- Michael Anthony Angarano
December 03, 1987 (age 33)
- Michael P. Angarano, Doreen Angarano
Michael Anthony Angarano (born December 3, 1987) is an American actor.
Angarano was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Doreen and Michael P. Angarano. He is of Italian descent. His family owns and operates three successful dance studios; two in New York (Brooklyn and Staten Island) and one in California (Los Angeles) called Reflections in Dance. His mother is the owner and director of all three. Kristen, his older sister, is the co-director of the LA studio and is the manager of the NY studios. Younger sister Erica teaches at the LA studio, while going to school at San Diego State University. Angarano graduated from Crespi Carmelite High School in 2005 and currently has an apartment in Sherman Oaks in Los Angeles.
In the late 1990s, Michael was one of the finalists for the role of young Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, but lost to Jake Lloyd.
In 2000, 12-year old Angarano acted in Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family. The following year, he landed his first major film role in Little Secrets, opposite Evan Rachel Wood and David Gallagher. Three years later, he starred in the Nickelodeon TV-movie Maniac Magee. He played the lead role in 2005's Sky High. Other film roles include parts in The Bondage, Black Irish, Man in the Chair, Snow Angels, The Final Season, One Last Thing..., The Forbidden Kingdom, Ceremony, and Red State.
On television, Angarano had a recurring role as Elliott, the son of Jack McFarland, on the television series Will & Grace. In 2007, Angarano appeared in four episodes of the show 24 as Scott Wallace, a teenager taken hostage by a terrorist.
In 2008, Angarano was featured in Vanity Fair as one of Hollywood's "New Wave" young stars.