Sofia Wylie

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Sofia Wylie
Sofia Wylie.jpg
Wylie in 2018
Born (2004-01-07) January 7, 2004 (age 15)
Occupation
  • Actress
  • dancer
Years active2011–present
Websitewww.sofiawylie.com

Sofia Wylie (born January 7, 2004[1]) is an American actress and dancer, known for her role as Buffy Driscoll on the Disney Channel series Andi Mack. Her other roles include Cory Bailey in Australian film Back of the Net and Riri Williams in the Marvel Rising animated franchise. She will star in upcoming Disney Channel short-form web series Shook and Disney+ series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

Personal life[edit]

Wylie was born in Scottsdale, Arizona and grew up in Tramonto to parents Chris and Amy.[2] She has an older sister, Isabella "Bella", who appeared in an episode of Chopped Junior and won.[3] Wylie has been dancing since she was 5 years old[3] and trained in acting at Second City Training Center in Hollywood, California.[1]

Career[edit]

Wylie started her career in dance, making appearances on So You Think You Can Dance in 2011 and 2016 and America's Got Talent in 2015.[4] She performed on Justin Bieber's Purpose World Tour.[5][6] In 2017, she started the Internet-based 4K Dance Series with Utah dancers while filming Andi Mack.[6] In 2019, she started Dancing with Sofia Wylie, an IGTV educational dance series.[7]

In 2016, it was announced that Wylie would star in her first major acting role as Buffy Driscoll, a main character and one of Andi's best friends on the Disney Channel series Andi Mack.[2][8]

Wylie made her film debut as Cory Bailey in the 2019 Australian film, Back of the Net,[9] which had a theatrical release in Australia and aired on Disney Channel in the United States.[10] She also voiced the role of Riri Williams in animated TV movie, Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron, which aired on Disney XD.[11] On February 15, 2019, it was announced that she would play the role of Gina Porter in the upcoming Disney+ series, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. The series will be available from launch in November.[12] It was announced in August that Wylie would star as Mia in Shook, a short-form web series premiering on Disney Channel’s YouTube channel in September.[13]

Wylie debuted her first single, "Side by Side", for Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts in January 2019.[14]

In March 2019, Wylie launched a production company, AIFOS[15] and is set to adapt Jenny Torres Sanchez's novel, The Fall of Innocence as its first project.[16] In June 2019, Wylie signed with United Talent Agency.[17]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2019 Back of the Net Cory Bailey [9]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2011, 2016 So You Think You Can Dance Herself Dancer; 2 episodes
2015 America's Got Talent Herself Dancer; 1 episode
2017 Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn June 3 episodes [1]
2017–2019 Andi Mack Buffy Driscoll Main role [2]
2019 Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron Ironheart / Riri Williams Voice role; television film [11]
2019 High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Gina Porter Main role [12]

Web[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2019 Marvel Rising: Battle of the Bands Ironheart / Riri Williams Voice role; special
2019 Shook Mia Main role [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Disney Channel - Andi Mack - Show Bios (Sofia Wylie)". Disney ABC Press. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Sofia Wylie is a Disney Kid Now". Anthem News. 20 September 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Believe...The Wylie Sisters". Luca Magazine. 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  4. ^ Beard, Katherine (26 January 2018). "Talking with Disney Channel Star and Dance Dynamo Sofia Wylie". Dance Spirit. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  5. ^ Moran, Jonathon (7 May 2018). "Disney star Sofia Wylie keeps grounded by family in an industry where fame can change a person". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  6. ^ a b Simon, Samantha (8 March 2018). "Disney's 14-Year-old Breakout Star Has Danced for Bieber and Might Be the Next Zendaya". InStyle. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  7. ^ Stivale, Shelby (12 March 2019). "Sofia Wylie Debuts New IGTV Series 'Dancing With Sofia Wylie'". TigerBeat. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Disney Channel's Andi Mack Begins Production". Laughing Place. 7 September 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  9. ^ a b White, Peter (28 March 2018). "'Andi Mack' Star Sofia Wylie Scores Big Screen Role With Australian Soccer Feature 'Back Of The Net'". Deadline. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  10. ^ Tilchin, Jordyn (21 May 2019). "Get Ready: A Movie Starring Sofia Wylie Is Coming to Disney Channel, And We Have the Deets". J-14. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  11. ^ a b Dinh, Christine (2 October 2018). "Two New 'Marvel Rising' Animated Specials Are Coming Your Way". Marvel. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  12. ^ a b Harnick, Chris (15 February 2019). "Meet the Cast of Disney's High School Musical: The Musical: The Series". E! News. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  13. ^ a b Fisher, Jacob (1 August 2019). "Sofia Wylie Cast In 'Shook' Series For Disney+ (EXCLUSIVE)". DiscussingFilm. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  14. ^ Benjamin, Jeff (18 January 2019). "Disney & Marvel Star Sofia Wylie Makes Her Music Debut With 'Side by Side': Premiere". Billboard. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  15. ^ Amanda, N'Duka (6 March 2019). "Disney Channel Star Sofia Wylie Launches AIFOS Productions Company". Deadline. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  16. ^ "Disney Star Options Rights To YA Drama 'The Fall of Innocence". The Fandom. 8 March 2019. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  17. ^ Sun, Rebecca (20 June 2019). "UTA Signs Disney Channel Star Sofia Wylie (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 3 August 2019.

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