Cameron Monaghan Biography
Cameron Monaghan born as Cameron Riley Mornaghan is an American actor and model best known for his roles as Ian Gallagher on the Showtime comedy-drama series, Shameless.
He is also known for the Gotham series as he stars as twin brothers Jerome and Jeremiah Valeska. He is the 2005 Young Artist Award winner as Best Young Television Actor
Cameron Monaghan Age | How Old Is Cameron Monaghan
He was born on August 16, 1993 in Santa Monica, California, U.S. He is 25 years old as of 2018.
Cameron Monaghan Family
He was born as the only child to his parents upon where his mother, Diane Monaghan, planned to stay a single mother. She was working as an insurance claim specialist. Shortly after birth, he relocated to Boca Raton Florida with his mother. Growing up, he was an extreme introvert; it made his mother believe that he would not make a good career as a model. When he was 5, he appeared on his first magazine catalogue and soon, he developed interest in acting in dramas and films.Cameron Monaghan Photo
His mother made sure that he participated in school plays to hone his acting skills and at the age of 7, he appeared in his first TV commercial at the age of 7.
Cameron Monaghan Girlfriend | Cameron Monaghan Dating
He has been in a relationship with Shameless Co-star Ruby Modine since 2016.
Cameron Monaghan Gay | Is Cameron Monaghan Really Gay | Cameron Monaghan Gay In Real Life
He played his role of Ian Gallagher, a teenage gay on Shameless and that made him popular as well as it drew speculations that he might be gay in real life. He is straight and not gay as he has a girlfriend, Ruby Modine. He has however been liberal about gay rights and has been vocal about it.
Cameron Monaghan Career
In his young age, he appeared on several cover catalog and commercials and in 3002, he joined The Music Man within the ABC-TV as a crew member. He played opposite to Kristin Chenoweth the character of Winthrop Paroo. After that he was offered several roles that he performed exceptionally. Following the several characters that he played, he appeared as cast in 2004 on the Fox comedy series Malcom in The Middle with the role of Chad.
He further shot to prominence when he played the role Ian Gallagher in the comedy-drama series, Shameless in 2010. His role as a bipolar patient earned him massive critical acclaim from movie critics among them the Critic’s Choice Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in the comedy series.
He then later appeared on crime series NCIS and Rizzoli & Isles in 2011. In the following year, he appeared in crime series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and continued getting more movie roles. In 2015, he played the role of the twins, Jerome and Jeremiah Valeska in Fox crime TV sries Gothan that earned him more fame.
Cameron Monaghan Movies And Tv Shows | Cameron Monaghan Movies
Reign of the Supermen
Kon-El / Superboy
Anthem of a Teenage Prophet
The Year of Spectacular Men
Amityville: The Awakening
Jamie Marks Is Dead
Another Harvest Moon
The Three Investigators and the Secret of Terror Castle
The Three Investigators and the Secret of Skeleton Island
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
Traffic Cop #1
Brothers in Arms
The Wishing Stone
Son of Zorn
Jerome Valeska/Jeremiah Valeska
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Rizzoli & Isles
James Gunn’s PG Porn
Young Boy 1
Shorty McShorts’ Shorts
Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide
The Adventures of Tango McNorton: Licensed Hero
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Poi & Ping
Malcolm in the Middle
The Music Man
Cameron Monaghan Net Worth
His estimated net worth is $2 million.
Cameron Monaghan Gotham | Cameron Monaghan Joker | Cameron Monaghan Jerome Valeska
He stars as twin brothers Jerome and Jeremiah Valeska, characters similar to The Joker in Gotham, an American crime drama television series developed by Bruno Heller. It premiered on Fox on September 22, 2014 and in May 2018, Fox renewed the series for a fifth and final season of 12 episodes, which premiered on January 3, 2019.
Cameron Monaghan Gotham Episodes
He stars in 20 episodes as from 2015 to 2019.
