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Ross Lynch is an American actor, singer, and musician who gained fame through his roles in popular television shows and movies. Known for his lead role in the hit show ‘Austin & Ally’ and his role in the Disney Channel original movie ‘Teen Beach Movie,’ Lynch has showcased his talent both on screen and in music. As a member of the pop rock band ‘R5,’ he has received recognition for his musical skills and has even contributed to the soundtrack of ‘Austin & Ally.’ With a strong social media presence, Lynch uses his platform to inspire and motivate his fans to pursue their dreams. Through his own journey of hard work and dedication, he has proven that success is attainable with ambition and persistence.

Quick Facts

  • Girlfriend: Jaz Sinclair
  • Also Known As: Ross Shor Lynch
  • Age: 27 Years, 27 Year Old Males
  • Family: father: Mark Lynch, mother: Stormie Lynch, siblings: Ellington Ratliff, Riker Lynch, Rocky Lynch, Rydel Lynch, Ryland Lynch
  • Born Country: United States
  • Actors
  • Singers
  • Height: 6’0″ (183 cm), 6’0″ Males
  • U.S. State: Colorado

Childhood & Early Life

Ross Lynch was born on December 29, 1995, in Littleton, Colorado, United States, to Mark Lynch and Stormie. Ross is the second youngest of five children. He comes from a family of German, Irish, English, as well as Danish ancestry. He was homeschooled starting from fourth grade. He was also taught to play the piano, drums, and guitar. When Lynch was 12 years of age, his family moved to Los Angeles as his elder brother was gaining prominence in the entertainment industry.


Ross Lynch, along with his siblings, formed a pop rock band called ‘R5.’ With his band, he released his first extended play in 2010, which was named ‘Ready Set Rock.’ After its release, he signed with ‘Hollywood Records’ in April 2012.

Ross started appearing in minor television roles in the year 2009. In 2011, he started playing the lead role of ‘Austin Moon’ in the television series ‘Austin & Ally.’ Along with being the lead actor, he sang many songs for the show’s soundtrack as well. The show premiered on Disney channel on 2 December 2011. The story focuses on the relationship between ‘Austin Moon,’ a fun-loving singer, and an introverted and awkward songwriter ‘Ally Dawson,’ played by Laura Marano.

The ‘Austin & Ally’ soundtrack album, which included songs, such as ‘Can’t Do It Without You,’ ‘A Billion Hits,’ and ‘Heard It On the Radio,’ not only peaked at 27th position on the ‘Billboard 200’ but also became one of Billboard’s Top Soundtracks.

His band’s second extended play ‘Loud’ released on 19 February 2013. The same year, the band released their first album titled ‘Louder.’ It turned out to be a huge success, debuting at number 24 on the ‘Billboard 200,’ and selling 15,000 copies in the first week itself. It contained singles, such as ‘Loud,’ ‘Pass Me By,’ and ‘One Last Dance.’

The band released the single ‘Smile’ on 16 November 2014. It was the first single from their second album. The second single ‘Let’s Not Be Alone’ was released next year on 13 February. The album ‘Sometime Last Night’ was finally released on 10 July 2015. It debuted at number six on ‘Billboard 200,’ number one on ‘Billboard Top Pop Albums,’ and number four on the ‘Billboard Top Album Sales.’ The album can be regarded as one of the most significant and successful works of Lynch’s career.

Ross Lynch then played the lead role in ‘Teen Beach Movie,’ a film that premiered on Disney Channel on 19 July 2013. He played the role of a teenager named ‘Brady.’ The film was loved by the critics and audience. A sequel titled ‘Teen Beach 2’ was also created and it premiered on June 26, 2015. In the sequel, Lynch reprised his role as ‘Brady.’

He played a cameo role in the 2014 American comedy film ‘Muppets Most Wanted.’ The film was directed by James Bobin and starred popular actors, such as Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, and Tina Fey.

In 2016, he voiced ‘Piers’ in the English dub of the popular French animated film ‘Snowtime!’ Directed by Jean François Pouliot, it was a remake of the 1984 film ‘The Dog Who Stopped the War.’ The story focuses on a group of children who plan to stage a huge snowball fight during their Christmas holidays.

In 2017, he was cast to play the lead role in the biographical drama film ‘My Friend Dahmer,’ based on the infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. The following year, he was part of the direct-to-video teen comedy movie ‘Status Update.’

On May 12, 2017, ‘R5’ released their EP ‘New Addictions,’ after which the band parted ways the following year. Lynch has also done theatre work. He starred in a production of ‘A Chorus Line’ as Mark Anthony.’

In 2018, Lynch landed the main role of ‘Harvey Kinkle,’ the charming boyfriend of ‘Sabrina Spellman,’ played by Kiernan Shipka, in the Netflix supernatural horror series ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.’

Major Works

Ross Lynch’s performance in the American TV show ‘Austin & Ally’ is the most significant work of his career so far. He played the role of ‘Austin Moon,’ an outgoing and talented singer, who becomes friends with an introverted songwriter named ‘Ally Dawson.’ The story focuses on how the two combine their skills, which leads to an amazing musical partnership as well as a great friendship. The show was a huge success and won several awards, such as the ‘Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award’ for ‘Favorite TV Kids Show’ in 2014.

‘Sometime Last Night’ is a studio album released by Lynch’s band ‘R5.’ The album released on July 10, 2015, and was a huge success, selling 31,000 copies in its first week itself. It included songs, such as ‘Smile,’ ‘I Know You Got Away,’ and ‘Dark Side.’ It received positive reviews from critics.

Another significant work in Ross Lynch’s career is his role in ‘Teen Beach Movie’ and its sequel ‘Teen Beach 2.’ Along with Lynch, who played the lead role, the films also starred actors like Grace Phipps, John DeLuca, and Garrett Clayton. Both the movies were successful; they were loved by critics as well as the audience.

His next significant work came in the Netflix supernatural horror series ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ where he played the role of ‘Harvey Kinkle.’ In the series, he plays the boyfriend of half-human, half-witch ‘Sabrina.’ The series received critical appreciation.

Awards & Achievements

Ross Lynch has received several awards in his career so far. Some of them are ‘Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award,’ which he won in 2013 for ‘Favorite TV Actor’ for his role in ‘Austin & Ally,’ and ‘Teen Choice Award’ for ‘Choice TV Actor: Comedy’ in 2014 for the same role.

In 2016, he won ‘Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Award’ for ‘Favorite Male TV Star: Kid’s Show’ for his role in ‘Austin & Ally.’

Personal Life & Legacy

In 2015, Ross Lynch started dating Australian film actress and model Courtney Eaton whom he had met while filming his movie ‘Status Update.’ They separated after two years.

He is the second cousin of well-known dancers Derek Hough and Julianne Hough.

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