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Cole Sprouse bio, relationships career, and more

Who is Cole Sprouse?

Cole Sprouse is an actor. He was born on August 4, 1992. His full name is Cole Mitchell Sprouse. His father’s name is Matthew Sprouse and his mother’s name is Melanie Wright. 

Likewise, he also has a twin brother named Dylan Sprouse. Dylan is older than Cole as he was born 15 minutes before Cole. Despite being born in  Arezzo, Italy, Cole and his family moved to Long Beach, California when he was only four months old.

Cole Sprouse

Quick facts

Full nameCole Mitchell Sprouse
Known asCole Sprouse
BirthdayAugust 4, 1992
Age29 years old
Sun signLeo
Place of birthArezzo, Tuscany, Italy
EducationNew York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study

Educational background

In 2011, Cole started attending New York University after deferring one year. Although he intended to study film and television production initially, Sprouse later enrolled at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study. He decided to study humanities while majoring in archaeology. The actor graduated in 2015 with his brother, Dylan. After graduating, Cole conducted some excavations and performed lab work as an archeologist. He performed summer digs in both Europe and Asia and was able to unearth a mask of Dionysus on a dig in Bulgaria.

Personal life and relationships

Cole began dating his Riverdale co-star, Lili Reinhart in 2018. However, after being together for two years, the couple called it quits in March 2020. While Cole confirmed their breakup via an Instagram post, Lili later came out as bisexual. After his breakup from Lili Reinhart, Cole began dating model Ari Fournier. 

Cole Sprouse with ex-girlfriend Lili Reinhart

Acting career

Matthew Sprouse and Melanie Wright were encouraged by Cole’s grandmother Jonine Wright to start Dylan and Cole’s acting career. Jonine herself was a drama teacher and actress and upon her suggestion, the Sprouse twins started their acting career at the tender age of eight months. Cole and Dylan appeared in many commercials, TV shows, and films where they shared a single role as one baby. Some of their earliest works include the sitcom Grace Under Fire, the 1999 film Big Daddy, and The Master of Disguise. 

One of Cole’s most notable works includes the hit NBC sitcom Friends where he portrayed the role of character Ross Geller’s son, Ben. This was also the first role in which Cole did not work with his brother, Dylan. The Sprouse twins appeared as separate characters in a MADtv sketch. Following this, Cole and Dylan worked in the 2005 Disney Channel original series, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. The show was very successful and it ran until 2008. After this, both the Sprouse brothers reprised their roles in the show’s 2008 spinoff, The Suite Life on Deck. 

Sprouse has been appearing in CW’s teen drama series Riverdale as Jughead Jones since January 26, 2017. Likewise, he starred in the 2019 romantic drama FIve Feet Apart. He played the role of William “Will” Newman, a cystic fibrosis patient who falls in love with a girl named Stella Grant. Like William, Stella also suffers from the disease and as a result of their illnesses, Stella and William are forced to remain 6 feet apart from each other. In addition, Sprouse starred in the podcast Borrasca in 2020. 

Cole Sprouse with brother Dylan Sprouse

Filmography:

Films

YearTitleRole
1999Big DaddyJulian McGrath
1999The Astronaut’s WifeTwin
2001Diary of a Sex AddictSammy Jr.
2001I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa ClausJustin Carver
2002The Master of DisguiseYoung Pistachio Disguisey
2002Eight Crazy NightsKB Toys soldier (Voice)
2003Apple JackJack Pyne
2003Just for KicksCole Martin
2004The Heart Is Deceitful Above All ThingsOlder Jeremiah
2006Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn’t HappenKid (Voice)
2007A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the PauperEddie Tudor
2008The Kings of AppletownClayton
2010Kung Fu MagooBrad Landry
2019Five Feet ApartWill Newman
2022MoonshotTBA

Television

YearTitleRole
1993–1998Grace Under FirePatrick Kelly
1998Mad TVKid
2000–2002FriendsBen Geller
2001The Nightmare RoomBuddy
2001That ’70s ShowBilly
2005–2008The Suite Life of Zack & CodyCody Martin
2006The Emperor’s New SchoolZim
2006That’s So RavenCody Martin
2008According to JimHimself
2008–2011The Suite Life on DeckCody Martin
2009Wizards of Waverly PlaceCody Martin
2009Hannah MontanaCody Martin
2010I’m in the BandCody Martin
2011The Suite Life MovieCody Martin
2012So Random!Himself
2017–presentRiverdaleJughead Jones
2020BorrascaSam Walker

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
1999YoungStar AwardsBest Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy FilmBig DaddyNominated
2000Blockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Supporting Actor – Comedy (with Dylan Sprouse)Big DaddyNominated
2000MTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen Duo (with Dylan Sprouse and Adam Sandler)Big DaddyNominated
2000Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film – Young Actor Age Ten or UnderBig DaddyNominated
2006Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young ActorThe Suite Life of Zack & CodyNominated
2007Kids’ Choice AwardsFavorite Television ActorThe Suite Life of Zack & CodyNominated
2007Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young ActorThe Suite Life of Zack & CodyNominated
2008Kids’ Choice AwardsFavorite Television ActorThe Suite Life of Zack & CodyNominated
2009Kids’ Choice AwardsFavorite Television ActorThe Suite Life of Zack & CodyNominated
2010Kids’ Choice AwardsFavorite Television ActorThe Suite Life on DeckNominated
2011Kids’ Choice AwardsFavorite Television ActorThe Suite Life on DeckNominated
2017Shorty AwardsBest ActorNominated
2017Teen Choice AwardsChoice Drama TV ActorRiverdaleWon
2017Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Ship (with Lili Reinhart)RiverdaleWon
2018People’s Choice AwardsMale TV Star of the YearRiverdaleNominated
2018Saturn AwardsBest Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television SeriesRiverdaleNominated
2018Teen Choice AwardsChoice Drama TV ActorRiverdaleWon
2018Teen Choice AwardsChoice Liplock (with Lili Reinhart)RiverdaleWon
2018Teen Choice AwardsChoice Male HottieWon
2018Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Ship (with Lili Reinhart)RiverdaleWon
2019People’s Choice AwardsDrama Movie Star of the YearFive Feet ApartWon
2019People’s Choice AwardsMale TV Star of the YearRiverdaleWon
2019Saturn AwardsBest Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television SeriesRiverdaleNominated
2019Teen Choice AwardsChoice Drama Movie ActorFive Feet ApartNominated
2019Choice Drama TV ActorChoice Ship (with Lili Reinhart)RiverdaleWon
2020People’s Choice AwardsDrama TV Star of the YearRiverdaleNominated
2020People’s Choice AwardsMale TV Star of the YearRiverdaleWon

Controversies involving Cole Sprouse

On May 31, 2020, Sprouse was arrested after being involved in the Los Angeles protest against the murder of George Floyd May 31, 2020. He joined the protests in Los Angeles for racial justice after the murder of George Floyd.

Cole Sprouse social media

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/colesprouse/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ColeSprouse

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