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Maxwell Jenkins

2005-05-03

Maxwell Jenkins is an American actor renowned for his dynamic roles in both television and film. Known widely for portraying Will Robinson in the Netflix series Lost in Space (2018-2021) over its three seasons, Jenkins has also appeared as young Jack Reacher in the Amazon series Reacher (2022-) . His early career included roles in projects such as Sense8 (2015-2018) , created by the Wachowski siblings, Betrayal (2013-2014) , Chicago Fire (2012-) , Chicago Med (2015-) , and the comedy film Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) . In 2020, he starred alongside Mark Wahlberg and Connie Britton in the film Good Joe Bell (2020) , directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green. In 2023, Jenkins took on a leading role in the Apple TV+ series Dear Edward (2023-2023) , created by Jason Katims and Fisher Stevens, which was released in February of that year. He also completed filming Sand and Stones, a feature film where he stars opposite Nicolas Cage under the direction of Ben Brewer, with a planned release in late 2023. Adding to his filmography, in 2024, Maxwell Jenkins appeared in the film Arcadian (2024) . This role continues to build on his growing reputation for taking on complex characters in both independent and major studio projects. Jenkins was recognized by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the "30 top actors under 30" in 2019, highlighting his emerging talent in the industry. He has earned three Saturn Award nominations for his performance in each season of Lost in Space and has also been honored with the Community Leadership Award by the Young Artists Academy. From a young age, Jenkins has been immersed in the performing arts, making his debut at three years old with his family's theatrical circus company, Midnight Circus. He continues to perform as an acrobat with the company each summer. Outside of his acting commitments, he is musically inclined, playing guitar and mandolin with various bands in Chicago. Despite his demanding schedule, Maxwell remains dedicated to his education as a Chicago Public School student and maintains his involvement with the ASPCA as a committed partner. IMDb Mini Bio By: yusufpiskin