Kiwi-American actress, Stefania LaVie Owen rose to fame for her role as Puddle Kadubic in TV series Running Wilde and as Nicole Chance in Hulu original psychological thriller, Chance. Most recently, Owen portrayed the role of Rebecca Iguero in Tomer Sisley, Mehdi Dehbi, Michelle Monaghan, John Ortiz starring thriller Netflix series Messiah.
Here is everything you would like to know about the 22-year-old actress.
Stefania LaVie Owen was born on December 15, 1997 in Miami, Florida to Kiwi father and an American mother of Cuban descent. She moved to her father's native Wellington at four and settled in Pauatahanui.
She attended Pauatahanui school, from where she started her acting journey. Owen later joined an all-girl private school, Chilton Saint James School in Lower Hutt.
Actress Stefania LaVie Owen has two siblings; older sister Carly Owen and younger sister Lolo Owen. Carly and Lolo both are also actresses. Carly is known for her appearances on Bridge to Terabithia and Blankets while Lolo is known for Krampus and The Cure.
Both of her sisters helped have been supportive of Stefania since her school days. They also encouraged her to involve in a number of school productions and dancing classes.
Stefania LaVie Owen made her acting debut at the age of 12, when she worked as Flora Hernandez in Peter Jackson film The Lovely Bones. Owen played the character Puddle Kadubic in the Fox comedy series, Running Wilde.
Owen later went on to work in the main role of Dorrit Bradshaw in The Carrie Diaries from 2013 to 2014.
Owen has spent almost a decade in acting. During the time, she has been a part of several successful films and television projects.
Alongside her fame, Owen has also made a hefty sum of money from her acting career. Her annual income is estimated to be well-above $100k figure and her net worth is estimated to be around $3 million as of 2019.
Very few of us might be familiar with the fact that the Kiwi-American actress had auditioned for the role of Christine in the 2013 supernatural horror The Conjuring, however, the role went to actress Joey King.
Actress Owen said in an interview that she is a feminist. She said,
Of course the equality of men and women, but also just the empowerment of human beings and coming together as humans instead of having one or the other. I feel like when we go so black and white we lose sight of the wholeness of being one body of people.
The 22-year-old The Lovely Bones actress shares her professional as well as personal life to her fans via her social media. Owen is a presence on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter-she has over 62k followers on Instagram and over 25k on Twitter.