Not all actors enter the profession after much planning, or by having a family member in the field. Angus Cloud accidentally landed his first acting role and his fame skyrocketed almost immediately. Who is this young actor? Is he connected to Mac Miller?
Early life and education
Angus Cloud was born in 1994 in Oakland, California, USA. His exact date of birth is not known and much about his early life has not been disclosed. His mother and father both work as professors at unnamed universities.
He attended Oakland School for the Arts in the School of Production Design, but it is unknown if he enrolled in any university. He is an American national but of Irish descent, with most of his family still living in Ireland.
Ever since he was a young boy, he enjoys watching TV shows and movies with his mother. His love for television led him into the entertainment industry.
Cloud made his acting debut in 2019 in the HBO teen drama TV series “Euphoria” created by Sam Levinson portraying a character named Fezco, a love interest of Rue who is played by Zendaya.
Fezco is a boy who drops out of school to become a drug dealer. Despite his job, he cares deeply about those around him, and this has made him one of the most loved characters on the show. Cloud appears during the show’s first season and it is unknown if he will reprise the role in future seasons.
Cloud was also seen in the 2020 drama film ‘North Hollywood’ where he played Walker.
The film follows a group of people who want to become professional skaters.
He also briefly embarked on a modeling career, as he was featured on the cover of Paper Magazine; his photo was taken by Eda Yu. He also had a profile in the August edition of GQ written by famed journalist Mia Galuppo.
Cloud never planned about auditioning to be part of the cast of “Euphoria”. He was even working at a fast food restaurant not far from the large Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City, when Jennifer Venditti, a scouting angel for the show, ran into him.
She asked him to audition for the show, which Cloud initially turned down, thinking he was being conned. At the time, he even had plans to move to Ireland with his family, to try and make a career in Europe.
He went to the same high school as Zendaya, who was his on-screen girlfriend in “Euphoria” – they even had some friends in common! However, they both state that although they had seen each other before, they had never officially met before filming day.
During his interview for WSJ magazine, Cloud said that he was still learning to act and that he is trying to improve his skills.
He also said that his dream job is to be a voice actor for cartoons and animated films.
Angus Cloud is often confused with the late rapper Mac Miller, known for songs like “Self Care”, “Hand Me Downs”, “My Favorite Part” and “Donald Trump”. He died of an accidental drug overdose on September 7, 2018 – almost a year before the “Euphoria” air date.
Before starting his acting career, Cloud dealt with a bad case of stage fright, but fought hard to overcome it.
As a relatively new TV star, not much is known about Cloud’s private life. He has not been seen with any woman and is not romantically linked to anyone. His colleagues have reported that he is rather shy and quiet in person.
He is active on most social media platforms. His Instagram account has over 540,000 followers! On this, he usually posts pictures of himself and his friends at various public events.
He also has a YouTube channel, where he posts rap videos that he directed. He is also active on Twitter.
Cloud loves rap music, especially the Bay Area influence, and has loved directing rap music videos since he was 17 years old. “When I’m in New York or LA, as long as I have Bay Area music in my headphones, people feel like they’re home.” he said during one interview for pitchfork. As of May 2020, he lives with his parents in Los Angeles, California, which is also a filming location for the show “Euphoria”.
Cloud is still a newcomer to the acting world despite quickly becoming one of the most popular young actors in Hollywood. As of May 2020, his net worth is estimated around $250,000.
Cloud has a short buzz cut and auburn beard that doesn’t seem to match his hair color. He is easily identified by his large, blue eyes and a scar on top of his head. He is 1.73 m tall and weighs about 70 kg. He has an athletic physique, with vital measurements of approximately 42-31-35, and a size 13 bicep.