- Joe Keery is a famous actor
- He stars in the series Stranger Things
- Learn more about his rise to fame
Born April 24th, 1992, in Newburyport Massachusettes, Joe Keery was dragged into acting by his younger sister and almost immediately fell in love with it and earned a degree in acting from DePaul University.
Once he graduated he auditioned for over 100 roles, appearing in some commercials and small roles on Chicago Fire and Empire. He even had a great spot in a beautiful LGBTQ+ feature-length independent film Henry Gamble's Birthday Party.
Stranger Things' Joe Keery
Then he landed the role of hunky popular high schooler "Steve" on Stranger Things. He actually originally auditioned for the role of "Jonathan" but was asked to re-audition for "Steve" and the actor and character clicked perfectly.
His portrayal of the character has received a lot of praise for his ability to portray dimension and growth over the series' progression.
"Steve Harrington's" Rise To Fame
Fans have watched "Steve" evolve from an irritating bully to soft-hearted and protective parental figure to the younger boys and is now one of the main fan-favorites of the cast. Joe is adored for his quirky vintage style and goofy demeanor, often joking in interviews and interacting with fans online.
Recently he starred in Spree and alongside Ryan Reynolds in the 2021 film Free Guy. He is also the guitarist for the psych-rock band 'Post Animal'. Joe is even dating scream queen and famous kiteboarder Maika Monroe!