Jaeden Martell

Jaeden Martell

Unlike many child actors, Jaden Lieberher never aggressively trained for a life of stardom with drama classes and other resources. Yet ironically, he soon found himself whisked along the pathway to national exposure for his on-camera work. A Philadelphia native, born to Angela Martell and chef Wes Lieberher, Jaeden relocated with his mom to Southern California well before the age of ten. In a remarkably short period of time, the boy began to land starring roles in numerous television commercials, then broke into movies by portraying a young Chris Evans in the romantic comedy "Playing it Cool" (2014). Jaeden next signed for an even more prominent part, with third billing opposite Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy in the Weinstein Company comedy "St. Vincent" (2014), directed by Ted Melfi. In that picture, Lieberher played the son of divorced parents, who ends up falling into the care of a curmudgeonly, middle aged drinker and gambler played by Murray. Lieberher drew positive critical notices for his work in that project, with many citing his naturalistic performance as one of the movie's chief assets.