Blake Jenner is an American actor, dancer and singer best known for winning the second season of The Glee Project and for his recurring role as Ryder Lynn on the musical drama television series Glee.
Jenner is from Miami, Florida. He found inspiration as a child in Jim Carrey and Michael Jackson and aspired to be an entertainer. When he was nine, he wrote short stories and acted them out at school, thus deciding to pursue a career in acting.
Throughout middle school and high school he spent his spare time acting in advertisements and attending acting classes, but he also performed in school plays as well.
He moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career and took his junior year during the day, and online courses for his senior year at night so that he could graduate early and make his dream of acting come true.
He has had many different jobs including a waiter, clothing store associate, fast food attendant and a parrot salesman (he did not go from door to door selling parrots, but rather worked in a store).
After very many auditions, Blake booked a role to guest star as Miller Collins on the ABC sitcom Melissa & Joey. It was through this sitcom that he was first introduced to television.