TYE SHERIDAN (Ellis), 15, started out acting in school plays before being plucked from 10,000 other hopefuls to star in legendary writer-director Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life. Tye played the sensitive youngest son to Jessica Chastain and Brad Pitt in this breathtaking film about growing up with a disciplinarian father. The Tree of Life won the 2011 Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, the 2011 Gotham Award for Best Picture, and received three Academy Award nominations. Tye was featured in indieWIRE's "Top twenty-five Filmmaker and Actors" of 2011.
Tye will soon begin production on JOE, a Southern drama directed by David Gordon Green. Tye will play Gary Jones, the eldest child in a homeless family headed by an alcoholic father. He and an ex-con (Nicolas Cage) become close as they try to find a better life in the hard world of small-town Mississippi.
Tye enjoys baseball, basketball, bow hunting and bow fishing, and resides in Elkhart, Texas.