Who is Liza Koshy?
Elizabeth Koshy was born on 31 March 1996, in Houston, Texas USA, and is an actress, television host and YouTuber, known from being a part of numerous shows throughout her career, including “Freakish”, “Total Request Live” and “Double Dare”.
The Net Worth of Liza Koshy
How rich is Liza Koshy? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $4 million, mostly earned through a successful career on television. Her YouTube account has also grown significantly over the last few years, and she’s also received several awards for her work. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Social Media Beginnings
Liza began her online career in 2013, creating an account on the platform Vine to post comic videos under the pseudonym “Lizzza”. Over the next few years her popularity grew to a huge follower base. With Vine starting to fade, Liza transitioned to YouTube, which continued with her drawing attention due to her comedy. She eventually became the YouTube personality the fastest to accumulate 10 million subscribers.
Videos on Liza’s channel get an average of nearly 10 million views, while she has a good 15 million subscribers and still growing. She also created a second channel with over six million subscribers, and has also spread her influence to other platforms as well. She is on Instagram, Musical.ly, Facebook and Twitter, which all have millions in terms of followers. Her online popularity eventually led her to acting endeavors, beginning in the horror series “Freakish” in which she played the role of Violet Adams – the show is known for featuring high profile social media personalities as its main characters.
Acting Career and Other Endeavors
Koshy reprise her role in the second season of “Freakish”, and was cast in the horror comedy film entitled “Boo! A Madea Halloween”, playing the role of Aday Walker. She then created her own YouTube Premium series entitled “Jingle Ballin’”, and continued her YouTube projects by with the mystery reality series on Premium entitled “Escape the Night”. She is also the co-producer and the star of another YouTube Premium comedy series “Liza and Demand”. Additionally, she became the star of the comedy film “FML”.
Liza began doing voice work too, and is set to be a part of the animated virtual reality short film entitled “Owl in Crow: The Legend”, which stars John Legend. She hosted the preshow of the 2017 Golden Globe Awards, which set a record for most live viewers on Twitter. She is also the only social media personality to have been used to promote the MTV Movie Awards, which led to her becoming one of the hosts of “Total Request Live” on MTV. She’s since been serving as a developer and producer for the television network.
i look like the happiest raisin you've ever seen. because i am. the most genuine, intense, in shock, insane smile ive ever smiled. because of YOU. thank you for nominating, watching, supporting, encouraging, inspiring, motivating, and really thank you for winning this breakout creator streamy award with me. i am so honored, so blessed and still so shocked that it's taken me days to post and believe it really happened! and picking a bomb filter for this pic was really tough too… thank you @streamys for this honor. thank you to my parents for letting me live my dream. thank you to my amazing team who never stopped believing in me. thank you to the creators that paved the way so i could break out there with you. thank you to God for being my ultimate creator. and thank you to YOU for letting me, just be me. this is the best paperweight I'll ever have. all the love. ❤️
Liza would become the first digital star to be interviewed by Vogue magazine for their web series entitled “73 Questions”, and her collaboration with them led her to conduct interviews of celebrities on the magazine’s behalf during the 2018 Met Gala. She is now a collaborator with the jewelry company The Giving Keys which is known to employ and support former homeless people. She also does advertisements for Beats Electronics, attracting more viewers than most celebrities. In 2018, she was given the opportunity to host the reboot of the Nickelodeon game show entitled “Double Dare”. The show has two teams competing for cash and prizes by answering trivia questions, while also completing various physical challenges.
For her personal life, Koshy has mentioned in interviews that she is of Indian and American descent. Her father is a petroleum executive while her mother is a yoga instructor. She has two older sisters. She speaks Spanish fluently due to being placed in a dual language educational and cultural program until she was in fifth grade. She attended Lamar High School, and after matriculating enrolled at the University of Houston, studying business marketing, but never completed college, moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
It is known that she was in a relationship with fellow YouTuber David Dobrik from 2015 to 2017, who has also made a name for himself on the platform, however, Koshy announced their breakup through social media. She continues to be an active part of YouTube especially YouTube Premium as well as Nickelodeon, as she promotes her work online through her numerous platforms.