Steven Strait was born in 1986 in Greenich Village, New York. He bagan taking acting classes at the age of 11. He got in to modeling at the age of 13 and was discovered a few years later. He has appeared in many magazines including Details and Pop Magazine. He has spent seven years doing theater work in New York, studying at places such as the Stella Adler Acting Studio and the Black Nexus Acting Studio. In 2004, after he graduated from Xavier High School in New York City, he moved to southern California so that he could pursue a career in acting.