Who is Daveigh Chase?

Daveigh Elizabeth Chase-Schwallier was born in Las Vegas, Nevada USA, on 24 July 1990 – her zodiac sign is Leo, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress and a musician, with over 50 acting credits to her name, while she’s perhaps still known best for her voicing of the main character Lilo, in the critically acclaimed 2002 animated adventure comedy film “Lilo & Stitch”. It was directed by Dean DeBlois, also starred Chris Sanders and Tia Carrere, and follows a young girl who has adopted a dog, which is actually a dangerous alien; the movie won 11 of the 39 awards for which it was nominated, including an Oscar nomination.

Early life and education

Daveigh was raised alongside her younger brother Cade in Albany, Oregon by their father John Schwallier, and their mother Cathy Chase; she chose to change to her current surname after her parents divorced.

Daveigh watched the kid’s show “Barney & Friends” nearly every day while growing up, and it was this show that stirred her interested in acting. Her parents supported her new-found passion, and took her to various auditions; she was eight years old when she launched her acting career in 1998, with her portrayal of Little Girl in the episode “Christmas Amnesia” of the family fantasy comedy series “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”. The following year saw her make her debut film appearance in the drama “Michael Landon, the Father I Knew”, while she also appeared in the romantic crime thriller “Her Married Lover”.

Daveigh continued acting throughout her years of education. She attended a local high school in Albany, and upon matriculating in 2008, she focused on acting, and didn’t enroll at college.

Roles in TV series

She started off the 2000s by making a guest appearance in numerous series, such as the fantasy mystery drama “Charmed”, the mystery crime drama “The Practice”, and the romantic drama “ER”.

Daveigh gained recognition in 2003 and 2004, when she portrayed Joyce in the TV adventure comedy series “Oliver Beene”, created by Howard Gewirtz, and which starred Grant Shaud, Wendy Makkena and Grant Rosenmeyer; the series is set in 1962, and follows the lives of an 11-year-old boy and his family.

Between 2003 and 2006, Daveigh voiced Lilo in the animated comedy adventure “Lilo & Stitch: The Series”, and she then returned to guest appearances in episodes of various series, including the mystery crime drama “Without a Trace”.

Between 2006 and 2011, she starred as Rhonda Volmer in the drama “Big Love”. Created by Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer, it also starred Bill Paxton, Jeanner Tripplehorn and Chloe Sevigny, and follows a man and his three wives; the series won seven of the 61 award for which it was nominated, including nine Primetime Emmy nominations. This marked Daveigh’s most recent role in a series, as she has since been focused on appearing solely in movies, although

concurrently, between 2007 and 2010, Daveigh voiced the lead character Betsy in the animated family drama “Betsy’s Kindergarten Adventures”,

Roles in movies

In 2000, Daveigh was cast to portray Dentist’s Daughter in the comedy “Robbers”, and the same year saw her play Anna in the comedy drama “From Where I Sit”, and Sally in the drama “Edgar MaCobb Presents”.

She gained recognition in 2001, when cast to play Samantha Darko in the evergreen science fiction mystery drama “Donnie Darko”, written and directed by Richard Kelly, and which starred Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone and Mary McDonnell. It follows a young man who’s being talked into committing crimes by a man in a big rabbit suit – the movie won 12 of the 28 awards for which it was nominated. A couple of Daveigh’s following notable performances were in the 2001 science fiction drama “A. I. Artificial Intelligence”, the English version of the 2001 animated family adventure “Spirited Away” (voice role), and the 2001 comedy “Say Uncle”.

Daveigh Chase

In 2002, we saw her play the villain Samara in the hit mystery horror “The Ring”, directed by Gore Verbinski, and which starred Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson and Brian Cox. It follows a strange videotape which kills it’s viewers a week after they have watched it; the movie won 14 of the 26 awards for which it was nominated. Some of her other roles in the 2000s worth mentioning were in the 2003 romantic comedy drama “Carolina”, and in the same year the animated adventure comedy “Stitch! The Movie” (voice role), and the 2009 science fiction mystery drama “S. Darko” (the not-so-successful sequel to “Donnie Darko”).

Daveigh’s three most recent roles in movies have been in the 2015 romantic thriller “Wild in Blue”, the 2016 mystery horror drama “Jack Goes Home”, and the same year the thriller “American Romance”; she hasn’t been active in the film industry since then, but hasn’t officially retired either.

Other credits

She has performed five songs in four TV series: “Lilo & Stitch: The Series” in 2003, “Oliver Beene” in 2004, “Leroy & Stitch” in 2006, and “Big Love” in 2007.

Daveigh can be seen featured in various short video documentaries, including “’Donnie Darko’: Production Diary” in 2004, “The Story Room: The Making of ‘Lilo & Stitch’” in 2005, and “The Making of ‘S. Darko’” in 2009.

In 2002, she voiced Lilo in the video games “Lilo & Stitch” and “Lilo & Stitch: Hawaiian Adventure”, and most recently, in 2016 she voiced Kiwako Seto in the game “Let It Die”.

Awards and nominations

Daveigh has won three awards, all in 2003 – a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role – Age Ten or Under, and an Annie Award for Outstanding Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production, both for her performance in “Lilo & Stitch”; she also won an MTV Movie Award for Best Villain, for “The Ring”.

She was also nominated for a 2002 Young Artist Award, and two 2003 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards.

Love life and boyfriend

Daveigh prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, and there’s only a single man whom she has been with that the public knows about.

Back in 2009, she was in a relationship with Erik Per Sullivan, a now retired American actor, who’s probably still known best for his portrayal of Dewey, in the comedy series “Malcolm in the Middle”; Daveigh and Erik were together for close to a year, before splitting ways.

There are some of Daveigh’s fans who believe her to be either lesbian or bisexual, and that this is why she hasn’t spoken of any men whom she has dated since her split from Erik, however, this hasn’t been confirmed by Daveigh, nor has any evidence been provided to support these claims.

As of October 2021, she seems to be single, hasn’t married, and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Daveigh’s highly active on Instagram, and seems to be enjoying the attention which she’s receiving from her close to 50,000 followers. She’s uploaded over 900 pictures, the majority of which have been taken during her everyday life.

She’s a huge animal lover, and her pet cat and pet dog can be seen featured in some of her Instagram pictures and videos.

Daveigh likes to travel, and has driven her camper around the US.

She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Jim Carrey, the late Heath Ledger, and Julia Roberts – a couple of Daveigh’s favorite movies include “Bruce Almighty”, “The Dark Knight” and “The Runaway Bride”.

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Problems with the authorities

In either 2016 or 2017, Daveigh was being investigated for driving a dying man to an emergency room, leaving him there, and then driving away; it wasn’t confirmed that she was the driver.

In November 2017, she was arrested for driving a stolen car, and around half a year later, Daveigh was arrested again, this time for being in possession of drugs.

Age, measurements and net worth

Daveigh’s age is 31. She has long brown hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 7ins (1.71m) and she weighs around 132lbs (60kgs).

As of October 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $500,000.

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