Cole Mitchell Sprouse is an American artist adored by millions of young viewers. He is the star of Disney Channel and the Riverdale TV series, the winner of the Teen Choice Awards-2017, the twin brother of Dylan Thomas Sprouse.
Star of the TV series «Riverdale» Cole Sprous
He became famous after appearing in the popular television project for teens and children. It was a positive sitcom from Disney «The Suite Life of Zack & Cody», where he and his brother performed the parts of key characters. According to MSN, by the end of the 2000s, they had become the world's richest twin teens in the world, earning $40,000 per episode.
Childhood. First roles
Cole Sprouse was born on August 4, 1992, 15 minutes later than his brother Dylan, in of Arezzo, located in Tuscany. Their parents are Americans with Scottish, Danish and German roots worked in Italy as school English teachers. The older twin was named after the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, and the younger was named after the American jazz pianist Nat King Cole.
Baby photos of Cole Sprouse
Four months after the birth of the boys, they returned to their home in the United States, located in the city of Long Beach, California.
Twins Sprouse and his Mom
The career of adorable kids started thanks to their grandmother by mother's side, Janin Booth Wright, who was a former actress and teacher. She submitted an idea to attract them to the show business sphere since they were babies. At 6 months old, the brothers appeared on the television screen in diapers ads, in 8 - in the rating project on the ABC channel «Grace Under Fire», where they played the same character of Patrick Kelly.
Cole Sprouse and his brother Dylan Sprouse in his childhood
Notably, twin babies are very in demand in the American film industry because of the law regulating the duration of the filming of newborns. To reduce the cost of the process of shooting, after the day's norm one of the twins is replaced by another. This is how the most famous twins of the 90's Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen started their careers.
The Sprouse brothers performed the part of the same character alternately
In 1997, their parents divorced when the boys were 5 years old. The children stayed with their father.
Career of Actor
At the age of 7 Cole made his debut in a big movie. It was a comedy movie «Big Daddy», where he alternated with his brother performing the role of Julian.
The touching story presented in the picture about the friendship and growing-up of the infantile 32-year-old man (Adam Sandler) and the 5-year-old boy received mixed reviews from critics. But it had a stunning box office success, starting from the 41.5 million on the first weekend of the film distribution and finally having earned more than $230 million with a $34 million budget. In addition, the movie was nominated for numerous awards. Among them are the Kids' Choice Awards, the recognition of all viewers (People's Choice Awards) and exclusively teenagers (Teen Choice Awards).
Big Dad: Cole Sprouse and Adam Sandler
Then the young talents performed the part of the children of the main characters - Spencer Armacosta (Johnny Depp) and his wife Gillian (Charlize Theron) in the fantastic movie «The Astronaut's Wife». They also appeared in small episodes of the series «The Nightmare Room», «That '70s Show», «Mad TV», «Diary of a Sex Addict».
The brothers Sprouse worked together in the «The Astronaut's Wife»
Since 2001, Cole (already without a brother) performed a part of Ben in the sensational series «Friends», a five-year-old son of Ross (David Schwimmer) and his former lesbian wife Carol (Jane Sibbett).
Cole Sprouse in Friends
It is believed that the role in this TV project was key in the career of a novice actor. The show earned Golden Globe Award and six Emmy awards. According to him, during the filming it was terribly difficult to concentrate, he was nervous and muss up the text, because he fell in love with Jennifer Aniston, who performed part of Ross's beloved Rachel Greene. In addition to it, he was lucky enough to work with a number of Hollywood stars who were part of the cast, including Matthew Perry, Courtney Cox, and Matt Leblanc.
Cole Sprouse and David Schwimmer
In 2002, the guys appeared in a comedy «I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus». Cole embodied the image of a boy who saw how his mother had kissed Santa after quarreling with his father. He knew that the Christmas grandfather only comes to good children so that he no longer came to their house, the boy decided to become bad.
A shot from the movie «I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus»
In the same year, fans of the brothers could see their favorites in the comedy «The Master of Disguise», where they played the main character of Fistashio in his youth. Then they were the voices of soldiers from the toy store «KB Toys» in the animated film «Eight Crazy Nights», based on the screenplay by Adam Sandler.
In 2003, the film «Just for Kicks» was released. According to the story, their characters are football boys, who want to win the championship of the local football league. When their father, the coach of the team leaves and the mother in this position couldn't handle, they found the mechanic Rudy to assist her. Later it turns out that he is a famous football player George Patrick Owens.
Cole Sprouse in the «Just for Kicks»
After releasing the comedy project Disney «The Suite Life of Zack & Cody» in 2005, the twin brothers expected a resounding success. They played tomboys living in a chic Boston hotel (its English name is Tipton and this is an allusion to the Hilton), where their mother Carey works as the singer (Kim Rhodes). Their characters often fall into different tricky situations and come up with ingenious ideas to avoid trouble.
