Mia Goth

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Mia Goth
Mia Goth MTV Interview.png
Goth in 2018
Mia Gypsy Mello da Silva Goth[1]

(1993-11-30) 30 November 1993 (age 28)[2]
Southwark, London, England
  • Actress
  • model
Years active2012–present
Partner(s)Shia LaBeouf (2012–2018, 2020–present)

Mia Gypsy Mello da Silva Goth (born 30 November 1993) is an English actress. She began her career modelling as a teenager, and made her film debut in Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac (2013). She was subsequently cast in the thriller The Survivalist (2015) and the psychological horror film A Cure for Wellness (2016). In 2018, Goth had supporting roles in Claire Denis's sci-fi mystery film High Life and Luca Guadagnino's reboot of Suspiria. She later appeared in the period romantic comedy Emma (2020) and starred in the horror film X (2022).

Early life[edit]

Goth was born in Guy's Hospital in London, England.[3] Her mother is Brazilian and her father is Canadian, originally from Nova Scotia.[4] Her maternal grandfather is Jewish-American artist Lee Jaffe, and her maternal grandmother is Brazilian actress Maria Gladys.[5]

Goth moved to Brazil when she was a few weeks old, because her mother, who was 20 at the time, needed help from her family to raise her.[3] They returned to the United Kingdom when she was five and briefly relocated to her father's native Canada when she was ten.[3] There, she attended nine schools in a single school year; Goth said that the period when they tried living with her father was very difficult.[3] When she was twelve, she and her mother settled in southeast London, where she attended secondary school.[3]


When Goth was 14, she was discovered at the Underage Festival in London by fashion photographer Gemma Booth, who signed her to Storm Model Management. She subsequently appeared in advertisements for Vogue and Miu Miu. She began to audition for films at 16, and after finishing sixth form, won her first role in Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac (2013), along with Charlotte Gainsbourg and Willem Dafoe in the segment "The Gun".[6][7] Goth played Sophie Campbell in an episode of Sky Atlantic's crime drama series The Tunnel.[6][8]

In 2014, she appeared in Future Unlimited's music video for "Haunted Love," directed by Shia LaBeouf.[9] She then appeared in the Stephen Fingleton directed introductory short film Magpie with Martin McCann.[9] In 2015, Goth played the lead role of Milja in the post-apocalyptic thriller The Survivalist directed by Fingleton, followed by roles as Meg Weathers in the disaster adventure-thriller film Everest (2015) directed by Baltasar Kormákur,[6][7] and Hanna Helmqvist in an episode of BBC One's crime series Wallander.[9]

She also appeared in the horror film A Cure for Wellness (2016) directed by Gore Verbinski;[7] and had supporting roles in Luca Guadagnino's remake of Suspiria (2018) and the sci-fi mystery film High Life (2018) directed by Claire Denis.[10] Goth appeared in Guadagnino's short film The Staggering Girl (2019)[11] and Autumn de Wilde's period romantic comedy film Emma (2020).[12] She also starred in Karen Cinorre's action drama film Mayday (2021) with Grace Van Patten and Juliette Lewis.[13]

Goth starred in Ti West's slasher film X, released in March 2022 to critical acclaim.[14] She received praise for her roles as both protagonist Maxine Minx and antagonist Pearl, with West stating, "She understood the characters really well, and she understood the duality of Maxine and Pearl."[15] She will also star in the prequel film Pearl, which began filming immediately after X.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Goth met American actor Shia LaBeouf while co-starring in Nymphomaniac in 2012. On 10 October 2016, Goth and LaBeouf appeared to get married in a Las Vegas ceremony officiated by an Elvis impersonator.[17] Two days later, a local official claimed that the pair were not legally married, but instead a commitment ceremony was performed.[18] Later that month, LaBeouf confirmed their nuptials on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.[19] In September 2018, it was announced the couple had separated and filed for divorce.[20] However, in February 2022, it was reported that Goth was pregnant with their first child.[21][22] In March 2022, Goth gave birth to their child.[23][24]


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2013 Nymphomaniac P Segment: "The Gun" [1]
2014 Magpie The Girl Short film [25]
2015 The Survivalist Milja [1]
Everest Meg Weathers [26]
2017 A Cure for Wellness Hannah von Reichmerl [26]
Marrowbone Jane Marrowbone [27]
2018 Suspiria Sara Simms [27]
High Life Boyse [10]
2019 The Staggering Girl Young Sofia Moretti Short film [11]
2020 Emma Harriet Smith [12]
2021 Mayday Marsha [13]
2022 The House Mabel (voice) Segment: "I – And heard within, a lie is spun" [28]
X Maxine Minx / Pearl [29]
Pearl dagger Pearl Post-production [16]
TBA Infinity Pool dagger Gabi [30]


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2013 The Tunnel Sophie Campbell 3 episodes [31]
2015 Wallander Hanna Helmqvist Episode: "A Lesson in Love" [32]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Title Result Ref.
2015 British Independent Film Award Most Promising Newcomer The Survivalist Nominated [33]
2019 Independent Spirit Awards Robert Altman Award Suspiria Won


