Broadly known as Sheldon Cooper, Iain Armitage has become everyone’s favorite with his innocent yet intelligent portrayal in the series Young Sheldon, a vanguard of the sitcom The Big Bang Theory. He has portrayed the lead character in the series which not only gained immense popularity but also made Iain a diamond in the industry. Big Little Lies is his other greatest achievement.
Armitage is only 11 years old kid, but he is unique while comparing with the normal youngsters. After gaining attention through YouTube, he stepped into Hollywood and soon established himself as a talented child actor.
Bio(Age) & Family Background- Parents
Born on 15 July 2008, Iain Armitage is a son of his parents Lee Armitage and Euan Morton.
His family are involved in Hollywood— acting just runs in the blood. His mother, Lee Armitage is a producer and father Euan Morton is an actor. Hence, there is no doubt how he got such amazing acting skills.
Armitage's father Euan has worked in Sondheim on Sondheim, Cyrano de Bergerac, and Taboo. He typecasted the role of Boy George in the musical Taboo, a British music artist of the 1980s which is credited for bringing Euan into the limelight.
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Besides, Iain is a grandson of former deputy security Richard Armitage, who served to former president George W. Bush from March 2001 to February 2005.Jim Parsons
Is He Gay?
Iain has portraited a child character of Sheldon Cooper in the Big Bang Theory. Sheldon's older version is portrayed by Jim Parsons, Todd Spiewak's husband.
In the series, Iain's role as young Sheldon is the same character later turns into Sheldon Cooper, portrayed by Jim, who happens to be gay. The surprising fact is Jim, who had an on-screen gay role, actually is gay in real life.
Young Sheldon Iain with the adult Sheldon, Jim. (parade.com)
When Jim was asked about how similar his offscreen childhood was with compare to his onscreen character, he just joked about his sexuality, saying he used to be mediocre in his early life.
Iain is probably not gay in real life as like Jim. However, he indeed has brought growth in his on-screen character.
It wouldn’t be wrong to consider the young Sheldon, Iain as one of the youngest millionaires in the Hollywood after all he has a massive net worth of $4 million. It is all his excellent work and amazing acting skills that today Iain is counted on the list of the highest-paid child actor.
However, all his earing didn’t come in bulk since the beginning; instead, Iain had an estimated salary of $30k per episode during season 1 of Young Sheldon and slowly increases enough to make Iain a millionaire as of 2019.
Iain Armitage reached the height and established himself as a notorious actor in the industry at such a young age. Iain first stepped into the industry making his debut with the renowned TV Series Law & Order: SVI. However, it was HBO’s Big Little Lies that bought Iain into a spotlight and made him well-known to the world. Apart from them, he has also appeared in The Glass Castle, I’m Not Here, Our Souls at Night and many more. In each show, Iain’s performance has been tremendously outstanding and appraising.
Additionally, Iain was also nominated in the 2018 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Breakout Star and for a Young Artist for the Best Performance. Furthermore, his role in Young Sheldon also led him to get nominated for a Gold Derby Award for Breakthrough Performer of the Year.
As of now, Iain is focusing on his upcoming projects—he will be portraying the role of Young Shaggy Rogers in the American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy movie Scoob!.