When you combine the CW’s tendency to cast young, good-looking actors for its various shows and the current popularity of superhero content, you are looking at endless opportunities for actors like Keiynan Lonsdale who check all the boxes for the CW network and its superhero productions.
Say what you will about CW shows, its content policy has been instrumental in bringing budding actors and actresses from the pipeline and into mainstream success. Shows like The Flash give actors like Keiynan Lonsdale a chance that they are not likely to get in a feature film or a high budget television show due to the financial stakes and the production teams’ reluctance to take risks. That is where the CW’s array of low budget shows benefits young actors. One might consider them the Disney Channel of Adult Television, giving unproven talents a platform to shine, one semi-decent show at a time.
Since he debuted as the long-lost son of Barry Allen’s adopted father, Joe West, on The Flash, Keiynan Lonsdale’s stock in Hollywood has increased to the point of starring in critically successful movies like Love, Simon. Before he began his journey on the infamously tumultuous road of a Hollywood career, he was simply a young man getting raised by his Nigerian father and Australian mother in Sydney, Australia. Keiynan Lonsdale was born on the 19th of December, 1991, as one of the 12 children of his parents. He has six siblings from his mother and seven siblings from his father.
There is currently no information regarding his education history but his career beginnings suggest he was on the verge of graduating high school when he got his first acting role as a dancer in Razzle Dazzle: A Journey into Dance, an Australian film. After starting in Razzle Dazzle: A Journey into Dance, he continued to appear in front of Australian audiences in the medical drama, All Saints and Dance Academy, a teen drama series which he starred in from 2012-2013.
His familiarization with pop culture and his hosting skills helped him secure a role for Music Television (MTV) Australia as a video jockey (VJ). He was in the role for two and a half years before he secured a part in teen film series, The Divergent Series: Insurgent in 2015. In the same year, he secured his most popular role till date as Wally West in The Flash. Although he ended up as Wally West on the show, he originally auditioned as Jefferson “Jax” Jackson – a recurring character in The Flash‘s second season who later became a regular on Legends of Tomorrow, another show in the Arrowverse.
After he joined The Flash, he starred in two other feature films as a minor character, reprising his role in The Divergent Series: Allegiant and The Finest Hours before he got his role as Bram in the 2018 film, Love, Simon.
While he has found moderate popularity from his appearances in various television and film projects, Keiynan Lonsdale is also a singer and songwriter. He released his first single in 2014 after he joined MTV. His second single, Higher which was released in 2015 made it into Connor Franta’s curated album, Common Culture, volume 5. He released an Extended Play project titled Higher Vol 1. in 2015. So far, Keiynan Londsdale has been nominated for two awards, winning an MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Kiss for Love, Simon.
Keiynan Lonsdale is a budding artist and there is no denying that as he continues to grow in the industry, as an actor and a music artist, he will earn a whole lot more. But for now, he is worth $500,000.
Is Keiynan Lonsdale Gay?
Although the appearance and performance of Keiynan Lonsdale in Love, Simon dredged up fresh questions about his sexuality, Keiynan had originally come out as a bisexual man in 2017. He reiterated his sexuality in 2018 after he won an award for Best Kiss with Nick Robinson. He proudly wears a rainbow flag on his Twitter account.
Height & Weight
One only needs to take a look at Keiynan Lonsdale to know he’s a man that takes care of his body. The handsome actor’s height is recorded to be 5 feet 10 inches tall body while his weight is listed as 70kg. Currently, his diet and work out plans are not available to the public.