Ethan Cutkosky


Name: Ethan Cutkosky (Ethan Cutkosky)

Birthday: August 19, 1999 (aged 22)

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Place of Birth:
St. Charles, Illinois, USA

164 cm

Weight: 67 kg

Zodiac sign: a lion (characteristic)

Eastern horoscope: Rabbit


Family status:

not married

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Biography of Ethan Cutkosky

Ethan Cutkosky is an American actor best known for his role as bully Carl Gallagher in the American television series Shameless.

Pictured: Ethan Cutkosky

Childhood and first roles

Ethan was born on August 19, 1999 in the small town of St. Charles, Illinois, where he spent his childhood and graduated from high school. The actor’s mother, a teacher named Yvonne, is Mexican by nationality, and his father is a white American who works as a software engineer.

Ethan Cutkosky as a child

Little Ethan was a hyperactive child, was in the scouts, was actively involved in sports – and even received a black belt in taekwondo.

For the first time in front of the cameras, Cutkosky appeared already at the age of 4, starring in an advertisement for a pharmacy. Subsequently, the small and artistic Ethan appeared several times in commercials.

In 2007, the boy got a small role in the New Year’s comedy Fred Claus, Santa’s Brother, starring such stars as Rachel Weisz, Elizabeth Banks and Kevin Spacey.

Ethan Cutkosky’s parents

Two years later, 10-year-old Ethan could be seen in the horror film The Unborn (dir. David S. Goyer), in which the actor played a boy from the past who fell victim to Auschwitz and the monstrous experiments of Dr. Mengele.

Ethan Cutkosky in The Unborn

During filming of the horror film, Ethan earned the nickname “One Take Barto” for being brilliant at getting things done the first time around. Other roles in the film were played by Gary Oldman and Idris Elba. Soon Cutkosky played a small role as a neighbor’s boy in the drama “The Judgment” with Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell.

“Shameless” and other projects

In 2011, Ethan was approved for the role of Carl Gallagher in the American youth series Shameless, an adaptation of the British series of the same name, which gained immense popularity around the world. Cutkosky appeared as one of the children of alcoholic Frank Gallagher (Williams Macy), a boy with psychopathic tendencies, who is also the most sensitive member of the family.

Ethan Cutkosky in Shameless (2011)

This major role brought the young actor national popularity and love of the audience, and also became his hallmark. Filming took Ethan a lot of time, so when the boy did not have the opportunity to go to school, a tutor worked with him right on the set.

Shot from the series “Shameless” (2016)

Despite being busy filming Shameless, Cutkosky managed to appear in 2013 in the lead role in an episode of another popular series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, in which he appeared as a 10-year-old psychopath.

Ethan Cutkosky in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Ethan Cutkosky’s personal life

Ethan is dating American actress Brielle Barbasca (born 1998), whom he met in 2016 on the set of Shameless.

Ethan Cutkosky and Brielle Barbasca

In November 2017, Ethan was detained by the police – the guy was driving a car (orange BMW) in a state of drug intoxication. Cutkosky admitted to officers that he had smoked marijuana at his girlfriend’s birthday party a few hours earlier.

Ethan Cutkosky raps

After his arrest, Ethan faced up to six months in prison, a $1,000 fine, and possible loss of his driver’s license. However, in January 2018, the city attorney agreed to drop all charges in exchange for a guilty plea.

Ethan Cutkosky now

In 2019, the release of the 10th season of Shameless was scheduled, in which Cutkosky will traditionally appear among other actors.