Who is Boyd Holbrook?

Robert Boyd Holbrook was born in Prestonsburg, Kentucky USA, on 1 September 1981 – his zodiac sign is Virgo, and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor, film writer, producer and model, with close to 50 acting credits to his name, perhaps known best for his portrayal of Pierce in the critically acclaimed 2017 action science fiction movie “Logan”, written and directed by James Mangold, and which starred Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and Dafne Keen. It follows the mutant Logan who’s leading a quiet life, while he’s now decided to help a mutant child who’s pursued by scientists; the movie won 28 of the 109 awards for which it was nominated, including an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Early life and education

Boyd was raised in Prestonsburg by his parents Don and Ellen, about whom not a lot is known as he respects their privacy; it’s said that his father was a factory worker, and his mother a nurse. Boyd hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, so most of his fans believe him to be an only child.

He studied at a local high school, and was interested in a couple of activities during his four years there, including playing football and basketball with his peers, practicing dancing and creative writing.

He matriculated in 1999, and began working at Jenny Wiley Theatre in Kentucky as a carpenter.

Career as a model

Boyd was spotted by a talent agent, and was signed to the modelling agency Elite Models in 2001; he was also once signed to Wilhelmina Models, and has walked the catwalk for many famous designers, such as Gucci, Versace and Hugo Boss.

Having become interested in acting, he went on to study in the William Esper Studio’s Meisner Acting Program, as well as Sane Ann Younts’ Voice and Speech Program; he received his School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) certificate from New York University.

Roles in movies

Boyd made his debut film appearance in the hit 2008 biographical crime drama “Milk”, directed by Gus Van Sant, and which starred Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Emile Hirsch. It follows the life of American gay activist Harvey Milk, and the movie won 68 awards, including two Oscars for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Sean Penn) and Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Dustin Lance Black), while it was nominated for 145 other awards.

A couple of his following notable performances were in the 2010 drama “Tough Trade”, and in 2011 the drama “Higher Ground” and the romantic comedy drama “The Oranges”.

The year 2012 saw Boyd play Luke Ford in the comedy drama “The Magic of Belle Isle”, written and directed by Rob Reiner, and which starred Morgan Freeman, Virginia Madsen and Madeline Carroll. It follows an alcoholic novelist who’s lost his motivation, then  finds it in a single mother and her three daughters whom he’s met on Belle Isle; the movie was nominated for an Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture (Morgan Freeman).

Boyd portrayed Kyle in the 2013 action adventure drama “The Host”, and portrayed Cary James in the 2013 biographical musical drama “Behind the Candelabra”, which won 57 awards, including 11 Primetime Emmys, while it was nominated for 54 other awards.

The year 2018 saw him star as Quinn McKenna in the action science fiction adventure “The Predator”, written and directed by Shane Black, and which also starred Trevante Rhodes and Jacob Tremblay. It follows a group of former soldiers and a scientist who are protecting Earth from most lethal hunters in the universe; the movie won one of the nine awards for which it was nominated.

Three of Boyd’s most recent film roles have been in the 2021 fantasy mystery horror “The Cursed” and the action crime drama “Beckett”, and the 2022 mystery thriller comedy “Vengeance”; he’s currently shooting for the upcoming movies “The Bikeriders”, “Last Meals” and “The Thirst”.

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Roles in TV series

Boyd made his debut TV series appearance in the 2009 episode “42” of the crime comedy drama “The Unusuals”, and the following years saw him appear in an episode or two of various series, such as the drama “The Beautiful Life: TBL”, the comedy drama “The Big C” and the historical romantic mini-series “Hatfields & McCoys”.

In 2015 and 2016, he portrayed one of the lead characters Steve Murphy in 20 episodes of the critically acclaimed biographical crime drama “Narcos”, created by Carlo Bernard and Chris Brancato, and which also starred Pedro Pascal and Wagner Moura. It follows the lives of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and several other drug kingpins, the series aired from 2015 to 2017 and won eight of the 31 award for which it was nominated; it ranks amongst the best 100 TV series of all time.

Boyd’s three most recent roles have been in all the 14 episodes of the 2020 action crime mini-series “The Fugitive” (lead role), the 2021 episode “Moment of Silence” of the comedy drama “The Premise” and seven episodes of the 2022 fantasy horror drama “The Sandman”; he’s currently shooting for the upcoming series “Justified: City Primeval”.

Other credits

Boyd sang the songs “Sea of Nevermore” and “Hair On My Chest” in the 2011 drama movie “Higher Ground”.

He wrote and directed the 2015 short movie “Peacock Killer”, and produced the 2018 movie “O. G.” and the 2019 film “Two/One”; he’s the writer and producer of the upcoming movie “The Thirst”.

Boyd received special thanks for both the 2015 short documentary video “A Look Behind the Tombstones” and the 2019 episode “Logan” of the short mini-series “X-Men Mondays”.

He’s made a guest appearance in many talk-shows, most recently in “Celebrity Page”, “IMDb on the Scene – Interviews”, and “Geeked Week Unlocked: Sandman”.

Awards and nominations

Boyd won a 2012 Hamptons International Film Festival Award for Breakthrough Performer, for “The Host”.

He was also nominated for a 2014 Milano International Film Festival Leonardo’s Horse Award for Best Actor, for his performance in “Little Accidents”, and a 2015 Gold Derby Film Award for Ensemble Cast, for his and his colleagues’ performance in “Gone Girl”.

Love life and wife

Boyd prefers to keep the details of his love life away from the media’s attention, but there are still two women whom he’s dated, that the public knows about. He began dating American actress Elizabeth Olsen in 2011, after having been introduced to her by a mutual friend at a party; Elizabeth’s appeared in close to 30 movies and TV series, and is perhaps still known best for her portrayal of the main character Martha in the 2011 mystery thriller movie “Martha Marcy May Marlene”. The two became engaged in March 2014, but split in January 2015.

Boyd’s today married to non-celebrity Danish woman Tatiana Pajkovic; neither has shared details of how and when they met, and they have a son Leon Day Holbrook together.

Boyd hasn’t mentioned any other women whom he’s perhaps been with, and as of August 2022, he’s married to Tatiana Pajkovic, and has a son with her.

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Hobbies and other interests

Boyd’s passionate about photography, and has done some work for American professional photographer David Bradley Armstrong; one would expect Boyd to upload his pictures onto his Instagram account, however, even though he’s followed by close to 200,000 people on the network, he hasn’t uploaded a single picture or video.

He’s also into sculpting, and exhibited his work for the first time in his art show Iscariot, at the gallery Rare in Chelsea, New York State.

Boyd works out on a daily basis, thus his muscular body.

Travelling’s one of his favorite hobbies, and he’s been to many US states and European countries, both for work and pleasure – his dream travel destination’s Paris, France.

Boyd has his own favorite actor and actress, Al Pacino and Winona Ryder, while a couple of his favorite movies are the trilogy “The Godfather”, “Scarface” and “Beetlejuice”.

Age, height and net worth

Boyd’s age is 40. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft 2ins (1.9m) and he weighs around 175lbs (80kgs).

As of August 2022, his net worth’s been estimated at over $3 million.

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