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Lachlan Watson

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Lachlan Watson
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Born (2001-04-12) April 12, 2001 (age 20)
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
NationalityUnited States
OccupationActor
Years active2018-present

Lachlan Watson (born April 12, 2001)[1] is an American actor. At the time of their 2018 debut in the Netflix original series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Watson was one of the youngest non-binary actors in Hollywood.[2]

Early life

Watson was born on April 12, 2001 and was raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. They received their high school diploma through a homeschooling program in 2018.[1]

Career

Watson began acting as a child at the Burning Coal Theatre, where their mother worked.[3] They became active in the Triangle theatre scene and landed small roles on the television shows Nashville and Drop Dead Diva. In 2015, they performed in the Raleigh Little Theatre's production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.[1]

In 2016, Watson landed a regular role in the Netflix original series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina after a nationwide casting call where they sent in a taped audition.[1] Watson plays a transgender boy named Theo Putnam (previously "Susie").[4][5][6] Watson stated that they used their own personal experience to shape the character and to influence the way the character's story line is written in order to resonate with genderqueer viewers.[7][3][8][9] At the time of their debut in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Watson was one of the youngest self-identified non-binary actors in Hollywood.[10]

At Sony Interactive Entertainment's "Future of Gaming" online event for the PlayStation 5 in June 2020, it was revealed that Watson would be lending their voice to the anthropomorphic protagonist, Fang, in the upcoming 2021 video game "Goodbye Volcano High".[11]

Personal life

Watson is non-binary and pansexual and goes by they/them pronouns.[1][3][12][13] Assigned female at birth, they received top surgery to remove their breasts.[1][14]

They are a feminist.[15]

In November 2018, Watson was featured on a Netflix-produced talk segment titled What I Wish You Knew: About Being Nonbinary, where they discussed gender identity with other non-binary celebrities Jacob Tobia, Liv Hewson, and Shiva Raichandani.[12][16]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f McDonald, Glenn (December 13, 2018). "Young NC actor breaks through the witchy world of 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina'". The News & Observer. Sara Glines. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  2. ^ Gomez, Jasmine (April 12, 2019). "CAOS" Star Lachlan Watson Is About To Become Your New Obsession (If They Aren't Already)". Seventeen. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Rao, Anita; Stasio, Frank (March 15, 2019). "NC Actor From 'Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina' Pushes Boundaries In Hollywood". North Carolina Public Radio. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  4. ^ Petski, Denise (June 6, 2019). "'Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina' Ups Gavin Leatherwood & Lachlan Watson To Series Regulars". Deadline. Retrieved February 13, 2020.
  5. ^ Idika, Nicky (October 26, 2018). "Who Is Susie from 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina'?". Pop Buzz. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  6. ^ "Theo on 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Is a New Step for a Favorite Character". Decider. April 5, 2019. Retrieved January 25, 2020.
  7. ^ Corcione, Danielle (October 29, 2018). ""Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" Star Lachlan Watson on Non-Binary Identity and Telling a Bit of Their Own Story Through Susie Putnam". Teen Vogue. Condé Nast. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  8. ^ Yang, Rachel (October 20, 2018). "'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Stars on the Netflix Show's Feminist Themes". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  9. ^ Mason, Heather (October 1, 2018). "CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA: LACHLAN WATSON AND CHANCE PERDOMO ON THEIR CHARACTERS' GENDER AND SEXUALITY". SYFY Wire. NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  10. ^ Nichols, James Michael (December 14, 2018). "How the Raleigh Theater Community Nurtured a Breakout Star of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina". Indy Week. Susan Harper. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  11. ^ Harrison, Will (June 11, 2020). "Goodbye Volcano High Has A Real 'Life Is Strange Meets Dinosaurs' Vibe, Coming To PS5". PlayStation Lifestyle. Retrieved June 12, 2020.
  12. ^ a b "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina - What I Wish You Knew: About Being Nonbinary". YouTube. Netflix. November 8, 2018. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  13. ^ Carlin, Shannon (October 29, 2018). "Susie's Journey On 'The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina' Is An Honest Look At Being Non-Binary & That's Exactly What Lachlan Watson Wanted". Bustle. Retrieved December 24, 2020.
  14. ^ Schulman, Alissa. "Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina's Lachlan Watson Talks Life Inside 'The Gender Void'". MTV News. Retrieved January 25, 2020.
  15. ^ Cain, Brooke (October 26, 2018). "What to Watch on Friday: Netflix's 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' features Raleigh actor". The News & Observer. Sara Glines. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  16. ^ Leighton-Dore, Samuel (November 14, 2018). "'It's a continuing line': Non-binary 'Sabrina' star opens up about gender". SBS. Special Broadcasting Service. Retrieved March 15, 2019.

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