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Overview (3)

Born in Elkhart, Texas, USA
Birth NameTye Kayle Sheridan
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Having been named one of Variety's 10 Actors to Watch, Tye Sheridan has emerged as one of Hollywood's most sought after young talents. Most recently, he was seen in the highly anticipated science fiction film Ready Player One (2018) produced and directed by Steven Spielberg, playing the lead character Wade Watts. He also starred as young Cyclops/Scott Summers in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). In 2019. he will reprise the role of Cyclops/Scott Summers in Dark Phoenix (2019), he will also be seen in indie drama The Mountain (2018) and Friday's Child (2018) , as well as crime thriller The Night Clerk.

Tye Kayle Sheridan was born in Elkhart, Texas, to Stephanie (Wright), a beauty salon owner, and Bryan Sheridan, a UPS employee. Tye had almost no acting experience when he was cast in a breakthrough role for Terrence Malick's movie The Tree of Life (2011) opposite Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain. The film won the 2011 Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the 2011 Gotham Award for Best Picture, in addition to three Academy Award nominations. He was also featured in IndieWire's "Top 25 Filmmakers and Actors" of 2011.

Sheridan won the 2013 Marcello Mastroianni Award at the Venice Film Festival for his captivating performance in the Southern drama Joe (2013) opposite Nicolas Cage. That same year, he was recognized by numerous film critics for his starring role in Jeff Nichol's coming-of-age drama Mud (2012) opposite Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon. He received a 2014 Critics' Choice nomination for Best Young Actor and the cast was honored with the 2014 Robert Altman Award at the Independent Spirit Awards.

He had three films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival: The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015), based on a shocking real-life psychological experiment; Rodrigo Garcia's Last Days in the Desert (2015) co-starring Ewan McGregor and the indie drama Entertainment (2015) starring alongside Michael Cera and John C. Reilly. These riveting performances were followed by a starring role opposite John Travolta in the crime thriller The Forger, Paramount's horror comedy Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015), in addition to Gilles Paquet-Brenner's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's mystery novel Dark Places (2015) alongside Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz and Nicholas Hoult.

In 2017, Sheridan starred in war drama The Yellow Birds (2017), which is a film adaptation of Kevin Power's novel of the same name. In 2018, his film The Mountain (2018) premiered at the Venice Film Festival, he also won the Golden Goblet Award at the Shanghai International Film Festival for his performance in Friday's Child (2018).

Sheridan recently wrapped production for Michael Cristofer's crime drama The Night Clerk, alongside Helen Hunt and Ana de Armas.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: BWR

Trivia (6)

He is close friends with his All Summers End (2017) co-star, Kaitlyn Dever.
For his 16th birthday, Tye received a truck from his parents.
Won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at the Venice Film Festival in 2013 for his performance in Joe (2013).
He has roots in the American South going back many generations. He is of English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, German, and distant Swiss and French, descent.
His idol is James McAvoy, whom he acted alongside in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016).
Inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame with the Rising Star Award in Austin, Texas (March 2017).

Personal Quotes (7)

Drama is something I'm good at, I guess.
I think it's my job as a young actor to watch adult actors and take tips on the way they work.
I'd say James Dean is someone that's really inspired me. Just the fact that he did only three movies before he died at such a young age, and yet everyone knows who he is. It really blows my mind.
I was a kid that grew up in the South and was always outdoors fishing and hunting and, you know, swimming in the pool during the summer.
There's not anyone in particular I'd like to work with. I just want to continue doing work that I have a passion for.
I just randomly fell into acting. I was so young at the time that I never really thought about acting... After I was into it, I had a feeling that I was going to end up doing this anyway somehow.
When I was shooting Mud (2012), every day was my favorite! I had so much fun on this film and loved working with all the cast and crew! It was a great experience.

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