Born in London, England, on 1 September
1975 to Scottish parents, Scott Speedman was raised
in Toronto. Following his high school graduation,
he enrolled at the University of Toronto. After
dropping out of the university, Speedman got his
first film role in Kitchen Party (1997).
He then set off to Manhattan to audition for the
upcoming show Felicity. The show's creators were
taken with his performance, and Speedman was soon
living in Los Angeles, where the show was filmed.
The positive attention that followed Felicity's
debut made him and his co-stars the subjects of
numerous interviews, articles, and websites, and
gave the handsome actor the opportunities that he
once could only dream of.
Shortly after appearing in the comedy drama Duets
(2000), Speedman hit
the big time when cast opposite Kurt Russell in
the police detective thriller Dark Blue (2003).
His next role in the romantic drama My Life Without
Me (2003) once again
showed his ability to carry a dramatic performance.
Later that same year, he took a role as one of the
sole humans in a never-ending battle between vampires
and werewolves in Underworld.