Who Is Aidan Gallagher, The Actor Who Plays Number 5 In ‘The Umbrella Academy’?

Aidan Gallagher is a popular American film and television actor well known for his roles in Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn and in The Umbrella Academy which aired on Netflix. Gallagher began acting in 2013, from the tender age of 9, and has since gone on to carve a niche for himself in the entertainment industry. Learn more about the young sensation below, as well as other facts we have been able to uncover about him.

Who Is Aidan Gallagher?

The American actor was born in Los Angeles, California, in the United States of America on September 18, 2003.  The identity of his parents is currently not known at this time although we know for a fact that he is the only child of his parents. For his education, it is believed that the television personality is currently taking some classes online due to his tight career schedules but we can’t say for sure which school he currently attends.

Aidan’s passion for acting began when he was just 9. His father is believed to have been a known stakeholder in Hollywood which made his rise easier. Gallagher made his acting debut in 2013 appearing on an episode of the hit show, Modern Family. The talented actor also featured in You & Me and in Jacked Up playing minor roles.

Aidan Gallagher’s first major break came in 2014 when he was starred in popular comedy television series titled Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn on Nickelodeon. The series which was created by Matt Fleckenstein also starred Mace Coronel, Gabrielle Elysee and Casey Simpson amongst others.

The American actor continued on the show up until it got canceled in its fourth season sometime in 2018. For his superb performance in the television show, Aidan Gallagher was nominated for the Favourite Male TV Star at the 2016 and 2017 editions of the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.

Aidan Gallagher then starred as Number in the popular American superhero series, The Umbrella Academy, which was premiered on February 15, 2019. His performance on the show was highly praised by fans and critics. The show was created by Jeremy Slater and Steve Blackman based on a comic series of the same title by Gabriel Ba and Gerard Way. The Sci-Fi series which was aired on Netflix starred various Hollywood top acts like Ellen Page, Tom Hooper, Robert Sheehan, Mary J. Blige, John Magaro and Adam Godley.

The popular TV sensation was named in Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood as one of the top young actors below 25 years.

Aidan Gallagher
Aidan Gallagher and his Umbrella Academy costars – image source

Other Facts About The Actor Who Plays Number 5 In ‘The Umbrella Academy’

  • Height

The California native stands tall at a height of 5 feet 2 inches which is equivalent to 1.57 in meters. Aidan also weighs a commensurate weight of about 50kg. The actor is also known for his dark hair and his grey eyes.

  • Interests

Aidan Gallagher, unlike young boys his age, sets his interests primarily on issues relating to the environment. He is quite active as an environmentalist advocating for several world environmental groups and organizations. Some of these organizations include Waterkeeper Alliance, Oceanic Preservation Society, and WildAid.

In 2018, the United Nations Environment Programme named him as one of its North America Goodwill Ambassadors making him the youngest ever Goodwill Ambassador to be selected by the United Nations.

  • Relationships

The handsome actor is quite popular amongst his fans with many of them secretly sending him letters and DMs. For those secretly in love with the actor, this piece of information may not please you – Aidan is currently in a relationship with popular American actress Madisyn Shipman and it is flourishing from what we gather.

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  • Ethnicity

Despite popular belief that Aidan Gallagher possesses multiple ethnicities, we can categorically state that the American actor is caucasian and of Irish descent. Aidan was born to American parents with no known links to any other ethnicity.

  • Net Worth

It is worthy to note that Gallagher’s acting career is still relatively young but notwithstanding, he has still gone to amass quite a lot of wealth from it. His net worth has been estimated to be around the region of $500,000 to $1 million. His net worth is largely gotten from proceeds of his acting career as well as endorsements from corporate bodies and organization.


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