Kellan Christopher Lutz (born March 15, 1985) is an American model and actor. He is best known for playing Emmett Cullen in The Twilight Saga film series (2008–2012), and has since played Poseidon in the 2011 film Immortals, Tarzan in the 2013 animated film Tarzan, Expendables 3 (2014) and Hercules in the 2014 film The Legend of Hercules.
Lutz was born in Dickinson, North Dakota, the son of Karla (née Theesfeld) and Bradley Lutz. He has one sister and six brothers. Lutz grew up in the Midwest and Arizona, and graduated from Horizon High School in Scottsdale, Arizona, before deciding to pursue an acting career. He attended Chapman University to pursue a degree in chemical engineering.
Lutz enjoys numerous outdoors and fitness activities. He also has a passion for horror films, and prefers to perform his own stunts when making films. He is a devout Christian.
Lutz was in a relationship with actress Kayla Ewell from September 2006 to July 2008. He dated 90210 co-star AnnaLynne McCord on and off from January 2009 to May 2011.
In August 2011, Lutz began dating Australian actress Sharni Vinson. They split up in May 2013 after almost two years of dating.