Caleb McLaughlin Biography
Caleb McLaughlin is an American actor and singer of African descent famous for starring in Netflix’s Stranger Things in the role of Lucas Sinclair. His career started when he played Young Simba in the Broadway musical, The Lion King.
Caleb McLaughlin Education
McLaughlin studied at Kent Primary School and later attended George Fischer Middle School for a year. Next, he joined Happy Feet Dance School in Carmel, New York where he studied dance for a year. For one year, he attended the Seven Star School of Performing Arts in Brewster Hill, New York. Next, he studied at The Harlem School of the Arts under Aubrey Lynch.
Caleb McLaughlin Career
McLaughlin is famous for starring in Netflix’s Stranger Things in the role of Lucas Sinclair. As a child, his initial role was in the opera, Lost in the Stars in Cooperstown, New York at the Glimmerglass Opera House. His career started when he played Young Simba in the Broadway musical, The Lion King.
Next, he guest-starred in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Unforgettable, Forever, What Would You Do?, and Shades of Blue. In 2016, he had his breakthrough with his role in Netflix’s Stranger Things. The following year, he received a nomination for the BET Young Stars Award.
In 2018, he won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Performance by a Youth. The following year, he had his feature debut film with his role in Concrete Cowboy. In December 2020, he was listed in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2021 list in the field of Hollywood and Entertainment.
On November 19, 2021, he uploaded his initial single music video, Neighborhood,” on his YouTube channel. He issued another music video for his second single, “Soul Travel” on May 5, 2022.
He led the social media campaigns #EmbraceYourFace and #BeYourBiggestFan which promote healthy body image, positivity, and self-esteem. In 2020, he encouraged people to vote in the 2020 US presidential election.
Caleb McLaughlin Age
McLaughlin was born Caleb Reginald McLaughlin on October 13, 2001, in Carmel, New York. He is 21 years old as of 2022. McLaughin celebrates his birthday every October 13th annually.
Caleb McLaughlin Height
McLaughlin stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 8 inches
Caleb McLaughlin Family
McLaughlin was born to April and Corey McLaughlin. He has two sisters and one brother. has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents.
Caleb McLaughlin Girlfriend/Dating
McLaughlin is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of him being in any past relationship with anyone.
Caleb McLaughlin Net Worth
McLaughlin has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being an actor and singer.
Caleb McLaughlin Racism
McLaughin experienced racism as the only black actor in the main cast of Stranger Things in the form of microaggression. He said that during his initial Comic-Con, some people did not stand in his line because he was black. Further, he said that it’s hard to talk about and for people to understand. He also said that it affected him when he was younger.
Caleb McLaughlin Stranger Things
Since 2016, McLaughlin has played the role of Lucas Sinclair in Netflix’s Stranger Things. The eldest child of Sue and Charles Sinclair, the elder brother of Erica, and a friend of Mike, Will, and Dustin, he is initially wary of Eleven at first and outright leery of her but befriends her later.
When his best friend, Will Byers, mysteriously went disappeared, he and his other friends, made it their mission to find him. While searching for him, they meet Eleven who e is initially wary of Eleven at first and outright leery. This causes a rift between them and they split their search where he goes to investigate Hawkins National Laboratory on his own.
For his performance, he received Screen Actors Guild Award (Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series) in 2017, NAACP Image Award (Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited Series)) in 2018, and Screen Actors Guild Awards(Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series) in 2018.
Moreover, he received nominations for Young Artist Awards(Best Performance in a Digital TV Series or Film – Teen Actor) in 2017, BET Awards(YoungStars Award) in 2017, MTV Movie & TV Awards(Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series) in 2018, Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards(Favorite Male TV Star) in 2019, Teen Choice Awards in 2019, and Screen Actors Guild Awards(Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series) in 2020. In the series, he stars alongside actors and actresses;
Sadie Sink and Caleb McLaughlin
McLaughlin and Sadie Sink share a working relationship where they play each other’s love interest in Netflix’s Stranger Things. Further, Sink had her initial kiss on set with McLaughlin. It is not whether or not they are romantically involved outside of acting. However, we will update this information once it’s available to the public.
Caleb McLaughlin Zodiac Sign
McLaughlin is a Libra which symbolizes balance and harmony.
Caleb McLaughlin Movies and TV Shows
McLaughlin has starred in a number of TV shows and films during his career such as
- Shooting Stars
- The Book of Clarence
- Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
- Blue Bloods
- The New Edition Story
- Summer Camp Island
- The Boys Presents: Diabolical