Charlie Heaton was a member of the noise-band Comanechi before he switched to acting. As a drummer for the band, he enjoyed small-scale popularity and success. His breakthrough came immediately after he stormed the movie industry in 2015 as a member of ITV series DCI Banks. The star went on to score other acting gigs within the same period of time, rising to become a popular name in many households. Of all his roles, he is best known for playing Jonathan Byers in the 2016 widely acclaimed Netflix supernatural drama series Stranger Things.
Here is everything you need to know about the musician-turned-actor, who has wowed the movie-viewing public and gained wider attention since 2016.
Charlie Heaton’s Biography
Charlie Heaton was born to Shelly Lowe and Crispy Heaton, a musician, in Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK, on 6th February 1994. A Brit by nationality, the actor has a sister called Levi Heaton, who is also a known figure in the movie industry. Further information on his family background and educational history is not available at the moment.
Heaton began his journey to greatness at the age of 16 when he moved to London to play drums for the noise-rock band Comanechi. After his stint with the band, he quickly switched to acting in 2015. In the course of his growing film career, Charlie has so far, received one nomination for the “Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series” for his role in Strangers Things. The star stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches and his body weighs 69 kilograms. You can hook up with Heaton on Instagram, as he is not active on other social media platforms.
His Girlfriend – Natalia Dyer
Charlie Heaton and Natalie Dyer are not just an on-screen couple but also best friends who became lovers sometime in 2016 while filming the viral Netflix series, Stranger Things. Rumors about the two dating first hit the headlines in September 2016, however, the couple made their real-life red carpet debut at the 2017 Fashion Awards in London, which took place in December of the same year. Upon making their relationship public, their fans took to social media to share their feelings about the two – ranging from unabashed joy to sincere shock. Ever since then, the couple has been spotted together severally, including at the Dior dinner in Paris in, outside a restaurant in Los Feliz, and on Emmy Awards red carpet all in 2018.
Actress Dyer was born on 13th January 1997 in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. She is an American by nationality and has English roots. The Stranger Things star is a graduate of the performing arts high school Nashville School of the Arts, after which she moved to New York and completed her studies at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University from 2014–2015.
Natalia bagged her first screen role in 2009 as Clarissa Granger in the movie Hannah Montana: The Movie and so far, she has starred in about 15 other movies. The actress had her career breakthrough in 2016 when she played the fictional character Nancy Wheeler in the Netflix series Stranger Things, for which she won the award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series at the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards and was nominated for Best Performance in a Digital TV Series or Film – Teen Actress at the Young Artist Awards in 2017.
Charlie’s girlfriend stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches and weighs 48 kilograms to match. Her body measurements are recorded in inches as Waist: 22, Breast: 22, Hip: 31. Dyer, who is blessed with blue eyes and light brown hair, wears size 6 (US) on her feet and her dress size is 30-32 (EU).
As a talented and charming star, the Capricorn-born actress enjoys a strong fan base on her social media pages. Her Instagram account boasts of over 3.8 million followers while more than 184k people follow her on Twitter.
Family – Son
The Stranger Things actor has a son (born 2014) called Archie Heaton who came from his previous relationship with former bandmate Akiko Matsuura. The actor’s baby mama, who is of Japanese ancestry is a vocalist, guitarist, drummer, and member of the popular English music bands Comanechi and PRE. She excels in genres of music like Punk rock, avant-garde, experimental rock, and noise rock. Also known as Akiko “Keex” Matsuura, she was a former drummer for The Big Pink band and runs a personal side project known as Sperm Javelin. Famous for her stage antics, Matsuura appeared in The Big Pink’s debut album titled: A Brief History of Love.
Born in Osaka Prefecture, Japan, Heaton’s baby mama lives in London with their son while the actor visits his secret love child and ex-girlfriend when he is not busy on the set.