Sophia Lillis, 19, became the sensation of Hollywood after playing heartbreaking depressive roles. The young performer played Beverly Marsh in the horror film It (2017) that built a solid foundation for her career. It also paved the way for many other successful roles.
Behind the scene, Sophia lives a rather simple life with her parents and brothers. She has one fraternal twin and one stepbrother.
Today, we’ve come with all the details about her professional and personal life. Take a look!
Sophia Lillis Family: Mom and Dad Divorced at an Early Age
Sophia was born on February 13, 2002, in Crown Heights, New York. She is the daughter of Juliana Lillis (mother) and David Lillis (father).
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Her parents, however, divorced when Lillis was a child. The reason behind their split was irreconcilable differences.
Sophia Lillis Age and Height
Sophia Lillis’ age as of 2020 is 19 and commemorates her 20th birthday on 13th Feb 2021. She stands at 5ft (1.52 m).
Raised By Her biological mother and stepdad
After Sophia’s parents parted ways, her mother Juliana went on to marry Christopher Mellevold who later became Sophia’s stepfather. Her stepdaddy is a photographer and filmmaker by profession.
Besides, Christopher is also a great step-father. Both of his step-children are on great terms with him. In fact, they even see him as their biological father and why wouldn’t they? After all, he has been taking care of them since their childhood.
Sophia’s Stepdad was the one who first introduced her to acting
The Nancy Drew star herself admitted the fact that her stepfather, who influenced her to embark on show-business. She also performed in one of his projects at the age of seven.
She said, “When I was seven I started to get really into it [acting] because my stepfather was working on this film for a film class and he forced me to be in it but I enjoyed it.”
Sophia Lillis has a Fraternal Twin Brother; He has a Disability
The actress has a twin brother Jake Lillis who is just a minute older than her.
Talking about her sibling, she maintained,
“He is older after all by one minute or so. He’s always been really smart and has an amazing memory and organised mind.”
The twin siblings also share the same love for acting. Her brother is better known for his performance in the short movie, Tiny Mammals in 2017.
Her twin brother Jake has a disability wherein his fingers look fused together. This in turn leads to difficulty in doing regular things in life. The name of his disability is not known exactly.
Have one Step-Brother
Sophia and Jake also have a step-brother named Philip from her stepfather’s previous relationship. Both Sophia and Jake are quite close to their step-sibling.
Attends High School In NYC
The actress studied acting at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, in New York. The actress went to a high school in New York City.
Lillis also told the New York Post she likes NYC because her school pals don’t care about her Hollywood status.
Is outdoorsy and loves Cat
Lillis is a massive outdoor fan who also has a soft spot for animals. She is the mother of her cat who is named Crackle.
Is also a Dog Lover
Sophia is a proud owner of an adorable bulldog pooch Gracie. She frequently shares beautiful photos of both of her pets on her respective social media accounts.
She is an Environmental Activist
Sophia uses her prime Hollywood status and social media platforms to advocate for real-world issues, especially environmental issues.
The actress was also included in the 25 Under 25 list made by RollingStone too for her contribution to the climate and other social causes.
Famous for Playing Beverly Marsh in ‘It’
Sophia rose to stardom after her marvelous performance in the supernatural horror film It (2017). She appeared in the projects along with many other young talents like Wyatt Olef and Jack Dylan Grazer.
The Lois Lane and Clark Kent scene!
The movie grossed a tremendous box office collection of $701.8 million against the $35 million budget.
Other Movies and TV Roles Including ‘I Am Not Okay with This’
Sophia has also worked on several other hit projects. In 2018, the actress portrayed Young Camille Preaker in the TV series, Sharp Objects.
A year after, Lillis appeared in two TV projects Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase and It Chapter Two. Her biggest break came when she took the role of Sydney Novak in the Netflix drama series I Am Not Okay with This (2020).
The same year, Sophia appeared in the movies Uncle Frank and Gretel & Hansel.
Featured In Two Music Videos
Prior to her roles in movies and TV shows, Sophia also appeared in two popular music videos. In 2017, she featured Sia‘s music video ‘Santa’s Coming For Us’ with actor Wyatt Olef.
The same year, Lillis appeared in another music video ‘The War on Drugs’ by the American rock band The War on Drugs.
Close Friend With Co-Star Wyatt Olef
Sophia Lillis is a very close friend of Wyatt Olef, 16. The two have already worked on numerous small and big projects together.
They also frequently share beautiful snaps on each other’s social media.
Struggled With Beauty In Hollywood
Sophia initially struggled a lot to meet the stereotypically feminine looks set by Hollywood. She also revealed that her short hair became the biggest obstacle in her Hollywood journey.
Is an Art Lover
Sophia enjoys art and loves drawing. Lillis also said she would’ve embarked towards arts if she wasn’t acting. She stated,
“I think I would be interested in pursuing a career in the fine arts. I like to draw, and I think I would enjoy art school.”
Sophia is a great photographer as well.
Who is Sophia Lillis Dating? Details on Her Boyfriend
Lillis is not dating anyone officially at present. She has kept all the details about her love life entirely away from the spotlight. Because of her tendency to keep things private, it becomes hard to find out whether Sophia does have a boyfriend or not.
So far, the actress has not been linked with anyone. Lillis seems more focused on her acting career.
What is Sophia Lillis Net Worth?
Sophia’s net worth stands at $300,000 as of 2021. She mainly makes money through her work in both movies and TV shows.
Other Interesting Facts of Sophia Lillis
- Lillis has American nationality.
- The actress belongs to a white ethnicity.
- Sophia is a great fan of Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe.
- Her favorite actor is Bill Murray.
- Her favorite director is Andy Muschietti.