Noel Fisher's BiographyNoel Fisher, a Canadian actor and musician, is predominantly recognized for his portrayal of the ruffian Mickey Milkovich in the television series "Shameless." Additionally, he has appeared in numerous supporting and leading roles across various projects, including "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" and "Final Destination 2."
Childhood and AdolescenceNoel Roeim Fisher was born in Vancouver, Canada, on March 13, 1984, to parents Ron Fisher and Linda Leonard Adams. He also has a sister named Raena Kai Fisher.
From a young age, he displayed a keen interest in acting and music. His parents, noticing his innate talents, enrolled him in a music school. At the age of eight, Noel began learning to play the piano. His favorite song at that time was "Please, Mr. Postman," performed by The Marvelettes.
Despite his inherent flair for the arts, Fisher was a remarkably shy youth. He struggled with performing in front of an audience and often sat with his back to the spectators during his initial performances. Fortunately, the young man eventually overcame this shortcoming; otherwise, he might never have pursued a career in acting.
First StepsNoel made his screen debut at the age of 14, landing the role of young Sheldon Kennedy in the film "The Sheldon Kennedy Story" released in 1999. His performance garnered critical acclaim, and he was nominated for a Gemini Award. In 2000, he was offered roles in several television projects, including "Ratz," "You, Me and the Kids," and "High Noon."
A year later, the young man appeared in three films: "Valentine," "Freddy Got Fingered," and "Max Keeble's Big Move." Noel played minor roles in all of these films. In the first, a horror movie, he portrayed a gang member; in the second, a comedy, he played a manager; and in the third, he embodied a troublemaker.
While working on the aforementioned films, the actor also appeared in television series. He featured in episodes of projects such as "Andromeda" and "The Outer Limits."
In 2003, he was invited to film the sequel to the popular horror film "Final Destination." The young man portrayed the teenager, Brian. Although Fisher's character does not contribute to the plot's development as other characters do, attempting to save one another from death, it is Brian who ultimately dies last in the film, seemingly halting the malevolent fate.
Career BlossomingFollowing a series of films and television shows where the actor continued to play minor roles, Noel appeared in the project "Godiva's." This Canadian TV series, which aired from 2005 to 2006, received several awards, including a Gemini. In it, the actor played the leading role of TJ, the son of the restaurant owner, known for his brusque treatment of employees and generally unyielding disposition. Critics praised Noel's performance, which earned him a second Gemini nomination, but the series was not renewed and concluded after its second season.
In 2007, Fisher appeared in the comedy-drama "After Sex." The film gained considerable popularity due to its exploration of relevant topics, such as the dynamics between couples, complicated situations, and partners' behavior following intimate encounters. Alongside Noel, who portrayed Jay, the film featured actors such as Mila Kunis, Dave Franco, and Zoe Saldana.
A year later, Noel found himself in a variety of television series, once again playing episodic roles. Among the projects in which he participated were acclaimed series like "Bones," "The Mentalist," "Life," and others. The actor can also be seen in an episode of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."
In 2011, Noel took part in the action film "Battle: Los Angeles." In the movie, he portrayed Private First Class Shaun Lenihan, alongside Michelle Rodriguez and Michael Peña.
In 2012, he was invited to appear in the final installment of the vampire saga, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2." He landed the small role of Vladimir, a vampire from the Romanian coven.
The actor was thrilled with the opportunity, as the story created by Stephenie Meyer had become incredibly popular, and appearing in a film based on her books was a tremendous stroke of luck.
According to Noel, when he received the call informing him that he was confirmed for the role of Vladimir, he could not believe it was true. Although the actor had not read the saga, he had seen all the films based on it. However, he ultimately had to familiarize himself with the final book to better understand his character's nature.
Nonetheless, his real success lay ahead. The breakthrough in Noel's career came with his participation in the TV series "Shameless," which began in 2011 and ran for nearly a decade. The actor was cast as Mickey Milkovich – a troublemaker who regularly robbed Ian Gallagher's store (played by Cameron Monaghan) and a homosexual who ended up behind bars for several years.
Noel did not appear in all seasons of "Shameless," but his character stood out to the audience due to its expressiveness and complex nature. Noel described his character as someone who constantly creates problems. "He's not the kind of guy you'd leave around small children – he's... a bit cruel," the actor said in one interview. Nevertheless, working on the series brought him immense pleasure, and every time Noel picked up the script for the next episode, he felt genuine joy.
Simultaneously with his work on "Shameless," Fisher appeared in other projects. In 2012, he participated in the TV series "Hatfields & McCoys," landing a leading role and the opportunity to work with Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton. Moreover, he acted in the drama project "The Booth at the End."
The actor's portfolio includes other works, such as "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem," "Capone," "Two and a Half Men," "Riches," "Lie to Me," "Castle Rock," and "Fear the Walking Dead." He also played the lead role in the TV series "The Red Line," which had eight episodes, but the project was canceled after the first season.
Personal Life of Noel FisherIn 2017, the actor married actress Layla Alizada, whom he met in 2005 in Afghanistan. Layla can be seen in series such as "Criminal Minds," "The Muppets," "Melissa & Joey," and others.
Noel Fisher nowCurrently, the actor continues to work on various projects. In 2022, a series with the working title The Calling appeared on the Peacock platform. In this project, the actor played the role of Zak.
In addition to this, Noel is interested in music and plays various compositions for his own enjoyment. He shares events from his life with his social media followers, showing photos from his travels, discussing the books he has read, and sharing shots from different films and series in which he has participated. The actor also posts photos of his wife and does not hesitate to openly express his feelings for her.
Press Ctrl+Enter If you find a mistake