Evan Peters Wiki: 5 Facts To Know About The 'American Horror Story' Actor

The American TV show and movie actor, Evan Peters, is fast making a name for himself in Hollywood. Get to know some facts about him and his net worth too.

By Emmanuel Onitayo
Evan Peters Wiki: 5 Facts To Know About The 'American Horror Story' Actor

About Evan Peters, The TV Show Actor And Net Worth

Best known for his role in American Horror Story, X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) and X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), Evan Peters was born to the pair of Julie and Phil Peters on January 20, 1987, in St. Louis, Missouri, the U.S. He grew up in the suburb of Balwin and Evan Peters' father once served as the Vice President (Admin) for the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. Evan Peters' family is Roman Catholic and it was of that faith that he was raised. When Evan Peters was 14 years old, his family relocated to Grand Blanc, Michigan from where he had the opportunity to learn how to model and act. Later on, he enrolled at the Grand Blanc Community High School and studied there for a while before moving again to Los Angeles. Evan Peters' reason for moving to Los Angeles was to have ample chance to pursue his acting career and at the age of 15 when he moved to LA, he again enrolled as a Sophomore at Burbank High School. However, due to the demands of his acting profession, Evan Peters had to later settle for homeschooling. Evan Peters has a bother by the name Andrew and Michelle is his paternal half-sister. These three kids grew together although it appears that only Evan Peters' education was somehow erratic out of the three, for obvious reasons.

Evan Peters: Career Of The Actor, Net Worth

Professionally, Evan Peters' acting debut was in a 2004 drama titled Clipping Adam where he acted as Adam Sheppard. Rising from that debut appearance, Evan Peters had a busy time with plenty national commercials from the year 2004 to 2010. Some of the well-known brands he worked for are Papa John's Pizza, PlayStation, and Kelloggs. Skye-Fibre-X-Men: Apocalypse was one of the leading commercials that Evan Peters partook in Talking about his filmography now, Evan Peters has been highly prolific in that starting from 2004 when he first appeared in a drama; he has played one role or the other in a total of 20 movies. Some of these include Sleepover (2004), An American Crime (2007), Mama's Boy (2007), Never Back Down (2008), Kick-Ass (2010), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). Others are The Lazarus Effect (2015), X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), The Pirates of Somalia (2017), American Animals (2018), and X-Men: Dark Phoenix which is a post-production work meant to be released in 2019. Evan Peters would also play the same role (Peter Maximoff) he played in X-Men: Apocalypse in X-Men: Dark Phoenix too. Of these 20 movie appearances, the ones that Evan Peters seems to be recognized with the most are X-Men: Days of Future Past released in 2014 and X-Men: Apocalypse which came out in 2016. These two films are American superhero films that paraded Evan Peters as the mutant Quicksilver. Being that Evan Peters is also a TV Show actor, he has equally made indelible impacts in TV show acting. Evan Peters has appeared in a total of 25 different TV series beginning from 2004 to date. Some of these include The Days (2004), Without a Trace (2008), Ghost Whisperer (2009), Criminal Minds (2010), In Plain Sight (2011), American Horror Story: Murder House (2011). They also include American Horror Story: Coven (2013-2014), China, IL (2015), American Horror Story: Cult (2017) and as it present, Evan Peters still acts in Season 8 American Horror Story. The American Horror Story series is one unique TV Show that this actor is almost synonymous with. Beginning from 2011 till present, he has been appearing in each of the series. Evan Peters played different roles in American Horror Story. His net worth is good too.

Relationships Of The Actor; Net Worth

It was during the filming of a 2012 movie titled Adult World that Evan Peters met Emma Roberts and that was when they started dating. However, there was an unfortunate incidence that took place between Evan Peters and his girlfriend in 2013 while the two of them was lodging in a hotel somewhere in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Neighbors overheard the couples shouting at each other obviously as a sign of dispute and immediately called the police who at their arrival, arrested Emma Roberts but left Evan Peters. The reason for this was because Emma had succeeded in inflicting certain degrees of injuries on Evan Peters. Every attempt by journalists to hear Evan Peters' side of the story proved abortive as he declined to comment on the said incidence. Emma Roberts was, however, released few hours after the arrest and it appears the duo has moved past that misunderstanding. Evan Peters later confirmed to newsmen that he and Roberts are officially engaged in 2014.

