Since 2016, Joe Alwyn has been in a relationship with American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. He has been referenced in much of Swift’s music since then, including on her albums Reputation (2017), Lover (2019), Folklore, and Evermore (both 2020). Alwyn stated he finds it “flattering” that Swift writes songs about him.
Joe Alwyn is an English actor who was born on February 21, 1991. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2016), Operation Finale (2017), The Favourite (2018), and Harriet Tubman’s (2019).
In 2020, Alwyn co-produced and co-wrote a number of Taylor Swift’s tracks, including “Exile” and “Betty,” with his partner. Swift’s Folklore won him the Chopard Trophy at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, as well as the Grammy Award for Album of the Year (2020).
Alwyn grew up in the Kent town of Tunbridge Wells. He grew up in the North London neighborhoods of Tufnell Park and Crouch End. Alwyn’s mother is a psychiatrist and his father is a documentary filmmaker. He is composer William Alwyn’s great-grandson.
At the City of London School, he received his education. He secretly wanted to be an actor and joined the National Youth Theatre when he was in his late teens, despite being an “introverted” child.
At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, he acted in two student productions while studying English literature and drama at the University of Bristol. He went on to the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama to pursue a BA in acting after graduating in 2012.