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.
Actor on the rise, Cameron Monaghan, can be seen starring in some of the most buzz-worthy projects in film and television today. He was nominated for a Critic's choice award for his work on SHAMELESS in 2015. Over the past year he has shot three high profile television roles alongside two feature films including his third film for The Weinstein Company in just two years. For Weinstein he shot next year's AMITYVILLE reboot directed by Franck Kahlfoun (opposite Bella Thorne).
In addition to his studio films, Monaghan has received rave reviews for his performances in indie features, and was a breakout actor who garnered great buzz at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. His film, JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD (directed by Carter Smith), was a Sundance 2014 Official Selection in the dramatic competition. Monaghan also recently starred in the indie feature MALL, directed by Joe Hahn of Linkin Park.
Monaghan also played the role of Jerome, the proto joker in the highest rated episodes of the Fox series GOTHAM. He will next be seen in the Ridley Scott produced MERCY STREET for PBS directed by Roxann Dawson and starring alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Josh Radnor, AnnaSophia Robb, and a host of amazing actors.
His theatrical debut was in THE MUSIC MAN (2003) as the character Winthrop Paroo opposite Victor Garber, Matthew Broderick, and Kristen Chenoweth. Ron Howard originally played the role in the 1962 version of THE MUSIC MAN.