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Liv Hewson

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Liv Hewson
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Hewson in 2018
Born (1995-11-29) 29 November 1995 (age 23)
Canberra, Australia
Other namesOlivia Hewson
OccupationActor, playwright
Years active2013–present

Liv Hewson (born November 29, 1995) is an Australian actor and playwright.[1][2][3] Hewson uses they-and-them pronouns.[4] Their written work includes "lots of re-imaginings of fairytales and mythology with a queer and dark slant."[5] They starred as character Abby Hammond in the Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet.

Personal life

Hewson was born in Canberra, grew up in the suburb of Hughes and attended Alfred Deakin High School and Canberra College. They began acting as part of the Canberra Youth Theatre. Their mother, Angela, is a public servant and their father, Tony, is a psychologist. Hewson has three brothers. Growing up, the family watched a lot of American television shows, such as The Simpsons and Futurama, which Hewson said made it easy to act with an American accent.[6]

Their Twitter account has stated that Hewson is a "gay Australian";[7] Hewson "came out" at age 16.[8]


In 2014, Hewson traveled to Los Angeles to attend an acting workshop. In 2016, they played the lead role of Claire Duncan in the fantasy web series Dramaworld. In 2017, they starred in the film Before I Fall and had recurring roles in the second series of Top of the Lake and in the miniseries Marvel's Inhumans.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
2013 Alfonso Frisk Fenny Frisk (older) Short film
*credited as Olivia Hewson[9]
2015 Survey Says Hillary Short film
So Romantic Gurt Short film
2016 Lets See How Fast This Baby Will Go Gloria Short film[10]
2017 Before I Fall Anna Cartullo [11]
2018 Puzzle Nicki
2019 Fair and Balanced Lily Post-production
TBA Let it Snow Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2014 I've Got No Legs Liv Unknown episodes
*credited as Olivia Hewson[9]
2014–2015 Do You Mind? Gurt, Matilda, Lana 3 episodes[9]
2016 Dramaworld Claire Duncan 10 episodes
Lead role[3]
The Code Elle Episode: “Episode 6” (series finale)
2017 Top of the Lake Michaela 3 episodes, Recurring role (series 2)
2017–2019 Santa Clarita Diet Abby Hammond Series regular[12]
2017 Marvel’s Inhumans Audrey 3 episodes, Recurring role
2018 Back In Very Small Business Ashley Piper 8 episodes

Web series

Year Title Role Notes
2018 Homecoming Queens Chloë Reeson


  1. ^ Cerabona, Ron (20 March 2015). "Question Time: Actress and playwright Liv Hewson". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Showcast-Liv Hewson". Showcast. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  3. ^ a b Weintraub, Steve (12 April 2016). "Liv Hewson Calls American-Korean Mashup Series 'Dramaworld' a "Korean Narnia"". Collider. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  4. ^ "'Santa Clarita Diet's Liv Hewson has never played a non-binary character—so they're writing one". A Beautiful Perspective. 3 May 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  5. ^ liv hewson [@livhewson] (16 February 2017). "lots of re-imaginings of fairytales ..." (Tweet). Retrieved 19 February 2017 – via Twitter.
  6. ^ a b Doherty, Megan (17 March 2017). "Canberra girl Liv Hewson is living the Hollywood dream". Canberra Times. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  7. ^ Liv Hewson (23 March 2018), "Liv Hewson, 2:54 PM - 23 Mar 2018", Twitter
  8. ^ "'Santa Clarita Diet's Liv Hewson has never played a non-binary character—so they're writing one", A Beautiful Perspective, 3 May 2018
  9. ^ a b c "Liv Hewson". Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  10. ^ "'Lets See How Fast This Baby Will Go'". 30 March 2017.
  11. ^ Lincoln, Ross A. (20 November 2015). "'Before I Fall' Adds Liv Hewson; Gabriella Wright Joins 'Security'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (1 June 2016). "'Santa Clarita Diet': Liv Hewson Cast As Regular, Richard T. Jones To Recur". Retrieved 16 October 2016.

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