Ellar Coltrane Kinney Salmon is an American actor and model, whereas he goes by Ellar Coltrane on the big screen. His role of Mason Evans Jr. in the drama/epic film Boyhood (2014) has earned him quite the name and fame.

Ellar Coltrane is an award-winning American actor for his amazing performance. Additionally, He won the Critic’s Choice Movie Award as the best young performer at the whopping age of 6.

Quick Info
Birth dateAugust 27, 1994
Birth placeAustin, Texas
ParentsMother: Genevieve Kinney
Father: Bruce Salmon
Height5 feet 9 inches or 1.71 m
Weight60kgs or 150 lbs.
Eye colorhazel
Hair colorBrown
Net worth 1 Million $ approx
Sun signVirgo

Early Life

Ellar Coltrane was born (1994, on 27 August) in Austin, Texas, to his mother, Genevieve Kinney, and father, Bruce Salmon. She is an autism therapist on the other hand his father is a raised musician, troubadour, and singer/songwriter. It took over 12 years to film the movie Boyhood(2002).

So it was actually starting when Ellar was only 6 years old. Consequently, he was just 6 years old during the shooting, we can say that this acted as an inspiration for him to make his way into the entertainment industry.

At the age of nine, his parent’s divorce happened. After this, his mother remarried, and he has a half-sister, Evelyn. He is an American citizen. Moreover, his ethnicity is white. Also, He is a Virgo. Surprisingly Ellar has Polish, English, Irish ancestry, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, German, Welsh, and Cajun French.


Ellar’s education is quite interesting as he was home-schooled. Primarily, Coltrane got an education at home. However, he joined the high school three years later in his life.

After that, he obtained GED(General Education Development). Since he joined the entertainment industry sooner in life, emphasis on this was given more than education. However, he is literate.


Starting at a young age, he seemed to have a good future in Hollywood. He made his debut on the silver screen with Lone Star State of Mind (2002), where he played the role of Young Earl Crest, which also earned him a great deal of fame and fortune. Later appearing in movies such as Fast Food Nation (2006), Barry (2016) shows a promising attitude and dedication in the film industry. His latest work is a drama/comedy Shoplifters of the World(2021), a story by Lorianne Hall.

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In 2016, Coltrane had a chance to star in the Barack Obama drama film Barry. This was viewed and received good reviews at the Toronto International film festival. Following this, the next year, he co-starred with Emma Watson. James Ponsoldt’s film adaptation of Dave Egger’s novel The Circle (2017) premiered at the Tribeca film festival.

“I didn’t have parents to rebel against, but I had a society, and that definitely is what they taught me. Just: Trust nothing.”


Currently, at the age of 27, Coltrane is not married until now. During his filming in Boyhood, he had a major crush on his co-actor Lorelei Linklater. There is a rumor that he dated Lorelei Linklater (2014). Moreover, His favorite actresses include Lorelei Linklater and Patricia Arquette.

Social media

With a huge fan base, he is a public figure on Facebook with about 7k followers. In addition, his Instagram account(ellarcoltrane.ks) has almost 10k followers, where he posts personal and rather interesting content. However, he is not on Twitter, but his fans eagerly await him to open a Twitter account.

Net worth

Since playing his role in the movie Boyhood, he has had a decent earning from a young age. Since then, the actor has portrayed his skills in various movies earning a fair amount of money. However, his salary is under review for the time being. On the other hand, Coltrane’s net worth is approximately 1 million dollars.

Physical Appearance

Maybe starting at a young age gave Caltrone inspiration to maintain his body. The model’s build is slim. Also, He is 5ft 9.5 inches or 176.5 cm in height. The actor weighs about 60kgs or 150 lbs. Ellar has dark brown hair with hazel eyes. Moreover, his sexual orientation is straight. Above all, he is a vegan. He also wears a nose ring.

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