Trevante Rhodes is an American actor best known for his role in the 2016 Academy Award-winning film Moonlight. While Trevante had been acting steadily since 2012, it was Moonlight that was his break out role. The success of the film and his amazing performance in it has landed him in several other high profile films including 12 Strong, The Predator and Bird Box.

With the growth of his fame, it is easy for many people to feel as though they know him but you’d be surprised at the things you didn’t know about him. For instance, Trevante Rhodes was not only a former football player, he also ran track and field.

Here’s a full dossier on the actor who is clearly set to take Hollywood by storm.

Bio & Age

Trevante Nemour Rhodes was born on the 10th of February 1990 in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. His family later relocated to Little Elm, Texas when he was just ten years old. It was at Little Elm High School Trevante began to play football as a running back. He even played with Cole Beasley who is now a professional player with the Dallas Cowboys.

Through high school, Trevante played both football and track. As a track star, he specialized as a sprinter for both the 100 and 200-meter dash. However, an ACL injury cut short his potential football career but he was still able to run track. He later won an athletic scholarship to the University of Texas at Austin for track and field. He competed for the school from 2008 to 2012.

In 2009, Trevante Rhodes won the gold medal in the 4×100 metres relay with the U.S. squad to at the 2009 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships in Trinidad and Tobago.


He then moved to Los Angeles after graduation and began working as an actor. In the film Song To Song, he played a supporting role alongside Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portman, Michael Fassbender and Rooney Mara. He also starred opposite Elijah Wood in Open Windows. Other film roles include Shangri-La, The Night is Young, If Loving You is Wrong, Gang Related and Westworld.

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Is Trevante Rhodes Gay?

There are many people who immediately assume that Trevante Rhodes is gay because, in his breakout role in Moonlight, he played a gay man very convincingly. It is common practice in Hollywood to frequently speculate about the sexuality of an actor so it’s no surprise that Trevante’s name came up in conversation.

To answer the question, no, the actor is not gay. That information makes his performance in Moonlight all the more applaudable, seeing him lend so much life to the character.

Personal life: Married With A Wife?

Trevante is one who values keeping his personal life private. The actor is relatively new to fame, which can explain why a lot is not known about him. But the fact that years after his breakout role, people are still left speculating about his personal life is proof that he chooses not to advertise his personal life to the media.

What is known, however, is that the actor is not yet married. We do not know if he is currently in a relationship, engaged or single. You have no choice but to applaud the efforts it has taken to keep this information out the hands of gossip outlets.

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Height, Weight & Body Measurements 

Since his breakout role, Trevante’s body has gotten almost as much attention as his acting career. The actor’s height is listed at 6 ft (183 cm) and his weight is recorded at 88kgs (194 lbs). His other body measurements are Chest – 44 in (112 cm), Arms / Biceps – 16 in (41 cm) and Waist – 33 in (84 cm).

It is easy for Trevante Rhodes to stay in shape thanks to his background in athletics. His years of running and playing football definitely have a hand in keeping the actor in such envious physique. The actor has been lifting at Eastown Gym in Los Angeles for years, since he was in his early teens; clearly, being in top physical form has been important to him from the very beginning.

His workout routine currently includes core workout, cardio and lifting sessions. He favors high-intensity sprints on the treadmill for his cardio workouts. He tends to mix up his exercise routine to keep things interesting. He is also a fan of boxing as part of his workout routine.

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