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.
Tremblay was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on October 5, 2006. 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.
Tremblay portrayed Jack Newsome in the acclaimed drama film Room, co-starring with Brie Larson. 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. 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. That same year, he starred in the horror film Before I Wake, with Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane, and played a supporting role in the psychological thriller Shut In, again alongside Watts, and co-starring Oliver Platt, and directed by Farren Blackburn. He also portrayed Wes Firth in the adventure comedy-drama Burn Your Maps, starring with Vera Farmiga and Marton Csokas.
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. He also played August Pullman in Wonder, based on Raquel Jaramillo's novel of the same name.
Trembley lives in Langley City, Canada with his parents and sisters. He is a Lego enthusiast, enjoys hockey and traveling with his parents and friends. He adores Marvel Superhero Ironman and is a huge fan of Oscar Issac as well as Star Wars franchise and named his dog after Daisy Ridley's character, Rey. 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.
|2013||The Smurfs 2||Blue Winslow|
|2013||The Magic Ferret||Sam||Short film|
|2015||Gord's Brother||Young Gord||Short film|
|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|
|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"|
|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
|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|
|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|