Justin Timberlake stars in Palmer, a new drama on Apple TV+, and while the actor and musician is garnering plenty of buzz for his latest role, his young costar is getting his fair share of attention, too. Ryder Allen makes his feature film debut in Palmer as Sam, a young boy who prefers dolls and dresses over sports. Sam forms an unlikely bond with Timberlake’s character, an ex-convict named Palmer, after Sam’s mom leaves town.
Decider’s Lea Palmiere praised Allen’s performance in Palmer, writing in her Palmer movie review that the young actor plays Sam with “a neverending amount of adorableness and depth.”
If you just saw Palmer and want to know more about its talented young star, we’re here to help. Here’s everything you need to know about Allen, Timberlake’s Palmer costar.
WHO IS RYDER ALLEN?
Ryder Allen is an actor who currently stars in the Apple TV+ drama Palmer alongside Justin Timberlake. In an interview with Variety, Allen called his Palmer character Sam “an amazing person,” adding, “He knows that by giving somebody a hug, that can be the highlight of their day. Just the act of love can be so powerful. One of the best things about Sam is that if you push him to the ground with all your might, he will get up, and he will do nothing to hurt you back.”
RYDER ALLEN AGE: HOW OLD IS RYDER ALLEN?
Allen’s character, Sam, is only 7 years old in Palmer, and the actor’s age in real life isn’t too far off. Allen is currently 8 years old.
RYDER ALLEN MOVIES: WHAT ELSE HAS RYDER ALLEN BEEN IN?
While Allen is still a very young star, he’s booked a couple of roles in the past few years, including Palmer. His first big break was playing a young Erik Menendez on Law and Order: True Crime in 2017. But according to his Variety interview, Allen has had the acting bug since he was just 5 years old, when he first asked his mom if he could act like his older sister, Gemma Brooke Allen.
HOW TO FOLLOW RYDER ALLEN ON INSTAGRAM:
If you’re looking to keep up with Allen after seeing him in Palmer, you can follow him on Instagram, where he posts on an account managed by his mom. Follow Ryder Allen on Instagram at @ryderpallen.
CAST OF PALMER : WHO ELSE STARS IN PALMER ON APPLE TV+?
Along with Timberlake and Allen, Palmer also stars Alisha Wainwright as Maggie Hayes, June Squibb as Vivian Palmer, Juno Temple as Shelly, Jesse C. Boyd as Coles, J.D. Evermore as Principal Forbes, Lance E. Nichols as Sibs, and Dean Winters as Jerry.
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