Who is Savannah Lee May?
A young and talented singer, dancer and actress, perhaps known best for her role as Carrie Wilson in the Netflix series “Julie and the Phantoms”, Savannah Lee May was born under the zodiac sign of Leo on 10 August 2000, in Houston, Texas USA; she holds American nationality and her ethnicity is Caucasian. Savannah has nearly ten acting credits to her name, however, the mentioned role brought her international recognition, and an interesting fact about her audition for the role of Carrie is that it was on her 19th birthday, and she was dreaming about working with Kenny Ortega, a famous choreographer, and filmmaker, so it seems that it was a really happy birthday for her.
Early life and education
Savannah was raised in Houston by her parents Kurt and Lori, alongside her brother Conner; she hasn’t spoken about her parents’ professions, however, she shared with her fans that her grandfather was a country singer, and that music was a big part of her childhood.
When she was three and a half years old, Savannah started practicing dance, and at the age of eight joined the musical theatre in her school. When she got a lead role in a musical, she felt how it was to be on a stage, to sing, dance, and perform, and that this was something that she wanted to do for the rest of her life.
From an early age, she learned how to do ballet, tap, hip hop, jazz and lyrical dance, and she attended the Humphrey School of Musical Theatre, where she had dance classes, voice, and acting training.
Speaking about her educational background, Savannah attended Fulshear High School, and upon matriculating in 2018, she didn’t enroll in college, but pursued her acting career.
Savannah made her acting debut portraying Shopper in the series “School of Rock” in 2017, and then a year later, she had a guest role as Jade in the popular Disney series “Bizaardvark” before she was cast to play Buttercup in the adventure family comedy “Knight Squad”, alongside Lexi DiBenedetto, Owen Joyner and Amarr.
In 2019, Savannah made an appearance as Marigold in an episode of the series “Cousins for Life”, and then she had her first movie role in “The Secret Lives of Cheerleaders”, portraying Ava Scott, a talented cheerleader who finds herself embroiled in a petty feud with a ruthless fellow cheerleader, who felt that Ava was stealing her spotlight. This drama, also starring Denise Richards and Alexandria DeBerry, didn’t have any award nominations, however, it was very popular among teenage girls.
In the following year, Savannah was cast to play Carrie Wilson, her most notable television role for now, in the musical comedy drama “Julie and the Phantoms”, also starring Owen Joyner, Madison Reyes and Charlie Gillespie.
The series had nine award nominations and won five, including three Daytime Emmys.
Savannah spoke about her role, saying that her biggest inspiration was the character from “High School Musical”, Sharpay Evans, who was the same as Carrie, a sassy, mean girl, who would do anything to make her dream come true.
Savannah’s fans can enjoy her performance in the new movie, written and directed by Timothy Armstrong, entitled “A Cowgirl’s Song”, which should be released on 22 April 2022, and she also stars in the family drama “Keep Moving”, which is in post-production as of early 2022.
Love life and relationships
There were various rumors about Savannah’s love life, however, she is quite open when it comes to her personal matters, thus it is widely known that she was in a relationship with her fellow actor, Owen Joyner, whom she met on the set for the series “Knight Squad”, and also worked with him for “Julia and the Phantoms”.
It isn’t clear for how long the two dated, however, it’s known that Savannah was in a relationship with Gunner Burkhardt, with whom she worked for the movie “The Secret Lives of Cheerleaders” – the two had an on-screen matchup, which apparently became a real-life love story.
As of March 2022, it seems that Savannah is in a relationship with a mysterious boy whose photos she’s shared on her Instagram. On 17 November 2021, Savannah posted a photo featuring herself and him kissing and hugging, and wrote in the description: ‘happiest of birthdays to the person who makes me the happiest <3’. It seems that they spent a romantic weekend at Lake Tahoe, California, and the 2022 Valentine’s Day together, Savannah sharing a photo featuring the two of them skating, but she still hasn’t shared his name with her fans.
Hobbies and other interests
Savannah is one of the luckiest people whose hobby is their job, and she enjoys dancing and singing every day, which she shares with her TikTok followers, whose number counts over 850,000, and all of her videos combined have gained nearly 12.5 million likes.
She is also active on her Instagram account, which has been followed by nearly 500,000 people, on which she mostly posts updates about her work and life.
Savannah is also a model, and besides her collaboration with various clothing brands, she’s also been seen on covers of several magazines, such as Starry Mag, Teenplicity, and Regard, among others.
She’s an animal lover, with horses and dogs being her favorites.
Thanks to her acting career, Savannah has visited several US states and Canada, while for her pleasure she traveled to Europe, but her favorite travel destination is New York City; she currently lives in Burbank, California.
Age, height, and net worth
Savannah’s age is 21, and celebrated her 21st birthday at Disneyland, as she said it was her wish since childhood. This young actress has light brown hair and hazel eyes; she weighs around 125lbs (55kgs) and is 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall with vital statistics of 30-22-31.
As of early 2022, her net worth has been estimated at $350,000, most of her income earned from her acting career, and partnerships with the various fashion brands which she promotes on her social media platforms.