Mother of the Bride star Sean Teale makes the perfect rom-com leading man

All about Netflix's new romantic comedy king Sean Teale.
Mother Of The Bride Special Screening
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Netflix's new romantic comedy movie Mother of the Bride premiered on May 9, and it didn't take long for the movie starring Brooke Shields, Miranda Cosgrove, and Benjamin Bratt to hit the No. 1 spot of the top 10. But even with all of those stars in the lead, the movie features an actor who might be new to some and will definitely be turning heads: Sean Teale.

In the movie, Teale plays RJ Jackson, the fiancé of Cosgrove's character Emma. The character is the ultimate rom-com boyfriend: He's sweet, loving, and undeniably attractive. With this role in a hit Netflix romantic comedy, Teale should without a doubt become one of the new kings of the genre. The whole cast is wonderful, but it's the lovable Brit we want to see even more of on our screens.

Get to know the handsome rising star of Mother of the Bride below with fun facts, including his age, height, and additional roles!

Sean Teale is 31 and over 6 feet tall

Teale was born on June 18, 1992, making the British actor 31 years old as of May 2024 and a Gemini. According to IMDb, he's 6 feet and 1 inch tall, the exact definition of tall, dark, and handsome. Netflix really got this casting right!

The actor grew up in Putney, London, but you wouldn't have even known he was British from his excellent American accent in Mother of the Bride. He even sings a little bit in the movie, and you couldn't hear a whisper of his accent.

You can follow the actor on Instagram at @seanjamesteale, where he currently has 187K follower, though that number is sure to rise as more and more new fans watch him in his latest movie on Netflix. His page contains mostly photos of himself (not complaining) and shots from his projects. Take a look at a picture of him looking dapper below!

You probably know him from Reign and The Gifted

Even though his role as RJ in Mother of the Bride might be the first encounter of Sean Teale for some viewers, others have been following his career for years. He got his start in a couple seasons of the teen drama series Skins, but his biggest roles on TV might be in The CW's Mary, Queen of Scots series Reign and Fox's X-Men series The Gifted. He's also been in a Hulu movie with Kaitlyn Dever and a hit Netflix series back in summer 2023.

Here's some of biggest movies and shows he's been in so far:

  • Skins seasons 5 and 6 (2011-2012) as Nick Levan
  • Abominable Snowman (2013) as Erlander
  • Mr. Selfridge season 2 (2014) as Franco
  • The Red Tent (2014) as Prince Shalem
  • Reign season 2 (2014-2015) as Louis de Condé
  • Incorporated (2016-2017) as Ben Larson
  • B&B (2017) as Fred
  • Voltron: Legendary Defender (2017-2018) as King Alfor
  • The Gifted (2017-2019) as Marcos Diaz/Eclipse (on Hulu)
  • Little Voice (2020) as Ethan (on Apple TV+)
  • Rosaline (2022) as Dario (on Hulu)
  • Who Is Erin Carter? (2023) as Jordi

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Sean Teale fun facts:

  • He dated Reign costar Adelaide Kane for two years from 2014 to 2016.
  • Teale attended the Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith and was a bit of an athlete, playing both rugby and football, though he later turned his focus to acting.
  • He was going to attend the University of Manchester, but he decided to defer in order to begin pursuing a professional acting career.
  • Over the years, fans have said that he looks like Oscar Isaac. Maybe someday they will play siblings in a movie or Teale will play the younger version of Isaac in a flashback!

Watch Mother of the Bride only on Netflix.