• Ellar Coltrane is an actor from Austin, Texas with a net worth of over $1 million
• He is best known for his role in the 2014 film "Boyhood" which earned him various awards and nominations
• His professional career started in 2002 and he has been a part of the entertainment industry since
• Ellar is 25 years old and has a height of 5ft 9ins
• He has ~7,000 followers on Instagram

Known for movies

Short Info

FactAccepted Variety's Creative Impact in Cinema Award for his part in the film Boyhood at the Texas Film Awards ceremony held on March 12, 2015 in Austin, Texas.

Who is Ellar Coltrane?

Ellar Coltrane Kinney Salmon was born on 27 August 1994 under the birth sign of Virgo, in Austin, Texas USA. He is an actor, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Mason Evans Jr. in the epic coming-of-age drama film “Boyhood” in 2014, directed by Richard Linklater.

How rich is he, as of now? Ellar Coltrane Net Worth

His professional career started in 2002, and he has been an active member of the entertainment industry ever since, primarily known as a professional actor. So, if you ever wondered how rich Ellar Coltrane is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of his net worth is over $1 million, accumulated through his successful career. If he continues to expand his career further, there is no doubt that his net worth will increase in the coming years.

Early Life, Parents, Half-Sister, Nationality, Ethnicity, Education

Ellar spent his childhood time in his hometown of Austin, where he was raised by his father, Bruce Salmon, a well-known musician, and his mother, Genevieve Kinney, who works as an equine-assisted therapist for people with autism. He also has a half-sister, named Evelyn, who was born when he was 11 years old, since his mother remarried. He holds American nationality and is of white ethnicity. Regarding his educational background, Ellar was mostly homeschooled, except when he attended a high school for three years. He eventually obtained his General Education Development (GED) certificate.

Ellar Coltrane

Rise to Prominence – Coming of Age, “Boyhood”

Ellar developed his love for acting very early, since he was chosen to play Mason Evans Jr. at the age of six by the filmmaker Richard Linklater, who had an idea to make a film which would show a boy growing up and coming of age. The filming started in May of the following year, and lasted until August of 2013. So, this epic drama, entitled “Boyhood”, was finally released in 2014, when Ellar was 19 years old.

It received positive reviews, and the role led him to be nominated for various awards and even win the 2014 Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cast and 2015 Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer.

Other Acting Projects

Side by side with filming “Boyhood”, Ellar Coltrane continued to search for new projects, so he officially made his debut film appearance in the role of Young Earl Crest in the 2002 comedy crime film “Lone Star State Of Mind”.

Three years later, he starred as Thomas Chaney, Jr. in the drama thriller “Faith & Bullets”, which was followed by his portrayal of Jay Anderson in another Richard Linklater’s film, entitled “Fast Food Nation” (2006), starring alongside Ethan Hawke, Luis Guzmán and Bruce Willis. Ellar’s next role came in 2009, when he featured as Young Tyler in the horror “Hallettsville”.

Recent Years

In 2016, Ellar landed the role of Will in Vikram Gandhi’s drama film “Barry”, about the student life of former US President Barack Obama.

In the following year he was quite busy, since he starred as Shane McAvoy in the drama “The Last Movie Star”, directed by Adam Rifkin, played Mercer Regalado in the techno-thriller “The Circle”, next to Emma Watson and Tom Hanks, and portrayed Victor in the action thriller “Blood Money”. In 2018, he filmed the short drama “Bodies Of Water” and the adventure drama “The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot”, directed by Robert D. Krzykowski. Most recently, Ellar featured as Jameson Ford in Joseph Cross’ coming-of-age romantic comedy film “Summer Night” (2019).

Upcoming Projects

Furthermore, it’s announced that he will appear in upcoming film titles, “The Get Together” and “Shoplifters Of The World”, both of which are currently under post-production. According to sources, Ellar is filming the television series “The Good Lord Bird” and doing a voice over in the animated film “The Weird Kidz”. So, his net worth will certainly increase over the next few years.

Personal Life: Is He Dating Someone? Is He Gay? His Residence

There are also a lot of rumors that he is gay, but it has not been confirmed. Anyway, it is believed that he is single at the moment, and still living in Austin, Texas.

