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Kodi Smit-McPhee

Smit-McPhee at the premiere of The Road, during the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival
Born 13 June 1996 (1996-06-13) (age 13)
Years active 2005-present

Kodi Smit-McPhee (born 13 June 1996) is an Australian actor.



Kodi has followed in the footsteps of his actor father, Andy McPhee, and actress sister Sianoa Smit-McPhee. He has had many roles in film and television, but is best known for his performance in the 2007 movie Romulus, My Father, acting beside Eric Bana. He won the 2007 AFI (Australian Film Institute) Best Young Actor Award for his role in the film.[1] Kodi has also appeared in the Australian telemovie The King and the American television series Monarch Cove and Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King in the episode titled Umney's Last Case.

Kodi was originally cast in the role of Young Logan in the X-Men movie, X-Men Origins: Wolverine,[2] however he was unable to film because of his work with The Road. In The Road, he appeared as the unnamed son of Viggo Mortensen's also unnamed character in the big screen adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name.[1] Kodi's performance in The Road has received mainly postive reviews from the critics. Therefore, he was nominated for Best Young Actor at the 15th annual Critics' Choice Awards.[3]

On 1 October 2009, it was confirmed that Kodi would be playing the role of Owen in the movie Let Me In directed by Matt Reeves slated for release 2010.[4]


Year Film Role Notes
Stranded Teddy
Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America Toby Connelly TV Movie
Romulus, My Father Raimond
The King Young John Wesley TV Movie
The Road Boy
Tinytown Davis Completed
Matching Jack Finn Completed
Let Me In Owen Post-Production
Guest Appearances
Year Title Role Episode
Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King Brandon Umney's Last Case
Jackson Evans The Fifth Quarter
Monarch Cove Young Jake Episode #1.1
Episode #1.6
Episode #1.7
Episode #1.8

Awards and nominations

Actors Viggo Mortensen and Smit-McPhee, screenwriter Joe Penhall, director John Hillcoat and producer Steve Schwartz at the 2009 Venice Film Festival for the premiere of The Road.
Award Year Category Result Role
Australian Film Institute 2007 Young Actor's Award Won Raimond
Best Lead Actor Nominated
Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards 2008 Special Achievement Award Won
Best Actor - Supporting Role Nominated
Young Artist Award 2009 Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor Nominated
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2010 Best Young Actor/Actress Nominated Boy
Saturn Award 2010 Best Performance by a Younger Actor Nominated Boy


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