One of the major reasons Hollywood would ever remain the largest international performance stage is because it houses talents from all walks of life. Beyond the American shores, a lot of performers dream of starting a career at the Los-Angeles-based larger-than-life entertainment hub. Right now, many starlets are getting prepared to storm the industry while for the likes of Michaela Dietz, it’s already a dream come true.
You may have come across her voice work (as Amethyst) on the television series, Steven Universe which has been running on Cartoon Network since 2013, but do you also know that she is a singer? Join us as we unveil in details six interesting facts about Dietz.
Who is Michaela Dietz?
She is a professional Korean-American actress and singer, best known for her acting roles and voice work in several films, television series, and video games. Right from childhood, entertainment has always been her forte and after she completed her studies, she quickly kicked off her acting career. In the past few years, the actress has been working hard to move her career to greater heights and her efforts have been paying off real good.
6 Facts About the Korean-American Actress
1. Background Information
The actress/singer, whose full name is Michaela Keenan Dietz, was born to Korean parents on November 1, 1982, in South Korea. Shortly after her parents gave birth to her, she was adopted by an American couple who would raise her in Cooperstown, New York. Since she started getting public attention, Dietz has been tight-lipped about her biological and adoptive parents, much to the frustration of the media and her loyal fans. There is little to nothing information about the actual reason she was given up for adoption, her early life, and if her biological parents have other kids.
Following the completion of her elementary and high school studies, Michaela was admitted to Middlebury College to study International Studies. She eventually launched her acting career after she graduated from the prestigious institution.
2. Career Timeline
Michaela Dietz may not have starred in blockbuster projects in Hollywood but that doesn’t take away the fact that her career has been on the upward side since the inception of her career in 2005. Dietz has invested greater part of her career to voicing characters in television series and games with the children’s television series Barney & Friends and the TV animated series, Steven Universe being the most prominent.
She did her first voice-over work in Barney & Friends in the year 2007 when she voiced the character “Riff” in the episode, Barney: Let’s Go to the Firehouse. Her last credited role as “Riff” in the series was in 2012 in the following episodes: Barney: Planes, Trains & Cars, Barney: Clean Up, Clean Up!, and Barney: I Love My Friends.
Barney & Friends, which aired from April 6th, 1992 to September 18th, 2009, teaches children how to love and also helps them learn a whole lot of things in a funny manner. To date, it remains one of America’s favorite kid-friendly shows.
Since 2013, Michaela Dietz has been voicing Amethyst in the science fantasy/comedy-drama animated show, Steven Universe, along with Zach Callison (Steven), Estelle (Garnet), and Deedee Magno Hall (Pearl). Written by Rebecca Sugar, Steven Universe has been shortlisted for five Annie Awards and four Emmy Awards. In addition to her voice role in the series, Dietz has also released a slew of songs on the album Steven Universe, Vol. 1; hence, becoming one of the show’s bankable talents.
Her singing credits include Tower of Mistakes (2017), On the Run (with Zach Callison), We Are the Crystal Gems (with Deedee Magno, Zach Callison, and Estelle), and Peace and Love on the Planet Earth (with Shelby Rabara, Deedee Magno, Zach Callison, and Estelle).
3. Net Worth
For someone as talented as Michaela Dietz, it comes as no surprise that her net worth has always been a subject of interest within and outside of Hollywood. Though her net worth is currently being reviewed, it is believed that she makes a reasonable amount from every project she stars in and that her net worth runs in thousands, if not millions of dollars.
Dietz is not married but she in a relationship with a guy whose identity is yet to be publicly disclosed. A tweet she recently shared on her Twitter page suggests the two have been dating for years and that she is head over heels in love with the mysterious guy.
5. Social Media Presence
The voice actress joined Twitter in March 2009 and she has been active on the platform since then. In addition to that, she is also active on Instagram where she relates more with her fans.
6. Her Favourites
Apart from acting, Michaela Dietz loves practicing yoga, dancing, kickboxing, and biking. Her favorite quote is “Don’t EVER be afraid to be yourself.”