Caleb McLaughlin is an American actor. He was born as Caleb Reginald McLaughlin on October 31, 2001, in Carmel, New York, United States. The young American actor began his career in the theater. He played Young Simba in the musical The Lion King on Broadway. However, since 2016, Caleb McLaughlin has played Lucas Sinclair in the Netflix science fiction drama series Stranger Things. This is the role that brought him international fame and recognition.
Caleb McLaughlin Age
Although already worldwide famous, McLaughlin is still a teenager. His birthday falls on 31st of October. The young actor was born in 2001, which makes him 16 years old at the moment.
Caleb McLaughlin Height and Weight
The young actor is slim build and weighs 55 kg or 121 lbs. In addition, his height is around 5 feet 5 inches or 165 cm. he has black hair and dark brown eyes.
He keeps himself busy with regular teenage activities. Caleb loves playing basketball with his friends, riding his bike and doing pushups.
Net Worth and Income
According to some reports, the prospective Stranger Things star, Caleb McLaughlin has a net worth of around $700,000. He earns an income of about $20,000 per episode of Stranger Things.
Caleb also gets a decent pay for commercials that he does occasionally, like that one for Old Navy clothing brand, where he appeared alongside Ariana Grande and Jannete McCurdy.
Parents and Childhood
Caleb mother’s name is April McLaughlin and his father’s name is Corey McLaughlin. Together with his three siblings, McLaughlin grew up in Carmel, a suburb of New York City. The family moved and settled down in New York City when the young actor had finished his fifth grade, for better coaching and acting opportunities. Caleb has an older brother, Corey McLaughlin Jr., and two sisters whose names are Caitlyn and Crystal.
From an early age, Caleb’s parents have supported his artistic talent. He studied dance at the Happy Feet dance school in Carmel when he was little.
After the McLaughlin family moved to New York City, young Caleb started pursuing a professional acting career. He attended the Harlem School of the Arts, where he was performing under Aubrey Lunch. It didn’t take long before he landed his first role – the future sci-fi star began his acting career on one of the most prominent stages in the world – Broadway. He played a very demanding role of a Young Simba in The Lion King on Broadway. He played this role for two years, from 2012 to 2014.
At the same time, Caleb McLaughlin’s first role on television was the lead role of Noah in the short film Noah Dreams of Origami Fortunes, released back in 2012.
Caleb McLaughlin in Stranger Things
Before moving to Los Angeles to play Lucas Sinclair in Stranger Things, Caleb landed a few guest starring roles on TV. He played Ricky Bell in the BET produced mini-series The New Edition Story, and smaller roles in Law and Order: SVU, Blue Bloods, Unforgettable, and Shades of Blue.
In 2017, McLaughlin received his first prestigious award, alongside his fellow co-stars from Stranger Things. He won a Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance in Stranger Things. In addition, he was nominated for Young Stars Award.
Girlfriend and Relationships
Given his young age, Caleb McLaughlin still doesn’t have a dating history. Despite his photos and posts on Instagram, we know very little about Caleb McLaughlin’s personal life.
Is Caleb McLaughlin Gay?
Although we cannot confirm that young actor has a girlfriend, we believe that McLaughlin is not gay.
Ethnicity and Nationality
McLaughlin is of American nationality and belongs to Afro-American ethnicity and cultural heritage.
Caleb McLaughlin Interesting Facts
He has revealed in one of his interviews that he has a mysophobia – a fear of contamination and germs.
Caleb does activism work occasionally. He helped promote UN’s Our School in #NOTARGET campaign that aimed to advocate protection for aid workers and civilians, including school students.
In September 2017, McLaughlin attended an event that was organized to raise awareness of lupus (a systemic autoimmune disease that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks person’s own tissues and organs), and collect the funds for the research to find a better cure for the disease.
He had initially auditioned for the role of Michael Bivins in the television series The New Edition Story. However, that role went to Dante Hoagland. Caleb was cast for the role of Ricky Bell in the series.
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Born:,October 31 2001
Salary:,$20000 per episode of “Stranger Things”
Eye Color:,Dark Brown
Height:,5 feet 5 inches or 165 cm
Weight:,55 kg or 121 lbs
Married to:,Not yet
Education:,the Harlem School of the Arts