LUKE GRIMES (Marc Lee) co-stars as Elliot in the highly anticipated film "Fifty
Shades of Grey," which will be released on February 14, 2015.
Grimes recently wrapped production on the drama "Freeheld," with Julianne Moore,
Ellen Page, Steve Carell and Michael Shannon. His upcoming films also include
the indie features "Shangri-La Suite," in which he stars opposite Emily Browning
under the direction of Eddie O'Keefe, and "Forever," opposite Deborah Ann Woll.
Grimes made his feature film debut in "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane," which
premiered at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival. His other film
credits include "Assassination of a High School President," with Bruce Willis,
which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival; "Shit Year," opposite Ellen
Barkin, which premiered at Director's Fortnight in Cannes; "The Wait," with
ChloĆ« Sevigny; and "Squatters," with Richard Dreyfuss. He more recently appeared
in the action thriller "Taken 2," with Liam Neeson.
On the small screen, Grimes starred in Greg Berlanti's hit ABC series "Brothers
& Sisters," the FX drama pilot "Outlaw Country," and HBO's top-rated hit "True
Hailing from Dayton, Ohio, the son of a Pentecostal pastor, Grimes spent his
summers at church camp where he learned to play drums, leading to his other
passion: music. He is the lead of an alt-country band called Mitchell's Folly.
Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Grimes studied acting in New York City and
received a degree from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.