Who is Olivia Sui?
Olivia Sui, more popularly known as Smosh Olivia, is a Chinese-American actress and YouTuber who has starred in several TV series. However, she is most popular as a Smosh cast member; Smosh is an American sketch comedy YouTube channel. Before joining Smosh, Sui made several appearances in different episodes of hit TV series such as ‘Weeds’, ‘Warzone’, and ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’. She officially joined the Smosh squad as a member in March 2015 and became the co-host of Smosh’s ‘Seriously Super Stupid Sleepover’ alongside Courtney Miller. Sui teamed up with Miller again in 2017 for ‘Whoa! Nature Show’. As a regular Smosh member, Sui comes up with different sketches and performs them along with the other members. Her other acting credits include ‘Squad Vlogs’ and ‘Yappie’. Sui is also very popular on Instagram and Twitter. She currently lives in Los Angeles and works as a dancer, comedian, and actor.
Olivia Sui came to the United States when she just two years old. She started pursuing ballet at the age of five and realized she loved both dancing and acting. Growing up, she participated in several dance competitions in Southern California and trained herself in acting and improvisation comedy. At the age of 13, she started landing roles in various TV series such as ‘Monk’, ‘Weeds’, ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’, ‘Date Night Fails’, ‘Warzone’, ‘SHFTY: Super Happy Fun Time, Yay!’ and ‘A Trivial Exclusion’. Thereafter she moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting.
It was also the age of new apps on the Internet and viral videos. Sui decided to join Vine, a popular video-sharing app, and started posting her own unique videos. Her weird sense of humor worked in her favor. She was seen walking around the city of Los Angeles, filming strangers and interacting with them in these vines. The videos became popular, and she developed a large social media following. In her Vine videos, she collaborated with other social media personalities such as Brandon Calvillo, Marcus Johns, and Josh Darnit. After this, she started focusing on digital content and decided to start her own YouTube channel in 2015. The channel currently has over 94,000 subscribers with almost 1 million views. Her most popular videos include ‘BAKING CHEESECAKE WITH COURTNEY MILLER!’ and ‘SPICY KOREAN NOODLE CHALLENGE AH!!!’.
After diverting her acting roles to digital media, she was seen in ‘Scream Queens’ and ‘Madden Rivals’. She joined Smosh, a digital comedy brand, in March 2015 and became a permanent member of the 6-membered cast. She is a regular character in many of Smosh’s series including ‘The Big What If’, ‘Smosh Summer Games: Wild West’, ‘Smosh Babies’, ‘Winter Games 2017’, and ‘Every BLANK Ever’. She teamed up with Courtney Miller to co-host ‘Seriously Super Stupid Sleepover’, but this was cancelled early in 2017. She teamed up with Courtney again for ‘Whoa! Nature Show’ in September 2017. The two of them went out into the nature, mingled with animals, and tried understanding their habitat. Sui also continued working on sketches for the main Smosh channel at the same time. She currently remains a major cast member of the Smosh squad while making intermittent appearances in other series. She was recently seen in the pilot episode of the series ‘Yappie’. She was also seen at the VidCon 2018 convention interacting with her fans.
Apart from acting, Olivia Sui also announced about her jewelry line titled ‘LIV by Olivia Sui’. As a professionally trained dancer, Olivia continues to dance and is currently associated with a non-profit organization. She also has her own line of merchandise that she sells on her website. She is currently active on Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter. Her Instagram account features snippets of her life and has over 427k followers.
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Olivia Sui was born on August 14, 1993 in China. Her family moved to the United States when she was just two years old. She was previously in a relationship with James Law, a photographer, from 2013 to 2018. She often mentioned him in her social media feed and stories before they broke up in April 2018. She is currently dating actor Sam Lerner, and they live in California.
Olivia Sui loves watching TV and is a huge fan of TV series ‘Homeland’ and ‘Narcos’. She is also a huge fan of Anthony Bourdain and loves watching ‘Explore Parts Unknown’. She is deeply scared of butterflies and has confessed this in one of her Smosh videos. Her biggest fear is water as she doesn’t know how to swim.