NICK ROBINSON (Olly) is a burgeoning actor who is
solidifying his status as the next young leading man.
Robinson is currently in production on the coming-of-age story "Simon vs. The
Homo Sapiens Agenda." Based on Becky Albertalli's debut novel, Robinson stars as
Simon Spier, a gay teen who has not come out to his classmates. When an email he
sent to a boy he's never met falls into the wrong hands, he finds himself in a
complicated situation when he's blackmailed by the class clown. Directed by Greg
Berlanti, the film also stars Jennifer Garner, Tony Hale and Katherine Langford.
In January 2016, Robinson starred as Ben Parish in the young adult sci-fi
feature "The 5th Wave," opposite Chloe Grace Moretz, Alex Roe and Liev
Schreiber. The film, adapted from Rick Yancey's New York Times bestselling
novel, is set in the post-apocalyptic world that's suffering from four waves of
deadly attacks against Earth's population. It's a race against time among the
survivors before the fifth wave is underway. The film is directed by J Blakeson.
That same year in May, Robinson starred in Rob Reiner's drama "Being Charlie,"
in the title role. The film tells the story of an 18-year-old rich kid with drug
problems named Charlie who butts heads with his father, a famous actor running
for governor of California, who parks Charlie in rehab, in part to keep him out
of the public eye. Co-written by Nick Reiner, the film originally premiered at
the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and stars Common and Morgan Saylor.
In June 2015, Robinson starred in the highly anticipated fourth installment of
the "Jurassic Park" series, "Jurassic World." Robinson played Zach, nephew to
Bryce Dallas Howard's character, who visited the now Dinosaur theme park 22
years after the incidents of "Jurassic Park." Directed by Colin Trevorrow, the
film also starred Chris Pratt and Judy Greer. The film grossed $1.67 billion
worldwide making it the fourth-highest grossing film ever.
Robinson was a standout at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, garnering attention
for his starring role as Joe Toy in Jordan Vogt-Roberts' "The Kings of Summer."
The dark comedy revolves around Nick's character and his two best friends who
decide to build a house for themselves in the woods and escape their overbearing
families. The film premiered to rave reviews, and was released in theatres on
May 31, 2013.
Robinson also guest starred in the critically acclaimed HBO drama "Boardwalk
Empire." His scene-stealing performance impressed critics and audiences alike,
cementing his status as one of Hollywood's most promising young actors. In 2010,
Robinson booked his first professional job as the series regular on the ABC
Family series "Melissa and Joey," as Ryder.
A Seattle native, Robinson developed an eye for classic films and theater at an
early age, winning praise for his starring work in several local Seattle
productions, including "To Kill a Mocking Bird," "Mame," "A Thousand Clowns" and
"Lost in Yonkers."