American hereditary actor of English descent. The most famous role is the Jewish aristocrat Ben-Hur in the historical drama of the same name.
Born in 1982 in the English port city of Kings Lin, Norfolk. His father was a hereditary actor and writer, known under the pseudonym Tony Houston.
From an early age, the boy was fond of theater, the decision to become a professional actor came to him at the age of six, after participating in a school play.
He studied at the private school Hurtwood House, after graduation he entered the drama university.
First appeared on the screen in the television mini-series "Spartacus", filmed in 2004. Houston played a cameo role as Flavius.
In 2006 he took part in the biographical drama "Factory Girl". The film told about the rise and fall of Edie Sedgwick, an American actress and model, Andy Warhol's lover. Houston played the role of Gerard Malang, the famous American writer, screenwriter and community activist. The film received mostly negative reviews from critics.
In 2013 he starred in the biopic "Kill Your Darlings", played one of the main roles. The film was warmly received by audiences and critics, and Houston was awarded the Hamptons International Film Festival's Best Aspiring Actor award.
In 2010, he began acting in the television crime drama Boardwalk Empire. Houston played a former soldier injured during the hostilities. Due to the injury, his face is half covered with a tin mask. The public liked the film, a total of 5 seasons were filmed, filming ended in 2014.
In 2013, he starred in the black crime comedy American Hustle. Houston played the mafioso, the beloved wife of the protagonist. The film was received with enthusiasm by critics, the majority gave the comedy five stars, highly appreciating the non-standard jokes.
In 2014 he starred in the historical miniseries "The Great Fire", played King Charles II of England in the fourth episode.
In 2016, he played a supporting role in the historical comedy "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies", a parody of the famous novel by Jane Austen. The film became a commercial flop despite positive reviews from critics.
In the same year he starred in the leading role in the drama "Ben-Hur". The story of a Jewish aristocrat was shot with a huge budget, but the grandiose spending fell short of expectations. Critics gave the film a very low rating.
In 2017, he played Sergeant Sterling in the drama "The Yellow Birds". The film tells the story of American soldiers in Iraq. The film was well received by critics, downgrading the score for numerous dramatic cliches.
In 2011, he started a family with the successful Canadian model Shannan Click. In 2012, Houston and his wife had a daughter, in 2016 - a son.