He was far more interested in playing basketball than his education. But after blowing out his knee, he was depressed which led him to taking an acting class where he developed a love for the craft.
He played the role of Darwin, one of the mutants in X-Men: First Class.
He attended New York University's Acting program at the Tisch School of the Arts, where he graduated in 2005. He is the middle child in between his older brother and younger sister.
He was in The Twilight Saga films with Kristen Stewart.