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

[26]​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.[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

YearTitleRoleNotes
2013The Smurfs 2Blue Winslow 
2013The Magic FerretSamShort film
2014ExtraterrestrialMattyUncredited
2015Gord's BrotherYoung GordShort film
2015RoomJack Newsome 
2016Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The MovieKid 4 
2016Before I WakeCody Morgan 
2016Burn Your MapsWes Firth 
2016Shut InTom Patterson 
2017The Book of HenryPeter Carpenter 
2017WonderAugust "Auggie" Pullman 
2018The Death and Life of John F. DonovanYoung Rupert TurnerPost-production
2018The Predator  

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2013MotiveRiley StanwyckEpisode: "Undertow"
2013Mr. YoungYoung TaterEpisode: "Mr. Finale Part 1"
2014My Mother's Future HusbandConnorTelevision film
2014Santa's Little FerretsTodd CollinsTelevision short
2016The Last Man on EarthYoung Phil MillerEpisode: "Pitch Black"[4]
2016Billy on the StreetHimselfEpisode: "Billy's Holiday Wonderland With Jacob Tremblay"
2016American Dad!Young Charles Lindbergh (voice)Episode: "Fight and Flight"

Awards and nominations

YearNominated workAwardCategoryResult
2016RoomAcademy of Canadian Cinema and TelevisionBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleWon
Chicago Film Critics AssociationMost Promising PerformerWon
Critics' Choice Movie AwardBest Young PerformerWon
National Board of ReviewBreakthrough PerformanceWon
San Diego Film Critics SocietyBest Breakthrough PerformanceWon
Best ActorNominated
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics AssociationBest Youth PerformanceWon
Young Entertainers AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleWon
Awards Circuit Community AwardBest ActorWon
Central Ohio Film Critics AwardBest ActorNominated
Detroit Film Critics SocietyBest Breakthrough PerformanceNominated
Best Supporting ActorNominated
Empire AwardBest Male NewcomerNominated
Gold Derby Film AwardBest ActorNominated
Best Breakthrough PerformerNominated
IFTA AwardBest International ActorNominated
Phoenix Critics Circle AwardBest Supporting ActorNominated
Saturn AwardBest Performance by a Younger ActorNominated
Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting RoleNominated
Teen Choice AwardsBest Movie Actor: DramaNominated
Young Artist AwardBest Performance in a Feature Film: Leading Young Actor (10 and Under)Nominated
2017Before I WakeYoung Artist AwardBest Performance in a Feature Film: Leading Young ActorNominated