Cole Allen, at 13, is one of the fastest-rising talents in the acting industry. He has been working professionally since 2016 and in that time has had six acting credits to his name; but what he lacks for is experience, he more than makes up for in an innate talent that belies his young age.
He pulls double duty as Jim Carrey's on-screen twin sons in the comedy-drama series, Kidding.
An acting prodigy if there ever was one, we look at some facts about the child actor:
Allen has the distinct privilege of not only starring alongside one of the best actors of all time in Jim Carrey but also playing his on-screen son. To cap it all off, Cole pulls double duty and plays both identical twins born to Jim Carrey's character, Jeff Pickles.
Cole plays Will Pickles and his identical twin brother Phil Pickles, the latter of whom dies in a car accident.
For the uninitiated, it would be easy to get confused about Cole Allen's twin - so convincing was Allen's performance.
In fact, Cole Allen doesn't have a twin brother. He plays both the twin brothers in Kidding and judging by the number of people who confuse Cole Allen as having a twin; he did an excellent job!
While Cole may not have a twin brother, he does have an older sister. Amalia Allen was the first-born and, according to Cole, the inspiration behind his decision to join the acting industry.
Amalia has made a name for herself in such short movies as The Dove Scouts, Miles and the Monster, Alice, Kingdom Call, Origins of Rainbow Girl, and Lady Lazarus, to name a few.
Speaking of Cole's sister and how she was the impetus behind Cole becoming an actor, they share the screen in the comedy TV series, Professor Isle's Laboratory.
They do not play siblings on the show, however.
Cole Allen was born on April 21, 2006, and as such, he turns fourteen next month. As of now, however, he is only thirteen, but he exudes maturity and an understanding of performance that belies his years.
Cole joins the ranks of Hollywood greats like Tommy Lee Jones, Matthew McConaughey, Robin Wright, and Ethan Hawke, in that they all hail from Texas.
Cole was born and raised in Austin, Texas. Only time will tell if he can ascend to the top echelon of Hollywood, but if his recent performances are any indication, we sure are optimistic!
Taking cues from his older sister, Cole has also starred in short movies like Adiós! He plays the lead character, Ty, in the drama short.
He is also set to play Luca in the upcoming short movie; I'm on Fire, currently in post-production.