Kevin Ian "KIP" Pardue
Kevin Ian Pardue
in Atlanta, Georgia
on September 23, 1976.
Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)
Dunwoody High School, Atlanta, GA (1994)
BS Economics, Yale University (1998)
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards2000
Sierra Award Best Male Newcomer
for: Remember the Titans (Nominated)
Young Hollywood Awards2002
Young Hollywood Award New Stylemaker - Male
■FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR:
Imaginary Heroes (2004)
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)
The Rules of Attraction (2002)
Remember the Titans -2000)
Whatever It Takes (2000)
But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
He grew up playing football and baseball with
His football team won the State Championship
his senior yearand he was also named to
the All-County team for Baseball.
He was recruited to play football by Yale University.
But left the team in his senior year in order to work
as a model and pay his bills.
Kip headed west afterwards and enjoyed
a successfull career as a model for
Abercrombie & Fitch , Polo and Armani.
'Kip' comes from the first letters of his full name.
Kip dates actress Rose McGowan.
His parents divorced when he was 11 and
Kip hasn't seen his father since then.
It was Molly Ringwald's publicist that discovered
Kip when he was working as a production
assistant for her short-lived sitcom 'Townies.'
Kip payed for his Yale education by himself.
Kip has one sister.
Kip taught himself to play guitar and also
takes time out for yoga.
"I feel like I'm just doing a job.
It's amazing to think that you affect other peoples'
lives on such a grand scale. I'm so thankful for that,
and I'm so lucky. It's hard to stop and think that
people are interested in me."
[On growing up in a single-parent household]:
"No one ever taught me how to shave; no one
ever sat down to watch a Braves game with me.
I paid for Yale myself, I lived by myself,
I taught myself how to play the guitar.
I did this all on my own."