Jacob Tremblay

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Jacob Tremblay
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Tremblay in December 2015
Born (2006-10-05) October 5, 2006 (age 11)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 2013–present

Jacob Tremblay (/ˈtrɒmbl/; born October 5, 2006) is a Canadian child actor. His breakout performance was his co-starring role as Jack Newsome in Room (2015), for which he won the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, and was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role.

Early life[edit]

Tremblay was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on October 5, 2006.[1][2] He was raised in the nearby city of Langley, British Columbia. His father, Jason Tremblay, is a police detective, and his mother, Christina Candia Tremblay, is a homemaker. Tremblay's older sister Emma and younger sister Erica are also actors.[3]

Career[edit]

Tremblay began acting in television roles. He made his film debut in the live-action/animated feature The Smurfs 2,[4] released in 2013.[5]

Tremblay portrayed Jack Newsome in the acclaimed drama film Room, co-starring with Brie Larson.[6] The film, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, premiered on September 4, 2015, at the Telluride Film Festival, and was released in cinemas on October 16, 2015.[7] For his performance, he was nominated for the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, becoming the youngest actor nominated for that award and the second-youngest in all categories.[citation needed]

In 2016, Tremblay played a supporting role in the comedy film Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie; and guest-starred as the younger version of the main character, Phil Miller, on Fox's post-apocalyptic comedy series The Last Man on Earth.[8] That same year, he starred in the horror film Before I Wake, with Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane,[9] and played a supporting role in the psychological thriller Shut In, again alongside Watts, and co-starring Oliver Platt,[10] and directed by Farren Blackburn.[11] He also portrayed Wes Firth in the adventure comedy-drama Burn Your Maps, starring with Vera Farmiga and Marton Csokas.[12]

In 2017, Tremblay played Peter Carpenter in director Colin Trevorrow's drama film The Book of Henry, co-starring with Naomi Watts and Maddie Ziegler.[13] He also played August Pullman in Wonder, based on R.J. Palacio's novel of the same name.

Personal life[edit]

Tremblay is an avid fan of the Star Wars franchise and named his dog after Daisy Ridley's character, Rey.[14] His excitement at the characters BB-8, R2-D2, and C-3PO's appearance at the 88th Academy Awards ceremony was considered a highlight of the evening.[15][16][17]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Smurfs 2 Blue Winslow
2013 The Magic Ferret Sam Short film
2014 Extraterrestrial Matty Uncredited
2015 Gord's Brother Young Gord Short film
2015 Room Jack Newsome
2016 Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie Kid 4
2016 Before I Wake Cody Morgan
2016 Burn Your Maps Wes Firth
2016 Shut In Tom Patterson
2017 The Book of Henry Peter Carpenter
2017 Wonder August "Auggie" Pullman
2018 The Death and Life of John F. Donovan Young Rupert Turner Post-production
2018 The Predator

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Motive Riley Stanwyck Episode: "Undertow"
2013 Mr. Young Young Tater Episode: "Mr. Finale Part 1"
2014 My Mother's Future Husband Connor Television film
2014 Santa's Little Ferrets Todd Collins Television short
2016 The Last Man on Earth Young Phil Miller Episode: "Pitch Black"[18]
2016 Billy on the Street Himself Episode: "Billy's Holiday Wonderland With Jacob Tremblay"
2016 American Dad! Young Charles Lindbergh (voice) Episode: "Fight and Flight"

Awards and nominations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coggan, Devan (October 5, 2015). "Brie Larson serenades her Room costar Jacob Tremblay for his 9th birthday". Entertainment Weekly. 
  2. ^ Pescod, Nicholas (January 22, 2014). "Child actor continues to rise". Nanaimo Bulletin. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  3. ^ Barnes, Brooks (December 12, 2015). "Hollywood's 'It' Kid: A Blast of Fresh Air on the Oscar Trail". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ "The Smurfs 2 (2013) LA Premiere - Jacob Tremblay". Trailer Addict. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  5. ^ "The Smurfs 2 (2013)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  6. ^ McNary, Dave (November 10, 2014). "AFM: William H. Macy, Joan Allen Join Brie Larson's 'Room'". Variety. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  7. ^ McNary, Dave (July 29, 2015). "Brie Larson's 'Room' Set for Oct. 16 Release". Variety. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  8. ^ Snierson, Dan (January 20, 2016). "Room star Jacob Tremblay to guest on Last Man on Earth". Entertainment Weekly. 
  9. ^ Roxborough, Scott (November 7, 2013). "Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane Will Star in Horror Pic 'Somnia'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  10. ^ Hipes, Patrick (March 18, 2015). "Oliver Platt Joins Naomi Watts In 'Shut In' For EuropaCorp & Lava Bear". Deadline.com. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  11. ^ McNary, Dave (March 6, 2015). "Naomi Watts' 'Shut In,' Sullivan Stapleton's 'The Lake' Set 2016 Release Dates". Variety. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  12. ^ McNary, Dave (July 23, 2015). "Vera Farmiga, Virginia Madsen Starring in Comedy-Drama 'Burn Your Maps'". Variety. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  13. ^ Kroll, Justin (August 19, 2015). "Jacob Tremblay, Jaeden Lieberher to Co-Star in Colin Trevorrow's Book of Henry (Exclusive)". Variety. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Jacob Tremblay names his new puppy after Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens". Entertainment Weekly's EW.com. Retrieved 2016-04-12. 
  15. ^ Chen, Joyce (29 February 2016). "How Jacob Tremblay Won Oscars 2016 Night With His Cuteness". Us Weekly. Retrieved 23 July 2016. 
  16. ^ Bui, Hoai-Tran (29 February 2016). "A chronological timeline of Jacob Tremblay adorably winning Oscar night". USA Today. Retrieved 23 July 2016. 
  17. ^ "Jacob Tremblay's cutest moments at the Oscars". CBC News. 29 February 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2016. 
  18. ^ "THE LAST MAN ON EARTH - Fart Face from "Pitch Black" - FOX BROADCASTING". YouTube. March 3, 2016. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 

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