Maximillion Drake "Max" Thieriot was born on October 14, 1988 in Los Altos Hills, California to Bridgit and George Cameron Thieriot. He has one sister, Frankie, and one brother, Aidan. He was raised in the small town of Occidental in Sonoma County, California. Max is the great-great grandson of Michael Henry de Young, who co-founded the San Francisco Chronicle in 1865. His father is from California and his mother is from Minnesota. Max is of German, English, Norwegian, Danish, Irish, Dutch Jewish, French Jewish, Scottish, and Northern Irish ancestry. (1)
Thieriot was educated at the Sonoma Country Day School in Santa Rosa, California for middle school, and went on to attend El Molino High School in Forestville, California, from which he graduated in 2006.
He started acting when he took an improvisation class and modeled for GAP. He was subsequently cast in 2005's action comedy film The Pacifier, portraying one of the family members protected by a Navy SEAL (Vin Diesel). He was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor for his role.
He was also in two short films before making his big-screen debut in Catch That Kid (2004). His third film, the drama The Astronaut Farmer (2007) found him playing the son of Billy Bob Thornton's character, and in Nancy Drew (2007) he starred opposite Emma Roberts. In 2008, he played a younger version of Hayden Christensen's character in Jumper (co-starring for the second time with Kristen Stewart). That same year, he appeared in Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, for which he won the Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast with his co-stars. In 2009, Thieriot co-starred in the erotic thriller Chloe. He then co-starred with Jennifer Lawrence in the Mark Tonderai-directed psychological horror-thriller House at the End of the Street (2012). That same year, he starred in the drama film Disconnect.
In 2013 he began his television career with the TV series Bates Motel which went on for 48 episodes till 2017. He has also donned the director's hat. He has directed the "Hidden" episode for the same series. Then in 2017, Thieriot began starring as Navy SEAL Clay Spenser in the CBS drama series SEAL Team, opposite David Boreanaz and Jessica Paré.
In 2013, Max married Lexi Murphy, his long-time girlfriend fo seven years. The couple announced they had welcomed their first child, a boy named Beaux Thieriot, in late December 2015. Through his sister Frankie's marriage, Thieriot is the brother-in-law of former Philadelphia Phillies baseball pitcher Michael Stutes.
Besides being an actor, Max is also a vintner and co-owns vineyards in his hometown of Occidental and distributes wine through their label Senses, along with childhood friends Christopher Strieter and Myles Lawrence-Briggs. (2)
Max is quite active on the online social front and account son various platforms. He regularly post updates on his Twitter profile which has around 161000 followers. And similarly on Instagram with 235000 followers. He enjoys basketball, hunting, surfing, fishing, and wrestling. (3)
(1). Retrieved from http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1302735/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm
(2). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Thieriot
(3). Retrieved from https://twitter.com/maxthieriot