Biography of Cole Sprouse
Cole Mitchell Sprouse is an American artist, the object of adoration for millions of young viewers, the star of the Disney channel and the Riverdale series, the winner of the Teen Choice Awards-2017, the twin brother of Dylan Thomas Sprouse.
Riverdale star Cole Sprouse
He became famous for the positive Disney sitcom “Everything is Tip-Top, or the Life of Zack and Cody”, which has become the most popular TV project for teenagers and children, where he and his brother played the roles of key characters. By the end of the 2000s, they became the richest teenage twin actors in the world, earning $40,000 an episode, according to MSN.
Childhood. First roles
Cole Sprouse was born 15 minutes later than brother Dylan on August 4, 1992 in the town of Arezzo, located in Tuscany. Their parents are Americans with Scottish, Danish and German roots, who worked in Italy as school teachers of English. The older twin was named after Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, while the younger twin was named after American jazz pianist Nat King Cole.
Childhood photo of Cole Sprouse
Four months after the boys were born, they returned to their US home in Long Beach, California.
Twins Cole and Dylan Sprouse with mom
The career of naturally very cute kids began thanks to their maternal grandmother Janine Booth Wright, a former actress and teacher. She gave the idea to attract them literally from the cradle to the field of show business. At 6 months old, the brothers appeared on the TV screen in an advertisement for diapers, at 8 – in the rating project on the ABC channel “Grace on Fire”, where they played the same character – Patrick Kelly.
Young Cole Sprouse and his brother Dylan Sprouse
It is worth noting that twin babies are in high demand in the American film industry due to the law governing the duration of newborn filming. To reduce the cost of the shooting process, the twin who has fulfilled the daily norm is replaced by another. This is how the most famous twins of the 90s, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, began their careers.
The Sprouse brothers played the same character alternately
In 1997, when the boys were 5 years old, their parents divorced. The children stayed with their father.
Young actor’s career
At the age of 7, Cole made his debut in a big movie – it was the comedy film Big Daddy, where he alternately played the role of their peer named Julian with his brother. Presented in the film, a touching story about the friendship and growing up of an infantile 32-year-old man (Adam Sandler) and a 5-year-old boy, although received mixed reviews from critics, was an unconditional box office success, starting with an amount of 41.5 million on the first weekend of film distribution and grossing over $230 million on a $34 million budget. In addition, the film was nominated for numerous film awards. Among them: the Children’s Choice Awards, the recognition of all viewers (People’s Choice Awards) and only teenagers (Teen Choice Awards).
Big Daddy: Cole Sprouse and Adam Sandler
Then the young talents played the children of the main characters – Spencer Armacost (Johnny Depp) and his wife Jillian (Charlize Theron) – in the fantastic movie “The Astronaut’s Wife”. They also appeared in small episodes of the TV series Nightmare Room, That 70s Show, Mad TV, Anatomy of Vice.
The Sprouse brothers played together in The Astronaut’s Wife
Since 2001, Cole (already without a brother) in the acclaimed series Friends played Ben, the five-year-old son of Ross (David Schwimmer) and his ex-wife, lesbian Carol (Jane Sibbett).
It is believed that the role in this television project, which earned during the show the Golden Globe and six Emmy awards, has become a key in the career of an aspiring actor. According to him, during the filming it was terribly difficult for him to concentrate, he was nervous and confused the text, because he fell in love with Jennifer Aniston, who played Ross’s beloved Rachel Green. In addition to her on the set, he was lucky to work with many Hollywood stars who were part of the ensemble cast of the series, including Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox and Matt LeBlanc.
Cole Sprouse and David Schwimmer
In 2002, the guys appeared in the comedy film I Saw Mom Kissing Santa Claus. Cole embodied the image of a boy who saw how, after a quarrel with his dad, his mom kissed Santa. He knew that the Christmas grandfather comes only to good children, so that he would no longer come to their house, the boy decided to become bad.
Shot from the movie “I saw mom kiss Santa Claus”
In the same year, fans of the brothers could see their favorites in the comedy “Master of Reincarnation”, where they played the main character Pistachio in their youth. They then voiced the toy soldiers from K•B Toys in the animated film Crazy 8 Nights, written by Adam Sandler, their idol.
In 2003, the film “Blow, another blow” was released. According to the plot, their heroes, football boys, want to win the championship of the local football league. When their father, the coach of the team, leaves and his mother replaces him not too successfully in this post, they find an assistant for her, car mechanic Rudy. Later it turns out that in fact he is the famous football player George Patrick Owens.
Cole Sprouse in the movie Punch, Punch Again
With the release in 2005 of the Disney comedy project All Tip Top, or The Life of Zack and Cody, the twin brothers were a resounding success. They played tomboys living in a posh Boston hotel (its English name Tipton is an allusion to the Hilton) where their mother Carey (Kim Rhodes) works as a singer. Their characters often find themselves in various delicate situations and come up with witty ideas to avoid trouble.
