Born on September 3, 1984m actor Garrett Hedlund grew up on a remote farm in Minnesota. In high school, he began modeling for Teen magazine and L.L. Bean. He graduated a semester early so he could move to Hollywood and pursue his dream of becoming an actor.
Hedlund demonstrated his talent as an actor quickly, landing roles in Troy and Friday Night Lights just weeks after moving to L.A.
After Friday Night Lights, Hedlund appeared in Four Brothers, Eragon and Georgia Rule. Then, after a three year absence, Hedlund made waves in 2010 with a staring role in Tron, opposite Jeff Bridges and Olivia Wilde. He also appeared in Country Strong with Gwyneth Paltrow, which gave Hedlund a chance to show off his his musical talents.
Hedlund was linked to his Country Strong costar Leighton Meester in 2010. Months later, he was linked to country singer Taylor Swift.