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Alex Pettyfer Biography

Birth Name:
Alexander Pettyfer
Birth Place:
Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England
Actor, model

Fast Facts

  • Was encouraged to pursue modeling by Ralph Lauren after a chance encounter with the designer in a New York store as a child
  • Played Willy Wonka in a school production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Made his big-screen debut in the 2006 film Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker, starring as the titular schoolboy-turned-spy
  • Named one of Britain's 50 most eligible bachelors at age 19 by Company magazine
  • Designated the Male Star of Tomorrow at ShoWest in 2010


  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated