Evan Thomas Peters (born January 20, 1987) is an American actor. He is best known for his multiple roles on the FX anthology series American Horror Story, as Stan Bowes in the first season of the FX ballroom drama series Pose, and as Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver in the X-Men film series (2014–2019) and the Marvel Cinematic Universe series WandaVision. In 2021, he won a Primetime Emmy Award for his performance in Mare of Easttown.
He made his acting debut in the 2004 drama film Clipping Adam and starred in the ABC science fiction series Invasion from 2005 to 2006.
From 2004 to 2010, Peters appeared in numerous national commercials for established brands such as Kelloggs, Papa John's Pizza and PlayStation. During this time, he also had recurring roles on Disney Channel's Phil of the Future and The CW's One Tree Hill. In 2010, he had a supporting role in the superhero film Kick-Ass.
In 2012, Peters began dating actress Emma Roberts, whom he met on the set of the film Adult World. In July 2013, while they were staying at a hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, someone overheard a dispute coming from their room and called the police. After a "heated argument," they had begun hitting each other. When the police arrived, they arrested Roberts. Peters was not arrested because Roberts did not have any immediately visible injuries. Peters declined to press charges and Roberts was released several hours later. In a joint statement, the couple called it "an unfortunate incident and misunderstanding," and stated that they were "working together to move past it." Peters confirmed in March 2014 that he and Roberts were engaged. In March 2019, it was announced that Peters and Roberts had ended the relationship.
Evan Thomas Peters was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to parents Julie and Phil and raised in the suburb of Ballwin. His father is a vice president of administration for the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.Peters was brought up Catholic and attended a Catholic school. He has an older brother, Andrew, and an older paternal half-sister, Michelle. In 2001, Peters moved with his family to Grand Blanc, Michigan, where he pursued modeling and took local acting classes. He attended Grand Blanc Community High School, before moving to Los Angeles at age 15 with his mother to pursue his acting career. He attended Burbank High School as a sophomore, but later began homeschooling classes.