Born in 1979 in New York State, Reggie Austin attended Yale University in their prestigious theater studies department. After graduation, he spent some time performing on stage in New York City before moving to Los Angeles, where he quickly booked the web/TV series "Quarterlife" (NBC, 2008), which began as 36 eight-minute episodes online, and was condensed into six 60-minute episodes on the network. Although the show was quickly cancelled, Austin continued to land supporting roles in TV and features including "Friends with Money" (2006) and the remake of "The Omen" (2006). His first recurring role was in "The Starter Wife" (USA, 2008-2009), a romantic dramedy starring Debra Messing as a Hollywood divorcee, looking to start her new life. Austin played the husband of one of Messing's character's close friends. His next major part was as a recurring character on "Life Unexpected" (The CW, 2010-11). He had recurring roles on "Homeland" (Showtime, 2011-) and "The Game" (The CW, 2006-09; BET, 2011-15) before booking another pair of recurring roles on "Pretty Little Liars" (ABC Family 2010-15; Freeform, 2016-) and "Devious Maids" (Lifetime, 2013-). In 2016, he became a series regular on "Agent Carter" (ABC, 2015-) as a confidant and romantic interest of the title character.