Jacob Tremblay ( /ˈtrɒmbleɪ/ ; born October 5, 2006) is a Canadian child actor. His breakout performance was his co-starring role as Jack Newsome in Room (2015), for which he won the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, and was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role.

Early Life

Tremblay was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on October 5, 2006. [4] [5] He was raised in the nearby city of Langley, British Columbia. His father, Jason Tremblay, is a police detective, and his mother, Christina Candia Tremblay, is a homemaker. Tremblay's older sister Emma and younger sister Erica are also actors.

Career

Tremblay began acting in television roles. He made his film debut in the live-action/animated feature The Smurfs 2 , [7] released in 2013. [163]

Tremblay portrayed Jack Newsome in the acclaimed drama film Room , co-starring with Brie Larson. [9] The film, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, premiered on September 4, 2015, at the Telluride Film Festival, and was released in cinemas on October 16, 2015. [10] For his performance, he was nominated for the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, becoming the youngest actor nominated for that award and the second-youngest in all categories.

In 2016, Tremblay played a supporting role in the comedy film Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie ; and guest-starred as the younger version of the main character, Phil Miller, on Fox's post-apocalyptic comedy series The Last Man on Earth . [11] That same year, he starred in the horror film Before I Wake , with Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane, [5] and played a supporting role in the psychological thriller Shut In , again alongside Watts, and co-starring Oliver Platt, [4] and directed by Farren Blackburn. [4] He also portrayed Wes Firth in the adventure comedy-drama Burn Your Maps , starring with Vera Farmiga and Marton Csokas. [4]

In 2017, Tremblay played Peter Carpenter in director Colin Trevorrow's drama film The Book of Henry , co-starring with Naomi Watts and Maddie Ziegler. [4] He also played August Pullman in Wonder , based on Raquel Jaramillo's novel of the same name.

Personal life

Tremblay is an avid fan of the Star Wars franchise and named his dog after Daisy Ridley's character, Rey. [4] His excitement at the characters BB-8, R2-D2, and C-3PO's appearance at the 88th Academy Awards ceremony was considered a highlight of the evening. [4] [4] [4]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Smurfs 2 Blue Winslow
2013 The Magic Ferret Sam Short film
2014 Extraterrestrial Matty Uncredited
2015 Gord's Brother Young Gord Short film
2015 Room Jack Newsome
2016 Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie Kid 4
2016 Before I Wake Cody Morgan
2016 Burn Your Maps Wes Firth
2016 Shut In Tom Patterson
2017 The Book of Henry Peter Carpenter
2017 Wonder August "Auggie" Pullman
2018 The Death and Life of John F. Donovan Young Rupert Turner Post-production
2018 The Predator

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Motive Riley Stanwyck Episode: "Undertow"
2013 Mr. Young Young Tater Episode: "Mr. Finale Part 1"
2014 My Mother's Future Husband Connor Television film
2014 Santa's Little Ferrets Todd Collins Television short
2016 The Last Man on Earth Young Phil Miller Episode: "Pitch Black" [4]
2016 Billy on the Street Himself Episode: "Billy's Holiday Wonderland With Jacob Tremblay"
2016 American Dad! Young Charles Lindbergh (voice) Episode: "Fight and Flight"

Awards and nominations

Year Nominated work Award Category Result
2016 Room Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Won
Chicago Film Critics Association Most Promising Performer Won
Critics' Choice Movie Award Best Young Performer Won
National Board of Review Breakthrough Performance Won
San Diego Film Critics Society Best Breakthrough Performance Won
Best Actor Nominated
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Youth Performance Won
Young Entertainers Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Won
Awards Circuit Community Award Best Actor Won
Central Ohio Film Critics Award Best Actor Nominated
Detroit Film Critics Society Best Breakthrough Performance Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Empire Award Best Male Newcomer Nominated
Gold Derby Film Award Best Actor Nominated
Best Breakthrough Performer Nominated
IFTA Award Best International Actor Nominated
Phoenix Critics Circle Award Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Saturn Award Best Performance by a Younger Actor Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Best Movie Actor: Drama Nominated
Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film: Leading Young Actor (10 and Under) Nominated
2017 Before I Wake Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film: Leading Young Actor Nominated