Liza Koshy is a multi-talented American with Indian-German roots. She is a renowned actress, social media personality, and comedian. She first started posting videos in 2013 on the Vine platform. She now has millions of followers on all her social media platforms. Liza started acting in 2016 in Boo! A Madea Halloween as Aday Walker and in Freakish Hulu series as Violet Adams. Her latest movie is Alicia Keys’ Work It, which was released on Netflix in August 2020.
The multi-talented actress can also dance. She used to be the captain of her high school dance team. Koshy has also worked as a brand ambassador for various companies and as a host. Read on to find out more about her life and career.
- Real name: Elizabeth Shaila Koshy
- Date of birth: 31st March 1996
- Liza Koshy age: 24 years
- Gender: Female
- Liza Koshy height: 5’¾”
- Nationality: American
- Profession: Internet personality, comedian, actress, TV host
- YouTube channel: Liza Koshy
- Instagram: @lizakoshy
Liza Koshy early life and education
She was born on 31st March 2020 in Houston, Texas, to an Indian father and German mother. Her father, Jose Koshy, is a petroleum executive while her mother, Jean Carol, is a yoga teacher. She has two sisters, Rahel and Olivia, and she is the youngest.
Liza Koshy parents placed her in a multilingual educational and cultural program from kindergarten to fifth grade. While here, she learnt Spanish and English. She went to Lamar High School. In 2014, she joined the University of Houston for a business marketing course but dropped out in 2015 to pursue her career interest in Los Angeles.
Who is Liza Koshy boyfriend?
She used to date David Dobrik, a fellow YouTuber, from 2015 to 2017. David announced their breakup on his YouTube channel in June 2018. She has not revealed if she has another boyfriend.
Liza Koshy career
Koshy started posting funny short videos on Vine in 2013. She had a total of 7 million followers at the time of the platform's closure in 2017. She continued using the YouTube platform to post her videos. She has interviewed prominent people like the former US president, Barack Obama, on the platform. Liza Koshy YouTube channel has more than 17 million subscribers in 2020.
She also has more than 17 million Instagram followers, over 22 million TikTok followers, over 2.9 million Twitter followers, and over 3 million Facebook followers in 2020. In 2019, Time named her as one of the most influential people on the internet for having many followers as well as billions of views.
She started acting in 2016. She starred as Aday Walker in Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween and as Violet Adams in Hulu’s Freakish series. In the same year, she starred in an FML comedy movie as Princess Audrey. Her latest movie is Alicia Keys’ Work It, a comedy dance film that was released on Netflix in August 2020, where she was able to showcase great Liza Koshy dancer skills. The movie has talented young people, including Keiynan Lonsdale, Jordan Fisher, Liza Koshy, and Sabrina Carpenter.
The following are other Liza Koshy movies:
- Jingle Ballin’ (2016) as Liza
- Crow: The Legend (2017) as Owl
- Work It (2020) as Jasmine Hale
She has also had several Liza Koshy television roles:
- Making a Scene with James Franco (2016) season 3 as herself
- Freakish (2016 to 2017) as Violet Adams
- Escape the Night (2017) as The Explorer
- Total Request Live (2017) as co-host
- Liza on Demand (2018 to present) as Liza Hertzler, executive producer, and co-creator
- Double Dare (2018 to 2019) as host and executive producer
- Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered (2020) as herself in the Corgi Rock Party episode
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Liza Koshy achievements
She has been recognized severally for her contribution to the entertainment industry. As of 2020, she has nine awards and several nominations. The following are the awards she has won in her career:
- Streamy Awards for Breakout Creator (2016)
- Teen Choice Awards for Choice Female Web Star (2017)
- Streamy Awards for Comedy Award (2017)
- Kids’ Choice Awards for Favorite Funny YouTube Creator (2018)
- Three Teen Choice Awards for Choice Female Web Star, Choice Comedy Web Star, and Choice YouTuber (2018)
- Two Streamy Awards for Comedy Series: Liza on Demand and Acting in a Comedy: Liza on Demand (2018)
The actress has also been recognized by top publications for her outstanding work. She has been featured in Teen Vogue, The Hollywood Reporter, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, among others.
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How much is Liza Koshy worth?
Liza Koshy net worth in 2020 is estimated at $6 million according to Celebrity Net Worth publication. Her income comes from acting, hosting, social media, and other gigs.
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Liza Koshy has many fans because she is multi-talented, has a great sense of humour, and knows what she wants. She is on top of the game and refers to herself as a little brown girl with big dreams. Wherever the actress is today, she earned it.
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Apart from YouTube, TikTok, which was launched in 2016, is also gaining prominence in Mzansi. TikTok stars like Wian Magician, Daniel Vermaak, Chane Grobler, and others have millions of followers. These stars are also earning well from the platform.
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