Rising to fame as an American actor and singer, Blake Jenner is known for his portrayal of Ryder Lynn on seasons four and five on the Fox musical comedy-drama television series Glee. In addition, he won the second season of the Oxygen reality competition series The Glee Project.
Born to an American-born father and a Cuba-born mother, Jenner began playing drums and writing short stories and acting them out in class, claiming he was bitten by the acting bug by the age of nine. All throughout his childhood, Jenner heavily participated in acting and improvisation classes, stating that he was "in love with improv and comedy". Active in his school's drama department and Impromedy in Felix Varela Senior High School (Troupe 6162), a sketch comedy group based in Miami, he has frequently experience as a stage performer at the Roxy Performing Arts Theatre.
Jenner has three older brothers. He began dating his Glee co-star
Melissa Benoistin 2012 and they were married in late March 2015. On the Glee Project, he was closest to Michael, Nellie, and Abraham.
- The meaning of the name Jenner: Of The Family Of Jens/John