After the start of her acting career the American actress Daveigh Chase could only get small television roles. Later, with more hard work, she had her big breakthrough in 2002 when she got the voice part of Lilo Pelekai in the Disney cartoon Lilo & Stitch. Chase also sang Chihiro Ogino in Spirited Away before she got the role she is most popular for, the lead role in The Ring (2002) as Samara Morgan.
Apart from being an actress and voiceover artist, Daveigh Chase is also a singer and model. You will find most of the things you would like to know about her in this play.
Biography and Age – Who Is Daveigh Chase From The Ring?
The American actress was born on July 24, 1990, in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada, but grew up in Albany, Oregon. She was named Daveigh Elizabeth Chase-Schwallier at birth but chose Daveigh Chase as her professional name. Her full name changed to Daveigh Elizabeth Chase when her parents, Cathy Chase (mother) and John Schwallier (father), divorced. Her only known sibling is a younger brother named Cade.
Daveigh belongs to the white ethnic group and follows the Christian religion. When she was growing up, young Daveigh always watched Barney & Friends on TV, and this motivated her dream of becoming a child actress. With the help and support of her mother, the aspiring actress entered the Little Miss America competition, where she took home the prize for the singing competition. When she was seven years old, she signed a contract with a talent agency specializing in commercials, whereupon she played a leading role in Campbell’s Soup commercials.
Her Rise To Fame
She continued to get small roles on television until 2002 when the leading role in the Disney cartoon Lilo & Stitch was cast with actress Lilo Pelekai. She also played the lead role in the follow-up TV series to the cartoon entitled Lilo & Stitch: The Series. Her performance in the former earned her an Annie Award in 2003.
The actress also received her break in 2002 in a feature film in which she played Samara Morgan in The Ring. Her outstanding portrayal of the child enemy in the horror film earned her the award for best villain in the MTV Movie Awards in 2003. She beat other stars such as Mike Myers, Daniel Day-Lewis, Colin Farrell, and Willem Dafoe to win the title. Although she did not resume her role in the sequel – The Ring Two – in 2005, Daveigh Chase received recognition for her role as Samara Morgan. This follows the use of archive material from the first film.
Between 2000 and 2005, Daveigh Chase played several major film and television roles, including the film Donnie Darko (2001), in which she appeared as Samantha, Oliver Beene (2003-2004), and as Joyce. Similarly, The Rats (2002), Carolina (2003), Haunted Lighthouse (2003), and Beethoven’s 5th (2003) are just some of her film contributions from the early 2000s. On television, she has made guest appearances in series such as Touched by an Angel, ER, Family Law, Charmed, and The Practice.
In the mid-2000s, Chase did not rest on her oars but continued to hammer away in her roles. In 2006 she played the role of a prophet’s child bride – Roman Grant in HBO’s Big Love. She impersonated the role of Rhonda Volmer in the drama series and also appeared in the second season of the series in 2007.
Chase also appeared in the sequel to Lilo & Stitch entitled Leroy & Stitch, released in 2006, which revived her role as Samantha in the film S. Darko.
More recently, Daveigh Chase has continued to grace the screens with her talent. Her most recent films include the thriller Killer Crush (2015) and the horror/indie film Wild in Blue starring Karen Black also in 2015. In 2016 she starred alongside Nolan Gerard Funk in the thriller American Romance and in the same year she appeared in the drama/thriller Jack Goes Home.
Daveigh Chase’s Net Worth
Over the years, Daveigh Chase has continued to develop her career, which started from scratch. She currently boasts her own home in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the USA, where she was born. So far, her efforts as a singer, model and actress have yielded a net worth of $2 million, and with years still to go, her fortune is sure to grow even bigger in the future.
Her Height and Body Measurements
The actress has a height of 5ft 7in and weighs 55kg. With a pair of blue eyes, her body measures 30-25-32 inches.