|Born||July 15, 2008|
|Relatives||Richard Armitage (grandfather)|
Iain Armitage (//; born July 15, 2008) is an American child actor. He is best known for his starring roles as Sheldon Cooper in Young Sheldon, a prequel to The Big Bang Theory, and Ziggy Chapman in Big Little Lies. In 2018, he received the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series – Leading Young Actor for his role as Sheldon Cooper. He also provided the voice for young Shaggy Rogers in Scoob! (2020), and for police puppy, Chase in PAW Patrol: The Movie (2021).
Armitage resides in Arlington, Virginia, and is the son of actor Euan Morton, who was born in Falkirk, Scotland, and theater producer Lee Armitage. It was reported that he was named after Sir Ian McKellen. He is the grandson of former United States Deputy Secretary of State, Richard Lee Armitage.
Armitage first gained prominence via his YouTube series Iain Loves Theatre where he reviews stage shows from musical theater. His videos caught the attention of the theater industry, including a couple of agents who wanted to sign him up. During the 2015 Tony Awards, he served as a correspondent for Perez Hilton and was even referenced in the opening number of the show.
In January 2017, Armitage starred in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit ("Chasing Theo"), playing a young child, Theo Lachere, who has been kidnapped. He appeared in Impractical Jokers "Look Out Below", where he was talked to by Murr in "Who Let The Dogs Out?", in the second challenge of that episode. He played Ziggy Chapman in the HBO miniseries Big Little Lies and he appeared in The Glass Castle, a film adaptation of Jeannette Walls' memoir of the same name. In the same year, he was also in the films I'm Not Here and Our Soul at Night, which also starred Jane Fonda and Robert Redford.
In 2017, Armitage was cast as Sheldon Cooper as a child in Young Sheldon, a prequel to the sitcom The Big Bang Theory. In December 2018, he appeared in an episode of The Big Bang Theory, playing young Sheldon on a videotape recording intended to cheer up and encourage an older Sheldon.
|2017||The Glass Castle||Young Brian Walls|
|Our Souls at Night||Jamie Moore|
|I'm Not Here||Stevie|
|2020||Scoob!||Young Shaggy Rogers||Voice|
|2021||PAW Patrol: The Movie||Chase|
|2022||Scoob!: Holiday Haunt||Shaggy Rogers|
|2014||Impractical Jokers||Himself||Episode: "Look Out Below"|
|2016||Little Big Shots||Guest judge||Episode: "The Idiom of Love"|
|2017||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Theo Lachere||Episode: "Chasing Theo"|
|2017, 2019||Big Little Lies||Ziggy Chapman||Main role|
|2017–present||Young Sheldon||Sheldon Cooper||Lead role|
|2018||Jeopardy!||Video Clue giver||6 episodes|
|The Big Bang Theory||Young Sheldon Cooper||Episode: "The VCR Illumination"|
|2020||Nickelodeon's Unfiltered||Himself, Guest panelist||Episodes: "Pizza In Your Game Face!" and "Let's Eat Electric Cake!"|
|Group Chat||Himself||Episode: "Group Chat Unleashed - Party Pooper Prank"|
|2014–present||Iain Loves Theatre||Presenter|
Awards and nominations
|2018||Gold Derby Awards||Breakthrough Performer of the Year||N/A||Nominated|||
|Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Series - Leading Young Actor||Young Sheldon||Won|||
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Breakout TV Star||Young Sheldon||Nominated|||
|2020||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Big Little Lies||Nominated|||
|2021||Kids’ Choice Awards||Favorite Male TV Star||Young Sheldon||Nominated|||
|2022||Critics' Choice Awards||Best Actor in a Comedy Series||Young Sheldon||Nominated|||
|2022||Kids’ Choice Awards||Favorite Male TV Star||Young Sheldon||Nominated|||
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His birthday is July 15.
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