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As any biography of Liza Koshy will tell you, she is an Indian-American YouTube personality and professional actor. Since starting on YouTube in 2016, her channel has received more than 2.3 billion views and has more than 17.7 million subscribers. This makes it YouTube’s 166th most subscribed channel.
One year after starting college, she moved to Los Angeles. There she started dating fellow YouTube sensation David Dobrik. The couple dated between 2015 and 2018 before announcing their breakup in a YouTube video that proceeded to go viral.
She started her career in 2013 by posting funny videos on Vine under the pseudonym “Lizzza.” She had amassed seven-thousand followers by 2017 when Vine shut down.
For New Year’s Eve 2022, she co-hosted Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve in Times Square, New York City, along with Ryan Seacrest. This wasn’t her first hosting gig, however. She hosted Double Dare, the revival of a Nickelodeon game show and earned an Executive Producer Emmy nomination for the show. She also hosted the 2017 Golden Globe Awards’ live pre-show, garnering the then-record for live Twitter viewers.
As an actress, she stars in the Hulu original TV series Freakish as Violet Adams. She’s also played as Aday Walker in Boo! A Madea Halloween, a horror-comedy by Tyler Perry, as Jas/Jasmine in the Netflix original film Work It and as The Explorer in Escape the Night a YouTube Red original series. She also starred in her own original, comedy YouTube Premium series, Liza on Demand, which ran for three seasons.
She has been nominated for a number of awards and won a Teen Choice Award and two Streamy Awards.
Among her most watched and acclaimed videos was an interview with President Barack Obama in 2016 to encourage viewers to register to vote. By 2017, she earned the distinction of reaching 10 million followers faster than any other YouTuber. Liza Koshy also has approximately 29.5 million TikTok followers and 19.5 million Instagram followers.
Other aspects about Liza Koshy’s career include work as an activist and comedian.
FAQs about Liza Koshy
Liza Koshy’s given name at birth was Elizabeth Shaila Koshy.
Liza Koshy graduated Lamar High School in 2014, then attended the University of Houston where she studied business marketing.
YouTube star and Indian-American actress Liza Koshy was born on March 31, 1996 in Houston, Texas. Of half-Indian/half-Caucasian descent, she is the youngest of three sisters. She grew up in the town of her birth, Houston, Texas.
Liza Koshy is unmarried, though she told Entertainment Tonight she “Zoom dated” during quarantine.
As of June 2022, Liza Koshy net worth is $6 Million.