Tye Sheridan Biography, Age, X Men, Movies, Cyclops, Mud, Ready Player One

Tye Sheridan (Tye Kayle Sheridan) is an American actor best known for playing Cyclops/Scott Summers in X-Men film series.

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Tye Sheridan Biography

Tye Sheridan (Tye Kayle Sheridan) is an American actor best known for playing Cyclops/Scott Summers in X-Men film series which premiered in 2016, and also Wade Watts in Ready Player One (2018).

Tye Sheridan

Sheridan made his feature film debut in Terrence Malick’s experimental drama film The Tree of Life (2011) and also had his first leading role in Jeff Nichols’s film Mud (2012). Tye also co-starred in David Gordon Green’s drama Joe (2013) and then the period thriller The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015).

Tye was enrolled in the Elkhart Independent School District until he began his film career and also received tutoring on film sets. He graduated from high school.

Tye Sheridan Age

How Old Is Tye Sheridan? Kayle Sheridan was born on November 11, 1996 in Elkhart, Texas, U.S. He is 22 years old as of 2018.

Tye Sheridan Parents

Tye was born to Stephanie (Wright) Sheridan who owns a beauty salon, and his father, Bryan Sheridan who is an employee of UPS. Sheridan has a younger sister, Madison.

Tye Sheridan

Tye Sheridan Career

Tye made his feature film debut in Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, with Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain and also Sean Penn. This is after an almost year-long casting search of more than 10,000 children from Texas and Oklahoma. The film then premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, and went on to be awarded the prestigious Palme d’Or and also be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Tye Sheridan Mud

Sheridan then played the leading role of Ellis in Jeff Nichols’ Mud opposite Jacob Lofland and Matthew McConaughey in 2012. The coming-of-age drama-thriller film premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and also Sheridan received a Critics’ Choice Award nomination.

He also plays Gary Jones in the film Joe. The film stars Nicolas Cage playing an ex-con who meets a 15-year-old boy, the eldest child in a homeless family headed by an alcoholic father, and is faced with the choice of redemption or ruin. For his role in the film, Sheridan received the Marcello Mastroianni Award for best upcoming young actor at the 70th Venice International Film Festival.

Sheridan played Will Cutter in the film The Forger in 2014, from a script by Richard D’Ovidio, which stars John Travolta. It then follows former child art prodigy and art forger Ray Cutter (Travolta). Cutter arranges to buy his way out of prison so he can spend time with his ailing son (Sheridan) and father (Plummer). Cutter is only to be forced to change his plans and commit one last big job for the syndicate that financed his early release.

Tye starred in the three films that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015. He co-starred opposite Gregg Turkington and Michael Cera in the drama Entertainment, and also played a prisoner in the film adaptation of The Stanford Prison Experiment. He appeared in Rodrigo Garcia’s drama Last Days in the Desert opposite Ewan McGregor which was released in May 2016. Tye also had a supporting role in the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places that year and also the leading role in the horror comedy Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.

Tye Sheridan Cyclops

Tye played the mutant Scott Summers / Cyclops in the 2016 film X-Men: Apocalypse, released on May 27. Sheridan starred in the war drama The Yellow Birds, opposite Alden Ehrenreich, Jack Huston and Jennifer Aniston in 2017.

Tye Sheridan Grass Stains

Tye co-starred with Kaitlyn Dever in Grass Stains which is a film written and directed by Kyle Wilamowski. Sheridan plays a teen discovering his first love (Dever). When a prank goes wrong and causes the death of his girlfriend’s older brother, the teen must balance his secret guilt with his feelings for the girl.

Tye Sheridan Ready Player One

In the year 2018, Tye played Wade Watts, a.k.a. Parzival, the lead character, in Steven Spielberg’s science fiction film Ready Player One, which was released on March 29.

Tye Sheridan X Men

Sheridan portrays Cyclops/Scott Summers in X-Men film series which premiered in 2016.

Tye Sheridan Net Worth

The X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) star’s net worth is not yet revealed.

Tye Sheridan Height

Tye stands at a height of  1.7 m (5′ 7″).

Tye Sheridan Gay

There is no available information regarding him as gay.

