8 Things You Didn’t Know About Justin Hartley
From soap operas to superheroes to primetime dramas, Justin Hartley really can do it all. Being handsome and talented and landing roles hasn’t been a problem for the actor, but in some ways finding success has been more difficult for the almost 40-year-old. Now as he stars in the new hit series This Is Us, more attention than ever is on the talented and handsome actor. Get to know him a little better with these 8 things you didn’t know about Justin Hartley:
8. Early Life
Justin Scott Hartley was born on January 29, 1977 in Knoxville, Illinois. Hartley along with his siblings Nathan, Megan, and Gabriela were raised in Orland Park, Illinois where Hartley attended Carl Sandburg High School. He went on to study at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and University of Illinois at Chicago where he majored in history and theater.
7. The Series That Weren’t
Although Hartley is a recognizable actor now thanks to his varied roles on television, it hasn’t come without some difficulties in his career. In 2006, the actor landed the lead role for The CW’s Aquaman TV series, and despite the success of other superhero series, it was unfortunately not picked up. Then in 2008, he landed a starring role in The CW comedy Emily Owens, M.D. but ran into more bad luck when it was cancelled after only one season. After some more successes, he then landed the lead role in ABC’s comedy Damaged Goods in 2014, and yet again the show was never picked up.