Stefania LaVie Owen | Biography

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  • Full Name Stefania LaVie Owen
  • Birth Date Dec 15, 1997
  • Age 26 Years, 7 Months
  • Ethnicity American-New Zealander
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Miami, Florida
  • Occupation Paper Spiders' Actress
  • Sisters Carly Owen and Lolo Owen
  • Height 5 Feet 3 Inches
  • Net Worth 3 Million Dollars
Actress of "Paper Spider"

Stefania LaVie Owen | Biography

American-New Zealand Actress

Stefania LaVie Owen is a young American-New Zealand actress. She has recently been featured in the Netflix show "Sweet Tooth" as the character Bear.

Who is Stefania LaVie Owen?

Stefania LaVie Owen is an aspiring New Zealand-American actress. She has mainly gained fame for her role as Melanie in the 2020 movie Paper Spiders. Moreover, for her portrayal of Melanie's character, she won the 'Boston Film Festival Award' for 'Best Ensemble Cast' in 2020.

Owen began her film career in 2009 with the supernatural drama film, The Lovely Bones. She portrayed the childhood character Flora Hernandez. Since then, she has acted in 17 TV series and movies. Her debut TV appearance was as Puddle Kadubic in the TV series Running Wilde. She notably appeared in a total of 13 episodes from 2010 to 2011.

Owen’s other notable on-screen appearances are in The Carrie Diaries (2013-2014 TV series), All We Had (2016 Movie), I’m Dying Up Here (2018 TV series), The Cat and the Moon (2019 Movie), Messiah (2020 TV series), etc. Lately, in 2021, she played the role of Bear in the Netflix series Sweet Tooth

As of 2022, Owen holds a net worth of $3 million, according to Her massive wealth at such a young age of 24 years is all courtesy of her successful acting career.

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Owen’s Early Age and Family Background

Owen was born in Miami, Florida, USA, on 15 December 1997. She took birth to her New Zealander father and American mother. At the age of four, Owen moved to New Zealand with her family and settled there in a village named Pauatahanui. Moreover, she also has two sisters as her siblings, who are both actresses.

Her elder sister Carly is known for her roles in Bridge to Terabithia (2007 Movie), Graffito (2014 Movie), etc. Similarly, her younger sister Lolo has gained recognition for her appearances in movies like The Cure (2014) and Krampus (2015). 

Stefania Owen Sisters
Stefania LaVie Owen in the Middle With Her Sisters Carly and Lolo in 2016 (Photo: Instagram)

For education, Owen initially went to Pauatahanui School in Wellington. While there, she developed her interest in performing arts and also won a cup for it. Later, she also studied at Chilton Saint James School.

Owen talked about landing her first movie role during an interview with 1988 Magazine in 2019. She mentioned in the interview that she did not initially think of becoming an actress. However, one of her friends persuaded her for it, and her parents signed up for one of the local agencies in Wellington. At first, Owen thought that she would be doing only commercials. But then, she auditioned for a movie and successfully landed it. After that, her career began to spiral.

In her interview with in 2017, Owen also talked about her parents' role in her acting journey to date. Moreover, she fully credited her parents for where her career is right now. She said,

“They are the most amazing people to have around me. They’re support and love has led me to where I am today. I wouldn’t be here without them.”

What is Stefania LaVie Owen Doing Now?

As of 2022, Owen has spent over 13 years in the industry and is still growing. Recently, she has completed filming for her upcoming movie, Don’t Let Me Go. It is a drama film which also stars other actors like John Cho, Mia Isaac, and many more. The movie is set to release in the United States on 13 June 2022.

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