Olivia Sui boasts a wide variety of work on her resume, having starred in a decent amount of projects in the television industry and also made appearances on the sketch comedy YouTube channel, Smosh. With a background in acting, dancing, and comedy, Sui has successfully gone ahead of many of her contemporaries, taking the critical world by storm.
Did we mention that she is also a social media darling? Yes, Sui is a superstar on social media outlets like Twitter, Instagram, as well as YouTube, where she has more than one hundred and fifty thousand subscribers. Learn more about the actress and YouTuber below.
Olivia Sui: Biography & Age
Olivia Sui owes her rise to stardom to Smosh and to her multiple talents which have earned her fame and fortune during her little time in the spotlight. The actress, who is currently based in the United States, was actually born in the People’s Republic of China, precisely in Chang Cho and her date of birth is August 14, 1993.
The YouTuber started her journey to greatness as a ballet dancer at the age of five. It was in the course of dancing that she fell in love with acting. But before she scored any role in the industry, Olivia competed with other dancers in several competitions that took place in Southern California and subsequently self-taught herself improvisation comedy and acting.
Acting opportunities started knocking on her door at the age of thirteen and after playing her earliest characters in television series such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, A Trivial Exclusion, Date Night Fails, SHFTY: Super Happy Fun Time, Yay!, Monk, Warzone, and Weeds, Olivia Sui decided to relocate to Los Angeles to give her acting ambition a chase.
Despite investing much of her time to acting and her online business, Olivia Sui hasn’t stopped dancing; currently, she dances for a non-profit dance company in the United States. Olivia launched her YouTube career in the year 2015 and so far, her channel has raked in over 150,000 subscribers while her videos have garnered more than 1 million views. Out of her videos, ‘SPICY KOREAN NOODLE CHALLENGE AH!!’ and ‘BAKING CHEESECAKE WITH COURTNEY MILLER!’ are the most popular.
Prior to when Vine was shut down, the actress was also popular on the platform. During her active days on the short-form video hosting service, she worked together with notable personalities such as Josh Darnit, Marcus Johns, and Brandon Calvillo.
Olivia Sui eventually got connected to the spotlight in March 2015 after she became a member of the digital comedy brand, Smosh. As one of the permanent members of Smosh‘s 6-membered cast, she has featured in many series for the brand, with The Big What If, Every BLANK Ever, Smosh Babies, Smosh Summer Games: Wild West, and Winter Games 2017 being the most popular.
She also played host, along with Courtney Miller, for Whoa! Nature Show (September 2017) and Seriously Super Stupid Sleepover which was canceled early in 2017.
At the age of two, Olivia Sui and her family left China for the United States of America, where she has been building her diverse career. Talking about her family, there’s little to no information about who the members of her family are, the names of her parents and what they are up to. However, we learned that Olivia has a younger half-sister called Melanie.
Olivia Sui is currently dating American actor, Sam Lerner. The pair started dating after the actress broke up with her former boyfriend, James Law.
Samuel Bryce Lerner, Sui’s boyfriend, was born to veteran thespian Ken Lerner and Patricia Klein on 27th September 1992. He is a native of Riverside, California and is easily recognized for playing Quinn Goldberg in Project Almanac and as Geoff Schwartz in The Goldbergs. The actor, who has been acting since 1997, is currently living in Los Angeles, California with Olivia.
James Law, a photographer, dated Olivia Sui from 2013 to April 2018. To date, neither the photographer nor the actress has disclosed the reason they went their separate ways after almost 5 years of relationship.
Other Facts About Olivia Sui
1. Olivia’s Chinese name is Sui Mu.
2. She is also known as Liv, Raindrop, and Liv Liv.
3. Sui has her own jewelry line called ‘LIV by Olivia Sui’.
4. Her favorite television shows are Narcos and Homeland.
5. The Smosh cast member does not know how to swim.
6. Anthony Bourdain was her favorite chef. Bourdain, a top-notch American chef, died on 8th June 2018 in Kaysersberg, France.