5 things you don’t know about ‘Wonka’ star Calah Lane 2023’s Wonka wouldn’t be a hit without Calah Lane’s incredible performance! The young actress plays Noodle, Willy Wonka’s young assistant. Due to her musical talent and on-screen charm, Calah’s performance is being appreciated by fans and critics alike. Keep reading to know more about the rising star.
Where is Calah from?
Calah was born in Houston, Texas, and began acting at the age of 4. According to her IMDb page, Calah booked her first lead role at the Dallas Summer Musical Theatre, now known as Broadway Dallas. When she was only 5 years old, she landed a major commercial role for an AT&T commercial. The ad ran in front of millions of viewers at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium.
Calah’s family is also into entertainment
The Texan’s sister, Rose Lane, and brother, Mark Lane III, are also actors. All three siblings booked commercial and film roles in their childhood.
Calah acted in several short films and TV shows
During her childhood and adolescence, Calah appeared in a variety of short films ranging from Please to Bad Things to Junebug. According to her IMDb profile, Kaila won Best Actress in a Short Film at the Warner Bros. Young Entertainer Awards in Burbank, California for her performance in Bad Things.
In 2018, Calah appeared in three episodes of the series Kidding, followed by an episode of This Is Us, in which she played Laurel, in 2021.
Calah is also a singer
According to her Instagram page, Calah shares videos of herself playing different tunes. Based on her social media content, it is clear that her singing education and practice are leading to a great future in both music and acting.
Who does Calah play in ‘Wonka’?
Calah plays the lead role of Noodle alongside her Wonka co-star, Timothée Chalamet. Noodle is a young orphan who eventually becomes Wonka’s assistant. Throughout the film, she offers useful advice to the aspiring chocolatier, and she accompanies him on his quest to pay off his debts and open his store.
Timothy has the utmost respect for his co-star and his “protective” family, he said during an interview with People at one of Wonka’s international premieres. Regarding Calah’s performance, the Don’t Look Up actor said, “She crushed it. I’m extremely proud of her.”
“This is a big deal for a 12-year-old,” he said. She has a wonderful family and hre mother is exactly the working parent you want. . …she kills it. I can’t wait to see what she does with her career, her life, and future projects.