Before appearing in his famous role as Young Sheldon, Iain Armitage already had an incredible resume full of other outstanding roles and appearances for a boy of such a young age that little by little they were leading him to stardom in his own right, long before. debuting in 2017 in the famous spin-off of The Big Bang Theory giving life to the youngest version of the character played by Jim Parsons.
The young actor has a rare artistic career for a person his age. In fact, many probably remember him for one of the many roles he had before and his beginnings on YouTube, as a theater critic at the surprising age of 4. Born on July 15, 2008 as the son of Euan Morton and Lee Armitage, Scottish actor and theater producer respectively, from a very young age he was involved in show business.
With a prominent appearance in several popular productions such as Impractical Jokers, Little Big Shots and Law & Order: SVU, were his appearances as Ziggy Chapman in Big Little Lies (2017-2019) and his current role as the young Sheldon Cooper in Young Sheldon. (2017 to the present), which have given him the boost his talent needed to achieve the international star status that many adult actors already wanted for them.
He never imagined that his hobby and deciding to share his thoughts on a Hairspray production on YouTube catapulted him to fame and put him in the eyes of some very interested agents, as well as Perez Hilton, who hired him to cover the red carpet. at the Tony Awards in 2015. Iain Armitage officially launched his professional acting career from his online fame in 2017 at the age of 9.
In just one year, she starred in an episode of Law & Order: SVU before landing a role alongside Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts in the film The Glass Castle, as well as in a film titled Our Souls at Night, with Robert Redford. and Jane Fonda. It is also the first year that he appeared as young Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory. But of all, his character was really his, it was his portrayal of Ziggy on HBO’s Big Little Lies in 2018 that got everyone talking about his amazement over his talent and he ended up becoming a millionaire at the age of 10. .
An extensive filmography is perhaps why Armitage had until recently a net worth of $ 4 million, with the latest confirmed salary of $ 32,500 per episode or $ 715,000 per year he earned for starring in Young Sheldon in season three and which undoubtedly must have increased significantly. Added to this was his participation in Scoob, voiced by young Shaggy and his most recent work in PAW Patrol: The Movie, which premiered in August this year.
The now 13-year-old star, on “PAW Patrol: The Movie,” reportedly earned at least $ 100,000 for lending his voice to the famous animated film, possibly increased as the contract specified that he would be I would pay $ 10,000 per recording session with at least a minimum of 10 sessions or more. Iain, who is the voice of Chase in the animated film, also has contractual bonuses depending on how well he fared for the film at the US and Canadian box offices.