Chad Michael Murray
American actor and model
Chad Michael Murray
Chad Michael Murray is an American actor, spokesperson and former fashion model. Murray is well known for portraying Lucas Scott in The CW young adult drama series One Tree Hill, in addition to the films A Cinderella Story, Freaky Friday and House of Wax. Popular among teenagers and young adults, he has posed on the cover of numerous mainstream magazines, including Rolling Stone, People, Vanity Fair and Entertainment Weekly.
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CMT's 'Sun Records' aims to show a time when rock 'n' roll was 'cons and hustles'
LATimes - 4 days
For a series immersed in events that happened upward of 70 years ago, CMT’s new drama “Sun Records” felt timely to star Chad Michael Murray. While on location in Memphis, Tenn., the musical fertile crescent where rock ’n’ roll began at Sam Phillips’ studio on the corner of Marshall and Union avenues,...
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Sophia Bush Says We Should Quit Obsessing Over Finding 'The One'
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Sophia Bush is sharing some of her hard-earned relationship wisdom. In an essay published in the February 2017 issue of Cosmopolitan, the “One Tree Hill” actress ― who was briefly married to her co-star Chad Michael Murray ― opens up about why people should stop putting so much emphasis on finding “The One.” Even short or so-called “failed” relationships can be enriching, teachable experiences.  “I came to appreciate that relationships often serve a specific purpose at a certain point in time, for myriad reasons,” she wrote. “Some are meant to heal you, some are meant to teach you how to build yourself up, and some are meant to show you how to trust your own intuition. You call in exactly whom and what you need over the course of your life, as you are learning life’s lessons.” She continued, “This reality has taught me that the relationships that don’t lead to lifetime commitments are not failures. Not every love can last forever.” Thanks for the snowstorm, C ...
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Chad Michael Murray and Wife Sarah Roemer Expecting Second Child - E! Online
Google News - 4 months
E! Online Chad Michael Murray and Wife Sarah Roemer Expecting Second Child E! Online Chad Michael Murray and wife Sarah Roemer are expecting their second child, a source tells E! News. The One Tree Hill star and Sarah are already parents to a baby boy, who was born in summer 2015. The news of their son's arrival came after fans became ... Chad Michael Murray & Sarah Roemer Are Expecting Their Second Child!PerezHilton.com Chad Michael Murray, Wife Sarah Roemer Expecting Second ChildUs Weekly One Tree Hills' Chad Michael Murray's wife Sarah is expecting her second childDaily Mail Hamilton Spectator -Cosmopolitan all 21 news articles »
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‘Affirmative Action Bake Sale’ Prompts Outrage At The University Of Texas
Huffington Post - 4 months
A conservative student group at the University of Texas at Austin held an “Affirmative Action Bake Sale” on Wednesday, charging different prices based on the race or ethnicity of customers. While the group anticipated some backlash, they probably didn’t expect to be met with over a hundred angry student protesters.  The Young Conservatives of Texas UT chapter priced the baked goods the highest for Asians, marking down the prices for white, black and Hispanic people, attempting to mirror what they believe is preferential treatment in the application process. Native Americans were not required to pay for the cookies. Members of the group said they created the event because they believe it’s racist to factor in race when admitting students to a university, and admissions should be purely merit-based. The University of Texas consists of 45.1 percent white students, 19.5 percent Hispanic students, 17.2 percent Asian students, and only 3.9 percent black students and .2 percent Nativ ...
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Review: ‘Outlaws and Angels,’ a Cross Between Western and Home-Invasion Horror
NYTimes - 8 months
Starring Chad Michael Murray and Clint Eastwood’s daughter Francesca, JT Mollner’s film features outlaws who descend on a seemingly innocent frontier family’s home.
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Chad Michael Murray Is Way Past His 'One Tree Hill' Days
Huffington Post - about 1 year
It's been almost four years since we said goodbye to "One Tree Hill," and nearly seven since Chad Michael Murray hung up his "Keith Scott Body Shop" sweatshirt. And although he still has fond memories of the show and playing the beloved Lucas Scott, Murray is eager to show you what else he's got. "I’ve been very blessed over the last few years to have opportunities that I wouldn’t have necessarily gotten in the past," he told us during a chat at the Sundance Film Festival, where he was promoting his new movie "Outlaws and Angels." "I’m just pushing the envelope every day and I’m going to keep doing it because it’s fun when things scare you. When they scare you, that means you’re really going to do everything you can to be great."  "Outlaws and Angels" is a real departure for the 34-year-old actor. The JT Mollner-helmed Western-esque thriller was shot on 35mm Kodak film and Panavision cameras, and tells the story of cold-hearted outlaw Henry (Murray), whose gang of bank thieves ...
