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Will Poulter Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth
Who is Will Poulter?
William Jack Poulter is a famous British professional actor. He first became famous for his role as Eustace Scrubb in the fantasy adventure movie The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010). Poulter then earned more recognition for his starring role in the comedy movie We’re the Millers (2013), winning the BAFTA Rising Star Award.
Will starred in the science fiction movie The Maze Runner (2014) and the sequel Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018). As well as the period epic movie The Revenant (2015), portraying legendary frontiersman Jim Bridger as a young man, the crime drama movie Detroit (2017), the interactive sci-fi movie Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018), and the folk horror movie Midsommar (2019). He also had a recurring role in the Hulu miniseries Dopesick. Poulter will additionally star as Adam Warlock in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023), set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Will Poulter Career
2007-2012: Early work
Will played various acting roles prior to landing the role of Lee Carter in the 2007 film Son of Rambow. The film was launched to positive reviews and praise for the performance of Poulter and his co-star Bill Milner. Will then performed alongside other young comedic actors in School of Comedy, which aired its pilot on Channel 4’s Comedy Lab on August 21, 2008. School of Comedy was later commissioned for a full series by Channel 4, starting to air on October 2, 2009, and completed after a second series.
Poulter was picked to play the role of Eustace Scrubb in the movie The Chronicles of Marnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in 2009. It was filmed in Queensland, Australia and he was accompanied by some members of his family. The film was first screened on December 10, 2010, and it opened to mixed reviews, although his performance was well praised. He then appeared in the BBC Three pilot The Fades, a 60-minute supernatural thriller written by Skins writer Jack Thorne in 2010. The pilot was later picked up as a six-part series with an almost entirely new cast, airing in 2011.
Will started filming a small British independent movie titled Wild Bill, directed by Dexter Fletcher, at the end of 2010. The movie was launched on March 23, 2012, to extremely positive reviews, with praise for his performance. He then appeared with his School of Comedy co-star and famous British blogger, Jack Harries, on his YouTube channel JacksGap, in a video titled Jack and Will in 2011. In 2012, he started studying drama at the University of Bristol where he resided in Badock Hall but then dropped out after a year to pursue acting full time.
How old is Will Poulter?
William Jack Poulter is aged 29 as of 2022, having been born on January 28, 1993, in Hammersmith, London, England. He shares his birthday with famous people including Elijah Wood, Aaron Burns, Adina Mandlová, Agnès Laurent, Alan Alda, Alexandra Krosney, Alfred Marks, Andrea Runge, J. Cole, and Amy Coney Barrett, among others.
Will Poulter Family
Who are Will Poulter’s parents?
William Jack Poulter was born in Hammersmith, London to Neil Poulter and Caroline Poulter. His mother is a former nurse, brought up in Kenya, while his father is a distinguished physician and Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at Imperial College London. His father was a prominent game warden who assisted preserve the Maasai Mara wildlife sanctuary in Kenya.
Does Will Poulter have siblings?
Poulter was born to his parents into a family of three children. He has two siblings, a sister Jo Poulter and a brother Ed Poulter.
Will Poulter Education
Poulter attended Harrodian School, a school well-known for acting graduates such as Robert Pattinson, George MacKay, and Jack Whitehall. He struggled a lot in school because of dyslexia and developmental coordination disorder. Poulter later joined the University of Bristol to study drama but dropped out after one year to pursue acting full time.
Will Poulter Interests
Poulter has interests in sports especially soccer as he is an avid supporter of Arsenal F.C. He also admires and is inspired by actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
Will Poulter Partner
Poulter is currently not married but in a relationship. He is presently engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Yasman Scott, and have been together since 2019. Poulter resides in his own house in east London.
Will Poulter Kids
Poulter is not yet married and does not have any children of his own as of date.
Will Poulter Height
Poulter has a well-built, muscular, and athletic young body with an average height of 5 ft 10 in (1.8 m) and a weight of 80 kg (176 lbs).
2013-present: Mainstream recognition and other works
Poulter portrayed Kenny in We’re the Millers, starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis in 2013. As the movie opened to mixed reviews, the performances of the cast were well received, especially that of Will. He found mainstream recognition with his showy, comedic work in the movie. Poulter then appeared as a caretaker in the music video for Rizzle Kicks’ song ”Skip to the Good Bit”. Despite loving the script and auditioning for the role of Augustus Waters, he was denied the role in The Fault in Our Stars.
Will portrayed Fordy in the crime movie Plastic, directed by Julian Gilbert and starring Ed Speleers, Sebastian De Souza, Alfie Allen, and Emma Rigby in 2014. The movie was critically panned on launch. He also portrayed Gally in the movie adaptation of The Maze Runner together with Kaya Scodelario and Dylan O’Brien the same year. The movie was a critical and commercial success with the performances of the cast being praised. Will continued to describe the movie and his role in it as ”a turning point” in his career. He later starred as Shane in the Irish indie movie Glassland, directed by Gerard Barrett and co-starring Toni Collette and Jack Reynor in 2015.
Poulter received the BAFTA Rising Star Award, voted for by the public in 2014. He also earned the MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance and the MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with his co-stars Emma Roberts and Jennifer Aniston) for his efforts in We’re the Millers the same year. Poulter was then selected among 23 upcoming actors to feature in July’s issue of Vanity Fair, with all actors being named ”Hollywood’s Next Wave” in 2014.
He portrayed Jim Brider in the revenge-thriller The Revenant (2015), directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. The movie focuses on an 1820s frontiersman on the path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling. He then played the racist police officer Philip Krauss in the movie Detroit, about the 1967 Detroit riots. His efforts in the movie were praised with one critic calling him ”terrifyingly confident”. He was then initially cast as Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the 2017 adaptation of the Stephen King novel It. But it was revealed later in June 2016, that Bill Skarsgard had been cast instead because Will dropped out due to scheduling conflicts and the departure of original director Gary Fukunaga.
Wille later reprised his role as Gally in Maze Runner: The Death Cure, the third and last installment of the Maze Runner movie series in 2018. He then starred in the movie The Little Stranger as Roderick ”Roddy” Ayres, a facially disfigured, haunted war veteran the same year. As well as game developer Colin Ritman in Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, a standalone interactive movie of the Black Mirror television series.
Poulter played the character of Mark in Ari Aster’s horror movie Midsommar in 2019. He took part in filming The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope, an interactive choice game created by Supermassive Games, portraying Andrew, Anthony, and Abraham in 2020. Poulter later was cast in Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as Adam Warlock in October 2021, set to be launched on May 5, 2023.
Will Poulter Net Worth
British actor, Poulter has been active from 2007 to the present, appearing in many films and series. He earns a salary of around $305,000 per movie and has garnered an accumulative net worth of $6 million as of 2022.
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