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Kit Harrington Biography, Relationship, Net Worth, Career

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Biography

Kit Harrington full name Christopher Catesby Harington is a British actor and producer best known for his role of Jon Snow in the series of “Game Of Thrones”. He was born on December 26, 1986, in Acton, London. His father Sir David Richard Harington is a businessman and his mother Deborah Jane is a former scriptwriter. His name was kept after the 16th-century British writer Christopher Marlowe and his nickname was Kit. However, he preferred to keep his name Kit and also said in an interview that he found out his real name when he was 11, “I went to school, you do these exams and I put down Harrington Harington and the teacher said, ‘That’s not your name,’ and I said, ‘Yeah I think I’d know my own name!’ They were like, ‘No no your name is Christopher.’ I was a bit pissed off with my mum.”

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The Harington families are an ancient family that once wrote their name as Haverington. The name was derived from the name of their estate which is a lordship in Cumberland. The first person to be identified with the name was Robert De Haverington, the son of Osulphus whose mansion was Flemingby. Charles II, King of England, is also the eighth-great-grandfather of Harrington through his parental grandmother, Lavender Cecilia Denny. He also has a brother named John Catesby Harington.



During childhood, Harrington attended the Southfield Primary School for six years. Then, his family moved to Worcestershire when he was 11. Later he went to the Chantry High School in Martley. From a young age, Harrington was interested in acting. He performed in several school plays during his childhood. However, Harrington didn’t saw acting as a career the time. In an interview, he said, “I always thought I would be a journalist, and never really saw acting as a career, only as a hobby.” His first inspiration for acting came when he saw a production of “Waiting for Godot” at the age of 14. Later, he enrolled in Worcester Sixth Form College and studied Drama and Theatre for three years. At the age of 17, Harrington saw the performance of Ben Whishaw as Hamlet which inspired him to join a drama school. After graduating, Harrington returned back to London and enrolled himself in the Central School of Speech and Drama. He graduated from there in 2008.

Career and Net Worth



Before working in movies, Harrington used to do dramas at his school. He also played the role of Albert in the play “War Horse” which is an adaptation the National Theatre’s adaptation of the same name. Later, the play won two Olivier Awards due to which Harrington got huge recognition. After this Harrington auditioned for the role of Jon Snow in the HBO TV series “Game Of Thrones” which is an adaptation of the book “A Song of Ice And Fire” by George RR Martin. One funny fact is that, in his teenage, Harrington used to work in a bookstore where he had to lift heavy copies of the same book series and grew to dislike George RR Martin as a result. Anyways, Harrington got the role and the show debuted in 2011. The show was a huge success and was critically acclaimed. The series continued for seven seasons and the eighth season is announced to be aired in 2019.

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The role of Jon Snow increased the fan base of Harrington. He was also nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television for the role in 2012 and later was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2016. In an interview, when he was asked how he felt, he said “It is a serious understatement to say that I am somewhat stunned … For my work on Game of Thrones to be recognized in this way is an emotional moment for me. I could not be more humbled.” When the seventh season of the show aired, Harrington became one of the highest paid actors on television and earned £2 million for each episode of the show.



Aside from the TV Show, Harrington made his movie debut with the movie “Silent Hill: Revelation 3D” in 2012. The movie was a horror film based on a horror video game named “Silent Hill 3”. His performance in the movie was praised and earned him the title of Actor of the Year at the Young Hollywood Award in 2013. In 2014, Harrington played his first leading role in “Pompeii” by Paul W. S. Anderson alongside Emily Browning. The movie was a moderate success and received mixed reviews. In the same year. He also gave his voice to the character Eret in the movie “How To Train Your Dragon 2” which is a sequel to the 2010 animated movie “How To Train Your Dragon”. The movie was a critical acclaim and also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film and was nominated for the Academy Award.



In 2014, Harrington appeared in the movie “Seventh Son” alongside Jeff Bridges. However, the movie was poorly received at the box office. The following year, he starred in “7 Days in Hell” in HBO which was a short film about a seven-day tennis match. In 2016, Harrington was in the role of a villain for the first time in the first person shooter video game named “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare”.

The total net worth of Harrington estimated in 2017 is 12 million dollars and a salary of 1.1 million dollars for per episode of “Game of Throne”. Harrington owns a number of luxury cars such as Jaguar and Infinity Q60. He also owns a bike Triumph Thruxton. He currently lives in a luxury house in Worcestershire, England

Relationship

Kit Harrington is a celebrity who is not very public about his personal life. However, there is some information he shares with the media. Firstly, in 2011, Harrington used to date Anna Cyzon who is an actress and a singer as well. However, the two made very little public appearances and then split up after dating for few months.



