‘Outer Banks’ Actor Rudy Pankow- Girlfriend, Net Worth & More

American actor Rudy Pankow- famous as JJ in Outer Banks

A stream to on-screen success buzzed for American actor Rudy Pankow after he portrayed JJ Maybanks in the Netflix series Outer Banks (2020- Now). Not only did Pankow bank fandom & massive Instagram followers as the main cast in Outer Banks, but it also flooded him with further opportunities as well.

In 2022, his feature film breakthrough came with the portrayal of Samuel “Sam” Drake in Uncharted featuring Hollywood star Tom Holland. The Alaska-born tried to find in passion in sports & then in culinary before opting for acting.

Let’s get thoroughly on Rudy’s professional & personal life.

When Is The Birthday Of Rudy Pankow? Age and Height?

Born in 1998, in Ketchikan, Alaska, the USA, Pankow celebrates his birthday on August 12; his zodiac sign is Leo. As of mid-2022, Rudy, who has a height of 6 feet (183 cm), is 23 years old.

One of three children, the Outer Banks star grew up with his two brothers: Alec and Henning.

Actor Pankow and his mother
Actor Pankow and his mother; Photo Source: Instagram@rudeth

As for his parents, Rudy Pankow keeps their details low-key but they are reportedly his biggest supporters. On June 28, 2016, he shared a picture with his mother on Instagram; it read “Through thick and thin she has always supported me. Love&Thank you”.

Acting Was Not His First Choice

Pankow played soccer while at Ketchikan High School and later showed his interest to attend a culinary school, rather than going to college.

But it was his driving love for acting that would see him move to Los Angeles, thus he enrolled at Michael Woolson Studios. And upon graduation, he worked in theater productions of The Nutcracker, Mary Poppins, and Oliver Twist before shifting to on-screen.

Who Is Rudy Pankow In Relationship With? Defended Girlfriend Against Cyber Harassment!

Currently (as of 2022), Pankow is in a relationship with his photographer girlfriend Elaine Siemek.

The talk of his dating story remained under wraps until late summer 2021; in July that year, Siemek made an Instagram post of her kissing Rudy while on vacation in Hawaii.

And a month later, the Uncharted actor shared an IG post on August 6, 2021, featuring him & his beau Elaine as he defended her and spoke up against the cyberbullying & trolls on his beloved.

Rudy Pankow and his girlfriend Elaine Siemek
Rudy Pankow and his girlfriend Elaine Siemek; Photo Source: Instagram@elameeeee

He wrote, “Unfortunately I’m here to call out the disrespect and harassment someone who I love dearly is getting on a daily basis. “

Furthermore, the actor added, “Accusing someone you don’t know of being abusive and manipulative is not ok, especially when you don’t know the relationship personally. I’m very happy in the relationship I’m in.”

Before Siemek, Rudy never publicly talked about his relationship or girlfriend.

Who Is Elaine Siemek? When Did They Begin Dating?

Although, Rudy and Elaine are yet to confirm the whereabouts of their courtship, fans & online sources claim that they met on the set of Outer Banks in late 2019. While Pankow was a cast in the Netflix teen drama, Siemek was an assistant in the show.

Rudy Pankow’s girlfriend Elaine Siemek is a film photographer, as per her Instagram bio (@elameeeee) with more than 395K followers. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina At Wilmington (class 2018).

Her birthday falls on November 21. She has a sister named Ashley Siemek.

Portrayed JJ Maybank In ‘Outer Banks’– Will There Be Season 3?

After guest TV roles in The Politician and Solved, Rudy Pankow got his breakthrough as JJ Maybank in the Netflix series Outer Banks; it premiered on April 15, 2020.

It stars Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline, Madison Bailey, Jonathan Daviss, Drew Starkey, and Austin North.

Pankow portrayed the main cast JJ in Outer Banks
Pankow portrayed the main cast JJ in Outer Banks; Photo Source: Instagram@rudeth

The mystery teen drama series is set in a coastal town along the Outer Banks of North Carolina, with the society divided into two groups: wealthy (Kooks) and working-class (Pogues). The plot goes on with the clash of two teenage groups of the aforementioned backgrounds as they hunt for a legendary treasure.

The 2nd season (10 episodes) of the Netflix show dropped on July 30, 2021, with the renewal for Season 3 on December 3, 2021.

Although there were rumors that the third season could be out in December 2022, the officials are yet to confirm those. Reportedly, the filming of Season 3 of Outer Banks in Charleston, South Carolina will last until August 2022.

‘Uncharted’ And Other Film Works

Another notable acting workout of Rudy was in the 2022 action-adventure film Uncharted. There he appeared as Samuel “Sam” Drake, the long-lost brother of the lead Nate (actor Tom Holland). The movie made a box-office collection of $401.1 million.

Earlier, the American actor worked in a bunch of short films: Sunny Family Cult, Nobody Knows, 11:47, and Do Good Things; all in 2017. It followed his appearance in Last Summer (2018) and Deviant (2018).

How Much Is Net Worth Of Rudy Pankow In 2022?

Within a few years into the acting industry, Pankow grabbed a notable on-screen prominence. Having worked in the popular series Outer Banks, and the box-office hit Uncharted, his payroll got him a significant rise in fortune.

As of 2022, actor Rudy Pankow owns an estimated net worth of $700,000.

Moreover, as per IMDB, his upcoming projects in the queue are The Crusades and Chocolate Lizards. So, it could possibly give him a boost in earnings & popularity.

In addition to that, on his Instagram account (@rudeth) with more than 6.5 million followers, he promotes Dior (clothing) and Bubble (skincare). His revenue per sponsored post could be in the range of $12,956 – $21,594.

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