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Charles Melton Age, Bio, Wiki, Girlfriend, Parents, Salary, Net worth, Movies, Shows,

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Charles Melton Bio – Biography

Charles Melton is an American actor and model best known for his role as Reggie Mantle on The CW television series Riverdale. He was the face of Mac Cosmetics’ first makeup line for men. He is of Korean and Cherokee descent. He attended Kansas State University but dropped out after two years to pursue acting.

While at the Kansas State University he played football as a defensive under the guidance of coach Bill Snyder, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

Charles Melton Age

Charles is 28 years old as of 2019; he was born on January 4, 1991 in Juneau, Alaska, United States.

Charles Melton Height

Charles stands at a height of 6 feet tall.

Charles Melton Ethnicity – Charles Melton Korean

He has a mixed ethnicity of Korean, Caucasian and Cherokee.

Charles Melton Family/ Parents

Charles is the son of Sukyong Melton and Phil Melton. His father Phil is American while his mother Sukyong is Korean.

Charles Melton Sister

He has a sister by the name Tammie Melton.

Charles Melton Girlfriend – Charles Melton and Camilla Mendes

Charles is rumoured to be dating his co-star Camila Mendes. They have always been friends off-screen but in September 2018 they were seen kissing while catching a film with fellow Riverdale casts, Casey Scott and Lili Reinhart, in Vancouver. In October 2018 they went Instagram official with Melton posting a photo of them both with a caption of love emoji.

 

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Camila posted a lengthy Instagram post ahead of Charles’s film ‘The Sun Is Also A Star’ saying that Melton taught him that love has no explanation.

“I remember the day @melton told me about this project. We were still just friends then. He hadn’t even been cast yet. They hadn’t even started casting. All he told me was ‘I’m going to play this role, I am Daniel Bae.’ Aside from having the biggest heart out of anyone I know, his passion and tenacity are part of the reason I fell in love with him. Watching him throw his entire heart and soul into this story of love taught me a lot about the kind of person he is.

I’m probably sharing too much, but before we dated he’d often get mad at me for trying to bring logic into love. He taught me that love doesn’t have an explanation, it either exists or it doesn’t. It was his vulnerability not only as an actor, but also as a man, that taught me that valuable message, one that is so relevant to this film. I’m so proud of you Charles, and so grateful to have witnessed this beautiful journey of yours.”

Charles Melton Modelling

He began his career as a model and made his debut in 2012 walking for VLOV New and Park & Ronen at New York Fashion Week. He participated in Dolce & Gabbana lookbook he has also been featured on the cover of Prestige magazine. He has worked with labels such as Armani, Azalea, Dolce & Gabbana, Hollister, Old Navy.

Charles Melton Riverdale

In May 2017 Charles was announced as new cast for the role of Reggie Mantle in ‘Riverdale’. During an interview with Vogue Charles revealed that he auditioned for four times and its during the second time that he actually knew that he was auditioning for Reggie. He called his dad to ask who Reggie was and he said;

“Dude, you’re perfect for Reggie. He’s just a jerk and he’s funny, and a prankster. Just be yourself, man.” And he was like, “Wow, sweet, dad. I’m a jerk, great. This should be easy.”

The first season Reggie was portrayed by an Asian American actor and in the comics he is a white actor. Charles is of mixed ethnicity of Korean, Caucasian and Cherokee, he had this to say about it;

‘I think it’s amazing. I think diversity and multiculturalism on TV and on the screen is such a powerful thing. And to be honest, it’s a very American thing. I’ve always seen myself as an all-American kid, you know. You’re not just white or black or Asian or Latino. We’re in the melting pot of America. And traditionally it’s a Caucasian role. I’m Caucasian, and I’m also Asian. So to be able to play this role … It’s amazing, it’s great, I’m honored to play this role and to put my own spin on this character and see how it goes.’

Charles Melton Glee

He appeared in the fourteenth episode ‘New New York’ of Glee’s fifth season as Gavin – a model

Charles Melton Salary and Net worth

He earns US$ 10K-12K Per Episode and has a net worth of US$ 500 Thousand.

Charles Melton Movies

  • 2015: Faces Without Eyes as Doc
  • 2015: Bad Friend as Collin
  • 2016: The Channel as Chris
  • 2018: The Thinning as Cage
  • 2019: The Sun is Also a Star

Charles Melton Shows

  • 2014: Glee as Gavin Model
  • 2015-2016: American Horror Story
  • Since 2017: Riverdale as Reggie Mantle

Charles Melton Fat Shaming Tweets

In June 2018 his 2012 tweet comments surfaced in which he is allegedly fat shaming. The comments included;

‘Fat chicks need to understand that wearing yoga pants is a privilege, not a right.’

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Charles Melton

Soon as the tweets went viral he apologised releasing a statement to Daily Mail saying

‘I’m truly sorry for making inconsiderate comments several years ago and apologize to anyone I hurt. What I posted and said was immature, offensive and inappropriate. I am ashamed of how I acted and there is no excuse for that behavior. I’m striving to do better and will use this experience to grow, helping others to understand how these types of statements are completely unacceptable.’

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