Who is Miya Cech?
Miya Cech was born on March 4, 2007 in Tokyo, Japan, and is a actress, perhaps best known for her work in the Netflix science fiction “Rim of the World”, portraying the character Zhen Zhen. Other notable projects she has already had during her career are ‘The Darkest Minds’ and ‘The Thundermans’.
The wealth of Miya Cech
As of mid 2020, Miya Cech’s net worth is estimated to be over $350,000 earned through a short but successful career as an actress so far. Her largest recorded pay was about $10,000 per episode. Although she is relatively new to the acting world, her wealth will likely continue to grow as she remains active in the profession.
Early life and career beginnings
Miya was born in Tokyo, and although the circumstances are unknown, she was put up for adoption and accepted by an American family. She moved to California shortly after birth and grew up alongside three siblings, two of whom were also adopted. At a young age, she developed an interest in acting and was supported by her mother. She had the right timing coming when diversity was highly sought after in numerous films.
At the age of four, she started modeling, posed for magazines and did a few commercials.
She was very enthusiastic about the work and made her debut in 2015 as a guest on the CBS show “Hawaii Five-0”. The police procedural show is a reboot of the popular 1970s show of the same name. It tells the story of a police task force operating in Hawaii under the governor of the state. The show ran for about ten years and ended in 2020.
Her experience there opened up more opportunities for her, and in 2015, she was subsequently cast in the Nickelodeon show “The Thundermans” starring Chris Tallman, Kira Kosarin, and Jack Griffo.
It tells the story of a family who has super powers but tries to live a normal life in a fictional city. The siblings are at odds with each other, as one wants to be a superhero while the other dreams of being a villain. The stories progress with the family and eventually gain recognition as superheroes within the much larger community. She was not a part of the show throughout its run, although she appeared in a recurring fashion.
The following year, she continued her experience while tackling the horror genre and was cast in the sixth series of ‘American Horror Story’ called ‘Roanoke’. The show features cast members from previous seasons, as well as new characters, and follows the story of a married couple who move to North Carolina to film a paranormal documentary.
In the second half of the season, the show shifts its storytelling to more of a found footage type presentation as the couple’s fate and documentary production are shown. This iteration of the show was praised for its understated theme – and darker style compared to the previous season.
Rise to fame
After “American Horror Story”, she started doing independent film work, including a number of short films – “Unbound” and “Angeltown”. She also appeared as a guest in a sketch segment for the talk show “The Talk”.
More recently, in 2018, she was cast in the movie “The Darkest Minds” based on the novel of the same name written by Alexandra Bracken and starring Mandy Moore, Gwendoline Christie, Amandla Stenberg and Harris Dickinson. It tells the story of a group of teens and children who develop super powers, leading to them being pursued by the government. While the show showed great promise, especially with the producers of “Stranger Things” and “Arrival”, it did not fare well critically and received mostly negative reviews, criticized for its lack of personality and lackluster acting; it made only a small amount of money from its budget by comparison.
The movie is just an adaptation of the first of four novels, and while the director is hopeful of a sequel, it’s highly unlikely due to the poor reception.
Cech had a series of projects in 2019, starting with the movie “Rim of the World” which was released through Netflix, directed by McG and inspired by the 1980s kid-oriented action movies. The film tells the story of a group of kids who meet at a summer camp, all from different backgrounds, and who happen to find themselves in an adventure involving aliens and possibly the fate of the world. The film was very popular upon release, especially in the UK.
Her next project was “Always Be My Maybe” starring Randall Park and Ali Wong. It tells the story of two former childhood friends and teenage romantic partners who begin to experience different anxieties when they run into each other again and discover that they still have feelings for each other. While the film was released in theaters, it had a much wider release on Netflix. The film received mostly positive reviews fueled by the great performances of the cast members. Since then, Miya has not taken on a single new project and, like many others, will stay away from any production while the coronavirus continues to be an issue in many areas.
Miya is single and she is not yet of age to be interested in long-term relationships. She is considered one of the best child actors of recent years by several digital publications, and is considered to be highly intelligent. Aside from her acting projects, she mostly remains active online to connect with her fans. She recently spoke out in response to the riots in the US and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd. She supports the rights of all races and spoke out against racism and discrimination.