Luke Bracey is an acclaimed Australian actor, who rose to prominence for his debut in the soap opera “Home and Away,” in which he played Trey Palmer. He’s also famous for his portrayal of Smitty Ryker in the war drama film “Hacksaw Ridge”.
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Luke Bracey was born in Sydney, New South Wales Australia, under the Taurus zodiac sign on 26 April 1989, which makes him 33 years old as of 2022. He has remained tight-lipped about his early life – when he was asked what his childhood dreams were by Interview Magazine, he revealed that ‘I thought I’d be a professional rugby player, or go to university and get a degree in construction, just so I’d have something to fall back on.’
Luke hasn’t mentioned where he went to school; and didn’t go to university, but relocated to the USA to pursue an acting career in 2009 as he once revealed during an interview: ‘I moved to Los Angeles when I was about 20 all by myself. It was exciting. I had this moment when I felt I needed to put on my big-boy pants and just make that leap to see what would happen.’
Facts and Interests
Bracey’s favorite films are the 2000 action adventure movie, “Gladiator”, and “Forrest Gump” which was released in 1994, revealing that he never gets tired of watching them again and again.
He has a thing for fragrances, and likes buying cologne frequently, as he told the publishing firm Buro 247 during an interview.
Luke is physically active and hits the gym regularly – growing-up, he liked the beach and enjoyed surfing.
Bracey made his TV debut in 2009, with a recurring role in the long-running Australian series “Home and Away”. He next appeared in the show “Dance Academy,” in which he portrayed Aaron in three episodes in 2010, before featuring as Riley in the romantic comedy movie “Monte Carlo” in 2011. In 2013, he played Chris Carver in the Antonia Prebble, David de Lautour, and Daniel Musgrove-starred comedy drama “Westside,” which was the prequel of “Outrageous Fortune.” He was then seen in a number of movies, such as “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” playing Cobra Commander in 2013, “The November Man” as David Mason in 2014, “The Best of Me” as Young Dawson Cole, and later in the Max Landis-directed comedy “Me Him Her” in 2015.
Before he appeared in the film “Hacksaw Ridge” in 2016, Luke starred as Agent Johnny Utah in the film “Point Break.” In the year that followed, he was seen in the short film “Lucky Day” produced by the Academy Award-winning director and writer Roger Avary. In August 2019, he featured in the Australian war movie “Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan” portraying Sergeant Bob Buick.
His most recent appearances are in the film “Holidate,” as Jackson in 2020, in three episodes of the drama series “Little Fires Everywhere” and in the drama film “Violent” as Red in 2021, and also in the Baz Luhrmann-directed musical drama movie “Elvis” in 2022.
Bracey was the brand ambassador of the Polo Red Extreme fragrance line in the past. It had been his dream to model for a big brand, and it came true when Ralph Lauren took him on to promote the cologne.
Social Media Presence
Bracey is highly active on social media platforms such as Instagram, with over 350,000 followers, Twitter with close to 20,000 followers, and also Facebook, on which he is followed by around 120,000 fans.
Luke leads a very private life, and hasn’t disclosed whether he’s in relationship with anyone, so is presumably single now.
He is reported to have been dating the American actress Ellinor Olovsdotter, better known as Elliphant in late 2015. The duo liked going to celebrity events together, and he took her as his date to the premier of the film “Point Break.” However, they broke-up after dating for a while.
Luke confirmed to the public that he was dating the model and actress Olympia Valance in 2018, after she shared his photo in a towel with the caption, ‘What’s not to love?’ on her Instagram account. The duo appeared in public for the first time soon afterward at the Australian Open tennis championships in January 2019.
However, the two later parted ways, and Olivia soon began dating the Australian Football League player, Thomas Bellchambers.
On the other hand, Luke began an affair with actress Eiza Gonzalez and they publicly confirmed their relationship in November 2019, after a photo of them kissing in Los Angeles surfaced on social media. They were seen together at the New York Fashion Week and later in Tulum, Mexico, where they had gone on a vacation, but their relationship was short-lived and they broke up in 2020 – subsequently, Eiza began dating American actor Timothee Chalamet.
Rumors and Controversies
Rumors that Luke was dating his “Monte Carlo” co-star, Selena Gomez, who is also a singer and a producer, gained traction when he was seen getting ‘too close’ with her at a Golden Globe Award ceremony in January 2013. He didn’t confirm whether the rumor was true or not.
In February 2015, Luke was also rumored to be dating American actress, director, singer and dancer Dianna Agron, who is famous for her roles in the TV show “Glee” and “As Sick As They Made Us.” The duo were photographed holding hands in public in Los Angeles that year but neither of them addressed the allegation. Dianna later married Winston Marshall, the guitarist of the rock band Mumford & Sons, on 15 October 2016, but are reported to have separated in 2020
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Luke is of English ancestry, and has green eyes and shiny blonde hair. He’s 6ft (1.83m) tall, weighs approximately 176lbs (80kgs), and his vital statistics are around 40-14-33.
Luke has featured in a number of high-grossing projects since he began his career in 2009, which has made him a household name in Australia, and earned him a decent net worth. According to sources, the “Home and Away” star has a net worth of approximately $3 million as of 2022.