Since then, he has taken on significant projects like the IT movies and Ghostbusters: Afterlife, showcasing his versatility as an actor. But Finn’s talents don’t stop there – he’s also a talented musician.
As fans, we’re naturally curious about the details of Finn’s life. How tall is he? Is he gay? And what about the rumors surrounding his secret romance with Elsie Richter?
Let’s uncover the truth behind these mysteries and explore Finn Wolfhard’s height, sexual orientation, and the potential love story unfolding in the young star’s life.
Meet Finn Wolfhard: How He Started His Acting Career
Finn Wolfhard, born on December 23, 2002, in Vancouver, Canada, comes from a diverse background with French, German, and Jewish roots. He attended a Catholic school and has an older brother, Nick Wolfhard, who is also an actor.
Finn Wolfhard with brother Nick Wolfhard at the red carpet premiere of Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio during the AFI Fest 2022 in Los Angeles, California on November 6, 2022 (Credit: KOI SOJER / Startraksphoto / Cover Images)
The 20-year-old budding star’s acting journey began when he landed his first role in the independent film Aftermath through an opportunity found on Craigslist.
It led to appearances in indie films like The Resurrection before making his television debut as Zoran on The 100 and Jordie Pinsky on Supernatural.
In 2016, he secured the role of Mike Wheeler in the popular Netflix series Stranger Things after auditioning through a video submission prompted by an open casting call. Finn and his Stranger Things castmates won a SAG Award for their outstanding ensemble performance.
Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler in the science fiction horror drama television series Stranger Things (Credit: Netflix)
Finn Wolfhard showcased his talent as a director by co-directing the music video for the song “Sonora” by the band Spendtime Palace in 2017. In the same year, he made his feature film debut as Richie Tozier in the adaptation of Stephen King’s acclaimed novel It.
Interestingly, he had initially been cast as Richie under the direction of Cary Fukunaga but had the opportunity to pursue Stranger Things when the director left the project. Finn had to re-audition for the role when Andy Muschietti took over as director.
Promotional shot featuring Finn Wolfhard as Richie Tozier in the 2017 supernatural horror film IT (Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)
In October 2017, he made a professional change by parting ways with his agency due to allegations of sexual assault against his former agent. He signed with a new talent agency, CAA, in January 2018.
Following the success of It, Finn continued to make his mark in the film industry. He played the lead role of Ritchie Tozier in the film adaptation of It Chapter Two in 2019. Also, he appeared as Tyler in the comedy film Dog Days alongside Vanessa Hudgens and Nina Dobrev.
Finn Wolfhard’s Height: How Tall Is He?
Finn Wolfhard is a talented Canadian actor and musician who stands at an impressive 5 feet and 10 ½ inches (179.1 cm).
5’10” and a half
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In a conversation in 2020, Finn clarified his height while responding to a fan’s question, revealing, “I’ve just got measured again, and I’m 5ft 10 ½ in, so I am almost 5 ft 11 in.”
Notably, Finn Wolfhard stands out as one of the tallest among the younger cast members of Stranger Things. He takes the lead, surpassing his fellow co-stars Millie Bobby Brown, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Gaten Matarazzo, and Sadie Sink.
The boys of Stranger Things – Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard, and Noah Schnapp – are the tallest of the kids in the cast (Credit: Hahn Lionel / ABACA / INSTARimages)
Noah follows closely as the second tallest, measuring 5 feet and 8 inches (172.7 cm). Meanwhile, Caleb stands at 5 feet and 7 ½ inches (171.5 cm), securing the third spot. Gaten claims the fourth position, with a height of 5 feet and 4 ½ inches (163.8 cm).
Millie and Sadie share similar heights, with Millie standing at 5 feet and 3 ½ inches (161.3 cm) and Sadie slightly shorter at 5 feet and 3 inches (160 cm).
Millie Bobby Brown and Sadie Sink share similar heights with the former standing at 5’3 ½” and the latter at 5’3” (Credit: Hahn Lionel / ABACA / INSTARimages)
Finn Wolfhard’s growth since his introduction to Stranger Things is quite remarkable. A 2021 profile with The Washington Post noted that Finn had experienced a significant growth spurt, adding almost a foot to his stature since his early acting days.
He first appeared in the series in 2016 when he was only 14. By the second season’s release in 2017, he was reportedly around 5 feet and 4 inches tall.
However, he had already grown to approximately 5 feet and 7 inches by the time the third season premiered in 2019.
How Finn Wolfhard’s Hollywood Stardom Continues to Soar
Finn Wolfhard’s acting career took off in 2019 when he portrayed Player in the Netflix animated series Carmen Sandiego. This role showcased his talent as the chief accomplice and friend to the title character.
Additionally, he impressed audiences with his near-perfect Russian accent, securing his role as Young Boris Pavlikovsky in The Goldfinch, based on Donna Tartt’s novel, alongside a star-studded cast including Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Sarah Paulson, and Jeffrey Wright.
Finn Wolfhard attending the premiere of The Goldfinch during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada on September 8, 2019 (Credit: ABACA / INSTARimages)
Finn’s versatility as an actor was further demonstrated when he lent his voice to the character Pugsley Addams in the animated remake of The Addams Family. He also joined the voice cast of the animated series NEW-GEN, based on the Marvel comic series.
In 2020, he expanded his filmography by taking on diverse roles. He starred as Miles in the supernatural horror film The Turning and showcased his talent in the anthology Omniboat: A Fast Boat Fantasia.
