August 16, 1993 (30)
Cameron Monaghan is an American actor known for his breakout role as Ian Gallagher in the critically acclaimed television series “Shameless.” Over the years, Monaghan has successfully navigated the precarious waters of Hollywood, establishing a varied filmography that includes not just television, but also movies and video games. In addition to “Shameless,” he has captivated audiences as Jerome and Jeremiah Valeska in the television series “Gotham” and played the title character in the video game “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.”
Throughout his career, Monaghan has had the opportunity to collaborate with a wide array with people from various fields. Working alongside William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum in “Shameless” gave him exposure to seasoned actors. In “Gotham,” he shared the screen with Ben McKenzie and Robin Lord Taylor. The actor’s versatility was on full display in “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order,” where he collaborated with game developers Respawn Entertainment and lent his voice and likeness to Cal Kestis. During his time on the drama “Mercy Street,” he teamed up with AnnaSophia Robb and McKinley Belcher III. His role in the film “Vampire Academy” saw him acting alongside Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry. A significant part of his early career involved appearances on children’s shows like “Malcolm in the Middle,” where he worked with Frankie Muniz and Bryan Cranston. Additionally, Monaghan teamed up with Bella Thorne in the thriller “Amityville: The Awakening” and participated in “Son of South,” a film produced by Spike Lee, alongside Lucas Till and Lex Scott Davis.
Monaghan received a Critics’ Choice Television Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in “Shameless.”