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.
|Born|| February 13, 2002
Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
Lillis was born on February 13, 2002 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York City. She has Irish, Polish and Swiss-German ancestry. She started acting when she was seven years old, taking classes at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.
Lillis made her acting debut in 2014 with the film A Midsummer Night's Dream and later she starred in the film 37. 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. 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".
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. 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.
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.
|2013||The Lipstick Stain||Addie||Short film|
|2014||A Midsummer Night's Dream||Rude Elemental|
|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|
|2018||Sharp Objects||Young Camille Preaker||1 episode|
|2017||The War on Drugs||"Nothing to Find"|
|Sia||"Santa's Coming for Us"|