Jan. 8th, 1987
London, England, UK
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Frederic Wilhelm C.J. Sjöström (born January 8, 1987) is an English actor and model of Swedish and German descent, best known for playing Cormac McLaggen in the Harry Potter film series, Luke in the 2011 musical comedy film A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song and H.G. Wells in the ABC series, Time After Time.
Born in London, England, to father Stefan Sjöström, a Swedish-born computer industry executive, and German mother Crystal Sjöström, and grew up in Ascot, England in the Berkshire county, about 25 miles west of London. He was educated at the public boys-only boarding school Radley College in Oxfordshire, graduating in 2005. He has an older sister, Antonia Sjöström, and a younger brother, Philipp Sjöström.
When he was 16, Stroma was accepted to the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. He had roles on various British TV shows, including Casualty and BBC's detective show, Mayo (aka The Gil Mayo Mysteries). While studying neuroscience at University College London, Stroma continued to work as an actor and model. He ended up taking a year off from university to play the role of Cormac McLaggen in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. After filming was over, Stroma completed his degree at University College London. In 2009, he attained a 2:1 BSc (an upper-second-class degree) in Neuroscience.
After graduating from college, Stroma was cast in the role as Cormac McLaggen first in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and then in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Parts 1 and 2.
Stroma played the role of Cool Brett in the crime-thriller film 220.127.116.11.
Stroma appeared in the direct-to-DVD romantic film A Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song as a British student, Luke Morgan. He played opposite 'Lucy Hale' as her love interest.
He had a minor role in Pitch Perfect, a 2012 comedy about the world of collegiate a cappella. He played a radio station manager at the local college radio station.
In 2014, he was cast in the role of Jack in the psychological thriller After the Dark, which was formerly known as The Philosophers, with his former Harry Potter co-star 'Bonnie Wright'. The film was shot on location in Jakarta.
In June 2015, Stroma was one of the romantic interests, Adam Cromwell, in the Lifetime dramedy UnREAL. He plays British bachelor who is competing on a fictionalized The Bachelor-type reality show called Everlasting. Stroma's character is manipulated as much as the women who are vying for his attention in the show that is a behind-the-scenes view of reality dating shows.
UnREAL was picked up for a second season but Stroma had said that he does not think his character will be back. However, during a Paley Center panel on Unreal he said that he is hopeful as the show will continue to feature Everlasting. After the Season 1 Finale, Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, one of the co-creators of UnREAL, confirmed that Stroma would be back in Season 2.
Stroma had a role in the Michael Bay film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016), playing Yale University graduate student Brit Vayner, an undercover CIA officer in Libya.
In 2016, he joined the cast of the HBO series Game of Thrones in Season 6 as Dickon Tarly, the brother of Samwell Tarly.
Stroma said he modeled (and acted) to help pay for university. He modelled for Acne Underwear in their Underwear Collection Autumn/Winter 2008. He uses Stroma as a surname instead of Sjöström because there is an NHL player named Fredrik Sjöström. Stroma plays guitar and can sing but he is not classically trained in either.
Stroma began dating his UnREAL co-star 'Johanna Braddy' in the summer of 2015. Stroma and Braddy got engaged in May 2016, and were married (December 30, 2016) in Atlanta, Georgia.
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