Michael Angarano

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Michael Angarano
BornMichael Anthony Angarano
(1987-12-03) December 3, 1987 (age 24)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1997– present
 
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Michael Angarano
BornMichael Anthony Angarano
(1987-12-03) December 3, 1987 (age 24)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1997– present

Michael Anthony Angarano (born December 3, 1987) is an American actor.

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Early life

Angarano was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Doreen and Michael P. Angarano.[1] He is of Italian descent.[2] His family owns and operates three successful dance studios; two in New York (Brooklyn and Staten Island) and one in California (Los Angeles) called Reflections in Dance.[3] His mother is the owner and director of all three. Kristen, his older sister, is the co-director of the LA studio and is the manager of the NY studios.[citation needed] Younger sister Erica teaches at the LA studio, while going to school at San Diego State University.[4] Angarano graduated from Crespi Carmelite High School in 2005 and currently has an apartment in Sherman Oaks in Los Angeles.[5]

Career

In 2000, 12-year old Angarano acted in Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family. The following year, he landed his first major film role in Little Secrets, opposite Evan Rachel Wood and David Gallagher.

Michael then starred in a 2003 telefilm named Maniac Magee as Jeffery Lionel Magee, a 12-year-old boy who finds his way into Two Mills, Pennsylvania, a place divided by racial prejudice. It premiered on Nickelodeon.

In 2004, he appeared in the movie version of the critically acclaimed novel Speak, which costarred Kristen Stewart. Angarano was the lead role in Sky High and had a major role in Lords of Dogtown, both of which were released in the summer of 2005. Other film roles include parts in The Bondage, Black Irish, Man in the Chair, Snow Angels, The Final Season, One Last Thing and The Forbidden Kingdom, co-starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li.

On television, Angarano had a recurring role as Elliott, the son of Jack McFarland, on the television series Will & Grace. In 2007, Angarano appeared in four episodes of the hit 24 as Scott Wallace, a teenager taken hostage by a terrorist.

In 2008, Angarano was featured in Vanity Fair as one of Hollywood's "New Wave" young stars.

He filmed Gentlemen Broncos, from Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess. The comedy film was released in October 2009. In 2011, Angarano starred in the horror-thriller film Red State as "Travis".

Personal life

In an interview with Vanity Fair, actress Kristen Stewart stated that she dated Angarano, her co-star from Speak.[6] As of early 2009, they are no longer together.

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
1997For Richer or PoorerSammy Yoder
1999Music of the HeartNick at 7
Baby Huey's Great Easter AdventureNick
2000Almost FamousYoung William
The Brainiacs.comMatt Tyler
2001–2006Will & GraceElliottelevision, 11 episodes
2002Little SecretsPhilip
2002The New KidAustin
2003SeabiscuitYoung Red Pollard
Maniac MageeJeffrey Lionel Mageetelevision movie
2004The Dust FactoryRocky Mazzellilimited release
SummerlandJeb Ekharttelevision, two episodes
SpeakDavid Petrakis
2005Dear WendyFreddielimited release
Sky HighWill Strongholdlead role
Lords of DogtownSid
2006One Last Thing...Dylanlimited release
Less than PerfectGeorge Dentontelevision, two episodes
2007The Final SeasonMitch Akers
Man in the ChairCameron
Snow AngelsArthurindependent film
24Scott Wallacetelevision, 4 episodes
Black IrishCole
The BondageCharlie
2008The Forbidden KingdomJason Tripitikaslead role
2009Gentlemen BroncosBenjamin Purvis
2011The Art of Getting ByDustin
Red StateTravis
Noah's Ark: The New BeginningTownsmananimated
CeremonySam Davis
HaywireScott
2012The Brass Teapotpost-production
Rugratsshort film
2013Empire Statepost-production
The English Teacherpost-production

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