Dylan O`Brien

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Dylan O`Brien
Real name:
Dylan Rhodes O`Brien
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(32 y.o.)
Place of birth:
New York
5'10 ft ()
157 lb (71 kg)
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Dylan O'Brien Biography

Actor Dylan O'Brien gained a legion of fans following his role in the series "Teen Wolf" and the lead role in the sci-fi movie "The Maze Runner".

Dylan O'Brien's Childhood

Dylan was born in New York, but the childhood of the future actor took place in Springfield, in the northeastern United States. Like many Americans, his family heritage includes Irish, Italian, English and Spanish roots.
Dylan O’Brien in his childhood and now
Dylan O’Brien in his childhood and now
In 2003, along with his parents and older sister Julia, he moved to California, to the town of Hermosa Beach near Los Angeles. That's where Dylan went to school and graduated in 2009.
Dylan O'Brian as a teen
His parents were well acquainted with the film industry: his father, Patrick O'Brien, was a cameraman, and his mother, Lisa Rhodes, had graduated from acting school, so Dylan knew firsthand about the inner workings of cinema.
The evolution of Dylan O’Brien
The evolution of Dylan O’Brien
From a young age, Dylan was drawn to his father's profession, and he began to learn the basics of camera work quite early on. He started with short comedic videos, which he then uploaded to major video hosting sites like Youtube. In addition, he broadcasted local sports competitions at the local stadium, which taught him how to interact with the public. His camera presence and decent sense of humor helped Dylan quickly gather a large number of subscribers. It can be said that he was one of the pioneers of vlogging.
Dylan O’Brien's first videos on Youtube garnered thousands of views
His videos also caught the attention of a local producer-director, who offered Dylan the opportunity to create a series of short comedic films. During this project, Dylan met a local actor who gave him his manager's contact. This manager would later work with Dylan as well.
Dylan O’Brien's sister, Julia
Dylan O’Brien's sister, Julia
Initially, O'Brien planned to continue working as a sports commentator, as he was a devoted fan of the New York Mets baseball team, and planned to attend Syracuse University. However, his love for cinema prevailed, and he decided to study at one of the acting schools in Los Angeles.

Acting Career

However, the young man didn't manage to get a professional education. In 2011, he tried his luck at the casting of a new youth series produced by MTV and unexpectedly landed the main role. Still, he decided that he would better portray the friend of the main character.
Dylan O'Brien in 2011
Dylan O'Brien in 2011
As a result, the title character of the series "Teen Wolf" - the sportsman Scott, bitten by a werewolf - was played by Tyler Posey, while Dylan O'Brien skilfully brought to life the "nerd" Stiles Stilinski. Nevertheless, his character was loved by the viewers no less than Scott McCall himself. Moreover, Stiles was the source of almost all the humour in the series.
In 'Teen Wolf,' Dylan O'Brien played the main character's friend
In 'Teen Wolf,' Dylan O'Brien played the main character's friend
Shortly after the premiere of "Teen Wolf," Dylan was offered the role of Jimmy in the comedy "The High Road." During the shooting, the budding actor's experience as a commentator came in handy, as all the dialogues in the film were pure improvisation, which he handled excellently.
Stiles Stilinski. Best moments
In 2011, Dylan landed the lead role in the comedy-drama "The First Time." On the set, he met Britt Robertson and Victoria Justice. After finishing the film, the young actor was invited to another comedy "The Internship," where he starred alongside masters of the genre Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn.
Dylan O'Brien and Tyler Posey - Scott McCall and Stiles Stilinski
Dylan O'Brien and Tyler Posey - Scott McCall and Stiles Stilinski
In 2014, Dylan landed a role that made him, without exaggeration, famous all over America and beyond. In the adaptation of James Dashner's book "The Maze Runner," Dylan O'Brien played the role of Thomas - a guy who wakes up in an unfamiliar place one day. The people around him - all teenagers - explain that the only way out is to find the exit from the dangerous maze teeming with deadly monsters. During the shooting, the actor became friends with his "scripted" best friend - Thomas Brodie-Sangster.
The film's box office returns were so impressive that the FOX film company decided to shoot a sequel - "The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials," which was released in 2015. Along with Dylan, the film starred Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Will Poulter, Patricia Clarkson, and Aidan Gillen. After filming, Dylan, according to his own words, began to have vivid dreams in which he ends up in The Matrix.
'The Maze Runner': Dylan O'Brien as Thomas
'The Maze Runner': Dylan O'Brien as Thomas
As before, the actor doesn't take long breaks in his work. In 2015, he began filming the thriller "Deepwater Horizon." On set, Dylan had to make every effort to match the high class of his colleagues - stars of American cinema Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson, John Malkovich and Kurt Russell.
Dylan O'Brien in the movie 'Deepwater Horizon'
Dylan O'Brien in the movie 'Deepwater Horizon'
In 2016, the actor was busy filming the final part of the fantasy trilogy "The Maze Runner" (the threequel was titled "The Death Cure"). During the shoot, Dylan was involved in a terrible accident. In one of the scenes, he had to climb on top of one car while being tied to another. During the execution of the complicated stunt, he fell and was dragged across the asphalt. The actor seriously injured his face and suffered a concussion. The release date of the film had to be postponed by almost a year - the final part of "The Maze Runner" was released in January 2018.
Dylan O'Brien with a beard
Dylan O'Brien with a beard
At the same time, the actor was cast in the lead role in the counter-terrorism thriller "American Assassin," but due to rehabilitation from the injury, the shooting had to be postponed.
Go Behind the Scenes of American Assassin (2017)
At the end of July 2016, Dylan received the Teen Choice Award as the actor whose appearance was most anticipated and was also recognized as the "Best Actor in the Adventure Genre." And, of course, viewers saw him in the new season of "Teen Wolf."

