Before winning hearts with her role as Charlie Graham in the 2018 horror piece titled Hereditary, Milly Shapiro left a resounding impression on stage, playing Matilda in the Broadway version of the titular novel. She didn’t become a one play wonder on Broadway as her stint didn’t end with Matilda, she also has productions of iconic musicals like Annie and Les Miserables under her belt.
Bio, Age, And Background Details
Her date of birth is recorded as July 16, 2002, and her parents welcomed her in Tampa, Florida, United States. She was given the name Amelia Shapiro at birth.
In the absence of any information regarding the school she is currently attending, Milly is known publicly as an American actress and singer. She is trained in acting, singing, and dancing. She focused her dance training on ballet, jazz, tap, and hip hop.
Milly shot to instant fame after pioneering the role of Matilda Wormwood in Broadway’s version of Matilda (Matilda The Musical) in which she appeared with Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon, and Sophia Gennusa. The musical was shown at the Sam S. Shubert Theatre from 8 March 2013 – 19 January 2014. In 2016, she played the role of Sally Brown in the Broadway production titled You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at York Theatre. Her first film appearance was in the 2018 horror film Hereditary which proved to be a groundbreaking career attainment for the young actress. Her role as Charlie Graham in the Ari-Aster directed American horror film pushed her further to the limelight.
Milly Shapiro also got her first television credit in 2018, portraying Emma Rebecca in one episode (“We Need to Talk About Karen”) of Splitting Up Together.
As a musical artist, Milly Shapiro, along with her triple-threat sister, Abigail Shapiro (Shapiro Sisters), released the Live album from 54 Below concert in 2014. The sisters were the first minors to have a cabaret at the 54 Below cabaret space in New York City.
Milly Shapiro made history in 2013 after winning a Tony Honor with Matilda costars Sophia Gennusa, Bailey Ryon, and Oona Laurence. The youngsters were honoured for their Broadway debuts in Matilda, a feat which put their names on the map as the youngest recipients of the prestigious award in history. The same year, Shapiro became a Grammy nominee for “Best Musical Theater Album” for Matilda’s cast album.
Watching anime and playing with her dogs among other things are Shapiro’s favourite pastime activities. She has accumulated a net worth of about $50,000 in her short time in the industry.
Eric Shapiro and Michelle Shapiro are the parents of the ball of talent that is Milly Shapiro. They are both business owners in Tampa, Florida but have been very supportive of the children’s interest in the entertainment industry.
The proud parents also have another daughter Abigail who is equally a talented actress and singer. Abigail joined Milly in concert series like Shapiro Sisters Live Out Loud.
Being a young child who is still experiencing growth in her body, it wouldn’t be fair to conclude on Milly’s height at this time. Though she currently stands at a height of 1.47 m, the actress is expected to add more inches to that as she grows into the woman she is destined to be. However, the rate at which she grows might be slowed down as a result of a condition she was born with.
Update On Milly Shapiro’s Medical Condition
Milly Shapiro shares something in common with Stranger Things’ star Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin on the show) and that is a medical condition known as cleidocranial dysplasia. The condition is a birth defect that mostly affects the formation of the bones and teeth. In some cases, the collarbones are either poorly formed or entirely absent. This makes the shoulders appear to be too close to each other.
Nevertheless, just like fellow thespian, Gaten, being born with cleidocranial dysplasia has not stopped Milly’s star from shining bright for the world to see. Most kids with the condition suffer at the hands of bullies and end up disconcerted but not this kid. She is currently, living her life to the fullest and aiming for the peak of her career life.