Who is Billy Magnussen?
Billy Magnussen is an American actor and comedian who has been associated in this entertainment field since 2007. Initially, he started his acting career by performing in stage plays. This eventually landed him getting television and film roles. His debut stage play, TV, and film role were ‘The Ritz,’ ‘As the World Turns,’ and ‘The Elephant Garden.’ Likewise, he is well known for his portrayal of Rapunzel’s Prince in the musical fantasy film ‘Into the Woods’ in 2014. Apart from acting, he was also a songwriter for the band called ‘The Dash.’ Moreover, he is currently the guitarist of the rock band ‘Reserve for Rondee’ based in New York City.
|Full Name||William Gregory Magnussen|
|Birth Date||20 April 1985|
|Birth Place||Woodhaven, Queens, New York, United States|
|Parents Name||Greg Magnussen Diana Magnussen|
|Siblings||2 younger brothers|
|Net Worth 2020||$3.8 million|
|Height and Weight||5 feet and 11 inches (180cm/1.80m)
73 kg (161lbs)
Billy Magnussen’s real name is William Gregory Magnussen, born on 20 April 1985 in Woodhaven, Queens, New York, United States. He was born to athlete parents named Greg and Diana Magnussen. His father was a professional bodybuilder, while his mother was an aerobics instructor. Moreover, he was the oldest son of his family and grew alongside his two younger brothers. Additionally, he is currently 35 years old with a Taurus star sign.
Nationality and Physical Stats
Billy Magnussen holds an American nationality, and as per his ethnicity, he belongs to White. His ancestry is Lithuanian. Besides this, he stands 5 feet and 11 inches (180cm/1.80m) tall and weighs around 73 kg (161lbs). He has an athletic body type. Moreover, he has a pair of blue-colored eyes and naturally blonde hair color, which he often dyed to brown.
Billy Magnussen’s parents want him to join in something athlete, but he became more inclined towards acting as he grew up. His whole family moved to Georgia when he was just ten years old. He then attended South Forsyth High School and graduated in 2003. Furthermore, he enrolled at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Following his graduation, he joined the theatres and became a successful stage artist.
Billy Magnussen is entirely private about his personal life. It seems that he is currently dating actress Megann Fahy since 2017 as he often posts about them on his Instagram account.
Billy Magnussen is active in his social media accounts. His Instagram account (@billymagnussen) has 64.4 thousand followers, and his Twitter handle (@BillyMagnussen) has 11.3 thousand followers. Likewise, his Facebook page has more than 600 likes and followers.
Billy Magnussen landed his debut TV role in 2006 in a soap opera called ‘As the World Turns’ as Casey Hughes. He again appeared from 2008 to 2010 in this series in the same character. Meanwhile, he also appeared in ‘Law & Order’ in 2008, ‘The Beautiful Life: TBL’ in 2009, and ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ in 2010. Over the upcoming years, he starred in an episode of different series like ‘In Plain Straight,’ and ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’ in 2011, ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ in 2012, ‘Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell’ in 2013, ‘The Leftovers,’ and ‘The Divide’ in 2014, and ‘The Good Wife’ in 2015. Similarly, in 2016 he starred as one of the casts of ‘The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story,’ where he played the role of Kato Kaelin in three episodes.
Furthermore, he also starred in two episodes of ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ which aired on Netflix in 2017. The same year, he also played an episode of ‘Friends from College,’ ‘Black Mirror,’ and six episodes of ‘Get Shorty.’ Moreover, he also featured as Billy Jeffries in the comedy-drama series ‘The Bold Type’ in 2018, which ran till 2020. Likewise, the same year, he appeared in two different series named ‘Maniac’ and ‘Tell Me a Story’ where he had the primary role. He portrayed the role of Nick Sullivan, and this series ran till 2019. He is currently working on his upcoming series, ‘Made for Love,’ where he has the leading role.
Films of Billy Magnussen
Billy Magnussen had his first film role in a short film called ‘The Elephant Garden’ in 2009. The next year, he appeared in an independent comedy-drama film ‘Happy Tears’ as Ray. He also featured in ‘Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet’ the same year. In between 2010 to 2014, he starred in different films where he had a minor role like ‘Twelve’ in 2010, ‘Choose’ in 2011, ‘The Brass Teapot’ in 2012, ‘The East’ in 2013, and ‘Revenge of the Green Dragons’ in 2014. Moreover, in 2014 he also appeared as Rapunzel’s Prince in the musical fantasy film ‘Into the Woods’ which made him more famous. It starred different other stars like Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, and Anna Kendrick.
Furthermore, in 2015 he appeared in five different films where he had a small role. Following this, during 2016 and 2018, he played movies like ‘Bright of the Dragon,’ ‘Game Night,’ ‘Ingrid Goes West,’ et. In 2019, Billy received a prominent role in the Disney fantasy film ‘Aladdin’ where he played Prince Anders. In this film, he shared the screen alongside Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Nasim Pedrad, Mena Massoud, and Navid Negahban. This film became the ninth highest-grossing film though it had mixed reviews. After this film, he has not appeared in any other movie, but he has been working on his upcoming projects like ‘No Time To Die,’ ‘Harry Haft,’ and ‘The Many Saints of Newark.’
Billy Magnussen has received only one nomination, but he became successful and bagged the award called San Diego Film Critics Society Award in 2018.
Net Worth of Billy Magnussen
Billy Magnussen is an amazing actor with a significant acting role who has gained massive popularity. His estimated net worth as of 2020 is $3.8 million.