Sophia Lillis

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Sophia Lillis
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Lillis at the premiere of Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase in 2019
Born (2002-02-13) February 13, 2002 (age 20)[1][2]
New York City, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active2013–present

Sophia Lillis (born February 13, 2002) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Beverly Marsh in the horror films It (2017) and It: Chapter Two (2019) and for her starring role as a teenager with telekinetic abilities in the Netflix drama series I Am Not Okay with This (2020). Lillis has also appeared in the HBO psychological thriller miniseries Sharp Objects (2018), in which she portrayed the younger version of Amy Adams' character in flashbacks.

Career[edit]

Lillis in 2018

Lillis made her film debut starring in the 2016 film 37. Previously, she had a minor role in Julie Taymor's stage production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, which was also filmed for live showings.

In 2017, she rose to prominence after co-starring as one of the lead characters, Beverly Marsh, in the horror film It, an adaptation of Stephen King's novel of the same name. Directed by Andy Muschietti, It also starred Jaeden Martell, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Bill Skarsgård, Jack Dylan Grazer, Jeremy Ray Taylor, and Chosen Jacobs.[3][4][5] Later that year, she played one of Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard's children in Sia's music video "Santa's Coming for Us".[6]

In 2018, Lillis appeared in the HBO television miniseries Sharp Objects, in which she played the younger version of Camille Preaker, played by Amy Adams as an adult.[7] In 2019, Lillis starred as teenage sleuth Nancy Drew in the Warner Bros. film adaptation of Nancy Drew and The Hidden Staircase. While the film received mixed to positive reviews, Lillis' performance was singled out for praise.[8][9] Later in 2019, she reprised her role as Beverly Marsh in It: Chapter Two.[10]

In 2020, Lillis portrayed Gretel in Gretel & Hansel, a re-imagining of the German fairy tale "Hansel and Gretel".[11][12] The film grossed $22 million worldwide against a budget of $5 million and received generally positive reviews from critics, who mostly praised the film for its acting and cinematography.[13][14] The following month, Lillis played the lead role in the Netflix original series I Am Not Okay with This.[15] Later that same year, she appeared with Paul Bettany in Uncle Frank, an independent film by True Blood and Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball, which premiered on Amazon Prime in November 2020.

Lillis is set to star alongside Naomi Watts in Claire McCarthy's The Burning Season.[16] She will also appear in Before I Sleep.[17] In March 2021, it was announced that Lillis would be appearing in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.[18] Lillis is part of an ensemble cast featuring actors Scarlett Johansson, Jeff Goldblum, and Tom Hanks, that will appear in the Wes Anderson film Asteroid City.[19]

In October 2022, Lillis performed in Heroes of the Fourth Turning at Studio Theatre in Washington, DC.[20]

Filmography[edit]

Short films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Lipstick Stain Addie
2016 The Garden Luc
2017 Tiny Mammals Sophia

Film[edit]

Key
Not yet released Denotes works that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes
2014 A Midsummer Night's Dream Rude Elemental Stage production filmed live
2016 37 Debbie Bernstein
2017 It Beverly Marsh
2019 Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase Nancy Drew
It Chapter Two Young Beverly Marsh
2020 Uncle Frank Beth Bledsoe
Gretel & Hansel Gretel
2023 Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Not yet released Doric Post-production
TBA Asteroid City Not yet released Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Real Housewives of New York City Herself [21]
2018 Sharp Objects Young Camille Preaker Miniseries
2020 I Am Not Okay with This Sydney Novak Main role
Acting for a Cause Helen Episode: "Jane Eyre"

Music videos[edit]

