Rome Flynn is an aspiring actor from Illinois, who is perhaps best recognized for his role of Zende in the CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful”. He’s also appeared in such popular series as “Family Reunion”, “The Haves and the Have Nots” and “NCIS: New Orleans”.
Early life and family
Rome Trumain Ceno Flynn was born on 25 November 1991, in Springfield, Illinois USA, so his zodiac sign is Sagittarius and he holds American nationality. Rome is of Irish and Afro-Cuban descent. His mother’s name is Necloe; his father’s name is Rome, and he has four brothers and two sisters – fortunately he likes spending his spare time with his nephews.
From an early age Rome was much into sports, and enjoyed staying in the streets, playing basketball with his friends from the neighborhood. He also enjoyed playing the guitar, which he learnt from the age of nine.
Rome attended Lanphier High School, from which he matriculated in 2010. During his high school years, he played in the local basketball team, which later helped him to receive a scholarship to college. He enrolled at Benedictine University, graduating in 2014, soon after which he was found by a talent scout, who helped him to develop his acting career.
Acting career: first steps
Rome was not new to the world of entertainment, as even before he moved to Los Angeles, he worked as a male model for printed campaigns, and was also a catwalk model, working with Chicago designers.
In 2014 Rome landed the role of Leon in the TV movie “Drumline: A New Beat”, playing opposite Alexandra Shipp, Leonard Roberts and Mario Van Peebles. The film – a sequel to “Drumline” (2002) – turned out to be quite successful, so by the end of the year Rome landed the role of the Quarterback in the short film “Two-a-Days”. When Rome was on the set of the movie, he got a call from his wife who told him that he’d became a father, so naturally Rome was very happy with how things were going in his life.
In June 2015 Rome landed his first recurring role, in the long-running CBS popular soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful”, portraying Zende Forrester Dominguez, a young man who spent his childhood in an orphanage after his parents died of AIDS; Rome gained positive reviews from critics, and the audience enjoyed his acting too. Rome made his last appearance in the show on 8 September 2017, leaving the show and stating it was his personal decision. The audience still tries to guess the real reason of Rome’s leaving, as he might have had a conflict with the actress Tracy Melchior, who portrayed Kristen Forrester Dominguez, as they were rumored to not get along.
Rome soon landed the role of TJ in the Chris Robert’s TV movie “Ten: Murder Island”, based on the thriller novel of Gretchen McNeil. The same year he appeared in the episode “Knockout” of the popular series “NCIS: New Orleans”, and also landed the role of Kalei in the episode “Flashlight” of the action-adventure series “MacGyver”, starring Lucas Till and George Eads.
At the end of 2017 Rome landed a regular role in the series “The Haves and the Have Nots”, getting a chance to work with such experienced and talented actors and actresses as Tika Sumpter, John Schneider and Angela Robinson. Rome left the show in 2019, but meantime in 2018 landed the role of Jack in “The Thinning: New World Order”, playing opposite Logan Paul and Peyton List.
He also got the recurring role of Gabriel Maddox in the “How to Get Away with Murder” drama series, created by Peter Nowalk, who is also famous for his series “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal”. In 2019 Rome appeared as Jesse Collins in the TV film “A Christmas Duet”, and in 2020 landed the role of Tony Olsen in the series “Family Reunion”, appearing in the episode “Remember Cousin Kenya?”
Rome is currently developing his music career. In October 2019 he released his single “Brand New”, which is now available on various music platforms. The song is included among his other upcoming singles on the extended play “Energy”.
Rome is very serious about his music career, and even ready to quit acting for some period of time to devote himself fully to his new endeavor.
Personal life, wife Camia Marie
Rome married his long-term girlfriend Camia Marie in 2013; she is a famous fashion model from California. On 12 December 2014 Camia gave birth to their daughter, Kimiko, with whom she often shares photos on her Instagram account, while Rome keeps his social media profiles without private photos. Camia has been working as a model since her teenage years, and was even auditioned for the popular modeling show “America’s Next Top Model”.
She works with such brands as SweetTbou, FashionNova, and many others. Rome and Camia hid their relationship not to have it discussed or rumored about. Rome confused his fans many times, stating that he was not married and didn’t even have any girlfriends. However, his followers eventually discovered the truth, and even created a separate Instagram account to collect the mutual photos of Roma and Camia to have proof of their relationship.
Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
Rome still likes to spend his spare time playing basketball, as it is his life-long passion. He also likes playing the drums and singing. Rome has been featured on the covers of such magazines as Distinct, Quintessential and Mood.
Appearance, clothing style
Rome has naturally curly black hair and dark brown eyes. He is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall and weighs around 165lbs (75kgs). As to his clothing style, he likes wearing sporty looks as well as casual clothes. He has a lot of tattoos all over his body. He attends the gym several time a week to keep fit, and often shares his bare-chested photos on his Instagram account to show off the results of his exercising.
Net worth and salary
As of 2020, Rome is reported to have a net worth of over $500,000. Rome is now developing his music career, so his upcoming studio album “Energy” can also become another source of income.