Moreover, he displayed his range by starring in the short film Rules for Werewolves, with plans for a feature-length adaptation.
Finn’s other projects include Ghostbusters: Afterlife in 2021, where he starred alongside Paul Rudd and Carrie Coon, and the comedy-drama feature When You Finish Saving the World in 2022 alongside Julianne Moore.
. Finn Wolfhard is of Ashkenazi Jewish, German, Scandinavian, Welsh, and Irish descent (Credit: Media Punch / INSTARimages)
Beyond the silver screen, Finn Wolfhard nurtures a passion for music. He co-founded the garage-rock band Calpurnia, which released their debut EP in 2018. Their single City Boy garnered attention and succeeded on various music charts.
Later, in 2019, Finn formed The Aubreys with drummer Malcolm Craig, releasing their first EP, Soda & Pie, in 2020. He also utilized his platform to support musicians in need through fundraising events for Sweet Relief.
In addition to his acting and music endeavors, Finn Wolfhard’s modeling career has flourished. He made his modeling debut in Saint Laurent’s Fall/Winter ’19 campaign and has previously worked with Gucci.
Is Finn Wolfhard Gay?
Finn Wolfhard’s sexuality has sparked speculation among fans. Despite never publicly addressing his sexual orientation, there is no concrete evidence supporting claims that he is gay or a member of the LGBT community.
However, fans have observed a pattern in the roles Finn chooses, often portraying characters who are depicted as bisexual and harboring romantic feelings for their male best friends.
Behind-the-scenes image of Finn Wolfhard and Jack Dylan Grazer while filming the 2017 supernatural horror film IT (Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)
It was evident in his portrayal of Richie Tozier, who harbored feelings for his best friend, Eddie, in the 2017 film IT: Chapter 1. This portrayal left fans surprised and curious about Finn’s sexual orientation.
During the release of IT, rumors circulated that Finn and his co-star Jack Dylan Grazer, who played Eddie, were in a romantic relationship. However, both actors denied these rumors, asserting they were just friends and nothing more.
Finn Wolfhard as Young Boris Pavlikovsky and Oakes Fegley as Young Theodore Decker in the 2019 drama film The Goldfinch (Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)
Another instance that sparked speculation was Finn’s role in the 2019 film The Goldfinch, where he shared a kiss with his co-star Oakes Fegley, further fueling questions about his sexuality.
Nevertheless, Finn has chosen to remain silent, deepening fans’ suspicions that he may be attracted to both genders.
Finn Wolfhard and Elsie Richter’s Relationship
Unlike many celebrities, Finn Wolfhard has been quite secretive about his romantic life. Rumors and speculation have surrounded his relationships, including his on-screen love interest from Stranger Things. However, Finn has quietly been dating a rising star named Elsie Richter.
Finn’s relationship with Elsie was confirmed through an Instagram post in June 2021. Although the post has since been deleted, the couple has maintained high privacy.
The interest in their rumored relationship remains strong, which began circulating when they were spotted together at an NBA game in March 2021.
Elsie, hailing from England and coming from a family of actors, including her mother, Dolly Wells, shares common ground with Finn regarding age and the entertainment industry after appearing in Doll & Em and Di Bibl series.
Aidan Quinn, Mia Quinn, Elsie Richter, Finn Wolfhard, and Brooke Shields at the Succession Season 3 red carpet premiere after party held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City on October 12, 2021 (Credit: Dave Allocca / StarPix / HBO Max)
The specifics of their meeting remain unknown, but their mutual connections and shared friends could have played a role.
Despite attempts to keep their relationship low-key, Finn and Elsie were frequently seen together. Elsie even shared a picture of them at an indoor rock climbing gym.
Elsie posted videos featuring Finn on social media, suggesting their close bond. She also parodied a video by Millie Bobby Brown, leading fans to speculate about possible tensions between her and Jake Bongiovi’s girlfriend due to the rumors surrounding Finn.
Neither Finn nor Elsie explicitly confirmed their relationship, leaving fans to interpret their actions. Unfortunately, this lack of clarity resulted in negative experiences with Finn’s fanbase, as some fans threatened to expose Elsie’s personal information unless he publicly acknowledged their relationship.
Finn Wolfhard keeps his relationship private and has made the conscious decision to refrain from sharing anything personal on social media (Credit: John Nacion / Startraksphoto / Cover Images)
This experience likely influenced their decision to keep their relationship private and refrain from sharing much about it on social media.
In an interview with The Washington Post in 2021, Finn expressed his appreciation for most fans while acknowledging that some individuals take things too far by prying into his personal life.
He revealed, “They’re like, ‘Oh, okay, I’m so sorry. We love her.’ It all fades literally once you’re like, ‘Hey, calm down. It’s cool. I’m a real person.’ It’s almost like a trance or something. Maybe it’s a power thing.”
In another conversation with his Stranger Things co-star Joe Keery, Finn told Interview magazine, “I think about deleting Twitter every single day. I don’t even check it anymore. It feels like noise, like a giant air conditioning unit above your bed that’s so loud, and then you find the switch to turn it off and you’re like, ‘Oh, nice.'”
He added, “I’m not anti-social media because if I was, I’d be off it. I have respect for it, but I’m also terrified of it.”
Finn Wolfhard talked to co-star Joe Keery for Interview magazine about social media and being “terrified of it” (Credit: Sara De Boer / Startraksphoto)