Patrick J. Adams is a Canadian director and actor, who rose to fame after starring in the USA Network’s television series “Suits”, as a bright college dropout who became an unlicensed lawyer. Patrick is also a photographer whose photos have received recognition after PJAGallery and the Suits’ Behind the Lens events.
Patrick J. Adams Early Life and Education Background
Patrick Johannes Adams was born on 27 August 1981, in Toronto, Ontario the biggest city in Canada. His mother’s name is Rowan Marsh, while his dad is Claude Adams, a journalist. He has a sister called Meredith Adams. Patrick went to Northern Secondary School where he studied not only humanitarian and sciences but also some basic acting skills, and was often performing on the school’s improvised theatre stage.
However, at that time Patrick had no plans of getting into the acting industry, as his participation in plays and sketches was only a hobby to help him feel relaxed with all the educational fuss. When he turned 19 years old, Patrick’s parents started living apart, before finally filing for divorce, and was when together with his mom, he moved to Los Angeles, the heart of the movie industry.
It was in this town that Patrick was influenced into joining the acting world, wanting to be the next big cinematography star. Determined to make it big in acting, Patrick applied to join the University of Southern California and was accepted, graduating with a bachelors degree in fine arts. In 2004 while in the university, he was on the list of the most outstanding students, which brought him the Jack Nicholson Award.
Patrick J. Adams Professional Career
He landed his first job a year after relocating to Los Angeles, starting his career on stage in “The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?”, produced by Edward Albee at the Mark Taper Forum. His screen career began with appearances as a guest in television shows and short movies, which was a great way to prepare him for the big break that followed.
In 2009, Patrick co-starred in films such as “Old School” which was a hit comedy, and “Rage” which was directed by Sally Potter, a filmmaker renowned worldwide, starring alongside Jude Law, Steve Buscemi, Judi Dench and Dianne Wiest. He also appeared in the films “The Waterhole”, “6 Month Rule”, “Weather Girl” in 2009, and “Car Dogs” alongside Octavia Spenser, an award-winning actress.
In 2014, Patrick appeared in “Rosemary’s Baby”, a TV miniseries directed by Agnieszka Holland. Other films and series which Patrick J. Adams has starred in include “Orphan Black” in its second season, “Lost”, “Pretty Little Liars”, “Flash Forward”, “Friday Night Lights”, “Lie to Me”, and “N.C.I.S” among others.
In 2016, Patrick received critical praise when he starred alongside Troian Bellisario in “The Last Match”, playing Tim, a very talented but flawed tennis player. The role that made Patrick a household name was that of Mike Ross, a fraudulent lawyer in the USA’s hit series “Suits” in 2011. Since the show’s third season, Patrick has been one of its co-producers alongside Gabriel Match, his co-star, and actually directed a number of episodes. He starred in seven seasons of the series, and earned a nomination in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor category for the Screen Actors Guild Award. In this series, Patrick acted alongside the now Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, as her boyfriend and later husband. He announced that he was leaving the show on 30 January 2018 after its seventh season, citing that he wanted to work on other projects.
Patrick J. Adams Personal Life, Wedding, and Wife
When it comes to Adams personal life, he is a married man. He started dating actress Troian Bellisario in 2009, and although the couple broke up in 2010, their love story did not end there, and they eventually tied the knot on 10 December 2016, in Santa Barbara, California, so Patrick’s sexual orientation is straight. He lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife.
On 6 August 2018, it came to light that Patrick and Troian were expecting their first child. The speculation started when the couple was seen in Mykonos on a beach, with Troian flaunting a baby bump. This was just a few days after the duo attended Meghan Markle and Prince Harry royal wedding. From that time, the lovebirds have refrained from posting any photos on social media, but the speculation was confirmed on 8 October 2018, when Patrick finally announced the arrival of their daughter on his Instagram account.
He shared a photo that was followed by this quote ‘The world just got 8lbs heavier. Thank you to everyone who fought for and protected our privacy during this incredible and beautiful time in our lives. Everyone is happy and healthy and loving every moment of this. I could not be more excited to bring a baby girl into this world at this moment. It is a brand new day and a brave new world and they are both beautiful’.
Patrick loves photography and even owns over 25 cameras. He is fond of dogs and owns one that he has named Charlie, which goes with him everywhere. Patrick also likes playing guitar. In the 2016 presidential election, Patrick supported Bernie Sanders, the Democratic candidate.
Patrick J. Adams Body Features and Measurements
Patrick is 6 feet (183cm) tall and weighs 75kg (165lbs). His chest, waist, and biceps measurements are 40-32-14 inches. He has blue eyes and dark blonde hair.
Patrick J. Adams Quick Facts
Here are some interesting facts about Patrick J. Adams:
- When he was 16, his parents divorced which made him decide to relocate to Los Angeles.
- He subsequently enrolled into university, where he became part of a theater group that was run by students. This became his comfort zone.
- He was a big fan of Michael J. Fox as a young boy which made him choose a career path in acting
- He attends the “Ojai Playwrights Conference” on an annual basis to take part in fresh work created by either upcoming or established playwrights
- His role in “Suits” was very amusing to his mother, as while growing up he often told her that she would never witness him working in a place where he was required to wear a suit
- When he was fired from “Friends with Benefits” film, he seriously considered quitting acting but he immediately landed his role in “Suits”
- He loves playing the guitar
- For his wedding, Patrick drove all the guests to the venue in a school bus that he owns