Born In: Carmel Hamlet, New York, United States
Caleb McLaughlin is an American actor, best known for playing the lead role of Lucas Sinclair in the Netflix’s science fiction series Stranger Things. He is also famous for portraying the character of Ricky Bell in the miniseries The New Edition Story. McLaughlin started his career in theatre by playing a major role in the Broadway musical The Lion King. His performance as the Young Simba in the play earned him considerable recognition. Since then, the actor has been performing in films and television as well. He has also done a handful of music videos. Caleb McLaughlin is formally trained in dance and loves to entertain his fans by putting up impromptu dance performances for them! He is quite active on social media; with over 11.2 million followers, he has a massive fan following on Instagram.
Also Known As: Caleb Ronald McLaughlin
father: Corey McLaughlin Sr.
mother: April McLaughlin
siblings: Caitlyn (Sister), Corey McLaughlin Jr. (brother), Crystal (sisters)
Born Country: United States
Notable Alumni: The Harlem School Of The Arts
U.S. State: New Yorkers
education: The Harlem School of the Arts
Caleb McLaughlin first appeared in the short film Noah Dreams of Origami Fortunes in 2012. The same year, he was cast as Young Simba in the musical The Lion King. This play was staged at the Minskoff Theatre from 2012 to 2014. During this time, McLaughlin also appeared in an episode each of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Unforgettable, and Forever. After this, he got featured as Caleb in an episode of What Would You Do?
In 2016, Caleb McLaughlin was cast as Lucas Sinclair in the Netflix series Stranger Things. That year, he also had small roles in the TV programs Shades of Blue and Blue Bloods. In 2017, McLaughlin played Ricky Bell in the miniseries The New Edition Story. The same year, he also did two music videos. After this, he voiced Young Gary in an episode of the TV series Final Space. Caleb McLaughlin made his feature film debut in 2020 starring in Concrete Cowboy.
Caleb McLaughlin was born on October 13, 2001, in Carmel, New York, USA, to April and Corey McLaughlin Sr. He has two sisters named Caitlyn and Crystal and a brother named Corey McLaughlin Jr. He studied at Kent Primary School and later enrolled at George Fischer Middle School. After completing fifth grade, he moved to New York City. He then attended Happy Feet Dance School for one year. Later he studied dance from The Harlem School of the Arts. During his time at The Harlem School, Caleb McLaughlin was trained under Aubrey Lynch.
Caleb McLaughlin won the BET YoungStars Award in 2017, and in 2018, he was honored with Outstanding Performance by a Youth at the NAACP Image Awards.
McLaughlin is quite vocal about positivity, healthy body image, and self-esteem; he has championed thes cause through #EmbraceYourFace and #BeYourBiggestFan, on social media.
Caleb McLaughlin was included as an honoree in Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2021 list in the field of Hollywood and Entertainment, in December 2021.
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