Who is Zyra Gorecki?
An American social media star, TV personality and actress, Zyra Gorecki was born in Michigan, USA on 4 July 2002, so Cancer’s her zodiac sign. She has only two acting credits to her name, and is perhaps known best for playing Izzy Harris in the popular mystery science fiction series “La Brea”, created by David Appelbaum, and which stars Natalie Zea, Eoin Macken and Chike Okonkwo. The series follows a group of people who’ve fallen through a massive sinkhole in Los Angeles, California, and have found themselves in a primeval world; the series has been airing since 2021 and has won one of its five award nominations.
Early life and the accident
Zyra and her sister Bailee Gorecki were raised in Michigan by their father Steve and mother Barb, however, nothing else has been shared about Zyra’s family, as she respects their privacy.
She grew up being physically highly active, running nearly every morning and playing a number of sports with her elementary school peers, including soccer and volleyball. Zyra was 13 when she was involved in a logging accident, which led to her leg having to be amputated; although she fell into depression, Zyra eventually received a prosthesis, and returned to living almost the same life as before.
She matriculated from a local high school in 2020, and then enrolled at college, from which she should be graduating in 2024.
Acting credits and TV show appearances
In 2016, Zyra played Stuck Pedestrian in the episode “One Hundred” of the popular action series “Chicago Fire”, which has been airing since 2012, was created by Derek Haas and Michael Brandt, and stars Eamonn Walker, Christian Stolte and Taylor Kinney. It follows a group of paramedics and firefighters working in Chicago, Illinois, and the series has won six of its 29 award nominations.
In 2021, Zyra appeared in an episode of the talk-shows “Today”, “The Kelly Clarkson Show” and “Hollywood First Look Features”.
#LaBreaNBC’s Zyra Gorecki is making history as the first limb-different actor to star in a network series! Today on Kelly, find out the surprising career she almost pursued instead of acting 👀 pic.twitter.com/fiu5L80oLT
— The Kelly Clarkson Show (@KellyClarksonTV) October 6, 2021
Most popular YouTube videos
Zyra doesn’t have her own YouTube channel, but a number of videos featuring her have been posted onto other people’s channels, and these have helped her expand her fanbase on the internet; we’re going to mention three of the most watched videos amongst these.
Her #1 video “Survival is the Only Way Home | La Brea Season 2 Official Trailer | NBC” was uploaded by NBC on 21 September 2022, and has since been watched over 3.6 million times; it’s the trailer for the second season of the popular series “La Brea”.
Zyra’s second most popular video “Zyra Gorecki Wanted To Become A Mortician Before Acting” was uploaded by The Kelly Clarkson Show on 7 October 2021, and has since been watched over 16,000 times; it features Zyra making a guest appearance in “The Kelly Clarkson Show”, and talking about having wanted to become a mortician before acting.
Her #3 most viewed video – “Interview with Zyra Gorecki, Star of NBC’s La Brea and Disability Advocate” – has been viewed more than 5,000 times since it was uploaded by Including You on 25 March 2022, and features her being interviewed by social media personality Daisy.
Zyra’s active on various social media networks, and is followed by over 11,000 people on Instagram, while she’s uploaded more than 70 pictures and videos onto her account; her bio section reads ‘just a one-legged girl doing her best in a big, scary world’, and most of her content features her shooting for the series “La Brea”.
Zyra doesn’t have her own Twitter account, but has been mentioned in many other people’s tweets, as she’s the first amputee actor/actress to play one of the lead characters in a popular TV series.
Zyra isn’t active on TikTok, but numerous videos featuring her have been uploaded onto the network by other users, and these have been watched over 6.2 million times.
She has a Facebook profile, but doesn’t allow her fans to befriend her as she’s using the account only to keep in touch with her friends and family members.
Love life and relationships
Zyra’s amongst the most secretive of American actresses, as she hasn’t spoken about a single man, or woman whom she’s been with.
This has led some of her fans to believe that she’s lesbian, pointing out that Zyra hasn’t been seen spending time in public with any man who could perhaps be her boyfriend, nor has she featured any in the pictures which she’s uploaded onto her social media accounts. Some have claimed to have seen Zyra and a girlfriend holding hands and kissing in public, but no evidence has been provided to support any of these claims, nor has Zyra addressed these rumors.
There are also those who believe that she’s today simply focused on her career, and is not pursuing love.
Zyra seems to be single as of February 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Zyra’s recently become a model, having signed a contract with Bravo Talent Management.
She’s a huge lover of animals and enjoys spending her spare time in nature, which is only one of the reasons why she loves her role in the series “La Brea”.
Some of Zyra’s favorite foods are spaghetti, pizza and Caesar salad.
She’s a talented painter, and has shown off some of her work in her Instagram uploads.
Zyra doesn’t shy away from uploading pictures which show her prosthetic leg onto her Instagram account,.
She’s physically quite active ,and works out at the gym together with her co-stars multiple times every week, thus her slim figure.
Some of Zyra’s favorite actresses are Emma Watson, Zendaya and Scarlett Johansson, and her favorite movies include the franchise “Harry Potter”, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and “Malcolm & Marie”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Zyra’s age is 20. She has blue eyes and brown hair, is 6ft (1.83m) tall and weighs about 165lbs (74kgs).
Zyra’s net worth’s been estimated at over $500,000, as of February 2023.