• Andrew Keegan is an American actor born in 1979 in Los Angeles, California
• He has had roles in nearly 60 movies and TV series and is best known for his role in the 1999 romantic comedy "10 Things I Hate About You"
• Andrew continued his acting career while attending high school in Los Angeles and chose not to pursue a college degree
• Andrew has won a Festival Prize for Best Actor at the 2017 Famous Monsters Film Festival, as well as several other awards and nominations
• He is currently in a long-term relationship with American singer Arista Ilona and has a daughter with her, Aiya Rose
Who is Andrew Keegan?
American actor Andrew Keegan was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 29 January 1979, making his zodiac sign Aquarius. He’s had roles in nearly 60 movies and TV series, and is perhaps still best known for his playing of Joey Donner in the hit 1999 romantic comedy movie “10 Things I Hate About You”, which Gil Junger directed, and which starred Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger. It follows two teenage boys who want to date two sisters; the film won two of its 15 award nominations.
Andrew’s still today quite active in the movie industry, and is currently shooting for the upcoming film “High Tide”.
Education and early life
Andrew and his younger brother Casey were raised in Los Angeles by their father Larry Heying, who was an American voice actor, and their Colombian mother Lana (nee Ocampo) who was a hairdresser; Andrew rarely speaks about his family in public, as he respects their privacy.
He became interested in acting at a quite an early age, and was 14 when he won his debut movie role, voicing Wally in the 1993 animated family drama “The Halloween Tree”, while the same year saw him make his debut TV series appearance, playing Landon Thompson in the episode “Blindside” of the action crime adventure “Baywatch”. The following year saw Andrew play Dan Foster in the family fantasy comedy film “The Skateboard Kid 2”, Featured Wolf in the adventure comedy movie “A Pig’s Tale”, and Zack Dell in the adventure family comedy movie “Camp Nowhere”.
Andrew continued acting while attending a local high school in Los Angeles, and upon matriculating in 1997, chose not to pursue a college degree, but to remain focused on acting.
Roles in TV series
Andrew gained recognition in 1995, when cast to play Jack Kelly in the comedy “Thunder Alley”, created by Carmen Fiestra and David McFadzean, and which starred Edward Asner, Jim Beaver and Kelly Vint Castro. It follows the life of retired car racer Gil Jones, and the series was nominated for two awards.
Andrew could then have been seen appearing in an episode of the romantic family comedy “Step by Step”, and the family comedies “Moesha” and “Boy Meets World”.
In 1997 and’98, he portrayed Reed Isley in the family drama “Party of Five”, which Amy Lippman and Christopher Keyser created, and which starred Neve Campbell, Scott Wolf and Matthew Fox. It tells the story of five siblings who have to look after one another now that their parents have died; the series won seven of its 44 award nominations.
Andrew’s also known for his portrayal of Wilson Nest between 1997 and 2004, in the popular family comedy drama “7th Heaven”, which Brenda Hampton created, and which starred Jessica Biel, Catherine Hicks and Stephen Collins. It follows the lives of minister Eric Camden and his family, the series aired from 1996 to 2007, and won 24 of its 82 award nominations.
Andrew played supporting characters in a couple of series in the remainder of the decade, such as the mystery drama “House”, the comedy drama “Related” and the action crime drama “CSI: NY”; he’s since appeared in only six TV series, playing supporting characters in an episode or two – his three most recent roles have been in the 2016 episode “Push It” of the comedy “Gridlocked”, the 2020 episode “Same Time Last Year” of the crime comedy drama “Trinkets”, and a 2021 episode of the comedy “Dem Tinseltown Homiez, the Hollywood Guys”.
Roles in movies
In 1996, Andrew was cast to play Older Boy in the evergreen action adventure science fiction “Independence Day”, which Roland Emmerich wrote and directed, and which starred Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman and Will Smith. The movie shows the people of Earth as they’re standing united against an alien enemy, and which won 36 of its 71 award nominations, including an Oscar win for Best Visual Effects.
Some of Andrew’s following roles were in the thriller “The Contract” and the short drama “Everyday” both in 1999, and the 2000 romantic drama “The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy”.
