• Tye Sheridan Biography

    Born: January 01, 1970 in Elkhart, Texas, United States
    BIOGRAPHY

    TYE SHERIDAN recently won the starring role in the Steven Spielberg-directed adaptation of READY PLAYER ONE, based on the best-selling and acclaimed novel.  He plays the protagonist Wade, opposite Olivia Cooke and Ben Mendelsohn.

    Previously, Sheridan was named one of Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch, and has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most sought after young talents.

    Sheridan can next be seen in the lead role in the psychological thriller DETOUR opposite Emory Cohen and Bel Powley, set to release later this year.

    Sheridan recently wrapped production for Alexandre Moors’ film adaptation of Kevin Power’s novel THE YELLOW BIRDS alongside Jennifer Aniston, Alden Ehrenreich and Jack Huston.  The film centers around two young soldiers who are taken under the wing of an older sergeant after being deployed to Iraq.  

    Sheridan had three films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival: STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT, based on a shocking real-life psychological experiment, Rodrigo Garcia’s LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT co-starring Ewan McGregor, and the indie drama ENTERTAINMENT starring alongside Michael Cera and John C. Reilly.  These riveting performances were followed by a starring role opposite John Travolta in the crime thriller THE FORGER, Paramount’s horror comedy SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, in addition to Gilles Paquet-Brenner’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s mystery novel DARK PLACES alongside Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz and Nicholas Hoult.

    Sheridan won the 2013 Marcello Mastroianni Award at the Venice Film Festival for his captivating performance in the Southern drama JOE opposite Nicolas Cage.  That same year, he was recognized by numerous film critics for his starring role in Jeff Nichols’ coming-of-age drama MUD opposite Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon.  Sheridan received a 2014 Critics’ Choice nomination for Best Young Actor and the cast was honored with the 2014 Robert Altman Award at the Independent Spirit Awards.

    A native of Elkhart, Texas, Sheridan had almost no acting experience when he was cast in a breakthrough role for Terrence Malick’s THE TREE OF LIFE opposite Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain.  The film won the 2011 Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the 2011 Gotham Award for Best Picture, in addition to three Academy Award nominations.  He was also featured in IndieWire’s “Top 25 Filmmakers and Actors” of 2011.

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