Ellar Coltrane

Ellar Coltrane Kinney Salmon, known professionally as Ellar Coltrane, is an American actor, best known for his role as Mason Evans Jr. in Richard Linklater's film Boyhood.

Date of birth

He was born on August 27, 1994.


Coltrane was born in Austin, Texas to Genevieve (née Kinney) and Bruce Salmon, a musician.


He was largely home-schooled as a child, with the exception of three years of high school followed by a GED.

Love life

Information about his love life is not yet available.

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In 2001, at age six, Coltrane was cast by filmmaker Richard Linklater to play the title character of sorts of the film Boyhood; Linklater wanted to make an unprecedented film that would show a boy's coming of age, but with the actors growing up or aging on screen. Coltrane and other members of the cast were filmed intermittently for several days at a time between May 2002 and August 2013, when Coltrane turned 19; there were 45 days of filming altogether.

During his childhood, Coltrane also appeared in several other movies, including a small role in Linklater's 2006 film Fast Food Nation.


2002Lone Star State of MindYoung Earl(as Ellar Salmon)
2005Faith & BulletsThomas Chaney, Jr.(non speaking) (as Ellar Salmon)
2006Fast Food NationJay Anderson(as Ellar Salmon)
2009HallettsvilleYoung Tyler(as Ellar Salmon)
2014BoyhoodMason Evans, Jr.
2016By the RiverHimselfpost-production
2017The CircleMercer


2014Boston Society of Film CriticsBest CastBoyhoodWon
Capri Film FestivalRising StarWon
Chicago Film Critics AssociationMost Promising PerformerNominated
Detroit Film Critics SocietyBest EnsembleNominated
Florida Film Critics CircleBest CastNominated
Gotham AwardsBreakthrough ActorNominated
Phoenix Film Critics SocietyBreakthrough Performance on CameraNominated
Best Youth Performance in a Lead or Supporting Role – MaleNominated
San Diego Film Critics SocietyBest Performance by an EnsembleNominated
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics AssociationBest Youth PerformanceWon
Best EnsembleNominated
2015Critics' Choice Movie AwardBest Young PerformerWon
Best Acting EnsembleNominated
Dorian AwardsRising StarNominated
Georgia Film Critics AssociationBreakthrough AwardNominated
Best EnsembleNominated
MTV Movie AwardsBest Breakthrough PerformanceNominated
Best On-Screen TransformationNominated
Online Film Critics SocietyBest Youth PerformanceNominated
Santa Barbara International Film FestivalVirtuoso AwardWon
Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureNominated

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Ellar Coltrane
First Name Ellar
Surname Coltrane
Born 27th August, 1994
Home City Austin, Texas, U.S.
Current City