow in their footsteps and that if he had chosen a career in carpentering, his parent would have still given him their full support.
Keegan’s first love was and still is photography which slowly built his interest in acting. At the age of 13, he got his first paid film job as a non-speaking role in an Animal Plant documentary. The same year, he appeared in the short film Small Emergencies.
Despite these two early acting experiences, Keegan remained more drawn to photography and cinematography and developed an interest in video production. As a result, after high school, he enrolled at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
However, Keegan found himself returning to the screens in 2010 when he scored the main role of Toby Cavanaugh in Pretty Little Liars. He reprised his role throughout the show’s 7 seasons and this ultimately skyrocketed his celebrity status.
His impressive performance on PLL would open the door to other acting gigs that soon rolled in. He scored guest appearances in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, I Hate My Teenage Daughter and Major Crimes. Keegan also booked roles in films like Palo Alto, The Sound and the Fury, King Cobra, In Dubious Battle and Bukowski.
After the curtains came down on Pretty Little Liars in 2017, Keegan Allen announced that he would be more focused on music. His digital-only single “Million Miles Away”, was released on February 1, 2017. By the end of that year, Keegan began a podcast titled Foreverland which centers around his life experiences.
In February 2015, Keegan published his first photo book life.love.beauty. It was a national bestseller. His second book, Hollywood: Photos and Stories from Foreverland, was released n April 2018.
Is He Gay?
Nope, Keegan Allen isn’t gay. However, he intentionally sparked gay rumors in 2014 when James Franco took to his social media pages to post photos of himself in bed with Keegan. However, the photo was far from what it looked like.
Keegan was on the set of Franco’s Palo Alto film when he visited his dressing room to inquire of him how to take a proper bed selfie so Franco decided that he’d teach him by experimenting and later, he deliberately posted the photos on social media for the sole aim of blowing it up and it worked. The Twitter post quickly garnered over 120K likes.
At the time of this writing, Keegan Allen is in a romantic relationship with model Ali Collier who is signed to Los Angeles’ Vision Models. She has repped many clothing brands including Subdued clothing. Keegan’s girlfriend was born on March 14, 1995 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is quite popular on social media with 128K and counting followers on the gram.
In the past, Keegan Allen has dated Lana Del Rey’s sister Chuck Grant who like him is a professional photographer.
Does He Have A Daughter?
For a while in 2016, Keegan sent a lot of his fans into a confused state after he began posting photos of himself and a cute Asian child whom he claimed was his daughter. Many were quick to fire him questions about how the child came about but after a while, the photos stopped. Whoever, the child was, the media isn’t so much in the know, but one thing is for sure that she was not Keegan’s daughter.