The actor has openly recalled struggling in school due to dyslexia and developmental coordination disorder — but finding his calling in the performing arts field was a game changer.
Poulter landed his first jobs at age 14 on the indie flick Son of Rambow but quickly moved into the big leagues by age 17 with his role as Eustace Scrubb in 2010’s The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. He kept viewers guessing by jumping between genres, going from the comedy We’re the Millers (with Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis) to The Maze Runner action franchise to Oscar-winning drama The Revenant to indie thriller Midsommar.
The actor wowed TV audiences as well in Netflix’s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018) and Hulu’s Dopesick (2021).
He won the prestigious Rising Star Award at the BAFTAs in 2014.
Poulter earned his place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He will make his debut as Adam Warlock in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in May 2023.
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The star largely keeps his love life private but was linked to actress Yasmeen Scott in 2019. His Midsommar costar Florence Pugh denied dating rumors after the two were spotted on the beach together with a group of friends.