In 2018, Dylan voiced the transformer Bumblebee in the eponymous blockbuster. "Dylan gave the character all the best qualities of his voice," praised his efforts producer of Paramount Lorenzo di Bonaventura.
Dylan O'Brien Lends His Voice to Bumblebee from 'Transformers'
He also appeared in the futuristic series "Weird City" (2019), which the press dubbed a "goofy answer to 'Black Mirror'". Dylan's character, Stu Maxsome, appears in the first episode: due to a matchmaking algorithm error, he starts dating an elderly widower with two children.
A shot from the TV series 'Weird City'
A shot from the TV series 'Weird City'
In 2020, Dylan could be seen alongside Jessica Henwick in the adventure film "Love and Monsters." They played a couple separated during the apocalypse. Both survived but ended up in different bunkers by chance, and are now trying to reunite. The actor admitted that he was thrilled with the script and accepted the role without hesitation:
...I liked the world in which the action takes place, and how good-natured this film is. Despite its originality, 'Love and Monsters' is very similar to old movies that don't exist anymore. I liked this unique coming-of-age story in unique conditions. At the same time, I liked the monsters. I was bought by the originality of the idea of such an apocalypse - monsters forced people to go underground, essentially ending this world. And I liked the fact that the monsters are the result of real mutations.
He played the main role, a man with an acute midlife crisis, in the psychological thriller "Flashback" (2021). His character gets caught in an inexplicable time loop. Gradually going insane, he has to choose his version of the future. On the set, Dylan met Maika Monroe - she played his former love Cindy.
Dylan O'Brien in 'Flashback'
Dylan O'Brien in 'Flashback'
In September 2021, it was announced that the showrunners of "Teen Wolf" want to release a feature film based on the series. Many actors from the previous cast agreed to participate in the project, but to the great disappointment of the fans, Dylan was not among them. O'Brien explained that he is very grateful to "Teen Wolf," as it was his first major project, but decided "not to hold on to the past."

2022 was marked for Dylan by work on the gangster drama "The Outfit" and the drama "Not Okay" with Zoey Deutch.

Dylan O'Brien's Personal Life

Since working on the film "The First Time" (2011), Dylan O'Brien was in a relationship with actress Britt Robertson. Rumors occasionally surfaced in the media that the couple had broken up, but their romance lasted a lengthy six years. In 2017, Dylan and Britt finally parted ways.
Dylan O’Brien and Brittany Robertson
Dylan O’Brien and Brittany Robertson
Amid rumors about the reasons for their breakup, Dylan was linked to Chloë Grace Moretz. They were seen together first at a restaurant, then at a nightclub. However, if there was anything between them, it didn't develop further.
Chloë and Dylan were spotted together
Chloë and Dylan were spotted together
Later, O'Brien was rumored to be involved with Chloe Bennet, Gracie Abrams, and Sabrina Carpenter. Since 2023, Dylan's fans are convinced that his new girlfriend is Rachael Lang. She leads a private life, so little is known about her: she was born in 1997, works in lingerie design, and is a photographer.
Rachel Lang
Rachel Lang
When gaps appear in his busy work schedule, Dylan spends them meeting with old friends from the music group "Slow Kids At Play", where he used to play the drums. Besides, he loves playing X-box and rewatching his favorite TV show "Friends".
Dylan O’Brien playing drums
Dylan O’Brien playing drums
Dylan does not approve of high-waisted women's jeans and loves fast food. Moreover, he has been unsuccessful in combating the bad habit of biting his nails.

Dylan O'Brien Now

Dylan continues to act in films, although the effects of an old injury still occasionally manifest. However, he realized that he can't see himself anywhere else but on a film set.

In January 2024, the Sundance Film Festival premiered the movie "Ponyboi" with River Gallo in the lead role. O'Brien appeared as Vinnie, one of the central characters. Dylan had to work hard on his image: instead of his signature tousled hair and light stubble, he sported an unfamiliar short haircut, scars on his eyebrows, chains, and a meticulously trimmed beard.
Dylan O'Brien in the movie 'Ponyboy'
Dylan O'Brien in the movie 'Ponyboy'

  • Well, O`Brien grew up after `Teen Wolf`. Let`s wait for new interesting roles of him.
    2021-05-18 11:03:18
  • In my opinion Dylan O`Brien is different then other actors because he don`t have professional actor education but he is compensating this with his natural talent and getting good into character.
    2021-05-01 16:36:20
  • I don`t like all these lovey-dovey actors who dissolve into everything and at the end they are characters of one movie. I hope it will not happen with O`Brien.
    2021-04-09 09:09:34
  • He is very charismatic and charming actor. I`m really sorry to hear about his accident. I hope he will not have any bad consequences.
    2021-04-05 08:21:55
  • I was watching few times `The Maze Runner` and I really enjoyed. But recently in the new movies, O`Brien obviously grow up and does not play so well anymore.
    2021-03-28 21:42:08
  • Dylan, so hot and handsome and funny I just luv him soooo much
    2018-10-24 11:43:47
  • He's so handsome. His acting was amazing... I just know he's gonna find the right girl... Who we all approve of! I wish on my 18 b-day that i can meet him... I look up to you Dylan O'Brien...
    2018-09-21 21:13:09
  • Dylan O'Brien is a very good actor, he is funny, has a good sense of humor and very handsome. I'm really happy he took the role of Stiles Stilinski it suits him, I mean I tried to imagine him being Scott McCall but can't much.....the short films Dylan did when he was younger suited him in being stiles and its so great.
    2018-09-03 17:22:55