It is rather apropos that Evan Peters received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series/Made for TV Movie for Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story in the same year that Ryan Murphy is being honored with the Carol Burnett Lifetime Achievement Award. Murphy, the creator of such shows as Nip/Tuck and Glee, has tested the limits of the versatile Peters. Just in American Horror Story (AHS) alone, the actor has been able to inhabit a troubled ghost, a cult leader, an eccentric hairdresser, a deformed circus performer, a ‘mused’ artist and a university student who falls in love with a witch.
His eclectic array of characters is a world apart from the upbringing of the St. Louis-born actor. After an initial relocation to Michigan, Peters and his mother made the journey to Los Angeles to allow the then-15-year-old to pursue acting. His break came in 2004 when he was cast in the feature Clipping Adam, followed by starring in the TV series Invasion. In 2010, Peters appeared in Kick Ass before landing the role of Tate Langdon in the first season of AHS and entering the orbit of Ryan Murphy.