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Daveigh Chase Height 5' 10" Born July 24 1990, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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Daveigh Chase: Daveigh Chase was born on
July 24, 1990 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is an only child and was raised in the
small town of Albany, Oregon; where she continues to spend much of her time. She
began singing and dancing in her hometown and other local areas at community
events and shows starting at age 3. After visiting Los Angeles, she did her
first commercial for Campbell's Soup at age 7. At this time, she was also
offered a starring role in the Musical Theatre production "Utah!". At age 8, she
auditioned for the the voice of "Lilo", and tested at CBS network for her first
television series. She continued to test and be cast as a series regular,
working on many different television pilots, before finally FOX picked up the
show "Oliver Beene" inwhich Daveigh starred as Oliver's quirky bestfriend Joyce.
In the meantime, she appeared in several movies, including "Donnie Darko",
inwhich she played Donnie's youngest sister and was a member of the "Sparke
Motion" dance group; and "R.L. Stines The Haunted Lighthouse" which continues to
show at various Busch Garden Theme Parks. In 2003 she won the "Best Villian"
award at the MTV Movie Awards for her work as "Samara" in DreamWorks hit "The
Ring". She is the voice of "Lilo" from the hit animated and Oscar nominated
Disney feature film "Lilo and Stitch" and she continues to voice Lilo for the
Disney Channel series, as well as various dvd's and video games. Daveigh is also
the voice of the lead heroine "Chihiro" in Disney's "Spirited Away" which won
the 2002 Oscar for Best Animated Film.
Daveigh is also a very talented singer. Back in 1999, she had the opportunity to join up as lead singer with a small band and take the stage as an opening act for Reba McEntire, and later on sang "Holly Jolly Christmas" for the "School's Out!Christmas" album released by Universal Records Hip-O Records, which also features the voices of other child stars, including Mae Whitman, Evan Rachel Wood, Jesse Mccartney and others. She was handpicked by Director Steven Spielberg to sing "God Bless America" in his film "A.I."; and in the "Oliver Beene" episode entitled "Oliver and the Otters" Daveigh was given the opportunity to showcase her talent by singing the hit 60s song "Tossin' and Turnin'".
Outside of the entertainment industry, some of Daveigh's favorite activites are surfing, horseback riding, dancing, reading, and just hanging out with family & friends.
Mother is Cathy Chase, father is John Schwallier (divorced)
At the age of 12, she beat out Mike Myers, Colin Farrell, Willem Dafoe and Daniel Day-Lewis to take home the award for Best Villain for her performance as Samara in The Ring at the 2003 MTV Movie Awards.
At the 2003 Academy Awards, both of the animated feature films that Daveigh was given the opportunity to voice the lead heroines, Disney's "Lilo and Stitch" and Disney's "Spirited Away", were nominated for the Best Animated Feature Film Oscar!! "Spirited Away" won.
Is an only child
Is friends with actress Dakota Fanning
Auditioned for the role of Sarah in Panic Room (2002).
Auditioned for the role of Tracy in Into the Wild (2007).
Auditioned for the role of Cassie in RV (2006).
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