The freeform show Pretty Little Liars gave its fans a lot of heart-pounding, and one of them is Keegan Allen, from whose steaming scenes with Spencer Hastings (played by Troian Bellisario) the fans just couldn’t get enough. It was Allen’s groundbreaking role and is still his best known, and it seems that this will remain so for a while, as he has in some ways switched his career to photography and music. Yes, he is such a talented young man.
Who is Keegan Allen? – Biography (Age and Background Details)
Keegan Phillip Allen was born in California on July 22, 1987, the son of Jewish parents Phillip R. Allen and Joan Snyder Allen. Both his parents had a career in the entertainment industry, which influenced Keegan fundamentally. His father was a stage, film, and television actor whose career spanned four decades from 1965 to 2009. Phillip’s most famous role was in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), where he played Captain Esteban. Unfortunately, Keegan’s father died on 1. f. March 2012.
On the other hand, Keegan’s mother was an expressive painter. He told About.com that on his typical childhood day, he played guitar or piano while his parents were painting. Although his parents were both artists, Keegan said he never felt pressured to follow in their footsteps, and if he had chosen a career as a carpenter, his parents would still have given him their full support.
Keegan’s first love was and is photography, which slowly awakened his interest in acting. At the age of 13, he got his first paid film job as a non-speaking role in an animal-plant documentary. In the same year, he appeared in the short film Small Emergencies.
Despite these two early acting experiences, Keegan remained more attracted to photography and film art and developed an interest in video production. As a result, he enrolled at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy after high school and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2009.
However, Keegan returned to the silver screen in 2010 when he cast the lead role of Toby Cavanaugh in Pretty Little Liars. He repeated his role throughout the 7 seasons of the show, which ultimately elevated his celebrity status.
His impressive performance on PLL opened the door to further appearances as an actor, which followed soon after. He has made guest appearances on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, I Hate My Teenage Daughter and Major Crimes. Keegan also booked roles in films such as Palo Alto, The Sound, and the Fury, King Cobra, In Dubious Battle, and Bukowski.
After the curtain fell on Pretty Little Liars in 2017, Keegan announced to Allen that he would focus more on music. His exclusively digital single “Million Miles Away” was released on February 1, 2017. At the end of the same year, Keegan started a podcast called Foreverland, which is about his life experiences.
In February 2015 Keegan published his first photo book life.love.beauty. It was a national bestseller. His second book, Hollywood: Photos and Stories from Foreverland, was published in April 2018.
Does He Have A Daughter?
For a time in 2016, Keegan sent many of his fans into a confused state after he started posting photos of himself and a cute Asian child he thought was his daughter. Many quickly asked him questions about how the child came about, but after a while, the photos stopped. Whoever the child was, the media is not so much in the picture, but one thing is for sure, she was not Keegan’s daughter.
Is He Gay?
No, Keegan Allen is not gay. However, he deliberately started gay rumors in 2014 when James Franco published photos of himself in bed with Keegan on his social media pages. However, the photo was nowhere near what it looked like.
Keegan was on the set of Franco’s Palo Alto movie when he visited his dressing room to ask him how to make a real bed-selfie. Franco decided to teach him through experimentation, and later he deliberately posted the photos in social media with the sole purpose of enlarging them, and it worked. The Twitter post quickly collected over 120,000 favors.
At the time of writing this article, Keegan Allen is in a romantic relationship with model Ali Collier, who is under contract with Los Angeles’ Vision Models. She has represented many clothing brands, including muted clothing. Keegan’s girlfriend was born on March 14, 1995, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is quite popular in social media with 128K and counts followers by the gram.
In the past, Keegan Allen has dated Lana Del Rey’s sister Chuck Grant, who is a professional photographer like him.