Tye Sheridan

Recognizable as an acting talent before even leaving his teen years, Tye Sheridan kicked off his big screen career with great prestige. In just a few short years in the business, the Texas native collaborated with auteur directors like Terrence Malick and David Gordon Green, as well as with acting greats like Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, and Nicolas Cage. Though not born into an acting family, the Sheridans exemplified devotion to the nurture of Tye's career when mother Stephanie and younger sister Madison relocated to Smithville, TX with the blossoming performer while he auditioned for a role in Terence Malick's divisive drama "The Tree of Life (2011). This, Sheridan's debut film, won the Palme d'Or at the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival in 2011 and earned a Best Picture Academy Award nomination that same year. Sheridan, one of several thousand candidates for the role of elder son Jack (which ultimately went to Hunter McCracken), was instead chosen for Steve, a part that, while smaller, provided an adequate glimpse at the young actor's impressive command of temper. He'd go on to further showcase this talent in "Mud" (2013), another Cannes debut and the first bona fide spotlight of Sheridan's skills as a movie's driving force. Budding filmmaker Jeff Nichols' drama pit a curious Sheridan against a drifter played by Matthew McConaughey near the start of his career renaissance. In 2014, Sheridan found an outlet for his comedic abilities with a recurring role on Tim Allen's sitcom "Last Man Standing" (ABC 2012- ), playing a fellow ROTC student and romantic interest to Kaitlin Dever's character Eve. Later in the same year, Sheridan upped the ante yet again, playing opposite Nicolas Cage in "Joe" (2014), director David Gordon Green's return to the kindling dramas that launched his career. New insight into Sheridan's range was observed through his role as an abused son who seeks personal agency and growth through the employ of laborer Cage. Sheridan next tried his hand at the crime drama, starring as the cancer-stricken son of ex-con John Travolta in the redemption feature "The Forger" (2014). In 2016 he broke into the science fiction action scene starring in "X-Men: Apocalypse" (2016). Following that success Sheridan worked with Steven Spielberg, playing the lead character of the blockbuster film "Ready Player One" (2018).