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From Essex to Hollywood: Inside Leo Woodall’s vibey life before One Day fame

He’s stealing hearts faster than a romcom montage


Not sure if you’ve noticed but, lately, a new blue eyes heartthrob called Leo Woodall has been stealing scenes left, right, and center. From his breakout role in The White Lotus to his latest gig in the TV adaptation of One Day, Leo’s journey to Hollywood leading man is as heartwarming as his character’s relationship with Emma Morley.

So, in case you’re curious about where Leo came from, what else he’s been in, and whether he’s single, here’s everything you need to know about his vibey life up to and including his impressive rise to One Day fame:

He turned everyone’s heads as an Essex boy in The White Lotus last winter

Leo strutted onto our screens as Jack in The White Lotus, and boy, did he make an impression. With his Essex charm and undeniable charisma, Leo had us all swooning faster than you can say “chicken tenders.” And let’s not forget his on-screen chemistry with co-star Meghann Fahy—rumours of a real-life romance got fans watching him like a hawk.

He has seemingly confirmed his relationship with his White Lotus co-star Meghann Fahy


Now, if you’ve been keeping up with Leo’s Instagram (and let’s be real, who hasn’t?), you’ll know that his relationship with Meghann Fahy is the stuff of rom-com dreams. From their cute couple snaps to their cheeky banter in interviews, these two are giving us all the feels. It’s like watching a real-life love story unfold before our eyes, and we’re here for every adorable moment.

One of the many cute moments was when they documented their Sicily adventures on Instagram, giving us a glimpse into their fun-filled escapades around the island. One photo in particular caught everyone’s attention, captioned “That’s Amore.” To which, Meghann commented ‘I love you! I love these! I love you!’ to which he replied, “Love you right back.” I can’t with these two!

Their love blossomed further with public appearances together, including the South Bank Sky Arts Awards last July and a romantic moment caught in November under a shared umbrella in New York—a scene straight out of a 90s romance movie.

As their relationship flourished, Leo and Meghann spent New Year’s Eve together with friends, with Leo sharing a sweet video of their countryside trip. Their affectionate exchange in the comments: “Ended 2023 with my favorite people,” wrote Leo, to which Meghann responded, “Best best best”—melted hearts everywhere.

He originally wanted to be a PE teacher before becoming an actor

Let’s rewind a bit and talk about Leo’s journey to the silver screen. Growing up in West London, Leo had big dreams of becoming a PE teacher or maybe even a stuntman—totally cool aspirations, right? But then, one fateful day, he stumbled upon an episode of Peaky Blinders featuring the legendary Cillian Murphy. Suddenly, Leo was hooked on acting. So, off he went, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Acting from Arts Educational School (ArtsEd) in 2019. It’s like the universe just aligned, and now he’s living out his Hollywood dreams.

Now we’re all totally obsssesed with him as Dexter Mayhew in One Day 

Fast forward to today, and Leo’s star is shining brighter than ever. He’s totally tugging on our heartstrings in One Day and let’s not forget those glam photoshoots and red carpet moments—Leo’s blue eyes and infectious smile are enough to make anyone weak at the knees.

With his talent, charm, and undeniable zest for life, Leo is taking the entertainment world by storm, one dreamy gaze at a time. And as we eagerly await his next big role, one thing’s for sure: Leo Woodall is the kind of boyfriend material we all wish we had in our lives.

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