Iris Apatow has everything she needs to succeed as an actress in the competitive world of entertainment. While the actress is definitely talented and entertaining, that is not what that statement is about. She comes from an entertainment family and so far, she has leveraged on that fact to build her own personal brand.
The actress is known for appearing in movies like Knocked Up, Charlotte, and This is 40. The former was her introduction into the world of acting. Iris is still young and has a lot more to give to the world. Here is everything about her life and what she has achieved so far in terms of her career.
Iris Apatow’s Bio (Age)
The actress’s story begins in Los Banos, California, where she was born on October 12, 2002. Only details concerning her professional life are available to the public. Nothing is known about her schooling or early years.
Apatow firmly belongs to the rank of Hollywood’s child stars. This is due to the fact that she started her professional acting career when she was just five years of age. She made her debut in the movie Knocked Up (2007), portraying the character Charlotte. Knocked Up is a comedy-drama that tells the story of a young man who impregnates a lady with whom he had a one night stand.
Two years later, she played the role of Ingrid in the dramedy Funny People (2009). It is a story about a comedian with a terminal illness who forms a genuine friendship with a greenhorn comedian that he is training. The lead character, George Simmons, is played by Adam Sandler. She also got to work with other names like Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill on the project.
In 2012, Iris Apatow got to reprise her role of Charlotte from Knocked Up in the movie’s sequel. This time, she portrayed the character in This is 40. It was about a family trying to hold everything together as they go through a crisis on the business and home front. In 2016, Iris joined the cast of Netflix’s Love, in what proved to be her breakthrough role. She portrayed the character Aria, also known as Arya Hopkins on the series. She played the role for a total of 13 episodes on the series with her last appearance coming in 2018.
Her interpretation of Arya Hopkins on the show has garnered lots of praise from movie lovers and critics alike. In fact, her work on the series is widely considered to be one of the biggest reasons for its success.
The actress made her foray into voice acting when she voiced a character in the American-Canadian joint animated effort, Sausage Party (2016). In the film, she voiced a character known as Berry Good Candies. In 2017, she was in her first music video. The song was titled “Sonara” and it was written and performed by Spendtime Palace, a band from California.
Iris Apatow’s Family: Siblings, Parents
Iris was born to actress Leslie Mann and director cum filmmaker Judd Apatow. She also has a sister Maude Apatow, who is equally an actress. Iris’s family is all about entertainment and they have their own production company, Apatow Productions. Majority of the movies Iris has been involved in so far in her career were made by the family production company and directed by her family.
In fact, apart from Love – which was co-created by her father and the animated film Sausage Party, she has worked with her entire family in every other movie of her career. In her first movie Knocked Up, she played the daughter of a character played by her mother Leslie. In the film, Maude also portrayed her on-screen sister. They all reprised their roles in the sequel This Is 40. Her father, Judd, is the writer and director of both projects.
In Funny People, directed by their father, Iris Apatow and Maude also portrayed the two daughters of their mother’s on-screen character. Judd Apatow is also the writer and director on this too.
Iris Apatow is not up to to the average height for American women. The up and coming actress stands at a petite height of 5 feet 3 inches which translates to 160 cm. Still, it can’t be argued that her petite height is part of her charm and adds to her cuteness factor.
Facts About Iris Apatow
1. The actress is of Ashkenazi Jewish, German and Irish heritage, thanks to her parents.
2. Her paternal grandparents are Tamara and Maury Apatow. Her grandfather used to work as a real estate developer.
3. Iris is a social media fiend and is especially active on Instagram. She also uploads mini-makeup tutorial videos on her YouTube channel.
4. Many argue that she is the spitting image of her mother.