Who is Cameron Monaghan?

Cameron is an American actor, best known to the world for his roles as twins Jerome and Jeremiah Valeska in the TV series “Gotham” (2015-2019), and as Ian Gallagher in the TV series “Shameless” (2011-2021), in addition to many other roles that he’s secured so far in his career.

Cameron Monaghan Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Cameron Riley Monaghan was born on 16 August 1993 under the Leo zodiac sign, in Santa Monica, California, USA, the only child of a single mother, Diane Monaghan, an insurance claims specialist.

The two moved to Boca Raton, Florida not long after his birth. Growing up, he was an outgoing kid, and this made Diane send his pictures to a modeling agency when he was just three years old.

He went to Addison Mizner Elementary School, and honed his acting skills early on by appearing in Little Palm Children’s Theatre’s productions such as “Winnie-the-Pooh”, “Stuart Little”, and “The Pumpkin King”, which is a theatrical adaptation of the popular animated film “The Nightmare Before Christmas”.

Career Beginnings

First, Cameron made a catalog cover appearance when he was five years old, then at just seven years old, he appeared in his first regional commercial.

When he was nine, he made his acting debut as Alex in the indie film “The Wishing Stone”, filmed in the Lake Worth, Florida area.

He stunned the world pretty early in his career, when he played Winthrop Paroo in the television comedy movie “The Music Man”, starring Matthew Broderick, Kristin Chenoweth and Victor Garber. Young Cameron received high praise, and earned a Young Artist Award nomination in the category for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special-Supporting Young Actor.

The young boy continued to have prominent roles. – he was Chad in six episodes of the eponymous series “Malcolm in the Middle” (2004-2005), for which he won the Young Artist Award in the category for Best Performance in a Television Series – Recurring Young Actor.

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Then he played Timmy in the western film “Brothers in Arms” (2005), starring David Carradine, Gabriel Casseus and Raymond Cruz, and the following year he portrayed Kevin O’Doyle in the Academy Award-nominated fantasy comedy-drama film “Click”, with Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale and Christopher Walken in the lead roles.

In 2007, he starred in the adventure mystery film “The Three Investigators and the Secret of Skeleton Island”, alongside Chancellor Miller and Nick Price – the trio then starred in the sequel “The Three Investigators and the Secret of Terror Castle” in 2009, and in 2010, he featured in the drama film “Another Harvest Moon”, starring Ernest Borgnine, Piper Laurie and Anne Meara.

Rise to Prominence, “Shameless”

In 2011, Cameron portrayed Corey Doyle in the comedy-drama film “Prom”, which starred Aimee Teegarden, Thomas McDonell, and DeVaughn Nixon, and in the same year, Cameron was selected for one of his most prominent roles to date, as Ian Gallagher in the TV comedy-drama series “Shameless”, starring in 127 episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-winning series as the gay character Ian, the son of Monica Gallagher and Clayton. Playing a rather complex and troubled character, Cameron received high praise for his work, which earned him a Critics’ Choice TV Award nomination in the category for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

Concurrently, despite his long-term engagement on “Shameless”, Cameron worked on several other projects, starring in the sports comedy film “2nd Serve” (2012) with Billy Magnussen and Dash Mihok, and two years later, co-starring in the award-winning fantasy mystery-drama film “Jamie Marks Is Dead.”

The same year, he appeared in the action comedy-drama film “Vampire Academy”, with Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, and Danila Kozlovskiy as the main stars. Moreover, he then featured in the award-winning sci-fi romantic drama film “The Giver”.

Continued Success

In 2015, Cameron secured another prominent role, as Jerome / Jeremiah Valeska, twins in the DC Comics-based TV series “Gotham”. The twins serve as the original story for one of the most prominent ‘Batman’ villains, the Joker, and he appeared in 20 episodes of the critically acclaimed series, winning the Teen Choice Award in the category for Choice TV: Villain.

In 2016, he portrayed Tom Fairfax in the TV historical drama series “Mercy Street”, in 2017, he starred with Madelyn Deutch in the romantic comedy-drama film she wrote, entitled “The Year of Spectacular Men”, and in 2018, he was the main star of the fantasy drama film “Anthem of a Teenage Prophet”, co-starring Grayson Gabriel and Peyton List.

Subsequently, Cameron starred in the thriller film “Shattered”, co-starring Sasha Luss and Ridley Asha Bateman in 2022. He’s currently working on the action crime-drama film “Paradise Highway”, in which he will star next to Frank Grillo and Morgan Freeman. The film is written and directed by Anna Gutto, and is currently in post-production, yet to receive a release date.

Net Worth

As of mid- 2022, Cameron Monaghan’s net worth has been estimated to be around $5 million, earned through his successful career as an actor, during which he’s appeared in more than 55 TV and film titles.

Personal Life, Dating, Girlfriend, Gay?

Cameron portrayed a gay character in over 100 episodes of “Shameless”, which made people believe that he’s gay in real life, however, that isn’t the case, but certainly an indication of his talent. Back in 2015, he was in a relationship with model Sadie Newman, while from 2017 to 2019, he was dating actress Peyton List.

According to sources, he has been in a relationship with the model Lauren Searle since 2020.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

The prominent actor has red hair and green eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 11ins (1.8m), while he weighs approximately 165lbs (75kgs), with vital statistics of 38-14-29.

Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia

Cameron is musically gifted, and is a prolific guitar player and singer, though he hasn’t pursued music professionally. He also plays the drums, and enjoys dancing.

Furthermore, he is interested in martial arts, horseback riding, snowboarding, and acrobatics.

He was homeschooled through high school and never attended prom. He’s now enrolled into a college, majoring in English and creative writing.

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