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Ryan Kwanten From Rio I Love You

May 3, 20166 min
Born in Sydney, Australia, Ryan Kwanten was an athletic teenager when he was spotted dropping his brother off at an acting audition. First appearing on an Australian TV show, it wasn't long before Kwanten became an international star. Kwanten has become famous worldwide for playing Jason Stackhouse, the loveable, muscular brother of main character Sookie Stackhouse on the hit HBO vampire drama True Blood. Born November 28, 1976 in Sydney, Australia. Ryan Kwanten's father, Eddie, is a Dutch-born immigrant who worked for NSW Maritime, the Australian regulatory body for maritime safety, and was also a champion paddleboarder. Ryan's mother, Kris, worked for the Australian crisis-support organization Lifeline coordinating "op-shops," secondhand stores set up by charities as fundraisers. Influenced by his father, Kwanten was an athletic child who excelled at golf, tennis, biathlons and—especially—surfing. At the age of 12, his love of surfing almost cost him his life when he was the victim o

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