Brandon Flynn first gained mainstream popularity for his turn as Justin Foley in the Netflix drama series, 13 Reasons Why. He then became an even bigger star for his outspoken endorsement of the LGBTQ community. His popularity then skyrocketed when his relationship with the English musician, Sam Smith, became public.
Here are seven facts about Brandon Flynn:
7. Played Justin Foley In 13 Reasons Why
Flynn was an aspiring actor with minor roles in short movies like Home Movies and TV shows like BrainDead when the opportunity to play Justin Foley in Netflix's teen drama series, 13 Reasons Why came knocking.
Not one to pass up the opportunity, Flynn impressed in his audition and landed the gig. He shared the screen with Katherine Langford, Dylan Minnette, Christian Navarro, and Justin Prentice, Ross Butler, among others, in the series dealing with depression and teenage suicide.
6. He Is Openly Gay
Contrary to his character on 13 Reasons Why, Flynn is openly gay. Not only is he a part of the LGBT community, but he also uses his mainstream reach to raise awareness on the perils of the LGBTQ community.
5. Brandon Flynn Was In A Relationship With Grammy-Winning Sam Smith
Flynn was in a highly publicized relationship with the English singer/songwriter Sam Smith. They were first spotted engaged in public displays of affection in New York on October 4, 2017.
They were the talk of the town for the eight months they were together, frequently spotted out and about showing their affection for each other.
Their relationship did not have the fairy-tale ending they wanted, and sadly, split in June 2018.
4. He Is 26 Years Old
Another contrast between Flynn and his 13 Reasons Why character is that Flynn was in his 20s when he landed the role of the teenager Justin Foley.
Brandon Flynn was born on October 11, 1993, in Miami, Florida, making him at least 20 when he landed the role of Justin Foley. Despite that, his boyish good looks lent him to looking much younger, and he could pass for a teenager even today, at 26.
3. Has A Massive Following On Instagram
Brandon Flynn's magnetic charisma and his easy-going nature have made him a favorite on Instagram. Currently, his handle @flynnagin11 has racked up an impressive following of 5.9 million followers.
Not only is he a handsome hunk, but he also uses his global reach to advocate for causes near to his heart like the LGBT community.
2. Played Ryan Peters In True Detective
A firm believer in carpe diem, Flynn takes the reins of his life and his career in his own hands. He landed the role of Ryan Peters in the third season of the HBO true-crime anthology series, True Detective.
Appearing alongside the Academy Award-winner, Mahershala Ali, in a highly acclaimed series like True Detective, gave his stock an even bigger boost.
1. Net Worth Of $3 Million
As Brandon Flynn's stock skyrockets, so do his net worth. As of February 2020, his net worth is somewhere in the ballpark of $3 million.
A budding actor, his illustrious- albeit short- résumé is embellished with acting credits in 13 Reasons Why and True Detective.