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Dylan O’Brien is a young American actor best known for his lead roles in the dystopian science-fiction adventure trilogy The Maze Runner. He gained much popularity as a teenager as he was known for uploading several videos and short films on his YouTube channel. He has gone a great deal in terms of working in movies and television projects.
O’Brien was born on August 26, 1991, in New York City to his father Patrick O’Brien a camera operator of Irish descent and his mother Lisa Rhodes of Italian, English and Spanish ancestry known during their time as an actress. He was raised by his parents in Springfield Township, New Jersey before they moved to Hermosa Beach, California. His mother is also known for managing an acting school which at that time was a good source of income for the family. He reportedly has an older sister named Julia.
Inspired by his mother, O’Brien developed a keen interest in acting and began to make short videos which he usually uploads on his YouTube channel which went viral and gaining appraisal from his viewers. Dylan O’Brien attended Mira Costa High School and graduated in 2009. He then moved to Syracuse University for his higher education but he later dropped out to fully focus on his career as an actor.
O’Brien’s short YouTube videos did not only gain him the needed popularity for his age, it also opened the door to his big break in the movie industry. Through his short videos, he was discovered by a filmmaker who approached him to work on a web series. Before then, Brien had considered pursuing a career in sports broadcasting so he could possibly work for the New York Mets. While working with the local producer and director, O’Brien met an actor who connected him with a manager who in turn signed him to several auditions before taking up one of the main roles in MTV series Teen Wolf which marked his major breakthrough in 2010. In 2011, the young actor played a role in a comedy flick ‘High Road’ and from 2012 to 2013, he starred in comedy films like The First Time, and The Internship.
His role in the 2014 American dystopian science fiction action thriller film ‘Maze Runner’ helped him gain more popularity and visibility. The successes of the films at the box office also played a major role in his financial earnings. He was also chosen to play a major role in the disaster drama ‘Deepwater Horizon’. The film was released in 2016 and it was based on a real-life tragic event.
In 2017, Dylan O’Brien starred in the CBS Films and Lionsgate Films adaptation of American Assassin. Currently, the young actor is working on the third film of the ‘Maze Runner franchise which would be produced by the Hollywood studio ‘20th Century Fox’.
Dylan O’Brien’s Net Worth
Dylan O’Brien’s net worth is $5 Million. After his successes in Teen Wolf and his personal YouTube channel, O’Brien continued to flourish with more films. Aside from his acting career, O’Brien has other businesses and interest he earns money from. He was part of the independent rock band Slow Kids at Play where he worked as a drummer for the band.
His official account on social media is still very active. For instance, the youngster has over 4.66 million followers on Twitter and many more on his Facebook and Instagram account.
Girlfriend, Relationship With Britt Robertson
O’Brien has been in a relationship with Britt Robertson an actress and his longtime girlfriend who he met while filming the 2012 teen romantic comedy, The First Time. Britt Robertson is best known for starring in the films The Longest Ride and Tomorrowland. She is also known for playing the lead role in the American television drama series Life Unexpected which was aired for two seasons from 2010 to 2011.
Dylan O’Brien and Britt Robertson started their relationship in 2011 and have been together since then. However, he has been allegedly involved with another actress and his co-star in Teen Wolf, Holland Roden. While O’Brien is yet to make comments on the matter, there’s still no doubt Robertson and O’Brien make a cute couple.
In March 2016, Dylan O’Brien was involved in an accident while on set for the film Maze Runner: The Death Cure. He was seriously injured, enduring a concussion, facial fracture, and lacerations which were serious but not life-threatening. A few months after recovering from the injuries, he began other film projects such as the disaster thriller-drama Deepwater Horizon and then rescheduled the filming dates for the last instalment of the Maze Runner series.