• Luisa D’Oliveira is a 34 year-old Canadian actress known for appearing in popular movies and TV series such as “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief”, “Cracked”, and “The 100”.
• She started performing in theatre and various children’s plays as a child, and continued to display her drama skills throughout elementary and high school.
• Her career kicked off in 2007, and her most recognized role was as Emori in the post-apocalyptic sci-fi series “The 100”.
• She has been in a relationship with Jez Bonham, a professional musician, since 2017 and enjoys reading books and watching shows such as “Counterpart”, “South Park” and “Rick and Morty”.
• Her estimated net worth is around $6 million.
Who is Luisa D’Oliveira?
Luisa D’Oliveira is an actress, who gained recognition starring in popular movies and TV series such as “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief”, “Cracked”, and “The 100”. She was born under the Zodiac sign Libra on 6 October 1986, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. so as of 2021, Luisa is 34 years old and holds Canadian nationality. She is of Irish, Chinese, Portuguese, Scottish, Luso-Indian, and French descent.
Early life and Family
Luisa has never disclosed the names of her parents, but has one sibling, a brother named Nate D’Oliveira. According to sources, Luisa expressed her talent for acting from an early age, performing in theatre and various children’s plays.
Adamant in her decision to hone her craft, she continued to display her drama skills throughout elementary and high school, appearing in several student films. After matriculating, she enrolled at Capilano University in North Vancouver to study science, however, she found her way back to performing acts, and switched her major from science to art during her second year. Regarding her change of heart profession-wise, she said in an interview: “It just wasn’t creative enough for me [I found my way back to acting pretty quickly]”.
Luisa kicked off her career in 2007 with a role in the short drama movie “The Vent”. The following year she made her TV debut, appearing in an episode of the popular series “Supernatural”.
The 2009 year was very busy for Luisa, as she made several single episode appearances in TV series such as “Psych”, “Good Wife”, and Hell Cats”.
After portraying Marisa in the romantic comedy movie “The Breakup Artist”, she landed roles in several TV films, including “Stranger With My Face”, “Storm Seekers” and “Ice Twisters”. In 2010, she appeared in the commercially successful action fantasy movie “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” opposite Sean Bean and Logan Lerman. Even though the film garnered mainly mixed reviews with criticism aimed at the poor grasp of its source material and script, it smashed at the box office, grossing over $220 million against a $95 million budget. The following year, she appeared in the black-comedy drama movie “50/50” opposite Seth Rogan and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Written by Will Reiser, in addition to garnering critical acclaim, the interesting take on the tribulations of cancer patients grossed over $40 million compared to the $9 million budget.
During the same year, she continued appearing in made-for-TV films, including “To the Mat”, “The Terror Beneath”, and “Space Twister”. Furthermore, she stepped away from her usual roles, and voiced the character of Tessa in the hit animated movie “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked”.
After starring in the TV movie entitled “Rags”, she landed one of her notable roles as the cynical, young and impatient Detective Poppy Wisnefski in the Canadian police crime drama series” Cracked”, opposite David Sutcliffe and Stefanie von Pfetten. The show ran for two seasons, achieving moderate success and popularity.
However, due to government budgetary cuts, CBS canceled the show in 2014. She also had a minor role in the action movie “The Package”, sharing the screen with Dolph Lundgren and Steve Austin.
Following her one-episode appearance in the police drama series “Rookie Blue”, Luisa landed her most recognized role as Emori in the post-apocalyptic sci-fi series “The 100”, appearing as the recurring character in the second season through seven. In addition to numerous awards, nominations, and critical acclaim, the show earned the title as the most-watched show on the CW since 2010. Her portrayal of Emori as a cunning and intelligent individual with a deformed hand earned her a place among the most popular actors in the show mainly for her perception and depiction of disabilities, showing that disability is not a defect but rather a part of the personality.
These comments in the show spawned an avalanche of comments from fans suffering from disabilities, reaching out to Luisa and sharing gratification for her brave and inspiring outlook.
In an interview, Luisa commented on the huge feedback she received, saying: “There have been so many incredible tweets from fans reaching out, saying how Emori has helped them feel okay. That has been one of the most significant things that I feel like my work has achieved.”
Her other roles
In 2015, she appeared in the action/ horror movie “Into the Grizzly Maze”, and also scooped a recurring role in the crime procedural series “Motive”, appearing in 10 episodes. The following year, Luisa starred as Amy Welch in the horror anthology series “Channel Zero: Candle Cove”.
In 2019 she appeared in two TV series, “The Twilight Zone” and “Supergirl”, and in 2020, she starred in the final season of “The 100”, followed by her portrayal of Emma in the TV movie “My Best Friends’ Bouquet”. Regarding her latest role, in 2021, she appeared as Piper Brindley in the drama series “The Republic of Sarah”.
While her previous dating history remains a mystery, she has been in a relationship with Jez Bonham, a professional musician, since 2017. Luisa often shares photos with her boyfriend on her social media.
What is her net worth?
Her estimated net worth is around $6 million, which she’s earned through her acting career.
Physical stats and Hobbies
Luisa is 5ft5ins tall (165cm,) while her weight is around 126lbs (57kgs). Her natural hair is brown, further adorned with brown eyes.
She’s a huge bookworm and thoroughly enjoys reading books; some of her favorites are “The Brain That Changes Itself” by Norman Doidge and “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Victor Frankel. She tends to share the most impactful and meaningful excerpts from books on her Instagram account.
Her favorite shows are “Counterpart”, “South Park” and “Rick and Morty”.
She also watches “Tidying up with Marie Kondo” – in the interview with the media outlet Seriously, she said: “I really like organizing stuff. I used to go to the grocery store and organize the cosmetics section when I was six years old. I’d put all the nail polishes in the right order. I don’t know why. Clearly, I’m into that.”
In the future, she hopes to land more roles in sci-fi series such as “Westworld”. Regarding her dream collaboration, she said that she had always wanted to share the screen with Victor Garber, which she later did in the police crime series “Motive”.
She is seldom active on her Instagram account, but which has over 400,000 followers, while her Twitter account has over 65,000 followers. She mainly posts photos with her boyfriend, and BTS photos from her recent or upcoming projects.