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Who is 12yo movie star Lia McHugh? Age, Parents, Biography

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Who is Lia McHugh?

Lia Ryan McHugh was born on 18 November 2007 under the sign of Scorpio, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA, and is a 12-year-old child actress, already recognized for starring in the role of Abby in “Totem”, playing Mia in “The Lodge”, and featuring as Maggie Singer in “Into The Dark”.

How rich is she, as of now? Lia McHugh Net Worth

As of early 2020, Lia McHugh’s net worth is over $300,000, acquired through her successful career as a child actress both in film and on television since her started her career in 2016.

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She has starred in more than eight TV and film titles so far.

Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity, Siblings

Lia McHugh is an American by nationality, and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group. She spent her early years in her hometown of Pittsburgh, where she was raised by her father, Michael McHugh, who was a baseball pitcher for the Texas Rangers in the minor league, and her mother, Lisa McHugh. She has three three older siblings named Flynn, Logan, and Shea – her younger sibling named Gavin has cerebral palsy, and was adopted from Riga, Latvia.

Gavin is an actor, known for the role of Christopher Diaz in the Fox procedural series “9-1-1”.

Career Beginnings

Lia McHugh started performing as a part of a musical theatre at the age of six, in the role of Mary in the musical “The Secret Garden”. Since all of her siblings are also involved in the entertainment industry as actors and musicians, Lia relocated along with her whole family to Los Angeles, California in 2015, so all of them could pursue their careers further.

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Lia initially made appearances in several television commercials, and in 2016 made her debut acting role by guest-starring as Jacey in the episode “Tunnel Of Death” of the paranormal drama anthology series “A Haunting”, aired on Destination America. The series illustrates the stories of victims who have seen something paranormal.

Breakthrough and Horror Film Titles

Lia McHugh breakthrough role came in 2017, when she featured as Summer Bird Sister in the neo-noir coming-of-age crime drama film “Hot Summer Nights”, which is the film-making debut of Elijah Bynum.

The film follows the life of a teenager who becomes rich as a drug dealer, and features such actors as Alex Roe, Maika Monroe and Timothée Chalamet. It was followed by her portrayal of Abby in the 2017 supernatural horror film “Totem”, directed by Marcel Sarmiento. In 2018, Lia landed the role of young Ashley in the horror film “Along Came The Devil”, which was originally titled “Tell Me Your Name” and directed by Jason DeVan.

“American Woman”

Thereafter, Lia was chosen to portray the main role of Jessica Nolan in the comedy series “American Woman”, which premiered in January 2018 to a mixed reception.

The series was created by John Riggi, and Lia starred in eleven episodes next to such actresses as Alicia Silverstone, Makenna James and Mena Suvari. It was broadcast on Paramount Network until August 2018, after which it was cancelled because of low ratings.

Continued Success

In 2019, Lia starred in the role of Mia in the psychological horror film “The Lodge”, directed by Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz, which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

During the same year, she made an appearance as Maggie Singer in the episode “They Come Knocking” of the horror anthology web television series “Into The Dark”, aired on Hulu.

Upcoming Projects

Also in 2019, Lia was featured in the magazine ‘Glamour Fame’, in which it was announced that she would land the role of Sprite in the upcoming superhero film “Eternals”, directed by Chloé Zhao, which makes her the youngest actor to portray a superhero in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Moreover, Lia made an appearance at the 2019 Comic Con along with Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek and Kumail Nanjiani to promote the upcoming film title, which attracted a lot of attention from the public and fans of MCU.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

The famous child actress has short blonde hair and blue eyes. She is still growing and currently stands at a height of 4ft 6ins (1.38m), while her weight is around 77lbs (35kgs). Her current vital statistics are 34-24-34, dress size 4 (US) and shoe size 6.5 (US).

Personal Life and Hobbies

Even though she has a crush on someone, Lia McHugh is too young to get involved into a relationship. In her spare time, she enjoys sharing selfie photos on her official Instagram account. Lia also enjoys singing, and hanging out with her siblings and friends. She is also an animal lover.

About the author

Olivia Clarke

Joined Biography.Today in February 2020. Formerly Assistant Editor of Radar Magazine. Studied Journalism at City University.

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