Ethan Slater

Birth Day June 2nd, 1992
Birth Place Silver Spring, Maryland
Age 31 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Gemini

About Ethan Slater

Ethan Slater is a multi-talented American actor, singer, and composer, who has made a significant mark in the world of musical theater. He is most renowned for his outstanding portrayal of "SpongeBob SquarePants" in the hit musical of the same name, earning him widespread recognition and critical acclaim. In 2018, Slater's exceptional performance garnered him a prestigious Tony Award nomination and a well-deserved Drama Desk Award win. He has been part of movies and TV series such as "Lightning Bugs in a Jar", "EVOL: Theory of Love", "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit", "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", and more. His career continues to flourish, and he has exciting projects lined up for the future as well. In 2024, audiences can eagerly anticipate his appearance in the highly anticipated film "Wicked: Part One," where he will bring the character of Boq to life on the big screen. Further, he is set to reprise his role in "Wicked: Part Two" in 2025, promising audiences even more of his exceptional talent and artistry. 

Ethan Slater Early Life & Family

Born on June 2, 1992, in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA, Ethan Slater holds American nationality and identifies with American-White ethnicity. Ethan Samuel Slater is his birth name. Growing up in a Jewish family, he was raised by his parents Jay Slater and Ellen Goldmuntz alongside his two older sisters, Sara and Tamara. Tragically, he lost his mother at the tender age of 7. From his father's remarriage, he gained two step-brothers. Embracing his Jewish heritage, Ethan follows the religion of Judaism. As of 2023, he celebrated his 31st birthday, being born under the zodiac sign of Gemini. 

For his education, he attended Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School and Georgetown Day School before furthering his studies at Vassar College.

Ethan Slater is known for his role as SpongeBob SquarePants in the musical of the same name

Ethan Slater Career

  • Ethan Slater is a versatile and talented actor, writer, and composer, known for his notable works in film and TV series. 
  • In 2015, he made a mark with his performance as Ben in "Lightning Bugs in a Jar," followed by a captivating portrayal of Ronny Goldstein in "EVOL: Theory of Love" in 2016. 
  • In 2021, he showcased his acting prowess as Gerald in "The Man Behind the Camera." 
  • Additionally, Ethan's creativity and passion for storytelling shine through in his work as both a writer and composer for the film "Intervenors" in 2022. 
  • Fans eagerly await his upcoming projects, including the highly anticipated "Wicked: Part One" in which he will play the role of Boq, set to film in 2024, and "Wicked: Part Two" in 2025. 
  • Furthermore, audiences can look forward to seeing him in the post-production film "Lost on A Mountain in Maine," where he takes on the character of Henry, promising yet another compelling performance.
  • Ethan's TV career has been marked by a series of memorable roles and standout performances. 
  • In 2018, he displayed his acting prowess as Riley Porter in "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" in the episode "Revenge," and also brought charm to the character Officer Reynolds in "Murphy Brown" during the episode "Thanksgiving and Taking." 
  • In 2019, he continued to impress with his portrayal of Joel Grey in "Fosse/Verdon" in the episode "Me and My Baby," as well as taking on the role of Noah in "Instinct" in the episode "After Hours." 
  • One of his most notable achievements was starring as the lovable SpongeBob SquarePants in the television adaptation of "The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!" in 2019. 
  • Keeping his momentum, in 2023, he graced the screen as Steven in "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" during the episode "Susan."
  • Moreover, he has left an indelible mark on the theater world, showcasing his exceptional talent across a range of productions. In 2015, he displayed his versatility as Modell in "Diner" at the Delaware Theatre Company and as Luis in "Claudio Quest" at NYMF. 
  • The same year, he charmed audiences in "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally" with the One Year Lease Theatre Company at 59E59 Theatres, making his presence felt in the Off-Off-Broadway scene. 
  • In 2016, he took on the iconic role of SpongeBob SquarePants in "The SpongeBob Musical" at the Oriental Theatre, earning praise for his performance in this regional production. 
  • Continuing his success, he portrayed Jerry Samuel in "Baghdaddy" at St. Luke's Theatre Off-Broadway in 2017, before securing his breakout role as SpongeBob SquarePants in the Broadway production of "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical" at the Palace Theatre from 2017 to 2018. 
  • In 2019, he proved his range by playing Mordred in "Camelot" at Lincoln Center Theater Off-Broadway.
  • Recently, in 2021 and 2022, he exhibited his talent as the Balladeer and Lee Harvey Oswald in "Assassins" at the Classic Stage Company Off-Broadway and as Max Weinbaum in "Good Night, Oscar" at the Goodman Theatre in another regional success. 
  • Ethan has graced fans with his captivating solo recordings. On February 5, 2019, he released "Richmond Rewrites," a compelling single showcasing his musical talent. 
  • Following this, on July 11, 2019, he treated audiences to the enchanting EP titled "Wanderer."
  • A year later, on July 21, 2020, he delighted listeners once again with the release of another EP, "Life Is Weird". 

