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Jacob Tremblay is making waves in the movie industry as a child actor. The star from Canada rose to popularity in 2015 following his performance in the popular movie ‘Room’ where he played the remarkable role of Jack Newsome. Tremblay has since earned lots of recognition and accolades for his many movie roles.
Tremblay attained a level which many have sought for years to no avail, at a very young age. This feat has raised a lot of questions pertaining to the life and career of the youngster. To dwell on these questions would mean digging deeper into the life of the child actor. Starting with the frequently asked:
Who Is Jacob Tremblay? How Old Is He?
Tremblay was born on October 5, 2006, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Jacob has always been inclined to the creative arts. He started his career with roles on TV shows. Jacob Tremblay continued with TV roles until he made his film debut in the animation, ‘The Smurfs 2’ (2013). He filmed the movie when he was six after which he started getting more roles as he was noticed by stakeholders.
Tremblay’s next movie was in ‘Room’ where he starred alongside . The child actor got a nomination at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor In a Supporting Role. This made Tremblay the youngest actor to be nominated for the award.
This remarkable feat also ushered him into the limelight and he started appearing on several shows like show, and many others for interviews. Tremblay, in 2016, starred in ‘Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie’, a comedy film in which he played a supporting role. Also in 2016, he played a guest role in the comedy series ‘The Last Man on Earth’ as the younger version of the lead character.
The year 2016 was indeed a very busy one for Tremblay as the young actor continued to get more movie roles. He starred alongside Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane in the horror movie ‘Before I Wake’. He starred in the thriller, ‘Shut In’ directed by Farren Blackburn. Also in 2016, Jacob Tremblay starred alongside Vera Farmiga and Marton Csokas in the film ‘Burn Your Maps’, an adventure comedy-drama where he played the character of Wes Firth.
The year 2017 came with more opportunities for the young actor. He starred in the drama ‘The Book of Henry’ alongside and . That same year, he landed a role in the film, ‘Wonder’ which would turn out to be his most successful. In the movie, he played the character of a Treacher Collins syndrome child named August Pullman.
His Net Worth
No, Tremblay is not into acting just for fun and yes, the young actor makes a lot of money from his works. Jacob Tremblay has his net worth estimated at $670 thousand by some sources. He earned a great deal from his most successful movie Wonder (2017) which grossed a whopping $285 million. Not much is known about his salary as the young actor has not revealed such information to the media.
Family – His Parents, Siblings
Tremblay was raised by his parents; Jason Tremblay, his father and Christina Candia Tremblay, his mother, in Langley, British Columbia. His father is a police detective and his mother works as a homemaker. He was brought up in a modest and decent home and has very supportive parents.
Jacob’s Tremblay’s parents were very supportive when their child opted for the performing arts and are still doing their best to see him get to the top. This must have been the case for his sisters. Jacob’s older sister, Emma and younger sister, Erica are actresses as well.
Other Facts You Need to Know
- Jacob Tremblay’s Screen Actors Guild Award nomination in 2015 made him the youngest actor to be nominated for that award as well as the second youngest in all categories.
- The young actor is nicknamed Jake, a name he is sometimes called in Hollywood and even among his friends.
- He may be young but Jacob is quite humorous and reflects this in his social media accounts. Tremblay’s acting skills have been hailed by many stakeholders in the industry.
- He is a big fan of Star Wars. As a matter of fact, Tremblay named his dog ‘Rey’ after the lead character of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’.