Caleb McLaughlin

Caleb McLaughlin (born October 13, 2001)[1] is an American actor. He began his career on the Broadway stage as Young Simba in the musical The Lion King. He plays Lucas Sinclair in the Netflix series Stranger Things.[2] In 2017, McLaughlin appeared in the BET miniseries The New Edition Story as Ricky Bell.

Caleb McLaughlin
Caleb McLaughlin by Gage Skidmore
McLaughlin at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
BornOctober 13, 2001 (age 17)
OccupationActor
Years active2012–present

Early life

McLaughlin grew up in Carmel, a small town in suburban New York.[3] He attended Kent Primary School and later attended George Fischer Middle School for one year. After fifth grade, McLaughlin moved to New York City. He studied dance for a year at Happy Feet Dance School in Carmel, New York and then at The Harlem School of the Arts under Aubrey Lynch, former Lion King producer.[4][5]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Noah Dreams of Origami Fortunes Noah Short film[6]
2019 High Flying Bird Darius

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Boy Episode: "Born Psychopath"
2013 Unforgettable Older Brother Episode: "New Hundred"
2014 Forever Alejandro Episode: "The Pugilist Break"
2015 What Would You Do? Caleb Episode 2
2016 Shades of Blue Jay-Jay 3 episodes
2016–present Stranger Things Lucas Sinclair Main role; 17 episodes
2016 Blue Bloods Tone Lane Episode: "For the Community"
2017 The New Edition Story Ricky Bell (age 10-15) 3 episodes
2018 Final Space Young Gary (voice) Episode: "Chapter 4"
2018 Summer Camp Island Ghost (voice) Episode: "Ghost the Boy"

Music videos

Stage

Year Title Role Location
2012–14 The Lion King Young Simba Minskoff Theatre, Broadway[7][8]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2017 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Digital TV Series or Film – Teen Actor Stranger Things Nominated [9]
2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Won [10]
2017 BET Awards YoungStars Award Nominated [11]
2018 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited Series) Won [12]
2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated [13]
2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards Best On-Screen Team (with Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp and Sadie Sink) Nominated [14]

References

  1. ^ Terry, Sarah (October 13, 2016). "The kids of "Stranger Things" wishing Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas) a happy birthday is pure #friendshipgoals". HelloGiggles.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 20, 2015). "Duffer Bros. Netflix Supernatural Drama Series Sets Young Cast, Gets Title". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 24, 2015.
  3. ^ "Caleb McLaughlin Biography, Celebrity Facts and Awards". TV Guide. August 20, 2015. Retrieved August 24, 2015.
  4. ^ Silva, Tiffany (January 10, 2017). "CALEB MCLAUGHLIN IS HAVING A GREAT START TO 2017". bckonline.com. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  5. ^ Cabiles, Janroe (July 7, 2017). "Caleb McLaughlin: Stranger Stages". statusmagonline.com. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  6. ^ Dunmore, Royce. "Noah Dreams of Origami Fortunes (2012)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  7. ^ Velez, Ali (August 2, 2016). "We Need To Talk About The Musical Talents Of The Kids From "Stranger Things"". BuzzFeed. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  8. ^ "Caleb McLaughlin". Playbill. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  9. ^ "38th Annual Awards". Young Artist Association. Archived from the original on January 7, 2018. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  10. ^ Nolfi, Joely (14 December 2016). "SAG Awards nominations 2017: See the full list". Entertainment Weekly.
  11. ^ "Youngstars Award". BET Awards 2017. June 25, 2017.
  12. ^ "Early winners at the 49th NAACP Image Awards". The Washington Post. The Washington Post. 15 January 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  13. ^ Gonzalez, Sandra (17 January 2018). "The full list of the 2018 SAG Awards nominees". CNN. CNN. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  14. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (May 3, 2018). "MTV Movie & TV Awards: 'Black Panther,' 'Stranger Things' Top Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on May 3, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2018.

External links

2017 NBA All-Star Game

The 2017 NBA All-Star Game was an exhibition basketball game that was played on February 19, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Smoothie King Center. It was the 66th edition of the event. The West won the game 192-182. The MVP of the game was Anthony Davis, who scored 52 points, the most ever scored by a player in an All-Star Game. It was initially planned to be held at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, home of the Charlotte Hornets. If the game had remained in Charlotte, it would have been the second time that Charlotte hosted the All-Star Game. The city previously hosted in 1991 at the now-demolished Charlotte Coliseum.On August 19, 2016, the NBA chose the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, home of the New Orleans Pelicans, to host the All-Star Game after it was pulled from Charlotte because of the controversy surrounding North Carolina's "bathroom bill", commonly known as HB2. The 2017 All-Star Game became the first major sporting event in the United States to be relocated for political reasons since 1990. In that instance, the National Football League (NFL) relocated Super Bowl XXVII out of Tempe, Arizona, because the state did not recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day. TNT and TBS televised the game.