Ethan Slater Awards and Achievements

  • In 2018, for his portrayal of SpongeBob SquarePants in "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical," Ethan Slater won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical.
  • He also received the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical for the same role in the same production.
  • Ethan Slater was honored with the Theatre World Award in recognition of his exceptional performance in "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical."
  • Demonstrating his popularity with audiences, Ethan won the Audience Award for Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Male) for his outstanding work in the musical.
  • Additionally, he earned the Audience Award for Favorite Leading Actor in a Musical, further highlighting his significant impact and appeal to theatergoers.

Ethan Slater Net Worth

Ethan Slater, a multi-talented artist, has made a mark in the entertainment industry as an actor, singer, and composer, amassing a net worth estimated to be between $1 million to $5 million as of 2023. He gained recognition for his role as SpongeBob SquarePants in the television adaptation of "The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!" in 2019, and more recently, he showcased his skills as Steven in an episode of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" in 2023. His primary source of wealth stems from his successful endeavors in the entertainment world, while his secondary source of income comes from his involvement in the music industry. Thanks to his earnings, Ethan is leading a cool and comfortable lifestyle at present.

Ethan Slater Dating & Girlfriend

As of July 2023, Ethan Slater is happily in a relationship with his beautiful girlfriend, Ariana Grande. Fans were surprised to learn that Ariana had already moved on from her ex-husband Dalton Gomez, with none other than her Wicked co-star, Ethan Slater. The two met while working on the set of Wicked in England, with Ariana portraying Glinda and Ethan taking on the role of Boq. Ariana had recently ended her two-year marriage with Dalton Gomez, a luxury real estate agent. Despite rumors, Ariana and Ethan deny dating before their previous relationships concluded, and they were first romantically linked on July 20. Currently, the duo is relishing their present life together and seems to be genuinely enjoying their newfound romance.

Ethan Slater is currently dating Ariana Grande

Previously, Ethan Slater was a married man. In 2012, Ethan Slater started dating his former high school sweetheart, Lilly Jay. Lilly has been working as a psychology lab assistant and clinical psychology extern at a lab in Menorah Park since 2017. Additionally, she is a photography editor at Girls Leadership, an organization that focuses on empowering girls from kindergarten through 12th grade through active leadership. The couple got married in 2018 and welcomed their son in 2022. In a heartwarming Instagram post, Slater expressed his love and appreciation for Lilly on her first Mother's Day. They celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary in November 2022, marking ten years together. However, as per TMZ reports, Ethan Slater and Lilly Jay are currently separated.

Ethan Slater and his ex-wife, Lilly Jay

Ethan Slater Height & Weight

Ethan Slater is a handsome actor with an attractive personality. He boasts a head of short, vibrant red hair that complements his warm, expressive brown eyes. Standing at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 meters), Ethan possesses an athletic physique, a testament to his dedication to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Weighing in at 155 pounds, he exudes confidence and charm, captivating audiences both on and off the stage. With his charismatic presence and undeniable talent, Ethan Slater has become a notable figure in the entertainment industry. He has got a healthy body with a charming personality. 

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