He attended Village Community School, Xavier High School and took classes at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.
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Long term fans of the soap will recall that Steven was left rocked by confusion over his own sexuality during his 20 stint.
Why not check out our timeline of his story so far to remind yourselves?
Strait began taking acting lessons at the age of eleven.
In the sixth grade, he began to take performing classes at the Village Community School.
We all love a good East Enders twist – and the latest intriguing curveball in Walford has not just been the return of Steven Beale but also the fact that he is in a relationship with Lauren Branning.
As ever with East Enders, not everything is as it seems and there are still many questions to be answered.
While some fans seemed to think East Enders had forgotten Steven’s history, this is evidently not the case (there was a tense exchange between Steven and Christian) – and we can only imagine that things will be getting complex once more for both Steven and Lauren.