American child artist, Caleb McLaughlin rose to fame from his role Lucas Sinclair in the science fiction web series, Stranger Things and also gained a huge fan following. He also won several awards including Screen Actors Guild Awards and NAACP Image Awards from his role in the series.
McLaughlin made his acting debut in 2012 from the Broadway show, The Lion King as a Young Simba. The same year, he moved to movies and worked in a short film, Noah Dreams of Origami Fortunes as Noah. In 2013, he made his TV debut in the TV series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
In 2018, McLaughlin voiced Young Gary in the movie, Final Space.
Early Life And Education of Caleb McLaughlin
Caleb McLaughlin was born Caleb Reginald McLaughlin on 13th October 2001 in Carmel, New York under the birth sign Libra. McLaughlin is American by nationality and belongs to Afro-American ethnicity.
McLaughlin is the son of April McLaughlin and Corey McLaughlin. He has a brother, Corey McLaughlin Jr. and a sister, Crystal McLaughlin.
McLaughlin attended Kent Primary School and George Fischer Middle School. He moved to New York after he finished his fifth grade and joined Piped Piper Children's Theatre. Later, he joined Happy Feet Dance School in Carmel and then attended Harlem School of the Arts under the former producer of Lion King, Aubrey Lynch.
Caleb McLaughlin's Career
Caleb McLaughlin debuted in acting as Noah in 2012 short film, Noah Dreams of Origami Fortunes. The following year, McLaughlin worked in police procedural TV series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit starring Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, Christopher Meloni and Richard Belzer among others.
McLaughlin then worked in several TV series, Forever, What Would You Do?, Shades of Blue, Blue Bloods and The New Editions Story among others. Particularly, he is popular for his role in the science fiction web series, Stranger Things.
Caleb McLaughlin appeared in the science fiction horror web TV series, Stranger Things since July 2016. McLaughlin worked as Lucas Sinclair in the TV series with Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder and Noah Schnapp among others.
His acting in the series is highly appreciated by millions of fans and the critics. For his appearance in the series, he even won Screen Actors Guild Awards and NAACP Image Awards. He also has been nominated for Young Artists Awards, BET Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
As of 2018, McLaughlin voiced Young Gary in the animated science fiction TV series, Final Space.
Apart from acting, McLaughlin also appeared in music videos like Santa’s Coming for US by Sia and Jimmy Fallon’s Golden Globes 2017 Opening by Jimmy Fallon.
Caleb McLaughlin's Net Worth
Caleb McLaughlin has an estimated net worth of $0.7 million as per some online sources but the amount is still under review. McLaughlin earned a good salary from his role in the TV series, Stranger Things:
- Season 1 (2016) = $20k
- Season 2 (2017) = $21k
His salary increased to $30k per episode for the upcoming season 3.
He is a supporter of Graden of Dreams Foundation.
Caleb McLaughlin's Personal Life
Caleb McLaughlin, the talented young actor, is more focused on his career rather than focusing on any serious relationship. He is possibly single as he has not introduced anyone as his girlfriend.
McLaughlin is close to all the cast members of Stranger Things. They often talk in their group chat, Stranger Texts.
He is the member of junior NBA Leadership Council Members.
McLaughlin loves to play basketball and enjoys traveling. Some of his other hobbies include cycling, swimming, and dancing.
He is active on social media and has a great fan following. As of 2018, he has over 5.1 million followers on his Instagram.
Here are five facts about Caleb McLaughlin:
by saru, 23 Mar, 2018