Connor Jessup: Biography, Wiki
|Full Name:||Connor William Jessup|
|Date of Birth:||June 23, 1994|
|Place of Birth:||Toronto, Canada|
|Occupation:||Actor, Director, Writer|
Connor Jessup Wiki
Connor Jessup is a Canadian actor, famous for many roles on TV and film.
He was born on June 23, 1994, to Brenda Thurston, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. There is not much information available on her father or other members of her family. We however know that he has at least 1 sibling, a brother by the name Liam Jessup.
Not much is publicly known about her early life, including where he went to school.
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Is Connor Jessup Gay?
In the movie Closet Monster, Jessup played a gay character. However by then, his sexuality was not public knowledge.
He would however come out of the closet in 2019, announcing that he is indeed gay.
“Most painfully, I’ve talked about the gay characters I’ve played from a neutral, almost anthropological distance as if they were separate from me. These evasions are bizarre and embarrassing to me now, but at the time they were natural,” he would later say.
He made his announcement on Instagram. “I knew I was gay when I was thirteen, but I hid it for years,” he wrote. “I folded it and slipped it under the rest of my emotional clutter. Not worth the hassle.”
He continued to say that although he knew his family would accept him, he still could not find the courage to come out.
“I’m a white, cis man from an upper-middle-class liberal family. Acceptance was never a question. But still, suspended in all this privilege, I balked. It took me years.”
As for his love life, Jessup is currently dating actor Miles Heizer. Miles is a star in another Netflix hit show, 13 Reasons Why.
Connor Jessup: Family, Relationships & Marriage
|Parents:||Brenda Thurston (Mother)|
Connor Jessup Career
Jessup was a child actor when he began performing professionally at the age of 11. Later, after working on stage adaptations of The Full Monty and other projects, Jessup was cast in the lead part of The Saddle Club, a children’s television series for which he was also responsible for the plot development of one episode.
Amy George, an indie film that screened at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, was executive produced by him.
Falling Skies, a TNT science fiction series, starred Jessup in 2011. He appeared in all five seasons as a guest star.
In 2012, Jessup played a troubled adolescent wrongfully accused of preparing a school shooting in the Canadian independent film Blackbird. Critics lauded his performance, and the film went on to win several accolades, including the Toronto International Film Festival’s Best Canadian First Feature Film award.
In addition to three Atlantic Picture Festival prizes, the film was named Best Canadian Feature Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival. It was also a part of the Cannes Film Festival.
Jessup starred in the film Closet Monster in 2015, which would go on to win the Best Canadian Film Award a the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and was later screened at film festivals all over the world.
The Canadian then played Taylor Blaine in the Emmy-winning ABC drama American Crime. Critics praised his performance of the role, and fans loved him too. So much that he returned for the third season as a different character, Coy Henson.
Jessup was then cast on Netflix fan favorite, Locke & Key as Tyler Locke – one of the main characters.
Connor Jessup: Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$5 million|
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