Caleb McLaughlin Biography

Caleb McLaughlin is an 18 years old actor and a singer who was born to April and Corey McLaughlin and hails from Carmel, a town in New York City in the United States of America. This brilliant young individual is known most prominently for his lead role as Lucas in the Netflix Television series Stranger Things. He has also appeared as Ricky Bell in the mini-television series New Edition: The Movie.

Early life

Born on October 13th in the year 2001 in Carmel Hamlet, New York. His father’s name is Corey McLaughlin while his mother’s name is April McLaughin and he is quite often spotted with his mother in award ceremonies. Talking about his siblings then he spent childhood with two sisters named Caitlyn and Crystal and a brother named Corey McLaughlin Jr. Caleb attended Kent primary school and later went on to attend George Fischer Middle School for one year. Apart from this, he has also studied dance for a year at Happy Feet Dance School all while being in the same town of Carmel in New York City. He has also attended the Harlem School of Arts where he was taught by none other than the producer of the movie Lion King, Aubrey Lynch.

Caleb McLaughlin Career

The young and dynamic 18-year-old Caleb began his career when he first appeared in an opera called Lost in the Stars which took place in the Glimmerglass Opera House located in Cooperstown, New York.  Apart from being an actor and a singer this young individual is also trained in ballet, tap, and jazz. He first appeared in a film named Noah Dreams of Origami Fortunes which was at the tender age of 11 years. This was just the beginning as in the same year he was cast in the Broadway musical The Lion King where he played the role of young Simba. This play was staged from the year 2012 to the year 2014 at the Minskoff Theatre located in midtown Manhattan in New York.

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Apart from being a part of a Broadway show, he also appeared in episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Unforgettableand Forever. Caleb’s major and most prominent breakthrough came when he was included as Lucas Sinclair in the Netflix series Stranger Things. His strive for becoming a better actor was the reason that he was also cast in Ricky Bell in the miniseries The New Edition Story in the same year. His love for acting and his dynamic and outgoing personality enabled him to bag the role of Darius in a Netflix sports drama film High Flying Bird. The above mentioned are just a few of the roles this young individual has played which show just how true he is to his work.

Social Media

Caleb has mostly noticed either tweeting or uploading and sharing his life on Instagram where he has gained an enormous following of 1.3 million on Twitter and 11.1 million on Instagram which shows how much of a talented young individual he is.

Caleb McLaughlin Biography

Real Name Caleb Reginald McLaughlin
Birth Date 13 October 2001
Age (as of 2022) 20 Years
Birth Place Carmel Hamlet, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Libra

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 5” – in Centimetres – 165 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 55 kg  –  in Pounds –  121 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Slim


Father Corey McLaughlin Sr.
Mother April McLaughlin
Sister Two (Caitlyn & Crystal McLaughlin)
Brother Corey McLaughlin Jr.


School Kent Primary School, George Fischer Middle School
College The Harlem School of the Arts

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Who is his girlfriend? None
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Personal life

Caleb is single and has not shared any details of his relationship. During the shooting of the third season of Stranger Things, his name was romantically linked with Sadie Sink. However, neither of them confirmed this relationship so we assume he is single now. Apart from being a well-balanced individual, he is also a true humanitarian who apart from God also loves his family and his supporters. He is one of four siblings and has two sisters and a brother and has been home-schooled since the 5th grade and graduated high school in the year 2019.

Caleb McLaughlin Net Worth

This young individual has earned a lot of fame in the various fields of performing arts which include acting and singing. This enabled him to achieve a net worth estimated to be a whopping amount of $3 million.


  • In 2012 in The Lion King on Broadway Caleb played the role of Young Simba.
  • He studied dance in New York City at the Harlem School of the Arts.
  • Caleb first met Stranger Things CoStar Gaten Matarazzo at a playground when both were on Broadway.
  • He is left-handed.
  • When the Duffers Brothers called Caleb to tell him he got the part of Lucas, they actually pretended like he didn’t get to be Lucas, just to mess with him.

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