Cameron Monaghan is a popular American actor who was born in California in August 1993. He began his career as a child artist and ad model.
He also played a returning role of Chad in the popular TV-Series “Malcolm” in-between 2004 and 2005. In 2011, he shaped his career with two big roles and increased his net worth as well.
Cameron starred as Lucas for the “Win” TV-Series and as Corey for the “Corey” TV Series. But it was his role as Ian Gallagher in the much-appreciated series “Shameless” in 2011 which pushed his net worth to millions.
Cameron Monaghan Net Worth in 2023
When it comes to the net worth or per-episode earning, Cameron does not reach the top scale-like his fellow actors and actresses.
It is because they are much bigger stars than him, and stars like Emmy Rossum and William Macy have been running this show for years. But Cameron Monaghan as Ian Gallagher is one of the fan-favorite characters of the “Shameless.”
He currently gets 100,000-150,000 dollars per episode for portraying Ian Gallagher on screen. Cameron Monaghan has a net worth of $5 Million right now. His net worth is getting higher and higher every year because of his works and popularity.
Beginning of His Career
As we mentioned earlier, Cameron was born in California, but he was raised in Florida. And it was his single mother who thought he was perfectly cut out for the entertainment industry. This is where he got his first push to join this industry, and the rest, as they say, is history.
At the age of five, his mother sent his photo to a modeling agency, and soon he was booked for a commercial which was his first notable work here.
Then, as he grew up, he started developing his love for acting and acted in a lot of dramas in elementary school. In 2002, he starred in an independent film named “The Wishing Stone.”
Rise of Cameron Monaghan’s Career
Soon after, through the ABC TV classic musical adaption “The Music Man,” he got his first break into the Hollywood industry, and then there was no looking back for him.
He kept getting fame and stardom through his work in Malcolm in the Middle, Fringe, Numbers, Criminal Minds, and The Mentalist. He even featured in some big star’s films, such as Adam Sandler’s The Santa Clause 3, Click.
But the real doors for possibilities opened when he was cast as Ian Gallagher in “Shameless.” This is where things started going in his direction.
He is honest, seductive, heart-warming, and bad-boy character portrayal as Ian Gallagher, who takes on a bipolar gay teen, really attracted audiences worldwide.
The reason behind his huge earning was that he got some side-gigs like modeling and product endorsers. Although some fans rebelled against his character in Star Wars because of having a Red Hair Jedi, it still earned him a lot of cash.
He currently has a number of movies in hand, and some of them are in the making, which suggests that his career is not going to slow down nor his net worth.