The world was left in awe at the emergence of the talented young star, Iain Armitage. He has consistently shown his worth as his acting career gradually moves to the top. Young Sheldon, as he is commonly known, is a fast-rising star in the entertainment industry. His charming smile and comic displays while portraying his movie and TV roles have endeared many fans to him. Iain is really making the most of his youth and has performed exceptionally, putting himself at the forefront of his career early in life.
Young Sheldon is a wonder to behold when he is delivering his craft and below are facts you need to know about him.
How Old Is Iain Armitage?
Iain Armitage was born on July 15, 2008, in Georgia but now resides in Arlington, Virginia, with his folks. Though his real name is Iain Armitage, he is popularly called ‘Young Sheldon’ due to his brilliant artistic display in Young Sheldon and The Big Bang Theory as Sheldon Cooper. Although he became more popular in this role, Iain has been appearing on screen since 2014, doing his theater critics videos on his YouTube channel, as well as his appearance on the television series Impractical Jokers.
The young actor has featured in more than 10 television series and movies so far in his burgeoning career. Some of his very popular works include; Big Little Lies, The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon. In the latter, he was cast in a lead role as Sheldon Cooper. In 2018, he was nominated for 3 different awards but won only the Young Artist Awards in the Best Performance in a TV Series – Leading Young Actor category. The Award was a huge feat for him because that was his first big role since he began his acting career. The other two awards he was nominated for but didn’t win are the Gold Derby Awards and the Teen Choice Awards.
One thing that set Iain Armitage apart was that he used to have a gap between his two front teeth but since he became famous, he has consulted with dentists and the gap has been sorted out. The cute actor is currently attending a primary school in Virginia, in the United States of America.
What Is His Net Worth?
Iain Armitage is currently worth $1.5 Million as he earns $30,000 for every episode he appeared in on the set of Young Sheldon, the television series that brought him to the limelight. He continued to be magnificent throughout the first season and he got a raise when the second season of the show began.
He was paid $31,000 for every episode he featured in on the set of season 2 of the Young Sheldon. The young chap further got involved in working on films. He landed his first movie role in The Glass Castle where he was cast along with Woody Harrelson, Brie Larson, and other amazing actors. He makes his money in and around the movie industry and there is no doubt that as he rises in the industry, his net worth will rise with him.
Who Are His Parents?
Iain has a rich family history; to start with, he has an award-winning actor – Euan Morton as a father. His father has won the glamorous Laurence Olivier Award and a Tony Award. Euan, without doubt, has a great influence on the stellar delivery of roles his son displays; he must have taught him the art in the film industry right from the cradle. His father, Euan, became very popular in 2001 when he starred in the play Silent Treatment, he went further to appear in cult-classic musicals like the Hamilton and Taboo. In Taboo, Euan played Boy George.
Interestingly, Iain’s mother Lee Armitage is also a known name in the Hollywood movie industry. She is a theater producer and an actress. Lee has a successful career to her merit and she starred in 2007’s Bring It On. In the year 2017, where she depicted the role of a cheerleader from the UK.
Other Facts About Iain Armitage
1. His grandfather Richard Armitage, served as an American Deputy Secretary of State before he retired.
2. The young actor is 1.5 m and weighs 35 kg but these figures are liable to change in the nearest future since he is still a growing child.
3. His hobbies are traveling, learning languages, and of course, playing with dogs and toys which is typical of boys his age.
4. The Young Sheldon STEM Initiative gives grants to public schools as a way of supporting the teachers and students, especially in the communities where the CBS hit show Young Sheldon had its sets.