Stu was born in Preston but currently resides in New York City.
From 2010 - 2016, Stu was signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as Wade Barrett/King Barrett/Bad News Barrett and has been a major part of their brand for the last 6 years. He is hugely well known around the world and is the most successful British wrestler of the last decade.
He made his acting debut in the Colin Farrell & Noomi Rapace film DEAD MAN DOWN as Kilroy.
Stu's film work includes the lead role of Bishop in a new WWE Studios film ELIMINATORS (directed by James Nunn), John Gold in action film VENGEANCE (Evolutionary Films) and FANGED UP, a new horror comedy alongside Steven Berkoff & BAFTA winner Lauren Socha.
Stu has recently been in LA filming a new Netflix series (TBA 2018).