For Stranger Things fans, Finn Wolfhard is not a new name having played the character Mike Wheeler since its start in 2016. But besides Stranger Things, he has also worked on many other popular projects such as It and the sequel It: Chapter Two, The Addams Family, The Goldfinch, and Night Shifts to name a few. He has also pursued a career in the music industry and found much success with his band.
Well, thanks to his early career in the movie and music business, Finn has become a topic of interest for people around the world. Many are eager to know more about his personal as well as professional journey. So, here we will take a look at Wolfhard’s family life, childhood, earnings, relationships, and more.
Where Did Finn Wolfhard Grow Up?
The talented actor was born Finn Michael Wolfhard on 23rd December 2002 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He grew up alongside his older brother, Nick Wolfhard who is also an actor. Finn Wolfhard’s parents Eric Wolfhard and Mary Jolivet are of French, Jewish, and German descent. His father is a researcher on aboriginal land claims but what his mother does professionally is unclear.
Talking about his educational background, Finn reportedly attended a Catholic school. Whether he continued his studies is unclear but Wolfhard has revealed that he wants to further his career in the industry.
When Did Finn Wolfhard Start His Career?
Talking about his acting journey, Finn reportedly got his first professional job through Craigslist. On IMDb, it is reported that he first appeared as a Zombie Paper Boy in the 2013 movie, Hey Ocean!: Change. That same year he also worked on the short film Aftermath but had also starred in the music video for the song Retro Oceans by Facts in 2012. Following this Wolfhard worked on a few other short films and music videos.
The Canadian star’s television debut came in 2014 with his appearance in an episode of the popular show The 100’s second season. The following year he played Jordie Pinsky in the fantasy drama TV show, Supernatural. Finn Wolfhard then auditioned for and was selected by the Duffer Brothers to play Mike Wheeler in the fiction horror drama Stranger Things. He was reportedly sick in bed and recorded a video on his phone to respond to the open casting call.
The first season of Stranger Things debuted in 2016 and gained immediate critical and audience acclaim. Finn along with his co-stars, Millie Bobby Brown, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, and others found international fame. The cast members even won a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2017. Well, Wolfhard has continued to play the character to date and is set to reprise it in the coming seasons.
Between him playing Mike Wheeler on Stranger Things, Finn has also showcased his acting chops on numerous other projects. He starred as one of the main characters, Richie Tozier in the 2017 movie It and its sequel, It: Chapter Two in 2019. He also played varied parts in other projects such as Dog Days, Young Math Legends, The Cold Open, and The Goldfinch. Moreover, Finn’s performances in movies, short films, and shows like The Turning, Home Movie: The Princess Bride, Rules for Werewolves, How It Ends and Duncanville have been well-received by many.
Besides his work on screen, Finn has also lent his voice to many characters in animated projects. He has even found his calling as a director and has directed music videos and short films. A few of the shows and films that he worked on are listed below:
- Howard Lovecraft and the Kingdom of Madness
- The Addams Family
- Carmen Sandiege: To Steal or Not to Steal
- Smiling Friends
- JJ Villard’s Fairy Tales
- Carmen Sandiego
- Night Shifts (Directed By)
- Spendtime Palace: Sonora (Directed By)
Furthermore, the Stranger Things star has also tried his hand in the music industry forming a band named Calpurnia. The Vancouver-based group released their debut EP, Scout in June 2018, having already released two singles earlier that year. Finn along with his band members Ayla Tesler-Mabe, Malcolm Craig, and Jack Anderson also toured Europe and North America before announcing their disbandment in November 2019.
Only a few weeks later, Finn and his former Calpurnia bandmate Malcolm Craig established their new band The Aubreys. They have since released a few singles, an EP titled Soda & Pie, and a studio album, Karaoke Alone to date. Well, we hope that the talented guys continue to make music and find much success in the coming days.
Looking at the success he already has earned as an actor and musician, Finn Wolfhard’s net worth estimated at $4 million seems plausible. And with his continued involvement with many projects, there is no doubt that he will earn even more fortune in the coming days.
Is Finn Wolfhard In A Relationship?
Talking about his love life, the talented actor seems to be in a loving relationship. The rumors about his relationship with Elsie Richter first arose when they were seen spending time together in March 2021. Then in June of the same year, the pair confirmed their relationship by sharing a beautiful picture of themselves.
However, while talking to The Washington Post, Wolfhard revealed that he had to confirm his relationship because he had been blackmailed. Finn talked about how fans threatened to expose his girlfriend’s address if he did not talk about his lover.
Well, besides the first picture together neither of the pair has shared much about their relationship. This has resulted in people questioning whether Elsie is still Finn Wolfhard’s girlfriend. Well, whatever their relationship status is now we wish happiness to both of the young stars.