Liza Koshy Biography
Liza Koshy (Elizabeth Shaila Koshy) is an American actress, comedian, television personality, and renowned YouTuber. She started her career on Vine in 2013 and later shifted to YouTube. Koshy featured as Violet Adams in the Hulu drama television series Freakish (between 2016 and 2017)
Some of her most memorable roles include Aday Walker in the film Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016) and The Explorer in Escape the Night (2017).
Having a strong base in her hometown, Houston, Texas, she was introduced to a duo-language educational program. On this platform, Liza learned to speak Spanish. All she has been since childhood is diversity. Her father is Indian, while her mother is of German descent.
In 2014, she joined Lumar High School and later enrolled at the University of Houston to study business marketing. Later in 2015, she left college to pursue her career in Los Angeles.
In 2013, she started posting comic videos on the Vine platform under the account Lizza. For four years, she kept on posting comic videos, where every day she grew her following on the platform. By the time Vine closed in 2017, Liza had 7 million followers. She then created a YouTube channel where she started getting significant traffic in 2016.
In November 2016, just before the 2016 United States elections, Koshy interviewed President Barrack Obama on her YouTube Channel to encourage mass voter registration. Her videos basically depict her loud facial expressions, quick pace, and her dedication to acting as ridiculous as possible. Furthermore, in some of her videos, Liza takes serious issues (those inducing anxiety, internet trolls) and makes them accessible to her viewers with a lighter note of comedy.
However, she suspended posting videos to her main YouTube account in early 2018 to have a full-time focus on acting and television hosting. In 2019, she made a comeback, posting hilarious comic videos with a better version than before.
In 2017, Liza was named the fastest YouTube personality to get to 10 million subscribers. Two years down, her main YouTube channel had over 17 million subscribers and more than 2 billion views. On the other hand, her second YouTube channel has 8 million subscribers. In addition to her social handles, Koshy has 17 million followers on Instagram, more than 11 million on Tiktok, and more than 2.9 on Twitter.
Liza Acting Career
In 2016, she made her debut appearance in Hulu’s original horror series Freakish casting as Violet Adams. She still had a role in the show’s second season in 2017. Similarly, in 2016, she had a role, Aday Walker in the horror-comedy film, Boo! A Madea Halloween. The same year, she also featured herself in her YouTube premium series, Jingle Balin. In 2017, she also [layed a recurring role, The explorer, in the YouTube premium mystery-reality series Escape the Nights.
She now features and co-produces a YouTube premium comedy series, Liza on Demand which debuted in 2018. Liza is set to feature in the Netflix dance-comedy film Work It, alongside Sabrina Carpenter (2019).
Far from her comedy, Liza hosted the live preshow at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards which had 2.7 million viewers on Twitter, a record for Twitter. She was also one of the main hosts of the Total Request Live on MTV between 2017-2019 while serving as a producer and developer of content for MTV.
Liza’s advertisements for Beats Electronics draw four times more viewers than their celebrities. In addition, she collaborates with The Giving Keys, a jewelry company that employs, supports, and unites the formerly homeless people on a necklace collection. Liza is also the chair of “When We All Vote” an initiative dedicated to increasing voter participation in her country. Koshy also advertises Beyond Meat.
In addition, Koshy has won four Streamy Awards and Teen Choice Awards, and a Kids’ Choice Award.
Liza Koshy Age
How old is Liza Koshy? Liza is 26 years old as of 2022. She was born Elizabeth Shaila Koshy on March 31, 1996, in Houston, Texas, the United States of America. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on the 31st of March every year, and her birth sign is Aries.
Liza Koshy Boyfriend
Koshy has not recently shown any hints on dating. However, between 2015 and 2018, Liza was dating her ex-boyfriend David Dobrik. Dobrik is a YouTuber just like her. Their relationship had caught the attention of many of their followers where they used to share great moments together.
In 2018, they announced their break-up on YouTube. This viral video attracted over 35 million views all on the pretty look and astonishment of how such a decorated relationship would end. However, their fans commented that it ended in an amicable and healthy way.
Liza Koshy Parents
Elizabeth was born to her father Jose Koshy and mother Jean Carol Hertzler. Jose Koshy is of Indian origin who is a practicing petroleum executive. Elsewhere, her mother Jean is a Yoga instructor. In addition, she has two elder sisters.
Elizabeth Shaila has two elder and lovely sisters; Olivia Koshy and Rachel Koshy.
Liza Koshy’s Height
Koshy stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 1 inch tall. (Approx. 1.52m)
Liza Koshy Net Worth
Liza has an estimated net worth of $6 million. Her income is mainly attributed to her successful career as an actress.
Liza Koshy Movies| Television Shows
- Liza on Demand (2018)
- Freakish (2016-2017)
- Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)
- Escape the Night (2006)
- Work It
- My Little Pony: A New Generation
- Cat Person