Israel Broussard is an American actor. He was born in Gulfport, Mississippi on August 22, 1994, to Angela (Clapp) and Lawrence Clayton Adams. He was raised in Saucier, Mississippi by his mother and stepfather, Gil Broussard, who adopted him and his older sister, Aubrey. His biological father passed away when he was 4 years old. Broussard began acting after playing the role of Percy in Biloxi Little Theater's production of "The Miracle Worker" in 2006. He was "discovered" by Hollywood scouts at an event in January 2008, and signed with Abrams Artists Agency. Two years later, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting as a career. Broussard had supporting roles in Flipped (2010) and The Chaperone (2011), before being cast in the lead role in Sofia Coppola's crime film The Bling Ring (2013). He followed this with roles in Adolescence perdue (2015), H8RZ (2015), Jack of the Red Hearts (2015), and Good Kids (2016).