In many ways, Desmond Harrington has stolen the hearts of fans since he became an actor. His road to fame was full of sharp stones and doubts but all that is in the past now. What do you know of this actor who trended a lengthy headline on blogs over his weight loss and the women he has been with? See all his career and personal details here.
Desmond Harrington: Age and Early Life
Desmond Harrington was born in Savannah Georgia to Michel Harrington and Mary Harrington. When he was still a kid, his parents moved to the Bronx, New York where he was raised. There is no information about him having siblings.
The actor attended Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York but dropped out towards graduation and started doing odd jobs to survive. He worked as a landscaper, laborer and a cold caller at a brokerage firm, an evolving period most ambitious people are familiar with. The job that led him to become an actor was when he worked as a bartender in a restaurant in Manhattan where he met a friend who encouraged him to join an acting class. This acting classes equipped the Desmond for an acting career that is in its second decade. The actor will be 43 years by October 19. (Born October 19, 1976).
Desmond Harrington: Career
Desmond Harrington made his acting debut in 1999 in the French historical drama film “The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc” as Aulon. The film tells the story of St. Joan of Arc, the French war heroine and religious martyr of the 15th century. A year later, he appeared in the crime drama film “Boiler Room” as JT Marlin Trainee. Desmond wasn’t testing how deep the acting waters can be, he knew if he failed as an actor he would go back to his odd jobs.
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Luckily for him, he appeared in three episodes of science fiction film “Taken” as Adult Jesse Keys. The series was aired on Sci-fi Channel and it won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries. It was also nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Miniseries.
The actor landed his breakout role on Showtime crime drama mystery series “Dexter” as Det. Joseph Quinn, a cop who got transferred to the Homicide division after being in narcotics. He is also known for his bad temperament with women. The series received many positive reviews and was nominated for 23 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Desmond made appearances in few other films such as “Riding in Cars with Boys”, “The Holes” before he landed a role on The CW Network teen drama series “Gossip girl” as Jake Bass. The series is based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar and it won 18 Teen Choice Awards.
He appeared as Lon Scott, a CEO of Anhur Dynamics on three episodes of television drama series based on the 2007 film and the novel Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter. Currently, the actor has been featuring in the procedural drama film “Elementary” as Michael. He has been nominated for several awards but he is yet to win any.
Desmond Harrington is not married. He has dated many women in the show business but he is yet to make up his mind on who he wants to spend the rest of his life with. The actor dated American model and actress, Amber Valletta in 1999. The relationship lasted for a year and they broke up. Amber Valletta is known for her role in “The Family Man” where she appeared alongside Nicolas Cage. He dated Jennifer Meyer, a jewelry designer and they broke up in 2002.
From 2010 to 2012, he dated actress Eve Mauro. The actress is known for her roles in “The Living Dead” and “Dystopia”. Desmond also dated model and actress Amanda Seyfried. The two spent quality time together and many thought that Amanda would have been the last bus stop for the Georgian born actor but it happened to be a sharp bend.
Desmond is currently in a relationship with Gabbie Hanna. Gabbie is an author, comedian, actress, and singer. Their relationship seems to be going perfectly well at the moment. Sadly, we don’t know what may happen in the future.
Desmond Harrington: Weight Loss
Sometimes actors go through a lot but choose to hide under a fake smile because society expects them to be happy. Other times, some of these actors sign up for weight loss programs that end up stealing their flesh, leaving them in a bag of bones.
Desmond once had that appearance that made many question his health status. The actor lost all flesh and looked like one battling a disease. When rumors started making rounds that he was sick, he debunked the rumors stating that he was eating and exercising better.
Desmond Harrington is worth 4 million dollars. An amount he wouldn’t have touched if he continued as a bartender in Manhattan or as a laborer in some suburb in New York. We hope his net worth continues to rise as his career progresses.
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