Dylan O’Brien is a young American actor best known for his leading roles in the dystopian science fiction adventure trilogy The Maze Runner. He gained great popularity as a teenager as he was known for uploading several videos and short films on his YouTube channel. He has achieved much in terms of working on film and television projects.
O’Brien was born in New York City on August 26, 1991, as the son of his father Patrick O’Brien, a cameraman of Irish descent, and his mother Lisa Rhodes of Italian, English, and Spanish descent, who were well known during their time as an actress. He was raised by his parents in Springfield Township, New Jersey, before they moved to Hermosa Beach, California. His mother is also known for running an acting school, which was a good source of income for the family at the time. He reportedly has an older sister named Julia.
Inspired by his mother, O’Brien developed a keen interest in acting and began making short videos, which he usually uploaded to his YouTube channel, which then spread and were appreciated by his viewers. Dylan O’Brien attended Mira Costa High School and graduated in 2009. He then transferred to the University of Syracuse for his college education, but later dropped out to concentrate fully on his acting career.
O’Brien’s short YouTube videos not only provided him with the popularity necessary for his age but also opened the door to his big breakthrough in the film industry. Through his short videos, he was discovered by a filmmaker who approached him to work on a web series. Previously, Brien had considered a career in sports broadcasting, so that he could possibly work for the New York Mets. While working with the local producer and director, O’Brien met an actor who put him in touch with a manager who in turn signed him up for several auditions before he took on one of the lead roles in the MTV series Teen Wolf, which marked his big break in 2010. In 2011 the young actor played a role in a comedy film “High Road” and from 2012 to 2013 he played in comedy films such as “The First Time” and “The Internship”.
His role in the 2014 American dystopian science fiction action thriller “Maze Runner” helped him to gain more popularity and visibility. The success of the films at the box office also played a major role in his financial income. He was also selected for a leading role in the disaster drama “Deepwater Horizon”. The film was released in 2016 and was based on a real-life tragic event.
In 2017, Dylan O’Brien starred in the CBS film and Lionsgate adaptation of American Assassin. The young actor is currently working on the third film of the ‘Maze Runner Franchise’, which is to be produced by the Hollywood studio ’20th Century Fox’.
Dylan O’Brien’s Net Worth
The net worth of Dylan O’Brien is $5 million. After his successes in Teen Wolf and his personal YouTube channel, O’Brien flourished with more films. Apart from his acting career, O’Brien has other businesses and interests with which he makes money. He was part of the independent rock band Slow Kids at Play, where he worked as a drummer for the band.
His official account in social media is still very active. For example, the young man has over 4.66 million followers on Twitter and many more on his Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Girlfriend, Relationship With Britt Robertson
O’Brien had a relationship with actress Britt Robertson and his long-time girlfriend Britt Robertson, whom he met while shooting the 2012 teen romantic comedy The First Time. Britt Robertson is best known for her leading roles in the films The Longest Ride and Tomorrowland. She is also known for playing the lead role in the American television drama series Life Unexpected, which was broadcast for two seasons from 2010 to 2011.
Dylan O’Brien and Britt Robertson started their relationship in 2011 and have been together since. However, he was alleged with another actress and his co-star in Teen Wolf, Holland Roden. Although O’Brien has yet to comment, there is no doubt that Robertson and O’Brien are a cute couple.
In March 2016 Dylan O’Brien was involved in an accident on the set of the film Maze Runner: The Healing of Death. He was seriously injured and suffered a concussion, facial fractures, and lacerations that were severe but not life-threatening. A few months after recovering from his injuries, he began other film projects such as the disaster thriller drama Deepwater Horizon and then postponed shooting dates for the final part of the Maze Runner series.