Morgan Lily: biography
Lily began her acting and modeling career at an early age. Morgan's most notable role had been at the age of nine in a disaster film 2012. She appeared in the successful movie X-Men: First Class as Young Mystique for which she received substantial positive responses and reviews from fans and viewers. Another notable role had been as Bonnie on the hit series, Shameless.
Morgan Lily was born on April 11, 2000 in Santa Monica, California, the USA. Her father Andy Gross is best known in America as the actor, Magic Castle member and ventriloquist, and mother April Gross is a housewife. Morgan was raised along with her two sisters Riley Jane Gross and Audrey Lynn Gross and a brother Jordan David Gross.
The actress was named Morgan Lily because her parents couldn’t agree on either Morgan or Lily should be called.
Thanks to her father’s connections in a creative environment, the scouts from a children's modeling agency saw a beautiful girl, similar to an elf, with huge blue eyes, and blessed her for a career in the world of show business. She took the fashion world by storm - all before the age of four. Morgan topped the fashion world appearing in the pages of world-famous fashion magazines like Disney, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, Cosmopolitan, Elle and Amica.
Before she cast in the role of Morgan in her first movie Shards (2005), the rising star had already featured in over 21 TV commercials as well as several photo-shoots as an upcoming model. After a year, she appeared in the movie Welcome to the Jungle Gym.
Then, Morgan Lily guest starred in one episode of the popular crime TV series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, where she made all the movie stunts by herself.
Her Sundance debut broke out in 2008 in the comedy-drama film Henry Poole is Here. In this quirky dark comedy, Morgan played Millie Stupek, the girl, who began to talk after touching the image's healing powers. In 2008, he earned a CARE Award of Child Actor Recognition Event.
In 2009, Morgan cast as a crying 5-year-old in the star-studded romantic comedy He’s Just Not That Into You. There Morgan worked with Hollywood top-level actors including Ben Affleck, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Bradley Cooper, and many others.
That same year, Morgan moved on to work on the action-packed blockbuster 2012, where she played the role of Lilly Curtis, the daughter of fantasy novelist Jackson Curtis who had to bring his family to safety as a series of extreme natural disasters destroy the world. The film refers to Mayanism and the 2012 phenomenon in its portrayal of cataclysmic events. Afterward, the young actress called these shootings the most fascinating of her career:
"It was an exciting experience. Besides, I met so many people who improved my acting talent. It is an honor for me to work with all the actors and actresses of this film. ”
Morgan had a busy 2010, starring in an episode of Criminal Minds as Jody Hatchett, the girl from a billet family that wanted to break her hated parenting practices. Then she shot in the romantic comedy-drama movie Flipped.
Soon, Morgan Lily cast in a superhero film X-Men: First Class involved international travel and eight hours a day in the makeup chair for her role as Young Mystique, the most famous anti-heroine of the cyclus about mutants, where the actress worked alongside top A-listers like Jennifer Lawrence and smashed box offices. Morgan loved every minute of the transformation to this fantastic character: make-up men worked with her appearance for hours, creating blue skin and yellow eyes.
The girl got such vivid impressions that when she was offered to appear again as a Young Mystique in the next movie X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2014, she agreed without hesitation and regained world popularity once again.
Some of her latest pictures include film Cooties as Tamra starring with Elijah Wood. The plot follows a mysterious virus, which hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. The film premiered during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival where Morgan was humbled to meet with Steven Spielberg.
Another significant Morgan’s movie was the top-rated series Shameless, which was going on screens for three seasons. She played as Bonnie, the school friend of Carl Gallagher (Ethan Cutkosky). Bonnie lives with her seven siblings in a van. At the beginning of the fifth season, Bonnie’s family has gone, so the actress leaves the project.
Morgan loves her work, and the only thing that this young lady can't stand is to finish one or another project after he has become part of the team.
“To leave the set after spending so much time together, making friends, becoming attached to each other and falling in love with all your heart – such things are very complicated," - she admitted.
Besides, on the set of Shameless, Lily became a very close friend to the actress Emma Kenney, who played Debbie Gallagher.
Cute and adorable Lily has managed to keep her personal information so secret that nothing relating her past and present affair status is published. There is no records of any romantic relationship for Lily as she is sharpening her skills and focusing on her career rather than wasting time on romantic relationships. Morgan has many hobbies of ballet and contemporary dances; her favorite sports are figure skating, swimming, and jujitsu. All that keeps her body well-shaped: she has a good height of 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm) with body weight 55 kg.
The girl is passionate about animals. Now she has four dogs - German mastiff, a Dalmatian, an Australian cattle dog, and a chihuahua, as well as two cats, one Australian parrot, and a fish.
The actress enjoys filming vines, the short videos. However, she is not active on Instagram. The number of photos in her profile is significantly inferior to other young stars.
Morgan Lily now
All 2018, Morgan Lily is busy with her shooting in an American drama TV series Claws, which was started in 2017.
The plot is about five manicurists working at the nail salon who enters the traditionally male world of organized crime when they begin laundering money for a nearby pain clinic. There is no information about the actress’s future project now.
- 2005 – Shards
- 2006 – Welcome to the Jungle Gym
- 2008 – Henry Poole Is Here
- 2009 – He's Just Not That into You
- 2009 – 2012
- 2010 – Criminal Minds
- 2010 – Flipped
- 2011 – X-Men: First Class
- 2014 – Cooties
- 2014 – X-Men: Days of Future Past
- 2014 – Shameless
- 2017 – Claws