Some actors and actresses in Hollywood who began acting as kids are still remembered and easily recognized for the roles they played at the beginning of their careers. One of such actresses is Sofia Vassilieva who played the titular character of Eloise in Eloise at the Plaza and Eloise at Christmastime. Its been more than a decade and a half since she worked on these film projects but for their successes and her spectacular portrayal of the main character, the Eloise persona has stuck with her since then.
This notwithstanding, Sofia has recorded a couple of roles in other film projects much to the delight of her teeming fans with signs of more spectacular works to come from her. Find out more about other things that pertain to the actress like her net worth, who her brother is and an answer to the question of where she has been for some time now.
Who is Sofia Vassilieva and What is Her Age?
Sofia Vassilieva was born to Russian immigrants on the 22nd of October 1992 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the U.S. Her birth name is Sofia Vladimirovna Vassilieva while she is fondly called Sonya or Fia by her family members and close friends. She is the only child of her parents; Dr. Larissa Vassilieva, who works as a biologist, and Dr. Vladimir Vassiliev, a physicist. They are both from Novosibirsk which is the third most populous city after Moscow and St. Petersburg in Russia.
As a young girl of schooling age, Sofia was enrolled at and later graduated from Barbizon Modeling and Acting School which is located in Arizona. Earlier in her life, she began showing an inclination in arts with dancing being what she loved to do as a child. For this reason, Vassilieva began studying ballet dancing at the age of 3. Later on in her life, she became a child model and began contesting in modelling competitions. Sofia was one of the contestants at the International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) which held in New York in 2000. She earned the title of Child Actress and first runner-up Child Model Of The Year and this exposure was all that was necessary for Sofia Vassilieva to kickstart an acting career a year after.
Her first acting role came as Elena, the granddaughter of a retired Russian General on The Agency, a CBS television series in 2001. In this same year, she played as Cindy Brady in The Brady Bunch in the White House before portraying the character of Eloise in Eloise at the Plaza and Eloise at Christmastime both in 2003. In this TV series, she acted alongside Julie Andrews who played as a nanny. On the other hand, the work earned her career’s first award nomination at the 2004 Young Artist Awards as Best Leading Young Actress in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special.
She played the role of Ariel Dubois in 130 3pisodes of Medium, which ran from 2005-2011, My Sister’s Keeper (2009) as Kate Fitzgerald, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2011 and 2013, Lucifer (2016), Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2017) and a couple of other roles.
Sofia Vassilieva has mainly been involved with roles in television series, on the other hand, she has also had a few roles to her credit in video games such as Anna McGee in Mafia III (2016) and Hazel Daniels in Call of Duty: WWII (2017).
Sofia Vladimirovna Vassilieva’s career might be young, but having been part of a couple of commercially successful works, her net worth is quite sizeable. The Medium star (an Emmy-winning TV series) is reportedly worth about $2 million. As it is with every entertainer still growing their career, Sofia’s net worth won’t be static for long.
The actress is the only known child of her parents both biological and otherwise. In addition, her parents are not known to have divorced and as such, there is no possibility of Sofia Vassilieva having a stepbrother.
Where is She Now?
For some child television stars, there comes a point in their careers when it would seem as if they have left the spotlight for other things; at such time, some devote more time to school, hoping to come back while others decide to pursue something entirely different from acting. The former will often make a return to the delight of their fans, while those in the latter category often leave us to cherish their last works.
Sofia Vassilieva does not fall into any of these categories as she has steadily been around for most of the time. Records have it that she graduated from Columbia College, Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree on May 21, 2014. She then completed a Linguistics major with honors and a special concentration in Business Management. Looking at the time she graduated and the years that she probably spent in school, it can be clearly seen that Sofia was very much active as an actress, portraying a few roles in films.
Her latest works are Supergirl (2017-18) where she acted as Olivia, Timeless as Abiah Franklin, Lauren in S.W.A.T. and Looker in Black Lightning all in 2018.