Daveigh Chase

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Date of Birth: July 24, 1990

Daveigh (pronounced Da-VAY) Chase decided she wanted to be an actor and a singer after seeing other children perform on television. She began singing publicly at the age of four. While living in Albany, Oregon, she won the role of Lilo in the animated film Lilo & Stitch when she was only eight years old. She and her family moved to Los Angeles for the job, where she began recording the voice in 1998. While there, she immediately started landing roles such as Michael Landon's daughter Shawna in the telefilm, Michael Landon, The Father I Knew (1999). In 1999, the little girl, who began her career singing country songs, opened for Reba McEntire at the Oregon Jamboree.

In 2000, Daveigh won three guest roles on the popular TV series Charmed, The Practice and ER, as well as roles in the TV films From Where I Sit and Edgar MaCobb Presents. Her first big role in a feature film came in Donnie Darko (2001), playing Samantha Darko. Her singing talent was put to use in Steven Spielberg's A.I.:Artificial Intelligence (2001).

In 2002, the two films she had done voice work on had their North American releases. Lilo & Stitch opened and was an immediate success at the box office. As well, Chase had recorded the voice of the lead character, Chihiro in Miyazaki's Spirited Away. Later that year, she landed a role as a series regular on the new FOX TV series, Oliver Beene, playing Oliver's friend, Jennifer. She also played a major role in the thriller, The Ring (2002), as Samara Morgan, the girl who holds the key to the mystery.

Daveigh was invited to sing the National Anthem at the 2002 American Veteran Awards, which she did a cappella. She also closed the awards with a rendition of God Bless America.

In 2003, she worked on several films, including Carolina, starring Shirley MacLaine and Julia Stiles. From 2006 to 2011, she played a starring role as Rhonda Volmer on the TV series Big Love.

Daveigh likes to read, and has a dog named Rosie and a cat named Kiki.


Little Red Wagon (2013)
Yellow (2012)
S. Darko: A Donnie Darko Tale (2009)
Carolina (2003)
The Ring (2002)
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Miyazaki's Spirited Away (2002)
Artificial Intelligence: A.I. (2001)
Donnie Darko (2001)