Iain Armitage was born on July 15, 2008, in Georgia... which means he's turning 12 years old this year! Better known for his role as young "Sheldon Cooper" in the spin-off prequel to The Big Bang Theory, and for playing "Ziggy Chapman" in the hit drama Big Little Lies, Iain Armitage is considered to be one of the most talented child stars and we couldn't agree more. 

Iain Armitage's life before Young Sheldon

Before appearing on Young Sheldon, the 12-year-old starred on a couple of television series like Impractical Jokers, Little Big Shot, and even one episode of the fan-favourite Law & Order: SVU (Special Victims Unit), playing the role of a child who had been kidnapped. Armitage caught the attention of numerous agents at a very young age, which doesn't surprise us at all since he actually grew up surrounded by very talented people: his parents!

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Iain Armitage attends the premiere of Netflix's Green Eggs And Ham,  Los Angeles, California, 2020

Meet Young Sheldon star Iain Armitage's dad

Iain Armitage, who currently lives in Virginia (if he's not busy filming), is the son of Scottish actor Euan Morton and theater producer Lee Armitage. His father is better known for playing the role of Boy George in the Taboo musical. 

Iain Armitage's father Euan Morton was even nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award as well as for a Tony award! Since 2017 he plays the role of King George in Broadway's Hamilton.

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Euan Morton attends the opening night after party of "Sondheim on Sondheim", New York, 2010

This is Young Sheldon star Iain's mom, Lee Armitage

Young Sheldon star Iain's mom is the one and only Lee Armitage, best known for her theatre work. She also appeared on the 2017 film Bring It On: Worldwide, playing the role of a British cheerleader. The passion for acting runs in the Armitage family so much that the little one never even considered another field to focus on!

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Lee Armitage and Iain Armitage during the 71st Annual Tony Awards,  New York City, 2017

What a beautiful family they are!