Travis Fimmel is an accomplished Australian actor and former model who owes his rise to prominence to his role as Ragnar Lothbrok in the popular series Vikings on the History Channel. Born on 17 July 1979, the handsome Australian began his career as a model after being discovered by a talent scout from the Chadwick Models agency while training at a gym in Melbourne.
During his active years in the modeling industry, Fimmel modeled underwear for Calvin Klein and in 2002 he also appeared on the cover of W model management together with cult model Gisele Bündchen. In 2009, he switched from the modeling industry to acting, having carved out a niche for himself as one of the successful models of our time.
Fimmel’s career began shortly after he graduated from an acting school in Los Angeles. He was trained by the iconic Hollywood acting coach Ivana Chubbuck, who reportedly trained powerhouses like Charlize Theron, Brad Pitt, and Eva Mendes. The Australian actor is known for his roles in American television shows such as Kathie Lee, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Extra.
More Details About Him, How Old is He?
The likable Australian actor Travis is the son of Jennie Fimmel and Chris Fimmel. As the last child of a family of three, Travis was born on July 15, 1979, near Echuca, Victoria. His father, Chris, is a livestock farmer, while his mother, Jennie, is a recreational officer for the disabled. Growing up, Travis’ only ambition was to become a professional footballer. His passion for regular football led him to move to Melbourne in his late teens to play for St Kilda Football Club in the AFL.
But his quest to fulfill his childhood dream came crashing down like a card game just before the start of the season when he sustained a serious leg injury that left him devastated and embittered.
Travis had his primary and secondary education in his birthplace. After completing his high school education, he enrolled at RMIT University in Melbourne, where he specialized in commercial architecture and engineering. Shortly after graduation, he moved to England. While working as a bartender in London, he was discovered by a modeling agent.
Is Travis Fimmel Married, If So Who is His Wife?
The Echuca-born modeling sensation is not yet married, but unconfirmed sources claim that he might be dating actress Paula Patton, who was his girlfriend on screen in the movie “Warcraft”.
However, Travis Fimmel has dated over seven girls since the beginning of his career. His first girlfriend was an American model named Joy Bryant. Bryant and Fimmel stopped before the latter became a star. The Australian actor is also said to have had a short-lived relationship with a Russian lady named Nita Kuzmina. He also had an intimate relationship with Ceara-Lynch, a beautiful American porn star.
After that Travis went out with the English professional singer Nicole Appleton. The two started their relationship around 1999 but ended after three years of being together. He is connected with Rachael Hunter, a Kiwi model with whom he spent some time. Shortly after his separation from Hunter in 2002 Fimmel and the American model Jessica Miller became friends. They went out for a while, after which they separated.
Unimpressed by his past rocky relationships, Travis began another search for true love, which he finally found in the arms of Merrin Dungey. The couple could not keep up for long, as their relationship ended in 2003.
What is His Relationship with Serena Viharo Like?
Over the years, Travis Fimmel and Serena Viharo have been mentioned in numerous contradictory relationship reports. While many websites report that the couple married some time ago, authoritative websites and other reliable sources have no information about the couple’s dating or marriage history, making it difficult to choose aside.
Nevertheless, we can confirm that the stars are good friends and seem to be very fond of each other. Born as Serena Isabella Viharo on August 7, 1977, in Los Angeles, California, USA, Serena has starred in the following films: Pranksters (2002), The Man from Earth (2007) and Wheelmen (2005).
What of His Relationship with his Brothers
As far as Travis’ brothers are concerned, as mentioned earlier, there are two of them, and both are older than him. The trio grew up in their family’s cherry plantations. Their hobbies back then included fishing, camping, and surfing on all-terrain bicycles in irrigation canals.