Evan Peters Net Worth

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Net Worth $ 4,000,000
Source of Wealth Acting
Profession Actor
Spouse/Partner Single
Date of Birth Jan 20, 1978
Zodiac Capricorn
Age 45
Gender Male
Height 180 cm / 5 ft 10 inch
Nationality American

Evan Peters is an American actor and model with a net worth of $4 million. He is most famous and recognizable for his broad palette of roles in the "American Horror Story" popular series.

Before playing every monster or psychopath in the FX TV series, Evan worked as a model, modeling for commercials for "Sour Patch Kids" and "Papa John" before he got his role.

Quickly after his modeling gigs, Peters emerged into the acting world, where he would eventually gain fame and be nominated for various awards.

Life Before Fame

Evan Peters was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on January 20, 1978, to parents Phill Peters and Julie Peters. He has two siblings, a half-sister named Michelle and a brother named Andrew.

Growing up, Peters lived in the Ballwin suburbs, where he was raised as a Catholic and attended Catholic school.

After middle school, Evan Peters and his family moved to Michigan, where he visited Grand Blanc Community High School and started his acting journey.

At 15, Evan and his mother relocated to Los Angeles, hoping to get recognized in the entertainment industry.

Early Career

Evan Peters didn't waste any time after moving to California to pursue his dream and started auditioning immediately for commercials and tv roles.

He has an extensive portfolio of roles, like appearing in a commercial for "PlayStation Progressive Insurance," "Papa John's Pizza," a Disney Channel series called "Phil Of The Future"[1] , and a teen drama series "One Tree Hill."

But, his most significant breakthrough was just about to knock on the door when producer Michael Picchiottino chose him to star in the film "Clipping Adam."

This is where all the stars aligned for the young Evan Peters; soon after, Evan started gaining supportive roles like crazy. In 2004 he made his debut in the movie "The Sleepover" and guest-starred in many shows like "The Days," "The Office," "The Mentalist," "Monk," "Parenthood," etc.

In 2008, Evan starred in the movie "Gardens Of The Night" alongside stars John Malkovich and Jillian Jacobs.

In 2010, Peters had a recurring role as the protagonist's best friend in the superhero movie "Kick-Ass."When the writers came out with a second part of the movie, Evan Peters had broken the entertainment world with his role in the Fx series "American Horror Story."

The Genious Of Tate Langdon

This role gave Evan Peters all the glory and recognition in the industry. Everybody knows how hard it is to become a staple name in Hollywood, but this boy gave his all playing the part of the monstrous, murderous, but charismatic teenager Tate Langdon [2] .

Tate's dark backstory is chillingly based on one of the first school shootings in Columbine High School, where two students shot and killed twelve of their fellow students and one teacher and then killed themselves.

Evan Peters represents the role respectfully and morbidly by playing the ghost of Tate Langdon, who committed mass murder and died in a haunted house.

You can see the sad, twisted, and dark emotions on Peters' face when he gets into character; he has the charm to make the viewers fall in love instantly without forgetting that he is a very tortured individual behind that innocent face.

'I think what it is, is that they write him as a nice guy. He is a pleasant, sort of normal, charming guy with feelings that can get hurt easily, and he's just sort of a very human character, and he's written that way.

And then what happens is they have that guy kill people and do evil things. So that you sympathize with him and care about him and really feel for him, and then at the same time, his actions they're confusing.

They're conflicting because he's doing evil things - his wicked things... It's very well written. It's really the writing, I think.' - Evan Peters, for an interview with Live Journal.

American Horror Story Portfolio

After becoming a fan favorite, Evan Peters continued his career in the American Horror Story world, playing complex and twisted roles of serial killers and deranged individuals.

AHS Role Portfolio

  • Season 2/Kit Walker- In the second season of American Horror Story, which premiered on October 12, 2012, Peters portrays a loving husband who's been falsely accused of killing his wife. Instead of getting the death penalty, he gets transferred into an "Asylum" for the mentally deranged. He worked alongside famous singer Adam Levine.
  • Season 3/Kyle Walker- The third season premiered on October 7, 2014, almost a year after the second one. In this season called "Coven," Kyle Walker is a popular frat student that's well-liked among his peers, but deep down, he's a tortured boy that fell victim to none other than his mother.

As always, Peters executes his role flawlessly alongside his co-stars Emma Roberts, Jessica Lange, and Taissa Farmiga.

  • Season 4/ Jimmy Darling- The inspiration behind this character of the fourth season, "Freak Show," is Lobster Boy, a freak show performer and a known serial killer.

Evan Peters portrays Jimmy Darling as a charming and rebellious boy with a great desire for social integration.

  • Season 5/ James March- In the fifth season of this series called "Hotel Cortez," Peters plays a hotel owner and a serial killer that disposes of his victims' bodies through secret tunnels and rooms.
  • Season 6/Edward Philippe- "Roanoke" is the first season where Peters plays a human, innocent, and civil role. Rory Monahan is an actor that plays Edward Philippe in the docu-series "My Roanoke Nightmare" and falls in love with one of his coworkers.

Relationships

Evan Peters met his former girlfriend, Emma Roberts, in 2012 on the "Adult World" set. Their rocky relationship ended several times, but they always seemed to get back to each other.

In 2013, Emma Roberts was arrested with charges of domestic violence against Evan Peters. The scandal happened in Montreal, Canada, where Peters suffered from a bloody nose and bitemarks all over his arms.

Even then, the couple worked things out and got back together almost instantly. Peters proposed to Roberts a year later, and the couple quickly announced their engagement.

The engagement of these two "American Horror Story" moguls didn't last very long. The couple split in 2019 after rumors that Emma Roberts had an inappropriate relationship with another actor.

Conclusion

Evan Peters is an American actor with an estimated net worth of $4 million. He has been in many movies, and TV series, but the one that changed his life forever would be the Fx show "American Horror Story."

References

  1. Evan Peters (no date) Rotten Tomatoes. Available at: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/evan_peters  (Accessed: November 1, 2022). 

  2. Evan Peters (no date) American Horror Story Wiki. Available at:    https://americanhorrorstory.fandom.com/wiki/Evan_Peters (Accessed: November 1, 2022).