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Cameron Monaghan is an American actor and model who is best known for his role in the successful series ‘Shameless.’

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BirthdayAugust 16, 1993
NationalityAmerican
FamousFashion, Models, Actors
City/StateCalifornia
Known asCameron Riley Monaghan
Birth PlaceSanta Monica, California
Height182cm
GenderMale
FatherD
MotherDiane Monaghan
Sun SignLeo
Born inSanta Monica, California
Famous asActor
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Who is Cameron Monaghan?

Cameron Monaghan is an American actor and model who is best known for his role in the successful series ‘Shameless.’ Born in California and raised in Florida, Cameron started his career at the age of 3. When his mother realized he was interested in modeling, she started sending his pictures to various modeling agencies. This led the young boy to start working as a model. Upon growing up, he decided to make a career in the entertainment industry. In 2002, he made his acting debut with the film ‘The Wishing Stone.’ He gained more prominence with his TV debut in the TV film ‘The Music Man.’ Cameron was then selected to play a supporting role in the sitcom ‘Malcolm in the Middle.’ In 2011, Cameron was offered a role in the series ‘Shameless,’ which proved to be a career-defining role for him. Cameron then continued to essay key roles in drama series such as ‘Gotham’ and ‘Mercy Street.’ He has made appearances in films such as ‘Vampire Academy,’ ‘Another Harvest Moon,’ and ‘Mall.’ He has won a ‘Young Artist Award’ for his performance in ‘Malcolm in the Middle.’

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Childhood & Early Life

Cameron Monaghan was born in Santa Monica, California, on August 16, 1993. He was the only child of a single mother named Diane Monaghan, who worked as an insurance claims specialist. Her work took Diane to Florida, and Cameron spent the next few years of his life there.

Cameron was an extremely extroverted child when he was 3 years old, and that led his mom to believe that he might make a good career as a model. She got his portfolio made and sent it to various modeling agencies.

At the age of 5, he appeared in his first magazine catalogue. Soon, he developed an interest in acting in dramas and films. His mother made sure Cameron participated in school plays to hone his acting kills. Cameron appeared in his first TV commercial at the age of 7.

As a child, he attended the ‘Addison Mizner Elementary School’ and appeared in many theater productions while he studied there. Some of his famous shows were ‘Stuart Little,’ ‘Winnie-the-Pooh,’ and ‘The Pumpkin King.’

By the time he was in middle school, his future goals were sorted. He wanted to become an actor and had already started to get some real work. Thus, he was homeschooled for most of his high-school days. Meanwhile, he also learned to play the guitar.

Career

In 2002, at the age of 9, he made his acting debut with a small-budget independent film named ‘The Wishing Stone.’ He then made appearances in independent films such as ‘Brothers in Arms’ and ‘Desperate Hippies.’

In 2003, he made his TV debut with the TV film ‘The Music Man.’ The director believed that Cameron suited the role perfectly.

The following year, Cameron got the first major break of his career when he was selected to play the role of a child with special needs in the series ‘Malcolm in the Middle.’ His role started as a recurring role but was made a regular part as the series progressed. Cameron earned a lot of critical appreciation for his role in the series and won the ‘Young Artist Award’ for the ‘Best Performance in a Television Series - Recurring Young Actor.’

In 2005, he appeared in small roles in the series ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ and ‘Threshold.’ The same year, he appeared in a small recurring role in the series ‘Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide,’ where he played the role of ‘Palmer Noid.’

As he entered his teenager years, he started appearing in more TV series. Some of them were ‘Criminal Minds,’ ‘The Mentalist,’ ‘Monk,’ and ‘Three Rivers.’ However, he mostly appeared in single-episode roles.

In 2009, he received yet another major career break when he bagged a role in the TV film ‘Safe Harbor.’ The ‘Hallmark’ film was a major success and raked in top ratings that year. Cameron’s role, too, was appreciated.

Cameron played some minor roles in films such as ‘Dream Machine,’ ‘Dog Gone,’ and ‘Disarmed.’ He appeared as ‘Timmy’ in the film ‘Brothers in Arms.’ The independent film was dedicated to spaghetti westerns and gave Cameron enough opportunity to exhibit his acting skills on the big screen.

Another major break came his way when he was offered one of the key roles in the film ‘Click.’ The film featured him in the role of a young bratty child named ‘Kevin O’Doyle.’ It also starred Adam Sandler and Kate Beckinsale. The film was received well by some critics, while it was thrashed by others. It performed moderately well at the box office.