How old is he? Age, Appearance, and Vital Statistics

He was born in 1994, (25 years old); short light brown hair; blue eyes.

Height of 5ft 9ins (1.75m); weight is ~156lbs (71kgs); vital statistics not known.

Social Media Presence

Instagram has ~7,000 followers.

General Info

Full NameEllar Coltrane
Height1.71 m


ParentsBruce Salmon, Genevieve Kinney


AwardsCritics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer
NominationsMTV Movie Award for Next Generation, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Transformation, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor, Empire Award for Be...
MoviesThe Circle, Dog Years, Barry, Boyhood, Fast Food Nation

Social profile links


1I like acting, I like being lost in the creative process. I think wherever that takes me. I'm interested in all kinds of art. I draw and paint and don't know how to play the banjo, but I do play the banjo. I want to get back to it. It just depends on who approaches me, or who I approach. I want to express sincerity in whatever form.


1Accepted Variety's Creative Impact in Cinema Award for his part in the film Boyhood at the Texas Film Awards ceremony held on March 12, 2015 in Austin, Texas.
2Over the course of filming Boyhood (2014), Coltrane grew 27 inches and had 72 haircuts.
3Was primarily homeschooled with the exception of three years of high school. He ultimately received a GED.




The Circle2017/Ipost-productionMercer
Dog Years2017/Ipost-productionShane
Shoplifters of the World2017pre-production
Hallettsville2009Young Tyler (as Ellar Salmon)
Fast Food Nation2006Jay Anderson (as Ellar Salmon)
Faith & Bullets2005Thomas Chaney, Jr. (as Ellar Salmon)
Lone Star State of Mind2002Young Earl (as Ellar Salmon)


Drowned2016co-producer post-production


Boyhood2014/Iperformer: "Ryan's Song"


Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny2016DocumentaryHimself
By the River2016DocumentaryHimself
Conan2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
E! Live from the Red Carpet2015TV SeriesHimself
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Ensemble in 'Boyhood'
20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
Just Seen It2015TV SeriesHimself
Boyhood: The 12 Year Project2015Video documentary shortHimself - 'Mason Jr'
Boyhood: The 12 Year Project, The Making of 'Boyhood'2015Video shortHimself
The View2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Boyhood / Himself
KCAL 9 News Weekend Report2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Janela Indiscreta2014TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2014TV SeriesHimself
CBS This Morning2014TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself
IMDb: What to Watch2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Today2014TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Welcome to the Basement2015TV SeriesMason
Chelsea Lately2014TV SeriesMason in 'Boyhood'


Won Awards

2015Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Young Actor/ActressBoyhood (2014)
2015OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Youth PerformanceBoyhood (2014)
2015Virtuoso AwardSanta Barbara International Film FestivalBoyhood (2014)
2014BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Ensemble CastBoyhood (2014)
2014Capri Rising StarCapri, HollywoodBoyhood (2014)
2014NFCS AwardNevada Film Critics SocietyBest Youth PerformanceBoyhood (2014)
2014WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Youth PerformanceBoyhood (2014)

Nominated Awards

2015CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsBest Actor - International CompetitionBoyhood (2014)
2015CCOPCríticos de Cinema Online Portugueses AwardsBest Scene or Sequence (Melhor Cena ou Sequência)Boyhood (2014)
2015Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest Male NewcomerBoyhood (2014)
2015The "We're Wilde About You" Rising Star AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)
2015Breakthrough AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Boyhood (2014)
2015GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best EnsembleBoyhood (2014)
2015Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastBoyhood (2014)
2015MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBreakthrough PerformanceBoyhood (2014)
2015MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen TransformationBoyhood (2014)
2015OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Breakthrough Performance - MaleBoyhood (2014)
2015ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureBoyhood (2014)
2014CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising PerformerBoyhood (2014)
2014DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest EnsembleBoyhood (2014)
2014Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBreakthrough Performance of the YearBoyhood (2014)
2014Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBreakthrough ActorBoyhood (2014)
2014PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBreakthrough Performance on CameraBoyhood (2014)
2014PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role - MaleBoyhood (2014)
2014SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest EnsembleBoyhood (2014)
2014WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleBoyhood (2014)

2nd Place Awards

2014FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest EnsembleBoyhood (2014)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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