|Joe Keery Quick Info
|5 ft 11 in
|Date of Birth
|April 24, 1992
Joe Keery is an American actor and musician who is best known for having been cast as Steve Harrington in the Netflix science-fiction horror series Stranger Things as well as for having been a part of the psychedelic rock band Post Animal. Some of Keery’s other acting credits include playing Officer Ed Reinhardt in the comedy television series No Activity, Emmett in the NBC drama series Chicago Fire, Chris in the comedy-drama film After Everything, Tony Trichter III in the Fox musical drama series Empire, Gabe in the drama film Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party, Jack/The Gimp in the short film How to Be Alone, and Kurt Kunkle in the comedy horror film Spree.
Joseph David Keery
Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States
He lives in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago.
Joe Keery went to the Newburyport High School.
He then got enrolled at The Theatre School at DePaul University and graduated in 2014.
- Father – David Keery (Architect)
- Mother – Nina Keery (Professor of English)
- Siblings – Caroline Keery (Sister), Lizzy Keery (Sister), Kate Keery (Younger Sister), Emma Keery (Younger Sister)
- Others – Thomas David Keery (Paternal Grandfather), Constance FitzGerald (Paternal Grandmother), Robert Barger (Maternal Grandfather), Susan Rae Haney Rust (Maternal Grandmother)
Joe Keery has been represented by –
- Authentic Talent and Literary Management, Talent Management Company, Brooklyn, New York, United States
- Viewpoint, Inc., Public Relations Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States
Heavy Psych Pop, rock
Vocals, drums, and guitar
His music band Post Animal has released their music on their own.
5 ft 11 in or 180 cm
74 kg or 163 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Joe Keery has dated –
- Emily Schexnayder – Going by his Instagram feed, he seemed to be in a relationship with a girl named Emily Schexnayder, who also happens to be an actress. He was first rumored to be with her in December 2016 after he uploaded a screenshot of his phone’s screen in an Instagram post, which had Emily’s picture as a wallpaper. Although they hadn’t officially revealed that they were dating, the nature of their pictures on social media hinted at the possibility. She also regularly used to post their pictures and sometimes, opted to post his solo pictures as well.
- Maika Monroe (2017-2022) – In 2017, actors Maika Monroe and Joe commenced dating each other. They have also been seen on-screen in the 2018 comedy-drama film Shotgun. In 2022, it was reported that the couple had broken up.
- Chase Sui Wonders (2023) – In October 2023, Joe was rumored to be dating actress and model Chase Sui Wonders after they were seen together in New York City.
Race / Ethnicity
He has Irish, English, Scottish, and German ancestry.
- Long hairdo
- A boy next door appearance
Joe has been cast in the TV commercials for –
- Nintendo Amibo (2014)
- Domino’s Pizza (2017). The advert was inspired by John’s scene from Hughes’ 80’s classic movie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
- Taco Bell (in December 2020, alongside Sarah Hyland)
Best Known For
- Being cast in the supporting role of Steve Harrington in the sci-fi horror series, Stranger Things.
- Having made guest appearances on popular shows such as Empire and Chicago Fire.
In December 2015, his music band Post Animal released their debut studio album, Perform the Most Curious Water Activities.
As a solo artist, he has released a couple of singles such as Slowbro and I’m Not Smart.
In 2015, Joe made his film debut in a minor role in the drama film, Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party.
First TV Show
In 2015, Joe made his first TV show appearance in an episode of comedy TV series, Sirens.
Joe regularly hits the gym to keep his fitness level up. In the gym, he prefers to lift weights.
For cardio, he relies on running, which has become an essential part of the daily routine. He is also a big fan of exercise bands and his love for this exercise accessory is particularly fueled by the fact that you can easily carry bands around while traveling.
Joe Keery Favorite Things
- Chicago Bar – Ten Cat Tavern
- Chicago Gym – Brooklyn Boulders Chicago
- Chicago Cafe – Osmium Coffee Bar
- Pokémon – Golduck
- Spirit Animal – Moose
- Travel Bucket List Destination – Great Wall of China
Source – ChicagoSplash.com, Coup de Main Magazine
Joe Keery Facts
- Two of his younger sisters, Emma and Kate, are twins.
- To make sure that his preparations for the role of Steve Harrington for Stranger Things were absolutely perfect, he took professional swimming training, which involved learning different strokes.
- He started playing music and performing while he was studying in 8th grade in middle school. He had a bunch of friends who started playing music with him almost at the same time.
- Till 2015, he used to play drums for Post Animal but after their guitarist moved to New York City for the summers, he decided to become a guitarist and got a friend of his to play drums.
- While growing up, he played hockey for about eight and a half years.
- He got into acting while studying in high school. He had started performing on his sister’s insistence.
- In 2019, he started appearing in the recurring role of Officer Ed Reinhardt in No Activity.
- Alongside Sasheer Zamata, Mischa Barton, John DeLuca, Lala Kent, Frankie Grande, Kyle Mooney, and David Arquette, he co-starred as Kurt Kunkle, a young man obsessed with being a social media star and becoming viral, in the comedy horror film, Spree, in 2020.
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