Sterling Knight is a multi-talented American musician cum actor, who has garnered much popularity following his brilliant roles in Disney Channel series titled Sonny with a Chance, Melissa & Joey, and Starstruck. He is also popular for portraying Alex in the American comedy film titled 17 Again. The fast-rising star has been active in the American entertainment industry since 2005. Learn more about his bio, family, and other interesting facts below.
Sterling Knight’s Bio (Age)
The movie star was born Sterling Sandmann Knight in Hilton Head Island situated in South Carolina, United States on March 5, 1989. While he was growing up, the talented actor found his passion for acting. There’s no much information with regards to his educational background and his childhood experiences. Knight holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.
He started his acting career when he played minor roles in the television series titled Hi-Jinks, Calm, and Career Day. At the time, he was ten years old and after that, he went on to star in an episode of the famous Disney Channel series titled Hannah Montana in 2007. Knight portrayed the role of Lucas, Lily’s boyfriend and later that year, he appeared in two episodes of the police procedural drama titled The Closer.
The following year, he played minor roles in the ABC’s medical drama titled Grey’s Anatomy as well as Out of Jimmy’s Head. In 2009, he portrayed Chad Dylan Cooper in Sonny with a Chance. He further made his first big screen appearance in the 2009 American comedy film titled 17 Again. He played the role of Zac Efron‘s son, Alex O’Donnell in the movie. His next movie was Disney Channel’s Starstruck and Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale.
In 2011, Sterling Knight joined the cast of the Sonny with a Chance spinoff titled So Random. Playing the lead role of Dylan Cooper alongside Jimmy Sparrow and Justin Bieber, however, the show was canceled after one season. He also starred in television series such as Transit, Melissa & Joey, Crowded, The Hot Wives in Orlando, and In the Rough. His other movies include The Muppets, It Snows All The Time, Career Day, Different Flowers, and The Man from Earth: Holocene, among others.
Asides from movies, Sterling Knight has also appeared on music videos such as La La Land by Demi Lovato in 2008 and he equally released an album titled Sonny with a Chance in 2010. In addition, he has received accolades for his excellent performances. He clinched the Monster Fest Award for the Best Male Lead for his work in Landmine Goes Click in 2015 as well as Hollywood Teen TV Award for Teen Pick comedy actor for his great work in Sonny with a Chance in 2010.
Sterling Knight’s Family Life
The brilliant actor came from a middle-class American family. There is no much information about his parents. He grew up in South Carolina along with his two siblings, a brother named Spencer Shuga Knight and a sister Samantha Scarlett Knight. He featured his younger siblings in some of his YouTube videos. Just like Sterling, his two siblings are also in the entertainment biz; however, they haven’t gotten much information available online.
In addition to his successful acting career, Sterling Knight also has an interesting love life. He has been in a few relationships but was never married. He started dating Miley Cyrus’ cousin named Maddie Cyrus in 2011. The duo met themselves on the set of the reality television series titled Hannah Montana. Their relationship lasted for almost a year before they went their separate ways. In 2009, he began another relationship with another actress named Jessica Bridgeman. The duo met each other at the Jonas Brothers 3D Concert Premiere in February 2009 after which their relationship began to sail. They broke up the following year.
However, a few months after their break up, Sterling started dating another actress Ayla Kell in 2011. Their relationship saw the light of the day in 2013 during the finale of Melissa & Joey. Since then, the amazing couple has been spotted together at events and public places. Apparently, this has been the longest relationship Knight has ever had and we hope they will make it down the aisle soon. They currently reside in Houston, Texas.
Height and Body Measurements
Sterling Knight is very tall and has a wonderful personality; he has been a prominent figure in the American entertainment industry. He stands at a height of 5 feet 9.5 inches and weighs 74 kg (1.63 m). Knight has sporty body measurements (chest-waist-biceps) of 43-14.5-33 inches and his feet/shoe size is unknown. His hair is blonde while his eyes are blue in color.
Other Interesting Facts
- He started his acting career when he was ten years old.
- Portrayed the role of Zander Carlson in Melissa & Joey from 2013 to 2015.
- Sterling Knight played Zac Efron’s son in the 2009 movie titled 17 Again.
- He has two siblings, Scarlett Knight and Spencer Knight.
- He attended the 2016 Premiere of Lights Out.
- Sterling Knight won the Hollywood Teen TV Award in 2010.