OLIVIA RODRIGO is a meteor blazing through the sky, leaving everyone who sees her light in awe and inspiration. In showbusiness, she is one of the fastest rising star, both as a singer and an actress in her generation.
Although she is known popularly as her leading role in the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, acting opposite to Joshua Bassett, Matt Cornett, Sofia Wylie, and Kate Reinders. She is already a star with or without the show. Does the song “Driver’s License” ring a bell?
In this article, we summed up some of the things you may not know about this exceptional young artist. Here are the things you may not know about Olivia Rodrigo.
Olivia was born Olivia Isabel Rodrigo on February 20, 2003 in Temecula, California. She is of Filipino – German – Irish descent. Her father is Filipino, growing up in a traditional Filipino household.
At an early age, she already was exposed to theater. When she was six years old, she began taking acting and singing lessons. She went to the Lisa J. Mails Elementary School and Dorothy McElhinney Middle School.
Moving to Los Angeles made reaching her dreams easier. She landed the role of Paige in Disney Channel’s Bizaardvark, where she acts alongside Madison Hu, who plays the role of “Frankie”. She played the co-lead role for this comedy show for three seasons.
With a Disney exposure, doors have opened for Olivia. In 2019, Olivia landed the role of “Nini Salazar-Roberts on the Disney+ series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. She portrays a theater maven that needed a lot of confidence boost following a bad break up. For the show, she wrote the song “All I want” and co-write the song “Just For A Moment” with her co-star Joshua Bassett.
Well, it is not an unknown fact that Olivia has great voice. With her popularity in various shows, she signed with Interscope Records and Geffen Records in 2020. She started this year with a huge bang, when she released her debut single “Drivers License” early this year. She was also a co-author of that song, with Dan Nigro.
The song broke records – Spotify’s most daily streams, debuting number one on Billboard Hot 100 and various number one positions in the UK, Norway, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, and Ireland.
Apart from the shows Bizaardvark and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Olivia also appeared in other shows. In 2015, she appeared in the film An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success as Grace Thomas.
IN 2017, she appeared in the American television sitcom New Girl which stars Zooey Deschanel. Olivia appeared in the episode “Young Adult” as Terrinea.
· Olivia credits Taylor Swift and Lorde as her biggest musical influence.
· She dated her Bizaardvark co-star Ethan Wacker, who played the role of “Bernie” on the show. It was said that her hit debut single Drivers License was based on their relationship.
· Her favorite Filipino dish is lumpia or spring rolls.
· Her go to signature beauty look is a bright red lip. You can see on her social media how she rocks wearing this color!
· When not busy with her career, she is an institute speaker for the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.
Looking back at her achievements, it is hard to believe that she is still in her teen years, right? Olivia remains an inspiration particularly to her age group. Now, excuse, let met listen to Drivers License again for the nth time today.