Date of Birth : May 28th 1986
Cross was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the son of Maureen and Michael Cross. He has four siblings, Liz, Brian, James and Andrew and had what he has described as a “pretty normal” upbringing. He enjoys climbing trees as well as other outdoor adventures.
As a child actor, Cross appeared in the Hollywood films Desperate Measures, Wide Awake and Jack Frost, all of which were released in 1998. Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, he also appeared in several television roles. And he also played Casey Hughes on As The World Turns between 1999 to 2004.
In 2006, Cross played Augusten Burroughs in Running with Scissors, a drama also featuring Annette Bening and Evan Rachel Wood, and appeared as real-life Marine Franklin Sousley in the big-budget Flags of Our Fathers, a Clint Eastwood-directed war film. Cross has said that he enjoyed the transition from appearing in Running with Scissors, which he has described as “very character driven and smaller” to the high-profile “epic” Flags of our Fathers. Running with Scissors has been described by media sources as Cross’s “breakout performance”. Cross was also in the film Untraceable, in which he played an online predator tracked by an FBI agent (Diane Lane).
Cross attends Columbia University.