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New York City, New York (state)>New York, U.S.| occupation = Actor, fashion model and singer| years_active = 2006–presentAnna Camp2019|reason=divorced}}}}Skylar Astin LipsteinWEB,weblink Skylar Astin interview, Movieline.com, May 17, 2015, (born September 23, 1987)Astin mentions his birthday on TwitterAstin is stated as being 25, in October 2012 at People is an American actor, model and singer. He became known for portraying Jesse Swanson in the musical films Pitch Perfect (2012) and Pitch Perfect 2 (2015). He was also in the original cast of the Broadway musical Spring Awakening, and has since appeared in films such as Hamlet 2 (2008), Taking Woodstock (2009), Cavemen (2013), and 21 & Over (2013). He is also well known for his role as Greg Serrano on the last season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a role originally played by Santino Fontana.

Early life

Astin was born in New York City, the son of Meryl and Barry Lipstein, a garment industry executive.Jackson, Brian Keith. "Broadways new teen heroes: Our own cast bios of the 'Spring Awakening' kids", New York 40 (9): 152–3.WEB,weblink Archived copy, December 7, 2014, dead,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20141213142657weblink">weblink December 13, 2014, He grew up in New City, New York, in Rockland County. He has a sister, Brielle, and two brothers, Milan and Jace.weblink was it supposed to be this? weblink {{webarchive |url=https://web.archive.org/web/20121004234444weblink |date=October 4, 2012 }} Astin is Jewish.NEWS,weblink Summer Awakening for Skylar?, Elkin, Michael, July 17, 2008, The Jewish Exponent,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20120601042210weblink">weblink June 1, 2012, August 18, 2013, Having graduated from Clarkstown High School North, he attended Stagedoor Manor performing arts summer camp. He was also a student at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, but he took a leave of absence when cast in Spring Awakening.NEWS,weblink Putting NYU on hold for Broadway, Lapowsky, Issie, April 24, 2007, Washington Square News, nyunews.com, 2009-05-16, dead,weblink" title="archive.is/20130130174353weblink">weblink January 30, 2013, NEWS,weblinkweblink" title="archive.is/20120910054532weblink">weblink'Neill_Theatre, dead, September 10, 2012, New Spring Awakening Billboard Blooms Outside the O'Neill Theatre, Kalafatus, Greg, June 27, 2007, playbill.com, Playbill, 2009-05-16, When he was 15, his agent selected his middle name, Astin, as his stage name.

Career

Astin's first professional role was a minor role in the original Off-Broadway and Broadway casts Spring Awakening as Georg, a male student with a crush on his piano teacher. He had short solos in multiple songs, but the character is noted for his belting in the song Touch Me.NEWS,weblink Steve Coogan and 'Hamlet 2' have their funny moments, but that's all they are -- moments., Lemire, Christy, August 28, 2008, goerie.com, Erie Times News, 2009-05-16, NEWS,weblink Spring Awakening.(Off B'way)(Theater review), Rooney, David, June 16, 2006, accessmylibrary.com, Daily Variety, 2009-05-16, WEB,weblink Past , Present and Future Spring Awakening stars say hello and goodbye, July 19, 2008, broadway.com, 2009-05-16, dead,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20090115125917weblink">weblink January 15, 2009, During his run as Georg, Astin filmed the role Rand Posin in the movie Hamlet 2.NEWS,weblink 'Hamlet 2': Hey, kids! Let's put on an offensive show!, Sanford, James, August 27, 2008, mlive.com, Kalamazoo Gazette, 2009-05-16, dead,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20081122133145weblink">weblink November 22, 2008, WEB,weblink All Shakespeare needed was a gay men's chorus, Ebert, Roger, August 22, 2008, newsbank.com, Chicago Sun-Times, 2009-05-16, He sang "Raped in the Face" on the soundtrack with Phoebe Strole, a Spring Awakening castmate, and his co-star in the film, and the film's star, Steve Coogan. Screenings of the film at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival led to Astin signing on with United Talent Agency.Goldstein, Gregg; and Simmons, Leslie (February 7, 2008). "Seems Sundance did have deals", The Hollywood Reporter 403: 3–4.Astin joined the cast of the 2009 Adam Carolla sitcom Ace in the Hole on CBS. However, the show was not picked up by the network.Andreeva, Nellie (March 30, 2009). "Big Three cast leads on comedy", The Hollywood Reporter 409: 4.WEB,weblink Ace in the Hole: Pamela Adlon mit Hauptrolle ( Ace in the Hole: Pamela Adlon, with lead role), Krannich, Michael, April 27, 2009, serienjunkies.de, Series Junkies, German, 2009-05-16, (Google translation)In 2010, Astin took on the role of Mark Cohen in a production of Rent, directed by Neil Patrick Harris, at the Hollywood Bowl. The cast included Aaron Tveit and Vanessa Hudgens.Brady, Tveit, Astin And Thoms Join RENT At Hollywood Bowl, broadwayworld.com; accessed May 17, 2015. Also in 2010, he joined the cast of the Jere Burns sitcom Strange Brew on Fox, which like Ace in the Hole was not picked up.Astin guest-starred as Ben in the July 2011 episode of Love Bites titled "Boys to Men" and, as Matt Kornstein, in the May 2012 episode of Girls entitled "Hannah's Diary". He also played a patient on House, Season 8, Episode 21, May 2012.In 2012, Astin found his breakthrough starring in the comedy film Pitch Perfect (2012), as Jesse Swanson, and reprised the role in the 2015 sequel Pitch Perfect 2. Astin also starred in the comedy film 21 and Over (2013) as Casey.Astin also starred in the TBS sitcom Ground Floor as Brody Moyer, a young ambitious money manager who falls for a girl on the ground floor. He also led an NBA comedy on ABC.WEB,weblink 'Pitch Perfect's' Skylar Astin to Star in ABC's NBA Comedy, May 17, 2015,

