Who is 12-year-old movie star Lia McHugh? Age, parents, biography

Who is Lia McHugh?

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

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How rich is she right now? Lia McHugh net worth

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

She has acted in more than eight TV and movie titles to date.

Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity, Siblings

Lia McHugh is an American by nationality and belongs to the 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 brother named Gavin has cerebral palsy, and was adopted from Riga, Latvia.

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

Career start

Lia McHugh began performing as part of a musical theater 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 moved to Los Angeles, California along with her entire family in 2015 so that they could all pursue their careers.

Lia Mchugh

Lia initially appeared in several TV commercials and made her acting debut in 2016 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 movie titles

Lia McHugh’s breakthrough came in 2017, when she was featured as Summer Bird Sister in the neo-noir coming-of-age crime drama film ‘Hot Summer Nights’, the screen debut of Elijah Bynum.

The film follows the life of a teenager who gets rich as a drug dealer, starring 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 movie “Along Came The Devil”, originally titled “Tell Me Your Name” and directed by Jason DeVan.

“American Woman”

After that, Lia was chosen to play the lead 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 alongside actresses such as Alicia Silverstone, Makenna James and Mena Suvari. It aired on Paramount Network until August 2018, after which it was canceled due to low ratings.

Continued success

In 2019, Lia played 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.

The same year, she appeared as Maggie Singer in the episode “They Come Knocking” of the horror anthology web television series “Into The Dark”, airing on Hulu.

Upcoming projects

Also in 2019, Lia was featured in ‘Glamour Fame’ magazine announcing that she is playing the role of sprite in the upcoming superhero movie “Eternals”directed by Chloe Zhaomaking her the youngest actor to play a superhero in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Moreover, Lia appeared at the Comic Con 2019 along with Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek and Kumail Nanjiani to promote the upcoming movie title, which attracted a lot of attention from MCU audiences and fans.

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 4 ft 6 in (1.38 m) while her weight is around 77 lbs (35 kg). Her current vitals 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 into a relationship. In her free time, she likes to share 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.


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