Nurturing an impressive body of work that encompasses film and television, as his career continues to evolve with exciting and challenging projects, Ryan Kwanten has positioned himself as one of Hollywood's most promising talents.
This fall, Ryan can be seen starring alongside Academy Award winner Anna Paquin in the highly anticipated new HBO series True Blood, from Alan Ball, the acclaimed creator of Six Feet Under. Based on the book series Southern Vampire by Charlaine Harris, the show follows the world of vampires, who are able to co-exist with humans by drinking a Japanese-manufactured synthetic blood. Ryan's additional television credits include the role of Jay Robertson in the critically acclaimed Warner Bros. series Summerland, which ran for two seasons.
A native of Australia, Ryan began his acting career while attending Sydney University, where he earned a degree in business. Segueing effortlessly between the big and small screen, he has starred in numerous feature films and television shows and gained international notoriety when he joined the cast of the long-running popular Australian series Home and Away. A published writer, Ryan is currently working on a new book.
An accomplished athlete, Ryan qualified for the world Biathlon in Sweden in 2006 and Italy 2007 after winning the LA Biathlon series two years running. He is a qualified yoga instructor and spends his free time bike riding, surfing and has a passion for completing triathlons.
Ryan currently resides in Los Angeles.