- June 05, 1995 (age 26)
- Actor, Singer
Troye Sivan, born Troye Sivan Mellet (born 5 June 1995), is an Australian actor, youtuber and singer. He played Young James Howlett in the X-Men film X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and most recently starred in the film Spud. He also makes videos that he posts to video-sharing website YouTube, on which he currently has over 375,000 subscribers and over 16,000,000 views.
Sivan was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He moved to Australia in the age of 2. Sivan lives in Perth, Australia with his parents and three siblings. He is Jewish and he was home schooled. Troye's middle name is Sivan and he embraced it as his stage name.
Sivan has sung at the 2006, 2007 and 2008 Channel Seven Perth Telethon. His 2006 performance included a duet with Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian. Sivan made it to the grand finals of StarSearch 2007. His debut album, Dare to Dream was released in February 2008.
In 2007, Sivan starred as Oliver Twist in a production of Oliver! at the Regal Theatre. In February 2008, Sivan was cast as Young James Howlett in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Sivan got the part after videos of his Telethon performance were posted on YouTube, catching the attention of a Hollywood agent who contacted Sivan and asked him to send in an audition tape. Though Kodi Smit-McPhee was already cast for this role, he was unable to be a part of the film, due to his other film, The Road.
In July 2009, he auditioned successfully for the lead role in Spud, a film adaptation of the 2005 novel by South African author John van de Ruit.