- Full name: Sophia Lillis
- Net Worth: $1 Million
- Occupation: Actress
- Years Active: 2013 – present
- Birthday: February 13, 2002
- Birthplace: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York City, U.S
- Birth Sign: Aquarius
- Marital status: Unmarried
- Instagram: @sophialillis
- Twitter: @sophialillis
Who is Sophia Lillis?
Sophia Lillis is a well-known American actress. She is famous for her character as Beverly Marsh on It, and Sydney Novak on Netflix’s I Am Not Okay with This. Lillis began acting at age seven, debuting in 2014 with A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The superstar then starred in 37 (2016), and in 2017, she gained recognition with It. Also, in 2018, she worked with Amy Adams on Sharp Objects.
Her Early Life
The star was born in Brooklyn, New York, on February 13, 2002. She is the daughter of Juliana Mellevold and David Lillis and has a twin brother named Jake. Her parents divorced when she was little. Since the divorce, the actress has been living with her mother, her stepfather Chris, and her stepbrother Philip. The person who encouraged her to act was her stepfather. At the age of seven, Lillis started engaging in acting classes at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute.
Sophia Lillis’ Acting Career
Lillis made her debut at age twelve in the film A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2014). That same year she starred in the short The Lipstick Stain (2014). In addition, in 2016, the actress played one of the 37 witnesses to the murder of Kitty Genoves in 37, Puk Grasten’s debut feature.
Sophia Lillis is frequently questioned about what it was like to be the only female in the “Losers’ Club” in the movie “It,” and she claims that it was not at all strange.
She discovered a new passion while “It” was being filmed. She took her stepfather’s Leica monochrome camera to shoot black-and-white photos of the cast on the set because they were not permitted to use phones to recreate the 1980s environment. She later shared many of those images on her Instagram account.
She didn’t feel the strain that many of her co-stars felt when performing in a remake of the beloved Stephen King horror novel because she wasn’t a big fan of the horror genre and wasn’t aware of the massive fan base. She also had a propensity to giggle during scary movies—possibly as a form of defense—which helped her portray the courageous tomgirl, Beverly Marsh.
Sophia Lillis did not wait long before she became famous. In 2017, she gained recognition with the remake of It, a film in which she starred alongside Jaeden Martell, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Finn Wolfhard, and Chosen Jacobs, in the role of Beverly Marsh.
In 2018, Sophia Lillis joined the cast of Sharp Objects as the youth version of Camille Preaker, the role played by Amy Adams.
The celebrity shared credits with Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina, Eliza Scanlen, and Amy Adams, as mentioned earlier.
In 2019, Lillis would reprise her role in It: Chapter 2, opposite Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy, and would play Nacy Drew in Nancy Drew and the hidden staircase. In early 2020, she released Uncle Frank with Paul Bettany. Additionally, the superstar played the role of Gretel in Gretel and Hansel: A Dark Fairy Tale.
Sophia Lillis’s Current Big Thing
Currently, Lillis stars in Netflix’s I Am Not Okay with This, alongside Wyatt Oleff and Sofia Bryant. She plays a girl with special powers; Sydney Novak.