Lizzy Yu (born 5th of October 2002; Age: 20 years old) is an American-born musical theatre performer, social media personality, and upcoming actress who gained popularity after she started dating the Stranger Things star, Gaten Matarazzo.
How Old is Lizzy Yu?
Lizzy Yu is currently 20 years old; this calculation was derived from her date of birth – the 5th of October 2002. Her exact place of birth is reported to be Mystic Island, New Jersey, in the United States, which makes her an American by nationality. Lizzy’s ethnicity is not known, but her looks suggest she is Asian.
The New Jersey native spent a better part of her growing-up years in her place of birth. She came from a humble family background as her father, Bob Yu, worked as an employee at a local shop. Lizzy’s mother has been identified as Bo Yu, but her profession has never earned a mention in the public space.
The internet star is not the only child of her parents. Lizzy shared childhood memories with a sister who goes by the name Liann Yu. Yu works and earns a living in the entertainment industry as an actress.
The details of Lizzy Yu’s earliest academic journey say she joined Frog Pond Elementary School in 2011, graduating in 2015. Her days as a primary school pupil were quite eventful as she worked with her school’s drama club and acquired admirable acting skills.
She then joined Pinelands Regional High School, where she achieved her high school graduation. When the time came for Lizzy to go for higher academic qualification, the social media star chose to pitch her ten with Montclair State University, where she is currently studying for a college degree, but her course of study has never been disclosed.
What Does Lizzy Yu Do for a Living?
Lizzy Yu is a girl of many hats. She is listed as a musical theatre performer, an upcoming actress, and a social media star with a presence on several platforms, but she is more popular on Instagram.
Lizzy’s Main Social Media Account is Instagram
Yu joined Instagram around 2017 and can be located @lizz.yu. She shared her debut post on July 2017; it was an image of the internet star at Yellowstone National Park.
The kind of posts to expect on her handle are her lifestyle pictures, images, and videos depicting different moods and fashion looks.
Her IG account has existed for over five years and is doing admirable well with 435K followers. So far, she has shared 77 posts and still counting.
Lizzy is on TikTok
Lizzy Yu’s popularity on TikTok is not comparable to what she enjoys on Instagram. On the lip-sync platform, she operates under the username @lizzyu, where the Instagram star can only boast 242 followers plus 37.4K likes. However, this may be early days for Lizzy as she may still do well on TikTok in the future.
Lizzy’s Twitter Handle
Lizzy Yu joined Twitter @LizzyYu in August 2014 and has only shared 225 posts. Lizzy kept her handle protected, and perhaps that may be the reason she doesn’t have many followers. So far, she can only boast 69 fans.
Her Career as a Musical Theatre Performer
Lizzy Yu’s profession as a performer in the musical theatre took off from her days as a student. She belongs to the theatre group Pinelands Thespians which partook in a competition at Montclair State University, where they were declared the winners.
Going forward, the up-and-coming thespian recorded appearances on the sets of other famous theatre dramas, including the likes of Outsider and Cinderella.
Lizzy Yu’s Debut Onscreen Role was Announced in 2021
Lizzy Yu’s name hit the airwaves in 2021 when it was announced that she would be joining the cast of the anticipated Netflix series entitled Avatar: The Last Airbender, where she would be expected to breathe life into the character of Azula.
In the series, Lizzy would share the screen with movie greats like Yvonne Chapman, Maria Zhang, Gordon Cormier, Dallas Liu, and Casey Camp-Horinek, among others.
Going by what is on her IMDB page, The internet star and upcoming actress has just three credits – Somewhere in Queens in 2022 as Amy, Year One as Ruby (post-production), and Avatar: The Last Airbender as Azula (post-production). Lizzy is currently a signee of Take 3 Talent Agency.
When Did Lizzy and Gatten Matarazzo Start Dating?
According to reports, Lizzy Yu and her love interest, Gatten Matarazzo, started going steady during the summer of 2018 and were confirmed to be dating in March of the same year.
Her love interest, Gatten, is an actor who is best known for the role he played on the set of Netflix’s series Stranger Things, where he breathed life into the character of Dustin Henderson. The actor has also recorded appearances in several other productions.
Talking about where they first crossed paths, many online sources have suggested that the duo met in the line of duty since they are both players in the same industry, and this may not be far from the truth. The lovebirds have been quite overt in the way they conduct their relationships. Since they made things Instagram official, Yu and Matarazzo have not shied away from sharing stuff about each other on their socials.
Though the celebrity duo is yet to take the proverbial walk down the aisle, they already behave like a married couple, always remembering to celebrate their anniversaries. Fans witnessed them celebrate the latest one in March 2022.
Lizzy’s relationship with Garten has endured for four long years, and there have not been any rumours of separation from them. From what is perceivable, the lovebirds may be heading to the altar.