About Liza Koshy
Liza Koshy was born on March 31, 1996. She is an American actress, comedian, television host, and YouTuber. Her career began in 2013 by using Vine, one of the most popular American video hosting services. Koshy’s popularity was boosted after she created her own YouTube channel and she quickly became one of the most prominent YouTubers.
Besides YouTube, Koshy has performed in many television series and movies. Among some of the most popular are“Boo! Madea Halloween”, “Freakish”, and MTV’s “Total Request Live”. In 2018, it was announced that Koshy will star in her own comedy series titled “Liza on Demand”. The series, available in YouTube Premium, has been airing for two years and Koshy is the title character. She has two different YouTube channels and besides surpassing the 17 million subscribers, the actress has more than 2.5 billion combined views.
How did Liza Koshy get so rich?
What made Liza Koshy rich is her success on Vine and YouTube. Liza uploads a new video once a week on the channel which is growing at the rate of about 20,000 new subscribers every day. The videos in the channel get an average of 650,000 views per day. This translates into an estimated revenue of around $3,200 per day, about $1.2 million a year from ads that run on the videos.
Thanks to her funny personality, she was able to stand out from the rest of the YouTubers and quickly gained success. Koshy became noted on YouTube just a few months after she joined the platform. During the 2016 election, as a way to encourage the voter registration, Koshy interviewed President Barack Obama. Just in 2017, she became the fastest personality on YouTube to reach 10 million subscribers. A year later, she turned to full-time hosting and acting work but continued to make YouTube videos.
As of 2020, her main YouTube channel has almost 18 million subscribers and over 2 billion views. Each of her videos has an average of 15 million views. Koshy also created her own profiles on other popular social media platforms. On her TikTok (formerly Musical.ly) account, she has 11 million followers, and on the social media giants Facebook and Twitter, she has more than 2.8 million followers. Because of her success, Koshy has received a lot of awards and achievements and in both 2019, she was even named one of the 25 Most Influential People on the Internet by the Time magazine.
Why is she so famous?
Liza Koshy is famous for her acting performances. She was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Her father is of Indian and her mother is of a German descent, and she has two older sisters. The talented Koshy was placed in a dual language cultural and educational program from kindergarten until 5th grade, thanks to which she learned how to speak Spanish. Shortly after she attended the Lamar High School, the YouTube star began studying business marketing at the University of Houston, however, she changed her mind and left the college to pursue her career.
In 2013, Koshy joined Vine. In the app, she created different short videos called “vines”. Shortly after she began uploading, the star became one of the most popular people on Vine. At the peak of her career as an entertainer in Vine, Koshy created her own YouTube channel in July 2015. Most of her videos were about rants, skits, and often vlogs, which included her real-life boyfriend David Dobrik. Soon after she created her YouTube channel, Lisa created her own series which she titled “Adventurezzz with Pizza”. In the series, the vlogger was seen going to different places and causing chaos and mischief. The series went viral and helped Lisa gain a lot more popularity. Some of her most-watched videos are from the series. The most successful challenge was “Dollar Store with Liza” which became her most viewed video, before “Liza on Demand” premiered.
What makes her so successful?
The reason why Liza Koshy is so successful is because she didn’t stop when she became famous in Vine and YouTube. The talented actress continued to pursue her acting career, after she moved to Los Angeles at a young age, and appeared in many television series, films, as well as awards and reality shows. In 2016, she starred in the horror series “Freakish”, where she portrayed Violet Adams. She reprised the role in the second season of the show, just a year later. After her YouTube channel grew popularity, Koshy was asked to star in multiple series and shows. Throughout 2016 and 2017, she starred in “Boo! A Madea Halloween!”, “FML”, and “Jingle Ballin”. Also in 2017, the young actress played a recurring character in the popular YouTube Premium series “Escape the Night”, which features other YouTube personalities.
Thanks to her success, Liza Koshy was also asked to work the 2017 Golden Globe Awards. She hosted the live preshow, which received approximately 2.7 million live streamers on Twitter. After her work as a host at the prestigious awards, Koshy was asked to work many MTV shows. She agreed to host “Total Request Live” and went on to do that for two years, from 2017 to 2019. During that time, she also became the first “digital star” to be a part of Vogue magazine’s “73 Questions”. The star was later asked to attend the Met Galas on behalf of Vogue where she conducted interviews with various celebrities.
On June 27, 2018, Koshy’s own comedy web television series premiered. The web series, titled “Liza on Demand”, follows the life of Koshy’s character “Liza Hertzler” – a “tasker” that completes odd jobs from the mobile application “Taskit” and is trying to make it to the “elite status”. As of September 2019, it has two seasons and upon its premiere, the series received a lot of positive reviews and was even nominated for three awards, Streamy and Shorty, two of which were won.
Liza Koshy is one of the most famous social media personalities. What’s also interesting about her is that she is also one of the fastest-growing YouTubers that quickly gather 17 million subscribers. Among one of her big accomplishments is that her YouTube channel is the 58th most subscribed channel in the United States. Besides receiving the silver, gold, and diamond YouTube play buttons, the young actress has received a long list of awards and achievements.