The Childhood of Maxim Gorky
Beautiful People - Season Two, Disc 1
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Jacob Richard Tremblay (/ˈtrɒmbleɪ/; French: [tʁɑ̃blɛ]; born October 5, 2006) is a Canadian actor. His breakout performance was his starring role as Jack Newsome in Room (2015), for which he won the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, and was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role. In 2017, he starred as August Pullman, a child with Treacher Collins syndrome, in the drama Wonder, and in 2019 he headlined the R-rated comedy film Good Boys
Jacob was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was raised in the nearby city of Langley, British Columbia. His father, Jason Tremblay, is a police detective, and his mother, Christina Candia Tremblay, is a homemaker. Tremblay's older sister Emma and younger sister Erica are also actors.
Jacob began acting in television roles. He made his film debut in the live-action/animated feature The Smurfs 2, released in 2013.
In 2016, Tremblay played a supporting role in the comedy film Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie; and guest-starred as the younger version of the main character, Phil Miller, on Fox's post-apocalyptic comedy series The Last Man on Earth. That same year, he starred in the horror film Before I Wake, with Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane, and played a supporting role in the psychological thriller Shut In, alongside Naomi Watts, and co-starring Oliver Platt.
In 2017, Tremblay played Peter Carpenter in director Colin Trevorrow's drama film The Book of Henry, co-starring again with Naomi Watts and Maddie Ziegler.
In July 2019, it was announced that he will be voicing Flounder in the live-action adaptation of Disney's The Little Mermaid, directed by Rob Marshall. Jacob also voices Robin in the DC Universe adult animation series Harley Quinn.
He is an avid fan of the Star Wars franchise and named his dog after Daisy Ridley's character, Rey.