Ricky Whittle Biography | Who is Ricky Whittle
Ricky Whittle (full name: Richard Whittle) is an English actor who began his road to fame as a model in the early 2000s for Reebok apparel and footwear company. In the United Kingdom, Whittle is majorly known for his role in the soap opera Hollyoaks as Calvin Valentine.
He became a part of American TV actors in 2012 as he joined the recurring cast of the TV series Single Ladies on VH-1 and in 2014 he had another role on the soap opera, Mistresses. Between 2014 and 2016, he acted in The CW’s TV series The 100 as Lincoln and has another role in the series American Gods in the lead role of Shadow Moon, since 2017.
Ricky Whittle Nationality and Ethnicity
Whittle is an English/British national. He is of mixed race as his father is an Afro-Jamaican and his mother is British-white.
Ricky Whittle Age | How Old is Ricky Whittle?
Whittle is 37 years old as of 2018. He was born on 31 December 1981 in Oldham , United Kingdom.
Ricky Whittle Family
Whittle comes from a family of three children of Harry and Maggie (Goodwin) Whittle and he is the oldest among his two siblings. His father Harry, is from Jamaica and he is black while his mother is from England and is from England and white. The family moved from place to place every few years as Whittle’s father was in the Royal Air Force.
Talking of his childhood years in Northern Ireland, Ricky revealed that he was often bullied by other students for being the only Black child in the school and even thought of changing his skin color to white inorder fro him to fit in. He began modeling while he was at Southampton Solent University studying law as a way for him to pay for his school books. Before his graduation, he left school and moved to Los Angeles in 2011 to work on his career.
Ricky Whittle Brother and Sister
Ricky’s brother is Chris Whittle and his sister is Debbie Whittle.Ricky Whittle’s Photo
Is Ricky Whittle Single? | Who is Ricky Whittle Dating? – Whittle’s Girlfriend
No, the American Gods lead actor is not single. So, who is Ricky Whittle Dating?
As of 2019, Whittle is not known to be dating anyone.
Is Ricky Whittle Married | Ricky Whittle Wife
The actor is not married but has been in a long-term relationship with Kristina Colonna since 2016 to 2018. Prior to his relationship with Colonna, Whittle is known to have dated American actress Jessica Szohr from 2012 to 2014 and his co-star in Hollyoaks, British actress Carley Stenson from 2007 to 2011.
Ricky Whittle and Natalie Lowe
Whittle was rumored to be dating Australian dancer Natalie Lowe while he was in a relationship with Carley Stenson. Neither Lowe nor Whittle confirmed or denied the alleged affair.
Ricky Whittle Gay
From his past relationships that have been with women, Whittle is straight. He is however an advocate for the LGBTQ community and gay rights, according to his social media posts.
Ricky Whittle Reebok
In 2000, Whittle was the face Reebok. He took up modelling while he was in college.
Ricky Whittle Hollyoaks
Whittle joined the soap opera Hollyoaks after an announcement was made in May 2006 that he would join the cast. He played the role of Calvin Valentine. He stayed in the series till December 2009 when his leaving was announced and his caracter was killed off in 2010. He later explained that he left the show to join American television and film and that he had only planned to be on the series for four years.
Ricky Whittle Strictly Come Dancing
Strictly Come Dancing is a British dancing competition for celebrities who get partnered with professional dancers and majorly contest in Latin and ballroom dance. Whittle joined the contest in its 2009 7th series and was paired with professional dancer Natalie Lowe. He finished the competition in position 2 after sports presenter Chris Hollins.
Ricky Whittle Single Ladies
After participating in Strictly Come Dancing, Whittle relocated to the U.S. and got a role in the film Austenland opposite. He then had problems with his immigration status and when his visa affected his work, he decided to apply for a green card. He then got a role in the second season of the comedy-drama series, Single Ladies in March 2012. His role was a recurring one as Charles, a love interest of Denise Vasi’s character. He was considered to young for the auditioned role hence the producers found him another role that he was to perform in two seasons but it was stretched to season 6.
Ricky Whittle NCIS
He was part of the cast that appeared in the episode titled “Detour” from this CBS drama in 2013.
Ricky Whittle The 100
The 100 is a post-apocalyptic drama television series that premiered in March 2014. Whittle became an actor in the series in 2014 as Lincoln. He became a regular in the series as of July 25, 2014 for season 2 and 3. He addressed his decision to leave series while he was being interviewed on AfterBuzz TV in April 2016. He gave his reason that the show’s creator Jason Rothenberg had bullied him into leaving the series by marginalizing his character.
Ricky Whittle Mistresses
As he filmed for the series The 100, Whittle earned himself a recurring role in the prime-time drama Mistresses as Daniel Zamora. He appears in the soap opera for 10 episodes as the love interest for April played by Rochelle Aytes.
Ricky Whittle American Gods
American Gods is a fantasy drama television series that first premiered on April 30, 2017. Whittle appears in the series as the lead Shadow Moon , who meets a strange man by the name Mr. Wednesday (played by: Ian McShane) after being released from prison and becomes his bodyguard. Shadow Moon becomes embroiled in a large-scale conflict between the Old Gods and the New Gods, who grow stronger each day.
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Ricky Whittle Films – Movies
|2018||Nappily Ever After||Clint|
|2019||GMA: Strahan & Sara||Himself(tv talk show guest)|
|2017-Present||American Gods||Shadow Moon|
|2011||Candy Cabs||Eddie Shannon|
|2009||Strictly Come Dancing||Himself (contestant)|
|2004||Holby City||David Richards|
|2002||Dream Team||Ryan Naysmith|
Ricky Whittle Net Worth
The English actor has an estimated net worth of 1 million dollars.
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Ricky Whittle Interview on The American Gods
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