Full name: Connor Paolo
Date of birth: July 11, 1990
Hometown: New York City
Education: The Professional Performing Arts School; Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute
Bet you didn’t know... Connor’s favorite show is The Simpsons.
The son of a writer and a musician, Connor Paolo started out on a performing arts track at an early age. He attended The Professional Performing Arts School, the school featured in Fame, and he landed his first role — a guest spot on the daytime soap All My Children — when he was 9.
Connor made his movie debut in the 2003 hit Mystic River, playing young Sean (aka young Kevin Bacon), and he cemented his youthful doppelganger status by playing a young Alexander (aka young Colin Farrell) in the eponymous epic the following year. He’s best known for his role as Eric van der Woodsen, Serena’s (Blake Lively) adorably earnest younger brother, on Gossip Girl, and he also appeared in the movies World Trade Center, Favorite Son, and Stake Land.
Connor used to date actress Alice Kremelberg.