Ricky Whittle

  • Birth Name: Richard Whittle
  • Birth Place: Oldham, Greater Manchester, England
  • Profession: Actor, Model
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Fast Facts

  • Moved a fair bit as a child due to being a military brat; his dad was an RAF serviceman.
  • Played soccer, rugby and American football as a teen.
  • A self-described "late bloomer," his first kiss didn't come until he was 16.
  • Scouted by both Arsenal and Celtic, but injuries forced him to shelve the professional sports career he'd dreamed of. 
  • Began modeling while attending university, where he was studying criminology.
  • Was the face of a Reebok campaign (in the U.K.) in 2000.
  • Left university when he was cast in the Sky One series Dream Team in 2002. 
  • Suffered a severely broken leg during a charity football (soccer) match in 2004. He was initially told that he'd never be able to play sports again, but—after much rehab—was back on the field two years later.


  • Carley Stenson — Ex-significant Other
  • Harry Whittle — Father
  • Rumer Willis — Ex-significant Other
  • Jessica Szohr — Ex-significant Other


  • Attended University of Southampton, Southampton, England
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