The year 2004 saw him play Trey Reynolds in another romantic drama “Perfect Opposites”, written and directed by Matt Cooper, and which starred Martin Henderson, Piper Perabo and Jason Winer. It follows a young couple who’ve just graduated from college, and have moved together from the Midwest to Los Angeles. Some of Andrew’s most notable performances in the remainder of the 2000s were in the 2005 romantic action comedy “Extreme Dating”, the 2007 romantic drama “Waiting for Dublin”, and the 2008 family drama “Dough Boys”.
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In 2011, he was cast to play Jeremiah in the romantic comedy “Love, Wedding, Marriage”, directed by Dermot Mulroney, and which starred Mandy Moore, Kellan Lutz and James Brolin; it tells the story of a marriage counselor who’s recently married, and whose life has been shaken by her parents’ divorce.
Andrew’s since had only a couple of film roles, with his three most recent having been in the 2018 fantasy horror comedy “Living Among Us”, the 2019 short drama “Mina Tobias: Shoes”, and the 2020 crime thriller “Adverse”.
Andrew received special thanks for the 2013 short war movie “The Price We Pay”.
He has five producing credits, including the 1999 thriller movie “The Contract”, the 2005 horror thriller comedy film “Cruel World”, and all the four episodes of the 2017 drama series “ACTIV888”.
Some of the talk-shows in which Andrew’s made a guest appearance include “The Amanda Show”, “Entertainment Tonight”, and “Hollywood Darlings”.
Awards and nominations
Andrew won a Festival Prize for Best Actor at the 2017 Famous Monsters Film Festival, for his performance in “Living Among Us”.
He was also nominated for a 1995 Young Artist Award for Best Performance: Young Actor in a TV Comedy Series, for “Thunder Alley”, a 1999 Teen Choice Award for Film – Choice Sleazebag, for his performance in “10 Things I Hate About You” and a Festival Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Short at the 2015 Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival, for “Somebody’s Mother”.
Love life and girlfriend
There are seven women whom Andre’s dated, that the public knows about. In 1997 and ‘98, he was in a relationship with famous American actress Jennifer Love Hewitt, who’s appeared in over 60 movies and TV series, and has won 10 of her 35 award nominations.
Andrew was in a relationship with American singer-songwriter and actress Margaret LeAnn Rimes between 1998 and 2001; the two became engaged in 2001, but called it off and split several months later.
Andrew could then have been seen dating American actress Piper Perabo, Canadian actress and model Elisha Cuthbert, and American actress and singer Tamera Mowry-Housley.
He’s been in a relationship with American singer Arista Ilona since 2013, and she gave birth to their daughter Aiya Rose on 15 March 2016.
Andrew’s still in a long-term relationship with Arista Ilona as of November 2022, hasn’t married but has a daughter with Arista.
Interesting facts and hobbies
One of Andrew’s closest friends is Chinese-American actor, screenwriter and director Liam Stone; he has close to 30 acting credits to his name, and is perhaps best known for his playing of Bobby Parker in the 2006 family western comedy movie “Venice Knights”.
Andrew’s an avid surfer, and the year 2005 saw him win both the Malibu Rip Curl and Trestles Boost Mobile celebrity surf competitions; his winnings were donated to the charity organization Life Rolls On.
He loves Shakespeare, and has revealed that his favorite character is Cassio from “Othello”; because of this, he portrayed the character in the 2001 modern remake of the play, entitled “O”, later revealing that this was a dream come true for him.
He’s followed by nearly 30,000 people on Instagram, and has posted more than 500 pictures and videos onto the social media network; most of which feature him and his daughter spending time together.
Andrew’s favorite actors are Hugo Weaving and Rupert Graves, and some of his favorite movies include “Hearts and Bones”, “Black ‘47”, and “Last Ride”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Andrew’s age is 43. His eyes and hair are brown, his weight is about 165lbs (75kgs), and he’s 5ft 10ins (1.79m) tall.
Andrew’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1.5 million, as of November 2022.