23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards

The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, honoring the best achievements in film and television performances for the year 2016, were presented on January 29, 2017 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony was broadcast on both TNT and TBS 8:00 p.m. EST / 5:00 p.m. PST. The nominees were announced on December 14, 2016.Lily Tomlin was announced as the 2016 SAG Life Achievement Award honoree on August 4, 2016.

American Music Awards of 2017

The 45th Annual American Music Awards took place on November 19, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. It was broadcast on ABC and was hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross.

BET Awards 2018

The 18th BET Awards were held at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, on June 24, 2018. The ceremony celebrated achievements in entertainment and honors music, sports, television, and movies released between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018.

On May 22, 2018, it was announced that the ceremony would be hosted by Jamie Foxx.

BET YoungStars Award

The BET YoungStars Award honors young people who have made an impact in the world of television, film, music, or sports. It has been presented at the annual BET Awards since 2010.

Yara Shahidi and Keke Palmer have both won twice. The youngest winner is Willow Smith (10) and the youngest nominee is Lonnie Chavis (7).

Elsie Fest

Elsie Fest is an annual music festival in New York City co-created and produced by Darren Criss, Ricky Rollins, and Jordan Roth. The yearly festival is touted as "New York City’s first outdoor music festival celebrating tunes from the stage and screen". Elsie Fest's inaugural event was held at New York City's JBL Live at Pier 97 on September 27, 2015. A portion of the proceeds benefited BroadwayCares/Equity Fights AIDS.

The 2015 line-up included:

Lea Salonga (special guest Darren Criss)

Team Starkid

Seth Rudetsky

Laura Osnes (special guest Aaron Tveit)

Aaron Tveit (special guest Laura Osnes)

Leslie Odom Jr. (special guest Aaron Tveit)

Darren Criss (special guests Tyler Glenn, A Great Big World and Team Starkid)The second annual Elsie Fest was held on September 5, 2016, at the Ford Amphitheatre on Coney Island, NY. The line-up included:

Megan Hilty

Tituss Burgess

Todrick Hall

Lena Hall

Jason Robert Brown

Corey Cott

Rebel and a Basketcase (Evan Rachel Wood & Zach Villa)

Pasek and Paul

Darren Criss

Julie James

Cynthia Erivo

Caleb McLaughlin

Gaten Matarazzo

Liz CallawayElsie Fest returned for its third production on October 8, 2017, at Central Park’s Summerstage and amassed a crowd of more than 4,000 fans. The line-up included:

Alan Cumming

Lea Michele

Darren Criss

Jeremy Jordan

Ingrid Michaelson

Norm Lewis

Auli'i Cravalho

Keala Settle

The Band's Visit

Miss SaigonIn 2018, Elsie Fest returned to Central Park's Summerstage on October 7, and featured performances from:

Sutton Foster

Joshua Henry

Alex Newell

Darren Criss

Rufus Wainwright

Grant Gustin

Matthew Morrison

Casey Cott

Jodi Benson

Anna and the Apocalypse

Be More Chill

The Prom

Final Space

Final Space is an American animated space opera comedy-drama television series developed for cable network TBS. The show was created by independent internet filmmaker Olan Rogers with David Sacks serving as showrunner. The series involves an astronaut named Gary and his alien friend, Mooncake, and focuses on their intergalactic adventures as they try to solve the mystery of the titular "Final Space."

The series premiere of Final Space was shown off early via Reddit on February 15, 2018. Later that day, the first two episodes became available on TBS's website and app. The series premiere later aired as a sneak peek on TBS's sister network TNT on February 17, 2018. The series premiered on TBS on February 26, 2018 and was renewed for a second season on May 7, 2018 with this season having 13 episodes instead of 10. It is scheduled to air sometime in 2019.The show is distributed internationally via Netflix, and in select territories as a Netflix Original.

Gaten Matarazzo

Gaten John Matarazzo III (; born September 8, 2002) is an American actor. He began his career on the Broadway stage as Benjamin in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and as Gavroche in Les Misérables. He currently stars as Dustin Henderson in the Netflix science-fiction drama series Stranger Things.

High Flying Bird

High Flying Bird is a 2019 American sports drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh, from a story suggested by André Holland, with the screenplay by Tarell Alvin McCraney. The film stars Holland, Zazie Beetz, Melvin Gregg, Sonja Sohn, Zachary Quinto, Glenn Fleshler, Jeryl Prescott, Justin Hurtt-Dunkley, Caleb McLaughlin, Bobbi Bordley, Kyle MacLachlan and Bill Duke.

The film had its world premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival on January 27, 2019 and was released on February 8, 2019, by Netflix.

