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Seven Facts About "Stranger Things" Star Caleb McLaughlin

joey Published On Tue Feb 25 2020   Modified On Tue Feb 25 2020
Seven Facts About "Stranger Things" Star Caleb McLaughlin

American actor Caleb McLaughlin is famously known for his portrayal of Lucas Sinclair in the Netflix series Stranger Things. He is also known for his roles in television series such as Blue Bloods, Lip Sync Battle, and Final Space.

Here you can find seven exclusive facts about Stranger Things star.

7. He is Just 18 Years Old

Caleb McLaughlin is just 18 years old as of February 2020. He was born as Caleb Reginald McLaughlin on October 13, 2001, in Carmel, New York, the United States of America. He grew up in his hometown Carmel, New York.

6. Studied Acting at The Harlem School of the Arts

McLaughlin completed his primary school from Kent Primary School and joined George Fischer Middle School. However, he dropped out after a year. After leaving school, the 18-year-old studied dance at Happy Feet Dance School for around a year.

"Stranger Things" actor Caleb McLaughlin
"Stranger Things" actor Caleb McLaughlin, Source: CBS

Afterward, McLaughlin studied acting at The Harlem School of the Arts under the former Lion King producer, Aubrey Lynch.

5. Started Acting Career At 11

Caleb McLaughlin started his acting career at the age of 11 in 2012 when he played the role of young Simba in The Lion King at Minskoff Theatre, Broadway. He played the character for two years. 

He also started working on television and film subsequently as he made his appearance as Noah in the short film Noah Dreams of Origami Fortunes in 2012. And in 2013, he made his debut television appearance in an episode "Born Psychopath" in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

4. Caleb Has Already Made Millions From His Short-Acting Career

Caleb McLaughlin is just 18 years old, and he has already earned millions of dollars. As per Celebrity Networth, McLaughlin has an alluring net worth of $3 million.

As per the sources, Caleb receives a decent salary of $250k per episode for his role in the Netflix Series Stranger Things starring Millie Bobby Brown, Winona Ryder, Joe Keery, and more.

3. He is an Avid Social Media User

Caleb McLaughlin is a presence on social media like Facebook and Instagram. He frequently shares his lifestyle with his fans via Facebook and Instagram.

As of February 2020, his Instagram profile has more than 10 million followers while he has more than 200k followers on Facebook. Likewise, he is also active on Twitter, where he has more than 1 million followers.

2. His Role in "Stranger Things" Has Earned Him Multiple Awards

Actor Caleb McLaughlin has won a number of nominations in several prestigious awards for his role in Stranger Things. He has been nominated in Young Artist Award, BET Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and more.

Caleb McLaughlin with "Stranger Things" Co-star after they won SAG Awards
Caleb McLaughlin with "Stranger Things" Co-star after they won SAG Awards, Source: UPI

The role won him a SAG Awards for the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and an NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Youth.

1. He Saw a Massive Pay Rise in Stranger Things Season 3

Actor Caleb McLaughlin has been one of the regular cast of Stranger Things since its first season in 2016. For the first season, Caleb received $20,000 per episode while he earned $21k per episode during the second season of the show.

But as the popularity of the show grew rapidly, all the Stranger Things stars, including McLaughlin, saw a massive pay rise for the third season.

Meanwhile, Caleb McLaughlin became one of the highest-paid actors of the series, receiving $250k per episode.