Jacob Elordi is one of Hollywood’s most in-demand stars right now, so it’s no surprise that he just nabbed an epic role. The Euphoria actor is set to play Elvis Presley in a new film from Sofia Coppola, based on Priscilla Presley’s memoir, according to Deadline. He’ll star alongside Cailee Spaeny, who will play Priscilla.
From Euphoria to The Kissing Booth, Jacob has starred in some of TV’s biggest hits. Here’s what you need to know to get up to date on all things Jacob.
1. Jacob stars alongside Zendaya in Euphoria.
Jacob plays Nate Jacobs, a star football player. Underneath his seemingly normal exterior, Nate is hiding a deep rage. Nate is widely considered to be the antagonist of the series. The first season aired in 2019, with season 2 premiering in 2022. The show became HBO’s second most-watched show after Game of Thrones.
In addition to Jacob, the show also features Zendaya, Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Nika King, Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer, and Sydney Sweeney. The show will return for season 3.
2. Jacob has had some high-profile romances.
Jacob previously dated his Kissing Booth co-star Joey King from 2017 to 2018. “I think it’s a good thing we dated in the first place,” Joey said about their relationship on The Howard Stern Show. “I learned the most I’ve ever learned in my life from him.”
The actor was first linked to his Euphoria co-star Zendaya in 2019 when they were spotted together in Greece. Their romance ended in 2020. Jacob dated Kaia Gerber from October 2021 to late 2021. Jacob was in a brief relationship with Olivia Jade Giannulli in 2022.
3. Jacob is an avid photographer.
Jacob almost always has a camera in his hand. He’s posted a number of gorgeous shots on his Instagram page and also shot behind-the-scenes photos on the set of Euphoria.
4. Jacob got his first film job in 2017.
He had an uncredited role in the 2017 film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. He went on to have his breakout moment in The Kissing Booth movies before landing his Euphoria role. Jacob recently starred in the movie Deep Water.
5. Jacob is from Australia.
Despite his terrific American accent, Jacob was born and raised in Australia. He hails from Brisbane in Queensland, Australia.