Liza Koshy

Liza Koshy

YouTube Star

Elizabeth Shaila "Liza" Koshy (born March 31, 1996), is an American media personality and actress. Her main YouTube channel has amassed more than 17 million subscribers, and her two channels have a combined total of over 3 billion views.

Full Name
Elizabeth Shaila Koshy
Mar 31, 1996
5′ 0″
Net Worth


Liza Koshy was born Elizabeth Koshy on March 31st, 1996 in Houston, Texas. She is of Indian and Caucasian descent. Her father is from India and her mother is of Irish-American, German-American, and Norwegian-American descent. Koshy grew up in Houston with her parents and older sister Olga, attending Lamar High School. After graduating high school she attended the University of Houston but dropped out after one year to pursue a career on YouTube. 

Koshy started her YouTube channel Lizzza in 2013 when she was 17 years old. In the beginning, her videos were mainly focused on comedy skits and sketches but over time they became more varied as she began to post vlogs, challenges, beauty tutorials, pranks, and other content. Her channel quickly gained recognition for its comedic style which resonated with viewers around the globe and soon she was featured on popular news outlets like The Ellen Degeneres Show, Good Morning America and The Today Show. 

In 2015 Koshy won the Teen Choice Award for “Choice Web Star: Comedy” and shortly afterwards signed an exclusive deal with AwesomenessTV. In 2016 Koshy starred in Tyler Oakley’s web series “Psychobabble” and released a book called “Liza Koshy: My Life As A Hot Mess” which debuted at number three on The New York Times bestseller list. In 2018 she made her film debut with a starring role in “Boo! A Madea Halloween” followed by roles in films such as “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (2017) and “The Babysitter: Killer Queen” (2020). 

Koshy currently has over 20 million subscribers across her multiple platforms including YouTube where she regularly posts comedic sketches that have amassed hundreds of millions of views. She also hosts shows on various networks including MTV where she hosted Lip Sync Battle Shorties alongside Nick Cannon from 2017–2018; All That (2019); Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2020; Quibi's Floored; NBC's Tagged; YouTube Red's Escape the Night Seasons 2 & 3; Netflix's Prank Encounters; Hulu's Freakish Seasons 1 & 2; Buzzfeed Unfollowed Season 1 & 2; HBO Max's Liza On Demand Seasons 1 & 2; and many more.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1996</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Liza Koshy is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On March 31, 1996, Liza Koshy was born in Houston, Texas.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Begins Making Videos on Vine</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Koshy begins making videos on the short video platform Vine and quickly becomes popular.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">YouTube Channel Launched</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Koshy launches her YouTube channel and amasses millions of subscribers within a year.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Debut Book</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases her debut book titled "Liza Koshy: Unleash Your Awesome."</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Acting Debut in Movie “Boo! A Madea Halloween”</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Makes her acting debut in the movie "Boo! A Madea Halloween."</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Launches Podcast “Liza on Demand”</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Launches her own podcast titled "Liza On Demand" on Spotify.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2021</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Hosts Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2021</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Hosts the 2021 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, becoming the first solo female host since 2007.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She is Hilarious </h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Liza Koshy is an incredibly funny YouTube star. Her comedic timing and natural charisma make her videos a joy to watch. She's always willing to try new things, and her ability to make people laugh is unparalleled.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She is Down to Earth</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Liza Koshy is relatable and down to earth, making it easy for her fans to connect with her. She is genuine in her interactions with fans, and she gives back in various ways, whether it be through charity work or just being there for those who need support.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She Can Dance</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Liza Koshy is an amazing dancer. Her dance moves are always on point, and she loves to show them off in her videos. From hip hop to salsa and beyond, Liza can do it all, giving viewers an extra dose of entertainment.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Started Out on Vine</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Liza Koshy started her career on Vine and gained more than 5 million followers in just six months.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> First YouTube Star to Reach 10 Million Subscribers</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Liza Koshy was the first YouTube star to reach 10 million subscribers and is currently the most subscribed female creator on the platform.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Hosted the MTV Movie Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2017, Liza Koshy hosted the MTV Movie & TV Awards alongside Adam Devine, making her the youngest host in the ceremony's history.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Has a Degree in Business</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Liza Koshy graduated from the University of Houston in 2018 with a degree in business marketing.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Owns Her Own Production Company</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Liza Koshy owns her own production company, Liza Koshy Productions, which produces content for YouTube, Hulu, and Netflix.</p></div>


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