Be prepared to see a whole lot more of Edan Alexander. The child actor rose to fame after landing the role of Louis on “Two and A Half Men.” At just 7 years old he was reported to be raking in more than $20,000 per episode -- and he's sticking in the business.
According to TMZ, executives behind the hit CBS show are now looking to boost Alexander’s celebrity even more. The site reports that, per his minors contract, he has the option to sign on for a major role in an original series. TMZ claims he would be making a whopping $21,240 per episode with guaranteed 4 percent raises for each season he signs on for after the first.
Alexander joined "Two and a Half Men" in its 12th and final season. He first appeared in episode 5, titled “Oontz, Oontz, Oontz,” playing the foster child of Alan (Jon Cryer) and Walden (Ashton Kutcher). The pair took him in after their adoption plans went awry. The young actor was featured in 10 episodes, including the shocking series finale.
While Alexander's return to TV remains uncertain for now, he is preparing to take on the big screen in his first film, “Outliving Emily.” The film also stars Phylicia Rashad, Alexis Bledel and Zosia Mamet and is directed by Eric Weber. According Variety the film will center on the rocky marriage of Tim and Emily Hanratty, which spans more than half a century.
“Outliving Emily” has not yet received an official release date, but is slated to hit theaters later this year.