• Lidya Jewett is an Ethiopian-American actress, best known for her roles in "Good Girls" (2018-2021) and "Nightbooks" (2021).
• She was adopted from an Ethiopian orphanage at age four and moved with her adoptive family to the US.
• She has starred in various films and TV series, including "Hidden Figures", "Black Panther", and "Wonder".
• She is 15 years old and is currently single, with interests in acting, singing, fashion, animals, and the beach.
• She supports Black Lives Matter and is a sponsor to an orphan girl from Uganda.
Who is Lidya Jewett?
Lidya is an Ethiopean-American actress, possibly best recognized as Sara Hill in the TV series “Good Girls” (2018-2021), and as Yasmin in the film “Nightbooks” (2021), in addition to several other roles that she’s secured so far in her young career.
Lidya Jewett Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Lidya Jewett was born on 19 January 2007 under the Capricorn zodiac sign, in Gambella near the Ethiopia-Sudan border. She spent her first four years of life in an orphanage in Addis Ababa before an American family adopted her. Her adoptive parents are Dale and Kim Jewett, and she has a sister Isabelle, and two brothers, Connor and Maclain Jewett.
In the US, the family first lived in Miami, Florida but soon moved to Los Angeles, California. From an early age, she showcased a high level of interest in academics, especially English language, and mathematics. As she got older, her adoptive parents realized her acting talents and started looking for a way into the show business.
Lidya started appearing in print and TV commercials at just eight years old. After a few auditions, she made her acting debut in the TV comedy family-drama series “See Dad Run”, with Scott Baio, Alanna Ubach and Jackson Brundage.
The same year, Lidya won her first major role as Gracie Walker in the TV comedy fantasy-drama series “WITS Academy”, about teenagers attending magic school. The series starred Daniela Nieves, Julia Antonelli and Jailen Bates, among others, and Lidya appeared in all 20 episodes of the acclaimed series before it ended.
This only helped jump-start her career, and in 2016 she appeared in the Academy Award-nominated biopic about the team of African-American mathematicians who helped develop NASA’s early space program, entitled “Hidden Figures”, with Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae.
Rise to Stardom
In 2017, Lidya appeared in the Oscar-nominated family-drama film “Wonder”, with Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson and Izabela Vidovic, while the next year, Lidya portrayed Young Nakia in the multiple Academy Award-winning sci-fi action-adventure film “Black Panther”, which starred Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o.
The film was a major success, and Lidya rose to stardom. She learned a lot from her co-stars, which she immediately showcased in the action-adventure drama film “The Darkest Minds”, starring Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore and Bradley Whitford.
The same year, Lidya secured her most-prominent role to date as Sara Hill, a girl with kidney disease, in the TV comedy-drama series “Good Girls”. She starred in all 50 episodes alongside Christina Hendricks, Retta, Mae Whitman, and Reno Wilson.
To speak further of her accomplishments, she appeared in the eponymous TV series “Grey’s Anatomy” (2019) as Nora Hillridge, and then played Riley in the TV series “Bunk’d”, and in 2020, she was Kari in the award-winning comedy-drama film “Feel the Beat”, starring Sofia Carson, Pamela MacDonald and Sonia Laplante.
The following year, Lidya voiced Sarah in the award-winning animated comedy-adventure film “Vivo”, with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ynairaly Simo, and Zoe Saldana as the main stars. Moreover, the same year, she starred in the fantasy horror film “Night books”, next to Winslow Fegley and Krysten Ritter.
Most recently, Lidya started working on the action-adventure film “Ivy & Bean”, based on the book by Annie Barrows and directed by Elissa Down.
The film will star Jane Lynch, Sasha Pieterse and Nia Vardalos, while it’s scheduled for release late in 2022.
As of mid- 2022, Lidya Jewett’s net worth has been estimated to be around $3 million, earned through her successful career as an actress, during which she’s already appeared in more than a dozen film and TV titles.
Personal Life, Dating, Boyfriend, Single?
Lidya has turned 15 years old this year and has been rather silent about her personal life. According to sources, she is single and, for now, focused on spending her free time with friends, as seen on her official Instagram page.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
The prominent actress has black hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at the height of 5ft 3ins (1.6m), while she weighs approximately 110lbs (50kgs). Her vital statistics are 28-23-29, and her bra size is 28A.
Interests, Facts, Trivia
Although young, Lidya has already contributed to the community. She works closely with FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), packing relief meals for the association, reading books to children in poverty, and is a sponsor to a little orphan girl from Uganda, providing for her education.
She’s also expressed her support for Black Lives Matter.
In addition to acting, Lidya is interested in singing and has performed on stage at Grove for the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Holiday event.
She’s a fashionista, and likes combining differing outfits.
Lidya is an avid animal lover and has a pet dog, often sharing pictures of her favorite pet on her Instagram page.
She loves spending time on the beach, and in the water overall, enjoying free time with her friends.