Childhood & Early Life
Liliana Mumy was born on April 16, 1994, in San Marcos, California, USA. Her childhood name is Liliana Berry Davis Mumy.
Her mother, Eileen Davis, is a childbirth educator, and her father, Charles William Mumy Jr. (also known as Bill Mumy), an actor, musician, author, voice actor, and a former child artist. Her father has German, English, Scottish, and French-Canadian ancestry, while her mother is Jewish.
She attended Laurel Hall School in North California, then moved to attend Campbell Hall School and then graduated from the Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California.
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TV & Acting Career
She started her acting career in the year 2001 at the age of seven in the TV Show ‘Scrubs’ in which she appeared as the character named Samantha Tanner in the episode ‘My old lady’.
She followed up with an appearance in the ‘That ‘70s Show’ as Donna in the episode ‘The class picture’, and in ‘Strong Medicine’ as Annie in the episode ‘Discharged’. In 2002, she made her movie debut with the film ‘The Santa Clause 2’, playing the character of Lucy Miller.
From 2002-2004, she had a recurring role as the character Rachel McNamara in the TV series ‘My Wife and Kids’ for 6 episodes. She played the character Audrey Fremont in the TV series ‘The Twilight Zone’ in the episode ‘It’s still a good life’.
One of her most well-known roles as a child movie star came in 2003 in the movie ‘Cheaper by the Dozen’ starring Steve Martin, where she played the role of Jessica Baker. She reprised her character in the 2005 sequel ‘Cheaper by the Dozen 2’.
In 2006, she reprised her role as the character Lucy Miller in the movie ‘The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause’. She played the character Lena in the episode ‘After Dark’ of the TV series ‘Crossing Jordan’.
She played the character Madison in the episode ‘Boxer’ of the TV series ‘Help me help you’.
From 2008-2009, she played the character Lula banks in the TV series ‘The Cleaner’ for about 20 episodes. This was a key role as she played the daughter of the lead character.
She played a guest role as the character Layla in the TV series ‘Fresh off the boat’ in two episodes.
As Voice Actor
Liliana Mumy is an accomplished voice actor. She began her career in voice acting when she was five years old, lending her voice to the character Nonoko Yamada in the English dubbed version of the Japanese animated comedy film ‘My neighbors the Yamadas’.
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She followed it up with lending her voice to the character Mertle Edmonds in the animated direct to video animated science fiction comedy film ‘Stitch! The Movie’, in 2003. She lent her voice to the character Madge in the English version of the 2004 Japanese animated fantasy film ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’.
She was part of the voice cast for the 2004 Disney direct to video animated film ‘Mulan II’, which was a sequel to the 1998 animated film ‘Mulan’.
She lent her voice to the character Amy in the Paramount Pictures’ 2006 animated television special titled ‘Holly Hobbie and Friends: Surprise Party’. Her real father, Bill Mumy, lent his voice as the father of the character Amy, Bud, in this animated television special which was later released as a DVD and had five follow-ups till 2010, of all of which she was part of the voce cast and reprised her role as Amy.
She lent her voice to the character Mertle Edmonds in the Disney Australia animated film ‘Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch has a Glitch’.
She was part of the voice cast of the NBC 3D-animated family holiday special ‘The Happy Elf’ as well as the Paramount Pictures’ distributed German animated 2006 comedy-drama film, ‘Barnyard’. She reprised her voice role as Mertle Edmonds in the 2006 Disney Studios’ animated science fiction comedy television film ‘Leroy & Stitch’.
She lent her voice to the character Rosebud in the three direct to DVD films of the ‘Air Buddies’/’Air Bud’ series/franchise, ‘Snow Buddies’, ‘Space Buddies’, and ‘Santa Buddies’. She lent her voice to the superhero character Holly Robinson in the 2011 animated superhero film ‘Batman: Year One’, as well as in the subsequent film ‘Catwoman’.
She lent her voice to the character Phoebe in the English version of the French animated extra-terrestrial themed film ‘Space Goofs: The movie’. She was part of the voice cast of the animated film ‘Girls Vs Aliens’.
She was part of the TV animated series ‘Lilo & Stitch: The series’, lending her voice to the character Mertle Edmonds from 2003-2006 for a total of twenty three episodes.
In the morning show ‘Coconut Fred’s fruit salad island’, she lent her voice to the character Larry Simpson in the episode "Bananas for Golf/Fruit Ball Heroes". From 2004 to 2007, she lent her voice to the character Twinkle in the American children’s television series ‘Higglytown Heroes’ for sixty five episodes.
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She lent her voice to the character Kimberly in the television animated series ‘Catscratch’ for seven episodes. As a guest voice artist she lent her voice to the character Olivia Meers for two episodes in the animated television series ‘American Dragon: Jake Long’.
She was part of the voice cast for the animated children’s comedy television series ‘Me, Eloise’. She lent her voice to the character Panini in the Cartoon Network animated television series ‘Chowder’ for thirty episodes.
She was part of the voice cast for the animated television series ‘Batman: The Brave and the Bold’. She was a guest voice artist on the animated television series ‘The Secret Saturdays’, lending her voice to the character Wadi.
For the English version of the Italian animated television series, ‘Winx Club’, she lent her voice to the character Roxy for forty five episodes. Since 2012 she has lent her voice to the character Beth Tezuka, in the animated television series ‘Bravest Warriors’, appearing in about twenty nine episodes so far.
She has lent her voice to the character Rennie in the animated television series ‘The Family Chronicles Time’ since 2014, and, is part of the voice cast for the television show ‘Ridge Middle School’ since 2015. Since 2016, she has lent her voice to the character Leni Loud in the animated television series ‘The Loud House’ and has appeared in forty four episodes so far. She is also part of the voice cast of the animated television series ‘Be Cool Scooby Doo’ since 2017.
Liliana Mumy is an actress as well as a voice artist. She started her career as a voice artist at the age of five, before she started acting as a child artist.
The quantum of her major works as a voice artist exceeds that as an actress. Still, as a child actor she has starred in major movie franchises like ‘Cheaper by the Dozen’ series, and ‘The Santa Clause’ series.
As a voice actor however, is where she has really made her mark right from her childhood, lending her voice to leading characters in original and dubbed television series and films. Most of her recent major works are in fact as a voice artist rather than as an actress.
At the same time, she has struck a balance between the two careers and is known as both an actress and voice artist which puts her in the league of other major Hollywood legends like Robin Williams, Eddie Murphy etc. She is definitely an artist to watch out for in the years to come.
Awards & Achievements
She was nominated for ‘Best Performance in a TV Comedy or Drama Series’ - ‘Guest Starring Young Actress Age Ten or Under,’ for ‘My Wife & Kids’ (2001).
She was the winner of the ‘Best Young Ensemble in a Feature Film’ for ‘Cheaper by the Dozen’ (2003). She was also nominated for ‘Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble Cast,’ for ‘Cheaper by the Dozen 2’ (2005).
She was nominated for ‘Best Young Ensemble in a Feature Film’ for ‘The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause’ (2006).
She received the ‘Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series’ prize for ‘The Loud House’ (2016).