  1. ^ a b c Godfrey, Alex (8 February 2016). "Mia Goth: 'I'm always scared of feeling like a fake'". The Guardian. London. Archived from the original on 24 October 2018. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Mia Goth – Births & Baptisms [1] – Genes Reunited". Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d e Aftab, Kaleem (November 2018). "Mia Goth: 'I became a huge liar, as I knew I would never be anywhere for long'". iNews. Johnston Press. Archived from the original on 1 December 2018. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  4. ^ Anderson, Ariston (18 October 2018). "Mia Goth Reveals the Costumes She Wanted to Steal From the 'Suspiria' Set". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on 2 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Minha vida daria uma trilogia". Folha de S.Paulo (in Portuguese). São Paulo, Brazil. 7 September 2014. ISSN 1414-5723 – via PressReader.
  6. ^ a b c Halligan, Fionnuala (5 June 2014). "Mia Goth, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014". Screen Daily. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  7. ^ a b c Ford, Rebecca; Kit, Borys (8 April 2015). "Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth Joining Gore Verbinski's 'A Cure for Wellness' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 20 March 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  8. ^ Stansfield, James (7 November 2013). "The Tunnel episode 4 review". denofgeek.com. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  9. ^ a b c "Mia Goth's role in films like The Survivor". lazarosoho.com. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  10. ^ a b Bueno, Aintoinette (27 September 2018). "Robert Pattinson & Mia Goth Pose Together After Their Exes Shia LaBeouf & FKA Twigs Spark Romance Rumors". Entertainment Tonight. CBS. Archived from the original on 24 October 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  11. ^ a b Vivarelli, Nick (22 January 2019). "Luca Guadagnino Teams With Valentino Designer on Short Film Starring Julianne Moore (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  12. ^ a b Grater, Tom (21 March 2019). "Bill Nighy, Mia Goth, Josh O'Connor, Callum Turner board 'Emma' for Working Title, Blueprint (exclusive)". Screen International. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  13. ^ a b N'Duka, Amanda (12 November 2019). "Juliette Lewis, Grace Van Patten, Mia Goth Star In 'Mayday' Movie From Karen Cinorre". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  14. ^ "X – Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 24 March 2022.
  15. ^ Motamayor, Rafael (22 March 2022). "Why Ti West Knew Mia Goth Was Perfect For That Surprising Role In X". Slashfilm. Retrieved 24 March 2022.
  16. ^ a b Yamato, Jen (14 March 2022). "Inside Ti West and Mia Goth's already filmed secret prequel to A24 slasher 'X'". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  17. ^ Ungerman, Alex (10 October 2016). "Shia LaBeouf and Mia Goth Marry in Live Streamed Las Vegas Wedding Officiated by Elvis Impersonator". Entertainment Tonight. CBS. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  18. ^ Miller, Mike (13 October 2016). "Shia LaBeouf and Mia Goth Are Not Legally Married, Local Officials Confirm". People. Retrieved 15 December 2020.
  19. ^ Guglielmi, Jodi (18 October 2016). "Shia LaBeouf Confirms He's a Married Man: 'We're Proud of It — It Was Love'". People. Retrieved 3 February 2022.
  20. ^ Fernandez, Alexia (26 September 2018). "Shia LaBeouf and Mia Goth file for divorce". Entertainment Weekly. New York City: Meredith Corporation. Retrieved 3 February 2022.
  21. ^ Balagtas, Tristan (1 February 2022). "Shia LaBeouf and Mia Goth Expecting First Baby". People. Retrieved 3 February 2022.
  22. ^ Kirkpatrick, Emily (2 February 2022). "Shia LaBeouf and Mia Goth Are Reportedly Expecting Their First Child". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 3 February 2022.
  23. ^ Miller, Brittany (1 April 2022). "Mia Goth gives birth, welcomes first child with Shia LaBeouf". Page Six. Retrieved 2 April 2022.
  24. ^ Hampson, Laura (3 April 2022). "Shia LaBeouf welcomes first child with Mia Goth". The Independent. Retrieved 9 June 2022.
  25. ^ "Magpie (2014)". British Film Institute. Retrieved 28 December 2021.
  26. ^ a b People Staff (17 March 2016). "Shia LaBeouf and Mia Goth Step Out in L.A. Amid New Round of Engagement Rumors". People. Archived from the original on 24 October 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  27. ^ a b Collis, Clark (13 April 2018). "Mia Goth talks supernatural chiller Marrowbone and 'quite brilliant' Suspiria remake". Entertainment Weekly. Meredith Corporation. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  28. ^ Lang, Jamie (16 December 2021). "Netflix Drops Chilling Trailer for Stop-Motion Anthology 'The House' – Global Bulletin". Variety. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  29. ^ Kroll, Justin (2 November 2020). "Ti West's New Horror Pic 'X' Taps Mia Goth, Scott Mescudi And Jenna Ortega To Star". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  30. ^ Collis, Clark (16 March 2022). "Suspiria and X star Mia Goth on her work in horror films". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 12 July 2022.
  31. ^ Cronenberg, Caitlin (19 September 2013). "Mia Goth". Vogue Italia. Condé Nast. Archived from the original on 24 October 2018.
  32. ^ "Mia Goth Credits". TV Guide. NTVB Media. Archived from the original on 24 October 2018.
  33. ^ "IMDB". IMDB. 5 March 2020.

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