Luke Grimes plays Ryan Lafferty
Luke Timothy Grimes was born on January 21, 1984 to a devoutly
religious family in Dayton, Ohio.
His dad is a preacher, as is one of his brothers; the other is a music minister.
After high school, Grimes moved to New York City to study acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, moving away from his family's religious tradition, but his family fully supported his decision to become an actor.
Before winning the part of Ryan Lafferty on Brothers and Sisters, Grimes appeared in the movies All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, War Eagle, Arkansas, and Assassination of a High School President.