Harrington is currently engaged to Rose Leslie who was his co-star in “The Game Of Throne”. Leslie played the role of Ygritte a Wildling in the show who is the love interest of Jon Snow. The two had great chemistry on screen and fans speculated that they had the same chemistry off-screen as well. When asked I an interview, Harrington said “Ygritte is the only woman for Jon. Always. There will be no one else.” The pair were first rumored to be dating in 2012 when they were photographed holding hand at a restaurant by TMZ. However, in several interviews, Harrington denied the rumors and said that they were just friends. He later said in an interview with London Evening Standard “I wouldn’t ever reveal that, because it takes you down a certain road… I have no desire to be courting the press with my love life. It’s not my job, it’s not who I am and I actually think it’s more fun for everyone to speculate. The minute I start telling people things are true or not true, then it’s just boring.”

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At the beginning of 2016, the two were again spotted holding hand and this time they were also seen kissing. After that, they finally made it official and walked the red carpet together at the Olivier awards. In the summer of 2017, the two bought a house in the countryside in the UK. He also said “It’s as much her relationship as it is mine and I can’t speak for both of us. But yeah, we are very, very happy. So that’s what I’ll say about that.” In the same year, the news was leaked that the pair had gotten engaged. However, the couple



confirmed their engagement after waiting for a day. The announcement was officially put out in the Wednesday edition of The Times of London newspaper saying “The engagement is announced between Harrington, younger son of David and Deborah Harington of Worcestershire, and Rose, middle daughter of Sebastian and Candy Leslie of Aberdeenshire,”

Taylor Lautner Biography, Career, Relationship, Net Worth

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Biography

Full name: Taylor Lautner

Birthdate: February 11, 1992

Age: 26

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Nationality: American

Occupation: Actor, model



Taylor Lautner is an American actor and a model who is popularly known for his role of Jacob Black who is a werewolf in the movie series “The Twilight Saga”. He was born on February 11, 1992, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His father Daniel Lautner was a Midwest Airlines pilot and his mother Deborah Lautner works for a software development company. He also has a younger sister named Makena Lautner. Later, her parents moved to the neighbor town Hudsonville, Michigan where he grew up.

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At an early age of 6, Taylor started having interested in karate and started taking Karate classes. After training for a year, the seven-year-old Taylor participated in the national karate tournament which was held in Louisville, Kentucky. In the tournament, he met the founder of Xtreme Martial Arts, Michael Chaturantabut who later invited him to a camp which was being held at the University of California, Los Angeles. After that, Taylor started training with Chaturantabut and earned his black belt at the age of eight. He also won several junior world championships and also appeared in an ISKA karate event which was also aired on Television in 2003.

Taylor attended the Valencia High School in Valencia, California until his sophomore year. During the time, Taylor was involved in karate, baseball, and hip-hop dance. He also won the Best Smile award and played in the Turkey Bowl American Football game organized by the school. Later, Chaturantabut suggested Taylor to try acting. After that, Taylor began giving auditions and flew from Michigan to Los Angeles. Taylor balanced between karate and acting alongside being on the basketball and football teams. He also took jazz and hip-hop dance classes. According to Taylor, he was bullied in school just because he was an actor. When asked about it in an interview, he said “I just had to tell myself ‘I can’t let this get to me. This is what I love to do. And I’m going to continue doing it.'” At the age of 10, Taylor and his family moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career in acting



Career and Net Worth

While Taylor was in Los Angeles, he appeared in small TV roles, movie roles, ads, and commercials. His notable appearance was in the TV movie “Shadow Fury”. He also did a voice-over for a commercial for “Rugrats Go Wild”. Later, Taylor got voice-over roles for animated series such as “What’s New, Scooby-Doo?”, “Duck Dodgers” and “Danny Phantom”. In 2005, Taylor landed on the role of Sharkboy in the movie “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D” which became his breakthrough role. Despite receiving negative reviews, Taylor’s performance was praised and also was nominated for Young Artist Award in 2006. Later, he played the role of Eliot Murtaugh in the movie “Cheaper by the Dozen 2”. Later, he also played the lead role in the NBC drama “My Own Worst Enemy” where he played Jack Spivey.



In 2008, Taylor auditioned for the role of Jacob Black in the movie “Twilight”. During the auditions, Taylor read the lines with Kisten Stewart who had already been cast as the lead role of Bella. After the audition, Taylor was cast as Jacob and movie released on November 17, 2008. The movie grossed 392 million dollars and became a commercial success. In 2009, Both Taylor and his co-star Robert Pattinson was nominated for the Male Breakthrough Performance at the MTV Movie Awards which was won by Pattinson.