Evan Peters' Awards And Nominations

#criticschoiceawards #evanpeters

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Evan Peters has only won an award since he started his acting career in 2004. However, he has been nominated for 5 others with one of them still yet to be decided. Peters received his only award to date from Phoenix Film Festival for the Best Breakthrough Performance. The other awards for which Evan Peters was nominated are Young Artist Awards for the Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast (2005), Satellite Awards for the Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2012), Fangoria Chainsaw Awards for the Best Supporting Actor on Television (2016). Others include Critics' Choice Television Awards for the Best Actor in a Movie/Limited Series (2016), and most recently, Saturn Awards for the Best Supporting Actor on Television which is yet to be decided. Apart from his debut movie appearance in Clipping Adam and a 2005-released film Sleepover, the only work that has won Evan Peters recognitions for Awards is the TV Show, American Horror Story. Hopefully, in his subsequent work, Evan Peters can get more nominations and awards especially considering that he is still young and vibrant.

Evan Peters' Net Worth

The Never Back Down American actor has made some cash from his TV shows and movie appearances. Different net worth estimating sites have put Evan Peters’ net worth at $3 million. This figure was arrived at putting his take-home per episode of his TV Show and film appearances. A $3 million net worth is just modest for an actor of his age and experience although there are some of his contemporaries commanding more dollars than that. Notwithstanding, Evan Peters has every reason to be hopeful because still has a lot of youthful years ahead of him with which he can shoot up his net worth.

More Facts About The Actor

In addition to the above-mentioned facts, check below for some more intriguing details about the Never Back Down actor that would interest you.

1. Evan Peters Has Just Two Tattoos On His Body

Mom had always insisted that Evan Peters is forbidden from having the ink on his body except the ink would be writing the word "Mom." That sounds selfish, doesn't it? But that wasn't the reason Peters mom insisted on him not tattooing his body. Generally, it appears that his mom is averse to this concept but wouldn't prevent his son from doing anything to display his affection for her. However, Evan Peters has more than mom tattoed on himself. Just at the back of his right hand, the thumbs-up sign is tattooed and the mom was written on his left bicep. Evan Peters seems to be regretting his decision to tattoo his right hand because most times, he has to cover it up when shooting movies. Again, just because of the tiny thumbs up tattoo on his right hand, Evan Peters has had to face a serious legal battle with Rick Genest who is a Canadian actress because the duo claimed that the art on Evan Peters' thumbs up tattoo resembles hers in so many ways. Perhaps, it's always good to listen to mom's advice.

2. He Is Not A Fan Of The Social Media

It is only normal to expect your favorite actor or actress to operate social media accounts so you can connect with them and probably know a lot of things about them. But, the Never Back Down star is not one of the actors that love to stay much on the social media. Granted, he operates a Twitter and Instagram account. In fact, he has up to 685,000 followers on Twitter where he posts some very funny behind-the-scenes pictures to tease his followers. His Instagram fans number up to 3.7 million but nevertheless, the Kick-Ass supporting lead role confesses that he doesn't just know what to write or post on these media. In fact, he says he doesn't understand Instagram as such. In Evan Peters own opinion, people should rather gain their happiness from life and not from social media likes. The concept of taking selfies and even the selfie sticks sounds too hilarious to him although there is no evidence that the X-Men: Apocalypse lead actor casts aspersions on social media lovers.

3. Tom Welling and Evan Peters Are Related

Hopefully, you would be able to get how this is so from the explanation here. A man whose name is Henry W. Peters once existed and his maternal grandparents' names are Johann Heinrich Welling and Euphemia Maria Maier. This couple was the paternal great-great-grandparents of Tom Welling who is well-known for his role in Cheaper By The Dozen, The Fog, and Smallville. Now, this is where the two actors Tom and Evan are related. Henry W. Peters who is related to Tom Welling as earlier explained was Evan Peters' paternal great-grandfather. In essence, Tom Welling and Evan Peters are like cousins, third ones actually. It's no surprise then that the two actors are quite handsome; perhaps, it runs in the lineage. Interestingly enough, the two had played a superhero in films before. Evan Peters was the superhero in Kick-Ass, a 2010 flick starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Nicolas Cage. Peters too got the superhero role as Quicksilver in X-men: Days of Future Past and X-men: Dark Phoenix. For Tom Welling, he was the superhero in Smallville which is an American TV series first released on October 16, 2001. Tom Welling acted the role of Clark Kent in that TV series which came to an end on May 13, 2011. The series reveals Kent, an alien trying to find his place in life by using his extraordinary powers to help people trapped in one danger or the other.

