Morgan Lily

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Morgan Lily
Born Morgan Lily Gross
(2000-04-11) April 11, 2000 (age 14)
Santa Monica, California, US
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2005–present
Website
morganlily.com

Morgan Lily (born Morgan Lily Gross; April 11, 2000) is an American actress and fashion model. She started modeling internationally at four years old and appeared in more than 21 television commercials, and many photo shoots before her role in Henry Poole Is Here as Millie Stupek. Lily had supporting roles in He's Just Not That Into You, as Matthew Gray Gubler's daughter in The Ugly Life Of A Beautiful Girl. Her most notable role has been as Lilly Curtis in the apocalyptic film 2012.[1] She acted as young Julianna Baker in the film Flipped based on the novel with the same name[2] by Wendelin van Draanen and as young Mystique in X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past.[3] Morgan recently co-starred as Missy in the Hallmark Channel's film, Love's Everlasting Courage. Her most recent work includes Cooties (film), with Elijah Wood and Rainn Wilson.

Personal life[edit]

Lily was born Morgan Lily Gross in Santa Monica, California, and is a middle child of four. She has an older brother, Jordan David, who is also an actor; a younger sister, Riley Jane, who is a child model; and a baby sister, Audrey Lynn. She is the daughter of April, a homemaker, and Andy Gross, a ventriloquist and magician. Her father owns his own company called LA Magic & Toy and MindBoggling The Show and travels doing illusion shows and stand up comedy. He has performed as a magician at the world famous Magic Castle. Lily also enjoys being a ventriloquist and a magician and has been seen at the Magic Castle in Hollywood several times. While her passion is acting, she is also an Honor Roll student. Her family places a great emphasis on education.

Career[edit]

Morgan began her acting career at an early age, her beginnings include in the 2005 drama film Shards where she played Morgan, and in a TV movie, Welcome to the Jungle Gym (2006) where she played Kylie. On 2007, she guest starred in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Chloe, which led her more opportunities such as a co-starring role at only 7 years old, her first theatrical film Henry Poole Is Here she portrayed Millie Stupek. Morgan's most notable role so far has been in the 2009 disaster film 2012 as Lilly Curtis alongside young actor Liam James. Morgan's current projects up-to-date include Love's Everlasting Courage alongside high-profile actors Wes Brown and Cheryl Ladd and X-Men: First Class as Young Raven (10 yr. Old). Cooties (film), Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson and Allison Pill.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Shards Morgan
2006 Welcome to the Jungle Gym Kylie TV movie
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Chloe Episode: "Living Doll"
2008 Henry Poole Is Here Millie Stupek
2009 Wetten, dass..? Lily Curtis Uncredited
2009 He's Just Not That into You Young Gigi
2009 Curb Your Enthusiasm Kid #1 Episode: "Officer Krupke"
2009 2012 Lilly Curtis
2009 The Bonnie Hunt Show Herself
2010 Criminal Minds Jody Hatchett Episode: "Solitary Man"
2010 Flipped Young Juli
2011 Love's Everlasting Courage Missy TV movie
2011 X-Men: First Class Young Raven/Mystique
2013 Piper's QUICK Picks Herself Guest
2013 Deadtime Stories Chris Parker TV series
2013 Sticks and Stones Alice Short film
2014 The Ugly Life of a Beautiful Girl Bethany
2014 Shameless Bonnie
2014 Cooties Tamra Post-production
2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past Young Raven/Mystique

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Morgan Lily". Variety. August 3, 2008. Retrieved October 29, 2008. 
  2. ^ Aaron Stipkovich (2000-04-11). "Morgan Lily's ProfilePage on". Reelaccess.com. Retrieved 2012-05-28. 
  3. ^ Dorn, Alex (August 16, 2010). "Oliver Platt will be The Man In Black in 'X-Men: First Class'". HitFix.com. Retrieved August 17, 2010. 

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