We put Pretty Little Liars‘ Keegan Allen and Ian Harding head to head. These men have been smoking up the screens of ABC Family for five seasons of the show now. So which hottie makes you want to be a liar?
This German-born actor was raised in a military family. He moved to the States a few years later, where he grew up. At Georgetown Preparatory High School in Maryland, Harding joined the drama program and went on to study acting and musical theater at Carnegie Mellon University.
Born into an acting family, Allen’s father, Phillip Richard Allen, is best known for his work on the off-Broadway show Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. Keegan got the acting bug at an early age and landed his first job at age 13 in a non-speaking role in a documentary for Animal Planet. He’s had small roles in Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush and CBS’ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, but he got his big break as Toby in Pretty Little Liars.
Ian Harding: Harding had a few small parts in big films like Adventureland and Love & Other Drugs before hitting it big as Ezra on Pretty Little Liars. Aside from Pretty Little Liars, Harding seems to be focusing his 2014 on smaller budget projects, such as short film Hollywood Hawaiian Hotel and independent feature Bethlehem.
Keegan Allen: Though Pretty Little Liars was his breakout role, Allen is set to make a name for himself this year in film. The actor appears to have buddied up with James Franco on two of his upcoming movies: The Sound and the Fury and Bukowski. In The Sound and the Fury, Allen will star alongside Seth Rogen, Dave Franco and Jon Hamm.
1. Harding confessed to Interview Magazine that he flirted his way through his audition for Ezra.
2. Though the actor loves swimming, he’s afraid of the ocean. Harding told Zap2it that he’s had a few bad experiences in the ocean and prefers to stay away.
3. If Harding weren’t acting, he said he probably would have gone into a field like psychology because he enjoys that area of medicine.
1. Allen told Seventeen Magazine he doesn’t eat fast food. In fact, the actor sticks to a clean, organic lifestyle.
2. Aside from acting, Allen also loves photography. In fact, he’s often been seen walking the red carpets with a camera of his own to snap some shots of the paparazzi.
3. He shares the same birthday, July 22, as Kate Middleton and Prince William’s son Prince George.
Ian Harding: While we aren’t sure what kind of workout routine the actor adheres to, he seems to be very interested in healthy foods. Thanks to Harding’s Instagram, we know he likes to garden and has lemons, apples and blueberries growing in his backyard. There’s no doubt that spending so much time outdoors helps keep this star in shape.
Keegan Allen: Allen told mtvU that he doesn’t do much prep for his shirtless scenes on Pretty Little Liars, but he does do a lot of outdoor activities. He skateboards, surfs, swims and jogs among other random activities to keep moving.
Ian Harding: Harding works closely with the Lupus Foundation of America and is very dedicated to raising awareness about the autoimmune disease, which his mother has been dealing with for the past 20 years. He also has been spotted out and about at charity functions like The Road to Hope Charity Event.
Keegan Allen: Allen, who is known for his luscious head of hair, chopped it off and donated it to Locks of Love. The actor took to Instagram to encourage his fans to do the same. His hair isn’t the only thing he’s donated. Last summer, Allen auctioned off a private concert to raise money for The Nancy Davis Foundation. The lucky winner won a limo ride, dinner and a serenade from the star.
Ian Harding: Harding discovered his passion for acting at an early age and entered Carnegie Mellon’s acting and music theater program for college. Aside from his acting talent, Harding is also a gifted writer (which he probably gets from his father, author Stephen Harding). Harding’s story of discovering his passion for acting is featured in the compilation book Starry-Eyed: 16 Stories that Steal the Spotlight.
Keegan Allen: In high school and college, Allen wasn’t actually interested in acting. He enjoyed video production and behind-the-scenes work, according to an interview with IAE Magazine. Luckily, the LA native had some helpful guidance from his parents and found his way to a successful acting career.
Ian Harding: Harding always keeps mum about his dating life when asked. Multiple sources have tried and failed to see if the actor has a girlfriend, but Harding is always vague, which means he has a serious secret relationship he’s been hiding, or he’s single and loving it. Though fans would love to see him get closer with his co-star Lucy Hale, the two are just friends.
Keegan Allen: He has been linked with co-stars Ashley Benson and Shay Mitchell, though these dating rumors have not been confirmed. Allen was dating Lana Del Rey‘s sister Chuck Grant, but the two haven’t been photographed together since last year. This star’s current relationship status remains a mystery.