Year Artist Title Notes
2017 The War on Drugs "Nothing to Find"
Sia "Santa's Coming for Us"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref
2017
New Mexico Film Critics Best Young Actor/Actress It Won [22]
San Diego Film Critics Society Breakthrough Artist Nominated [23]
Seattle Film Critics Society Best Youth Performance Nominated [24]
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Youth Performance Nominated [25]
2018
Online Film & Television Association Best Youth Performance Nominated [26]
Saturn Awards Best Performance by a Younger Actor Nominated [27]
2020
Music City Film Critics Association Best Young Actress It Chapter Two Nominated [28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Millican, Josh (February 13, 2020). "This Day in Horror: Happy Birthday Sophia Lillis". Dread Central. Retrieved August 24, 2021.
  2. ^ Fuentes, Tamara (March 6, 2020). "6 Fun Facts About Sophia Lillis That Will Make You Want to Binge-Watch "I Am Not Okay With This"". Seventeen Magazine. Retrieved August 24, 2021.
  3. ^ Lincoln, Ross A. (June 22, 2016). "Sophia Lillis Joins New Line's 'IT' Remake; Aunjanue Ellis Sign On To Christine Crokos' 'Pimp'". Deadline. Retrieved September 10, 2017.
  4. ^ Purcell, Carey (September 8, 2017). "It Girl: Introducing Sophia Lillis, Heart and Soul of the Losers' Club". HWD. Retrieved September 10, 2017.
  5. ^ HIGHFILL, SAMANTHA (September 8, 2017). "'It': Sophia Lillis Talks Cast Bonding and That Very Bloody Bathroom Scene". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 10, 2017.
  6. ^ Reed, Ryan (November 22, 2017). "Watch Sia's 'Santa's Coming for Us' Video With Kristen Bell, J.B. Smoove". rollingstone.com. Archived from the original on December 22, 2017. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (May 22, 2017). "'Sharp Objects' Casts Sophia Lillis; Juan Riedinger Joins 'Good Behavior'". Deadline. Retrieved September 10, 2017.
  8. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (April 20, 2018). "'It' Star Sophia Lillis To Topline Warner Bros' 'Nancy Drew And The Hidden Staircase'". Deadline. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  9. ^ Evry, Max (April 20, 2018). "IT's Sophia Lillis to Star in Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase". Comingsoon.net. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  10. ^ Squires, John (August 1, 2018). "More 'IT: Chapter Two' Set Photos Show Sophia Lillis and Jessica Chastain as Dual Beverlys". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  11. ^ Evangelista, Chris (October 7, 2018). "Horror Film 'Gretel and Hansel' Adds 'It' Star Sophia Lillis". /Film. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  12. ^ Miska, Brad (April 16, 2019). "Orion Releasing 'Gretel and Hansel' with Sophia Lillis in January 2020". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  13. ^ "Gretel & Hansel (2020)". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved August 27, 2020.
  14. ^ "Gretel & Hansel (2020)". The Numbers. IMDb. Retrieved March 18, 2020.
  15. ^ Bennett, Anita (June 10, 2019). "I Am Not Okay With This': Sophia Lillis To Star, Kathleen Rose Perkins Among Six Cast In Netflix Coming-Of-Age Series Based On Comic". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  16. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (April 26, 2018). "Naomi Watts, Sophia Lillis To Star In 'Burning Season', HanWay Boards Sales". Deadline. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  17. ^ Trowbridge, Cecily (March 26, 2018). "Zimbio's Rising Stars: 'It's Sophia Lillis On Fan Love And Defying Beauty Standards". Zimbio. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  18. ^ Kit, Borys (March 2, 2021). "Hugh Grant, Sophia Lillis Join Chris Pine in 'Dungeons & Dragons' Movie". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 3, 2021.
  19. ^ "Asteroid City". IMDb.
  20. ^ "Studio Theatre | Heroes of the Fourth Turning".
  21. ^ "A Step Ahead Prosthetics on The Real Housewives of New York". YouTube. August 22, 2012.
  22. ^ "2017 New Mexico Film Critics Awards Winners". Keith Loves Movies. December 11, 2017. Retrieved May 13, 2022.
  23. ^ "2017 San Diego Film Critics Society's Award Nominations". San Diego Film Critics Society. December 9, 2017. Archived from the original on December 10, 2017. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  24. ^ "'Blade Runner 2049' Leads the 2017 Seattle Film Critics Society Nominations". Seattle Film Critics Society. December 11, 2017. Retrieved December 11, 2017.
  25. ^ "The 2017 WAFCA Awards". The Washington DC Area Film Critics Association. December 8, 2017. Retrieved May 15, 2022.
  26. ^ "22nd Annual Film Awards (2017)". Online Film & Television Association. Retrieved November 30, 2020.
  27. ^ McNary, Dave (March 15, 2018). "'Black Panther,' 'Walking Dead' Rule Saturn Awards Nominations". Variety. Archived from the original on March 16, 2018. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  28. ^ Neglia, Matt (January 10, 2020). "The 2019 Music City Film Critics Association (MCFCA) Winners". Next Best Picture. Retrieved March 19, 2022.

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