Rhys Wakefield Biography
|Date of Birth:||1988 , November-20|
|Age:||33 years old|
|Height:||6 Feet 1 Inch|
|Birth Place/City||Cairns, Queensland, Australia|
|Profession||Actor, Director, Producer|
|Net Worth||$3 million|
|Famous for||Home and Away (2005-2008), The Purge (2013)|
|Girlfriend||Indiana Evans (ex-girlfriend)|
|Education||McDonald College of Performing Arts|
|Movies||The Black Balloon (2008), Sanctum (2011), The Purge (2013), +1 (2013), After the Dark (2013), Echoes of War (2015), Paint It Black (2016)|
|TV Show||Home and Away (2005-08), True Detective (2019), Reprisal (2019)|
Rhys Wakefield, an Australian actor, director & producer marked his name in the acting world with the portrayal of Lucas Holden in the TV soap opera Home and Away (2005- 08). Moreover, Wakefield made notable TV appearances in True Detective (2019) and Reprisal (2019).
Professional since 2000, the Queensland native saw AACTA Award nomination through his debut film The Black Balloon (2008). Over the years, he has worked in a bunch of commercial hits and critically acclaimed movies such as Sanctum (2011), The Purge (2013), After the Dark (2013), and +1 (2013).
Graduate Of McDonald College- What Is Rhys Wakefield Age and Height?
Wakefield was born on November 20, 1988, in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. His father served in the navy while his mother works as a medical standards officer. From an early age, Rhys showed a keen interest in acting, so he enrolled at McDonald College of Performing Arts, winning an acting scholarship in 2003 before graduation in 2006.
As of February 2021, 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm) tall Rhys Wakefield is 32 years old. His birth sign is Scorpio.
TV Career- Recognition From 'Home and Away'
While at McDonald College, Rhys saw many theatrical credits at Opera Australia and the Australian Ballet, along with appearances in numerous Shakespeare festivals. Although Wakefield made an on-screen debut through Bootmen in 2000, he was uncredited for the role, as a result, his guest appearance in Don't Blame the Koalas (2002) was credited as the first TV role.
In 2005, the Australian actor saw wide recognition as the series regular Lucas Holden in the TV soap opera Home and Away; there he worked until 2008 (363 episodes) featuring Ray Meagher, Lynne McGranger, Emily Symons, Ada Nicodemou, Shane Withington, among others.
After that, Wakefield mainly focused on his big-screen projects until the late 2010s.
In 2019, he returned to the TV screen as a series regular: as Freddy Burns in True Detective and as Matty in Reprisal, sharing the screen with the likes of Mahershala Ali, Carmen Ejogo, Abigail Spencer, and Rodrigo Santoro.
Worked In Commercially Hit & Critically Acclaimed Films
Rhys Wakefield earned his feature film debut in 2008 through The Black Balloon starring Luke Ford, Toni Collette, Erik Thomson & Gemma Ward. It saw him a nomination for AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
In 2011, he worked in the commercially hit 3D action-thriller Sanctum sharing the screen with Richard Roxburgh, Dan Wyllie, and Ioan Gruffudd. The film made on the budget of $30 million collected 108.6 million in the box-office.
Having starred in a minor role in Nobody Walks (2012), the actor then was cast as Polite Leader in The Purge (2013) alongside Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Adelaide Kane & Max Burkholder. The dystopian action-horror film made $89.3 million over the budget of $3 million.
Other notable movie works on the actor include Echoes of War (2015), Cardboard Boxer (2015), and Paint It Black (2016). In 2017, Wakefield appeared in a minor role in the Netflix film You Get Me (2017).
Wakefield Is Also A Director & Producer
Aside from acting, Rhys does not hold back to showcase his prominence in works behind the camera, especially as a director. In 2019, he directed and produced his first-ever feature film Berserk. Along with starring as Agent Ross in the TV series From Now (2020-21), he served as its executive producer & director in 6 episodes.
How Much Is Rhys Wakefield's Net Worth?
Professional in the acting industry for more than 2 decades, Rhys indeed has grabbed him an adequate fortune along with wide fame. Having earned his early TV fame with Home and Away, the Australian actor now sits among the millionaire figures- no doubt, his acting career is the major source of his income.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Rhys Wakefield has a net worth of $3 million as of early 2021.
Along with notable TV works in True Detective and Reprisal, the Australian actor worked in a bunch of acclaimed movies Sanctum, The Purge, After the Dark, and +1. In addition to that, his directorial and producing credits add up a considerable sum on his account.
Relationship Status- Is Rhys Wakefield Dating?
Although Rhys' professional portfolio barely has any secrets, the actor has put curtains on his personal life disclosure, namely about his relationships. Back in 2006, Wakefield was reportedly dating his Home and Away co-star Indiana Evans; their secret relationship came out publically in mid-2006 but broke up by November that year.
Despite their split, the duo has good bonds as friends.
Over the years, The Purge actor had many on-screen matchups; with Gemma Ward in The Black Balloon (2008), Anna Enger Ritch in Endless Love (2014), Jessica Tovey & Jessica McNamee in Home and Away. But dated neither of them.
His official Instagram account @rhys_wakefield has over 13.7K followers of early 2021 but has not posted or given hints on his dating life. He is not reported to be married. Some sources alleged that Wakefield is currently single.
Questions Fans Ask About Rhys Wakefield
1) How Old Is Rhys Wakefield?
Answer: Born on November 20, 1988, in Cairns, Queensland, Australia, Wakefield is 32 years old in early 2021.
2) How Tall Is Wakefield?
Answer: The Home and Away actor is 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm) tall.
3) Who plays the Polite Leader in 'The Purge'?
Answer: Rhys Wakefield portrayed the role of Polite Leader in the 2013 horror film 'The Purge'.
4) Did Rhys Wakefield Appear In 'True Detective'?
Answer: Wakefield portrayed the series regular Freddy Burns in the TV series 'True Detective'.
5) In How Many Episodes Of 'Home and Away' Rhys Wakefield Appeared?
Answer: Wakefield got his early TV fame as a regular cast Lucas Holden in Home and Away (2005-2008); appeared in a total of 363 episodes.