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.

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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.


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