Popular Sprouse brothers made the series “The Life of Zack and Cody”
The sequel had a sequel – “All Tip-Top, or Life on Board” (2008-2011), where the characters of the brothers were again at the center of events. A full-length film and a comic book series based on the TV series “All Tip-Top” was released. On the back of their success, they launched the Sprouse Bros brand, a teenage clothing line. The young actors appeared on the cover of the April 2009 People Magazine, which featured a special 60-page feature about the twins and their involvement in the project. Cole has been appointed International Ambassador for KIF, the Shin Koyamada Foundation, a Japanese-American actor.
Actor Cole Sprouse
In 2006, the drama film Chicks was shown. The brothers alternately played in it the role of Jeremiah, the 10-year-old son of a negligent mother, a prostitute and a drug addict. Because of her, he starved, ate scraps from a garbage can, was raped by one of her clients. The acting of the Sprouse brothers in this film especially impressed the audience and critics – before that they had not had to play multifaceted characters with a difficult fate.
“Chicks”: Cole Sprouse as perverted boy Jeremiah
The film The Prince and the Pauper: A Modern History, released in 2007, did not leave indifferent many viewers, where Cole got the role of Eddie Tudor, a 13-year-old actor spoiled by fame with a bad temper. He meets an orphan Tom Kenty who looks like him like two drops of water, played, of course, by Dylan. Teenagers dress up in each other’s clothes, and a lot of surprises fall on them, pleasant and not very pleasant.
Cole Sprouse in childhood and now
In 2009, Cole, along with his brother, played in the comedy The Kings of Appletown, based on Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and telling how their characters became unwitting witnesses to a murder. After the innocent father of their girlfriend was accused of this crime, they decide to restore justice and go in search of the real killer.
Frame from the film “Kings of Appletown”
During the same period, Sprouse played in the teen sitcom Wizards of Waverly Place, starring Selena Gomez, David Henry, Jack T Austin and Maria Canals-Barrera.
In 2010, the brothers became the face of Dannon Danimals children’s yogurt and the Nintendo DS handheld game console.
Education and the way forward
In June 2010, Cole graduated from Laurel Springs Distance Learning High School. In 2011, he entered (along with his brother) New York University (NYU), where he studied archeology and anthropology (Dylan preferred the graphic design of computer games).
In his freshman year at NYU, during hikes and expeditions, Cole took up photography. Then he began to collaborate as a photo artist with one of the main international modeling agencies IMG Models.
In connection with his studies, he took a break from his acting career, noting that he considers moving to New York to be an amazing event that allowed him to understand how spoiled he was, to reevaluate his achievements and really feel the daily self-realization.
The Sprouse brothers on the New York subway
In the press, the story of the brothers was called not typical for Hollywood, in a good sense of the word. After all, often creative people in the pursuit of self-knowledge go through a passion for alcohol, drugs, try to express themselves through a demonstration of wild antics, indecent selfies, statements about bisexuality, etc. But all this is not about the Sprouse brothers.
In 2015, Cole Sprouse and his brother graduated from the university
In 2015, the young men received diplomas of graduation from the university, and at their presentation, supposedly for the sake of a joke, they switched places. After graduating from NYU, Cole was faced with a choice – to return to show business or work in his specialty in one of the companies in Brooklyn. He chose cinema.
Riverdale Cast: Cole Sprouse and KJ Apa
In January 2017, the first season of the teen drama Riverdale started, where he played the role of Jughead, the former best friend of key character Archie (KJ Apa). In the center of the plot are young people who are engaged in researching the life of their town, hiding behind its front facade. The heroes are sure that it is full of terrible secrets. Are friends wrong?
Cole Sprouse personal life
Cole is not married. According to unofficial information, his chosen one was Lili Reinhart, his colleague on the TV series Riverdale.
In the photo: Cole Sprouse and his girlfriend Lili Reinhart
His first love was supermodel Adriana Lima. He first kissed at the age of 8 (the name of this lucky woman is unknown to us), and in his student years he met with actress Bree Morgan.
As a student, Cole Sprouse dated Bree Morgan
The young man is a fan of the British rock band Oasis, American bands Green Day, System of a Down and Linkin Park. He loves computer games, the television series Scrubs with Zach Braff, football and baseball.
Cole Sprouse’s dog’s name was Bubba
Favorite vacation spot is the Bahamas, favorite dishes are stuffed peppers and homemade lasagna. A bulldog named Bubba lived with Cole and Dylan for 12 years, but he died in September 2017.
Cole Sprouse now
In the summer of 2017, Kendall Jenner, sister of Kim Kardashian, became a model for photographer Cole. He shot it for the cover of The Sunday Times. The actor admitted that if his career as a photographer develops successfully, he will abandon filming a movie and completely devote himself to his favorite hobby.
Photo of Kendall Jenner by Cole Sprouse
However, fortunately for the fans, this did not happen. In parallel with filming in the new seasons of Riverdale, the guy played a major role in the poignant drama One Feet Apart. He and his co-star Hayley Lu Richardson played teens in love who can’t get in touch, as they both suffer from the severe disease of cystic fibrosis, and any contact with another person can destroy all progress in treatment.
“Five feet apart”: Cole Sprouse and Hayley Lou Richardson
After the premiere of the film, rumors spread that a spark of passion actually ran between Cole and Hayley. However, this is not the case: the actor is still faithful to Lili Reinhart.