Jaeden Martell

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Jaeden Martell
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Biography of Jaeden Martell

Jaeden Martell (formerly Lieberher) is an American actor known for his roles in the films "St. Vincent," "The Confirmation," and the horror movie "It," where he played the lead role of young Bill Denbrough. Currently, he is credited under his mother's maiden name, Martell.
Jaeden Martell
Jaeden Martell

Childhood and Family

Jaden Wesley Lieberher was born on January 4, 2003, in Philadelphia. His parents are housewife Angela Martell and the famous British chef Wes Lieberher. Jaden is the eldest of four children: he has two brothers and a sister.

Lieberher is one-quarter Korean – he inherited Asian genes from his mother's side, while his father's ancestry includes Germans, English, Scots, Irish, French-Canadians, and Belgians.
Jaden Lieberher's childhood photo
Jaden Lieberher's childhood photo
In 2011, when Jaden was 8 years old, he moved to Los Angeles with his mother. Later, Lieberher admitted that he never expected such a move would lead him into the world of cinema.

Acting Career

Soon after moving to Los Angeles, Jaeden, although he had no formal acting training, began appearing in commercials. In 2013, the young actor was invited to star in George Bessudo's short film "Grief," which told the story of a young couple coping with the death of their only son.
Moving to Los Angeles brought Jaeden Lieberher into the world of cinema
Moving to Los Angeles brought Jaeden Lieberher into the world of cinema
Jaeden's second film experience was much more significant – he landed the lead role in the comedy "St. Vincent." The film's plot revolves around a boy whose parents have just divorced, finding a true friend and mentor in a war veteran living next door.
Jaeden Lieberher in the movie 'St. Vincent'
Jaeden Lieberher in the movie 'St. Vincent'
Working on this project allowed Jaeden to meet well-known actors Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, and Bill Murray, who played the elderly veteran. Shortly before the film's premiere, Lieberher made his first talk show appearance as a guest on "The Ellen Show."
Jaeden Lieberher worked with Bill Murray
Jaeden Lieberher worked with Bill Murray
Participating in the film, which received many positive reviews, was a turning point in the young actor's career – he caught the attention of many renowned directors. That same year, Jaeden starred in the romantic comedy "Playing It Cool," portraying the main character at the age of 6. Chris Evans played the main character as an adult.

In 2015, Lieberher took part in voicing an episode of the tenth season of the animated series "American Dad!" and starred in the comedy "Aloha," which featured many well-known Hollywood actors: Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, John Krasinski, Alec Baldwin, and Bill Murray, whom Jaeden had the honor of working with the year before.
St. Vincent - Jaeden Lieberher Interview
In 2015, Jaeden was also cast as Johnny Masters in the series "Masters of Sex." The boy played the son of the main characters of the series – gynecologist Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) and his ex-wife Libby Masters (Caitlin FitzGerald). Lieberher's character appears in seasons 3 and 4, totaling 11 episodes.

In 2016, the actor starred in the lead role in the short fantasy film "Framed: The Adventures of Zion Man" by director Brenda Lee Lau. In March 2016, the comedy "The Confirmation" premiered, in which a divorced father (Clive Owen) and his eight-year-old son (Jaeden Lieberher) spend a few weekends together that threaten to be the most unusual and fun in their lives.
A frame from the movie 'Confirmation'
A frame from the movie 'Confirmation'
The following month, audiences saw Jaeden in Jeff Nichols' fantasy thriller "Midnight Special," starring Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst, and Adam Driver.
Jaeden Lieberher in the fantasy thriller 'Special Midnight Edition'
Jaeden Lieberher in the fantasy thriller 'Special Midnight Edition'
In June 2017, "The Book of Henry" premiered, in which Lieberher played one of the lead roles – an eleven-year-old boy named Henry, a true genius who understands many complex things and offers great help to his single mother (Naomi Watts) and brother Peter (Jacob Tremblay).

In September 2017, the horror film "It," based on the novel by Stephen King, was released in theaters. In the horror story, a group of schoolchildren battles a demon clown terrorizing all the children in a small American town (Bill Skarsgård).
Jaeden Lieberher in the horror movie 'It'
Jaeden Lieberher in the horror movie 'It'
In the film, Lieberher played Bill Denbrough, the leader of "The Losers' Club," a brave teenager ready to do anything to save his younger brother Georgie from the monster's clutches.
My favorite scene is the quarry scene. We weren’t allowed to jump into the water from the height ourselves; stunt doubles did that, but we enjoyed watching them. That day we just fooled around by the lake instead of working.
Bill's best friends were played by Sophia Lillis, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, and Chosen Jacobs. Jaeden became good friends with all six and admitted that he hadn't enjoyed filming as much as he did on "It" before.
It Interview - Jaeden Lieberher
To prepare for the role of Bill, Jaeden had to learn to stutter. He watched videos on YouTube that explained the nature of stuttering and videos of children who stutter. For two weeks, he spoke with his family only with a stutter, and then he practiced with a speech therapist.

