Ethan Slater is an American actor, singer, and composer known for his work as SpongeBob SquarePants in the movie, SpongeBob SquarePants. His role in the movie made him receive the Drama Desk Award and even gained a nomination for the Tony Award.
He worked with directors like Kathleen Marshall, Barry Levinson, John Tartaglia, Bartlett Sher, and John Doyle. Some of his hit movies are Lightning Bugs in a Jar Ben, EVOL: Theory of Love Ronny Goldstein, and The Man Behind the Camera.
Early Life of Ethan Slater
Ethan Slater was born Ethan Samuel Slater on June 2, 1992, in Washington, D.C., United States. As of 2023, Slater is 31 years old. Ethan’s zodiac sign is Gemini and he celebrates his birthday on June 2 every year. The name of his parents is Jay Slater (father) and Ellen Goldmuntz (mother). His mother is a lawyer and his father is an employee at the Food and Drug Administration.
He was only 7 when his mother died and only had a few memories of her. Sara Slater and Tamara Slater are his sister’s names. Ethan holds American citizenship and belongs to a white ethnic background. He follows Jewish as a religion.
He studied at Georgetown Day School in Washington, DC. Then, he studied drama at Vassar College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2014. He also studied at Charles E Smith Jewish Day.
Ethan Slater and Ariana Grande’s Relationship
He is dating a singer, model, and actress, Ariana Grande. They have been dating each other since April 2023. They started on the set of the movie, Wrecked. Ariana is playing the role of Glinda while Bog is portraying Ethan. Ariana and Ethan are dating each other happily.
Ethan was previously married to Lily Jay. Lily works as a lab assistant. He met his wife for the very first time in high school and started dating in 2012. After 6 years of relationship, they married in 2018. They share a son Ezra Slater who was born in 2022. He cheated on his wife with Ariana so he got separated from Lily.
He shared that he is dating Ariana Grande and wanted a divorce just before the day their dating news surfaced. Lily was devasted and never saw it coming in her life. However, she is not talking about it publicly. According to Insider, Ariana, and Ethan dated freely in the set:
They weren’t shy in front of the cast and crew. Ariana and Ethan weren’t careful. They’d hold hands on set in between takes. They were sloppy and not hiding it.”
More About his wife
Lily is a lab assistant and has been appointed since 2017. Lily is also a photographer and has been working as an advocate against sexual assault. She went to the White House and delivered a speech regarding sexual assault and what society can implement as the next steps to help survivors in 2014. Her husband, Ethan is very supportive of her and congratulated her for her work via Twitter in December 2020:
“After nearly five years of hard work, hundreds of hours researching and writing over 200 pages worth of paradigm-shifting thought in the field of psychology, my wife finally defended her dissertation. I am so proud of her and cannot wait to introduce her at parties as kiddo.”
Ethan Slater’s Net Worth
Slater has an estimated net worth of around $2 million as of 2023 which he earned through his professional career. He earns $56,140 annually.
Professional Career of Ethan Slater
- Ethan made his acting debut as Luis in the musical, Claudio Quest at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in July 2015.
- He played in a musical, Please excuse my dear Aunt Sally at One Year Lease Theater Company from September 30 and October 24, 2015.
- After joining the Delaware Theatre Company, he played in Barry Levinson‘s play Diner in December 2015.
- He appeared in Kyle Jarrow‘s musical, SpongeBob SquarePants in 2016.
- In 2018, he played the role of Riley Porter in the show, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
- He appeared as Susan in the series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel in 2023.
- He released his single, Richmond Rewrites on February 5, 2019.
- Ethan’s EP, Wanderer was released on July 11, 2019.
Movies & TV Shows
He played in hit movies like Lightning Bugs in a Jar, EVOL: Theory of Love, The Man Behind the Camera, Intervenors, Wicked: Part One, and Lost on A Mountain in Maine. He appeared on tv shows like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Murphy Brown, Fosse/Verdon, The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Songs & Albums
Some of his hit songs are Simple Sponge, Best Day Ever, Miss You, Chop to the Top, BFF, Alaska, Here We Come!, Real and Simple, Wanderer, and Edge of the World. He released albums like Edge of the World, Life Is Weird, and SpongeBob SquarePants, The New.
Awards & Nominations
- In 2015, he won NYMF Award in the nomination for Outstanding Individual Performance for Claudio Quest.
- He won the nomination for Best Actor in a Musical at Tony Award in 2018.
- Ethan received the nomination for Outstanding Featured Performer in a Musical, Assassins at Lucille Lortel Award in 2022.
FAQs of Ethan Slater
How tall is Ethan Slater?
Ethan is 5 feet 7 inches tall and his body weight is 70 kg. He has an alluring pair of dark brown eyes and red hair.
Is Ethan Slater related to Christian Slater?
No, Ethan is not related to Christian Slater. Both of them have the same surname and are not connected to each other. They also share the same profession of acting besides surname.