- Episode #5.7 (2019) … Jeremiah Valeska
- Legend of the Dark Knight: 13 Stitches (2019) … Jeremiah Valeska
- Legend of the Dark Knight: Pena Dura (2019) … Jeremiah Valeska
- Legend of the Dark Knight: Ruin (2019) … Jeremiah Valeska
- A Dark Knight: No Man’s Land (2018) … Jeremiah Valeska
- A Dark Knight: One Bad Day (2018) … Jeremiah Valeska
- A Dark Knight: That Old Corpse (2018) … Jerome Valeska / Jeremiah Valeska
- A Dark Knight: That’s Entertainment (2018) … Jerome Valeska / Jeremiah Valeska
- A Dark Knight: Mandatory Brunch Meeting (2018) … Jerome Valeska / Jeremiah Valeska
- A Dark Knight: One of My Three Soups (2018) … Jerome Valeska
- A Dark Knight: A Beautiful Darkness (2018) … Jerome Valeska
- A Dark Knight: Queen Takes Knight (2017) … Jerome Valeska
- Mad City: The Gentle Art of Making Enemies (2017) … Jerome Valeska
- Mad City: Smile Like You Mean It (2017) … Jerome Valeska
- Mad City: Ghosts (2017) … Jerome Valeska
- Rise of the Villains: The Last Laugh (2015) … Jerome Valeska
- Rise of the Villains: Knock, Knock (2015) … Jerome Valeska
- Rise of the Villains: Damned If You Do… (2015) … Jerome Valeska
- The Blind Fortune Teller (2015) … Jerome Valeska
- Legend of the Dark Knight: Batman … Jeremiah Valeska
Cameron Monaghan Shameless
He stars as Ian Gallagher, a teenage gay on Shameless, an American comedy-drama television series developed by John Wells which debuted on Showtime on January 9, 2011.
Cameron Monaghan Click
He stars as Kevin O’Doyle, Michael’s rude, obnoxious ten year-old next-door neighbor who boasts a lot in Click, a 2006 American science fantasy comedy-drama film directed by Frank Coraci, written by Steve Koren and Mark O’Keefe, and produced by Adam Sandler.
Cameron Monaghan Criminal Minds
He stars as Jeffrey Charles in this TV series. Criminal Minds is an American police procedural crime drama television series created and produced by Jeff Davis. It premiered on September 22, 2005, and has run for fourteen seasons on CBS.
Cameron Monaghan Malcolm In The Middle | Cameron Monaghan Malcolm
He stars as Chad, one of Dewey’s classmates in Malcom In The Middle, an American television sitcom created by Linwood Boomer for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series was first broadcast on January 9, 2000, and ended its six-year run on May 14, 2006. His role in this TV series earned him the Young Artist Award as Best Young Television Actor in a Recurring Role.
Cameron Monaghan Prom
He stars as Corey Doyle, Lucas’ best friend. Prom is a 2011 American teen romance comedy-drama film directed by Joe Nussbaum written by Katie Wech and produced by Ted Griffin and Justin Springer.
Cameron Monaghan Santa Clause 3
He stars as Traffic Cop #1 in the film The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, a 2006 American Christmas fantasy comedy adventure film directed by Michael Lembeck.
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Cameron Monaghan on the future of his character on ‘Gotham’ and what we thought was his last scene on ‘Shameless’
Q: We have to start with “Gotham” because I’m talking to you just after the episode aired where it looks like Jeremiah’s a goner. What does this mean for your character?
As was revealed in (the most current) episode, he does not die — even though he fakes his death as a little bit of a psychological play. So the next episode we’ll see what he’s up to and his grand scheme, which is really fun. Now we’re sort of getting the actual mechanisms in place that will set up the rest of the season for Jeremiah.
Q: There was a recap that made the hilarious observation that as Jeremiah was being stabbed, Selina got “extra stabby” when you started bantering with her as she was trying to kill you. That’s emblematic of the show: Dark, funny, over-the-top, super dramatic. Is that what initially drew you to the show?
