Who is Olivia Scott Welch?
Olivia Scott Welch is an American actress, perhaps best known to the world as Samantha Fraser in the film “Fear Street: Part One – 1994” (2021), and as Heather Nill in the TV series “Panic” (2021), among other roles she’s secured so far in her young but already successful career.
Olivia Scott Welch Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Olivia Scott Welch was born on 11 February 1998 in Hurst, Texas, USA, the daughter of Kevin Welch and his wife Jill; she has a younger sister named Elizabeth.
She became drawn to performing arts from an early age, especially acting. Her parents loved the art and would take her to movie nights from an early age, and at 11 years old, she was already taking acting classes. The while in high school, she would travel to Los Angeles to audition for her first on-screen roles.
Her high school education background is unknown, but after matriculating, she enrolled at Washburn University. Nevertheless, she became focused more on acting, and moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career.
Olivia made her acting debut in 2015 with the role of Sunny in the television comedy movie “The Dunes Club”, in which she starred with Sophie Sabatini, Daphne Blunt and Conrad Bluth, while the movie was directed by Gary Halvorson.
The same year, Olivia appeared as Olive in the eponymous multiple Primetime Emmy Award-winning series “Modern Family”, which follows three different but related families as they face different tribulations in comedic ways, starring Ed O’Neill, Sofia Vergara and Julie Bowen, among many other stars. She reprised the role of Olive in 2016.
Also in 2016, she was Teen Agnes Cully in the critically acclaimed TV action crime-adventure series “Agent Carter”, which tells the story of Peggy Carter of Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR), recruited by Howard Stark to help him clear his name of treason with the help of his butler, Edwin Jarvis, co-starring Hayley Atwell, James D’Arcy, and Enver Gjokaj.
The Actress Redefining Hollywood Standards
After the initial few appearances, Olivia went on hiatus to focus on schooling, which lasted for four years. She returned to acting in 2019, ready to take on new roles; she started by auditioning for teenage roles, despite being in her 20s. She was ready to redefine Hollywood standards and successfully achieved the task, as she has made a number of successful appearances in blockbuster films, which only launched her to stardom.
Rise to Prominence
In 2019, Olivia appeared in two episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated TV mini crime-drama series “Unbelievable”, about a teenage girl who’s charged with lying about having been raped, but two detectives follow the path to the truth, with Kaitlyn Dever, Toni Collette, and Merritt Wever in the lead roles.
The following year, Olivia featured in the award-winning Cooper Raiff’s romantic comedy-drama film “Shithouse”, with Raiff in the lead role, accompanied by Dylan Gelula and Amy Landecker, about a college freshman who forms a strong bond with his resident assistant during a fraternity party.
The same year, she was announced as Sam Fraser in the horror mystery-drama film “Fear Steet Part One: 1994”. The film is based on the book series of the same name by R. L. Stine, about a group of teenagers living in the town Shadyside, terrorized by an ancient evil responsible for a series of brutal murders that have plagued the town for centuries. Olivia stars as one of the teens alongside Kiana Madeira, Julia Rehwald, Benjamin Flores Jr. and others. The film premiered in June 2021 to rave reviews, and although she didn’t win any award for her work in this supernatural slasher, Olivia received wide praise.
The film is a part of the trilogy, and the second and third films were released in the same year. In the second part, “Fear Street Part Two: 1978” which premiered on 8 July 2021, Olivia’s character is possessed by the ancient evil and restrained by her friends. The film again received rave reviews, and was soon followed by the third and final part, “Fear Street Part Three: 1666” which came out on 14 July, and in which the origins of Sarah Fier’s curse are revealed, and the story is encircled, changing the lives of Shadysiders forever. In this part Olivia portrayed two characters, Hannah Miller and Samantha Fraser.
To speak further of her accomplishments, in 2021, Olivia starred as Heather Nill in the TV crime-drama series “Panic”, which tells the story of a forgotten rural town of Carp, Texas, where its graduating seniors compete in a real-life game in which they confront their deepest fears for the chance of winning life-changing money, co-starring Mike Faist and Jessica Sula, created by Lauren Oliver.
In the same year, Olivia starred with Will Youmans and Sam Maury-Holmes in the horror-comedy film “The Party Slasher”, about four people who get lost in the woods on a camping trip, directed by Teddy Padilla.
Olivia has several upcoming projects, which includes the fantasy horror-drama film “The Blue Rose”, written and directed by George Baron, about two crime-solving detectives but instead of working on a homicide case, they end up in an alternate reality facing their worst nightmares, co-starring Danielle Bisutti and Ray Wise. She will also star in the horror film “The Sacrifice Game” – both of these films are in post-production without a premiere date set. Olivia is credited as a producer of both of these films.
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— Carolyn Anthony (@CAnthonyAssoc) May 7, 2022
According to sources, Olivia Scott Welch’s net worth is estimated at $5 million, as of early 2023.
Personal Life, Dating, Boyfriend, Single?
Olivia is very secretive about her personal life. Her dating history is a mystery to the public, as well as her current relationship status. However, according to reports, she’s currently single and focused on her rising acting career.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Olivia Scott Welch has light brown hair, though she sometimes dyes it red, and has blue eyes. She’s 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, weighs approximately 110lbs (50kgs), with vital statistics of 32-24-33, and bra size 32A.
Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
Olivia is a horror movie buff, and she takes pride in her horror film roles. In the future, she is interested in appearing in the “Scream” franchise.
An avid animal lover, she has a pet dog.
She is part of a screenwriting group, and her hope is to progress to writing her own scripts.