Born: June 01, 2001
Date of Birth: June 1, 2001
Born and raised in Australia, Ed Oxenbould, followed in his theater and voice actor parents’ footsteps of having a flair for the dramatic. Ed experienced his first taste of showbiz in 2006, when he began a five-year stint of voiceovers and commercials for several companies, including Smarties and Cheerios. His first starring role was the title character in the 2012 Australian short, Julian, playing a boy who gets in trouble for telling the truth.
Julian won numerous international awards while on the festival circuit including the 2012 Berlin Film Festival Crystal Bear Award and the 2012 Australian Film Festival People’s Choice Award.
Ed played parts in two more Australian shorts, including a boy whose delicate relationship with his brother is put to the test when they lose their father in All God’s Creatures (2012); followed by the role of a masked avenger who finds strength locked inside gems and minerals in The Amber Amulet (2013). Ed also had guest roles on the Australian television series Underbelly (2011) and Tricky Business (2012).
However, it was when he landed the regular role of David Vickers on the Australian coming-of-age primetime series Puberty Blues (2012 to 2014), revolving around the family and friends of two female teenage friends, that really pushed him into the limelight.
After auditioning for only three or four American films, Ed landed the starring role in the adaption of Judith Viorst’s children’s book of the same name, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014), opposite Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner as his parents. He plays the title role of Alexander, a boy who experiences the most terrible day of his life.
After wrapping up his first feature film, he began to work on the Australian film, Paper Planes (2014), starring alongside Sam Worthington. That was followed by the American film Sundowning (2014), directed by M. Night Shyamalan. ~ Janine Wyslobicky