February 2, 1988; in Senegal
|In Twilight saga|
Ly was born in the country of Senegal. He attended University to study engineering. Being a shy young man, his friend suggested he could overcome his shyness by taking some acting classes. Ly took his friend's advice and changed his degree to acting.
Ly's mother abandoned him at age 14 to finish his American education. He was left to face a long immigration battle, but Hollywood stars and volunteer lawyers saw his potential and helped grant him his visa. He even had to turn down television shows like Law and Order because of his status.
Ly continued his training in New York with William Esper and upon graduation moved to Hollywood. He soon took to the stage at the Actors Playpen Theatre in Sex, Relationships and Sometimes Love,.
Ly will appear in Breaking Dawn - Part 2 as the vampire Henri, a part that was specially written into the movie by the writers. Henri is part of the duo that makes up the French Coven, so having French as a second language made him more prominent to producers.