Kodi Smit-McPhee

Date Of Birth:
13 June 1996
Place Of Birth:
South Australia, Australia
Best Known As:
The son, Peter, in the movie 'The Power of the Dog'
Australian actor Kodi Smit-McPhee was in the spotlight in early 2022 for his Oscar-nominated role as Peter in The Power of the Dog (2021). By that time, Smit-McPhee had had more than a dozen years in the business, with an onscreen career that started in 2006 in Australia. His first big breakthrough was as Eric Bana’s son in Romulus, My Father (2007). Smit-McPhee’s second big breakthrough was as Viggo Mortensen’s son in The Road (2009, based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy). He followed that with a critically acclaimed performance in the 2010 vampire movie Let Me In. Smit-McPhee got into acting because of his father, actor Andy McPhee. Kodi’s sister, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, is also an actor. Kodi began his screen career in Australia, but eventually the family moved to Los Angeles to pursue their acting careers. Early on, Smit-McPhee showed a maturity that earned him a reputation for being able to do serious drama, with an "otherness" that informed his many roles as an outsider. Kodi’s other movie credits include The Tender Hook (2006), A Birder’s Guide to Everything (2013), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and Slow West (2015). He’s also appeared as Nightcrawler in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) and X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019).
Extra Credit

Kodi Smit-McPhee has ankylosing spondylitis, a condition of the spine that often causes chronic pain… Smit-McPhee’s co-stars in The Power of the Dog also received Oscar nominations: Benedict Cumberbatch (best actor), Jesse Plemons (best supporting actor) and Kirsten Dunst (best supporting actress).

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