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Name: Dylan Sprouse

Real name: Dylan Thomas Sprouse

Birth date: 4 of August 1992 (26 y.o.)

Place of birth: Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy

Height: 180 cm Weight: 72 kg

Birth Sign: Leo

Chinese zodiac: Monkey

Occupation: actor

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Dylan Sprouse biography

Dylan Thomas Sprouse is an American actor, star of Disney sitcom series The Suit Life of Zack and Cody and a twin brother of another actor, Cole Sprouse; in most of the movies they appeared together.
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Childhood on a filming set

Dylan Thomas Sprouse was born on August 4, 1992 in Arezzo, Italy, where his parents worked as English teachers. His twin brother, Cole Sprouse was born just 15 minutes later.
Dylan Sprouse as a childDylan Sprouse as a child
At first glance Sprouse family had nothing to do with neither show business, nor movie industry; however twin’s grandmother, Jonine Booth Wright, was an actress and a professor of theater arts. She was the one, who wanted her grandchildren to follow her footsteps and pursue an acting career. Thanks to Jonine, Dylan was named after Welsh poet Dylan Thomas and Cole in honor of popular jazz singer, which was also well liked by twin’s parents.
Young Dylan and Cole SprouseYoung Dylan and Cole Sprouse
Four months after the birth of children, Sprouse family returned to America; with Dylan and Cole’s acting career starting with their appearance in diapers TV advert just two months after that. Cute kids were soon noticed by producers and talent agents; Sprouse’s got an opportunity for brothers to appear in a TV series Grace Under Fire. Needless to say, young twins are incredible popular and valuable for American movie industry, due to harsh child labor laws penalty to the time spent on a set. Their debut on a TV screen led to many other roles and opportunities.
Twins Dylan and Cole with their motherTwins Dylan and Cole with their mother
Brother together portrayed Patrick, youngest son of the main protagonist of the series, for nearly five years, spending most of their childhood on a set. During their time in Grace Under Fire their family underwent severe changes: parents filed for divorce; boys stayed with their father and his new wife.
A shot from Grace Under FireA shot from Grace Under Fire
Series was finished in 1998, but thanks to АВС network, Dylan and Cole became famous and beloved by millions of Americans. A year later, young but already experienced actors, twins, joined by Adam Sandler, starred in comedy film Big Daddy.
Dylan Sprouse and Adam Sandler in Big DaddyDylan Sprouse and Adam Sandler in Big Daddy
In 1999 Dylan and Cole appeared on a big screen in sci-fi movie The Astronaut’s Wife along with Johnny Depp and Charlize Theron. This time kids portrayed different characters.
Dylan Sprouse and his brother in The Astronaut’s WifeDylan Sprouse and his brother in The Astronaut’s Wife
After this movie Dylan decided to take a break from acting. In interviews he recalled that it was the only period in life when he got an opportunity to be just an ordinary child. In 2002 Dylan starred in a Christmas movie I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, once again sharing the main child role with his brother.
Dylan Sprouse in I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa ClausDylan Sprouse in I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
In their next movie, Just for Kicks, twins played different roles. This family comedy movie achieved overwhelming success and helped to grow an army of Sprouse brothers’ fans.
Dylan and Cole Sprouse in Just for KicksDylan and Cole Sprouse in Just for Kicks
However, real popularity came to brother only in 2005, when they starred in American teenage sitcom The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, produced by Disney. In this series Dylan and Cole appeared as twin brothers.
Dylan Sprouse in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody seriesDylan Sprouse in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody series
The show based around brothers Zack and Cody, who live in luxurious Tipton Hotel, where their mother works as a singer. She is always busy with her rehearsals, which leaves kids, constantly getting in trouble, left to their own devices.

