Xavier Samuel (born 10 December 1983) is an Australian actor. He has appeared in leading roles in the feature films September, Further We Search, Newcastle, The Loved Ones and A Few Best Men, and played Riley Biers in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
Samuel was born in Hamilton, Victoria, the son of Maree and Clifford Samuel. He grew up in Adelaide, South Australia and graduated from Rostrevor College in 2001. Xavier has a younger brother, Benedict Samuel, who is a writer, producer and actor. He also has an older sister Bridget Samuel who is a stage manager.
1. MY HAIR AND MY ACCENT ARE SORT OF MY MAIN ASSETS.
2. IN AUSTRALIA, GETTING AN AUDITION CAN BE A RARITY. THERE JUST AREN’T AS MANY OPPORTUNITIES.
3. I DON’T KNOW THAT MANY AUSTRALIAN ACTORS IN LOS ANGELES, BUT THERE ARE A FEW OF US. I MEAN, WE KIND OF GET TOGETHER OCCASIONALLY, BUT I WOULDN’T SAY IT’S AN ALLIANCE OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.