Who is Kian Robert Lawley?
Kian Lawley is an American YouTube star and actor who won the ‘Choice YouTuber’ award at the ‘2015 Teen Choice Awards’ ceremony. He created the ‘SuperKian13’ account on YouTube on December 3, 2010. He and his good friend Jc Caylen launched their own channel named ‘KianAndJc’ in July 2014. He had also launched another channel with Sam Pottorff named ‘kiansam13’. He was once a part of the group called ‘Our2ndLife’ where he became famous for the videos that he posted on YouTube on Saturdays of every week. He along with Ricky Dillon and Connor Franta helped the group earn more than 2 million subscribers. His first film was ‘The Chosen’ in 2015 which premiered at the ‘VidCon’ convention in the same year. His role of ‘Cameron’ in the film got him a nomination for a ‘Streamy Award for Best Actor’. Awesomeness TV announced in October 2015 that he will be appearing in the film ‘Before I Fall’ along with Halston Sage, Logan Miller and Zoey Deutch. He also starred in the film ‘Shovel Buddies’ opposite Bella Thorne which premiered at the ‘SXSW Festival’ in March 2016. He was cast in Tyler Perry’s film ‘Boo! A Madea Halloween’ in early 2016 alongside Bella Thorne, Liza Koshy and Jc Caylen.
The Meteoric Rise to Stardom
Kian Lawley first started posting his videos on YouTube in 2010 with the help of his best friend Sam Pottorff. Two years later he joined a group named ‘Our2ndLife’ or ‘O2L’ which set him on his path to stardom. When the group ‘O2L’ disbanded in 2014 he started a YouTube Channel named ‘KianAndJc’ with his roommate Jc Caylen. Every week they upload challenges and skits. At present he posts his videos on the channels ‘superkian13’ and ‘KianAndJc’. A seven second challenge video posted by Kian and Cameron Dallas on YouTube brought him more than 2 million views. From a very humble beginning he has risen as a YouTube star to not only win the ‘Teen Choice Award for Choice YouTuber’ in 2015 but also a nomination for the same award in 2016. He has gained more than three million subscribers for his main channel ‘SuperKian13’ and more than two million subscribers for the channel ‘KianAndJc’.
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What Makes Kian Lawley So Special
The number of videos on different topics posted by Kian Lawley in such a short time and over so many channels has made him famous in the world of teen music, challenges and skits. The reputation he has earned within a span of only six years since he started his first YouTube channel is simply fantastic. His comments before the camera have brought him to the notice of filmmakers who are offering him roles in different films. From a world of music he has graduated to the world of acting which is also a great achievement. Winning awards and nominations for more awards have brought him into the limelight and made him into a sensation.
Kian Lawley was a member of a YouTube group known as ‘Our2ndLife’. The other members of this group were Ricky Dillon, Connor Franta, Jc Caylen Trevor Moran and Sam Pottorff. The group broke up in December 2014. He got into a relationship with a fellow YouTuber named Andrea Russett but the relationship ended in the middle of 2014. Kian and Jc created a lot of controversy by hacking their friend Joseph Hernandez’s Twitter account to post a variety of ‘gay jokes’. This was strongly criticized by a former member of the ‘Our2ndLife’ group Connor Franta. Joseph put the whole blame for the hijacking on Kian but Jc later admitted to his share of the responsibility.
Behind The Curtains
Kian Lawley was born in Iowa but moved to California with his family when he was only five years old. His parents got divorced when he was eight years old and he and his siblings stayed back with their mother after his father left. He was a lonely child who grew up with without having too many friends. He grew up to be a rebel in class and got poor grades because of getting distracted from his studies. Though he broke up with his former girlfriend and fellow YouTuber Andrea Russett, they are still friends and get along very well professionally. Since the breakup he has made two videos with her: one for her channel and one for his. Presently he lives in Sherman Oakes, California with his two friends Jc Caylen and Joseph Hernandez. He has a yellow Labrador retriever named ‘Hazel’ as a pet. Though he has naturally brown hair, he used to bleach it blonde when he was younger. During the ‘Our2ndLife’ tour of 2014 he had colored it blue. The color faded to blonde and he retained it for two months. He is of Polish, German and Irish origin. His estimated net worth is approximately $2 million.