Luke Timothy Grimes was born in January 21, 1984 in Dayton, Ohio, the youngest of four children. Luke graduated from Dayton Christian High School in 2002. He moved to New York City to study acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Grimes has appeared in All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, War Eagle, Arkansas, and Assassination of a High School President, which received a limited release in March 2009. He also appeared in the ABC drama Brothers & Sisters, as Ryan Lafferty, the illegitimate son of William Walker, patriarch of the show's family. Beginning with Season 4, he became a series regular.
He starred in the 2010 FX movie pilot, "Outlaw Country", with Haley Bennett and Mary Steenburgen. Grimes played a cowboy named Eli Larkin. In 2012, he appeared in the Liam Neeson thriller Taken 2 as Neeson's daughter's boyfriend.
Grimes played United States Navy SEAL Marc Lee, who was killed in action in 2006, in American Sniper.
Grimes played Todd Belkin in Freeheld opposite Julianne Moore, Steve Carell, Ellen Page and Michael Shannon. Peter Sollett directed this independent feature film, which is based on a true story.
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