Tye Sheridan

Dark Phoenix, X-Men: Apocalypse (Scott Summers / Cyclops); Ready Player One (Parzival / Wade)


Tye Sheridan has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most exciting leading men. Having made his film debut at the age of 14 in Terrence Malick’s Oscar-nominated drama “Tree of Life” now at the age of 21, Sheridan has developed an impressive resume.

Sheridan can next be seen as the lead in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the best-seller “Ready Player One” which will release via Warner Bros on March 29th, 2018. The film is set in 2045, when people can escape their reality in the OASIS, a virtual world where you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone. Sheridan stars as unlikely hero Wade Watts who is engaged in a reality-bending competition to win control of the OASIS and is hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger. Sheridan stars opposite Olivia Cooke, Mark Rylance and Ben Mendelsohn.

Following “Ready Player One,” he stars in the indie feature “Friday’s Child,” opposite Imogen Poots.  The film had its premiere at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival.  In addition, Sheridan will be seen in Alexandre Moors’ film adaptation of Kevin Power’s novel The Yellow Birds, in which he stars with Jennifer Aniston, Alden Ehrenreich, and Jack Huston.  The film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, and will release on DirecTV in May 2018 and then theatrically on June 15.

This fall, Sheridan stars in the newest installment of the X-Men franchise, “X-Men: Dark Phoenix,” reprising his role as Scott Summers / Cyclops, alongside Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Jessica Chastain.  It is slated for release on November 2. Sheridan first played the young Scott Summers / Cyclops in Bryan Singer’s 2016 flashback of the superhero franchise, “X-Men: Apocalypse,” starring alongside Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Oscar Isaac and Olivia Munn.  That same year, he was also the lead in the psychological thriller “Detour,” opposite Emory Cohen and Bel Powley, which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

In 2015, Sheridan had three films at the Sundance Film Festival: “The Stanford Prison Experiment,” based on a shocking real-life psychological experiment; Rodrigo Garcia’s “Last Days in the Desert,” co-starring with Ewan McGregor; and “Entertainment,” starring alongside Michael Cera and John C. Reilly.  He also starred in three more films released that year: the crime thriller “The Forger,” opposite John Travolta; the horror comedy “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse”; and “Dark Places,” Gilles Paquet-Brenner’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s mystery novel of the same name, with Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Nicholas Hoult.

Prior, Sheridan won the 2013 Marcello Mastroianni Award at the Venice Film Festival for his captivating performance in the Southern drama “Joe,” opposite Nicolas Cage.  That same year, he was recognized by numerous film critics for his starring role in Jeff Nichol’s coming-of-age drama “Mud,” opposite Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon.  He also received a 2014 Critics’ Choice nomination for Best Young Actor, and the cast was honored with the Robert Altman Award at the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards. 

A native of Elkhart, Texas, Sheridan had almost no acting experience when he landed his breakthrough role in “The Tree of Life,” opposite Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, and Jessica Chastain.  The film premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, where it won Palme d’Or.  It also received three Oscar nominations, including Best Picture.  Sheridan was also featured in IndieWire’s “Top 25 Filmmakers and Actors” of 2011.

Sheridan is the co-founder of tech startup, Aether Inc., which focuses on immersive media technology in entertainment. For the past two years, Aether has been developing innovative tech, and is excited to announce some major partnerships in the near future.