Who is Lily Chee?
Lily Chee was born on September 19, 2003 in Brooklyn, New York City, USA, of Chinese descent on her father’s side. She is both an actress and a model, best known for appearing in the Marvel Netflix television series “Daredevil”, portraying a young Elektra. She has also modeled for several high profile brands and has a strong following on social media websites such as Instagram.
Lily Chee’s net worth
As of early 2020, Lily Chee’s net worth is estimated to be over $100,000 already, earned through success in her various endeavors. She has earned valuable contracts in the modeling world and her acting has also brought some wealth.
She has also received sponsorships and collaborations thanks to her large online following.
Early life and career beginnings
Lily grew up alongside two sisters. Initially, she did not intend to pursue a modeling career. During her childhood, she loved to go out and participate in outdoor activities, and she played a few sports, focusing on soccer in school and with friends. She also often accompanied her father, who often travels abroad for his work.
Finally, on one of her field trips, she was noticed by model scouts, just after soccer practice. She was approached and accepted an offer to sign with Wilhelmina Models as she was thrilled with the chance to pursue a modeling career.
Wilhelmina is a modeling and talent agency based in New York, although it has offices in other parts of the US – it is named after model Wilhelmina Cooper who founded the company in the 1960s. While best known for managing high-profile models, it also manages other talents, including athletes, artists, and musicians.
Work as a model
Chee quickly took on professional projects as many companies were immediately interested in contracting her for campaigns. She started working with Target, one of the largest retail companies in the country, and dates back to 1902, although the name Target itself was coined sometime in the 1970s.
While the company has had numerous problems in the past, it regained momentum in the 2010s, making it one of the top earning companies in the US in recent years. She matched Target’s audience as it was looking to invest in marketing for younger and more image-conscious shoppers.
After working at Target, she signed a modeling contract with Old Navy, a clothing and accessories company originally based in San Francisco that has numerous flagship stores across the country, including in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle. Company lives up to its name from the Parisian bar Old Navy Café that inspired its creator.
It is a subsidiary of Gap, with Old Navy previously known as Gap Warehouse until 1994. She appeared in print campaigns and advertisements for the brand.
Transition to acting
In addition to modeling, Lily also expressed interest in pursuing an acting career and also sought projects from her management. She was later cast in the Netflix television series “Daredevil”, which is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, and is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), starring Charlie Cox alongside Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson.
The show was successful during its three seasons and even spawned a spin-off called “The Punisher”, also based on a Marvel character. During her time on the show, she portrayed a younger version of the character Elektra played by Elodie Yung.
The sequences she was involved in depict her training and the hardships she went through, which led her to the assassin she would become. Despite positive reviews, “Daredevil” was cancelled by Netflix, a move that later marked the end of Netflix’s partnership with Marvel. In 2017, she was cast in the movie “Sunset Park” portraying a young version of Jessica Rho.
She did not let her modeling career stagnate despite all these projects and continued as a runway model at the Petite Parade Fashion Show.
Chee gained a lot of fame for her projects, and her acting in particular gained a huge following. Her social media pages quickly gained attention, and most importantly her Instagram is said to have more than 1.4 million followers. She mainly posts about some of her daily endeavors, often doing photo shoots. She occasionally goes to tropical areas and also shows off her outfits while out and about in the city.
She has expanded her reach to other platforms and started a YouTube channel which she started promoting through Instagram. The channel started sometime in late 2019 and she has uploaded a few videos to it, capturing a video every month, covering topics such as her skin care routine, and behind the scenes in her work with Marc Jacobs. She has also posted a few video blogs (vlogs) showcasing recent travels – she has recently been to Mexico and Hawaii and enjoyed the beaches and other sights of these places. She also does a few sponsored posts, although not so much as she regularly gets work with high-profile brands.
Lily is single and does not speak publicly about her romantic endeavors. She shows no signs that she is dating or interested in dating. She is still young at the age of 16 and is likely focused on her work, though it is unknown if she is currently continuing her education or homeschooling. She is responsible for helping her sister find a modeling career, while all the siblings have become social media stars in their own right. She also does charitable work in her spare time and often collaborates with the Pencils of Promise foundation, which helps provide education to parts of the developing world such as Ghana, Laos and Guatemala.