List of Stranger Things characters

Stranger Things is an American science fiction-horror web television series created for Netflix by The Duffer Brothers. Set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, in the 1980s, the first season focuses on the investigation into the disappearance of a young boy amid supernatural events occurring around the town, including the appearance of a girl with psychokinetic abilities who helps the missing boy's friends in their own search. The second season, titled Stranger Things 2, is set a year after the first, and deals with attempts of the characters to return to normal and consequences that linger from the first season. The first season, consisting of eight episodes, was released on Netflix on July 15, 2016, while the second season, consisting of nine episodes, was released in its entirety on October 27, 2017.The series features an ensemble cast including Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Cara Buono, and Matthew Modine. Noah Schnapp and Joe Keery had recurring roles in the first season before being promoted to the main cast for the second, with Sadie Sink, Dacre Montgomery, Sean Astin, and Paul Reiser also joining the cast in the second season. Maya Hawke joined the cast in the third season.

This list includes the series' main cast, all guest stars deemed to have had recurring roles throughout the series, and any other guest who is otherwise notable.

MegaCon

MegaCon, short for Mega Convention, is a large speculative fiction convention that caters to the comic book, sci-fi, anime, fantasy, and gaming communities, often occurring between late February and early March at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, USA. The 2016 event was held in late May.

Noah Schnapp

Noah Schnapp (born October 3, 2004) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Will Byers in the Netflix science fiction horror web television series Stranger Things. His other acting roles include the voice of Charlie Brown in the animated movie The Peanuts Movie and Roger Donovan in Steven Spielberg's historical drama film Bridge of Spies.

Sadie Sink

Sadie Sink (born April 16, 2002) is an American actress. She portrays Maxine "Max" Mayfield in Netflix’s Stranger Things and has also appeared in Blue Bloods and The Americans. Sink has also worked on Broadway, with credits including Annie and The Audience.

Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

The Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series is an award given by the Screen Actors Guild to honor the finest ensemble acting achievements in dramatic television.

Stranger Things

Stranger Things is an American science fiction-horror web television series created, written, and directed by the Duffer Brothers and released on Netflix. The Duffer Brothers, Shawn Levy, and Dan Cohen serve as executive producers. The first season stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Cara Buono, and Matthew Modine, with Noah Schnapp and Joe Keery in recurring roles. For the second season, Schnapp and Keery were made series regulars, along with the additions of Sadie Sink, Dacre Montgomery, Sean Astin, and Paul Reiser; Maya Hawke joined the cast for the third season.

Set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, in the 1980s, the first season focuses on the investigation into the disappearance of a young boy amid supernatural events occurring around the town, including the appearance of a girl with psychokinetic abilities who helps the missing boy's friends in their own search. The second season, titled Stranger Things 2, is set one year later, and deals with attempts of the characters to return to normality and consequences that linger from the first season. The third season, titled Stranger Things 3, is set in mid-1985.

The Duffer Brothers developed the series as a mix of investigative drama alongside supernatural elements portrayed with childlike sensibilities. They established its time frame in the 1980s and created a homage to the pop culture of that decade. Several themes and directorial aspects were inspired and aesthetically informed by the works of Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, and Stephen King, among others, including several films, anime and video games.

The first season of eight episodes premiered on Netflix on July 15, 2016. It received critical acclaim for its characterization, pacing, atmosphere, acting, soundtrack, directing, writing, and homages to 1980s genre films. The second season, consisting of nine episodes, was released on October 27, 2017. In December 2017, Netflix ordered a third season, which began production in April 2018 and will consist of eight episodes, and is set to be released on July 4, 2019. The Duffer Brothers have said that Stranger Things is likely to end after its fourth or fifth season. The series has received 31 Emmy Award nominations, including for Outstanding Drama Series, four Golden Globe Award nominations, and won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2016.

Stranger Things (season 1)

The first season of the American science fiction-horror web television series Stranger Things premiered exclusively via Netflix's web streaming service on July 15, 2016. The series was created by The Duffer Brothers who are also executive producers along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen.

The first season stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Cara Buono, and Matthew Modine, with Noah Schnapp and Joe Keery in recurring roles.

Stranger Things (season 2)

The second season of the American science fiction-horror web television series Stranger Things, titled onscreen as Stranger Things 2, premiered exclusively via Netflix's web streaming service on October 27, 2017. The series was created by the Duffer Brothers, who are also executive producers along with Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen and Iain Paterson.

The second season stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Dacre Montgomery, Cara Buono, Sean Astin and Paul Reiser. Brett Gelman, Linnea Berthelsen and Matthew Modine also appear in recurring roles.

Stranger Things (season 3)

The third season of the American science fiction-horror web television series Stranger Things, titled onscreen as Stranger Things 3, will premiere exclusively via Netflix's web streaming service on July 4, 2019. The series was created by the Duffer Brothers, who are also executive producers along with Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen and Iain Paterson.

The third season stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Dacre Montgomery, Cara Buono, and Maya Hawke. Cary Elwes, Jake Busey, Francesca Reale, and Priah Ferguson also appear in recurring roles.

The New Edition Story

The New Edition Story is an American biographical three-part miniseries about the R&B group New Edition, from their rise to fame as a boy band from the Orchard Park Projects of Roxbury, Massachusetts, to becoming a successful adult act. It was originally broadcast on BET from January 24 through January 26, 2017, becoming the network's first scripted miniseries. All six members of New Edition served as co-producers.

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