The 2017 television series Stranger Things introduced audiences to Steve Harrington, the popular, but arrogant and antagonistic boyfriend of Nancy Wheeler (Natalia Dyer). The role was played by Joe Keery, who since then has reprised his role in Season 2 and has become one of the breakout stars of the show. Let’s take a look at the life and career of Joe Keery, who you may know better as Steve Harrington. Joe Keery as Steve Harrington: The Boy Next Door

Why are we writing about Steve?

Joe Keery is one of those child actors who grew up, got his shit together and is making waves in Hollywood with roles in films such as It Follows and TV shows like Mindhunter. But, I’m here to talk about his character on Stranger Things. Joe plays Steve Harrington a popular high school jock turned boyfriend of Nancy Wheeler. In season 2, he learns that Nancy has been cheating on him with Jonathan Byers (Noah Schnapp). He gets over it (and possibly gets back together with her), but we all know how much of a piece of shit he can be to Jonathan during season 1 – and maybe a little bit in season 2 too.

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Who is Steve?

In order to keep your man, you have to understand his insecurities. Don’t get me wrong; no one wants a partner who mopes around complaining about every little thing that bugs him. That’s not only annoying, it gives off a negative vibe and makes him look like he can’t handle his own problems.

Joe Keery as Steve Harrington: The Boy Next Door
Joe Keery as Steve Harrington: The Boy Next Door

But if your guy has some insecurity, you have to be there for him and make sure he knows that they don’t bother you and you don’t find them threatening (unless they are). It helps to reassure him by reminding him that those things just aren’t important enough for you to consider them an issue in your relationship.

How does he relate to Jonathan?

Jonathan Byers is a shy, awkward teenager who has been ostracized by his peers. He becomes close friends with Steve, much to Nancy’s chagrin. Early in season two, it becomes clear that their friendship has grown into something more romantic and they begin dating. As they grow closer together, we learn that even though Jonathan and Steve are opposites on first impression, they share many similarities in personality; both are sensitive, kind-hearted boys who have not received much love from their families of origin and struggle to find acceptance in their communities.

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What do we know about his personality and interests?

Everyone knows that there’s something off about Joe Keery’s character on Stranger Things , but can you ever really get a read on him? Is he a just misunderstood, or is he devious and secretly plotting against Nancy Wheeler (Natalia Dyer)? That remains to be seen. And whether or not he’s plotting against Nancy, it seems pretty clear that he and Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) are in cahoots at least some of the time. Their phone calls seem suspicious enough—how often do 15-year-old girls call grown men just to talk?—but it was during an episode in season two where his true motives were revealed.

Joe Keery as Steve Harrington: The Boy Next Door
Joe Keery as Steve Harrington: The Boy Next Door

Is Joe Keery in season 4?

According to IMDB, yes! In fact, it looks like he has a big role. According to KSL TV, he’s set to appear in three episodes of Stranger Things season 4. He’ll appear alongside with Natalia Dyer (Nancy Wheeler), Noah Schnapp (Will Byers), Sadie Sink (Max), and Dacre Montgomery (Billy Hargrove). Judging by how Will turned out in season 3, Joe may not be happy about his return either.

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Is Steve Harrington a good guy?

While he may appear to be at first, we don’t have all of Joe Keery’s cards yet. We don’t know what he’s going to do next. I think that keeps him an interesting character and makes you want to come back for more!

Who is Joe Keery GF?

Joe Keery and his girlfriend, actress Maika Monroe, began dating in 2016 after meeting at an In-N-Out Burger in Studio City, California. A year later they took their relationship public when they made their red carpet debut at the GQ Men of the Year party. They briefly split up before reuniting in September 2017. On September 14, 2018 it was announced that they had welcomed a daughter named Grette. Sadly she only lived for one week.

What Myers Briggs is Steve Harrington?

According to CelebrityTypes, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington (seasons 2–present; recurring season 1), a popular high school student and the boyfriend of Nancy Wheeler. He ostracizes Jonathan Byers, but later comes to befriend him. He and Nancy later break up in season two is an ESFP (Extraverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving). This means that he is Extraverted – preferring to be with people and in a crowd – Intuitive, they have a difficult time paying attention to detail – but can easily juggle many tasks at once – Sensing, they trust their own observations above anything else, unless it’s proven wrong. They like clear-cut directions. – Feeling, they are responsive to emotions of others and are concerned about their reactions.

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