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A Merry Chrismukkah to All: Embracing Interfaith Families
Huffington Post - about 1 year
My great-grandparents were Jewish, my grandparents were/are Jewish, my parents are Jewish, and I am proudly Jewish. I had my Bat Mitzvah, I went to graduate school to work in the Jewish community and I now work for Hillel, the center for Jewish life on college campuses. I've even had heated debates over which Fiddler on the Roof leading man would make a better mate, Motel or Perchik (my vote always lies with the latter), and yet I have a hidden secret--I grew up celebrating Christmas. And not just in the listening to Christmas music and watching Elf way (both of which I still do, without shame). Instead, every Christmas morning, my sisters and I piled in the minivan in our pajamas and my parents drove us to my grandparents' house. Inside we indulged in gingerbread, candy canes and many other Christmas delicacies. We had stockings with our names on them hanging from the fireplace and we even opened presents from Santa. As a young Jewish girl I remember questioning why it was that I k ...
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How Modern Cinderella Adaptations Have Given The Tale's Outdated Feminism A Makeover
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Even with Egyptian and European roots, Cinderella is one of American culture's most famous folktales. Decades after Mary Pickford portrayed the hapless scullery maid in 1914's silent film and Disney popularized the story in 1950's celebrated singalong, the latest adaptation topped the box office last weekend, collecting a fancy $70.1 million across North America. But in the years since "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" became a rite of passage for 4-year-olds everywhere, stories based on the Cinderella archetype have had to determine whether to redraft the fairytale for an increasingly feminist audience. The new movie, "Cinderella," written by Chris Weitz ("About a Boy," "The Golden Compass") and directed by Kenneth Branagh ("Hamlet," "Thor"), borrows a note that certain other adaptations have played: the prince (Richard Madden, aka Robb Stark on "Game of Thrones") first encounters Cinderella (Lily James, aka Rose on "Downton Abbey") in everyday garb before the ball has even been announced. “She ...
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Camilla Belle & Skylar Astin: 'Cavemen' Hollywood Premiere!
Just Jared - about 3 years
Camilla Belle, Skylar Astin, and Chad Michael Murray attend the premiere of their new movie Cavemen on Wednesday (February 5) at the ArcLight in Hollywood. The actors were joined at the event by their co-stars Dayo Okeniyi and Kenny Wormald. The day before, Camilla rocked a super colorful dress while attending the film’s press day in Los Angeles. Cavemen opens in theaters on Friday (February 7)! FYI: Camilla is wearing a Dior outfit, Brian Atwood shoes, a Smythson bag, and David Yurman jewelry. She is wearing a Julia Korol dress and lia sophia jewels at the press day. 20+ pictures inside of Camilla Belle and Skylar Astin at the premiere…
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Celebrities Who've Publicly Dissed Their Exes
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Although Sophia Bush admits she's over her divorce from Chad Michael Murray, the former "One Tree Hill" star opened up about her famous ex on "Watch What Happens Live" this week. On Monday (Jan. 6), Bush revealed that Murray pretty much "hates" her and that they haven't spoken in a while. When asked by a fan when the last time she talked to him was, the actress quipped, "My mother once said to me, that if you don’t have anything nice to say, not to say anything at all." As for how it was to work with Murray on the set of "One Tree Hill" following their split, Bush said, "... When you have to work with somebody for another half a decade, you kind of have to deal with it," she continued. "For me, my job is my priority, and so, it really helped me just let go of it and be like, 'Look, at the end of the day, we were two stupid kids who had no business being in a relationship in the first place.' To all the other co-stars who've worked it out, more power to you!" Bush, of course, isn't ...
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Chad Michael Murray Confirms He's Dating Nicky Whelan
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Chad Michael Murray wastes no time when it comes to love. After ending a seven-year relationship with fiancee Kenzie Dalton in September, the 32-year-old former "One Tree Hill" star is already dating Australian actress and model Nicky Whelan. Murray had been rumored to be dating Whelan ever since he called things off with Dalton, but he confirmed the relationship for the first time when he tweeted a photo of the two kissing, writing, "I am a lucky lucky man. Blessed 2 feel the way I do with @NickyWhelan! I hope each of u feels the same in ur world!" I am a lucky lucky man Blessed 2 feel the way I do with @NickyWhelan ! I hope each of u feels the same in ur world! pic.twitter.com/kZWqiFB33O — Chad Michael Murray (@ChadMMurray) October 30, 2013 The actor was married to his "One Tree Hill" co-star Sophia Bush until he reportedly cheated on her with Paris Hilton in 2005. In 2011, the actor claimed he was a changed man, telling E! News, "Um, you know, I was a kid and I guess, I ...
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Prince Harry and His Girlfriend Party With the Young Royals
PopSugar - over 3 years
Prince Harry parties with his girlfriend and Pippa Middleton Chad Michael Murray breaks up with Kenzie Dalton Claire Danes calls her Emmy nomination a "nightmare" Julie Bowen is the face of Neutrogena, again! Ryan Buell opens up about his cancer battle
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Chad Michael Murray & Fiancee End Lengthy Engagement
Access Hollywood - over 3 years
Chad Michael Murray is back on the market. The “One Tree Hill” alum, 32, and his longtime fiancee (and former “OTH” co-star) Kenzie Dalton, have called off their engagement.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Chad Michael Murray
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 33
    In January 2015, it was announced that he and Roemer had married, and were expecting their first child. They announced that Roemer gave birth to their son on May 31, 2015.
