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7 Facts About Defending Jacob Star, Jaeden Martell: 17 Year Old Actor of St. Vincent, The Book of Henry, It, and Knives Out

Shrijan Fri Mar 27 2020
7 Facts About Defending Jacob Star, Jaeden Martell: 17 Year Old Actor of St. Vincent, The Book of Henry, It, and Knives Out

Jaeden Martell is an American actor.

An actor of such movies as St. Vincent, The Book of Henry, It, and Knives Out, it speaks volumes about Jaeden's acumen that he is a millionaire before he can legally drink. 

He is one of the central characters in the Apple+ miniseries Defending Jacob alongside his Knives Out co-star Chris Evans.

Here are seven facts about Jaeden Martell:

7. Stars alongside Chris Evans in Apple+ Miniseries, Defending Jacob

Jaeden joins the ensemble cast that includes, among other people, Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Sakina Jaffrey, Daniel Henshall, Cherry Jones, Betty Gabriel, and Pablo Schreiber, among others of the Apple+ miniseries, Defending Jacob.

Based on the eponymous William Landay novel, the miniseries centers around a family's turmoil when their 14-year-old son is accused of murder. The series is set to premiere on April 24, 2020.

6. Plays Bill Denbrough in Stephen King's It

Jaeden landed one of his biggest roles to date in the big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's eponymous supernatural-horror novel, It

Jaeden played Bill Denbrough, one of the seven children who are terrorized by a supernatural being. 

 One of the most successful R-rated movie of all time, the movie grossed over $700 million to date, and made Jaeden an even bigger star than he already was. 

He reprised his role for a cameo in It Chapter Two.

5. Played Jacob Thrombey in Knifes Out

Jaeden gained further recognition and further acclaim as one of the ensemble cast of the 2019 murder-mystery-drama movie, Knives Out. 

The movie was the first time he shared the screen with Chris Evans before their second outing together in Defending Jacob. The movie also starred other Hollywood mega-celebrities like Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Michael Shannon.

4. Starred in the 2017 Drama Movie, The Book of Henry

2017 was a breakout year for Jaeden as it marked his first titular role. He played the titular character, Henry Carpenter, in the 2017 drama movie, The Book of Henry. 

 Joined by Naomi Watts, Sarah Silverman, Dean Norris, and Maddie Ziegler, Jaeden received acclaim for his performance.  

3. Breakthrough role in St. Vincent alongside Bill Murray 

Debuting a year earlier, Jaeden would breakthrough into the industry in 2014 alongside Bill Murray in the comedy-drama movie, St. Vincent.

Jaeden Martell in St. Vincent
Jaeden Martell in St. Vincent
Source: IMDb

He plays Melissa McCarthy's character, Maggie Bronstein's adoptive son, Oliver Bronstein.

Despite a limited theatrical release, the movie received rave reviews and established Jaeden as a force to be reckoned with.

2. Jaeden Martell: Age and Parents

Jaeden Martell was born Jaeden Lieberher on January 4, 2003, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Wes Lieberher and Angela Teresa Martell. He is 17 years old as of March 2020.

He was known by his birth name for the first six years of his career before adopting his mother's maiden name and being popular by it. 

1. Has a Net Worth of $4 Million

As of March 2020, Jaeden is worth $4 million. The quintessential child prodigy, in his relatively short time in the industry, he has proven to be one of the best and brightest. 

Chris Evans, Jaeden Martell, and Michelle Dockery star in Defending Jacob
Chris Evans, Jaeden Martell, and Michelle Dockery star in Defending Jacob
Source: Nerds and Beyond

An actor of such movies as St. Vincent, The Book of Henry, It, and Knives Out, Jaeden now shares the screen once more with his Knives Out co-star Chris Evans in the Apple+ limited series, Defending Jacob.   

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