Gaten Matarazzo was born in Connecticut, United States, to Gaetano and Heather Matarazzo, and raised in Little Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. He completed his education at Pinelands Regional High School, located in Tuckerton, New Jersey. Gaten suffers from a medical issue called cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD) which slows the development and growth of his teeth.
|Name||Gaetano John Tarquinn|
|Known For||Playing Henderson in Stanger Things|
|Date of birth||8 September 2002|
|Age (as in 2021)||18 years|
|Hometown||New Jersey, USA|
The American actor is most well-known for his role as Dustin Henderson on Stranger Things. In April 2019, he said “My doctor has just informed me that I’m no longer growing. ….I’m not disappointed since I’ve passed the test that Doctors informed me that I would have when I was younger which was five years old. ….I’m five years old.”
Parents, Siblings & Family
Gaten Matarazzo is part of a settled family in Connecticut, United States. Gaten is an American and is a believer in the Christian faith.
The parents of Gaten Matarazzo are Gaten Matarazzo and Heather Matarazzo. His father’s name is Gaten Matarazzo Sr., he is employed by the US government.
Girlfriend & Relationships
Gaten Matarazzo’s status as a married man is not married. He has been with his partner Lizzy Yu for over a year. Lizzy Yu is a musical actor and Instagram celebrity.
Gaten Matarazzo began his career working at his native American Theater on stage. In the year 2011, his stage work included the show ‘Priscilla The Queen of the Desert as Benjamin in the Palace Theater, Broadway.
In 2014, he was a part of the cast as Petit Gervais and Gavroche in a stage production ‘Of Les Miserables at the Imperial Theater, Broadway.
He was a part-time actor on an episode of his debut TV show titled “The Blacklist’, in the role of Finn.
He joined the show in 2016. began working on the famous TV show “Stranger Things” which earned him fame. He managed to land the lead role in this one, which includes Dustin Henderson and is the principal character of the show to date.
He was a part-time actor in an episode of two TV shows called “Ridiculousness” as well as “Lip-Sync Battle as himself. In 2017, he also appeared in two music videos called “Swish Swish” from Katy Perry ft. Nicki Minaj, and ‘Lost Boy’s Life’ Computer Games ft. Darren and Chuck Criss. In a similar year, he performed as an opening act at Jimmy Fallon’s Golden Globes 2017 by Jimmy Falon.
In the year of 2018, He was in an episode of a television show called ‘Drop the Mic as well as the stage show “Cinderella” with the Pinelands Regional Thespians as Jean-Michael.
In the year 2019, he played Bubba in the film “The Angrybirds Movie 2′. He also hosts the television show “Prank Encounters’. In the same year, he also appeared on the show on stage ‘Into The Woods in the role of Jack at the Hollywood Bowl, in Los Angeles.
Gaten date has been nominated for 6 awards, of which he was awarded two. All of these nominations pertain to his work on the TV show “Stranger Things”. Gaten Matarazzo was awarded his Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in the Dramatic Series during the period of 2017. In the same year, he also won the Shorty Awards as the Best actor.
In addition to nominations, he was also nominated for his 2017. Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a Digital TV series or Film – Teen Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama, MTV Movie and TV Awards for the Best On-Screen Team (with some other awards) as well as Teen Choice Awards for Choice Summer TV Actor.