Basic Information About T. R. Knight
|Category||Celebrities › Actors|
|Date of birth||1973-03-26 (50 years old)|
|Place of birth||Minneapolis|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Social Media||↗︎ Wikipedia|
Who is T. R. Knight?
T. R. Knight is an American actor who has become quite popular after his role as Dr. George O’Malley on the medical drama series ‘Grey’s Anatomy’. He was born on March 26, 1973, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After finishing his eighth grade, he started acting in theatre at the Guthrie Theater. He attended the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield for high school and worked at a local supermarket, Red Owl with his brother. After high school, he dropped out of the University of St. Thomas and landed leading roles at the Guthrie Theater. Knight later moved to New York City to pursue his passion for acting, which eventually catapulted his career as well.
What is T. R. Knight Known For?
T. R. Knight is famously known for his breakthrough role as Dr. George O’Malley on the hit medical drama series ‘Grey’s Anatomy’. He played a surgical intern at a fictional hospital and gradually worked his way up to the resident level. The series revolved around his relationships with other cast characters played by Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, and Justin Chambers, among others. Moreover, he has also starred in several Broadway shows such as ‘Noises Off’, ‘A Life in the Theater’ and many more.
Early Life and Education
T. R. Knight attended Annunciation Catholic School from kindergarten to eighth grade before he got involved in theatre at Guthrie Theatre at the age of 12, where he discovered his passion for acting. Later, he opted to attend the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield for high school and received the Connors Foundation Scholarship as a freshman and trained at the Children’s Theatre Company. Though he enrolled at the University of St. Thomas for a brief period, he dropped out and, soon after, landed leading roles at the Guthrie Theater, which jump-started his career.
After achieving massive success at the Guthrie Theatre, Knight moved to New York City to pursue his dream of acting. He starred opposite Patti LuPone in the 2001 Broadway revival of ‘Noises Off’ and subsequently appeared in multiple Broadway shows. He also landed regular cast member roles on shows like ‘Charlie Lawrence’ and guest-starred in shows such as ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’, ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’, and ‘Frasier.’
In 2005, T. R. Knight landed the role that would change his career’s course – as Dr. George O’Malley on the medical drama series ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ Initially appearing as a surgical intern, his character slowly climbed up the ladder to become a resident. O’Malley’s relationships with other cast members became the highlight of the show, with Ellen Pompeo playing Meredith Grey, Sandra Oh playing Christina Yang, Katherine Heigl playing Isobel “Izzie” Stevens, and Justin Chambers playing Alexander “Alex” Karev. He featured on the show from 2005 until 2009, having appeared in 103 episodes over five seasons.
While on ‘Grey’s Anatomy, Knight received positive reviews for his performances and nominations for diverse awards such as the Golden Nymph Award and the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor. Unfortunately, Knight’s character was written off the show in 2009 due to a misunderstanding between him and the show’s executive producer, Shonda Rhimes.
After the conclusion of ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ T. R. Knight continued working on his career, including a stint as Leo Frank in a production of the musical ‘Parade’ that opened at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. He returned to Broadway in 201, playing the lead role in ‘A Life in The Theatre’, appearing as John opposite Patrick Stewart. He appeared in a recurring role in ‘The Good Wife’ and played Jordan Karahalios. Knight also worked in other TV series and films, including ’42,’ ‘11.22.63’, ‘The Catch,’ and ‘When We Rise’.
T. R. Knight’s Net Worth
T. R. Knight’s net worth is currently valued at $4 million. Throughout his career, he has appeared in numerous Broadway shows and TV series. Till date, his role as Dr. George O’Malley on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ remains his most recognized work. Other notable performances include playing Leo Frank in the musical ‘Parade’, and appearance in ’42,’ ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,’ and many more.
T. R. Knight is fiercely private about his life outside of work. Nonetheless, he came out as gay on October 2006 to advocate against anti-gay sentiments, especially from Los Angeles Times’ Isaiah Washington who reportedly hurled homophobic slurs towards him on set.
In 2009, T. R. Knight sold his Laurel Canyon home that he purchased from Ellen Pompeo for an enormous profit of $2.48 million compared to $1.3 million that he bought it for in 2006.
T. R. Knight is a talented actor whose work has been revered across Broadway and is a nominee and a winner of multiple awards during his time on Grey’s Anatomy. He was nominated for the People’s Choice Award and the Screen Actors Guild Award for his exceptional performance in Grey’s Anatomy. Also, he won the Drama Desk Award for his performance in ‘Scattergood,’ Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Screen Actors Guild Awards for ’42’.
T. R. Knight’s career has been full of exciting ups and downs. From his early days at Guthrie theatre to stardom on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and appearances in multiple Broadway shows, he has made quite a name for himself. Notably, his successful coming out gained him massive respect and admiration in the community while raising awareness on anti-gay sentiments and harm they bring about. Currently, he continues to play roles in both TV series and movies, cementing his name as one of Hollywood’s brightest and most dynamic actors.