Height: 178 cm (5 ft 10.1 in)
Date of birth: April 10, 1995 (Age: 22)
He got his first role at the age of 12. The talented teenager managed to make a great start as his first screen work was in famous franchise “The Hunger Games”.
Although his hero had no name, the play of Ian Nelson was estimated high and soon he took part in other successful movies, where he shared screen time with prominent film stars. Ian Nelson biography is short for now as he has just started his career, but the fellow has a chance to become one of the most famous and high-paid actors in his age group.
Ian Nelson Biography
Ian Michael Nelson was born on the 10th of April in 1995. He is a son of Janie Nelson and Mark Nelson. The future actor spent his childhood in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He has three siblings as well.
Ian visited Forsyth Country Day School. But studying was not the only Ian’s duty. The boy also played the music and visited dancing classes. He got interested in acting from the very childhood. During his studying at Forsyth Country Day School he took part in various school performances like “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” and “The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”.
The teenager although took part in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This Parade is the most popular show in USA, where lots of dancers and singers take part. Very often this parade includes the performances of nationally famous stars like Mariah Carey, Pat Benatar and many others. Ian Nelson took part in the parade during 3 years and thus he was noticed by the cast director of “The Hunger Games”. He was invited to play the role of unnamed male tribute. The character of Ian Nelson had no name. Nevertheless, he was extremely skillful with explosives. It was the first acting job of the boy. Then Ian Nelson age was just 17. Although filmography of Ian Nelson actor is short enough, let’s remember his most successful films and TV shows.
Ian Nelson Films
Most popular Ian Nelson movies are “The Hunger Games” and “The Boy Next Door”. You can also remember him as young version of Derek Hale in TV series “Teen Wolf”.
- “The Hunger Games”
Ian Nelson Hunger Games was a great luck for a talented, but unknown actor. His hero is called “Boy 3”, but Ian Nelson tried his best to do his job as good as possible. And his efforts were noticed by the audience. His hero is definitely remembered by the fans. Together with his female counterp he took part in the parade that was arranged just before the games. Ian’s hero used to wear silver suit.
The Boy 3 teamed up with Careers and guarded their stash of supplies. Nevertheless the stash was exposed by the main heroine (Jennifer Lawrence) and Boy 3 was killed by angry Cato.
The screen work of Ian Nelson was estimated by critics. The acting talent of the teenager was obvious. That’s why soon he was invited to act in the other film.
- “Alone Yet Not Alone”
Ian Nelson played the role of Young Owen. This movie is based on the original story. The story of Barbara and Regina Leininger, who were taken from the family of German immigrants by Delaware Indians against their will, became the base of the novel of Tracy Leininger Craven.
The movie is called “Christian” and it was awarded by 5 Dove seal. During his work on the film, Ian Nelson got an opportunity to meet such great actors as Kelly Grayson, Clay Walker, Jenn Gotzon and many others.
- “The Judge”
In the movie of David Dobkin Ian Nelson acted as Eric. The film was released in 2014 and it became popular due to the talented work of Robert Downey Jr., Vera Farmiga, Robert Duvall and Billy Bob Thornton.
The movie got mixed reviews. The play of the actors was praised high, but the plot was considered as weak.
- “The Boy Next Door”
The role of Kevin, a son of Jennifer Lopez character, is one of the most popular in the movie list of Ian Nelson. How old is Ian Nelson? He is just 15 and the opportunity to share the screen time with such stars as Jennifer Lopez, John Corbett, Ryan Guzman and others was really great for him.
The film belongs to erotic drama genre. It tells about the teacher (Jennifer Lopez), a wife and a mother (Ian acted as her son), who had one night affair with her young neighbor. After that she got crazy from him and it causes her a lot of troubles. The movie got negative feedback from critics, but it became box office hit.
- “Teen Wolf”
Ian Nelson is a young actor, but in his filmography he has such a gem as the role of young Derek Hale in TV series “Teen Wolf”. He appeared just in three episodes of the show, but this screen work is a great recommendation for the actor in future. Ian Nelson Teen Wolf was highly estimated by both, critics and the audience.
TW BTS: Interview with the Hales
Ian Nelson Personal Life
Ian Nelson is just 20, so he is not married. The fellow looks for the new roles, spends free time with his parents and siblings. He is looking forward to new roles and dreams to become a professional actor in future.