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Keiynan Lonsdale (born 19 December 1991) is an Australian actor, singer, and dancer. He is most well known for his role as Oliver Lloyd (Ollie), a dance student, on the ABC television series Dance AcademyWally West in The Flash, and Eldon Hanon in The Finest Hours.

He plays Uriah Pedrad in The Divergent Series.


Personal life[edit]Edit

Keiynan was born in Sydney, Australia, to a Nigerian father and an Australian mother, who is of part Irish descent.[1] He is the youngest of six, with three brothers and two sisters from his mother's side, and one of seven kids from his father's side. From his father's side, he is of the Edo tribe in Nigeria.

Career[edit]Edit

In 2007, Lonsdale got his first acting job in the film, Razzle Dazzle. The following year, he played in one episode of the Australian television series, All Saints. Lonsdale's most notable work was his role as Oliver Lloyd (Ollie) in the Australian teen drama series, Dance Academy. Keiynan released his first single on iTunes titled "One and Only", on May 20, 2014.

Lonsdale played Uriah in the second film of the Divergent trilogy, titled The Divergent Series: Insurgent, which was released 20 March 2015.[2] He briefly reprised the role in The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016).

In August 2015, Lonsdale was cast as Wally West in a series regular role on the second season of The Flash.[3] Originally he auditioned for the role of Jefferson "Jax" Jackson, but this was given to Franz Drameh.[4]

Lonsdale is also a musician, and was recently featured on Connor Franta's Common Culture V.[5]

Discography[edit]Edit

Extended plays[edit]Edit

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details
Higher Vol. 1[6]

Music videos[edit]Edit

Year Title Album Director
2015 "Higher" Higher Vol. 1 Elliot Knight

Filmography[edit]Edit

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Razzle Dazzle: A Journey Into Dance Miss Elizabeth's Dance Troupe
2015 The Divergent Series: Insurgent Uriah Pedrad
2016 The Finest Hours Eldon Hanon
2016 The Divergent Series: Allegiant Uriah Pedrad
2016 Like.Share.Follow.[7][8] Post-production
2017 Dance Academy The Comeback[9] Oliver Lloyd Filming
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2008 All Saints Corey Episode: "Sons and Lovers"
2012–13 Dance Academy Oliver Lloyd 26 episodes;

Recurring (Season 2) Series regular (Season 3)

2015–present The Flash Wally West / Kid Flash Series regular

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