Ricky Whittle previously starred as Lincoln, one of the Grounders, on The CW’s critically acclaimed drama “The 100.” A native of Oldham, Greater Manchester, England, Whittle is best known for his role as Calvin Valentine in the popular series “Hollyoaks.” Other television credits include roles on “Mistresses,” “Single Ladies,” “NCIS,” and BBC One’s “Holby City.”
On the big screen, Whittle appeared in the feature film Austenland, opposite Keri Russell, from Producers Stephanie Meyer and Jerusha Hess. In 2008, Whittle appeared on a celebrity edition of “The Weakest Link,” reaching the final round. In 2009, he was as a contestant on the BBC One reality television series “Strictly Come Dancing,” paired with Australian Professional Dancer Natalie Lowe. Whittle made it through to the finals of the competition, and competed against Television Presenter Chris Hollins.
Whittle is the son of former Royal Air Force Serviceman Harry Whittle and grew up travelling around the world, with a home base near Reading, Berkshire. A keen sportsman, Whittle represented England and the United Kingdom at youth level in football and rugby. While at university, he began modeling and eventually became the face of a Reebok campaign in 2000.