Who is Thomas Beaudoin?
Thomas Beaudoin was born on 21 August 1981, in Thetford Mines, Quebec, Canada, and is an actor, best known for his work in the television series “The Blacklist”. Other notable projects he’s had during his career include the Lifetime movie “The Spirit of Christmas” and the television show “Hubert & Fanny”, in which he had a leading role.
The Net Worth of Thomas Beaudoin
As of early-2020, Thomas Beaudoin’s net worth is estimated to be over $5 million, earned through a successful career in acting. Aside from television and film work, he’s also participated in various Broadway productions. He’s also done modeling work for high-profile brands, which has helped him gain valuable contracts.
Early Life and Education
While Thomas was born in Thetford Mines, his family later moved to Drummondville where he would grow up. At a young age, he didn’t have a clear direction with his career, but showed a lot of athletic prowess and initial interest in sports. After matriculating from high school, he enrolled into Montreal’s Concordia University where he took up a degree in psychology with a minor in sports science. The university is the by-product of the merger of Sir George Williams University and Loyola College, and is among the largest universities in the country in terms of student population.
A year into his studies, he realized that he wasn’t very interested in psychology, and began taking an interest in acting. He dropped out of school and moved to New York, where he began training in acting under the Lee Strasberg Institute. The school is known for being one of the most popular in the area, focused on Strasberg’s method acting techniques. Some of the prominent alumni from the school include Matt Dillon, Lady Gaga, Steve Buscemi, Miles Teller, and Alec Baldwin.
As he completed his acting studies, he also became more proficient in English – his first language at home was French.
He started his career as a model as he possessed the looks and physique to be successful in the field. With New York being one of the top areas for models, he quickly gained access to high-profile brands, becoming a model for luxury brands such as Dolce & Gabanna and Armani. This, in turn, led him to travel the world, participating in catwalk shows, photoshoots, and other events. Soon, he gained more work from the perfume brand Escada, Lise Watier Cosmetics from Canada, and the popular sunglasses brand Ray-Ban.
His acting career also began in New York, as he began to appear in several off-Broadway productions, including “Cuisine and Dependences” and “La Dame Aux Camelias”.
He occasionally went on trips back home to take advantage of opportunities to act in local television shows and film; one of his first films was the French-Canadian comedy “The Roberge Case” which follows the story of a late-night radio host who is struggling with the direction of his career.
Continued Acting Work
He also got his first television series project at around the same time, as he worked on the French-Canadian-Swiss co-production “Lance et Compte”, translated as “Launches and Counts”. The show was highly popular in Quebec, thanks to its US-inspired theme and cinematography style. He then made a guest appearance in another local show – “Destinies”.
For the next few years, he mainly did independent film work while focusing his endeavors on television. He appeared in one of his most notable television movies, “The Spirit of Christmas”, which aired on the Lifetime channel.
In 2015, he became a part of the ABC series “Manhattan Love Story” but which was short-lived, canceled due to the lack of interest from viewers. During the same time, he also appeared in an episode of “Trauma”, before getting a recurring role in the show “The Blacklist”. The NBC show follows the life of an FBI team, led by profiler Elizabeth Keen who has a high-profile criminal involved as an informant who supposedly has a ‘blacklist’ of the most dangerous criminals in the world.
The two endeavor to work together in exchange for the criminal gaining immunity from prosecution.
Recent Acting Projects
Beaudoin returned home to work on the series “Blue Moon” which ran for three seasons before ending. He was a part of the show from its second season onward. The show tells the story of a woman inheriting the company of his deceased father called Blue Moon. He also had a recurring role during a season of “Victor Lessard” which aired in Canada. The show is based on the novels “Je me Souvines” and “Violence Originally” which were written by Martin Michaud who also produced the television show.
His latest role is the titular Hubert in “Hubert and Fanny” which aired in 2018. The show starred him alongside Mylene Saint-Sauveur and there is no word yet on whether the show will be renewed for subsequent seasons. Around the same time, he also appeared in the film “When Love Digs a Hole”, which is the directorial debut of Ara Ball. The film tells the story of a high school student who falls in love with a neighbor after his parents decide to take him to the countryside in hopes of trying to fix his delinquent ways. The relationship creates more problems between the child and his parents.
Thomas is single and doesn’t talk about any of his romantic endeavors.
He was rumored to have a romance with YouTube personality and actress Jen Lilley after the two appeared together in “The Spirit of Christmas” as romantic partners, however, the rumors were later shot down as it was revealed that Lilley has been married for a long time, even before filming the movie. Since then, there have been no reports about his romances, and because of that there are also rumors about him being gay, but it has not been confirmed.
Aside from romances, Thomas maintains a very active lifestyle. During his free time, he stays fit through boxing and rock climbing, and is also proficient in the Israeli martial art, Krav Maga. One of his hobbies in photography. He loves motorcycles and has participated in motorcycle-riding events for charity numerous times. He knows how to play the piano and is an animal-lover, adopting a Rottweiler in support of animal adoption efforts.