Success of the series exceeded all expectations, which led to the production of the 2008 sequel series called The Suite Life on Deck along with featured TV movie about two brothers.
Dylan Sprouse in The Suite Life on Deck seriesDylan Sprouse in The Suite Life on Deck series
It’s worth mentioning that Dylan appeared in various different genres, not shoehorning himself in the TV series and teenage movies niche. In 2005 he was featured in drama movie Piggy Banks, as young John.
A shot from Piggy BanksA shot from Piggy Banks
The acting talent of Dylan, as well as his brother Cole, became apparent in 2006, after the premiere of drama film The Hearth is Deceitful Above All Things; they proved themselves capable of taking the dramatic roles and broke away from the image of cute and goofy kids. Brothers appeared as a son of the prostitute, who doesn’t care about education and upbringing of her son and is addicted to the drugs. The child in a movie had to search for food in a trashcan and was subjected to sexual assault from his mother’s clientele. Both critics and public were in awe by their performance in the film.
Dylan Sprouse in ‘The Hearth is Deceitful Above All ThingsDylan Sprouse in ‘The Hearth is Deceitful Above All Things
Along with their work in series, brothers found time to appear in a full-fledged movie A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the Pauper, that hit the big screen in 2007. As the name implies, movie tells the story about two teenagers from different social groups, yet so similar to each other.
Dylan and Cole Sprouse in ‘A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the PauperDylan and Cole Sprouse in ‘A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the Pauper
At that time popularity of Sprouse brothers was so huge, that they decided to register their own brand Sprouse Bros, specializing on child and teenage clothing. The brand existed up until 2008.


In 2010 Dylan and Cole decided to put their acting career on a temporary hiatus and enrolled into the New York University, but failed to get used to the normal life of their peers and university schedule. After the first year of education they moved over to Gallatin School of Individualized Study, which functioned as part of the University. In this school they could compose their own schedule and educational programs as they wanted. In 2015 Dylan finished game design courses.
Dylan and Cole Sprouse graduated from New York UniversityDylan and Cole Sprouse graduated from New York University
Interestingly enough, Dylan Sprouse always aspired to learn and educate himself in various areas; as a teenager he studied Spanish and spent a plenty of time learning the art of photography. Launched on 2010, his website Sprouse Arts features big collection photos, made by Dylan himself.
Dylan Sprouse is an avid photographerDylan Sprouse is an avid photographer
In 2013 Dylan worked as restaurant manager, to, according to him, acquire new life experience. During this time he lived of the money he earned at restaurant exclusively.

Break in movie career

Graduating from the university, Cole returned to acting, while Dylan wasn’t rushing back to the filming sets. Glossy magazines were filled with reports of him abandoning his career to live a life of a simple man; he broke away from his star filled circle, opened a bar and worked on his own All-Wise-Meadary brewery.

In multiple interviews Dylan stated that he got tired of the same cookie cutter roles of twins in movies and that he is ready to portray defferent, more complex and deep characters instead of those, which personality can be described in two simple words.

Return to the screen

Although his fan were not missing his for too long; in 2017 he appeared in thriller Dismissed where he portrayed disgruntled student on a path of revenge to his literature teacher, who gave him low grades at school.
Dylan Sprouse in DismissedDylan Sprouse in Dismissed
In the same year Dylan starred in short film Carte Blanche. He joined the cast of Jack Kilmer Jordan Barrett. According to Sprouse, his character is deeply empathic and sensible person.

Personal life

Since the very childhood Dylan enjoyed the attention from the opposite sex. Girls around the world were literally losing their mind over him even when he starred in a The Suite Life of Zack and Cody series.
Dylan Sprouse and Miley CyrusDylan Sprouse and Miley Cyrus
However, it’s worth mentioning that Dylan isn’t much of a heartbreaker unlike his brother Cole. There is barely any information or even rumors about his personal life, despite journalists following his every footstep. In 2006 she had an affair with American actress and singer, star of Hannah Montana series Miley Cyrus.
The relationship between Dylan Sprouse and Dayna Frazer certainly caught the most public attention and lasted from 2014 to 2017. Later on, model made a post in her Instagram claiming that actor cheated on her.
Twin brothers Dylan and Cole SprouseTwin brothers Dylan and Cole Sprouse
Twins are still very close and spend a ton of time together, sharing their plans and ideas with each other. Dylan doesn’t like social media very much and prefers to avoid public attention. Despite his attractive appearance and giant fandom, he is very down to earth, simple person.

Dylan Sprouse now

Dylan is a successful businessman; his brewery All-Wise-Meadery produces beer and mead. It is worth it to mention that actor started his mead production while he was studying in a college, which isn’t exactly legal.
Dylan Sprouse owns a brewery that produces mead and bearDylan Sprouse owns a brewery that produces mead and bear
In 2018 Sprouse was getting ready to travel to Chine to take part in international historical movie. Actor learned how to wield sword, ride horses and plans to perform all stunts himself. In interview Dylan stated that he has many various project in store for the near future.
Interview with Dylan Sprouse
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