At an age when most of us were still busy rolling around in diapers and getting distracted by all kinds of shiny objects, Presley Smith began her Hollywood career, playing Sunny Baudelaire in the hit Netflix Original series, A Series of Unfortunate Events. Presley’s character is the youngest in the trio of Baudelaire siblings in the critically acclaimed novels by Lemony Snicket which was adapted for television. Her mother heard that the directors were looking for a child to cast in that role and she decided to take Presley to the audition because she thought the little girl would be a perfect fit. And she was right. Presley cinched the role right away as her adorable charm and quirky nature thoroughly impressed the casting directors.
She was barely two years old when she took her place in front of cameras, alongside renowned actors like John Cusack, Patrick Warburton, Neil Patrick Harris, and Aasif Mandvi. Viewers immediately fell in love with Presley’s character and many agreed that little Sunny was destined to be a star. She is a definite fan favorite amongst adults and children. Her Instagram page which is managed by her mother has already amassed over 80,000 followers, all of whom cannot wait to see what character she will play next.
Presley Smith Bio (Age)
The child star was born on June 28, 2015, in Lake Cowichan, Canada. She began her rise to fame after her mother took her to a casting call for child actors to star in the upcoming television show, A Series of Unfortunate Events. Presley charmed the casting directors during her auditions and they immediately decided to cast her as Sunny Baudelaire right there. She took her place amongst notable actors and actresses, and she managed to dazzle everyone with her presence.
Her character, Sunny, was a little more complex for a 2-year-old to play because she possessed supernatural powers and could do strange things like change an electric bulb by herself and chomp down on pieces of hardwood. Despite this fact, Presley does her very best to bring the character to live, although she was often assisted by CGI and other camera tricks. Tara Strong, the Canadian actress also helped Presley with most of her lines until the final season where Presley’s actual voice was used. She starred in all the episodes of the show and her character was very crucial to the success of the film.
Although Presley Smith has been unable to appear or speak at interviews or press conferences due to her age, her co-stars have showered her with praises, describing how she would often lighten the mood on set by bursting into laughter while the cameras were rolling or doing other cute acts.
Critics and the media described her as a scene stealer and that consensus was echoed by a vast majority of fans. Already, Presley has fan pages dedicated to sharing her career journey and her personal social media pages have gathered tens of thousands of followers.
Parents, Siblings, and Family
Presley Smith is the daughter of Paige Lindquist and her husband, Mike Smith. Her mother is a model and actress, while her father works in the corporate world. She is the only child of her parents as of now, but she might be getting a little brother or sister in the future. Her parents are very supportive of her career and are willing to do whatever it takes for her to succeed even if it means quitting a well-paying job, which her father had to do after she was cast to play Sunny.
Presley’s other known family member is the MMA fighter, Shane Jung, who happens to be her uncle.
Other Facts To Know
1. Presley Smith’s mother serves as her manager, she handles all of the little girl’s career engagements and decisions.
2. Her mother starred in the movie Tekken 2: Kazuya’s Revenge, as well as in a bunch of other film and shows where she played minor roles.
3. Presley needed to be in Vancouver Island during the duration of the shoot for A Series of Unfortunate Events, so Mike quit his job in order to be with his daughter – the man had to find a new place to work after they relocated.
4. Her mother, Paige, also put her career on hold, so she could tend to Presley while the shooting for the series was going on.