Eliza Scanlen is a talented young actress who came into the spotlight for her work in the Australian soap opera Home and Away. She has since worked on projects such as Sharp Objects, The First Lady, Little Women and Babyteeth and received critical acclaim for her performances in them.
Besides her career trajectory, fans have also shown interest in knowing more about the talented actress herself. Therefore in this biography we will take a detailed look at Eliza Scanlen’s childhood, acting journey, relationship status and more.
Where Is Eliza Scanlen From?
The Little Women star was born Eliza Jane Scanlen in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on January 6, 1999. She has a fraternal twin sister named Annabel Scanlen and on IMDb, one of Eliza Scanlen’s parents is mentioned as Susan Scanlen. Further information about her family members is also a mystery since the actor is very private about her life.
But it has been revealed that Eliza learned to play the piano when she was seven. However, she stopped playing at the age of 13 but practiced again for her part in the 2019 movie Little Women. Moreover, while still in high school, Scanlen booked her first major acting role.
What Movies And Shows Has Eliza Scanlen Worked In?
As stated above, the Australian native was cast in her first major role while she was still in high school. She played the recurring part of Tabitha Ford in the TV soap opera Home and Away in 2016, appearing in 15 episodes. However, her television debut came in 2015 when she appeared in the series Do You Mind?
Eliza Scanlen continued her acting journey appearing in short films such as Lacuna, Grace and Love and Other Places. In 2018 she also starred as Amma Crellin in the psychological thriller Sharp Objects on HBO. Her performance in the miniseries earned her international recognition.
2019 saw Eliza make her big screen debut playing Milla Finlay in the coming-of-age drama Babyteeth. The movie premiered in competition at the 2019 Venice Film Festival and received critical acclaim. That same year she also played Beth March in Little Women, Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of the novel Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Scanlen starred alongside Timothee Chalamet, Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan and Meryl Streep and was praised for her portrayal of the character.
The Australian actress also made her professional theater debut in 2019 in the production of Lord of the Flies in Sydney Theatre Company. She then continued with her on screen journey working in projects such as The Devil All the Time, Old and Fires. Moreover, in 2020, Scanlen made her directorial debut with the short film, Mukbang. She also wrote the short.
Then in 2022, Eliza starred as the young Eleanor Roosevelt in the Showtime anthology series, The First Lady. While she was only in two episodes her performance on the show was well received. Additionally, Scanlen has a few projects under her belt that are in various stages of production. And looking at her upcoming works, it is evident that the Australian actress’ career is flourishing well.
Well, we wish Eliza Scanlen all the best for her future.
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Is Eliza Scanlen Dating Anyone?
Much like details about her childhood, the Australian actress has remained quiet about her love life. Eliza prefers to keep her personal life away from the spotlight and has not talked much regarding it in the media. However, there have been rumors about Scanlen dating the US snowboard athlete, Lyon Farrell.
Well, neither Eliza not Lyon ever confirmed the rumor or even talked about it. Moreover, going through Farrell’s Instagram, we can see that he is currently dating a woman dating Mia Kittelson. Therefore it is evident that Lyon is not Eliza Scanlen’s boyfriend. But sadly, who she is dating now is also a big mystery.
Nonetheless, we hope the talented Australian actress is enjoying her life to the fullest.