Blake Jenner

Blake Jenner biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

Blake Alexander Jenner


actor, singer

Birth Date

August 27, 1992


29 years

Zodiac Sign



Los Angeles, California, United States


Felix Varela High School



Blake Jenner family members

Father's Name

Richard Vernon Jenner

Mother's Name

Mitzy Jenner

Siblings names

Derrick Jenner (older brother), Richard Jenner (older brother), Mike Jenner (older brother)

Is Blake Jenner a gay/bisexual?


What is Blake Jenner marital status?


Who is Blake Jenner wife?

Melissa Benoist (ex-wife)

Blake Jenner wife

Melissa Benoist (ex-wife; were married in 2015-2017)

Melissa Benoist ex wife Blake Jenner


Date of birth: October 4, 1988

Blake’s relationship status is divorced as of now. Previously, he was married to an actress Melissa Benoist. The couple met at the set of “Glee” and started dating in 2012. They kept their relationships private, that’s why the exact date of their marriage is not known. It is speculated to be in March 2015. But their family life was not long. In December 2016 Melissa filed for divorce. The separation process was finalized in 2017. They didn’t make public the reason for their split. 

Who are Blake Jenner parents?

Richard Vernon Jenner (father)

Richard Vernon Jenner


Date of birth: July 6, 1961

Blake was blessed with a great family. He has warm close relationships with each member of his breed – with his parents, brothers, nephews, and nieces.

Called Rick Jenner in the family circle, the patriarch of Blake’s family can serve as a role model to anyone. The faithful husband, father of four sons and a real provider for his family, Rick resides in Miami, FL and serves as the zone manager for Voortman Cookie Products Inc. 

Mitzy Jenner (mother) 

Mitzy Jenner mother Blake Jenner


Date of birth: June 1, 1962

Mitzy Jenner is Blake’s mother, whom he loves most of all, and to whom he is so thankful. Mitzy’s career history is not known, but her ability to maintain a happy marriage is obvious. In one of her Facebook posts she told, that family life is not always easy, and it is a hard job sometimes, but love and patience can make miracles.

Mrs. Jenner looks like a kind-hearted smart woman. She is involved in several charity projects. The woman is so focused on her husband, sons, and grandchildren. 

Blake Jenner siblings

Derrick Jenner (older brother)

Derrick Jenner older brother Blake Jenner


Date of birth: April 1, 1981

Derrick David Jenner is the oldest boy in the family of Mitzy and Rick. He resides in Los Angeles and works at Chalice Recording Studio. Derrick is married to Elizabeth Jenner. In 2016 they parented a daughter.

Richard Jenner (older brother)

Richard Jenner older brother Blake Jenner


Date of birth: June 13, 1983

Richard J. Jenner is another handsome boy from Blake’s family. He resides in Coral Gables, Florida and works at A Major US Airline. He is in relations. 

Mike Jenner (older brother)

Mike Jenner


Date of birth: February 13, 1986

Blake is the pampered youngest kid in his family. He maintains cordial terms with each of his brothers. Michael Brandon Jenner is one of his siblings. 

Mike resides in Miami, FL with his wife Diana Jenner, their sons, Ashton (born in 2013) and Logan (born in 2016) and a daughter (born in October 2019). In June 2019 Logan, Blake Jenner’s nephew,  was diagnosed with leukemia and had to pass through chemotherapy sessions. Mike didn’t want to make it public at first, but then shared his family tragedy with his followers on social media. Mike and Diana stay strong and love each other even more, while life is testing them. 


Mr. Jenner is an American actor and screenwriter. He has played a string of bright roles in such projects as the drama film “The Vanishing of Sidney Hall”, the musical series “Glee”, the sitcom “Melissa & Joey” etc.

He was born in and raised in Miami, Florida. Blake has three older brothers. At the age of 9, he has already understood that performing arts are interesting for him. Blake was taking music lessons; he was signed for guitar and drum lessons. He was a constant member of the school drama class and was good at sports. He performed for the school football team and practiced wrestling. In his late teens, he joined Troupe 6162, based in his school, where he got great training as a performer.

After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to start the career of an actor. He attended The Groundlings troupe, where he took sketch comedy lessons, visited auditions and worked as a waiter (later as a parrot salesman) to make ends meet. In 2012 he won the place in the contest show “The Glee Project”, which served as the audition for the series “Glee”. He defeated his rivals and got the victory on the show, which brought him the role in the musical drama series “Glee”. He portrayed his character – Ryder Lynn – so skillfully, and his fan base immediately increased. His career was evolving rapidly. He played in several episodes of the sitcom “Melissa & Joey”, at the set of which the other famous actors, like Melissa Joan Hart, were busy.

In 2016 he played the role of Jake in Richard Linklater’s comedy “Everybody Wants Some!!”, which is the sequel to the film “Dazed and Confused”, released in 1993. A year later Blake tried his hand in the new area of activity – film making. He wrote the script to the crime thriller “Billy Boy” and co-produced it as well. 

In 2019-2020 the actor remains very marketable. He participates in the series “What/If”. Besides, he has announced his upcoming project – the musical “Merrily We Roll Along”. 

Interesting and fun facts

  1. He defines the film “American Animals” as the most unusual and prominent in his resume. He was impressed by its plot and composition, while he was reading the script, where “documentary parts were mixed with narration”, as Blake described in one of his interviews. The biopic crime drama, which tells about the students, who robbed the library, sounded so true to the actor, so he immediately accepted the offer to act in this film.
  2. Blake has a secret technique, which helps him to get emotionally prepared for the new role. He opens a file on his computer and writes the lines from the perspective of his hero. He tries to imagine, what feeling his character has, what he thought about himself, while he was growing up, and what things he likes. “That a kind of an acting therapy”, Blake tells. 
  3. Ryan Gosling is his favorite actor. But he considers Jim Carrey as his inspiration. 
  4. He got Choice TV Breakout Star award for his perfect performance in “Glee”. In general, that project meant a lot for the actor’s career, but he told that he was afraid to become “a kind of a dance and music man” after that because Blake planned to become a serious dramatic actor. 
  5. His height is 6 ft 1 in and his weight is 168 pounds.
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