Caleb McLaughlin is an American actor who is also a dancer, singer, and stage performer. He came into the spotlight after his spectacular acting in Netflix’s Sci-fi series, Stranger Things. He became a sensation overnight for his outstanding performance as Lucas in the series, for which he earned Screen Actors Guild Award. McLaughlin was always passionate about acting and dancing. He began his acting career at a very young age. He got the opportunity to play the leading role of Noah in a short feature film named Noah Dreams Of Origami Fortunes. The film was released in 2012. The same year, he got an opportunity to play the role of young Simba in the broadway musical The Lion King, which was staged at Minskoff Theatre from 2012 to 2014.
He wanted to get trained in dance, so he went to The Harlem School Of Arts. Besides acting, singing, and dancing, he also loves to play basketball, and he admires Basketball Players Stephen Curry, Kobe Bryant, and Michael Jordan. The young star is just 20 years old, and he has already begun to run towards his dream and passion. However, the young actor is passionate about acting. Still, he also is not ready to give up on his higher studies, so he is already taking online classes apart from working on his acting skills.
Caleb McLaughlin is quite active on Instagram and has a fan following of 11.3 Million. Recently, he posted a video of the trailer of Stranger things 4. The post was captioned as “It’s been a minute, but we’re back! 2022! 😈”. All the fans of the series might be excited about the new season, and it has been reported that season 4 would be more thrilling and different from the previous seasons.
Well, today, in this article, we shall be talking about the personal and professional life of the show’s Lucas Aka Caleb Mclaughlin. Let’s begin.
Caleb McLaughlin: Early Life
On October 13, 2001, Caleb was born in Carmel, New York, to Corey McLaughlin Sr., his father, a priest, and April McLaughlin, his mother, a housewife. He also has two sisters named Crystal and Caitlyn and a brother named Corey McLaughlin Jr. Caleb follows Christianity.
He grew up in Caramel, New York. Initially, he went to Kent Primary school, and after that, he was admitted to George Fischer Middle School. He shifted to New York City from a small rural town in New York along with his family.
Caleb McLaughlin: Career
Since childhood, McLaughlin was passionate about acting and dancing. He was fascinated by Ludacris, an actor and rapper, and Emma Stone, an American actress. He signifies them as his idol. He started working for his passion at a very young age.
He was just 12 when he got his first opportunity in a short feature film. Caleb is just 20, as of in 2021, and he already had made his debut in a movie in 2020. The film is named Concrete Cowboys.
Besides acting, he is a trained dancer from a reputed dance school. But, he never gave up on his studies, even if he has shootings lined up. He knows how to keep things balanced. He had a home school since he was in fifth grade. He continued to take his online college classes, and side by side, he also continued filming for Stranger Things and Concrete Cowboys.
Caleb McLaughlin also worked in several other shows such as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Unforgettable, Shades of blue. Besides acting in several shows, he worked as a voice artist and recorded the voice for young Gary in the Netflix show, Final Space and Ghost in an episode of Summer Camp Island, a cartoon network TV show.
For his exceptional acting in Stranger Things, he has been awarded Screen Actors Guild Awards; Category- Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble and NAACP Image Awards; Category- Outstanding Performance by a Youth and nominated for several awards for the same show. It looks like the career of Caleb McLaughlin has reached new heights after Stranger Things.
Caleb McLaughlin: Who Is The Young Star Dating In 2021?
Earlier, McLaughlin was rumored to be in a relationship with one of the co-stars from Stranger Things. Well, let us tell you that the co-star is none other than gorgeous Sadie Sink, who played the role of Maxine Mayfield in the series. The two were also seen romancing in the series. Although there were rumors that they are dating, the young stars revealed that they are just good friends.
In a recent interview on ‘Data Of Me,’ Mclaughlin revealed that currently, he is not dating anyone. Still, he also stated that he is a person who likes to keep his personal life private, so he will not disclose anything about his dating life in the future too.