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LUKE GRIMES (Elliot Grey) maintains a fearless pursuit of challenging roles, evolving with each new project and is fast becoming one of Hollywood's most in-demand actors, for both independent and mainstream films.

Grimes was most recently seen starring in Antoine Fuqua's The Magnificent Seven, opposite Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt. The film, which is based on the 1960 American Western of the same name, is about a group of gunmen who band together in order to save a poor village from savage thieves. Sony Pictures Entertainment released the film on September 23, 2016.

Grimes is reprising his role of Elliot in Fifty Shades Freed, following up his performances in the hit films Fifty Shades of Grey and Fifty Shades Darker. In the series, Grimes plays the adoptive older brother of Christian Grey, played by Jamie Dornan. Universal Pictures is scheduled to release the film on February 9, 2018.

In 2015, Grimes was seen in Freeheld, opposite Ellen Page, Julianne Moore and Steve Carell. Based on a true story, Grimes played Todd Belkin, a secretly gay cop on the police force who in solidarity with his colleague, Laurel Hester (Moore), comes out of the closet to support her fight against the local government for domestic partner rights.

In 2014, Grimes co-starred opposite Bradley Cooper in the Academy Award-nominated film American Sniper. Directed by Clint Eastwood, the film was nominated for six Oscars-including Best Picture-and went on to be the highest-grossing film of the year, bringing in almost $550 million in worldwide box-office receipts.

In his feature-film debut, Grimes starred in the thriller All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, about a spurned admirer who takes it upon himself to eliminate the competition. His other film credits include the dark comedy Assassination of a High School President, opposite Bruce Willis, and Shit Year, opposite Ellen Barkin, which made its festival debut at Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival. Additionally, Grimes also starred in The Wait, opposite Chloe Sevigny; Squatters, opposite Richard Dreyfuss; and Forever, opposite Deborah Ann Woll. Grimes was also featured in the international box-office smash Taken 2.

On the small screen, Grimes starred in Greg Berlanti's hit drama Brothers & Sisters and HBO's top-rated series True Blood.

The son of a Pentecostal pastor in Dayton, Ohio, Grimes spent summers at church camp, where he learned to play drums, which led to his other passion-music.

In advance of moving to Los Angeles, Grimes studied acting in New York City and received a degree from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.


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