Rhys Wakefield Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 08 Feb, 2021
Facts of Rhys Wakefield
Date of Birth: 1988 , November-20
Age: 33 years old
Birth Nation: Australia
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Name Rhys Wakefield
Nationality Australian
Birth Place/City Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor, Director, Producer
Net Worth $3 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brunette
Face Color Fair
Famous for Home and Away (2005-2008), The Purge (2013)
Girlfriend Indiana Evans (ex-girlfriend)
Married No
Children No
Education McDonald College of Performing Arts
Online Presence Instagram
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)
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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.

CAPTION: Actor Rhys Wakefield got TV fame after working in Home and Away in the mid-2000s SOURCE: IMDB

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 AliCarmen EjogoAbigail 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.

CAPTION: Rhys Wakefield alongside Richard Roxburgh in the 2013 film Sanctum SOURCE: IMDB

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.

Moreover, in 2013, Rhys worked in other 2 critically acclaimed films, After the Dark co-starring James D'Arcy & Sophie Lowe; and in +1 alongside Ashley Hinshaw & Natalie Hall.

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.

CAPTION: Wakefield and his ex-girlfriend Indiana Evans, his Home and Away co-star SOURCE: Zimbio

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.