The American supernatural horror movie of 2017, “It could not have been a success as it currently is, had the likes of Sophia Lillis not been actively involved in it.
The film, based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Stephen King, had Lillis as one of the main characters that fans were looking for, and although she played a supporting role in the film, it marked the beginning of her rise to fame. The television actress is also known for her role in the 2013 film A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Sophia Lillis Biography, Age
She was born on 13 February 2002 and has Irish, Polish and Swiss-German ancestors. Lilles was born in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York City. She was raised by her mother Juliana and her stepfather Christopher Mellevold. She has a twin brother named Jake and a stepbrother named Philip.
Sophia began her career as an actress at the age of 7 when she enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Manhattan, New York, after her stepfather selected her for a role in Virgil’s Day Off, a short film based on Dante’s Inferno. Her next appearance on the big screen was in 2013 when she starred as Addie in a short film called The Lipstick Stain and then in the film A Midsummer Night’s Dream and 37 before her groundbreaking role as Beverly Marsh in the horror film It, also known as It: Chapter One. There, Sophia was named the only female member of the group of friends known as the club of losers. Before her role in It, Sophia signed a contract with an agent and began auditioning for roles in short films like The Garden, in which she played the leading role of Luc. Also the short film Tiny Mammal could belong to the top movies which helped her to fame.
The success of the 2017 horror film made Sophia one of the two top actors who were able to collect the more than 700 million dollars in box office takings. She received $65,000 for the first film and is set to receive $250,000 with a bonus of about $150,000 for her exceptional performance in the sequel. She won the Fright Meter Award, the IGN People’s Choice Award, and the Golden Trailer Award.
Sophia’s net worth is still not known, but it is believed that the young actress earns a lot from her television roles. She also appeared in a music video by Sia entitled Santa’s Coming for Us, followed by the song Nothing to Find from The War on Drugs.
Sophia is expected to appear in the TV series Sharp Objects in 2018. In 2017, she participated in the MTV Movie & TV Awards as a presenter at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, where she currently lives.
Height and Body Measurements
Sophia, with her boyish appearance, is 1.52 m tall and weighs 45 kg. Sophia also has a pair of beautiful blue eyes and short, red-brown hair.
Other Interesting Facts To Know
- Ballet is also one of the things Sophia has been working on to hone her skills – she trained in it for three years and added fencing and roller skating. She is also a good pianist.
- She is also an intermediate/advanced level swimmer.
- Sophia is determined to concentrate more on her studies and is currently back in school after a long absence from the academic world due to her filming. She is in her second year of school.
- Sophia is currently not married and has no relationship, as she has never been seen in public with a man.
- Sophia is very active in social media. She has over 1.2 million followers on Instagram and over 95k followers on Twitter.
- Her star sign is Aquarius.
Quick Facts about Sophia Lillis
|Birth Date:||February 13, 2002|
|Full Name:||Sophia Lillis|
|Birth Place:||Crown Heights, New York City, New York, United States|
|Father’s name:||Christopher Mellevold (step-father)|
|Siblings:||Jake (Twin brother) and Philip (stepbrother)|
|Schools Attended:||Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Manhattan, New York,|
|Number of Kids:||None|
|Ethnicity:||Irish, Polish, Swiss-German|