Kenny-Wormald
Kenny Wormald | Biography

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  • Full Name Kenny Edgar Wormald
  • Nickname Kenny Wormald
  • Occupation Actor & Dancer
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Birth Date Jul 27, 1984
  • Age 37 Years, 5 Months
Ren McCormack in 2011 Film 'Footloose'

Kenny Wormald | Biography

Director of Dance Expericne THIS IS KĀOS

Wormald mentioned he had to audition many times for the role, and he was put on hold halfway through the casting because another well-known actor was also being tested. In an interview with Collider in 2011, he explained, "I didn't realize it was going to be a musical, at that time. I didn't know what it was. I just heard that they were remaking Footloose, and Zac Efron and then Chace Crawford were attached."


Kenny Wormald is an actor best known in the 2011 film Footloose as Ren McCormack. 

Who is Kenny Wormald?

Kenny Wormald is an American actor, dancer, and choreographer who landed his breakthrough role as Ren McCormack in the remake of the 1984 film Footloose by Paramount Pictures in 2011. His other movies and TV series credits include By the Gun (Movie 2014), Fear the Walking Dead (TV Series 2016), High Low Forty (Movie 2017), and more. He has an upcoming project, Gasoline Alley, set to release in February 2022.

Besides his acting career, Wormald attended the World Dance Championships and won a gold medal on tap dancing in 2002. He has worked with Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Janet Jackson, and Britney Spears as a dancer and was also featured in Jennifer Lopez's MTV series DanceLife. In addition, he is the director of THIS IS KÄ€OS, a hip-hop-only dance experience that began in the fall of 2019.

Age and Early Bio

Kenny Wormald was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on 27 July 1984. He began dancing at the age of six, learning Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, and Hip Hop. Kenny moved to Los Angeles after graduating from high school to pursue a career in the performing arts. His parents are Edgar K. Wormald and Melanie Wormald, and he has two brothers, Lee and Dylan Wormald.

'Footloose'  

Wormald played the lead role of Ren McCormack in the 2011 remake of the 1984 film Footloose, released on 14 October 2011. Footloose shows the story of Ren MacCormack, a City teen who moves to a small town where dancing and rock music are prohibited, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the locals. The other main cast members of the film are Julianne Hough and Dennis Quaid.

Wormald mentioned he had to audition many times for the role, and he was put on hold halfway through the casting because another well-known actor was also being tested. In an interview with Collider in 2011, he explained, "I didn't realize it was going to be a musical, at that time. I didn't know what it was. I just heard that they were remaking Footloose, and Zac Efron and then Chace Crawford were attached."

In the film, Wormald and Julianne Hough had prominent chemistry, which led to rumors about them being in a romantic relationship. However, both of them denied the rumors. Hough disclosed that she was dating Ryan Seacrest, and she was only friends with Wormald.

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Wife

Wormald was previously in a relationship with Ashley Roberts, an American singer. The couple began dating in 2003 and remained together until 2009. Following his breakup with Ashley, he dated British singer Lauren Bennett from 2009 to 2011. 

After that, he was in a relationship with Danielly Silva, a Brazilian model. He got married to Silva in a secret ceremony in July 2014, and after a year, they got separated in September 2015. The couple finally got divorced in the first week of December 2019 for irreconcilable differences with no custody battles, as they had no children together.

Kenny Wormald with his Girlfriend Lauren Bennett in 2019
Kenny Wormald with his Girlfriend Lauren Bennett in 2019 (Photo: Instagram

Wormald then got back with his ex-girlfriend, Lauren Bennett. Lauren mentioned in a 2017 post that they were dating while Wormald was filming Footloose. Wormald revealed that Lauren was pregnant with his child on 30 March 2019. Following her pregnancy, Wormald proposed to Lauren at her birthday and baby shower party in June 2019. Their daughter, Harlow Bennett Wormald, was born on 6 September 2019. The couple is not married yet.

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