Steve Toussaint is an established and immensely talented actor who has successfully made his mark as one of the most “reliably anonymous character actors” due to his consistently compelling performances. After making his entry into the world of entertainment in 1994 as Steve Dixie in ‘The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes,’ he has bagged numerous acting projects in movies and shows like ‘Doctor Who,’ ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,’ and ‘Shooting Dogs,’ among others.
Steve is now making headlines for being cast in HBO’s fantasy drama series, ‘House of the Dragon.’ Created by George R. R. Martin and Ryan J. Condal, it is set as a prequel to the iconic ‘Game of Thrones.’ It revolves around the rise and fall of House Targaryen and the proceedings that lead to the Targaryen war of succession, known as the “Dance of the Dragons.” Steve’s role as Lord Corlys Velaryon or the “Sea Snake” is slated to make him a big deal. As he stars as one of the leads in this long-awaited prequel, his fans are curious to know more about him, and we’ve covered just that!
Steve Toussaint’s Age, Ethnicity, and Background
Born on March 22, 1965, Steve Toussaint is British with descendants from the Caribbean island of Barbados. The 57-year-old was born in Birmingham but moved to southeast London with his family when he was 4. He hails from a loving family where his mother was a nurse, and his father worked on the London Underground. Although Steve is open to sharing anecdotes from his childhood, he keeps the identity of his family members a secret to date. In an interview, he recalled spending time with his cousins during the summer holidays, indicating he has good relations with other family members too.
When he was just 6, Steve participated in school plays, where his mother helped him with costumes. He later graduated in Politics from the University of Sussex and remembers taking it up, only to avoid having to work or buying expensive law books. Steve’s brush with acting began when he did a play in university but had not considered it a full-time career prospect back then. In the interview, he said, “A friend of mine said, ‘We are doing a play. It’s about a guy who is a bit of a conman, and he thinks he’s God’s gift to women, and you would be perfect for it.’ I wasn’t offended… So, I did the play.”
Steve Toussaint’s Profession
After completing his graduation, Steve Toussaint worked at a Merchant Bank and then in hospital administration for a while but did not like the jobs at all. Hence, he eventually went on a 3-month holiday to the US before finally deciding to give acting another try. However, he faced different challenges while trying to take that path. Talking about it, Steve said, “I applied to drama schools and was told that I would have to pay to apply, and when I asked if I would get the money back if I didn’t get in they just laughed.”
He added, “So, I thought I would study at evening classes first, and if I was any good then I would apply to drama schools.” From evening classes, Steve started working at a theater company, and his first paid role was Genie in ‘Aladdin’ at the Churchill Theatre in 1990-91. Steve made his film debut with the 1995 film ‘I.D.,’ appearing as Shadwell Fan. 1995 onwards, he bagged supporting roles in many movies and shows like ‘Judge Dredd,’ ‘Backup,’ ‘Crucial Tales,’ ‘Jack of Hearts,’ ‘Casualty,’ etc. Steve is also a voice-over artist and writer; he wrote his first short movie ‘A Viable Candidate’ in 2016.
Steve earned critical acclaim and praise for his performances in films such as ‘Dog Eat Dog,’ ‘The Order,’ and shows like ‘Doctors,’ ‘The Bill,’ ‘The Knock,’ and ‘Broken News.’ One of the highlights of his career is the impactful part of Seso in the 2010 film ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.’ In a career spanning three decades, Steve can also be seen in shows like ‘Inspector Lewis,’ ‘Line of Duty,’ ‘Death in Paradise’ and ‘It’s a Sin.’ In ‘House of the Dragon,’ Steve’s portrayal of Lord Corlys Velaryon, the head of House Velaryon and the most influential naval commander in Westeros’ history, adds another feather to his illustrious career.
Is Steve Toussaint Dating Anyone?
Unfortunately, as we mentioned above, Steve is quite private regarding his personal life and prefers to keep it under the radar. He refrains from disclosing private details and mostly only shares work updates. However, in a social media post, Steve did share a picture of his cat and wrote, “’We call him Mr. Tibbs!’ He runs t’ings.” Now, from the “we” one might assume he does have a partner and/or children with whom he shares the cat, it cannot be confirmed. Thus, since Steve prefers to keep his private life under wraps, we respect his preference and only wish him the best for his thriving career.
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