When I was offered the role of Jerome I hadn’t really heard of it, I think it had just started airing, so I said, “Send over the script, it sounds interesting and I like Batman stuff.”
I was coming out of an audition for something else when I stopped to look at the script in the car and when I got to that last interrogation scene I was like: OK, I know exactly what this is! That scene is a Joker reference and it’s such a fun power play, that shift in dynamic where he owns the room.
And I called my agent and my manager right then and was like, “Forget about this audition I just went on, don’t worry about it — I want to do this. This is awesome.” So I did that one episode. And I didn’t know if I was going to be back to do more.
Q: For all you knew, it could have been a one-off.
I’m pretty sure it originally was planned to be just a one-off. But that scene ended up going kind of viral and people really responded to it.
Q: I think that happened in part because the Joker is such an iconic character, and since “Gotham” is really the origin story of Batman and all the characters in his world, how fun to see the hint of what’s to come with the Joker.
Absolutely. He’s considered one of the greatest villains of the 20th and 21st centuries and for very good reason. He’s one of the most iconic antagonists in all of American fiction.
I think initially the plan for “Gotham” was to dance around that a little bit more. They were going to just have a lot of different hints of who was going to end up becoming “this” but never really getting to into it. But the fans reacted strongly and everyone desires this story. If you’re going to tell a story that’s ancillary or surrounding Batman, you kind of have to explore something with the Joker as well.
I think that’s part of the fun. It’s such a convoluted way to tell the story and I think that actually ends up kind of working for what the Joker is. The Joker’s background should be confusing and absurd and weird and ridiculous. If any of the citizens of Gotham were trying to piece together what the hell has been happening with this guy, it would be like: Wait, what’s going on?!
Q: So first you were playing Jerome. Then it was his twin brother Jeremiah. What are the chances there’s a third brother named Jerald?
There’s no third brother! But there is a third permutation of the character, I guess you could say.
For me, it’s a logical next step and it kind of encapsulates the different dynamics of all these different variations. Even with Jerome, he had so many levels of reinvention, and then with Jeremiah too, he’s reinvented himself a few times. And what we see in this final third version is the mixing pot of everything coming together — but now with this added spice of the insanity thrown on top of it. So I actually am interested in what people will think of this third one.
So there’s no Jerald, but I think for me personally this is the most fun I’ve had with him.
Q: Let’s contrast that with your role as Ian on “Shameless.” Talk about your decision to leave the show.
It’s something I had been mulling over for about three years. It’s a show that I deeply enjoy working on, not only because of my co-workers but also because of the challenge of the material itself, which combines this level of comedy and drama and absurdity but also this real-world commentary on what it means to be a person. That stuff is so intoxicating to be a part of.
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Cameron Monaghan on the future of his character on ‘Gotham’ and what we thought was his last scene on ‘Shameless’
For the last five years, Cameron Monaghan has been juggling work on two TV shows. His role on “Shameless,” Showtime’s portrait of a raucous, cash-strapped family on Chicago’s South Side, came first. Later, he added Fox’s thrillingly excessive Batman origin story “Gotham” where he has tackled dual roles as the man (men?) who would eventually become the Joker. His characters on each show couldn’t be more different, but both “Shameless” and “Gotham” share a certain thrill of the absurd.
Monaghan surprised many when he announced earlier this season that he was stepping away from “Shameless,” a role he’s been playing since the show began airing in 2011. (After we spoke, Showtime announced a 10th season renewal for the show with Monaghan poised to return in some unspecified capacity.)
As Ian Gallagher, he was quietly intelligent, dryly funny and impossible to shock. Messed up, like all the rest. But always confident in his queerness and sure of his place in the reliably bizarre Gallagher universe.
Going forward, Monaghan should have more time to devote to “Gotham” and his character Jeremiah’s latest evolution.