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  • 2014
    Age 32
    Later in 2014, Murray began dating his Chosen co-star Sarah Roemer.
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  • 2013
    Age 31
    Murray dated his Left Behind co-star Nicky Whelan from October 2013 to May 2014.
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    In 2013, Murray appeared in Fruitvale Station, a film chronicling the last day of Oscar Grant, who was killed by a police officer at a BART station.
    More Details Hide Details The film won two major awards at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. In August 2014, he was cast in a featured role as Agent Jack Thompson for Marvel's television series Agent Carter, and has returned for the second season.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 29
    Murray released a novel in September 2011, titled Everlast.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, The CW announced he would return for a guest appearance as Lucas Scott in the final season of One Tree Hill. The episode aired on February 22, 2012.
  • 2010
    Age 28
    In 2010, Murray played Alicia Keys's love interest in her music video for "Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)".
    More Details Hide Details Then he played Ethan McAllister in Lifetime's TV movie Lies in Plain Sight. Murray also co-starred in Christmas Cupid with Ashley Benson and Christina Milian. The film is an ABC Family Original Movie and is "about a comatose girl who visits her Christmas past, present, and future".
  • 2009
    Age 27
    In May 2009, The CW announced Murray would not be returning to One Tree Hill for its seventh season.
    More Details Hide Details A video of Murray was recorded in which he was telling fans that they did not want him back because they wanted to save money. However, Mark Schwann said in an interview that he had been offered "great things" to return to the show.
  • 2006
    Age 24
    Bush's petition was denied, and she and Murray were instead granted a divorce in December 2006.
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    He featured briefly in the Iraq War drama Home of the Brave alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Jessica Biel in 2006.
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  • 2005
    Age 23
    Following his separation from Bush, Murray began dating Kenzie Dalton, whom he met in 2005 when Dalton, a first runner-up in the 2005 Miss North Carolina Teen USA pageant, was an extra on One Tree Hill. They became engaged in April 2006, but in August 2013, they called off their seven-year engagement.
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    The film led to Murray receiving the 2005 Teen Choice Awards win category for "Choice Movie Actor: Action/Adventure/Thriller".
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    In 2005, Murray starred in House of Wax.
    More Details Hide Details The film grossed $12 million in its first day. Though most film critics gave the film negative reviews, House of Wax earned over $68,766,121 worldwide.
  • 2004
    Age 22
    Murray became engaged to his One Tree Hill co-star Sophia Bush in May 2004, and they married on April 16, 2005 in Santa Monica, California. They announced their separation in September 2005, after five months of marriage. In February 2006, Bush filed papers for an annulment, citing fraud.
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    In 2004, Murray starred in the romantic comedy A Cinderella Story with Hilary Duff.
    More Details Hide Details Though the reviews were mostly negative, the film went on to become a moderate box office success, earning $70.1 million worldwide. The film led to 2005 Teen Choice Awards wins in several categories. Later that year, Murray appeared on the cover of Teen People magazine.
  • 2003
    Age 21
    Later in the year of 2003, Murray won the main role of Lucas Scott in the successful WB television series One Tree Hill.
    More Details Hide Details The series quickly became the channel's biggest hit with over 4.50 million viewers on the first season's finale. The series was The WB's most successful and top rated television program when it first aired in 2003 and continued receiving top ratings for The CW. The series also earned Murray numerous awards, including two Teen Choice Awards, and spawned a book series which was successful among critics who praised the cast's performances and the original story lines. After Murray gained mainstream fame and media exposure, he also became a spokesperson for several high-profile deals. He and his One Tree Hill co-stars were the official endorsers for MasterCard and K-Mart. They endorsed the Cingular Wireless and Chevy Cobalt. Following Murray's starring role on One Tree Hill, he appeared on the cover of several mainstream magazines such as Rolling Stone and People. That same year, he was voted as one of "TV's Sexiest Guys" in People magazine.
    In 2003, he appeared in television film, Aftermath: A Long Way Home.
    More Details Hide Details Murray then appeared in the Walt Disney Pictures feature film, Freaky Friday alongside Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis. The film was a major box office success, garnering a total of $110,222,438 in the United States alone. Critics were mostly positive in their reviews of the film, and the film garnered a "B" grade on Yahoo! Movies and an 88% "Certified Fresh" approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Murray also appeared in the television film The Lone Ranger where he portrayed the role of Luke Hartman.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2001
    Age 19
    Murray portrayed the role Charlie Todd on the successful television series Dawson's Creek in 2001.
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  • 1999
    Age 17
    In 1999, Murray moved to Hollywood where he supported himself modeling for such clients as Skechers, Tommy Hilfiger and Gucci.
    More Details Hide Details Then he was cast in the role of rich brat, Tristan DuGrey on Gilmore Girls; which was one of the main characters in the first season of the series and then became a recurring character thereafter. He appeared in several guest starring television roles, including an episode of Undressed and an episode of Diagnosis: Murder.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1981
    Born
    Born on August 24, 1981.
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