Caleb McLaughlin is an American actor and singer. He began his career when he appeared in an opera called Lost in the Stars in Cooperstown, New York at the Glimerglass Opera House. He then played on the Broadway stage as Young Simba in the musical The Lion King. He plays Lucas Sinclair in the Netflix series Stranger Things. He is also famous for portraying the character of Ricky Bell in the miniseries The New Edition Story. In 2017, McLaughlin appeared in the BET miniseries The New Edition Story as young Ricky Bell.

Birth Name

Caleb McLaughlin

Nickname

Caleb

Profession

Actor

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Caleb McLaughlin was born on 13th of October 2001, in Carmel, New York, United States.

Age

He is currently 18 years old.

Residence

New York City, New York, United States

Sun Sign

Libra

Ethnicity

Black

Religion

Christianity

Education

Caleb attended Kent Primary School and later attended George Fischer Middle School for one year. 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.

Family Details

  • Father – Corey McLaughlin Sr.

  • Mother – April McLaughlin
  • Siblings – Caitlyn McLaughlin (Sister), Corey McLaughlin Jr. (Older Brother), Crystal McLaughlin (Sister)

Marital Status

Single

Girlfriend / Spouse

Caleb McLaughlin has dated –

Caleb is relatively new to the spotlight, which makes it difficult to unearth information about his private life and he is probably too young to have a dating history.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 5 inches
  • In centimeters – 165 cm
  • In meters – 1.65 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 55 kg
  • In Pounds – 121 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 35–12–27
  • Chest – 35 in or 89 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 12 in or 30.5 cm
  • Waist – 27 in or 68.5 cm

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

His shoe size is 7 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Being cast in the role of Young Simba in the Broadway production of the musical, The Lion King and best known for playing the lead role of Lucas Sinclair in the Netflix’s science fiction series Stranger Things.

Film Debut

In 2012, Caleb McLaughlin first appeared in the short film Noah Dreams of Origami Fortunes. The same year, he was cast as Young Simba in the musical The Lion King.

Television Debut

In 2013, he made his first TV show appearance in a minor role in the Born Psychopath episode of legal and crime drama series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Brand Endorsements

Caleb McLaughlin has appeared in a TV commercial for a clothing brand, Old Navy. He was cast alongside Ariana Grande and Jennette McCurdy in the commercial. In July 2017, he was roped in to launch a brand new toy line, Awesome Little Green Men.

Awards & Nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated WorkResult
2017Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Digital TV Series or Film – Teen ActorStranger ThingsNominated
2017Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesWon
2017BET AwardsYoungStars AwardNominated
2018NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited Series)Won
2018Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNominated
2018MTV Movie & TV AwardsBest On-Screen TeamNominated
2019Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice AwardsFavorite Male TV StarNominated
2019Teen Choice AwardsChoice Summer TV ActorNominated

Caleb McLaughlin Favorites

  • Favorite Superhero – Black Panther, Spiderman
  • Favorite 80’s Movie – Stand by Me (1986)
  • Favorite Destiny Game Characters – Titan, Warlock, Hunter
  • Favorite Video Games – GTA V, NBA 2K, Destiny

Caleb McLaughlin Net worth

Caleb McLaughlin has an estimated net worth of $3 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Caleb McLaughlin

  • After completing his 5th grade, he moved to New York City for better acting coaching and opportunities.
  • In 2012, Caleb McLaughlin first appeared in the short film Noah Dreams of Origami Fortunes. The same year, he was cast as Young Simba in the musical The Lion King.
  • In 2016, the actor 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.
  • In September 2017, he attended an event that was organized to raise awareness of lupus and to raise funds for the research to find a better cure for the disease.
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