Blake Jenner

Blake Jenner - Updated Mar 2023

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Blake Jenner is a well-known actor and singer from the United States. Blake Jenner won the second season of f Oxygen’s “The Glee Project.” As a result, he portrayed the role of Ryder Lynn on the Fox musical comedy-drama series “Glee.”

Early Life

Blake Jenner was born on the 27th of August 1992, in Miami, Florida, the United States of America. He is 30 years old. His birth name is Blake Alexander Jenner and he holds American nationality. Similarly, he has a zodiac sign of Virgo and practices Christianity religion. He belongs to mixed ethnicity.

Regarding his family background, he is the son of Richard Vernon Jenner(father) and Mitzy Jenner(mother). Moreover, his father is of English-German descent while his mother is of Cuban descent.

He had an interest in music and films since he was a child. At the age of 9, he started playing drums.  He has three brothers whose names are named Ricky, Mike, and Derrick.

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Caption: Blake Jenner’s childhood picture with his mother (Source: TheWikiFeed)

Blake Jenner – Education

Regarding his academic career, he studied at Felix Varela High School where he joined the school’s drama society. During his school days, he used to play football and wrestle. He loves the comedy genre and used to participate in stage productions at the Roxy performing arts center.

During the same time, Jenner became a member of “Impromedy”, a sketch comedy group located in Miami. After completing his graduation, he went to Los Angels to pursue his career in acting. He used to work as a waiter and salesman during the period, also auditioning for his acting roles.

Professional Career

Regarding his professional Carer, Blake Jenner began his acting career by playing the role of Connor in the 2010 short film “Fresh 2 Death.” In the year 2011, he appeared in the short film called “Wurlitzer”, and also worked as a producer.

Later, he appeared in several short films such as “The Truth in Being Right” (2012), and  “Love at First Site” (2014). He made his guest appearances as Miller Collins on ABC Family’s sitcom, “Melissa & Joey” (2012).

Following that, he won the second season of the television reality show, “The Glee Project” in 2012, and was guaranteed seven episode-arc on the following season of “Glee.” In addition, he won the “Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Star” after he appeared as Ryder Lynn on the fourth season of “Glee.”

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Caption: Blake Jenner as Ryder Lynn on the Fox musical comedy-drama series, Glee (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)

Afterward, he also wrote the screenplay for “Billy Boy” in 2013 and then he appeared in a horror film, “Within” (2016). He landed on the 2016 series “Supergirl” opposite his ex-wife, Melissa Benoist as Adam Foster. Moreover, he played Jake Bradford in Richard Linklater’s comedy film, “Everybody Wants Some!!” on March 30, 2016.

Jenner was cast in the film, “The Vanishing of Sidney Hall” which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. That same year, he starred in the drama film “Billy Boy” and also worked as a writer and producer.

Recent Works

Later, the actor was cast in Bart Layton’s crime drama film, “American Animals” which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. During the same year, he portrayed the role of Christian de Neuvillette in the Goodspeed Musicals production Cyrano at the Norma Terris Theatre. In the 2019 Netflix thriller miniseries “What/If” he was the main cast and played the role of Sean.

Recently,  he was cast as Ryan Swan in the 2022 American action film “Paradise City” directed by Chuck Russell. He has also lent his voice to the character of Howie Carter and Assistant GM in the video game NBA 2K19 and NBA 2K20.


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Caption: Blake Jenner wins the Rising Star Award at San Diego Film Festival (Source: Just Jared)

In 2013, he earned the Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Breakout Star category. He earned the Rising Star Award in the 2017 San Diego Film Festival.

Net Worth 2023

From his acting career, he has earned a quite good sum of money. As of January 2023, his net worth is estimated at around $1.5 million while his earning is still yet to be disclosed.

Relationship Status

Talking about his marital status, Blake Jenner is a divorced man. Regarding his past relations, he engaged his co-star in “The Glee Project” actress, Melissa Benoist in the year 2013.

In 2015, the couple got married. However, Benoist filed for a divorce in 2016 and the reason was irreconcilable differences and their divorce was finalized in December 2017. Previously, he also dated Maria Correa. Asides from this, the actor has not been involved in any kind of scandal or rumors and is currently fully focused on his career.

Body Measurements

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Caption: Blake Jenner doing a workout (Source: Instagram)

This handsome guy stands 6 feet 1 inch tall (1.85m) and weighs around 76 kg (167 lbs). In addition, he has a pair of brown eyes with brown hair color and his other body stats are still under review.

Blake Jenner – Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@blakedaflake’ there are over 223k followers. Likewise, there are over 292.7k followers on his Twitter page ‘@Blake_Jenner’ and over 105k followers on his Facebook page.