Who are Lenny Rush's parents? | The Sun
LENNY RUSH captured the nation's heart with his television roles at an early age.
The young actor will be Children In Need's first child presenter in 2023, but what do we know about the actor's supportive family?
Who are Lenny Rush's parents?
Actor Lenny Rush was born on March 18, 2009, in Essex, and turned 14 in 2023.
Lenny's parents are called Lisa and Steve Rush, and the family live together in Essex.
He has a rare bone growth disorder called spondylo-epiphyseal dysplasia congenita, resulting in dwarfism.
Lisa was a dental nurse, but she gave up her job when Lenny was born, as his condition meant he was kept in hospital for 4 months after his birth.
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Lenny's father, Steve, has a kitchen design business in Basildon, Essex.
Lenny's starring role in Daisy May Cooper's Am I Being Unreasonable? has earned him a BAFTA, and his parents accompanied him to accept the prestigious award.
Lenny frequently pays tribute to his supportive parents on his Instagram account, thanking them for helping him with his career.
On Mothers' Day 2023, Lenny shared a post with his mother Lisa on Instagram with his 66,000 followers with the caption: "My mum. Thank you for all that you do. Sending love to all those who can’t be with their mums today".
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Lenny's mum Lisa keeps her social media private, although her Instagram bio reads: "Mum to @mrlennyrush, actor and little man."
The young actor has the same type of dwarfism as Harry Potter star Warwick Davis, which can cause skeletal abnormalities and sight and hearing problems.
Does Lenny Rush have any siblings?
Lenny Rush has a younger brother called Bobby.
Lenny often shares sweet photos with his brother Bobby on his Instagram.
In May 2023, Lenny posted a picture of him posing on a crazy golf course with his brother Bobby.
He wrote: "Spent the Bank Holiday Monday doing crazy golf with Bobby, Mum and Dad. I only went and drew first with dad".
The Rush family seems to own an adorable dog named Cookie, a frequent mention by Lenny on Instagram.
What TV shows has Lenny Rush been in?
Lenny Rush is best known for his role as Ollie on BAFTA-winner Daisy May Cooper's comedy drama series Am I Being Unreasonable?.
The six-part show first aired in 2022 and has since been confirmed for a second series, expected early in 2024.
Lenny won the Breakthrough Award and the Performance (Male) Award at the 2023 Royal Television Society Programme Awards for his role as Ollie, the son of Daisy May's character, Nic, in the show.
The teenage-actor also bagged the BAFTA for Male Performance in a Comedy Programme at the TV awards in May 2023.
He's best known for his role on Am I Being Unreasonable?, he Lenny started his TV career on the CBeebies docu-soap Our Family, after his mum, Lisa, applied.
A love of acting was sparked in Lenny: "I've sort of always been interested in acting, but Mum signed us in for Our Family and it’s got my whole family in it. I loved being in front of the camera so I went to an acting school and signed up with an agency called Quirky Kids.”
The Quirky Kids agency is run by Birds of a Feather actress Pauline Quirke in Wickford, Essex.
Lenny then went on to score roles on Apple Tree House and The Dumping Ground, both on CBeebies.
He then went had a regular role on BBC's Dodger alongside former Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston.
The actor also played Tiny Tim on stage in A Christmas Carol at The Old Vic in London in 2017 and 2018.
This is a role he later revived on-screen in a BBC TV version of the Charles Dickens classic in 2019, directed by Steven Knight.
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Lenny will host the 2023 Children In Need on BBC One on Friday 17, along with other high profile presenters such as Ade Adepitan, Mel Giedroyc, Jason Manford, Chris Ramsey and Alex Scott.
He is also set to start in a new series of Doctor Who alongside Ncuti Gatwa, the Sex Education star-turned-new Doctor.
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