American actor Noah Cameron Schnapp was born on October 3, 2004, and he has made a lasting impression on both large and small screens. Schnapp has had an incredible career in the entertainment industry. He is most known for playing Will Byers in the critically acclaimed Netflix series Stranger Things.
Noah Schnapp was born in New York City to Mitchell and Karine Schnapp. He was raised in a Jewish family in Scarsdale, New York, and had his Bar Mitzvah in Israel. His mother has Moroccan Jewish ancestry, while his father is of Russian Jewish lineage. Schnapp is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada, and he has a twin sister.
His passion for acting ignited at a young age, inspired by a Broadway production of Annie at five. Following appearances in school and community productions, his acting instructor encouraged him to pursue a professional career at the age of eight.
Guided by coach Alyson Isbrandtsen at Star Kidz in Westchester, Schnapp’s potential caught the eye of MKS&D Talent Management, paving the way for his burgeoning career.
Currently attending the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in entrepreneurship and innovation, Schnapp is scheduled to graduate in 2026.
Noah Schnapp made his acting debut in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies (2015), winning an Academy Award. Simultaneously, he lent his voice to Charlie Brown in The Peanuts Movie (2015). However, it was his role as Will Byers in Stranger Things, starting in July 2016, that propelled him into the limelight. Schnapp’s compelling performance led to his promotion as a series regular in the second season.
Beyond Stranger Things, Schnapp showcased his versatility in films like Abe (2019), Waiting for Anya (2020), and Hubie Halloween (2020). In April 2022, he joined the cast of The Tutor, adding another feather to his cap.
In addition to his achievements in acting, Noah Schnapp has pursued business ventures. He started a popular YouTube channel in 2019 and has over 4.2 million subscribers. He co-founded the snack brand To Be Honest (TBH), which focuses on sustainability, in November 2021. Through the company’s November 2022 Republic crowdfunding campaign, Schnapp became the platform’s youngest entrepreneur and showed his dedication to environmental sustainability.
In 2023, Schnapp added TenderFix, an IHOP-operated virtual restaurant brand that specializes in delivery and serves delicious chicken tenders, to his list of business ventures.
Who is Noah Schnapp Engaged to?
Noah Schnapp made a significant personal revelation in a TikTok video on January 5, 2023, where he publicly came out as gay. However, he did not reveal his partner nor said anything about being engaged.