Sterling Knight is a multi-talented American musician and actor who has gained much popularity through his brilliant roles in the Disney Channel series Sonny with a Chance, Melissa & Joey, and Starstruck. He is also popular for his performance of Alex in the American comedy 17 Again. The rapidly rising star has been active in the American entertainment industry since 2005. Learn more about his biography, his family, and other interesting facts below.
Sterling Knight Bio (Age)
The film star was born on March 5, 1989, as Sterling Sandman Knight at Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, United States. As he grew up, the talented actor discovered his passion for acting. There is not much information about his educational background and childhood experiences. Knight has American nationality and belongs to the white ethnic group.
He began his acting career when he played minor roles in the television series called Hi-Jinks, Calm, and Career Day. He was ten years old at the time, and then in 2007, he starred in an episode of the famous Disney Channel series called Hannah Montana. Knight played the role of Lucas, Lily’s boyfriend, and later that year he appeared in two episodes of the police procedural drama entitled The Closer.
The following year he played minor roles in the ABC medical drama titled Grey’s Anatomy and Out of Jimmy’s Head. In 2009 he portrayed Chad Dylan Cooper in Sonny with a Chance. In addition, in 2009 he had his first appearance on the big screen in American comedy 17 Again with the title 17 Again. In the film, he played the role of Zac Efron’s son, Alex O’Donnell. His next film was Disney Channel’s Starstruck and Elle: A Modern Cinderella Fairy Tale.
In 2011, Sterling Knight joined the cast of Sonny with a random spinoff called So Random. However, the lead role of Dylan Cooper alongside Jimmy Sparrow and Justin Bieber was canceled after one season. He also starred in television series such as Transit, Melissa & Joey, Crowded, The Hot Wives in Orlando, and In the Rough. His other films include The Muppets, It Snows All the Time, Career Day, Various Flowers, and The Man from Earth: Holocene.
In addition to films, Sterling Knight has appeared in music videos such as La La Land by Demi Lovato in 2008 and released an album in 2010 entitled Sonny with a Chance. He has also received awards for his outstanding achievements. He received the Monster Fest Award for Best Male Lead Actor for his work in Landmine Goes Click in 2015 and the Hollywood Teen TV Award for Teen Pick Comedy Actor for his great work in Sonny with a Chance in 2010.
Sterling Knight Family Life
The brilliant actor came from a middle-class American family. There is not much information about his parents. He grew up in South Carolina with his two siblings, a brother named Spencer Shuga Knight and a sister Samantha Scarlett Knight. He introduced his younger siblings in some of his YouTube videos. Like Sterling, his two siblings are in the entertainment business, but they don’t have much information available online.
Besides his successful acting career, Sterling Knight also has an interesting love life. He has had several relationships but has never been married. Since 2011 he has been dating Miley Cyrus’ cousin, Maddie Cyrus. The duo met themselves on the set of the reality TV series Hannah Montana. Their relationship lasted for almost a year before they went their separate ways. In 2009 he started another relationship with another actress named Jessica Bridgeman. The duo met at the premiere of the Jonas Brothers 3D concert in February 2009, after which their relationship broke up. The following year they separated.
However, a few months after their separation, Sterling began dating another actress named Ayla Kell in 2011. Their relationship saw the light of day in 2013 during the finale of Melissa & Joey. Since then, the amazing couple has been seen together at events and in public places. Apparently, this was the longest relationship Knight has ever had and we hope they will soon make it to the altar. They currently live in Houston, Texas.
Height and Body Measurements
Sterling Knight is very tall and has a wonderful personality; he was a prominent figure in the American entertainment industry. He stands at a height of 5 feet 9.5 inches and weighs 74 kg (1.63 m). Knight has athletic body measurements (chest, waist, biceps) of 43-14.5-33 inches and his feet/shoe size is unknown. His hair is blond, while his eyes are dyed blue.
Other Interesting Facts
- He began his acting career when he was ten years old.
- He portrayed the role of Zander Carlson in Melissa & Joey from 2013 to 2015.
- In 2009 Sterling Knight played the son of Zac Efron in the film entitled 17 Again.
- He has two siblings, Scarlett Knight, and Spencer Knight.
- He attended the premiere of Lights Out in 2016.
- Sterling Knight won the 2010 Hollywood Teen TV Award.