Charlie McDermott

Critics and moviegoers alike were impressed by juvenile actor Charlie McDermott's moving and nuanced performance in the independent feature "Frozen River" (2008). The film was a high point in his relatively new career, which began in 2003 with M. Night Shyamalan's "The Village" and quickly encompassed appearances in several films and network television series. However, it was his emotionally charged performance in "Frozen River" that made the greatest impression on audiences, helping to bring him to the forefront of new young talent in Hollywood.