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Net Worth:
$5 Million
Date of Birth:
Jan 28, 1993 (30 years old)
Place of Birth:
5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Actor, Screenwriter
United Kingdom
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Will Poulter is an English actor, writer, and producer who has a net worth of $5 million. Poulter gained widespread notice for his critically acclaimed performance in the 2007 film "Son of Rambow" when he was 15 years old, and from 2009 to 2010, he was a writer and performer on the E4 sketch comedy show "School of Comedy." Will has 25+ acting credits to his name, including the films "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" (2010), "We're the Millers" (2013), "The Maze Runner" (2014), "Detroit" (2017), and "Midsommar" (2019) and the miniseries "Dopesick" (2021) and "Why Didn't They Ask Evans?" (2022). He also produced and starred in the 2015 short film "A Plea for Grimsby." In October 2021, it was announced that Poulter had been cast as Adam Warlock in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3."

Early Life

Will Poulter was born William Jack Poulter on January 28, 1993, in Hammersmith, London, England. His father, Neil, is Professor of Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine at Imperial College London, and his mother, Caroline, grew up in Kenya and was formerly a nurse. Will attended Harrodian School, where he struggled with his studies as a result of developmental coordination disorder and dyslexia. In a 2013 interview with "The Independent," Poulter stated, "It felt like it didn't matter how hard I tried, I wasn't getting anywhere. That's the most demoralising thing, as a kid. And to find something like drama, which I loved so much… it gave me a sense of purpose." In 2012, Will enrolled at the University of Bristol to study drama, but he left after a year to concentrate on acting full-time. Poulter has three siblings, and his two sisters are nurses.


Will made his film debut in 2007's "Son of Rambow," which earned him nominations from the British Independent Film Awards, London Critics Circle Film Awards, and Young Artist Awards. He appeared on the television series "Comedy: Shuffle" (2007), "Comedy Lab" (2008), and "Lead Balloon" (2008), and in 2009, he joined the cast of "School of Comedy." In 2010, Poulter appeared in the pilot for the BBC Three series "The Fades" and played Eustace Scrubb in "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader," which grossed $415 million at the box office. He appeared in the 2012 film "Wild Bill," and in 2013, he co-starred with Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, and Emma Roberts in the comedy "We're the Millers," which earned him a BAFTA Rising Star Award. In 2014, Will appeared in the films "Plastic" and "Glassland" and played Gally in "The Maze Runner," which brought in $348.3 million at the box office. He reprised his role in 2018's "Maze Runner: The Death Cure," which was also a hit, earning $288.2 million. In 2015, Poulter co-starred with Leonardo DiCaprio in the Academy Award-winning drama "The Revenant," then he appeared in "Kids in Love" (2016) and "War Machine" (2017).

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Will received critical acclaim for his performance as Philip Krauss in the 2017 crime drama "Detroit," and in 2018, he appeared in the gothic drama "The Little Stranger" and the interactive Netflix movie "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch." He was cast as Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the 2017 adaptation of Stephen King's "It," but he dropped out because it was scheduled to film at the same time as "Detroit." Poulter appeared in the 2019 horror movie "Midsommar," and in 2021, he starred in the musical heist film "The Score" and guest-starred in the "Chapter 2: South Carolina" episode of the Amazon Prime Video series "The Underground Railroad." He played Billy Cutler in the 2021 Hulu miniseries "Dopesick" alongside Michael Keaton and Peter Sarsgaard, and in 2022, he starred as Bobby Jones in the BritBox miniseries "Why Didn't They Ask Evans?," which was written and directed by Hugh Laurie.

Personal Life

Will is a fan of London's Arsenal Football Club, and he attended the FA Cup finals in 2014 and 2015. Poulter has said that he has "pretty major social anxiety," stating, "It wasn't until I just spoke to a buddy of mine who deals in anxiety that I realized I do, which is nothing I'm ashamed of whatsoever. I find now that in between roles I'm just trying to be comfortable with who I am and trying to establish who Will is, without that sounding sort of really pretentious. Otherwise I just find myself psychologically recovering from one role before I have to psychologically prepare for the next, and that's quite an unstable and unhealthy way to live." In a November 2021 interview with E!, he revealed that he "really struggled with [his] mental health like many people did throughout the pandemic."

Awards and Nominations

In 2014, Poulter won the EE Rising Star Award at the BAFTA Awards for "We're the Millers," and in 2008, he received a British Independent Film Award nomination for Most Promising Newcomer for "Son of Rambow." He has been nominated for four MTV Movie Awards, winning Breakthrough Performance and Best Kiss (shared with Jennifer Aniston and Emma Roberts) for "We're the Millers" in 2014 and Best Fight (shared with Dylan O'Brien) for "The Maze Runner" in 2015. His other nomination was for Best Musical Moment for his performance of TLC's "Waterfalls" in "We're the Millers." In 2017, Will shared an American Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble with his "Detroit" castmates. He earned Young Artist Award nominations for Best Performance in an International Feature Film – Leading Young Performers for "Son of Rambow" (2009) and Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast for "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" (2011), and he received London Critics Circle Film Award nominations for Young British Performer of the Year for "Son of Rambow" (2008), "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" (2011), "Wild Bill" (2013), "Plastic" (2015), and "The Maze Runner" (2015).

Poulter earned Teen Choice Award nominations for Choice Movie: Liplock (shared with Jennifer Aniston and Emma Roberts) for "We're the Millers" and Choice Movie: Fight (shared with Dylan O'Brien) for "The Maze Runner," and he received an Empire Award nomination for Best Male Newcomer for "We're the Millers." He earned a Saturn Award nomination (from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films) for Best Performance by a Younger Actor for "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader," and for "Midsommar," he received a Best Supporting Actor nomination from The BAM Awards in 2019. The "Midsommar" cast earned Best Ensemble nominations from The BAM Awards and CinEuphoria Awards. Will has also received nominations from the National Film Awards ("Kids in Love"), North Texas Film Critics Association ("Detroit"), Odyssey Awards ("Detroit"), Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards ("The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader"), and Seattle Film Critics Society ("Detroit").

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