Alexander Richard Pettyfer, more renowned as simply Alex Pettyfer, was born on 10th April in the year 1990. He drew the first breath in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, where he was born in the family of Richard Pettyfer and Lee Ireland. His parents worked as an actor and a decorator of interior respectively. He also has a half-brother, named James Ireland, after his mother remarried to a property developer named Michael Ireland. When Alex was still a young kid, he had already begun the career of a model. Despite the fact that he was born in Stevenage, he grew up in Berkshire’s Slough.


Concerning this section in his biography, Alex Pettyfer began his studies at The Mall School, located in a small town of Twickenham, and at the Berkshire’s Lambrook Haileybury School. Thereafter, he enrolled in the Millfield School and Shiplake College. After he had completed his studies there, he attended Sylvia Young Theatre School, located in London.

Career Experience

While being a schoolboy, he had already featured in a number of commercials. Also, Alex Pettyfer played in school theaters then. However, he enjoyed even bigger fame when he debuted on TV, yet it happened after he finished his career of the model. In 2005, he appeared first time on TV in the “Tom Brown’s Schooldays” (2005), playing there a leading role. 2006 was even more successful for him, as he played a main role in the “Stormbreaker” (2006) movie. However, he had to turn down to play a role in another movie, named “Eragon”.

After receiving positive reviews in the press about his acting in the above-mentioned movies, he was offered to play a role in “Wild Child” (2008), a romantic comedy that was filmed in the United States and the United Kingdom. Thereafter, he also played a major role in a comedy horror movie under the title “Tormented” (2009). Even though many critics pointed out that his role in the “Stormbreaker” was the most successful so far, he has consistently received offers to play major roles.

Up to now, his career has not stopped progressing, and the actor starred in a total of 12 movies. Moreover, he was nominated for 8 awards, 2 of which he won (the ShoWest Award in the category of a Male Star of Tomorrow and the Teen Choice Awards in the category of the Choice Movie). He has been included in ratings of several magazines as one of the sexiest actors of the world. Up to date, his net worth is believed to be $3.5 million.

Personal life

Even though in his interview the actor said that he is awkward in talking to women, he dated a whopping number of actresses. At first, he dated Emma Roberts, whom he met while being filmed in the “Wild Child” (2007). From 2010 up to 2011, his girlfriend was Dianna Agron. In addition, he was engaged with the granddaughter of Elvis Presley, Riley Keough, for a short period of time. They planned to marry, but later broke up. His girlfriend cited that Alex Pettyfer was cheating on her.

The actor has 7 tattoos, one of which is even dedicated to his former girlfriend, Emma Roberts. The height of the actor is 1.79 meters.


Recently, the actor starred in such films like “The Butler” (2013), “Endless Love” (2014), “Elvis & Nixon” (2016), and “Galaxy World of Alisa” (2016).

Last Modified: Apr 7, 2020

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