Joe Keery Biography, Age, Family, Girlfriend, Stranger Things, Movies, Band and Interview

Joe Keery Biography

Joe Keery born Joseph David Keery is an American actor and musician best known for portraying Steve Harrington in the American science-fiction horror web television series Stranger Things, and among the guitarists for the American psychedelic rock band Post Animal.

Joe Keery Age | How Old Is Joe Keery

Joe was born on 24 April 1992 in Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States. He is 26 years old as of 2018.

Joe Keery Family | Joe Keery Twin | Joe Keery Siblings

He is the son of David Keery(father) and Laura Keery (mother). He has four sibling sisters; Lizzy Keery, Caroline Keery, and twin sisters Emma Keery and Kate Keery.

Joe Keery Girlfriend | Joe Keery Gay | Is Joe Keery Gay

He is not gay. He is in a relationship with actress Maika Monroe. The couple began dating in 2017

Joe Keery Height

He stands at 180 cm (5 Feet 11 Inches)

Joe Keery Stranger Things

He was cast in an American science fiction-horror web television series Stranger Things as Steve Harrington, a popular high school student, and Nancy Wheeler’s boyfriend but breaks up with her in season two. He ostracizes Jonathan Byers but later comes to befriend him.

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Joe Keery Look-Alike

He resembles Ben Schwartz, his fellow actor on Stranger Things

Joe Keery Band

He is in the Post Animal Since 2014.

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Domino’s Commercial HD 2017 Joe Keery was also known as Steve Harrington STRANGER THINGS

Joe Keery Interview

Stranger Things Star Joe Keery Knows Exactly Which Steve Moment Will Become a Meme This Season

The actor on his band and what’s next for his character after Season Two.


It’s a little after 1 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, October 27 and Joe Keery still hasn’t looked at the Internet. Even though this is the biggest day of the year since Stranger Things Season One became a surprising phenomenon last summer, Keery is having a pretty low-key day, he tells me. “We’re going to check out the Griffith Observatory,” Keery tells me, mentioning that it was a location for James Dean’s classic Rebel Without a Cause—a little bit of movie nostalgia that dates further back than the ’80s-obsessed Stranger Things. “For this weekend I kind of turned the social media stuff off,” Keery says. “Once Monday rolls around I’ll probably check that stuff out, but since my parents are here I’ll probably just lay low and resurface after the weekend is over.”

In fact, until I mention it, Keery doesn’t realize the reviews and recaps have already been rolling out since Netflix dropped the full nine episodes of Stranger Things 2 a few hours earlier. But Keery isn’t the only one extremely chill these days. His character—Steve Harrington—has also gotten a lot more relaxed in the show’s second season.

Over the course of the show’s two seasons, Steve has become one of Stranger Things‘ most dynamic characters. At the beginning of Season One, he’s your typical high school bully with the perfect set of hair and the perfect girlfriend. He plays football and smashes the quiet loner’s camera. But, like some high school teens tend to do, Steve grew up. Paired with falling in love with Nancy and the ultra-dimensional beast that killed a schoolmate and kidnapped a neighborhood boy, Steve has matured quite a bit. He’s humbled, selfless, and brave in Season Two. He’s the highlight of these nine new episodes, with Keery shining alongside Gaten Matarazzo’s Dustin Henderson, for whom he’s become somewhat of a brotherly mentor.

Steve really has grown up fast in Season Two.

I think of it as kind of a fluid arc; it’s kind of a journey. It’s him growing up and becoming less self-absorbed. This character only cares about himself and the way people see him. In Season One, you really see that he cares about this girl; the beginning [of Season Two]is a catalyst is him learning to put others before himself. And I think it’s a super necessary part of him growing up and we see that through the relationship with the kids and through his final interactions with Nancy at the end of the season.

How Steve subverts typical ’80s character tropes.

I think a lot of it has to do with the writing. The boys do such a nice job of telling these stories. Personally, I think it’s my job to make sure people can relate to everything this character is doing and saying, even if it’s the wrong thing like breaking a camera. It’s an amalgamation of me making sure I’m doing my job and the writers making sure they do their jobs. They do such a good job of making sure the material is rich and full of human decisions, rather than just falling into a trope. They’re also really collaborative on set and in the writing room, and they’re really open to ideas. Them fostering that sort of vibe on set is integral to the show and subverting those tropes.

The trauma of Season One changed Steve.

The prep I was doing was mostly kind of—and this is going to sound cheesy—getting into the mindset of Steve one year later after the events of last year. I think one of the reasons that he and Nancy don’t work out is they both have different ways of dealing with the trauma. It was really about getting into the headspace of that character and making sure I understood everything that happened after Season One—[that] was the most important thing I could do for Season Two. Because he really deeply cares about Nancy, which you can tell in that shot [of him] sitting on the couch at the end of Season Two, where she looks one way and he looks another way. That look alone kind of explains what happens in Season Two and why the characters don’t get along. She wants to go about it one way and he wants to go about it another way, and eventually that’s what comes to a head.

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