4. He Dreams Of Becoming A Writer & Director

Talk about a young actor who has tall dreams and willing to see each one of them come through and you are talking about a certain Evan Peters. Yes, he is an award-winning actor having things working for him currently; yet, he hopes to pursue his longterm dream of becoming a writer, musician, and director one day. The Never Back Down star believes that writing would give him the chance to express himself although he also acknowledges that transitioning from writing to acting would mean more work for him than he is currently doing. Ordinarily, his fans would have wanted him to combine these ambitions with acting but the X-Men: Dark Phoenix and Kick-Ass superhero says multitasking isn't his thing. As per music, Evan Peters hopes to learn the ukulele and perfects his piano skills after which he hopes to start his own band. WOuldn't it just be nice to hear this handsome American actor sing? Occasionally, he laments on how his current busy time with acting has denied him singing which is one thing he loves greatly. Peters won't be the first actor to opt out of the profession if and when he eventually makes this decision. There has been many before him who have trod that same path. In fact, he cites James Franco as his inspiration. James also left acting to pursue what he felt was a more fulfilling career for him.

5. Evan Peters Loves 'The Walking Dead'

Happy birthday, @danaigurira! Hope your day is a cut above the rest. #TWD

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The Walking Dead is another great TV series starring Andrew Lincoln. This TV series has a lot in common with the character that Evan Peters often play in movies. As such, apart from watching the series to relax, Peters also watch this series to learn some few things which he can apply in his own acting. Other series that seem to catch the fancy of the Never Back Down actor include Breaking Bad and House of Cards. Maybe we should include that apart from watching movies for his relaxation, Evan Peters also plays on the piano and reads. He loves listening to music too. Generally speaking, it's hard to see an actor who wouldn't read. There is usually a lot of scripts to peruse and lines to memorize. This young, Kick-Ass superhero also considers knitting as one of his hobbies. Surely, Peters can be described as a man of many parts.

6. Evans Is In Love With His Creepy Roles In Movies

from the new #AHSCult trailer ! #evanpeters #americanhorrorstory #cult

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Lest you think the 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix,' 'X-Men: Days of Future Past,' and 'Kick-Ass' superhero is unfavorably disposed to the grueling roles he's often assigned in movies, Evan Peters has come out to say he loves them passionately. The reason for this, according to him is that those characters have some semblance of who he is in real life. You won't believe this was the same Evan Peters who used to be very scared of horror films and who complained of nightmares each time he saw one before he slept. He seems to have grown past this and now loves the genres greatly. Although Peters loves scary things, he seems not to be finding it easy switching from his traditional comedic role to a drama that would probably require actors to be more serious. He is of the opinion that fans who have known a particular actor to be a clown would find it hard to start taking such seriously in a drama.

Final Word

idk I’m just in love with this picture. #evanpeters #emmaroberts

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There you have everything you need to know about Evan Peters, the 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' and 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' superhero. He is a man that never backs down as one of the films he featured in is titled. His role in the X-Men series has brought him a lot of fame and money and he seems to have just begun making these. It's interesting seeing people become the proponent of something they had hardly disgusted. Evan Peters now falling in love with scary things roles on screen would continue to be amazing to some of his close associates. Being currently 31 years old, perhaps the next thing many of his fans are looking forward to is his marriage. Now, that the row between him and his girlfriend has gone down, the day and date may just be around the corner. But the handsome actor may not be prioritizing that at the moment. Evan Peters may have to do something about his aversion to the social media as it's unthinkable these days to have anyone (not even a star as himself) not liking or knowing how to make use of some of these things. A lot of fans he has got and these ones would be waiting to catch everything they can catch through these online media.

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