Sophia Lillis

Sophia Lillis (born February 13, 2002) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Beverly Marsh in the horror film It (2017), a feature film adaptation of Stephen King's 1986 novel of the same name.

Sophia Lillis
Born February 13, 2002 (age 16)
Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2013–present

Early life and career

Lillis was born on February 13, 2002 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York City. She has Irish, Polish and Swiss-German ancestry.[1][2] She started acting when she was seven years old, taking classes at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.[2]

Lillis made her acting debut in 2014 with the film A Midsummer Night's Dream and later she starred in the film 37.[2] In 2017, she made a breakthrough when she costarred as one of the leads, Beverly Marsh, in the horror film It, an adaptation of Stephen King's novel, directed by Andy Muschietti, and also starring Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Bill Skarsgård, Jack Dylan Grazer, Jeremy Ray Taylor and Chosen Jacobs.[3][4][5] Later that year, Lillis also played one of Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard's children in Sia's music video, "Santa's Coming for Us".[6]


Lillis has been cast in the HBO's television series Sharp Objects, in which she will portray the young version of Camille Preaker, played by Amy Adams as an adult.[7] Lillis is also set to star as famous literary sleuth Nancy Drew in the Warner Brothers Pictures film adaptation of Nancy Drew and The Hidden Staircase, with principal production to begin sometime soon as of April 2018.[8][9]

Personal life

She has a twin brother named Jake and a step-brother named Philip. Her parents divorced when she was a child, and she lives with her mother, Juliana, and stepfather, Christopher Mellevold, who sparked Sophia's interest in acting.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Lipstick Stain Addie Short film
2014 A Midsummer Night's Dream Rude Elemental
2016 37 Debbie Bernstein
The Garden Luc Short film
2017 It: Chapter One Beverly Marsh Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Tiny Mammals Sophia Short film
2019 It: Chapter Two Young Beverly Marsh


Year Title Role Notes
2018 Sharp Objects Young Camille Preaker 1 episode

Music videos

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


  1. ^ "Sophia Lillis (IT actress) Age, Height, Family, Biography". Celebrity XYZ. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  2. ^ a b c d "Sophia Lillis Wiki: Learn More about the "It" Star". Earn The Necklace. 8 September 2017. Retrieved September 10, 2017.
  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 (22 November 2017). "Watch Sia's 'Santa's Coming for Us' Video With Kristen Bell, J.B. Smoove". Retrieved 13 December 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". Retrieved April 20, 2018.

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