Garrett Hedlund Bio: Age, Family, Height, Partner, Net Worth

Garrett Hedlund is an American actor, singer, and model. He burst into the acting scene at age 19, playing Patroclus, the younger cousin of Achilles in the major feature film Troy. He’s landed major roles in such movies as Eragon (2006), Death Sentence (2007), Tron: Legacy (2010), Unbroken (2014), Pan (2015), Mudbound (2017), and Triple Frontier (2019).

Garrett Hedlund Biography

Birth Name

Garrett John Hedlund

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He was born on September 3, 1984, and is now 38 years old.

Birth Place

Roseau, Minnesota, United States

Birth Sign



Actor, Model, Singer




He’s of Swedish, Norwegian and German ancestry.

Family Details

  • Father: Robert Martin Hedlund (Farmer and Wrestling Coach)
  • Mother: Kristine Anne (née Yanish)
  • Siblings: Nathaniel Hedlund (Elder Brother), Amanda Hedlund (Elder Sister)
  • Relatives: Martin Emil Hedlund (Paternal Grandfather), Alice Christine Hedman (Paternal Grandmother), Eugene Albert Yanish (Maternal Grandfather), Ane Marie Bietz (Maternal Grandmother)


Hedlund was educated at Horizon High School in Scottsdale, Arizona.




Los Angeles, California, United States

Garrett Hedlund Love Life

Garrett Hedlund was in a relationship with actress Emma Roberts. They began dating in 2019. She gave birth to their son, Rhodes Robert Hedlund, on December 27, 2020, in Los Angeles. Country singer and actor Tim McGraw is godfather to Hedlund’s son. They broke up in January 2022.

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Garrett Hedlund and Emma Roberts

Hedlund dated actress and his “On the Road” co-star Kirsten Dunst for more than four years, starting in 2012. They became engaged during the course of their relationship and they called it quits in 2016.

Body Statistics


6 feet 2½ inches or 189 cm


91 kg or 201 lbs

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Famous For

He’s known for his onscreen appearances in movies like Troy (2004), Four Brothers (2005), Tron: Legacy (2010), On the Road (2012), Unbroken (2014), Mudbound (2017) and Triple Frontier (2019).

Garrett Hedlund Net Worth

As of 2024, Garrett Hedlund has accrued a net worth of $8 million. He has amassed this staggering net worth from film and television appearances.

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Garrett Hedlund Facts

Hedlund spent his early years growing up on a cattle farm in the small town of Wannaska, Minnesota.

He was a track and field athlete during high school

While in high school, he had actively engaged in ice skating, wrestling and football.

He is a huge fan of punk rock.

In 2011, he was named the #8 Sexiest Man by Glamour magazine.

He is good friends with actress Olivia Wilde.

He plays the guitar and violin.

Garrett has recorded several songs for the soundtrack of his movie Country Strong that included “Chances Are”, “Silver Wings”, “Hide Me Babe” and “Give in toMe”.