30 Facts You Should Know About Carter Jenkins from ‘Famous in Love’

With the premiere of Freeform‘s latest hit, Famous in Love coming soon (mark your calendars for April 4!); it’s about time you got to know one of the leading cast members. We’ve got 30 facts on Carter Jenkins, aka “Rainer Devon” from the show. Keep reading to check them out!

Carter Jenkins Fun Facts

1: His full name is Carter Mark Jenkins.

2: He was born on September 4, 1991 and is 26 years old.

3: He has two siblings – one older brother named Renneker and one older sister named Tiffany.

4: He’s originally from Tampa, Florida but moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting 15 years ago.

5: He grew up playing football and baseball; he still golfs in his spare time today.

Carter Jenkins Golf

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6: He’s known Ashley Benson and Lucy Hale (of PLL fame!) for years.

7: He’s also met Taylor Swift.

Carter Jenkins and Taylor Swift

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8: Another celebrity friend? Emma Roberts! They first starred together in Nickolodeon’s Unfabulous in 2004. Carter played Eli Pataki, the often annoying character to Emma’s “Addie.”

Carter Jenkins Unfabulous

Emma Roberts (L) and Carter Jenkins (R) in a scene from ‘Unfabulous’


9: The duo also reunited in 2010 for the film Valentine’s Day, where they actually played a couple!

Carter Jenkins Valentines Day

Carter Jenkins (L) and Emma Roberts (R) in a scene from ‘Valentine’s Day’


10: Carter had a recurring role on the CW show, The Following, during season 2.

11: He’s guest starred on AMC’s Mad Men, NBC’s Aquarius, and MTV’s Sweet/Vicious.

12: Besides Valentine’s Day, Jenkins has also starred in Bad News BearsKeeping Up With The Steins, and Aliens in the Attic.

Carter Jenkins Aliens in the Attic movie

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13: His two most recent films have been the horror flick Circle and the dramedy Summer of 8.

14: He’s the uncle to the most adorable baby niece named Emma. Check out a couple of these cute pics!

15: He and FIL co-star Keith Powers participated in Pizza Hut’s pop-up Santa pizza delivery. Check out how cool they look in those red jackets! 

[Pizza Hut Presents “Pop Up Santa” with Famous in Love Actors]

Hot from the Hut guys 🍕 @pizzahut #PopUpSanta #FamousinLove

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16: He’s currently in a relationship with model Sierra Swartz. The duo apparently prefer to keep their relationship a bit more private. The duo’s last Instagram post was from a few months ago.

I ship it

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17: Prior to Swartz, Carter dated Unfabulous co-star Malese Jow in 2009.

18: You may have also seen Carter in the Disney Channel original movie, Life is Ruff, which also starred Disney actors Kyle Massey, Mitchel Musso and Kay Panabaker.

Carter Jenkins Life is Ruff movie

Carter Jenkins in a scene from ‘Life is Ruff’


19: Remember how Carter knows Ashley Benson and Lucy Hale? Well, you can add Troian Bellisario to that list because the PLL actress is actually directing an episode of Famous in Love this season! Check out the pic below!

20: He often comments or uses Rainer’s “fingers crossed” hand signal (from the first episode of Famous in Love) on social media.

21: He’s actually really good friends with all his FIL castmates. See their awesome pic below!

Nbd but I actually love these people

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22:  He’s a fan of chocolate ice cream.

23: The first ever table-read (for the pilot) of FIL occurred 2.5 years ago! Check out the Instagram-worthy moment below!

#FamousInLove pilot table read with these beautiful & talented people

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24: He shares his birthday with none other than Beyonce. The singer is actually only 10 years older than the actor.

25: He’s an avid adventurer. He loves to travel, as seen on his Twitter and Instagram accounts. Check out some of the gorgeous photos below!

26: His biggest vice? Sleeping in.

27: He hates egomaniacs.

28: His favorite quote comes from The Office.

Michael Scott the Office quote

GIF courtesy of Tumblr


29: He’s met Ryan Phillippe (Cruel IntentionsShooter). Ryan made a cameo in the season finale of FIL.

Ryan Phillippe and Carter Jenkins

Image from Twitter/RebeccaASerle


30: He’s an animal lover. He has a cat and a dog.


There you have it – some fun facts you may not have known about Famous in Love star Carter Jenkins! Be sure to follow him on Instagram and Twitter to stay up to date on his life and the new season of FIL.

Kari Highman is a Beauty and Fashion Blogger at Feeling the Vibe Magazine. Otterbein Alum (2017) - English & Psychology. Always learning & creating. Avid fan of mid 2000's TV & pop music. Comments or tips, email kari@feelingthevibe.com

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