Singing and sports were what made him special during his time in high school but later Colton Haynes shifted his interest to modeling and eventually ended up as an actor.
The decision to concentrate on acting was a good decision for Haynes, who climbed the ladder of success in both film and television. His notable roles include Jackson Whittemore in the acclaimed television series Teen Wolf and Roy Harper/Arsenal in the superhero series Arrow. For his achievements in the film industry, Colton Haynes has earned a place for himself and has arguably become one of the best in his field.
Have you heard various speculations about his sexuality, who he’s with, or who he’s married to? Read on for all the lesser-known details about the American model, actor, and singer.
Brief Biography, Age
The Teen Wolf star was born on July 13, 1988, as Colton Lee Haynes. He was born to Dana Denise Mitchell and William Clayton Haynes in Andale, Kansas, where he grew up on a farm with five siblings, of whom he is the youngest. In addition to his birthplace, he has lived in Arkansas, New Mexico, Texas, and Florida, where he attended high school in Navarre. However, due to constant moves, he also attended Andale High School in Kansas and eventually graduated from Samuel Clemen’s High School in Schertz, Texas.
Acting & Modelling Career
Colton Haynes’ pre-career career began as a model in New York City, New York when he was 15 years old. During his budding days as a model, he worked with several top brands including Abercrombie & Fitch as well as Kira Plastinina, J.C. Penney, and Ralph Lauren, and Verizon, where he modeled for campaigns. He has also been featured in magazine editorials – Teen Vogue and Arena – in several issues.
In an attempt to build his acting career, Haynes took an unappreciated role in Transformers in 2007, and it was not until 2015 that he received his first recognized feature role in the film San Andreas, before which he appeared in series such as CSI: Miami and The Hills. In 2007 he auditioned for the role of Edward Cullen in the box office hit Twilight, but lost it to Robert Pattinson.
The defeat didn’t discourage him, but he continued to flourish, snatching roles in the television series Privileged and Pushing Daisies, as well as the 2009 film Always and Forever.
In 2009 Haynes was given the controversial role of Shane in the Showtime series Look, a very fast-paced series that was canceled shortly after its premiere. Later that year, the actor began filming as Brett Crezski for the ABC television series The Gates, and again the series was canceled after its first season.
He subsequently got one of his acclaimed roles as Jackson Whittemore in the MTV series Teen Wolf but left the series later in 2012. He later received a recurring role on the hit CW show Arrow as Roy Harper, the protégé of the title character. In 2017, fans witnessed the comeback of Colton Haynes in Arrow, where he resumed his role in the sixth season of the series and is expected to return as the series director in the seventh season.
In 2012, Colton Haynes decided to put his skills as a singer to good use, appearing first in music videos such as Leona Lewis’s Trouble and in 2013 in Victoria Justice’s Gold. He also covered one song, 19 You+Me, in the same year, after which he released a single called Baby It’s Christmas with Travis-Atreo. Finally, in 2014, Haynes had a guest appearance in Andy Grammer’s music video Honey, I’m Good.
Is Colton Haynes Gay? Who is the Boyfriend or Girlfriend?
The actor is one of those who have had a hard time facing what they really are in terms of their sexuality. Before making his sexual orientation public, Haynes went through years of anxiety.
If you are still speculating, yes, Colton Haynes is gay, a crucial piece of information he shared with fans during an interview in Entertainment Weekly in May 2016. Before he came out, Haynes dated several women including Electra Avellan (2007-2008), Holland Roden (2011-2012), and Emily Bett Rickards (2013). Apparently none of the above relationships lasted because of different interests.
After announcing his sexuality, Haynes quickly became engaged to his admirer, the famous florist Jeff Leatham, on March 11, 2017, and later in October of the same year, they made the union for life and gave the actor the surname Haynes-Leatham.
Height and Quick Facts
Full name: Colton Lee Haynes-Leatham
Birthday: July 13, 1988
Birthplace: Andale, Kansas, United States
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 1.75 M
Parents: William Clayton Haynes (father) and Dana Denise Mitchell (mother)
Siblings: Clinton Haynes, Joshua Haynes, Willow Haynes
Profession: Actor, Model
Net Worth: $4 Million (since 2017).