Iris Apatow is an up-coming young star, an American TV and movie actress, and a daughter of two Hollywood stars. She’s probably best known for appearing in the Netflix hit show “Love”, and the movie “Knocked Up”.
Early life, family, educational background
Iris Apatow was born on 12 October 2002, in Los Banos, California USA; her father is famous director and producer Judd Apatow, and her mother is actress Leslie Mann. Judd and Leslie met in 1996 while Judd was working on the cult movie “The Cable Guy”, and Leslie was trying to get a role in it. This is when they fell in love, and married on 9 June 1997.
Soon after that, they had their first daughter, Iris’s older sister Maude born on 15 December 1997.
Iris is of Caucasian descent. Her father came from a Jewish Ashkenazi family, mainly from Russia and Latvia, and her mother is of Irish, German, and Finnish descent.
The Apatow family moved to New York, which is where Judd was born, and where Iris spent a part of her life, but they later returned to California, where Iris attended the private preparatory Crossroads School of Arts and Sciences, before which she was most likely homeschooled. She recently went to her prom night, as she is matriculating later in 2021, and documented the preparations for it on her Instagram and TikTok accounts.
She has not spoken publicly about her future plans, whether she’ll enroll into a university, or concentrate on her acting career.
Growing up with her parents in the movie industry, it comes as no surprise that little Iris started acting at a very young age. Her first on-screen appearances were in the same movies her mother had roles in, firstly playing Pete’s daughter Charlotte in the romantic comedy “Knocked Up” which came out in 2007. Judd produced it, and both Leslie and Maude played in it. The next movie she was involved in was the comedy “Funny People” in 2009, in which her mother starred.
Iris then took a break from acting, and it wasn’t until 2012 when she appeared in another movie, ”This is 40”. Her mother had a leading role in it, Iris played Ingrid, and Judd wrote, directed, and produced this film as well. Judd spoke about making this movie, saying that little Iris was a comedy genius.
Iris took another break from acting, until four years later in 2016 when she voiced Coconut Milk, Grape and Berry Good Candies in the animated comedy ”Sausage Party”. In the same year, she appeared in the Netflix TV hit show ”Love” that her father produced, playing Arya Hopkins; this was the first project Iris was involved in without her sister Maude.
In 2017 she appeared in the short film ”Spendtime Palace: Sonora”, playing Emily, opposite Finn Wolfhard (best known for the critically acclaimed hit show ”Stranger Things” and a blockbuster horror film ”It”). This short film was a music video for a song by Finn’s band, and was his first attempt at writing and directing.
Apart from acting, Iris has done some modeling work as well.
Iris’s career is still in the early stages, but she’s been critically praised for every role she’s had so far.
Growing up as a child of Hollywood stars made both Iris and her sister very protective of their personal lives.
However, Iris has come out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. She took to Instagram in 2020 and shared a picture of Naya Rivera, in the caption of which Iris thanked Naya for helping her come to terms with her sexuality.
The public doesn’t know anything about Iris’s past romantic relationships, or if she’s even had any; it seems that she’s currently single.
As any member of a young generation, Iris’s growing up is inseparable from social media. She’s very active on Instagram and has had an account on that network for a long time, though up until she was 13 years old, itaccount was being managed by her parents. She’s been managing it on her own since then and has gained nearly half a million followers.
Hobbies, favorite things, and interesting facts
Iris has a channel on YouTube, with 140,000 followers. Currently, the channel contains only three videos, all of which were posted in 2017, and all of them make-up tutorials.
She’s also very active on TikTok, with nearly 300,000 followers.
Iris loves animals, primarily cats, and has a pet cat that she often shows off on Instagram.
She is also active on Twitter, with almost 9,000 followers.
She and her sister love to make fun of their dad, and often post embarrassing videos and pictures of him on their social media. Sometimes, jokingly, she calls him Hollywood Dick.
Iris seems to be close friends with Finn Wolfhard, as they follow each other on social media and interact very often. She’s also friends with Olivia Rodrigo, a young singer on the rise.
In 2015 she attended the MTV Movie Awards with her dad.
In 2017 she was nominated for the Best Young Actress Award, but unfortunately didn’t win.
In 2018 Iris and Maude went to a Chanel and NRCD (Natural Resources and Defense Council) celebratory dinner with their mother. In an interview for US Magazine Leslie talked about how the three of them love spending time together, and how getting ready for the event went.
Appearance, clothing style
It seems that Maude looks more like their dad, but Iris bears a striking resemblance to her mother Leslie. Iris is 5ft7ins (170 cm) tall and weighs approximately 110lbs (50kgs), with vital statistics of 32-26-32.
Her most prominent features are high cheekbones, green eyes, and light brown hair.
Her style can be described as very feminine, but also contemporary.
Net worth and salary
Iris’s main source of income has been acting, and her net worth has been estimated at over $250,000 as of June 2021.