For fans of the Netflix 2016 hit series Stranger Things, Caleb McLaughlin is no stranger at all. Though he became an international star after his portrayal of the character of Lucas Sinclair, one of the main characters in the blockbuster series, the young American actor actually started acting on the Broadway stage where he appeared in the musical The Lion King. He played the role of Young Simba in the Broadway theatre production from 2012 to 2014.
For his stellar performance in Stranger Things, Caleb Mclaughlin has been nominated for at least five prestigious awards and has won two. He is one of the few kids who know right from the cradle what they want to be in life and he worked hard to achieve it. Notwithstanding the fact that the young lad is growing up right in front of our eyes, there are a lot of interesting facts most people don’t know about him.
Who Is Caleb Mclaughlin? His Bio, Age
From the look of things, the Stranger Things star might just be the next big thing in Hollywood, that is if his exploits in his formative years are anything to go by. Born on October 13, 2001, the talented actor grew up in his place of birth, Carmel, a small town in New York, USA. His parents April (mother) and Corey McLaughlin Sr (father) raised him alongside three others. He has two sisters, Caitlyn and Crystal, and a brother known as Corey McLaughlin Jr.
His early education was acquired from Kent Primary School from where he moved on to George Fischer Middle School where he spent a year. After his fifth grade, the budding star took the bold step and relocated to New York City to explore the horizon in the world of entertainment. While in NYC, he took a year to study dance at Happy Feet Dance School in Carmel, NY. He later moved on to The Harlem School of the Arts where he studied under the tutelage of former Lion King producer, Aubrey Lynch.
Upon the launch of his acting career in 2012, Caleb McLaughlin debuted in the short film Noah Dreams of Origami Fortunes and hot on the heels of his debut, he landed the role of Young Simba in the musical The Lion King (2012 to 2014), staged at the Minskoff Theatre. He also appeared in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (one episode), Unforgettable, Forever, as well as What Would You Do? (one episode).
He appeared in the aforementioned between 2013 and 2015 and moving on to 2016, he hit the jackpot with his portrayal of Lucas Sinclair in the hit Netflix series titled Stranger Things which is arguably his biggest act so far. The series did not only earn him recognition in prestigious awards but also put his name on the world map. Also in 2016, he played small roles in the TV programs Shades of Blue and Blue Bloods.
Some of his recent appearances are as Ricky Bell in the miniseries The New Edition Story and two music videos, all in 2017. He also lent his voice to the character of Young Gary in the TV series Final Space in one episode. For now, Caleb McLaughlin appears to be busy filming some new projects.
Caleb McLaughlin’s Net Worth
With a hit series and several other movies under his belt, there is no doubt the young actor is smiling to the bank often. Though it’s not quite clear how much he is worth at the moment, a few sites have it pegged at $3 million while some others say it’s $0.7 million. Nevertheless, Caleb McLaughlin seems to know his onions and it won’t be a surprise to see him raking in the millions in the near future.
Height And Other Facts About Caleb McLaughlin
Aside from acting, the young star is also a trained dancer.
He is a very charming and friendly person and is always happy to entertain his fans with dance performances.
He has performed in films, television as well as music videos.
Caleb has a Screen Actors Guild Award and an NAACP Image Award to his credit, thanks to his performance in Stranger Things.
He resides with his family – parents, two sisters, and a brother.
He is active on social media platforms including Instagram and Twitter.
He currently has a height of 1.65 m and is expected to grow more since he is still a teenager.