It doesn't get much glowier than Bryan Greenberg. This super handsome actor / musician is one of the healthiest, fittest dudes we've ever met. Bryan is a guy's guy who loves sneakers, sports, and finds true enjoyment in working out. He never goes a day without some sort of physical activity and when he's in LA he loves to go on long bike rides through the canyons. Splitting his time between an apartment in downtown New York and a beautiful house in Los Angeles, Bryan is living the bicoastal dream with his stunning fiancé Jamie Chung. He prefers New York's vibrant culture and energy, so has been spending most of his time there these days.
We were lucky enough to catch up with him post-Coachella, hanging in his lovely Hollywood oasis, nestled in the green valley hills. We nibbled on Glow Cookies and yummy Loquats Bryan picked fresh from his fruit tree, and caught up about the projects he has been busy working on. Bryan's latest film, A Short History Of Decay, comes out this month and we couldn't be more excited to see this dreamy glow boy in action.
HOW THEY GLOW QUESTIONNAIRE
NAME: Bryan Greenberg
NICKNAME: BG, Biggie Greens
WHERE DID YOU GROW UP: Omaha, Nebraska
WHERE DO YOU LIVE: Between LA and NY but mostly NY. Been traveling a lot for work lately.
WHEN YOU ARE EATING HEALTHY, WHAT IS A TYPICAL…
BREAKFAST: Coffee and 0% Greek yogurt. I used to eat a bowl of cereal but it started to weigh me down in the morning.
LUNCH: I like to keep it vegetarian. Usually a soup or a vegetable sandwich.
DINNER: I go crazy at dinner. In NYC I especially eat a lot of Mexican food and tacos. I’ve been running so much that I can eat anything without worrying at this point. If I’m being healthy, ideally I’ll have salmon/chicken, veggies, and rice.
SNACK: Almonds, protein bars, frozen yogurt
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SPOTS/RESTAURANTS TO EAT HEALTHY? Suncafe- They have really awesome smoothies and vegan options. Earth Bar-I’m addicted to acai bowls, they’re my favorite thing to eat in the morning
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE INDULGENCE? My vice is frozen yogurt. I have a bad sweet tooth—I usually go to Menchies in LA, the one on Cahuenja.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SPOTS/RESTAURANTS TO INDULGE? In LA: I love to get a good burger at the Smokehouse in Burbank. Its is so old school, feels like you’re in the 60’s. They have great cocktails and and serve huge portions. For sushi I love Sugarfish and Sushi Ike.
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR LAST MEAL ON EARTH? Fluffernutter sandwich. I love peanut butter- it’s my favorite!
WHAT IS YOUR FITNESS REGIME? (HOW OFTEN & WHAT DO YOU GO) I am super active and exercise everyday so I try to mix it up. I do circuit training (cardio, boxing, squats, pushups, core conditioning) 3 x week, running 3-4 x week, and then yoga, boxing, basketball, softball in between. My favorite thing is cycling, especially outdoors in LA.
WHAT DO YOU LISTEN TO WHEN YOU WORK OUT: I like to play the new stuff when I’m working out, I love Drake, Kings of Leon…I also like Podcasts, and to listen to people talk about pop culture.
WHAT IS YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE? (PRODUCTS, FACIALS, ETC.) I really only use Cetaphil, because its super gentle on the skin. I like basic, simple products. I always wear SPF, because I’m so active and outdoors a lot.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND, WHAT 3 PRODUCTS WOULD YOU TAKE WITH YOU?
1. Pocket knife
2. Huge box of matches
3. Sleeping bag
MOST LIFE-CHANGING BOOK? Siddhartha by Herman Hesse really affected me. It taught me about patience.
WHAT IS THE BEST GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED? The gift of life! Haha, I don’t know… from my parents.
DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY. I'd wake up early, get a great cup of coffee and an acai bowl. Then I'd go for a long bike ride. Ideally I'd be going to a set that day, working on a project I love and am inspired by, and working with great people. Then I would go out to a nice dinner with friends, and watch a game somewhere.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST VALUABLE BEAUTY TIP/SECRET? Do something active every single day, even if it’s just walking, push-ups, anything.
WHAT MAKES YOU GLOW? Film, music, sports, and fashion make me glow. Music is an especially huge part of my life. The acting thing can feel like a job- I love it, but making music is nice because it’s yours. Writing songs, recording and performing music centers me. I already have an album ready but I’m just waiting for the right time to put it out.
Photography by: Emily Knecht