Actor’s Spotlight: Jacob Tremblay

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Jacob 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. He made his film debut in the live-action/animated feature The Smurfs 2 which was released in 2013.

Tremblay portrayed Jack Newsome in the acclaimed drama 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 theaters 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 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 R..J. Palacio’s novel of the same name.

BreNae Scott is a Senior Mass Communications/Sports Management major from Chicago, Illinois. She will be a contributor for The Campus Chronicle for the 2018-2019 school year.

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