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Strait at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of City Island
March 23, 1986 |
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, model, singer|
|Spouse(s)||Lynn Collins (2008–present)|
Early life and modeling
Strait was born and raised in Greenwich Village, New York City, New York. He is of Dutch and Italian heritage. He attended Village Community School, Xavier High School and took classes at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. During his teen years, Strait modeled for several magazines, including: L'uomo Vogue, Spoon magazine, Details, Surface, Hollister Co., and Pop magazine, and worked with photographers Bruce Weber, Herb Ritts, and Ellen von Unwerth. Weber featured Strait in his 2001 book, All-American: Short Stories.
Strait began taking acting lessons at the age of eleven. In the sixth grade, he began to take performing classes at the Village Community School. Although forced into it at first, he found a passion for acting after he performed live for the first time. He has worked at both the Stella Adler Acting Studio and the Black Nexxus Acting Studio in New York City.
In 2004, he moved to California to pursue a career in acting. After his first audition, he received an acting job, and in 2005, he debuted in his first movie, Sky High, where he played a teenage superhero named Warren Peace. He covered The Fixx song "One Thing Leads to Another" for the film's soundtrack.
His next movie appearance was in Undiscovered, a movie about young singers and actors in the entertainment industry who want to become stars. In 2006 he starred as Caleb Danvers in The Covenant, a horror/thriller film which opened on September 8, 2006. Strait appeared opposite Camilla Belle in 10,000 BC, a film about prehistoric Earth, released in March 2008. He plays a young mammoth hunter D'Leh, as he travels through unknown lands on a quest to rescue his people from slavery.
In November 2010, he appeared as a guest star on NBC's TV show Chase, where he played "Jackson Cooper", a fugitive with a dark past who manipulates his teenage girlfriend with promises of freedom from her father and a life filled with romance and adventure.
In 2011 Strait started on filming for Starz new Series Magic City, which centers on Miami mobsters and other characters from Miami Beach in the late 1950s. Strait plays the son of Jeffrey Dean Morgan character Ike Evans. The show is set to premiere on April 6, 2012, with a preview of the first episode on March 30, following the season finale of Spartacus: Vengeance. Starz has renewed the series for a 10-episode second season prior to the season 1 premiere.
In Fall 2012, Strait can be seen in the role of Freddy in the Sci-Fi thriller After. The story centers around two bus crash survivors who wake to discover that they are the only people left in their small town.
In 2006, Strait started dating actress Lynn Collins. Strait announced their engagement, and the two later married December 23, 2007.
Steve has signed to Lakeshore Records and is scheduled to record and release a full length solo album.
Strait also sang seven songs on the Undiscovered soundtrack:
|"This Is Living"|
|"Never Said Anything"|
|"Smart in a Stupid Way" (with Ashlee Simpson)|
|2005||Sky High||Warren Peace|
|2006||The Covenant||Caleb Danvers|
|2009||City Island||Tony Nardella|
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