Sophia Lillis

Sophia Lillis is an American actress. She is known for her role as Beverly Marsh in the horror films It (2017) and It: Chapter Two (2019) and for her starring role as a teenager with telekinetic abilities in the Netflix drama series I Am Not Okay with This (2020). Lillis has also appeared in the HBO psychological thriller miniseries Sharp Objects (2018) and played the titular detective in the film Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (2019).

Sophia Lillis
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Lillis at the premiere of Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase in 2019
OccupationActress
Years active2013–present

CareerEdit

 
Lillis in 2018

Lillis made her acting debut in a film by starring in the 2016 movie 37. Previously, she had a minor role in Julie Taymor's live stage production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

In 2017, she made a breakthrough when she costarred as one of the leads, Beverly Marsh, in the horror film It, an adaptation of Stephen King's novel, directed by Andy Muschietti, and also starring Jaeden Martell, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Bill Skarsgård, Jack Dylan Grazer, Jeremy Ray Taylor and Chosen Jacobs.[1][2][3] Later that year, Lillis also played one of Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard's children in Sia's music video, "Santa's Coming for Us".[4]

Lillis was cast in the HBO's television miniseries Sharp Objects (2018), in which she played the young version of Camille Preaker, played by Amy Adams as an adult.[5] Lillis also starred as famous literary sleuth Nancy Drew in the Warner Bros. film adaptation of Nancy Drew and The Hidden Staircase, which opened March 15, 2019, to generally good reviews with particularly positive notes in regards to Lillis' performance.[6][7] Later in 2019, Lillis reprised her role as Beverly Marsh in It: Chapter Two, released on September 6.[8] In October 2018, Lillis concluded shooting in Dublin, Ireland, for Gretel & Hansel, a re-imagining of the German fairy tale Hansel and Gretel.[9] Gretel & Hansel was released on January 31, 2020.[10]

Lillis is set to star alongside Naomi Watts as Celia in Claire McCarthy's The Burning Season,[11] and as Ally in Before I Sleep.[12]

Lillis will appear with Paul Bettany in Uncle Frank, an independent film by True Blood and Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball. The film is set in 1970s New York City[13] and was shot in Wilmington, North Carolina, from April to May 2019.[14] On June 10, 2019, it was announced that Lillis was cast in the lead role of the Netflix original series I Am Not Okay with This, which began filming that same month in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The series was released on Netflix on February 26, 2020.[15]

FilmographyEdit

Short filmsEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Lipstick Stain Addie
2016 The Garden Luc
2017 Tiny Mammals Sophia

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2014 A Midsummer Night's Dream Rude Elemental Stage production filmed live
2016 37 Debbie Bernstein
2017 It Beverly Marsh
2019 Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase Nancy Drew
It Chapter Two Young Beverly Marsh
2020 Uncle Frank Beth Bledsoe
Gretel & Hansel Gretel

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Real Housewives of New York City Herself [16]
2018 Sharp Objects Young Camille Preaker Miniseries
2020 I Am Not Okay with This Sydney Novak Main role
Acting for a Cause Helen Episode: "Jane Eyre"

Music videosEdit

Year Artist Title Notes
2017 The War on Drugs "Nothing to Find"
Sia "Santa's Coming for Us"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lincoln, Ross A. (June 22, 2016). "Sophia Lillis Joins New Line's 'IT' Remake; Aunjanue Ellis Sign On To Christine Crokos' 'Pimp'". Deadline. Retrieved September 10, 2017.
  2. ^ Purcell, Carey (September 8, 2017). "It Girl: Introducing Sophia Lillis, Heart and Soul of the Losers' Club". HWD. Retrieved September 10, 2017.
  3. ^ HIGHFILL, SAMANTHA (September 8, 2017). "'It': Sophia Lillis Talks Cast Bonding and That Very Bloody Bathroom Scene". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 10, 2017.
  4. ^ Reed, Ryan (November 22, 2017). "Watch Sia's 'Santa's Coming for Us' Video With Kristen Bell, J.B. Smoove". rollingstone.com. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (May 22, 2017). "'Sharp Objects' Casts Sophia Lillis; Juan Riedinger Joins 'Good Behavior'". Deadline. Retrieved September 10, 2017.
  6. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (April 20, 2018). "'It' Star Sophia Lillis To Topline Warner Bros' 'Nancy Drew And The Hidden Staircase'". Deadline. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  7. ^ Evry, Max (April 20, 2018). "IT's Sophia Lillis to Star in Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase". Comingsoon.net. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  8. ^ Squires, John (August 1, 2018). "More 'IT: Chapter Two' Set Photos Show Sophia Lillis and Jessica Chastain as Dual Beverlys". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  9. ^ Evangelista, Chris (October 7, 2018). "Horror Film 'Gretel and Hansel' Adds 'It' Star Sophia Lillis". /Film. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  10. ^ Miska, Brad (April 16, 2019). "Orion Releasing 'Gretel and Hansel' with Sophia Lillis in January 2020". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  11. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (April 26, 2018). "Naomi Watts, Sophia Lillis To Star In 'Burning Season', HanWay Boards Sales". Deadline. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  12. ^ Trowbridge, Cecily (March 26, 2018). "Zimbio's Rising Stars: 'It's Sophia Lillis On Fan Love And Defying Beauty Standards". Zimbio. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  13. ^ Ingram, Hunter (April 16, 2019). "'Uncle Frank' film brings 1970s New York to Wilmington". Star-News. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  14. ^ "Independent Film 'Uncle Frank' To Start Shooting In Wilmington". WWAY News. April 9, 2019. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  15. ^ Bennett, Anita (June 10, 2019). "I Am Not Okay With This': Sophia Lillis To Star, Kathleen Rose Perkins Among Six Cast In Netflix Coming-Of-Age Series Based On Comic". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  16. ^ "A Step Ahead Prosthetics on The Real Housewives of New York". August 22, 2012.

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