Liza Koshy Biography

Liza Koshy
  • Age:

    23 years old
  • Date of Birth:

    March 31, 1996
  • Birth Place:

    Houston, Texas, USA
  • Horoscope:

  • Full Name:

    Elizabeth Shaila Koshy
  • Occupation:

    YouTube Star, actress, comedian, TV host, Social Media Star
  • Height:

    5 feet 0 inches
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About Liza Koshy

Liza Koshy is an American actress, YouTube star, comedian, Television host, and a social media personality. She is well known from her self-titled YouTube channel where she has amassed herself more than 16 million subscribers.

Koshy is also one talented actor who has made her name in the entertainment industry. She has played a role as Aday Walker in Tyler Perry’s 2016 horror comedy film – Boo! A Madea Halloween and as The Explorer in the 2017 YouTube Premium series titled Escape the Night.

From 2016 to 2017, she starred as Violet Adams in the Hulu drama TV series titled Freakish.

Liza starred as the title character in the YouTube Premium comedy series, Liza on Demand which was released in mid-2018.

Koshy has also hosted several TV shows including the Nickelodeon game show revival Double Dare which aired in 2018. She currently co-hosts the MTV television series Total Request Live since the year 2017.

In her short career as a media and internet personality, Liza Koshy has done quite well which has led to her global recognition. She has received several awards including a Kids’ Choice Award, 4 Streamy Awards, and 4 Teen Choice Awards.

Moreover, Koshy has been enlisted as a member of the 2019 Forbes 30 under 30 Hollywood & Entertainment list.
Koshy Forbes 30 under 30

Read on to know more details relating to her dating life, break-up, professional life, bio, and much more!

Liza Koshy’s Bio & Early Life

Liza Koshy’s real name is Elizabeth Shaila Koshy. She was born on 31st March 1996, in Houston Texas to her parents Jose Koshy, a petroleum executive, and Jean Carol née Hertzler who is a yoga instructor.

She has been raised in Texas alongside 2 sisters. Unfortunately, there’s not much information revealing about them, mainly because all attention seems to be directed towards Liza Koshy’s debut professional life.

While in 5th Grade, Koshy was placed in a dual language educational & cultural program where she learned to speak Spanish.

She graduated from Lamar High School in 2014 before enrolling in the University of Houston where she began her studies in business marketing. Koshy, however, left college in 2015 and moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career.

Liza Koshy’s Professional Career – her rise to Stardom

Koshy started her career as an Internet Sensation in 2013 while she was still in High School.

She downloaded the Vine app – mainly because all her friends were using it and started uploading content.

Her very first video on the platform went viral and kicked off her career as a Vine star. Following her funny & Comedic personality, Koshy was soon able to attract a large following and by the time Vines was brought down, she had a total of more than 7 million fans.

Just before the 2016 elections, Koshy had interviewed President Obama on her YouTube channel to encourage voter registration. That combined with her viral videos helped attract a lot of attention, such that Liz Koshy was named as the fastest YouTube personality to reach 10 million subscribers in 2017.

Her videos are not always all about comedy and fun. Koshy sometimes focuses on serious issues and has uploaded videos discussing matters such as anxiety, the pressure to fit in, and much more.

By the end of 2018, her main YouTube channel had over 16 million total subscribers. Her secondary channel had attracted a total of more than 8 million subscribers.

She, however, suspended adding new videos to her main YouTube channel in early 2018 in order to focus full-time on acting and hosting work.


Liza Koshy starred in the 2016 Hulu original series titled Freakish as Violet Adams. She reprised the role in the second season of the show in the following year.

Also in 2016, Koshy played a role of Aday Walker in the horror-comedy feature film titled, Boo! A Madea Halloween, and as Princess Aubrey in the 2016 comedy film FML.

In 2017, she played a recurring role as the Explorer in the YouTube Premiered mystery-reality series titled Escape the Night.

Koshy stars and co-produces the YouTube Premium series titled Liza on Demand which was released on June 2018. Her natural comedic personality is quite outstanding such that she was even reviewed by the Los Angeles Times who applauded her positive effect.

In November 2018, Koshy lent her voice as the character Owl in the short animated virtual-reality film titled Crow: The Legend. Koshy currently co-hosts on Total Request Live on MTV which has broadcasted since October 2017.

Besides her YouTube and acting career, Liza Koshy is often engaged in a series of other grand activities which have helped spread her popularity further. For instance, she hosted the live preshow at the 2017 Golden Globes Awards which received more than 2.7 million views on Twitter.

Koshy has worked with The Giving Keys, a jewelry company that supports and employs formerly homeless population, on a necklace collection. She was termed as the first ‘digital star’ to be interviewed for Vogue’s magazine ’73 questions’ web series.

In 2018, she conducted interviews of the celebs attending the 2018 Met Gala on behalf of Vogue.

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Liza Koshy’s Personal Life – who is her boyfriend?

Moving to her personal appearance, Liza has a slim body with a height of 5 ft. 0 inches and weighs approximately 47 kg. She has long curly brown hair and black eyes.

Koshy is quite active on social media where she boasts of a massive following. In mid-2017, her total media penetration had been approximated to be more than 45 million. On Tik Tok.

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Dating Life
Liza Koshy is well known by her fans from her great looks and killer smile. Well, such features don’t go easily unnoticed – which have raised the frequent questions as to whether she is currently dating anyone.

Koshy has not been involved in many known relationships. However, she has been in a long relationship with David Dobrik since 2015. The two made an adorable couple and were a constant source of envy to their fans.

Unfortunately, to the disappointment of most of her fans, Koshy revealed of their breakup in June 2018. Details as to what happened to sever the long relationship as still unclear. But we sure will keep you posted on new details relating to her dating life.
Liza Koshy and David Dobrik

Liza Koshy’s Net Worth

Liza Koshy earns from her YouTube channels, social media, and from her TV and film roles. Following her large fan base, she also does sponsored content for brands such as Coca-Cola and M&Ms.

As of 2019, Liza Koshy has been estimated to be worth $ 4.4million. However, the figures are still expected to increase because of her fast flourishing career.

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