Meet Mitchell Slaggert, the actor turning heads as Jackson on 'The Sex Lives of College Girls'

'Even when I thought had a general idea of where my character was headed, I certainly didn't see that one coming'

Actor Mitchell Slaggert appears in season two of The Sex Lives of College Girls on HBO Max
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It's getting steamy at Essex College thanks to Mitchell Slaggert, who joins the HBO Max hit The Sex Lives of College Girls for its sophomore season, which premiered on the streamer on Thursday, November 17. 

As Kimberly (Pauline Chalamet), Bela (Amrit Kaur), Leighton (Reneé Rapp) and Whitney (Alyah Chanelle Scott) are unlocking the door to their on-campus suite, they're taken aback by Jackson, Mitchell Slaggert's shirtless coed who s emerging from the communal showers. The gals are even more enamored when they see him hanging up a TV in his dorm (also shirtless), though he's causing a raucous. 

It's clear we're in for a wild ride with season two of The Sex Lives of College Girls. After Thanksgiving break, the gang's back for the final stretch of the semester and ready to embark on a "striptacular" (their words, not ours). How will Jackson, the hunky new transfer student, fit into their lives? 

"It keeps you on your toes," Slaggert tells People (opens in new tab) of the season's storyline. "Even when I was reading the script and I thought had a general idea of where my character was headed, I certainly didn't see that one coming."

We're ready for whatever these sexy extracurriculars take us. Here's everything we know about The Sex Lives of College Girls newcomer Mitchell Slaggert:

Who is Mitchell Slaggert from 'The Sex Lives of College Girls'?

North Carolina native Mitchell Slaggert did not have modeling and acting on his radar—far from it. Hailing from a "Southern, structured military family," he tells People, Slaggert initially tried to join the Marines. However, a car accident when he was a child cost him his kidney, and he was unable to be recruited for that reason. 

After that, he turned his attention towards getting a degree, which is when people turned their attention towards him...all while he was simply washing his car.

"Daniel Peddle [the director of Moss] tapped me on my shoulder and said, ‘Do you want to model?’ I was like, ‘Thank you, no thank you. I’m good.’ Long story short, he convinced me to do it. I went to New York two weeks later and then two weeks after that, I’m flying to Milan to do the Calvin Klein runway.”

Slaggert has several fashion brands on his roster besides Calvin Klein, including Nautica and Jean Paul Gaultier. Eventually, he made his foray into acting by starring in Moss, a coming-of-age story about a troubled teen who comes into contact with a spiritual hiker. He's also starred in Spare Room and the Gossip Girl reboot

But now that he's had a few roles, he's looking to take things in his career a step further.

"I had to take a step back because I didn't want to be known as a model–turned–actor with no chops," he confessed to People. "I took a step back, and I got a bunch of training. Now, I'm back on the scene."

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Mitchell Slaggert Instagram: what's his handle?

You can find the actor on Instagram at the handle @mslaggert (opens in new tab), where he boasts more than 91,000 followers.

Who is Mitchell Slaggert dating?

We're invested in romance right now (as you might've been able to tell from our compilations of Chris Evans' dating history, Liam Hemsworth's dating history and so on), so obviously we had to do some social-media sleuthing on Mitchell Slaggert's current relationship status. 

Though we aren't sure who the budding actor is linked to right now, we do know he loves being in the country, on a fishing trip and hanging out with his four-legged friends.

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Well, Mitchell, everyone on campus and off is anxious to see where the journey takes you next. (We know we're in for quite a semester!)

The Sex Lives of College Girls hits HBO Max on November 17, with two episodes airing weekly until the finale on December 15.

Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 

The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 

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