Ricky Whittle is an English actor who has gained international recognition for his roles in The 100 and American Gods. He started out as a model for Reebok in the early 2000s and was later to get a role in the British television series Hollyoaks as Calvin Valentine.
In 2009, he appeared in the British reality competition series Strictly Come Dancing and finished second. After years of performing on British television, Ricky was able to move to American television shows in 2012 when he got a role in Single Ladies, the hit series on VH1. He then appeared on the ABC television show Mistresses.
Shortly after, he got a role in the post-apocalyptic drama of The CW, The 100. His role in the series was well received and he was able to turn this success into more significant roles. It later became known that Ricky Whittle had been cast in the coveted role of Shadow Moon in the long-awaited and highly anticipated adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel American Gods. The show, which debuted on Starz, was immediately well-received due to its cinematography, narrative style, and excellent cast and characters.
Here you can find more information about the British star on his way through Hollywood.
Bio (Age & Ethnicity)
Richard “Ricky” Whittle was born on 31 December 1981 in Oldham, England. He has two younger siblings. Ricky is of mixed race, because his mother is white, while his father is black and comes from Jamaica.
Ricky Whittle attended Southampton Solent University, where he studied law. He started modeling to pay for the books he needed for his studies. Shortly before graduating, however, he dropped out of his studies to devote himself entirely to acting. In 2011 he moved to the United States to better advance his career.
His parents are Maggie and Harry Whittle Thanks to his father’s work in the Royal Air Force, the family had to move to a new country every few years. As a result, Ricky grew up mainly in Northern Ireland. The young actor was harassed at school because he was the only black child in his school. The bullying became so bad that he told his Caucasian mother that he wanted to be white in order to integrate better with the other children.
His mother’s maiden name is Goodwin and she is from England.
Is He Gay?
It is common practice for the media to speculate on the private lives of celebrities. Ever since his acting debut, fans and gossip blogs alike have wanted to know which team the actor plays for. Well, due to his dating history, the actor is exclusively heterosexual and has only had relationships with women.
However, it is clear from his contributions to social media that the actor is a friend of the LGBTQ community and gay rights.
Ricky Whittle: Wife & Girlfriend
The actor is currently unmarried and therefore has no wife. He is currently in a long-term relationship with Kirstina Colonna, with whom he has been in relationship since 2016.
Before that, he had a relationship with Carley Stenson, who was his co-star on Hollyoaks. They were together from 2007 to 2011. Since the two broke up, they have remained close friends.
Ricky was also previously with Jessica Szohr in 2012 and Rumer Willis in 2014.
Height, Weight, And Body Measurements
His height is given as 6 ft 1 in and his weight is given as 85 kg (187 lbs). His other body measurements are currently unknown, but the fact that Ricky Whittle has an enviable physique is undeniable.
His exact training and dietary habits are currently unknown, but it is easy to see that he takes the trouble to look good. This requires a healthy diet and frequent visits to the gym.
The actor currently has total net assets of $1 million. That’s an impressive sum, considering how relatively new he is to the industry. In a short period of time, he conquered important roles in several shows, including Hollyoaks, Single Ladies, Mistresses, American Gods, and The 100.
Considering that he is so successful at the beginning of his career, you can be sure that great things await him as he continues to grow and build his career.