Who is Lulu Wilson?
Lulu Wilson, born on 7th October 2005, in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City, USA, is a young actress known for her roles in box office horror hits. Measuring 5ft 2ins (152cm) tall, and weighing 110lbs (50kgs), the baby-faced thespian has been active in the industry since she was a toddler, and has amassed thousands of fans thanks to her talents.
Lulu enjoys a close bond with her family, and frequently shouts them out on social media, especially her two older sisters Daisy and Millie, with whom she grew up in Manhattan.
The actress doesn’t share many photos of her mother and father online, but we do know that she and her sisters were raised in a supportive two-parent household.
At just three years old, Lulu charmed small-screen viewers by appearing in advertisements. It’s clear that her parents placed high hopes in her acting career, and did everything possible to help make her into a notable personage. Luckily, their efforts paid off.
Lulu’s Acting Career
Lulu’s first credited acting role came along in 2012, when she appeared in an episode of “Louie”. The series won three Primetime Emmys along with 20 other awards, and was nominated several dozen times from 2010 to 2015.
Despite Lulu’s role in the series being small, it definitely helped her get into the right circles.
Two years later, Lulu returned to TV in “Black Box”, a series about a secretive neuroscientist who suffers from mental illness. Appearing in three episodes, Lulu brought to life the younger version of main character Catherine Black.
In the same year, Lulu would find her niche in horror movies, with a role in “Deliver Us from Evil”, which won an iHorror Award in the Best Horror Makeup category. Big names in the acting industry such as Eric Bana and Olivia Munn joined the cast, ensuring that the star-studded film with a $30 million budget became a box office hit.
Perhaps one of Lulu’s best years as an actress, 2014 was also when she landed her first recurring role, in the family-friendly sitcom “The Millers”, appearing in 23 episodes as Mikayla. As one of the main characters, Lulu got plenty of screen time, and was a beloved figure of the show until it ended in 2015.
Stepping out of the box after “The Millers” came to an end, Lulu played Victoria, the main character alongside Heather Matarazzo and Margot Bingham, in the unrated movie “Her Composition”. Stephan Littger’s unique plotline, which centered around a composition student turned escort who uses her clients as muses, was lauded by critics, and the movie was nominated for ten awards.
“Ouija” and “Annabelle”
Following the success of “Her Composition”, Lulu appeared in three episodes of the comedy series “Inside Amy Schumer”, before accepting the role of a lifetime in “Ouija: Origin of Evil”, and being catapulted into the spotlight. Written and directed by Mike Flanagan, the movie raked in almost $82 million dollars at the box office, almost ten times its budget. Lulu played Elizabeth Reaser’s on-screen daughter Doris Zander, and stunned viewers with her performance. The movie was praised for being better than its predecessor, “Ouija”, partly thanks to Lulu’s acting skills as her character was possessed by a malignant spirit.
In an October 2016 interview, Lulu confessed that her family owned a Ouija board, and that her father sometimes asked her if she wanted to play; however, she never did. Of the movie itself, she said: “Being that character, it’s kind of strange, I’m not really used to being this possessed girl. But also one of my favorite films that I’ve ever shot”.
Thanks to her acting prowess in the second installment of the “Ouija” saga, Lulu scored a role in 2017 production “Annabelle: Creation”, working with renowned director David F. Sandberg. This time round, Lulu was one of the secondary characters, and shared the screen with Anthony LaPaglia, Samara Lee, Miranda Otto, and Brad Greenquist.
Horror movies are definitely Lulu’s lane, because in an interview she discussed her belief in ghosts, and admitted that the set of the movie was “more creepy and eerie than it was scary”. The dedicated actress also learned how to cry on cue during the filming of “Annabelle: Creation”, showing how much effort she puts into her craft.
Another notable role that deserves an honorary mention is Lulu’s role in the 2018 mini-series “The Haunting of Hill House”, based on the Shirley Jackson novel of the same name. Lulu’s co-star Henry Thomas won a Saturn Award in the Best Actor in Streaming Presentation category, while screenwriter Meredith Averill won a Bram Stoker Award in the Screenplay category.
The miniseries also did well at the 2018 IGN Awards, walking away with awards in the Best TV Series, Best New TV Series, and Best New Drama Series classifications.
Despite her success in the genre, Lulu seems to be turning away from horror movies as of late, perhaps to avoid being “boxed in”. Her latest movie role as of 2021 was in the straight-to-TV comedy production “Valley Trash”, in which she starred alongside Jason Lee.
So, what does Lulu’s future hold? In a 2020 interview, the teen admitted that she didn’t necessarily see herself as an actress in the future, and added: “I’ve always wanted to be a writer and director. To be behind the camera for a change and be able to use my creativity to build a whole world has always been a dream of mine”. Whatever Lulu decides to do next, we’re sure that she’ll triumph.
Lulu’s Net Worth
Reliable sources confirm that as of late-2021, Lulu’s net worth is around $1 million, mainly thanks to her roles in box office hits “Ouija: Origin of Evil” and “Annabelle: Creation”. Even if she didn’t get paid much at the time for being a relative unknown, the adolescent is now said to earn an impressive $20,000 per series’ episode thanks to her prior acting accomplishments.
Lulu hasn’t hinted at any new projects recently, although she did appear in an episode of Amazon Prime series “Modern Love” in August 2021. It’s also important to note that she is only 16 years old as of late 2021, and could very well be choosing to focus on her education.