After launching her acting career, American actress Daveigh Chase was only able to get small television roles. Subsequently, with more hard work, she got her big break in 2002 when she landed the voice role of Lilo Pelekai in the Disney animated film Lilo & Stitch. Chase also voiced Chihiro Ogino in Spirited Away before scoring the role she is most popular for, starring in The Ring (2002) as Samara Morgan.
Aside from being an actress and voice actress, Daveigh Chase is also a singer and model. You’ll find most of the things you’d love to know about her in this piece.
Biography and Age – Who Is Daveigh Chase From The Ring?
The American actress was born on July 24, 1990, in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada but grew up in Albany, Oregon. She was named Daveigh Elizabeth Chase-Schwallier at birth but opted for Daveigh Chase as her professional moniker. Her full name changed to Daveigh Elizabeth Chase when her parents, Cathy Chase (mother) and John Schwallier (father) got a divorce. Her only known sibling is a younger brother named Cade.
Daveigh belongs to the White ethnicity and follows the Christian religion. Growing up, young Daveigh would always watch Barney & Friends on TV and this motivated her dream of becoming a child actress. With the help and support of her mother, the aspiring actress participated in the Little Miss America Pageant where she walked away with the prize for the vocal competition. By the time she turned seven, she signed a deal with a talent agency that specialized in commercials after which she played a major role in Campbell’s Soup advertisement.
Her Rise To Fame
She continued to get small roles on television until 2002 when the lead role in the Disney animated film, Lilo & Stitch came along with the actress voicing Lilo Pelekai. She also starred in the follow-up TV series for the animation titled Lilo & Stitch: The Series. Her performance in the former earned her an Annie Award in 2003.
Also, in 2002, the actress got her feature film break playing Samara Morgan in The Ring. Her outstanding portrayal of the child antagonist in the horror film got her the 2003 Best Villain award at the MTV Movie Awards. She beat other stars like Mike Myers, Daniel Day-Lewis, Colin Farrell, and Willem Dafoe to clinch the title. Though she didn’t reprise her role in the sequel – The Ring Two in 2005, Daveigh Chase got the credit for her role as Samara Morgan. This follows the use of archive footage from the first film.
Between 2000 and 2005, Daveigh Chase played some major film and TV roles which include the film Donnie Darko (2001) where she starred as Samantha, Oliver Beene (2003–2004), as Joyce. Similarly, The Rats (2002), Carolina (2003), Haunted Lighthouse (2003), and Beethoven’s 5th (2003) are just a few of her film credits in the early 2000s. On television, she had guest appearances in series like Touched by an Angel, ER, Family Law, Charmed, and The Practice.
In the mid-2000s, Chase didn’t rest on her oars but continued to rake in the roles. In 2006, she played the role of a child bride of a prophet – Roman Grant in HBO’s Big Love. She portrayed the role of Rhonda Volmer in the drama series and also appeared in the second season of the series in 2007.
Also, Chase appeared in the follow-up of Lilo & Stitch titled Leroy & Stitch which was released in 2006, and reprised her role as Samantha, in the film S. Darko.
Recently, Daveigh Chase has continued to grace the screens with her talent. Some of her recent film credits include the thriller film Killer Crush (2015) and the horror/indie film Wild in Blue with Karen Black also in 2015. 2016 saw her starring in the thriller film American Romance alongside Nolan Gerard Funk and the same year, she appeared in the drama/thriller film Jack Goes Home.
Daveigh Chase’s Net Worth
Over the years, Daveigh Chase has continued to grow her career which started from scratch. Currently, she boasts of her own apartment in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the US, where she was born. So far, her efforts as a singer, a model, and an actress have accrued a net worth of $2 million and since she still has her years ahead of her, the fortune is bound to go higher in the future.
Her Height and Body Measurements
The actress has a height of 5ft 7in and weighs 55kg. Sporting a pair of blue eyes, her body measures 30-25-32 inches.