Everyone can’t stop talking about hunky Justin Hartley, one of the amazing stars of ‘This Is Us,’ so here’s everything you need to know about him!
1.) Justin Got His Start As Oliver Queen On ‘Smallville’
Though he was on the soap opera Passions for a few years, it wasn’t until Justin joined the cast of Smallville on The CW for five years that he really made a splash on television. He played Oliver Queen, who is now portrayed by Stephen Amell on Arrow, and even had a recurring role on Revenge!
2.) He Was A History & Theater Major In College
Not that this will come as much of a surprise giving his acting skills, but Justin studied the arts at both Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
3.) Justin Was Married For 8 Years
Although he’s engaged to soap actress Chrishell Stause now, from 2004 to 2012 Justin was a married man. In 2003 he began dating Lindsay Korman, his co-star on Passions, and they wed a year later. They welcomed a daughter, Isabella Justice, in July 2004, but sadly split for good due to “irreconcilable differences” in 2012.
4.) He Isn’t Opposed To Returning To Soaps
Justin’s new show, This Is Us, became on overnight success after it premiered in September 2016, but that doesn’t mean the actor has lost his heart for daytime dramas. In 2014 he was asked he would ever return to soaps, and his answer gave his longtime fans a lot of hope! “It’s all about story and character with me … give me a good character and someone to listen and I’ll do my acting on a street corner.” Hmm!
5.) Justin Got Cast In ‘This Is Us’ By Accident
No, seriously. It all happened because one of Justin’s fellow actors assumed that the role of Kevin had been written specifically for Justin, which is how he scored a copy of the script. Justin fell in love with the show, called his agent, and obviously he got the part!
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