Tye Sheridan Movies






Dark Phoenix

Scott Summers / Cyclops

Simon Kinberg

The Night Clerk

Bart Bromley

Michael Cristofer


Ready Player One

Wade Watts / Parzival

Steven Spielberg

Friday’s Child[22]


A.J. Edwards

Deadpool 2

Scott Summers / Cyclops

David Leitch

The Mountain[23]


Rick Alverson


The Yellow Birds

Daniel Murphy

Alexandre Moors

All Summers End

Conrad Stevens

Kyle Wilamowski



Harper James

Christopher Smith

X-Men: Apocalypse

Scott Summers / Cyclops

Bryan Singer



Eddie the Opener

Rick Alverson

Last Days in the Desert


Rodrigo García

The Stanford Prison Experiment

Peter Mitchell

Kyle Patrick Alvarez

Dark Places

Young Ben Day

Gilles Paquet-Brenner

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Ben Goudy

Christopher B. Landon


The Forger

Will Cutter

Philip Martin



Gary Jones

David Gordon Green




Jeff Nichols


The Tree of Life

Steve O’Brien

Terrence Malick

Tye Sheridan Awards






2012 Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble
(shared with The Tree of Life crew)
The Tree of Life


2013 Marcello Mastroianni Award at the 70th Venice International Film Festival Best New Young Actor Joe


Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award Best Youth Performance Mud


Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2013 Most Promising Performer


Phoenix Film Critics Society Award Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role – Male


Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award Youth in Film


Georgia Film Critics Association Breakthrough Award Joe, Mud


2014 Robert Altman Award At Independent Spirit Awards Best Ensemble
(shared with Mud crew)


Critics’ Choice Movie Award Best Young Actor/Actress


Empire Awards Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer


2018 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Kiss (with Olivia Cooke) Ready Player One


Best On-Screen Team (with Olivia Cooke, all of the Overlook Hotel characters, Philip Zhao, Win Morisaki andLena Waithe)


Tye Sheridan Talks About Life

Tye Sheridan Interview

Tye Sheridan on ‘Ready Player One’ and Looking Ahead to ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’

Published: APRIL 2, 2018

Source: http://collider.com

Collider: This movie is so much fun! It must be really cool to get to do a movie where you’re doing pretty much every genre in one movie.

TYE SHERIDAN: Totally! I think this movie had the potential of being something that felt all over the place. Honestly, that was probably one of the greatest challenges that Steven [Spielberg] and Zak [Penn] and Ernie [Cline] had. Putting those guys together and figuring out how to deliver this story and navigate it in such a way that it doesn’t feel like that is so amazing to me. What they’ve accomplished in this film is just beyond anything I could’ve ever imagined that it would be. It’s everything I hoped it would be, and more.

We get to see what your character creates for his avatar, but if you had the opportunity to create any avatar for yourself that you wanted, what would it look like?

TYE SHERIDAN:It’s hard to say what I would want to be. I think I would definitely want to be something different.

Would you want to be something not human?

TYE SHERIDAN: Yeah, for sure! Why not? At least for a bit, until you want to change up your avatar. I don’t know. If I could be any avatar and go into a social virtual space, I think I would try to be my avatar from Ready Player One ‘cause why not? He’s already got the windy hair.

When did you first get to see what your avatar looked like, and does it ever not get surreal to look at it?

TYE SHERIDAN: That’s a good question. Even when we were shooting, there was a version of Aech, Sho, Daito and Art3mis, even though that changed slightly. All of those avatars were not totally finalized, but were very, very close to what they are in the film, when we were shooting the movie. In real time, when we were shooting the motion capture and we were inside the Volume and they had us synced up to our avatars, we could see ourselves driving our avatars on a 2D screen. We could see them walking around in the environments that they would be walking around in, in the film, except for my avatar. I had the Parzival outfit and the hair, but my face was very human. It was basically my face. My avatar was the last to be finalized, and I didn’t see him until in December. I actually saw him the first time everybody else saw him, in the second trailer that came out. I was in Brazil, when we were shown the second trailer, and I was looking up at a screen like, “Oh, that’s the avatar. I can’t really see what he looks like from here, but I guess he’s cool.” It was challenging because they were trying to find the balance between human and something else. I think the idea was to have him be the most human, out of all of them, but they didn’t want him to be associated as human.

A lot of actors say that it’s hard to watch themselves on a big screen. Is it easier when you’re watching your avatar instead?

