Starting from when he was still a toddler, Cameron Monaghan has been active in the entertainment industry and has risen to become one of the favorite faces on television, causing quite some stir with his array of works. The American actor is admired for his good looks and versatility onscreen. He has often been named among the fastest-growing stars in Hollywood and has maintained a steady pace in the industry, winning awards for his efforts.
Born on the 16th of August 1993, Monaghan grew up being exceptionally outgoing and this caught a lot of attention. He was born in Santa Monica, California to a single mother identified as Diane Monaghan who happens to be an insurance claims specialist.
The Beginning of Cameron Monaghan’s Acting Career
Shortly after she gave birth to her son, Diane moved to Boca Raton, Florida. It was while in Boca Raton that she noticed how exceptionally photogenic Monaghan was so she decided to send his pictures to advertising firms. After a while, one of the agencies contacted her and Monaghan eventually appeared in an advert at the age of three. By the time he was five, he had already had his face on his first catalog and by 7, he got his first regional commercial.
Cameron Monaghan’s mother saw that he had acting talent in him so she allowed him to appear on some Little Palm Children’s Theatre productions including Stuart little and Winnie-the-Pooh. This helped him develop his acting skills. Eventually, he landed his first film role in 2002 when he was just 9 years old, he was cast to play Alex in The Wishing Stone.
Breaking Out With ‘Malcolm in the Middle’
After starring as Winthrop Paroo in The Music Man, a drama-comedy music movie in 2003, Monaghan landed his breakout role in Malcolm in the Middle, an American sitcom in which he played the role of Chad. He got the role in 2004 and played Chad across 6 episodes.
Even though his time on the show was shortlived, his performance was remarkable as he proved himself to be a force to be reckoned with as an actor. His performance on the series was so good that it fetched him his first award as an actor. In 2005, he won the Young Artist Award as Best Young Television Actor in a Recurring Role.
He Has Starred in Bigger Projects
After his role in Malcolm in the Middle, Cameron Monaghan has gone on to feature in other projects which gained him more attention. The actor is most known for his role in Shameless, an American comedy-drama series. Monaghan was cast to play the main role of Ian Gallagher in 2011 and still plays that role as of this writing. So far, he has starred across more than 100 episodes and has won so many fans for himself.
Monaghan has also starred in other popular projects including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Gotham, among many others. The actor has appeared in more than 50 TV series and movies since he started acting.
The Truth About The Sexuality of Cameron Monaghan
There have been a lot of speculations about Cameron Monaghan’s sexuality with many fans believing the actor is gay. The rumors emerged because Monaghan’s character in Shameless is a gay teenager. Apparently, Monagan has played the role so well that fans believe he is gay in real life.
Well, at the moment, there is no evidence at all to show that Cameron Monaghan is gay. Monaghan has maintained he is straight. In a Twiter chat with fans in 2013, Monaghan told his fans that he is not gay and that he only plays a gay role because it is his job.
Is He Dating Anyone?
One major pointer to the fact that Cameron Monaghan is not gay is that he has dated women in the past. In 2016, it was revealed that Monaghan was in love with Ruby Modine, an American actress. The pair dated from 2016 to 2017 before they broke up.
After moving on from Modine, Monaghan fell in love with Peyton List, another American actress. The lovebirds made their romance a public thing in 2017 when they shared a sweet photo of themselves having a great time in Disneyland. They dated for more than a year before they broke up in January 2019.
As of this writing, it is believed that the actor is single.