Ian Nelson Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 16 Sep, 2018
Facts of Ian Nelson
Date of Birth: 1995 , April-10
Age: 26 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Ian Nelson
Birth Name Ian Michael Nelson
Father Mark Nelson
Mother Janie Nelson
Nationality American
Birth Place/City North Carolina
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Face Color Fair
Famous for Teen Wolf, There's... Johny!
Education Forsyth Country Day School, University of Southern California
Movies The Hunger Games, Alone yet Not Alone, Like Me
TV Show Teen Wolf, There's...Johnny!
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Making his film debut with the small role in the dystopian sci-fi film The Hunger Games, American actor Ian Michael Nelson made a name for himself in Hollywood. He has appeared in many popular movies and television series so far, however, is most known for his roles, Young Derek Hale on MTV's TV Series, Teen Wolf, Andy Klavin in the TV series, There's... Johny!.   

Early Life And Education Of Ian Nelson     

Ian Nelson was born Ian Michael Nelson on 10th April 1995 in North Carolina under the birth sign Aries. Nelson is the son of Mark Nelson and Janie Nelson. His parents raised him with his three siblings.   

Nelson discovered his interest in the performing arts after auditioning for a school musical in order to impress a girl. He then performed in several local shows. 

Regarding his academics, Nelson attended Forsyth Country Day School in Lewisville, North Carolina. He then studied screenwriting at the University of Southern California. 

Ian Nelson's Career


Ian Nelson made his Hollywood debut in 2012 as District 3 Male Tribute in Gary Ross' sci-fi adventure film, The Hunger Games. The following year, Nelson worked in two movies Alone Yet Not Alone and Medeas. 

Some of his other works include The JudgeThe Best of MeThe Boy Next Door, and Freak Show. His latest movie includes 2017's film, Like Me starring Addison Timlin, Larry Fessenden, and Nicolette Pierini.

TV Series

Nelson made his TV debut as Young Derek Hale on MTV's TV series, Teen Wolf. The series starred, Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, and Holland Roden. He then worked in several TV series like Criminal MindsComedy Bang! Bang!Legends, and Lw and Order: Special Victims Unit.


In 2017, he appeared as Andy Klavin in comedy-drama web TV series, There's... Johny! where he shared the screen with Jane Levy, Tony Danza, and Andrew Schulz. Both critic and fans highly appreciated his performance.   

Ian Nelson's Net Worth

Ian Nelson has an estimated net worth of not less than $1 million, but, the actual amount is still under review. Nelson undoubtedly earns an impressive amount from his acting career.  

Furthermore, Nelson worked in several movies with an amazing box office collection. Here is the list of his hit movies:  

Movies Budget Box Office Collection IMDB Rating Cast Members
The Hunger Games (2012) $78 million $694.4 million 7.2 Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth.
The Judge (2014) $45-$50 million $84.4 million 7.4 Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, and Vera Farmiga.
The Boy Next Door (2015) $4 million $52.4 million 4.7 Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, and Kristin Chenoweth.

According to some online sources, a TV star makes an average salary that ranges from $150k to $1 million.

Ian Nelson's Personal Life

Like many other celebrities, Ian Nelson also prefers to keep his personal life and relationships low key. Nelson is hardworking and ambitious which might be the reason for him focusing more on his career rather than involving in serious relationships. 

Scrolling his Instagram, Nelson posts pictures mainly about his work. So, with the limited information, he has provided about his dating life, he is unmarried and is single as of 2018.    

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Come see me dance like it’s 1994! (Wasn’t even born yet actually...) but Freak Show is out in theatres...that was the point of this caption...ok. :) #freakshowmovie @freakshowmovie @ifcfilms

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Besides, the talented actor is active on social media and has a great fan following. As of September 2018, he has over 140k followers on his Instagram account.

Ian Nelson's Body Measurement

  • Height = Ian Nelson stands at the height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78m).
  • Weight = He weighs 70 kg.
  • Age = As of 2018, his age is 23.

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