Pete Ploszek, the famed American actor has been married to Daniela Kende since 2012. The Illinois-born made his presence known with the translation of Leonardo’s role in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles(2014). Since then, he has continued to dazzle many with his expanding career over the years.
Both Ploszek and Kende are also popular as holistic health coaches and nutritionists.
The American Actor Is Still Married to Daniela Kende
Pete has been married to Daniela since September 22, 2012. His wife is a health coach and nutritionist. A look through her social media updates confirms her passion for what she does. She advises people to eat a proper diet as well as hold events for pregnant and new mothers on how to handle changes to their bodies.
As it is this has only added to the bond between her and Pete. This is based on their social media updates. The pair are filled with each other’s praises while celebrating milestones. Say when Daniela launched her website in 2017, Pete took to his Instagram page to announce the news to his followers. He described her as an Xena girl and an a** kicker. Also, he maintains that she is an influence on his writing a book to share part of his life as a football player and this we will explore later.
He Welcomed Two Children with His Wife
At the time of writing this report, Pete is the father of two adorable children, a daughter, Eliza and a son named Charlie Wilder.
He became a father for the first time on January 10, 2018, just a few days before his 31st birthday. Since the arrival of Eliza, Pete has shared adorable moments with her. In a March 2018 Instagram update, the actor gave hints about the type of man his daughter should not be with. Based on this, we may not be wrong to state that Pete is an intentional father.
His wife gave birth to their second child on June 29, 2020. Despite the anticipation for the arrival of their child, his birth came at a time when the world was going through the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Pete’s wife, they were happy to have a new addition to their family but it was quite a challenge as she had to continue training her clients online as well as handle pregnancy and a toddler.
Interestingly, Charlie also couldn’t wait to join his new family as he came 10 minutes after Pete and Daniela pulled up at the hospital.
Other Thrilling Facts about the Teen Wolfe Actor
1. Early life and background
According to Wikipedia, Peter Ploszek was born on January 20, 1987, in Hinsdale, Illinois. However, IMDB states his place of birth as La Grange which lies about 3 miles away from Hinsdale. Though both sources give different locations of his place of birth, one thing that is common between the two is the fact that he was born in Illinois.
He is the son of Michael and Karen Ploszek. His father works in development while his mother is an inclusion assistant. Due to the nature of his parent’s work, Pete and his three brothers, Michael, Matthew, and Luke as well as a sister, Lauren spent their childhood and early years between New Jersey, Maine, and Ohio
However, the family later settled in St. Charles. Also, we can infer that he spent some part of his life in Chicago based on some of his wife’s Instagram updates.
Moving on, he managed to complete his education at both the High school and University levels. First, he attended St. Charles East High School after which he moved to Princeton University.
Pete graduated from Princeton in 2009. He later enrolled at the University of Southern California School of Dramatic Arts and graduated with a Master’s degree in Fine Arts in 2012.
2. He Played Football for 12 Years Before he Switched to Acting
These days Pete’s good looks on screen cannot be overlooked. For others, his familiarity comes from way back. As it is, the latter will also be right as he played football during his High school and College days.
While at St. Charles he was able to manage a good academic record as well as a passion for athleticism. This led him to both the football field and the track where he represented the school at different tournaments.
He continued with this stellar performance during his year at Princeton University. In his senior year, the Illinois-born aided the football team when he rushed 1525 yards. To show for his performance, he earned the all-state, all-conference, and all-area recognitions. Like his High school days, Pete participated in more than one sporting activity.
Years later he switched to acting to avoid the strenuous training needed in football. This makes him one of several actors that once played football. Others include Nick Nolte, Bill Cosby, and Dwayne Johnson.
3. His 2016 Book is a Closure to his Football-laying Days
In 2016, Pete released Get Fast and Crush the Combine. According to Pete, the book is a closure for the football phase of his life.
Also, the book is a guide for aspiring High School athletes who may not be natural players but are passionate about sports. The former football player also made it clear that his wife encouraged him to put his experience into writing to encourage others.
4. Pete made his Acting Debut in 2012
According to IMDB, Pete’s first credited roles are in the 2012 short film Outrage: WME and an episode of Parks and Recreation. Notably, he played the role of Leonardo in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles(2014).
This gained him a huge fan base. He has since made several screen appearances.
Pete Ploszek Selected Filmography
- Honesty Weekend(2020)
- Terminator: Dark Fate(2019)
- Liberty Crossing(2018)
- Teen Wolf(2016-2017)
- The Wedding Party(2016)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows(2016)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles(2014)
- Outrage: WME(2012)
5. Pete’s Wife Worked in the Movie Industry in the Past
While she is mostly associated with her actor-husband, Daniela is not a newbie to the entertainment world. She worked behind the scenes as an additional crew member on some movies.
According to IMDB, she has three credits for her work on Friday Night Lights(2006), Prime Suspect(2011), and Battleship(2012).