Kip Pardue is Kevin Ian Pardue. He is an Atlanta native who started his career as a model and then shot to fame with films. This American actor had never thought that he would be in the entertainment industry. Opportunity found him and he was, in fact, discovered by an agent. Let us go down the memory lane and see how a boy from Atlanta, Georgia happened to get into the limelight and Hollywood! His handsome personality and talent all need to be credited!
Kip Pardue’s birth, age, childhood, and education
Kip Pardue’s full name is Kevin Ian Pardue. As he entered into the Hollywood, he took the first letters of his full name and put it as KIP and this as his first name. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia on 23 September 1975. His current age is 42 years. He comes from a broken home. His parents divorced when he was just 11 years old. He never saw his father again and has been raised by his mother single-handedly.
Kip Pardue was a student of Dunwoody High School, Atlanta. He was the treasurer of the French Club in his high school. He attended Yale University and was good at football. Kip Pardue was lucky to have been discovered by Molly Ringwald’s scout.
Kip Pardue’s career shoots off
Kip Pardue then modeled for big brands such as Polo, Armani, and Abercrombie and Fitch. In 2001, Kip Pardue was also honored by Armani Exchange and named as one of the top 10 upcoming actors. Kip Pardue soon started getting acting offers. In 1999, he played Clayton Dunn in ‘But I’m a Cheerleader’. In 2000, Kip Pardue played Quarterback Ronnie ‘Sunshine’ in the football film called ‘Remember the Titans’. His character was coached by Denzel Washington’s character Coach Boone in this movie.
He was cast in 2002 film named ‘Vacuums’. He has also starred as Luke in ‘Thirteen’ (2003), and as Victor Johnson in ‘The Rules of Attraction’ (2002). He also featured in ‘Devil’s Pond’ as Mitch in 2003, as Mark in Loggerheads in 2005, as Euan in Undiscovered in 2005, as Chris in Laura Smiles in 2006, as William Humphrey in Princess in 2008, as Jack Romero in The Trouble with Romance in 2009, as Lucas in Answer This! In 2010, and as Ben in The Nightmare Nanny in 2013. He also plays in Outcast (2015 to present), and was cast as Frank Dean in Runaways in 2017.
He was also honored in various nominations and has won coveted awards. His net worth is said to be $ 2 million.
Kip Pardue’s relationships
Kip Pardue is not married and has no wife. This 6 feet 2 inches tall blue-eyed star was dating girlfriend Rose McGowan in 2001 for a couple of months. He was then said to have dated Estella Warren in 2002 but soon they got separated. He was then spotted with Jennifer Love Hewitt and was the talked about couple in town.
But this relationship also did not last. All this turn of events led people and his fans to believe that he might be gay. However, there were no pointers towards this direction as well. Kip Pardue is currently possibly single and is happy and concentrating on his work and career.
Kip Pardue accused of sexual assault
Kip has been accused of sexual assault by actress Sarah Scott during filming.
Sarah told the Los Angeles Times that they were filming a sex scene and Kip got aroused and put his hand on her erect penis. Afterward, Kip called Sarah into his dressing room and masturbated in front of her.
Sarah says he told her at the time:
“This isn’t a #MeToo thing. I’m not your employer. It’s not like I can fire you.”
Reference: (Wikipedia.org, vulture.com)