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13 Fascinating Facts About Ronan Farrow

You know those Dos Equis commercials with the “most fascinating man in the world?” I think Ronan Farrow is aiming for his job. Give Ronan a couple of decades and the twenty-five-year-old will be just that. But right now he’ll just have to settle for being the “most fascinating man in the world under the age of 30.”

Ronan is very smart, educated, well-traveled, talented, witty, funny, handsome, and may or may not be the son of Frank Sinatra. Yeah, he has it going on. Check out these thirteen fascinating facts about the attorney, human rights activist, writer, and prodigy of Mia Farrow right here:

 

  • He’s SUPER Smart 1 of 13
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    Ronan Farrow is a smarty pants. At the age of 15, he graduated from Bard College with a double major of philosophy and biology and was the school's youngest graduate. He then went on to Yale for law school and was the editor of the Yale Journal of International Affairs.

    Photo Source: Twitter/ Ronan Farrow

  • He’s Hilarious 2 of 13
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    Ronan is self-effacing and hilarious.

    He tweets stuff like:

    "Does Miley Cyrus just do demolition jobs or is she also available for insulation and dry-walling?"

    "My entire career has been an elaborate ruse to get close to Shaquille O'Neal."

    "Happy father's day -- or as they call it in my family, happy brother-in-law's day. "

    Photo Source: Twitter/Ronan Farrow

  • He’s Really Named Satchel 3 of 13
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    His full name is Satchel Ronan O'Sullivan Farrow, but he goes by the name Ronan. Satchel was given to him by his "dad" Woody Allen, for the famed baseball player Satchel Page. But for a while Ronan went by the name Seamus.

    Photo Source: Twitter/Ronan Farrow

  • He Hangs with the Cool Kids 4 of 13
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    He hangs out with the cool kids. Like here he parties with actress Shannon Woodward for his joint ugly sweater birthday party which was hosted by Katy Perry. Yes, Katy Perry throws him b-day parties. 

    Photo Source: Twitter/Ronan Farrow

  • He Worked for Hillary Clinton 5 of 13
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    "I've never learned more from a boss," Ronan wrote. Yup, Hillary Clinton was his boss. Ronan was the special adviser to the Secretary of State for global youth issues.  He is an avid activist for human rights and in 2008 was awarded the Refugees International's McCall-Pierpaoli Humanitarian Award, for "extraordinary service to refugees and displaced people."

    Photo Source: Twitter/Ronan Farrow

  • He’s a Rhodes Scholar 6 of 13
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    "Speaking of annoying elitism, here's the view from my college roof at Oxford, no big deal," Ronan tweeted. Yeah, I think the big deal was that he was a Rhodes Scholar and was the first Bard graduate to have that honor.

    Photo Source: Twitter/Ronan Farrow

  • He Does Voiceover Work 7 of 13
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    Oh, and in his spare time — he does voice-over work. He posted this pic saying, "Did some voice work for the English language version of Miyazaki's Poppy Hill. Love those @ghibli_intl guys."

    Photo Source: Twitter/Ronan Farrow

  • He Writes Music 8 of 13
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    He also writes music. "In the studio with the very cool alt band Blow Up Hollywood laying down some tracks I wrote for a country artist." Yes, he writes country music in his spare time. What? Yes. That.

    Photo Source: Twitter/Ronan Farrow

  • He’s Always Been Cool 9 of 13
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    Think he's been hanging out with stars and leaders just as an adult? Nope. Here he is as a little boy hanging out with Nelson Mandela.

    Photo Source: Instagram/Ronan Farrow

     

  • He’s a Writer 10 of 13
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    He's also a writer. He's had his work appear in Newsday, The Boston Herald, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Forbes, and The Los Angeles Times.

    Photo Source: Instagram/Ronan Farrow

  • He Might Be Frank Sinatra’s Son 11 of 13
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    Uh... yeah. We have no DNA proof or statements saying he is indeed Frank Sinatra's son, but one look at him and it's pretty damn obvious. Ronan looks NOTHING like Woody Allen, who has always been assumed to be his father. Ronan's mother Mia Farrow was married to Frank Sinatra in the late sixties but at the time did not have any children. Farrow told Vanity Fair that Sinatra could "possibly" be Ronan's biological father, and looking at the photos above, that claim is very believable.

    Ronan did respond to the rumors, with a witty reply, saying, "Listen, we're all *possibly* Frank Sinatra's son."

     

     

  • He’s Got an Interesting Dad 12 of 13
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    He has some pretty intense family drama, most famously for the situation where his dad Woody Allen married his sister.

    "He's my father married to my sister. That makes me his son and his brother-in-law," Ronan said. "That is such a moral transgression… I cannot see him. I cannot have a relationship with my father and be morally consistent. I lived with all these adopted children, so they are my family. To say Soon-Yi was not my sister is an insult to all adopted children."

  • He’s Also Got an Interesting Mom 13 of 13
    Mia Farrow at TIME 100 Gala, TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City

    Mia Farrow has a very busy household, with four biological children and 11 adopted children in all.

    "I am so proud of my family... I grew up across the table from [brother] Moses, who has cerebral palsy, and next to my sister Quincy, born of a drug-addicted inner-city mother, and Minh, who is blind," Ronan said.

    He added: "I could never have understood what it means to grow up blind or with cerebral palsy. I saw problems and needs, so the next thing you think is: OK, what are you going to do about it?"
    Source: Us Weekly
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