Sofia Hublitz is an American actress and reality television personality. After gaining initial fame as a contestant in the first season of ‘MasterChef Junior’ in 2013, she has emerged as one of the most promising actresses of the contemporary era with her portrayal of Charlotte Byrde in Netflix’s crime drama series ‘Ozark’. A native of Virginia, Hublitz always wanted to pursue acting as a career. She participated in ‘MasterChef Junior’, hoping that it would give her enough exposure to launch her career as an actress. Hublitz made her acting debut a year after her appearance on ‘MasterChef Junior’, in 2014, in FX’s comedy-drama ‘Louie’. She played a recurring character called Danielle Hoffman. In 2016, she made a guest appearance in the web series ‘Horace and Pete’. Hublitz then landed her breakthrough role as Charlotte Byrde in ‘Ozark’, in which she shared screen space with the likes of Jason Bateman and Laura Linney. The show also gave her the opportunity to work with the renowned screenwriter Bill Dubuque.
In an interview with a German news outlet, Sofia Hublitz stated that despite her mother’s achievements in the catering industry, she never had any inclination to be a chef herself. She dubbed her attitude to her mother’s profession as a form of rebellion.
Prior to her appearance on ‘MasterChef Junior’, she gave another interview on October 6, 2013, in which she said that acting was her dream career, be it on theater or television. She went on to state that she hoped ‘MasterChef Junior’ would get “the ball rolling”.
The American competitive reality TV series ‘MasterChef Junior’ premiered on September 27, 2013, on Fox and was inspired by the concept of the U.K. series ‘Junior MasterChef’. The contestants are all children or teenagers in the age group 8–13 and the judges are four of biggest names in the catering industry, Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi, Graham Elliot, and Joe Bastianich.
Hublitz was twelve years old when she made her appearance in the first episode of the first season of the show, ‘Top 24 Compete’, which aired on September 27, 2013. She would eventually make it to the top ten before being eliminated. In one episode, Hublitz committed an error during a baking challenge and subsequently started crying. Noticing this, Ramsay approached her. He did not simply console her but also helped her in starting everything over again. While her stay on the show was relatively short, she managed to win over the hearts of the majority of the show’s audience.
Hublitz started off her acting career in 2014 by portraying the recurring character Danielle Hoffman in FX’s comedy-drama ‘Louie’. This was the first time she worked with the controversial comedian Louis C.K. Hublitz appeared in two episodes of season four, ‘In the Woods: Part 1’ and ‘In the Woods: Part 2’. The show abruptly ended after FX terminated their contract with Louis C.K.'s production company, Pig Newton, in November 2017, following the confirmation of his sexual misconduct allegations.
Hublitz also worked with Louis C.K. in the web series ‘Horace and Pete’, which also starred Steve Buscemi. She guest-starred as Young Sylvia in the 10th episode of season one.
She got her breakthrough role in ‘Ozark,’ a crime drama web television series that premiered on Netflix on July 21, 2017. The first season garnered critical praise and a considerable amount of audience attention. The popularity of the first season eventually led to the renewal of the show. The second season was released on August 31, 2018. The series revolves around financial planner Marty Byrde (Bateman) and his family: wife Wendy Byrde (Linney), daughter Charlotte Byrde (Hublitz) and son Jonah Byrde (Skylar Gaertner). They are suddenly forced to relocate from Naperville, a suburb of Chicago, to a summer resort town in the Missouri Ozarks after problems arise in Byrde’s money laundering scheme for a Mexican drug lord. Following their move to the Ozarks, the family begins to get entangled with local criminals. Hublitz, along with the rest of the cast, has received critical acclaim for her performance. She is set to make her cinematic debut with the upcoming film ‘What Breaks the Ice’.
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Sofia Hublitz was born on June 1, 1999, in Richmond, Virginia, to Keiran Lawrence Gaughan and Sosie Hublitz. In her youth, Hublitz, along with her family, moved around a lot. They first relocated to North Carolina and then to New York, where they currently reside. Hublitz’s father passed away in May 2018. She announced the news on her Instagram account, which since seems to have been deleted.
Hublitz studied at the Professional Children’s School in Manhattan, New York and was encouraged to pursue her artistic aspirations since she was a child. Besides attending a regular school, she has also trained under an acting coach.
Her mother is a renowned chef and owner of several restaurants. She is associated with multiple thriving restaurants in Charlottesville, Virginia, the OBX of North Carolina, and Millie's Diner, in Richmond, Virginia.
In 2016, Hublitz signed to the United Talent Agency, which is a private talent agency based out of Beverly Hills, California.