Personal life

In 2006, Astin began dating Lauren Pritchardweblink He then began dating Pitch Perfect co-star Anna Camp in 2013.Co-Stars Anna Camp and Skylar Astin Are in Perfect Harmony, ABCNews.go.com; accessed May 17, 2015.NEWS, Celebrity, Huffington, Skylar Astin and Anna Camp are the cutest,weblink Huffington Post, September 5, 2013, The couple were reported to be engaged in January 2016.WEB,weblink Pitch Perfect Costars Anna Camp and Skylar Astin Are Engaged – See Her Stunning Ring, People (magazine), People, Maria, Mercedes Lara, January 2, 2016, November 21, 2018, They married on September 10, 2016.WEB,weblink Pitch Perfect stars Anna Camp, Skylar Astin wed, Entertainment Weekly, Alli, Nahas, September 11, 2016, November 21, 2018, On April 19, 2019, the couple announced that they are filing for divorce.WEB,weblink Anna Camp Files for Divorce From Husband Skylar Astin After Announcing Split, Crabtree, Erin, Us Weekly, April 20, 2019, August 6, 2019, As of late-August 2019, the divorce was finalized.WEB,weblink Pitch Perfect Stars Anna Camp and Skylar Astin Finalize Their Divorce, Fernandez, Alexia, People (magazine), People, August 29, 2019, September 7, 2019,

Filmography

Film{| class"wikitable sortable"

! Year! Title! Role! class="unsortable"| Notes| 2008| Hamlet 2| Rand Posin|| 2009 | Taking Woodstock| John P. Roberts| 2012 | Love Written in Blood| Henderson|| Pitch Perfect| Jesse SwansonTeen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor - Comedy>Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor ComedyNominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Liplock (shared with Anna Kendrick)| Wreck-It Ralph| Roy (voice)Wreck-It Ralph#Accolades>BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature FilmBTVA People's Choice Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film| 2013 21 & Over (film)>21 & Over| Casey Altman| 2014 Cavemen (film)>Cavemen| Dean Parker|| The Oven| Owen Miller| Short film| 2015 | Pitch Perfect 2| Jesse SwansonTeen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor - Comedy>Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor Comedy 2016| Monkey Up| Monty (voice)|| Flock of Dudes | David|| 2017| Speech & Debate| Walter Healy| | 2018| Hot Air| Gareth Whitely| | 2019Ghosts of War (upcoming film)>Ghosts of War| Eugene| In post-production| 2020| Secret Society of Second Born RoyalsJOURNAL=BROADWAYWORLDACCESSDATE=MAY 10, 2019, | Disney+ film; in post-production">

Television{| class"wikitable sortable"

! Year! Title! Role! class="unsortable"| Notes| 2011 Love Bites (TV series)>Love Bites | Ben| Episode: "Boys to Men"| 2012 Girls (TV series)>Girls| Matt Kornstein| Episode: "Hannah's Diary"| 2012 House (TV series)>House| DerrickHolding On (House)>Holding On"| 2013–2015| Ground Floor| Brody Moyer| 20 episodes | 2014 Glee (TV series)>Glee| Jean BaptisteCity of Angels (Glee)>City of Angels"| 2015Halt and Catch Fire (TV series)>Halt and Catch Fire| Jessie Evans| 3 episodes| 2015Comedy Bang! Bang! (TV series)>Comedy Bang! Bang!| Himself| Episode: "Skylar Astin Wears Blue Jeans and Weathered Brown Desert Boots"| 2016–2017Graves (TV series)>Graves| Isaiah Miller| 20 episodes| 2017| Lip Sync Battle| Himself| Episode: "Skylar Astin vs. Metta World Peace"| 2018 | (Trolls: The Beat Goes On!)| Branch (voice)| 9 episodes| 2018–2019| Crazy Ex-Girlfriend| Greg Serrano| Regular cast member (10 episodes), replaced Santino Fontana| 2019| VampirinaFrankenstein's monster>Frankenstein (voice)| Episode: "Franken-Wedding"| 2020| Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist| Max| Regular cast member">

Web{| class"wikitable sortable"

! Year! Title! Role! class="unsortable"| Notes| 2011 | The Online Gamer| Mikey| 3 episodes">

Stage{| class"wikitable sortable"

! Year! Title! Role! class="unsortable"| Notes| 2006–2008Spring Awakening (musical)>Spring Awakening| Georg ZirschnitzBroadway theatre>Broadway| 2010 Rent (musical)>Rent| Mark Cohen| Hollywood Bowl| 2016| West Side Story| Tony Wyzek| Carnegie Hall| 2016Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater>God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater| Norman Mushari| New York City Center Encores! Off-Center| 2017| What We're Up Against| Weber| WP Theater McGinn/Cazale Theater|2019Into the Woods>Into The Woods|Baker|Hollywood Bowl

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