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Who is Thomas Doherty from HBO Max’s Reboot of ‘Gossip Girl?’

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Thomas Doherty is an actor and singer best known for his work in the Disney Descendants franchise. His personal life is almost just as well-known, since Disney was where he met his longtime (now ex) girlfriend Dove Cameron. But, despite his past, Thomas has a new role in HBO Max’s highly anticipated reboot series Gossip Girl. Get to know more about him and his latest character below.

Fast Facts on Thomas Doherty

Thomas is 26 years old and is from Edinburgh, Scotland. He has a younger brother and sister, and his parents worked in banking. It was after high school that he honed his acting skills at The MGA Academy of Performing Arts.

His made his TV debut in the British series The Lodge, which ran for 2 seasons. He achieved superstardom after landing the role of Harry Hook in Disney Channel’s Descendants 2. He reprised his role for the third installment of the film franchise too. It was during this time he began dating his co-star Dove Cameron.

Thomas and Dove were in a relationship from 2016-2020. The duo often gushed about the other on social media, and were quite the couple, which is why it was a little surprising for some fans to hear they’d called it quits. Since then, the exes remain friends; each have also rumors that they’ve already moved on to other people. Thomas was spotted cozying up to model Yasmin Wijnaldum in March, according to E!

In June, Yasmin shared a selfie of she and Thomas on her Instagram page, which makes it seem like they’re official. But, neither party has confirmed that they’re dating. You can see the photo below:

Another series you may have seen Thomas on was the CW’s Legacies. He held a recurring role of Sebastian from 2019-2020. Last March it was announced he’d been cast as a lead in the new HBO Max series Gossip Girl. Ahead of the premiere, Deadline reported that he inked a deal with WME.

Thomas’ New Role on Gossip Girl reboot

Thomas’ new role on HBO Max’s reboot of Gossip Girl is edgy and different from the other characters he’s played. In the series, he portrays Maximus “Max” Wolfe. Max is pansexual, and is attracted to both Audrey Hope (Emily Alyn Lind) and Akeno “Aki” Menzies (Evan Mock). Audrey and Aki are currently dating, so it’ll either be a love triangle, or a love connection that brews between the trio. Either way, it’s sure to stir up some drama, which Gossip Girl is especially known for.

Thomas told Variety that portraying a pansexual character has been “liberating” and “interesting.” He’s definitely having fun with the role, and it shows onscreen. He’s already being hailed as one of the “breakout stars” of the series. If you have yet to check out the show, the official IG account posted a look at Thomas’ character, Max Wolfe, noting that he’s a “debonair man about town.”

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You can stream the pilot episode of Gossip Girl on HBO Max. New episodes air every Thursday, with 12 episodes total for season 1. Be sure to follow Thomas Doherty on Instagram too, to see if he posts any behind the scenes from filming.


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