In 2017, the young actor worked on the film "The True Adventures of Wolfboy" by director Martin Krejčí, which, in addition to Lieberher, stars Chloë Sevigny, John Turturro, and Chris Messina.
Jaeden Martell - The True Adventures of Wolfboy Interview
After the success of "It," Jaeden starred in two films, but both failed at the box office. A new surge of popularity began with the release of "It Chapter Two," where the actor had significantly less screen time. However, Lieberher's castmates included James McAvoy as adult Bill, Jessica Chastain, and Bill Hader.

In 2019, Jaeden's parents divorced. He stayed with his mother and, in a sign of support, took her surname – Martell. Under this surname, he appeared in the detective film "Knives Out," where he played the spoiled grandson of a well-known writer who does not hide his right-wing views.
A shot from the movie 'Knives Out'
A shot from the movie 'Knives Out'
The next high-profile project featuring him is the miniseries "Defending Jacob," where the young actor transformed into Jacob Barber, the son of a district attorney suspected of murdering a classmate. Despite numerous pieces of evidence, the boy declares himself innocent. His father sides with him and tries to prove his innocence. Jaeden's on-screen parents were played by Chris Evans and Michelle Dockery. The series premiered in 2020.
On the set of the series 'Defending Jacob'
On the set of the series 'Defending Jacob'
In 2020, he starred alongside Susan Sarandon in the drama "Tunnels," which deals with the psychological aftermath of school "Columbines."

In 2022, Jaeden played the lead role in the Netflix musical comedy "Metal Lords" – a shy young man named Kevin, trying to become a rock legend. The actor discussed the similarities and differences between him and Kevin in an interview:
We're both malleable as people, and I don't know if that's always a bad thing. When I enter certain social situations, I can definitely change. I'm not saying I lack integrity, but I think, simply as an actor, I can learn from people, whether it's their humor or how they interact with others. I'm always watching, learning, and adapting, and I think Kevin does that subconsciously... I think I'm a bit more assertive. Kevin, on the other hand, is very sweet, and he lets people push him around. Whereas I'm definitely an introvert and shy, but I have an edge, and I don't like to put up with people's nonsense.
That same year, he could be seen in the lead role in another Netflix project – the horror film "Mr. Harrigan's Phone."
A shot from the movie 'Mr. Harrigan's Phone'
A shot from the movie 'Mr. Harrigan's Phone'

Jaden Martell's Personal Life

Jaden is quite good at skateboarding, supports the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team, and is into skiing.

Of course, after the premiere of "It," there were rumors about a relationship between Jaden and Sophia Lillis, and the audience immediately dubbed them "the cutest couple of the year." However, that's not the case – they are just good friends.
Jaden Martell and Sophia Lillis
Jaden Martell and Sophia Lillis
In 2018, Jaden started dating actress Lilia Buckingham.
Jaden Martell and Lilia Buckingham
Jaden Martell and Lilia Buckingham

Jaeden Martell Now

In March 2024, the post-apocalyptic horror film "Arcadian," starring Jaeden Martell and Nicolas Cage as the lead roles, was released. They play a father and son who take refuge on a farm while fleeing from mysterious monsters.
A still from the movie 'Nightmarish Idyll'
A still from the movie 'Nightmarish Idyll'

  • I love you so much Jaeden You are one of my best actors
    2021-08-02 20:12:31
  • This is the first time I see this actor, but I think everything is ahead of him.
    2021-04-26 22:08:54
  • I love you Jaeden! I’m a biggest fan of your movies
    2021-04-16 22:56:09
  • I think after the movie «It» Jaeden woke up a celebrity :)
    2021-04-01 18:26:06
  • I remember Lieberher from the movie It! So talented, it`s incredible
    2021-03-15 11:04:40
  • I don`t understand why the parents let such a small child start acting in films? It`s such a stress...
    2021-02-20 17:26:37
  • I love Jaeden Martell.He is very cute.l hope He is a great Actor.
    2021-02-12 03:01:55
  • Jaeden is a very cute boy! I wish him success in his career!
    2021-01-01 21:55:17
  • On ke ljepota od covjeka
    2018-12-10 17:49:01
  • Wow ! even you so young but you is the best actors
    2018-12-03 20:15:15
  • I loved you Jaeden Wastly l
    2018-11-26 06:19:30
  • Hi Jaeden Wastly Lieberher I love your moives
    2018-11-26 06:18:31
  • i think that the movie IT is about friendship and teamwork
    2018-11-18 06:48:58
  • The movie IT is about friendship. IT movie tells us about the friendship by this you can do every thing the pennywise who is the evil they kill pennywise with friendship.
    2018-10-24 06:17:28