Who is Alyah Chanelle Scott?
A young actress who rose to prominence thanks to her role as Whitney Chase in the comedy-drama series “The Sex Lives of College Girls”, Alyah Chanelle Scott showcased her acting talent, and almost immediately caught the attention of the audience, which led to many fans of the show wanting to know more about her.
If you are one of those interested in her life and her career, keep on scrolling.
Early life, family, and education
Born under the zodiac sign of Cancer on 3 July 1997, Alyah is a native of Houston, Texas USA, and spent most of her childhood in the suburb of Pearland. She holds American nationality and her ethnicity is African-American, but hasn’t shared the names of her parents, although it’s known that her father works at a car company, while her mother is a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) aerospace engineer. It’s believed that Alyah is her parents only child.
When it comes to her childhood days, Alyah loved to act and dance from an early age. She dreamed of becoming an actress, and thus upon matriculating from high school in 2015, she enrolled at the University of Michigan, from which she graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts (Musical Theatre Program).
Alyah began her acting career performing in the productions of the Music Theatre Wichita, and while in college, she landed the female lead role of Nabulungi in the musical “The Book of Mormon” by Matt Stone (book), Trey Parker (lyrics), and Robert Lopez (music), which toured around the US during 2019. Aylah saw the show for the first time in 2014, when the first national tour came in her hometown, and since then had been dreaming of this role.
Alyah made her first movie appearance as McKenna Smith in the short movie “Walk Off”, filmed in 2019, but which has yet to have its debut.
From 2021 to 2022, Alyah played her most notable role to date, as Whitney Chase in “The Sex Lives of College Girls”. Making her first television appearance, Alyah was seen in all 21 episodes alongside Pauline Chalamet, Renee Rapp and Amrit Kaur. The show followed the story of four freshman roommates at Essex College, in Vermont, and these sexually active college girls are a mix of contradictions and hormones who are equally endearing and irrational. Alyah’s character, Whitney is a daughter of a US senator and star soccer player, who had an affair with the team’s assistant coach.
The series received six award nominations, and won the ReFrame Stamp for IMDbPro Top 200 Most Popular TV Titles 2021-2022. According to sources, the show is officially renewed by Home Box Office (HBO) in December 2023.
Concurrently with her role in “The Sex Lives of College Girls”, in 2022, Alyah was seen as Timberly in five episodes of the series “Reboot”, a comedy starring Keegan-Michael Key, Rachel Bloom and Johnny Knoxville, and later that year, she made an appearance in the music video for the song “Too Well” by Renee Rapp, her co-star.
Love life and relationships
Unlike her colleagues, Alyah is very open about her love life. Although she was the subject of numerous rumors concerning her romantic life and her sexual orientation, Aylah hasn’t commented on those assumptions.
She publicly shares photos on her Instagram featuring her boyfriend, and the two seem to be happy and in love. Her boyfriend is also an actor, Simon Longnight, who is perhaps known best for his role as Hendrix in the popular series “The L World: Generation Q”.
The two met back in 2016, while they were both performing in theatre and have been a couple since then. Alyah and Simon are often seen together in public, and they seem to enjoy traveling together, judging by their Instagram posts.
As of April 2023, Alyah is in a relationship, hasn’t been married or engaged, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
One of Alyah’s favorite hobbies is dancing. She likes tap dance, hip-hop, contemporary and ballroom dance.
Alyah likes listening to music and is a big fan of jazz – her favorite singers are Nina Simon, Nat King Cole, and Louis Armstrong.
Thanks to her career as a theatre performer, Aylah has visited several US states, and for pleasure has traveled around the world, visiting many European cities, however, her favorite travel destination is Mexico City.
In her spare time, besides going to the theatre, Alyah likes to watch movies at home, with her family and friends. Her favorite genre is drama, and some of Aylah’s favorite movies are “Aftersun”, “Hidden Figures”, and “Where the Crawdads Sing”. Alyah’s idol and favorite actress is Halle Berry, and her favorite actor is Samuel L. Jackson.
Aylah is an animal lover, and has been part of numerous actions dedicated to the protection of animals, and raising awareness about violence against them.
Alyah Chanelle Scott – The Book of Mormon (c) Julieta Cervantes 2019
Although part of the generation that grew up with the development of technology, she’s not overly active on social networks. She has an Instagram account which has been followed by over 150,000 peopl, and although not having a TikTok profile, videos related to her name have gained over 40 million likes on this social media platform.
She does have a Twitter account, established in January 2014, which has been followed by over 25,000 people – she’s tweeted nearly 10,000 times, mostly about her work.
Age, appearance, and net worth
This 25-year-old newcomer caught the attention of the public because of her beautiful smile, long, curly black hair, and brown eyes. If you’ve wondered how tall Aylah is, she stands at a height of 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and weighs around 110lbs (51kgs), with vital statistics of 34-23-35.
Many critics believe that Aylah is just at the beginning of her career, and that many important roles are waiting for her. However, so far, thanks to her acting talent, she’s earned a decent amount of wealth. According to sources, as of April 2023, Aylah’s net worth has been estimated at over $300,000.