Along with his sister, Robert Patrick Amell started acting when he was just six years old.At sixteen, he started to land theater roles at Lawrence Park Stage in plays such as Louis and Dave, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and The Importance of Being Earnest.Robbie was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Jo (Burden) and Rob Amell, who work in custom jewelry. As it seems is the habit of Canadians, Robbie has played hockey since he was a child. His maternal step-great-grandfather, Henry John "Hank" Burden, was a World War I flying ace who was officially credited with 16 victories; Henry was a grandson of Timothy Eaton (1834-1907), the Northern Irish immigrant who founded the famous Canadian store Eaton's in Toronto in 1869.He is of English, Scottish, German, Irish, one sixteenth French-Canadian, and more distant Welsh and Dutch, descent.One of the many qualities Amell and Ricci are admired for is the fact that they have a tight-knit relationship that's lasted for six years. Oh wait, I'm thinking of dog years, but, still, it's pretty much the same thing.Now, they're engaged and getting ready to say "I do," which has a lot of people wondering, "How did they meet? Second, it's difficult to pinpoint the exact moment they met, because neither have really chatted about their meet-cute — based on what I can find.The couple is now married for two years, and they are getting stronger together as the time passes.
Robbie's great-great-great-grandfather, Benjamin Devitt, was Mayor of Waterloo, Ontario, while Robbie's great-great-grandfather, Louis Jacob Breithaupt, was a manufacturer and political figure in Ontario, who was Mayor of Berlin, Ontario (now Kitchener, Ontario), as was Louis's own father.
The experience brought Robbie to realize that he wanted to pursue a career in acting.
Shortly after choosing to follow acting, he booked the part of Daniel Murtaugh in the major motion picture Cheaper by the Dozen 2, headed by names such as Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Hilary Duff, Tom Welling and - of whom he played the son - Eugene Levy and Carmen Electra.
And although the wedding may come at a surprise for some, the nupitals were a longtime coming for these newlyweds. "I'm going to marry my best friend." And now, after eight years together, these two BFFs have many more anniversaries ahead of them!
Amell and Ricci have been dating since 2008 and then became engaged in August of 2014 after six years together. Seven weeks ago, the couple reportedly celebrated their wedding shower with boxes on boxes of cheesy, delicious pizza.