Biography of Cameron Monahan
Cameron Monahen - a diverse American actor, who became famous after participating in the TV series "Gotham" and "Shameless". A characteristic feature of this young actor is his red hair and the ability to reincarnate: gay, psychopathic or just a funny handsome man - he will play anyone with the utmost professionalism and charm.
Cameron Monahen - not only "redhead from" Shameless ""
Cameron Monaghan's childhood
Cameron was born in Santa Monica, California. He grew up in an incomplete family - his mother, a 28-year-old Irish woman with Polish roots named Diana, gave birth to him, so to speak, “for herself”. Kama's father did not take any part in the life of his son.
Little Cameron Monahan
Shortly after the birth of Kama, the family moved to Boca Raton, Florida. Diana had to work hard to provide Cameron with everything she needed for a happy childhood. They lived more than modestly, rented a small house, little Kam went to the kindergarten, and my mother spent all the time at work.
A poor life did not prevent the boy from growing up to be a bright and active child. He always dreamed of becoming an actor, he loved to watch movies and present himself in different images. As Cameron himself admitted, he even learned to read by caption. In the end, he confessed to his mother that the dream of his life is acting. Then she noticed that her charming red-haired boy has every chance of success, hired a photographer and sent the resulting pictures to advertising agencies. That is how in 1998 his photo adorned the cover of a glossy magazine, and two years later the boy acted in the first advertisement in his life.
Cameron Monaghan's career was promoted by his mother
Acting career of Cameron Monahan
And now, in 2002, 9-year-old Cameron Monahen got his first professional experience on the set of the good family picture “The Stone of Desires”. Alas, the film never went out. The next film with the participation of the boy - “The Musical Man” remained unnoticed. His hero was kind of like Cameron - a boy who did not know his father. The entire film crew knew about it, and the director of the project, Matthew Broderick, was particularly inspired by his personal drama and took the boy under his wing.
Baby photo of Cameron Monahan
So 2002 was a fateful year for Monahan - on the advice of Broderick, he moved to Los Angeles to take part in the casting of the series “Family Business”. They did not give him the role, but nevertheless noted a cheerful red-haired boy and invited him to the series “Malcolm in the center of attention”. He got the role of Chad - a skeptical kid, a friend of the protagonist. Later, Cameron played in six episodes of the series, and even won the Young Actor Award from the Young Artists Foundation.
Shot from the series "Malcolm in the spotlight"
The following years, Kam successfully combined the shooting with the life of an ordinary inquisitive child. I must say that Diana Monaghan always considered her son an insanely talented child, so the boy attended a school for gifted children. Study, drama school, playing football - what this young talent did not do, directing its boiling energy in the right direction. His filmography was replenished with several more projects, among which was the popular series “Think like a criminal” (season 2, series 6). A free minute mom and son spent together, especially loved to go to the cinema or theater.
The best roles of Cameron Monahin: "Shameless" and other projects
Cameron gained enormous popularity in 2011, after the release of the TV show "Shameless", where he got the role of "an unusual teenager."
"Shameless": Cameron Monahen as Ian Gallager
The project, although it was a remake of the British series, unconditionally broke all the ratings of its prototype. The synopsis of this wildly popular multi-part tragicomedy is this: the Gallagher family with many children lives on the verge of poverty, the father (William Macy) drinks fast and does not appear at home, the mentally ill mother of the family has already escaped from the house for several years, and the whole responsibility for the six children of Gallager lies on his shoulders 20-year-old Fiona (Emmy Rossum). And although this insane cell of society manages to constantly fall into seemingly intractable situations, they always find a way out of the problems with their inherent black humor and true family cohesion.
Mad Gallagher Family
Cameron Monahen got the role of Ian Gallager, the third oldest child of the family. He is a charming, thoughtful guy, although he hides from his relatives the truth that he is gay.
Ian Gallagher is gay, Cameron Monahan is not
Until the next landmark project, he managed to play in the comedy “Graduation”, the mystical drama “Jamie Marks Is Dead”, the youth film “Academy of Vampires” (where, incidentally, the Russian actor Danila Kozlovsky was shot), as well as in the anti-utopia “Initiate”.
Shot from dystopian "Dedicated"
In 2014, he was offered to play the maniac Jerome Waleska (Joker) in the TV series “Gotham”. In the role of the abnormal killer, Monahan looked very organic. As Cameron himself admitted: “I rehearsed Jerome’s laughter for months.”
Cameron Monahan in the movie "Gotham"
Cameron Monaghan's personal life
Once on the network, one subscriber asked Cameron if he was really gay, the guy answered unequivocally: "I may be playing gay, but I am heterosexual, and I ask you to close this topic." The same is said by Noel Fisher, who played his boyfriend, Mickey Milkovich.
Cameron Monahan and Noel Fisher played very convincingly gay
The young actor carefully hides the private life from strangers. In 2012, he met with young actress Liana Liberato, known for the films “If I Stay” and “The Best in Me”.But already in 2013, the actor was increasingly seen in the company with the leggy English model Sadie Newman. Everyone thought it was a wedding, but in the fall of 2015, the couple broke up. It is still unknown who the new girlfriend of Cameron Monahan is and whether she exists in principle.
Cameron Monahan and his ex-girlfriend Sandy Newman (center)
In her free time she loves to play music, to play the guitar, drums or harmonica. By the way, he learned to play keyboard instruments on his own. Every winter, he and his friends choose a couple of days off to go snowboarding. As Cameron admits, he prefers motorcycles to cars. Instead of going to the gym, he can do boxing better or run.
Cameron Monahen in childhood and now
Cameron Monaghan now
In addition to working on the new seasons of Gotham and Shameless in 2016, Cameron Monahen was busy filming the series Street of Mercy and Son of Zorn. The first project is a historical drama about the times of the civil war, the second is a “chernushnaya” comedy about the adventures of Barbarian Zorn in modern society.
Cameron Monahan on the set of the season 7 of "Shameless"
It is also known that Cameron Monaghan was one of the key actors of the full-length film “Anna in Blood” - the film adaptation of the book Kandari Blake. Produced the film made.