KODI SMIT-MCPHEE (Owen) has already made a name for himself
talented young actor after appearing in only a handful of feature films. He most
starred opposite Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron and Robert Duvall in The Road,
big-screen adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The
directed by John Hillcoat (The Proposition) and made its world premiere at The
Film Festival. Smit-McPhee was nominated for a Critics Choice Award in the
Best Young Actor/Actress for this performance. Next, Smit-McPhee plays a young
coping with leukemia in the new Australian film Matching Jack, directed by Nadia
Smit-McPhee comes from an acting family. His father, Andy McPhee, has
appeared in dozens of film and TV projects in his native Australia. His older
Sianoa Smit-McPhee, is a veteran of the famed Australian television series "Neighbours"
and is now a series regular on the hit HBO series "Hung," created by Alexander
and starring Thomas Jane.
Born on June 13th, 1996, in Melbourne, Smit-McPhee first received acclaim for
his performance as Ray in Romulus, My Father, a feature film in which he starred
opposite Eric Bana and Franka Potente. He was honored with the Australian Film
Institute's award for Best Young Actor while also receiving a nomination in the
Leading Actor category.
When not acting, Smit-McPhee enjoys pro-scootering, BMX riding, learning to
play his guitar and chasing his younger brother Caden around.