Sophia Lillis Biography

Sophia Lillis is an American actress who rose to prominence for playing the role of Beverly Marsh in the 2017 horror film It and It: Chapter Two in 2019. She was recently seen in Netflix’s comedy-drama I Am Not Okay with This as Sydney Novak.

Early life

She was born on February 13, 2002, in Brooklyn, New York, the United States to father David Lillis and mother Juliana Lillis. She has a twin brother named Jake Lillis. When she was a child, her parents split up and her mother married filmmaker and photographer Christopher Mellevold, and also has a stepbrother named Philip. Growing up with her stepfather, Sophia learned how to capture pictures and gradually learned film making. In fact, his stepfather also insisted her to take acting classes at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Manhattan. Apart from this, she learned piano, ballet, and roller skating also.

Sophia Lillis Career

Sophia from a very young age had a keen interest in the entertainment industry. Because of her stepfather Christopher Mellevold, who is a renowned person as a filmmaker and photographer, Sophia was more inclined towards acting. He insisted Sophia attend acting school at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Manhattan. While she was studying there, she signed a deal with an agent and auditioned for various roles. After a few trials, she was finally landed for the role of Beverly Marsh in the horror film It in 2017. But before being featured in It, in did two short films, the first one in 2013 in The Lipstick Stain as Addie and as for Luc in The Garden in 2016.

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Sophia also appeared in the stage production film A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Rude Elemental in 2014 and as Debbie Bernstein in drama film 37 released on February 4, 2016. In 2012 she was also featured on the reality show The Real Housewives of New York City. In 2017, Sophia also appeared in music videos such as Santa’s Coming for Us and Nothing to Find by artists Sia and The War on Drugs respectively. The same year she also did a short film named Tiny Mammals as Sophia. Subsequently, after being cast in the first series of It, in 2019 she again appeared in the same role in It: Chapter Two.

Widespread fame

Sophia also received the offer to play the main character of Nancy Drew in the American teen mystery comedy film Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase. Due to her exceptional acting skills, Sophia was cast for many more roles such as in the year 2020 she played the role of Beth Bledsoe in the comedy drama film Uncle Frank and then played the lead role of Gretel in the dark fantasy horror film Gretel & Hansel. The film is originally based on the German folklore tale Hansel and Gretel by the Brothers Grimm. Sophia also appeared in Netflix’s I Am Not Okay with This as Sydney Novak, the main role and also featured in an episode of Acing for a Cause as Helen.

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Sophia Lillis Biography

Real Name Sophia Lillis
Birth Date 13 February 2002
Age 19 Years
Birth Place Crown Heights, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Aquarius

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 0” – in Centimetres – 152 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 45 kg  –  in Pounds –  99 lbs
Body Measurements 32-23-33
Bra (Breast) Size 32A
Waist Size 23
Hip Size 33
Shoe Size 6.5 (U.S.)
Hair Color Red
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Slim


Father David Lillis
Mother Juliana Lillis
Sister None
Brother Jake Lillis, Philip (Stepbrother)


School Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
College Not Known

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Is she a lesbian? No
Boyfriend None

Favourite Things

Hobbies Not Known
Favourite Actors Bill Murray, Steve Martin
Favourite Movies Groundhog Day and Lost in Translation
Favourite Color Not Known

Personal life

The 18-year old young actress is still in her teens and is fully oriented towards her career. As of now, there are no rumors of Sophia being in a relationship with anyone nor she was seeing anyone in the past.

Sophia Lillis Net worth

Sophia has earned quite some recognition for herself in the entertainment industry. She has appeared on many television series and films even in lead roles. As of 2020, her net worth is estimated to be around $1 million US Dollars all of which is from her acting career.

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  • She was born and raised in Brooklyn with her twin brother Jake, who is also an actor.
  • She took ballet classes for three years and is an advanced level swimmer.
  • Sophia is also very multi-talented as she learnt fencing, roller skating and taught herself to play piano.
  • Being active on Instagram, she has more than 3.1 million followers on the app.

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