Ian Gallagher

Played by Cameron Monaghan

Ian Gallagher

As if being a middle Gallagher child wasn't enough, Ian is the most like his mother, which is not necessarily a good thing. He is also gay and definitely enjoys the benefits of being a cute young ginger.

As if being a middle Gallagher child wasn't enough, Ian is the most like his mother, which is not necessarily a good thing. He is also gay and definitely enjoys the benefits of being a cute young ginger.

Cameron Monaghan

Cameron Monaghan is currently cast in starring roles for two upcoming book-to-film adaptations, ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD and ANTHEM OF A RELUCTANT PROPHET. Both films are in production and will begin shooting after he wraps season seven of SHAMELESS. Additionally, Monaghan has a third feature film on the horizon that has not yet been announced but will lens in 2017.  


Monaghan’s brilliant performance as the high profile proto-Joker “Jerome Valeska” on GOTHAM led to a Teen Choice 2016 nomination for ‘Choice TV Villain.’ In 2015, Monaghan was also nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award for his role as “Ian Gallagher” on SHAMELESS. 


Premiering September 2016, Monaghan will make a guest appearance on SON OF ZORN, a hybrid live action/animated show which is executive produced by Phil Lord & Chris Miller. In early 2016 Monaghan shined in a lead role as a wounded Confederate soldier in the Civil War drama MERCY STREET, a Ridley Scott-produced mini-series about volunteer nurses and their patients. 


Over the past few years Monaghan has shot lead roles in back-to-back films for The Weinstein Company, including Phillip Noyce’s THE GIVER, opposite Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges, and the 2017 release AMITYVILLE: THE AWAKENING, directed by Franck Khalfoun.


In addition to his studio films, Monaghan garnered excellent reviews and a lot of buzz at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival for his performance in JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD, which was a Sundance 2014 Official Selection in the dramatic competition. Monaghan also starred in the indie feature MALL, directed by Joe Hahn of Linkin Park. The band provided original music and scored the film.

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