Austin Stowell

Austin Stowell

Austin Stowell is a well-known American actor and producer who embarked on his acting journey early in life. His notable works include starring roles in “Dolphin Tale,” “Whiplash,” and “Bridge of Spies,” alongside appearances in television series such as “The White Lotus,” “Amazing Stories,” “Keep Breathing,” and “A Friend of the Family.”

What we know about this person

Full name:

Austin Stowell

Date of birth:

December 24, 1984

Zodiac sign:



Kensington, Connecticut, USA





Marital status:





6' 1" (1.85 m)


185 lbs (84 kg)


actor, film producer

Early life

Born on the eve of Christmas in 1984, Austin was raised in Kensington, Connecticut, by his parents. His father, Robert, had a background in steelworking, and his mother, Elizabeth, dedicated her career to teaching. After completing his high school education in 2003, Austin was determined to carve a path in acting. He was admitted to the University of Connecticut in Storrs, where he immersed himself in the Department of Dramatic Arts, part of the School of Fine Arts.

Throughout his university tenure, Austin prioritized his passion for the stage, engaging in a variety of performances with the Connecticut Repertory Theatre. His repertoire included significant roles in productions such as “Julius Caesar,” “This Can’t Happen Here,” and “As You Like It.” Upon earning his bachelor’s degree in 2007, Austin expanded his ambitions to include the silver screen alongside his theatrical endeavors.


Austin Stowell in The Hating Game


Austin Stowell first graced the small screen in “Secret Girlfriend,” portraying the character Chad. This series, which debuted in 2009, unfortunately, did not catapult the fledgling actor to significant recognition. Concurrently, he was offered a part in “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” securing the role of Jesse, with the leading female roles enacted by Shailene Woodley and Molly Ringwald. This endeavor proved to be a substantial boost for Austin’s career in acting.

The year 2010 saw Austin stepping onto the set of “90210.” He also made an appearance in “NCIS: Los Angeles,” contributing to a single episode as Andrew Peterson. The following year, 2011, he was featured in the film “Puncture” as a paramedic and was also selected for a role in “Dolphin Tale.”

The premiere of this heartfelt drama took place in September 2011, with a stellar cast including Nathan Gamble, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr., Morgan Freeman, and Kris Kristofferson. Austin was tasked with embodying Kyle Connellan. Subsequently, he ventured into short and relatively obscure films, facing a period where significant roles seemed elusive. However, fortune favored him in the subsequent years.

By 2014, Stowell starred in “Whiplash” alongside talents such as Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, and Melissa Benoist, bringing the character Ryan Connolly to life. Simultaneously, he engaged in various projects, among them “Warren,” “Behaving Badly,” and “Dolphin Tale 2.” The year 2015 spotlighted Austin in “Bridge of Spies,” where he stepped into the shoes of Francis Gary Powers.

Following this, Austin’s portfolio expanded to include the series “Public Morals” and the movie “In Dubious Battle.” The year 2016 showcased him in “Colossal,” with Anne Hathaway leading, as Joel. He further appeared in “Stratton” and “Battle of the Sexes” in 2017, and “The Long Home” and “Higher Power” in 2018, where Austin also left his mark.

The year 2019 was marked by the release of “Swallow” and the series “Catch-22.” Come 2020, Austin secured a leading role in “Fantasy Island,” sharing the screen with Michael Peña, Lucy Hale, and Maggie Q. Concurrently, the series “Amazing Stories” made its debut. By 2021, Austin was seen in “The White Lotus,” undertaking a guest role, in addition to his appearances in “The Long Home” and “The Hating Game.”

Austin Stowell Movies and TV Shows

  • 2021

    The Hating Game

    Joshua Templeman

  • 2021

    The White Lotus

    Hotel Guest

  • 2020

    Amazing Stories

    Lieutenant Theodore Cole

  • 2019



  • 2019


    Richie Conrad

  • 2018

    12 Strong

    Staff Sgt. Fred Falls

  • 2016



  • 2015

    Bridge of Spies

    Francis Gary Powers

  • 2013


    Ryan Connolly

  • 2011

    Dolphin Tale

    Kyle Connellan


Austin Stowell in Dolphin Tale

Austin Stowell’s personal life and family

Austin Stowell remains unmarried. Online searches yield no details about any spouse or offspring related to the actor. Stowell himself opts to maintain the confidentiality of his personal affairs. He was once linked romantically to Nina Dobrev, with confirmations of their relationship emerging over time. The pair made their first joint public appearance in 2015 but decided to part ways by 2016. Presently, it’s unclear if Austin is involved romantically with anyone.

Talk Shows

  • 2021

    Made in Hollywood

    Role: Guest

  • 2018

    Ok! TV

    Role: Guest

  • 2015


    Role: Guest


Austin Stowell and Lucy Hale


Austin Stowell and Nina Dobrev

Austin Stowell now

Austin Stowell is persistently advancing his acting profession. The year 2022 introduced audiences to the miniseries “A Friend of the Family,” featuring performances by Jake Lacy, Colin Hanks, Lio Tipton, and McKenna Grace, with Austin portraying the character of FBI agent Peter Walsh. In collaboration with Melissa Barrera and Jeff Wilbusch, he took part in the series “Keep Breathing.” Furthermore, Stowell is confirmed to participate in the thriller “The Inheritance,” alongside Rachel Nichols, Peyton List, and Bob Gunton, expanding his repertoire of roles.

Published: April 4, 2024
Updated: April 17, 2024