Who is Richie Merritt?
Richie Merritt was born on 26 April 2001 under the zodiac sign of Taurus, in Dundalk, Baltimore, Maryland USA. He’s a 22-year-old up-and-coming actor, probably best recognized for landing the lead role of Richard Wershe Jr. in the crime drama film “White Boy Rick” in 2018, and featuring as Bruce Jr. in the HBO teen drama television series “Euphoria” in 2022.
How rich is he? Richie Merritt Net Worth
As of the latter part of 2023, Richie’s net worth is estimated at over $100,000,e earned through his successful career as a professional actor – since he launched his career back in 2018, he’s worked on four television and film titles. His talent shouldn’t be doubted, and he will surely continue to secure significant roles in the years to come, increasing his wealth further through the film industry.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background
Richie spent his early years in his hometown of Baltimore, where he was raised by his father, Richard Merritt, whose profession isn’t disclosed to the public, and his mother, Tiffany Pruitt, who works at Towel Specialties. He’s the middle child of his parents since he has an older brother named Daris, and a younger sister named Trinity. He holds American nationality, belongs to the White Caucasian ethnic group, and in terms of religion, Richie identifies himself as a Christian. When it comes to speaking about his educational background, Richie completed his high school education at Dundalk High School.
Rise to Prominence with Debut Role
Richie was only a high school student in 2018 when his life took a dramatic turn. One day while waiting outside the principal’s office, a talent scout who was trying to find a perfect person for the role of the former American drug trafficker and youngest known FBI undercover informant Richard Wershe Jr., in a film based on his life entitled “White Boy Rick”, spotted him and offered him an audition. The filmmakers wanted someone for the role who didn’t have previous acting experience, so talent scouts searched high schools, boxing gyms, and community centers in five cities before finding Richie. After two weeks of intensive training with an acting coach, he successfully secured the role, and his professional acting career was launched. His father on the screen was the acclaimed Hollywood star Matthew McConaughey, and the film also featured notable actors including Bel Powley, Brian Tyree Henry and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The film was directed by French film and television director Yann Demange, and premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on 31 August 2018. The film received mixed reviews from critics, but grossed more than $29 million against its $26 million budget.
After being praised for his performance in “White Boy Rick”, Richie continued on to pursue acting full-time. His next major role came in 2021, when he was chosen to play Mikey in the action thriller film “Clean”, directed by Paul Solet, and written and produced by Adrien Brody, who also landed the main role; he also shared the screen with such actors as Glenn Gleshler, Chandler DuPont, and John Biano, among others.
The following year, he took the role of Bruce Jr. in two episodes of the second season of the highly popular American teen drama TV series “Euphoria”, created by Sam Levinson, the son of Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson. The show aired on HBO and is an adaptation of the Israeli mini-series of the same title, developed by Daphna Levin and Ron Leshem. The main cast includes Zendaya, Alexa Demie, Maude Apatow and Sydney Sweeney, to name a few. The show follows the lives of high school students in a fictional town and the challenges and complexities of adolescence, addressing such themes as friendship, love, trauma, and drug addiction. It was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Drama Series.
Speaking about his upcoming projects, it’s announced that Richie joined the cast of the indie drama film “Lola James”, next to such actors as Nicola Peltz Beckham, who also directed and wrote the film, Virginia Madsen, Stephanie Erb and Will Peltz. He’ll feature as the main character’s on-and-off boyfriend and drug dealer Malachi. The film is currently under post-production, and is set to be released in February 2024.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Richie has long short dark brown curly hair and dark brown eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 7ins (1.70m), weighs around 141lbs (64kgs) with vital statistics of 39-30-33, and a biceps size of 12.5. His shoe size is 7 (US).
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Richie isn’t very open about his personal life, as he tends to keep details about it away from the eye of the public. However, there is some information that he once dated his schoolmate, but her name remains a mystery. It’s believed that he’s single at the moment and dedicated to his professional career rather than romantic relationships. He still lives with his parents and siblings in Baltimore.
Richie’s favorite actor is Kevin Spacey, and his favorite actress Charlize Teron.
His favorite food is fried chicken.
He finds joy in exploring different parts of the world and his preferred destination is Bora Bora.
His favorite color is black. His favorite fashion brands are Gucci, Versace and Saint Laurent.