Elliot Knight is an English actor best known for portraying the character of Merlin in the ABC television series Once Upon a Time. The series has seven seasons altogether, with its first season premiering on 23rd October 2011.
Besides that, he has acted in several other movies and television shows: his movie credit includes Color Out of Space (2019), Billionaire Ransom (2016), and 400 Boys (2013) whereas her television credit includes Life Sentence (2018), American Gothic (2016), By Any Means (2013) and Sinbad (2012).
Moreover, with his flawless acting display, Elliot has managed to make a place for himself in the hearts of people all over the world.
Gay: Coming Out Story
On July 2, 2019, Elliot Knight posted an Instagram post where he disclosed his coming out story. He shared the post right after conducting a Q&A session on Instagram, where he first narrated his story.
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While revealing his coming out story, he disclosed that he first came out as gay at the age of 16 to his friends and family. He also expressed his thoughts about how people are treated unequally after they disclose their sexuality.
Knight shares his coming out story on 2 July 2019 (Photo: Elliot Knight's Instagram)
Adding to that, Elliot thinks that no one needs to come out or yell about what they truly are, and believes in creating a world where people are treated equally without terming anyone by their sexuality.
Bio: Age, Family
Elliot Knight was born on 10th July 1990, in West Bromwich, the United Kingdom. He was raised in the city of Birmingham by his parents, Stuart Knight and Lorna Knight.
Moreover, his parents come from two unique ethnic backgrounds; his father is a Nigerian, whereas his mother is of English descent. Hence, he embraces a mixed ethnicity.
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For his education, Elliot attended King Edward VI Aston School. He later went to the Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre, where he graduated with a BA (Honours) degree in 2011.
He stands at the height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 meters).
Five Quick Facts About Elliot Knight
- During his school days, Elliot received an award for Drama Excellence along with a Regional Acting title from Birmingham City Council for his leading role performance of Alfred Ill in The Visit.
- In 2011, he was listed as one of the much anticipated "Stars of Tomorrow" by Screen International.
- He made his US television debut in a lead role in 2014 as Aiden Walker in ABC's hit series "How To Get Away With Murder".
- He plays the role of Wes Charles on the series Life Sentence (2018) where he co-stars alongside American actress Lucy Hale.
- He enjoys a good social media following with over 22K followers on Twitter and over 140K followers on Instagram.