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Caleb McLaughlin

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Caleb McLaughlin
Caleb McLaughlin by Gage Skidmore.jpg
McLaughlin at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (2001-10-13) October 13, 2001 (age 17)
Carmel, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active2012–present

Caleb McLaughlin (born October 13, 2001)[1] is an American actor. He began his career on the Broadway stage as Young Simba in the musical The Lion King. He plays Lucas Sinclair in the Netflix series Stranger Things.[2] In 2017, McLaughlin appeared in the BET miniseries The New Edition Story as Ricky Bell.

Early life[edit]

McLaughlin grew up in Carmel, a small town in suburban New York.[3] He attended Kent Primary School and later attended George Fischer Middle School for one year. After fifth grade, McLaughlin moved to New York City.[citation needed] He studied dance for a year at Happy Feet Dance School in Carmel, New York and then at The Harlem School of the Arts under Aubrey Lynch, former Lion King producer.[4][5]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Noah Dreams of Origami Fortunes Noah Short film[6]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Boy Episode: "Born Psychopath"
2013 Unforgettable Older Brother Episode: "New Hundred"
2014 Forever Alejandro Episode: "The Pugilist Break"
2015 What Would You Do? Caleb Episode 2
2016 Shades of Blue Jay-Jay 3 episodes
2016–present Stranger Things Lucas Sinclair Main Role; 17 episodes
2016 Blue Bloods Tone Lane Episode: "For the Community"
2017 The New Edition Story Ricky Bell (age 10-15) 3 episodes
2018 Final Space Young Gary (voice) Episode: "Chapter 4"
2018 Summer Camp Island Ghost (voice) Episode: "Ghost the Boy"

Music videos[edit]

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Location
2012–14 The Lion King Young Simba Minskoff Theatre, Broadway[7][8]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2017 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Digital TV Series or Film – Teen Actor Stranger Things Nominated [9]
2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Won [10]
2017 BET Awards YoungStars Award Nominated [11]
2018 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited Series) Won [12]
2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated [13]
2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards Best On-Screen Team (with Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp and Sadie Sink) Nominated [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Terry, Sarah (October 13, 2016). "The kids of "Stranger Things" wishing Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas) a happy birthday is pure #friendshipgoals". HelloGiggles.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 20, 2015). "Duffer Bros. Netflix Supernatural Drama Series Sets Young Cast, Gets Title". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 24, 2015.
  3. ^ "Caleb McLaughlin Biography, Celebrity Facts and Awards". TV Guide. August 20, 2015. Retrieved August 24, 2015.
  4. ^ Silva, Tiffany (January 10, 2017). "CALEB MCLAUGHLIN IS HAVING A GREAT START TO 2017". bckonline.com. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  5. ^ Cabiles, Janroe (July 7, 2017). "Caleb McLaughlin: Stranger Stages". statusmagonline.com. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  6. ^ Dunmore, Royce. "Noah Dreams of Origami Fortunes (2012)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  7. ^ Velez, Ali (August 2, 2016). "We Need To Talk About The Musical Talents Of The Kids From "Stranger Things"". BuzzFeed. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  8. ^ "Caleb McLaughlin". Playbill. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  9. ^ "38th Annual Awards". Young Artist Association. Archived from the original on January 7, 2018. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  10. ^ Nolfi, Joely (14 December 2016). "SAG Awards nominations 2017: See the full list". Entertainment Weekly.
  11. ^ "Youngstars Award". BET Awards 2017. June 25, 2017.
  12. ^ "Early winners at the 49th NAACP Image Awards". The Washington Post. The Washington Post. 15 January 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  13. ^ Gonzalez, Sandra (17 January 2018). "The full list of the 2018 SAG Awards nominees". CNN. CNN. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  14. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (May 3, 2018). "MTV Movie & TV Awards: 'Black Panther,' 'Stranger Things' Top Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on May 3, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2018.

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