Down Syndrome Actress, Model, You Tuber.......I Want it ALL!
Hi, I’m Lily. I want to be the first Down Syndrome Actress to win an Oscar. Don’t laugh, just read my story, and then I know you will support me on my journey.
My family tells me I could always make people laugh and they were drawn to me. At the age of 6, I began taking drama in school and fell in love. Three years later, I began taking acting classes at a local theater. I wanted to act all the time. My mom then reached out to talent agencies. After 20 rejections, I finally got an interview and was asked to join one! I was so happy and on my way. Or, so I thought!! I did get auditions, which are exciting, but I also got a lot of “No’s”. But, that did not stop me. I kept taking classes and getting those auditions. Then, I finally began to get jobs. Some of them were: TJ Maxx, Sleepy Hollow, The Gifted, Teachers, and of course, Rebecca on Never Have I Ever!
In between all of those roles, I have also been in commercials, short films, non-union films, print ads, and have modeled for a few unbelievable photographers. I love it all! I have found my STAR! It is my passion, my love, my friend.
When I am not acting, modeling, or making a YouTube video, I do have a normal life! I enjoy swimming, horseback riding, cooking, cheerleading, traveling, music, playing games, and hanging out with my dog and two cats. I am also passionate about helping the homeless and started a ministry called “H.E.L.P.”, Helping Everyone with Love and Passion.
Finally, I want to encourage everyone to Find your Star, whatever it may be. Because I believe that everyone is Unique, beautiful, and Brave.