Vivien Lyra Blair is an American child actress who began her career when she was five years old, with a performance in the movie “Band Aid”, and rose to stardom with her appearance in the 2018 film “Bird Box.”
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Vivien Lyra Blair hails from Los Angeles, California, and was born under the Gemini zodiac sign on 4 June 2012, which makes her 11 years old as of 2023. She’s the daughter of the Digital Marketer, Musician, and Skateboarder Andrew A. Blair, and his wife, Liz Blair, who is a housewife; she has a brother, but hasn’t revealed his name.
Blair attended a local elementary school in Los Angeles, and the child actress is currently in middle school. Her parents also enrolled her in piano classes at an early age.
Hobbies and interests
Blair is an avid animal lover, and spends most of her spare time playing with cats and dogs – she’s adopted three cats.
The young actress has revealed that she’s been a vegetarian since she was born, stating in a previous interview that it’s because of her love for animals. She also revealed that her favorite vegetables are green beans and asparagus, but that she’s ‘still working on liking spinach.’
She is also very physically active, and learned how to cycle on her own. She is training in Taekwondo.
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Film and TV Appearances
Vivien made her film debut in 2017, when she was cast as Isis in the comedy-drama “Band Aid,” which starred Lister-Jones, Fred Armisen, and Adam Pally – the film was also Zoe Lister-Jones’ directing debut. In 2018, she caught the public’s attention with her praised portrayal of Olympia/Girl in the Susanne Bier-directed post-apocalyptic horror film “Bird Box,” which was based on a 2014 eponymous novel by Josh Malerman. She shared the screen with the acclaimed American actress Sandra Bullock, from whom she learned a lot. The movie follows the life of Malorie Hayes (portrayed by Bullock) as she tries to protect her two children from mysterious entities, which make people kill themselves when they look at them – Vivien appeared blindfolded in most scenes. 2018 also saw her appear as Serenity Jones in six episodes of the Paramount Network miniseries “Waco.”
Blair was cast as Guppy in the sequel of the 2005 film, “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D” entitled “We Can Be Heros” in 2020. Her taekwondo skills came in handy during the shooting of the American superhero film, and in a Netflix behind-the-scenes video, she recalled ‘…when the stunt coordinator learned I know taekwondo, he was thrilled. And I got a lot more of my own stunts.’ “The Daily Telegraph” praised her performance in the movie, describing it as ‘very funny’ and ‘just absurd.’ 2020 also saw the young actress appear in three episodes of the NBC sitcom “Indebted”, and her following roles were in the crime thriller movie “The Guilty” in 2021, and the 2022 drama film “Dear Zoe,” which was based on the 2004 eponymous teen novel written by Philip Beard.
2022 saw Blair land the role of Leia Organa in the Disney+ TV miniseries, “Obi-Wan Kenobi.” The Joby Harold-written series, which was part of the acclaimed “Star Wars” franchise, stars Ewan McGregor. Blair’s performance received unanimous acclaim and the American media firm, Variety, said that the young actress ‘handles her precocious lines with aplomb.’ The Californian actress will appear in the upcoming supernatural horror movie “The Boogeyman” in June 2023.
2019 saw Blair make her first video game appearance in the Furious Bee and Sam Barlow game “Telling Lies.” The British daily newspaper “The Guardian” described her as ‘an unexpected joy with adorable confidence’ for voicing Alba.
Awards and Nominations
Vivien was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Streaming Series for her performance in “Obi-Wan Kenobi” in 2022. In the same year, she was nominated for a Pena de Prata for Breakthrough Performance in a Limited Series for her performance in the same TV series.
Social Media Presence
Blair is active on Instagram (@vivienlyrablair) with over 225,000 followers, and also on Facebook with around 14,000 fans. She’s populated her account with her photos engaging in fun activities such as playing chess and hanging out with her girlfriends. Blair’s parents manage her career and social media accounts.
Blair is still very young and is not in a romantic relationship with anyone. She is seemingly solely focused on her blossoming acting career. She seemingly shares a very strong bond with her parents, whom she calls her favorite superheroes during interviews. She likes uploading their pictures onto Facebook, and posted her photo having dinner with her mother and the cast of the film “Dear Zoe” on a Sunday in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, saying that it was very cold there, and that she missed home. Her Facebook account has another post giving shoutouts to her father – he’s seen giving her a peck, and its caption read “Happy Father’s Day!…to all the dads that make their kids as happy as mine makes me…thank you!’
Blair enjoys celebrating her favorite festival Halloween with her family. She is currently living in Los Angeles, California, together with her parents. She follows the Christianity religion.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Blair is of Caucasian ethnicity, and has a set of blue eyes and long blonde hair. She is 4ft 3ins (1.30m) tall and weighs approximately 65lbs (29kgs); she wears shoe size 4(US). She is still growing and her body measurements will no doubt change.
Vivien has become famous and is already rich from her acting career. The child actress has a net worth of close to $2 million as of 2023; her parents manage her finances.
Who Is Vivien Lyra Blair’s Father, Andrew Blair?
It is reported that Andrew Blair was born in 1985 and is around 38 years old as of 2023. According to his LinkedIn account, he’s proud to have led several teams in online campaigns for Netflix, Disney, Neon Pictures, and Lionsgate. He’s also mentioned that he began working as a Marketing Director for the Pineapple Express firm in Palm Springs and Hollywood in March 2022, and has also served as the Director of Marketing and Social Media Manager for the renowned entertainment studio, Sony Pictures Entertainment and NBC Universal respectively.