The series «The Suite Life of Zack & Cody» made brothers Sprouse famous
The TV-show had a sequel «The Suite Life on Deck» (2008-2011), where the brothers' characters were again in the center of events. A feature film and a series of comics were created on the basis of «The Suite Life». On a wave of success, they launched a line of teen clothing «Sprouse Bros brand». Young actors appeared on the cover of April magazine People-2009, where a special 60-page publication about the twins and their participation in this project was presented. Cole was appointed International Ambassador to KIF-Foundation of Shina Koyamada who is an American actor of Japanese origin.
Actor Cole Sprouse
In 2006, the drama «The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things» was released. The brothers alternately performed the role of Jeremiah, the 10-year-old son of a negligent mother, who was a prostitute and a drug addict. He starved because of her, ate scraps from the garbage can and was raped by one of her clients. The actor play of the brothers Sprouse in this film was especially impressive for the public and critics. Before this, they did not have to play multi-faceted characters with a difficult fate.
«The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things»: Cole Sprouse as the depraved Jeremiah boy
In 2007, «A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the Pauper» was released and it did not leave indifferent to many viewers, where Cole got the part of Eddie Tudor, a 13-year-old actor with a bad character spoiled with the glory. He acquainted with an orphan Tom Kenti and they were like two peas in a pod. The part of Tom, of course, was performed by Dylan. Teenagers change into each other's clothes, and a lot of pleasant and not so good surprises put back on them.
Cole Sprouse in his childhood and now
In 2009, Cole and his brother played in the comedy «The Kings of Appleton» based on the «Adventures of Tom Sawyer» by Mark Twain and tells how their characters became involuntary witnesses to the murder. After the innocent father of their friend was accused of this crime, they decide to restore justice and go in search of a real killer.
A shot from the movie «The Kings of Appleton»
During the same period, Sprouse played in the youth sitcom «Wizards of Waverly Place», where the main roles went to Selena Gomez, David Henry, Jack T. Austin and Maria Canals-Barrera.
Cole Sprouse about Riverdale
In 2010, the brothers became the face of the children's yogurt Dannon Danimals and the portable game console Nintendo DS.
Education and the way forward
In June 2010, Cole graduated from Laurel Springs Distance Learning High School. In 2011, he entered (along with his brother) in New York University (NYU), where he studied archeology and anthropology (Dylan preferred the graphic design of computer games).
At the first year at NYU, during camping trips and expeditions, Cole took up photography. Then he began to cooperate as a photographer with one of the main international modeling agencies IMG Models.
Why Cole Sprouse Needed a Break From Acting
In connection with his studies, he paused in his acting career, noting that he considered moving to New York as a terrific event that enabled him to understand how spoiled he was, to reassess his achievements and really feel daily self-realization.
Sprouse Brothers in the New York subway
In 2015, the young men got a degree and at the ceremony, they allegedly switch places just for fun. After graduating from NYU, Cole faced a choice: go back to show business or exercise the profession in one of the companies in Brooklyn. He chose cinematography.
The Riverdale cast: Cole Sprouse and KJ Apa
In January 2017, the first season of the teenage drama Riverdale started, where he played the role of Jughead, the former best friend of the key character Archie (KJ Apa). In the center of the plot are young people engaged in exploring the life of their town, hidden behind its front door. Heroes are sure that it is full of terrible secrets.
Personal life of Cole Sprouse
The actor's first love was supermodel Adriana Lima. For the first time he kissed at the age of 8 (we do not know the name of this lucky girl), and during his student years, he met with actress Bree Morgan.
During college years Cole Sprouse met with Bree Morgan
Now his heart is occupied and for unconfirmed official information, his choice is Lily Reinhart, a colleague on the TV series «Riverdale».
Cole Sprousу and his girlfriend Lily Reinhart
The young man is a fan of the British rock band Oasis, American music bands Green Day, System of a Down and Linkin Park. He likes computer games, the TV series «Clinic» with Zach Braff, football, and baseball.
Cole Sprouse’s dog called Bubba
His favorite vacation spot is the Bahamas, favorite dishes is stuffed peppers and home lasagna. Cole and Dylan had a bulldog named Bubba who passed away in September, 2017.
Cole Sprouse now
In the summer of 2017, Kendall Jenner, who is a sister of Kim Kardashian, became a model for Cole's photo shoot. He shoots her for the cover of The Sunday Times. The actor confessed that if his career as a photographer succeeds, he will stop shooting in the movies and give himself completely to his favorite hobby.
Photo of Kendall Jenner by Cole Sprouse
In October 2017 audience will see again Cole Sprouse in the new season of «Riverdale».