Who is Peyton Elizabeth Lee?
Peyton Elizabeth Lee is a young American actress best known for her role in the series ‘Andi Mack.’ She is also popular as the daughter of actor Andrew Tinpo Lee who is famous for his performance in ‘General Hospital’. Elizabeth Lee started her acting career with a role in the American political thriller television series ‘Scandal’ in 2015. After playing a few other minor roles, she bagged the role of one of the most popular television characters in recent times—the title character in the American family drama series, ‘Andi Mack.’ Her performance in the series has been appreciated. While she is yet to make her film debut, the young actress has already proved her mettle with her roles in the television industry. Bright and ambitious, she dreams of making it big in Hollywood one day. The teenager is the youngest ever student to get into Playhouse West to study acting!
Elizabeth Lee started her acting career in 2015, with a role in the political thriller television series ‘Scandal’, created by Shonda Rhimes. It aired on ABC. She portrayed the role of ‘Violet’ in the episode ‘I'm Just a Bill’. Her character was of a young spelling bee champion.
In 2016, she grabbed the role of a girl soldier in the comedy-drama television series ‘Shameless’. She appeared in three episodes titled ‘Pimp's Paradise’, ‘NSFW’, and ‘Refugees’. She portrayed her funny side in the series and was liked by the fans. This performance led her to the opportunity to play the lead character in a family comedy-drama television series titled ‘Andi Mack’. The show was created by Terri Minsky and premiered on Disney Channel in April 2017. Elizabeth Lee portrayed the title character, who is a seventh-grade student at the Jefferson Middle School. The show revolves around Elizabeth’s character and her two best friends, ‘Cyrus Goodman’ and ‘Buffy Driscoll’. Joshua Rush portrayed the character of ‘Cyrus Goodman,’ the first gay boy to be portrayed in a Disney production. The other main character, ‘Buffy Driscoll,’ the first girl on the Jefferson Middle School basketball team, is played by Sofia Wylie.
The show earned much appreciation from the audience and was nominated at the Peabody Awards and the British LGBT Awards in 2018. It won the ‘Outstanding Kids & Family Programming’ award at the GLAAD Media Awards as well as the ‘Television with a Conscience’ award at the Television Academy Honors awards.
Lee later appeared in the animated television series, ‘The Lion Guard’, playing the voice of ‘Rani’, in a recurring role.
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Peyton Elizabeth Lee was born on May 22, 2004, in New York City, New York, to Jennifer Dormer Lee, a psychologist, and Andrew Tinpo Lee, an actor by profession. She grew up with two siblings, Ella Margaret Lee and Julian Andrew Lee. Elizabeth Lee went to Playhouse West to study acting, becoming the youngest acting student to be accepted in the school. She is currently dating Asher Angel, with whom she posts a lot of pictures on her Instagram profile. The two seem to be very close.