Sheridan at the 2018 WonderCon
Tye Kayle Sheridan
November 11, 1996
Tye Kayle Sheridan (born November 11, 1996) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Cyclops/Scott Summers in X-Men film series (2016–present), as well as Wade Watts in Ready Player One (2018). He made his feature film debut in Terrence Malick's experimental drama film The Tree of Life (2011) and had his first leading role in Jeff Nichols's film Mud (2012). He also co-starred in David Gordon Green's drama Joe (2013) and the period thriller The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015).
Sheridan was born in Elkhart, Texas. His mother, Stephanie (Wright) Sheridan, owns a beauty salon, and his father, Bryan Sheridan, is an employee of UPS. He has a younger sister, Madison. He was enrolled in the Elkhart Independent School District until he began his film career and received tutoring on film sets. Sheridan graduated from high school.
Sheridan made his feature film debut in Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life, with Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain and Sean Penn, after an almost year-long casting search of more than 10,000 children from Texas and Oklahoma. The film premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, and went on to be awarded the prestigious Palme d'Or and be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
In 2012, he played the leading role of Ellis in Jeff Nichols' Mud opposite Jacob Lofland and Matthew McConaughey. The coming-of-age drama-thriller film premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and Sheridan received a Critics' Choice Award nomination.
Sheridan also plays Gary Jones in the film Joe, which stars Nicolas Cage playing an ex-con who meets a 15-year-old boy, the eldest child in a homeless family headed by an alcoholic father, and is faced with the choice of redemption or ruin. For his role he received the Marcello Mastroianni Award for best upcoming young actor at the 70th Venice International Film Festival.
In 2014, he played Will Cutter in the film The Forger, from a script by Richard D’Ovidio, which stars John Travolta. The film follows former child art prodigy and art forger Ray Cutter (Travolta), who arranges to buy his way out of prison so he can spend time with his ailing son (Sheridan) and father (Plummer), only to be forced to change his plans and commit one last big job for the syndicate that financed his early release.
In 2015, Sheridan starred in the three films that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. He co-starred opposite Gregg Turkington and Michael Cera in the drama Entertainment, played a prisoner in the film adaptation of The Stanford Prison Experiment, and appeared in Rodrigo Garcia's drama Last Days in the Desert opposite Ewan McGregor, released May 2016. That year, he also had a supporting role in the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn's Dark Places and the leading role in the horror comedy Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.
Sheridan played the mutant Scott Summers / Cyclops in the 2016 film X-Men: Apocalypse, released on May 27. In 2017, he starred in the war drama The Yellow Birds, opposite Alden Ehrenreich, Jack Huston and Jennifer Aniston. Also that year, Sheridan co-starred with Kaitlyn Dever in Grass Stains, a film written and directed by Kyle Wilamowski. He plays a teen discovering his first love (Dever). When a prank goes awry and causes the death of his girlfriend's older brother, the boy must balance his secret guilt with his feelings for the girl.
|2011||The Tree of Life||Steve O'Brien||Terrence Malick|
|2013||Joe||Gary Jones||David Gordon Green|
|2014||The Forger||Will Cutter||Philip Martin|
|2015||Entertainment||Eddie the Opener||Rick Alverson|
|Last Days in the Desert||Son||Rodrigo García|
|The Stanford Prison Experiment||Peter Mitchell||Kyle Patrick Alvarez|
|Dark Places||Young Ben Day||Gilles Paquet-Brenner|
|Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse||Ben Goudy||Christopher B. Landon|
|2016||Detour||Harper James||Christopher Smith|
|X-Men: Apocalypse||Scott Summers / Cyclops||Bryan Singer|
|2017||The Yellow Birds||Daniel Murphy||Alexandre Moors|
|All Summers End||Conrad Stevens||Kyle Wilamowski|
|2018||Ready Player One||Wade Watts / Parzival||Steven Spielberg|
|Friday’s Child||Richie||A.J. Edwards|
|Deadpool 2||Scott Summers / Cyclops||David Leitch||Cameo|
|The Mountain||Andy||Rick Alverson|
|2019||Dark Phoenix||Scott Summers / Cyclops||Simon Kinberg||Post-production|
|The Night Clerk||Bart Bromley||Michael Cristofer||Post-production|
|2014||Last Man Standing||Justin||3 episodes|
|2016||Sky Fibre - X-Men Apocalypse - Television Advertisement||Scott Summers / Cyclops||Set after the events of X-Men: Apocalypse|
Awards and nominations
|2012||Central Ohio Film Critics Association||Best Ensemble
(shared with The Tree of Life crew)
|The Tree of Life||Nominated|
|2013||Marcello Mastroianni Award at the 70th Venice International Film Festival||Best New Young Actor||Joe||Won|
|Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award||Best Youth Performance||Mud||Won|
|Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2013||Most Promising Performer||Nominated|
|Phoenix Film Critics Society Award||Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role - Male||Won|
|Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award||Youth in Film||Won|
|Georgia Film Critics Association||Breakthrough Award||Joe, Mud||Nominated|
|2014||Robert Altman Award At Independent Spirit Awards||Best Ensemble
(shared with Mud crew)
|Critics' Choice Movie Award||Best Young Actor/Actress||Nominated|
|Empire Awards||Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer||Nominated|
|2018||2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards||Best Kiss (with Olivia Cooke)||Ready Player One||Nominated|
|Best On-Screen Team (with Olivia Cooke, all of the Overlook Hotel characters, Philip Zhao, Win Morisaki and Lena Waithe)||Nominated|
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- Sky Fibre and X-Men: Apocalypse TV Ad - Extended Cut
- Sky Fibre and X-Men: Apocalypse TV Ad - Behind the Scenes (Visual Effects)
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