BRANDON Flynn has seen his career soar, thanks to his role in the critically acclaimed Netflix drama, 13 Reasons Why.
He has now hit the headlines after it was revealed he is dating Sam Smith – but just who is he?
Who is Brandon Flynn? What is his background?
Brandon Flynn, 23, was born October 11, 1993 and is an American actor.
He is best known for his role as Justin Foley in the hit Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.
He has also had roles in Home Movies and BrainDead.
Brandon has also starred in numerous plays, including Much Ado About Nothing and The Crucible.
How long has Brandon Flynn been dating Sam Smith?
It’s not clear exactly when Brandon met singer Sam Smith, but they have been spotted getting VERY cosy in New York.
The were snapped kissing and cuddling as they went shopping in the Big Apple.
The new couple enjoyed lunch together in the West Village before walking away from the restaurant hand-in-hand.
The pair’s outing comes just weeks after Brandon came out and revealed he identifies as a part of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community.
Speaking about the recent same-sex marriage vote in Australia, the actor wrote: “Just saw the “vote no” message in the sky, looming over Sydney. Thank you for raising money and hiring on a plane to write your lack of support amongst the clouds.
“I hope your hate and lack of understanding fades, just like those words will.”
Who is Sam Smith?
Sam Smith is a 25-year-old London-born singer-songwriter, now based in the States.
During his youth Sam was a member of several choirs and jazz bands, and studied with jazz pianist Joanna Eden after being a pupil at the Youth Music Theatre UK.
His music industry breakthrough came when he was just 20 years old, after house duo Disclosure featured his vocals on their track Latch.
At the time the group and the singer were both signed to PMR Records, but after releasing his own singles, Sam made his debut album, In The Lonely Hour.
The album hit number one in the UK in 2014, and his catchy string of tracks saw him start to feature on US TV.
He came out as gay in the same year and revealed a former relationship with Jonathan Zeizel had inspired his debut album.