In 2009, he appeared in the drama film ‘Another Harvest Moon.’ The film featured Cameron as a teenager named ‘Jack.’ It was received well by both critics and audiences.

In 2010, Cameron bagged a career-defining role in the series ‘Shameless.’ The comedy–drama series featured him as ‘Ian Gallagher,’ a gay teenager from a highly dysfunctional family. This role brought him national fame, and his performance was rated as extraordinary.

Cameron received several nominations for his portrayal of ‘Ian.’ He soon started getting offers to play significant roles in many films and series. In 2011, he was seen playing one of the key roles in the teen comedy ‘Prom.’ Despite the film’s bad reception in both critical and commercial spheres, he benefitted from it. This was his first full-fledged adult role. Following this, he began to be considered for more serious roles.

In 2015, he bagged the role of ‘Jerome Valeska’ in the ‘CW’ series ‘Gotham.’ The series was based on the characters that appear in ‘DC Comics,’ and ‘Jerome’ was a tribute to the iconic ‘DC’ supervillain ‘The Joker.’ Cameron has received immense accolades for his portrayal of the character.

Riding high on the commercial and critical success of the series, Cameron was offered the main lead in the series ‘Mercy Street.’

His film career is growing steadily with significant roles in films such as ‘The Year of Spectacular Men,’ ‘Vampire Academy,’ ‘Amityville: The Awakening,’ ‘Giver,’ and ‘The Mall.’

Personal Life

Cameron moved to Los Angeles at the age of 10 and continues to live there.

He has been in a relationship with his ‘Shameless’ co-star Ruby Modine since 2016. He is known to have dated many of his co-stars in the past.

He is liberal about gay rights and has been vocal about it.

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Cameron Monaghan awards

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2014 · Shameless - Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
2018; 2016 · Gotham - Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Villain

Cameron Monaghan biography timelines

  • // 16th Aug 1993
    Cameron Monaghan was born in Santa Monica, California, on August 16, 1993. He was the only child of a single mother named Diane Monaghan, who worked as an insurance claims specialist. Her work took Diane to Florida, and Cameron spent the next few years of his life there.
  • // 2002
    In 2002, at the age of 9, he made his acting debut with a small-budget independent film named ‘The Wishing Stone.’ He then made appearances in independent films such as ‘Brothers in Arms’ and ‘Desperate Hippies.’
  • // 2003
    In 2003, he made his TV debut with the TV film ‘The Music Man.’ The director believed that Cameron suited the role perfectly.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, he appeared in small roles in the series ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ and ‘Threshold.’ The same year, he appeared in a small recurring role in the series ‘Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide,’ where he played the role of ‘Palmer Noid.’
  • // 2009
    In 2009, he received yet another major career break when he bagged a role in the TV film ‘Safe Harbor.’ The ‘Hallmark’ film was a major success and raked in top ratings that year. Cameron’s role, too, was appreciated.
  • // 2009
    In 2009, he appeared in the drama film ‘Another Harvest Moon.’ The film featured Cameron as a teenager named ‘Jack.’ It was received well by both critics and audiences.
  • // 2010
    In 2010, Cameron bagged a career-defining role in the series ‘Shameless.’ The comedy–drama series featured him as ‘Ian Gallagher,’ a gay teenager from a highly dysfunctional family. This role brought him national fame, and his performance was rated as extraordinary.
  • // 2011
    Cameron received several nominations for his portrayal of ‘Ian.’ He soon started getting offers to play significant roles in many films and series. In 2011, he was seen playing one of the key roles in the teen comedy ‘Prom.’ Despite the film’s bad reception in both critical and commercial spheres, he benefitted from it. This was his first full-fledged adult role. Following this, he began to be considered for more serious roles.
  • // 2015
    In 2015, he bagged the role of ‘Jerome Valeska’ in the ‘CW’ series ‘Gotham.’ The series was based on the characters that appear in ‘DC Comics,’ and ‘Jerome’ was a tribute to the iconic ‘DC’ supervillain ‘The Joker.’ Cameron has received immense accolades for his portrayal of the character.
  • // 2016
    He has been in a relationship with his ‘Shameless’ co-star Ruby Modine since 2016. He is known to have dated many of his co-stars in the past.

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    Cameron Monaghan's height is 182

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