Michael Provost is an American actor, who caught the public’s attention with his portrayal of Brick Armstrong in the Netflix comedy series “Insatiable.” He’s also famous for playing Shannon in the 2017 film “#REALITYHIGH.”
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Michael Provost was born under the Aquarius zodiac sign on 24 January 1998, in Atlanta, Georgia, which makes him 24 years old as of 2022. He was raised by his mother, a local high school English language tutor and his husband who owned a small store, alongside his two elder and two younger brothers; the names of his parents and brothers are not available. Michael is of mixed Scottish, French, Irish and Canadian roots.
Provost has kept his educational details below the radar, although he’s revealed that he developed a knack for acting when he was an elementary school student, which saw him joining the drama club. He featured in almost all school plays, thanks to his talent, and started appearing in local theaters when he completed high school. It is not clear whether he continued with his education after he matriculated in 2016 – it’s alleged that he opted to pursue his career in showbiz instead of joining college.
Interests and Hobbies
Provost is keen on art and history, and enjoys spending his free time exploring historical sites and museums. He is an avid animal activist, who uses online campaigns to raise funds to rescue endangered animals such as elephants.
Michael likes spending time hiking and exploring what nature has to offer; his Instagram account is full of his photos, most of which have been shot at natural locations. The famed actor is a fan of movies and TV shows, and his favorite entertainers are actors Matt Damon, Keith Powers and Robert de Niro, and actress Nesta Cooper; his most-loved films are “Catch Me if You Can” and “Taxi Driver.”
The Atlantic star leads an active lifestyle, and is an avid climber and cyclist – he’s populated his Instagram page with his photos climbing hills and biking. To maintain his athletic body, Michael hits the gym at least thrice in a week, and maintains a healthy balanced diet.
Provost made his career debut at the age of 13, when he portrayed the Boy Prodigy in the Black Michael-directed film “Anonymous,” which is about William Shakespeare.
In the same year, he was invited to play Boyd in an episode of the award-winning hit TV show “Reed Between the Lines.” Subsequently, he assumed a minor supporting role in an episode of the series “Shameless”, which is set in Chicago’s South Side, is about the broken family of Gallagher, who is an alcoholic and is fond of getting into trouble.
In 2013, he made an appearance in the Sean M. Robertson-directed film ” Columbus,” which stars Danielle Lily Shaw and Adam Boyer, before in the same year appearing in “Ender’s Game” alongside Hailee Steinfeld and Ford Harrison, as a stunt double of A. Butterfield; it’s based on the 1984 novel by Orson Scott of the same title, and follows the story of an extraordinary boy who is sent into outer space to join a military training school, in preparation for a future alien invasion.
2014 saw Provost appear as Rick in the horror film “Hear no Evil” – it’s directed by the American radio DJ, writer and actor Russ Purr. Thereafter, he played Reggie in the film “The Novice” before he was cast in the comedy film “Barely Lethal” (2015) alongside the famed actor Samuel L. Jackson, and Jaime King, who assumed the starring roles. In the same year, he was seen in several other films such as “Memorial Day” and “Being Dexter.”
In 2016, Michael featured in the critically acclaimed “Elbow Grease”, and in the year that followed, he appeared in the action series “Six,” portraying Justin in its “Her Name Is Esther” episode.
Rise to Prominence
Michael had made a name for himself in the film industry by 2017, which saw him land the prominent role of Shannon in the film “#REALITYHIGH.”
Later that year, he appeared in a few episodes of the TV show “Chance”, portraying Jason Spencer opposite Hugh Laurie. Shortly afterwards, Provost landed a major role in the Netflix TV series “Insatiable,” which is based on the article “The Pageant King of Alabama” from The New York Times.
In 2018, he made a comeback in the “Right, Vote White!” episode of the award-winning show “Shameless.” He’s also credited with a role in the show “Lucifer” (2019), and in the series “All Rise,” in which he appeared for a 2019 episode. In the same year, Michael was cast in the Jason Shirley-directed comedy film “An Innocent Kiss” and in the mystery film “Saving Zoe”. Some of his recent roles are in the comedy film “Most Guys are Losers” and horror movie “Fear Street 2” both in 2020.
Michael is very active on Instagram (@michaelprovost), posting many photos of his day-to-day life on his grid, in addition to sharing snaps from protests and rallies such as Climate Change and Black Lives Matter; he also features his popular friends such as actress Debby Ryan on his page.
He has garnered nearly one million followers online, seemingly because of his attractive physical appearance – most of the comments posted on his Instagram photos are about how his fans are attracted to him, and how much they find him charming. He’s also active on Twitter.
Michael has kept his relationship details hidden, and hasn’t introduced anyone as his girlfriend. However, he is allegedly dating a mysterious woman whom he met while in high school, and they’re possibly living together.
According to rumors which have been circulating on the internet, he has been dating her for several years now, and they moved in a few months ago. Other rumors suggest that Michael might be gay, and that may be the reason why he never talks about his past relationships; some of his fans claimed that they’d seen him being too close to one of his male friends.
He hasn’t addressed these allegations, and his sexuality remains a mystery up to now.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Michael is of white ethnicity, and has dark brown hair and a set of hazel eyes.He appears physically fit, standing at the height of 5ft 9ins (1.75m), and weighing approximately 145lbs (66kgs). His vital statistics are 40-31-14, and he wears shoe size 9 (US).
Michael started his career in the entertainment industry when he was still a child, and has featured in a number of successful projects. Nonetheless, his career is still growing steadily, and he’s not yet as popular as seasoned American entertainers. According to sources, his net worth is approximately $400,000 as of early 2022.