Caleb McLaughlin (born October 13th, 2001) is a 17 year old American actor known for his lead role in the Netflix original television series Stranger Things as Lucas Sinclair.
His acting career was launched in the year of 2012 when short film Noah Dreams of Origami Fortunes was released, with him starring as the main character Noah.
He also appeared in the mini-television series New Edition: The Movie as Ricky Bell, which was released in 2017.
McLaughlin grew up in Carmel, New York. He attended Kent Primary School and later attended George Fischer Middle School for one year. He studied dance for a year at Happy Feet Dance School in Carmel, New York and then at The Harlem School of the Arts under Aubrey Lynch, former Lion King producer.