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For the Twilight sequel “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”, the director wanted to recast the role of Jacob Black as for the movie, the character has a more shaped body and there were major physical changes since the character becomes a werewolf. However, the Summit Entertainment announced that the decision of replacing Taylor has not been made. So, in order to save his role, Taylor gained approximately 30 pounds of muscles through weight training. In 2009, it was announced that Taylor would not be replaced from his role. When asked about the physical changes in Taylor, Kristen said “He gets a lot of attention because he’s buff, but I think as soon as the movie comes out, people are going to realize that’s not why he got the job.” and Pattinson said “I saw him and thought ‘Jesus, I’m going to get fired.”



The movie released on November 16, 2009, and was a success. According to the director, Taylor deserves a lot of credit for the success of the movie as Pattinson had very less role in the sequel and Taylor has to “pick up that slack, and if his character hadn’t been emotionally, not just physically, appealing, the movie wouldn’t have been as big a hit.” The following year, Taylor became the part of the ensemble cast of the movie “Valentine’s Day” where he played the role of Harrington alongside then-girlfriend Taylor Swift. The movie was a success as well becoming the second biggest opening in the US for a romantic comedy movie. In the same year, the next sequel “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” was released which received mixed reviews. Later the movie became the highest-grossing from the franchises. He also won the Best Fantasy Actor Award at the Scream Award in the year. In the year, Taylor was also considered as one of the highest paid teen actors in Hollywood.

In 2011, Taylor starred in the movie “Abduction” alongside Lily Collins. In the same year and the following year, Taylor starred in the last two sequels of Twilight, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” and “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2”. In 2014, Taylor replaced Andy Samberg in the BBC Three comedy series “Cuckoo” and continued his role for 2 years.



According to Celebrity Net Worth, Taylor Lautner’s total net worth is estimated to be 40 million dollars. Taylor currently owns a collection of luxury cars such as BMW 540i, 2012 Mercedes SLS AMG, Audi R8, Porsche 911 Turbo, and BMW Z4. He also currently lives in a house worth 7.5 million dollars. According to sources, he was paid  1 million dollars at the beginning of the Twilight franchise and later was paid 4 million dollars.

Relationship



Back in high-school, in 2006, Taylor used to date the cheerleader Sarah Hicks. The two were high-school sweethearts and dated on and off for about 3 years. The two first split up in 2007 and then permanently split up in 2009. The two dated when Taylor didn’t gain much fame, however, the two were also spotted later when Taylor became the Twilight star. However, according to sources, the two were just friends at the time.

In 2009, Taylor also briefly dated the American singer and actor Selena Gomez. In an interview with the Seventeen magazine, Selena admitted the two used to date while he was shooting for “New Moon” and she was shooting for “Romano and Beezus” in Vancouver”. However, she also said “He’s a great guy. But I am 100 percent single, and I’m going to keep it that way for a while,” Selena also said “We would go out to lunch and dinner, but I knew he had paparazzi following him and I had paparazzi following me. So we literally just wanted to hang out, go bowling and stuff, and it went a little too far, I think. People were getting a little crazy about us. But it was fun – I went to Vancouver thinking I was going to focus on my work, but instead, I got to meet him, and it ended up being the best thing ever.”

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In the same year, later, Taylor started dating Selena’s best friend, American singer Taylor Swift. The two first met on the set of “Valentine’s Day” and began dating then. The two were seen on multiple dates and looked very happy together. He also gifted her a jeweled necklace worth 50,000 dollars as ones of her 13 gifts on her birthday as 13 was her favorite number. The two were also nominated for the Best Kiss at the MTV Movie Awards for their kiss in the movie “Valentine’s Day”. However, the two split up in the same year as Swift was less interested in the relationship. Later, Taylor wrote the song “Back To December” as an apology to him.



In 2010, Taylor started dating the British Actress Lily Collins. The two first met at the set of the movie “Abduction”. The two were later spotted on a lunch date and also in a football game. The two seemed to be very comfortable with each other and were having a good time. In 2011, the pair separated after dating for almost a year. In 2012, there were rumors of Taylor dating the Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson. The two were spotted in LA during the night time. After that, there were many rumors of the two dating. However, the two confirmed that they were just good friends.

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In the following year, Taylor started dated the Canadian actress Marie Avgeropoulos. The two also starred together in the movie “Tracers” which was released in 2015. The two were seen holding hands after the shooting. However, the pair split up before the movie was released in 2014. In 2016, Taylor started dating the American actress Billie Catherine. The two also worked together in the movie “Scream Queens” in 2015. The two posted a lot of pictures of them together on their Instagram. However, the pair split up in 2017 after dating for 8 months.