TYE SHERIDAN: Since I was a kid, I’ve always been obsessed with animation. Animation is really one of the only genres, where I feel like I can watch a movie and think about it, mindlessly, or not watch it as someone who works in film. I can watch it, objectively. This film has that element. As an actor, I always wondered what it would be like to watch an animated character with your voice behind it, and see if it seems seamless or if it seems like your voice is isolated from the animation. With this, the first time watching it, I was like, “Wow, that’s interesting.” It took me a second, and then I just completely forgot that this character was animated and it was my voice. It was much easier for me to watch it, objectively, because it has elements of me, but he doesn’t look like me. That was very cool, and super exciting.

You get to do a lot of crazy, wild stuff in this movie. Did you have a most fun day on set, where you were like, “This is totally like what I would expect a Spielberg movie to be”?

TYE SHERIDAN: Every day was like that, literally. I was so excited to go to work and I was so excited to work with our crew and the rest of our cast, and work alongside Steven and ask him questions. Every day was a new challenge, and with challenges, you learn and you grow. On this movie, I grew a lot, as an actor and as a person, and I grew a lot with my knowledge of filmmaking, in general. This movie gave me so much, and in return, I hope it gives everyone else as much as it did for me.

There are really, really beautiful messages in this film. I hope that for people who are reading this interview right now, when you look at this movie, it’s so large in scale and scope, and it’s a crazy adventure movie, but it’s also a very human story and it has something that everybody can relate to. This movie is for everyone, and that’s really beautiful to me. At Comic-Con, Steven said, “When I read this book, it was the coolest flash-forward ‘cause it’s set in a future that feels not far off from reality, and it was the coolest flashback because of all the ‘80s culture embedded into the film.”

The way I feel about it is that, not only do you have the flash-forward and flashback, but it’s also relative now. I think the OASIS, which is a virtual world that is limitless and that is digital, symbolizes and stands as a metaphor to social media and some of the digital platforms that we all have and we all are tied to, in 2018. In the OASIS, one challenge that everybody faces is, “How do you balance your digital self, or your virtual profile or image, and your real world self?” It’s a real a balancing act. I think with social media, and the rise of social media and these digital platforms, and with everything being so new and there being no rules set in place, it’s something that we’re all trying to figure out, like these characters in this movie.

I have a 17 year-old sister, so I’m very sensitive to this stuff because she has social media and I’m watching her go through it. Although it’s beautiful and I love the idea that we can all be connected anywhere in the world, and you can send someone a message and reach someone from wherever you are, and that is amazing, there’s a lot of danger that comes along with that. I think that there can be a lot of pollution there. People can get very sucked into a digital world and how people perceive them, on their social media, versus how they perceive them, in real life. Sometimes people sacrifice one for the other, and that’s just strange. My sister was at the screening at SXSW, and she came up to me after the movie and gave me the biggest hug. My sister is hard on me. She’s not easy to please, and she said, “I love this movie, so much, because it speaks to me and who I am.” I had that feeling as well, and so did my parents and my grandparents. When it strikes people, at that level, emotionally, from various different generations, that’s how I know this movie is universally and will be globally impactful.

One of the main take-aways and major themes for me, in this film, is accepting yourself, as you are, because it’s who you are. Everyone should feel comfortable in their own skin. Whether there are social standards set in place that act against that, it doesn’t matter because the people that love you for who you are, are going to love you, always, and you should love yourself, always. That’s something that humans constantly struggle with because you’re comparing yourself to people. We all do that. This movie speaks to me, in that way, and I think it will speak to everyone else, in that way, as well. Underneath the surface, this is an adventure film, but that element makes it so complex and beautiful.

You also have X-Men: Dark Phoenix coming out. How would you describe the tone of that, as that’s expected to be something pretty different than what we’ve seen before?

TYE SHERIDAN: I think so. Everyone was on the same page with the idea that we were approaching it as much more of a grounded drama versus a superhero movie. Something that’s getting old with those universes and all the Marvel movies is that they all look the same and they’re all doing the same thing. We really wanted to shake it up, in that sense, and take a different approach to this. Simon Kinberg, who wrote the past three X-Men, directed Dark Phoenix, and I’m super, super excited about it. I think it will turn out well and that it will be a different X-Men than we’ve ever seen before, so that’s exciting.