• 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

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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 under the birth sign of Virgo on 27 August 1994, in Austin, Texas USA. He’s 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’s 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’s been estimated by authoritative sources that his net worth is over $1 million, accumulated through his successful career. If he continues to expand his career further, there’s no doubt that his bank account will benefit.

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

Ellar spent his childhood 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 the idea of making 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

Concurrently with filming “Boyhood”, Ellar 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.  Ellar then featured as Jameson Ford in Joseph Cross’ coming-of-age romantic comedy film “Summer Night” (2019).

Most recently, he appeared as Salmon Brown in “The Good Lord Bird” (2020), then as Lee Harvey Oswald – assassin of President Kennedy – in “El  Fantasma”, and as Dean in “Shoplifters of the World” both in 2021.

Upcoming Projects

Furthermore, it’s announced that he will appear in the film title “The Get Together” 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’s not been confirmed. Anyway, it’s believed that he’s single , and still living in Austin, Texas.

Appearance, and Vital Statistics

Ellar has short light brown hair; blue eyes. His height is 5ft 9ins (1.75m), and his weight about 156lbs (71kgs); his vital statistics aren’t known.


Social Media Presence

Ella only has am Instagram account, with less than 10,000 followers.

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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

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