I am sure not many of us will forget the name Olivia Rodrigo in a hurry, especially not after the amazing performance she put up on Disney’s Bizaardvark as Paige Olvera. Remember Paige right? She was best friends with Frankie Wong (Madison Hu), the girl who sings, vlogged and attends a special high school.
Olivia is also popular for playing Grace Thomas in the Girl movie, Grace Stirs Up Success – a movie about a young aspiring baker who had to join a MasterChef Junior competition to save her grandparents’ Parisian bakery.
Here are all the facts you should know about the talented teenage actress.
Brief Bio – How Old Is Olivia Rodrigo?
Rodrigo was born on February 20, 2003, in California, USA. Her root is actually Filipino and according to her, her great-grandfather immigrated to the U.S when he was just a teenager. Her grandpa is also Filipino and her dad grew up in a house where everything was Filipino, from the food to every tradition that is from the Philippines.
Although she has never been to the Philippines, she says she feels connected to them, as every tradition of her people has trickled down to her generation. According to her, they have lumpia and other Filipino food every Thanksgiving.
She attends Dorothy McElhinney Middle School but is homeschooled during busy schedules or when she is on set. There isn’t much info online about her parents’ names or if she has siblings.
Her Rise To Stardom
According to Olivia Rodrigo, the idea to try acting came after her singing lesson teacher, told her she was expressive with singing and would do well in acting. Coming from her teacher whom she respected so much, she enrolled in a local acting class, fell in love with it and began auditioning, she went for tons of auditions before she finally got a role on Grace Stirs Up Success and then on Bizaardvark at age 12.
On Grace Stirs Up Success she starred as Grace Thomas, a young aspiring baker who had to join a baking competition to save her grandparents’ Parisian bakery. About whether she loved baking or had to do it because of the movie, Rodrigo said she actually loved baking.
She revealed in an interview that before she ever got cast in the movie, she and her friends used to have baking parties with their American Girl dolls and that it was both a coincidence and a dream come true that she got the role. Following her excellent performance in Grace Stirs Up Success, she soon got a role on Disney’s Bizaardvark as Paige Olvera. The sitcom is centered around two teenagers – Paige and Frankie, who are aspiring musicians and their day to day life as they try to write and perform their own songs.
Olivia said her favorite moments on the show was in the schoolroom where they have notes of quirky things that people have said posted on the wall which they had to look back on later and laugh at it.
She has been cast for a new movie titled Paved New World. The movie is all about skateboarding and she will be featuring as a free-spirited teenager. Speaking about her preparedness for the new movie, she said her dad is a big skateboarder who grew up in the 70s and 80s skateboarding almost every day and that he is really excited to teach her how to skateboard.
There is no info about how much the talented actress earns or is worth.
How tall Is She?
The Bizaardvark star stands at 5 ft 5 inches (1.63) weighing about 48kg on average. She has dark brown hair and brown eyes. She has a well-maintained body which measures 32-22-30.
Other Facts About Olivia Rodrigo
Olivia is a member of The Project for Women – a platform which avails women the opportunity to share their success and failure stories.
Asides being talented in acting, Rodrigo is also skilled in playing musical instruments. She plays the keyboard excellently and sings well too.
She is a big fan of Harry Potter.
Although she is not currently on Facebook, she can be found and followed on Instagram and Twitter. She also has a Youtube channel where she posts her singing covers. She says it has really been rewarding for her seeing people’s comments and requesting for songs via the channel.