Liza Koshy is an American actress who has leveraged YouTube as a platform to promote her comedy while also serving as a television host on occasions. She is talented and funny and has gathered a lot of fans from around the world.
Koshy started on Vine in high school and was able to get millions of fans. This led to her to YouTube, where she still has a running show called Liza On Demand. It is part of a range of accomplishments the entertainer has recorded since she graduated from the University of Houston.
Multi-Ethnic Background and Life Before Fame
Liza Koshy was born on March 31, 1996, in Houston, Texas. Her ethnicity is a mix of Indian, white, and black, and from when she was in kindergarten till she reached the 5th grade, she was in a dual language educational and cultural program and so also speaks Spanish fluently. She studied business marketing at the University of Houston after going to high school at Lamar High School.
Liza Koshy’s father, Jose Koshy, was a petroleum executive, and her mother was a yoga instructor named Jean Carol. They had two other daughters before Elizabeth Koshy came along, and they raised all of them in their family home in Houston, Texas.
She is one of several people who have managed to grow a massive following on social media and turn it into a real influence on the world. She is now getting serious recognition for her significant accomplishments.
According to TIME magazine, she is one of the 25 most influential people on the internet, an honor that places her on the list alongside politicians like Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and rap superstar Cardi B.
From Comic Videos to Interviewing the President of the US
After Liza Koshy finished college in 2015, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career. It was in her quest to carve out a career for herself that she started making comic videos on the now-defunct platform, Vine using the pseudonym “Lizzza.”
Like many who were experimenting with the six-second video application, Koshy posted silly videos of her dancing, singing, or telling jokes. The platform’s influence grew, and so did Koshy’s traction.
She had over five million followers by the time Vine was closing in 2017. Luckily, she had already begun building a profile on YouTube as well. By 2016, her profile on the platform started to draw notice from high-profile celebrities. She interviewed former President Barack Obama in November 2016 on her YouTube Channel to encourage voter registration.
When she launched her YouTube channel in 2015, she created a series of characters to play. She often uses recurring characters to build inside jokes and rapport with her followers.
By 2017, Liza Koshy had become the fastest YouTube user to reach 10 million subscribers. She now has over 15 million subscribers on her main YouTube channel and over 1.7 billion views. Koshy also has a massive following on platforms like Instagram, with over 16 million followers and on Musical.ly, where the YouTuber has over 11 million followers. Taking the totality of her internet engagement, she has approximately 45 million followers across all social media platforms.
Liza Kushy Exploits in Hollywood and Hosting
Liza Koshy starred in Hulu’s horror series Freakish in 2016 as the character known as Violet Adams. She returned to the role in the second season in 2017. In 2016 she also got cast as Aday Walker in the feature film Boo! A Madea Halloween. She has had several parts in YouTube Premium series such as Jingle Ballin’ and Escape the Night.
She co-produced and stars in the YouTube Premium series Liza on Demand, which came out in June 2018. Her acting credit also includes a voice part in Crow: The Legend, where she voiced the character of the Owl.
Liza Koshy also has several stints as a host. She hosted the live preshow of the 2017 Golden Globe Awards and set a record for live views on Twitter with 2.7 million people clocking in via the medium. She is also a host on Total Request Live on MTV, which began daily live broadcasts in October 2017. Even the world of awards has recognized her as she has gotten four Teen Choice Awards, one Kids’ Choice Award, and two Streamy Awards.
Liza Has Made Millions from Social Media
Not only would Liza Koshy be getting payouts from her channels on YouTube, but she has also starred in a TV commercial for Beats by Dre, which is sure to have netted her some cool money.
She regularly promotes products and brands on her YouTube and other social media platforms, and all these are various sources of income to her. It is therefore unsurprising that she is said to have an estimated net worth of $4.4 million.
Liza Koshy collaborates with The Giving Keys on a necklace collection. The Giving Keys is a jewelry company that gives employment and support to the formerly homeless.
Romance with David Dobrik
Liza Koshy and fellow YouTube personality David Dobrik had been friends long before they started dating on November 28, 2015. David Dubrik is a young YouTuber who was named Generation Z’s favorite social media personality in a survey from financial analyst firm Piper Jaffray. He also got launched into the spotlight on the video-sharing app Vine and has since turned to YouTube, where he has more than 14 million subscribers. They took their relationship public when they posted a picture of themselves with a calendar that had November 28 marked on Instagram.
Their relationship led to numerous collaborations over time, and David Dobrik even celebrated reaching 1 million subscribers by kissing her for the first time in a video.
This cuteness overload made it all more difficult for fans to accept when the two broke up in 2017 but later announced it in 2018. Koshy and Dobrik posted an emotional and raw YouTube video on June 4, 2018, revealing that Koshy had initiated the breakup six months prior, but they are still “best friends.”
In an interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Koshy explained why they waited for six months before announcing the breakup. She said they wanted to have plenty of time to heal first and give themselves time to be friends without being romantically involved before they told everyone.
Since Dobrik, she is yet to start a public relationship with someone else.