Liana Daine Liberato
August 20, 1995
Galveston, Texas, U.S.
Liana Daine Liberato (born August 20, 1995) is an American actress. She played the younger version of the female lead in the 2014 film The Best of Me and starred in the 2010 films, Trust and The Last Sin Eater and in 2012, The Expatriate.
From 2018 to 2019, Liberato starred in the leading role on the Hulu thriller series Light as a Feather as McKenna Brady, for which she received two nominations for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series (2019) and Outstanding Principal Performance in a Daytime Program (2020).
Liberato was born in Galveston, Texas, and is the daughter of Jorge and Rhondelle Liberato. She is of Czech, English, Méxicana and 1/32 Italian descent. In July 2020, She became engaged to her long-time boyfriend Tommy O'Brien. They married in March 2021.
In 2005, Liberato made her acting debut in the television series Cold Case and has appeared on Sons of Anarchy, CSI: Miami. She also made an appearance in the music video for Miley Cyrus's song, "7 Things". The following year she appeared in the fourth season of House, and was featured in the June issue of The New York Times Magazine. In 2007, Liberato obtained the leading role in the 20th Century Fox adventure film The Last Sin Eater.
2010 found Liberato starring in the film Trust. Her performance, praised by Roger Ebert in his review of the film, won her the Silver Hugo Award for Best Actress at the 46th Chicago International Film Festival. In June, she was cast in the film Trespass. She played Kim in If I Stay and the younger version of the female lead in the 2014 film The Best of Me. In 2014, Liberato was named one of the best actors under the age of 20 by IndieWire.
|2007||The Last Sin Eater||Cadi Forbes|
|2007||Safe Harbour||Philippa "Pip" MacKenzie|
|2012||Stuck in Love||Kate|
|2013||Jake Squared||Young Joanne|
|2014||If I Stay||Kim Schein|
|2014||The Best of Me||Young Amanda Collier|
|2016||Dear Eleanor||Ellie Potter|
|2017||To the Bone||Kelly|
|2017||1 Mile to You||Henny|
|2017||Nobody Knows||Cheyenne Bridell||Short film|
|2018||Measure of a Man||Michelle Marks|
|2019||To the Stars||Maggie Richmond|
|2019||The Beach House||Emily|||
|TBA||Hush, Hush||Nora Grey||Pre-production|
|2005||The Inside||Dina Presley||Episode: "Little Girl Lost"|
|2005||Cold Case||Charlotte Jones (1963)||Episode: "Strange Fruit"|
|2005||CSI: Miami||Amy Manning||Episode: "Recoil"|
|2008||House||Jane||Episode: "It's a Wonderful Lie"|
|2008–09||Sons of Anarchy||Tristen Oswald||Episodes: "Fun Town", "Gilead"|
|2012||Paradise Drive||Liana||Episode: "Our Own Daisy Duke"|
|2018–2019||Light as a Feather||McKenna Brady / Jennifer Brady||Main role (as McKenna); recurring role (as Jennifer)|
|2020||Day by Day||Hannah (voice)||Episode: "Destiny Cinema 2"|
|2008||"7 Things"||Miley Cyrus|
|2011||"Maybe"||Nat & Alex Wolff|
|2018||"Stranger Things"||Kygo ft. OneRepublic|
Awards and nominations
|2011||Silver Hugo Award||Best Actress||Trust||Won|||
|Chicago Film Critics Association Awards||Most Promising Performer||Nominated|||
|Women Film Critics Circle||Best Young Actress||Nominated|||
|2019||Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series||Light as a Feather||Nominated|||
|2020||Outstanding Principal Performance in a Daytime Program||Nominated|||
- "About Liana". Retrieved January 1, 2017.
- Adrian Nicole LeBlanc (June 4, 2006). "Hollywood Elementary". The New York Times Magazine. Retrieved February 5, 2012.
- "In House Media's NewsBlog: Liana Liberato has lead role in "The Last Sin Eater"". Archived from the original on September 27, 2007.
- "Lookingglass Theatre Company Presents TRUST". January 13, 2010. Retrieved March 2, 2010.
- "Toronto 2010: "Trust," Reviewed". IFC.
- "Trust :: rogerebert.com :: reviews". rogerebert.suntimes.com. March 31, 2011.
- "2010 — 46th Chicago International Film Festival". Archived from the original on December 27, 2013. Retrieved July 3, 2011.
- "Trespass" – via www.imdb.com.
- "Nicole Kidman and Nicolas Cage join Trespass". Archived from the original on November 17, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2012.
- Firman, Tehrene. "Liana Liberato's New Movie Is Coming Out This Weekend—Here's Everything You Need to Know About the Heartwrenching Rom-Dram". Teen Vogue. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
- "On The Rise: 20 Actors To Watch That Are Under 20". IndieWire. September 4, 2014. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
- Vincentelli, Elisabeth (July 8, 2019). "'The Beach House' Review: No Fun Memories for These Vacationers". The New York Times. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
- Kurland, Daniel (July 9, 2020). "[Review] 'The Beach House' is a Cosmic, Trippy Triumph That Will Bury You In Its Tide". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
- "Chicago Film Critics Nominations". Beth Stevens. Awards Daily. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
- "The Women Film Critics Circle Awards". Ryan Adams. Awards Daily. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
- Pedersen, Erik. "Daytime Emmy Nominations: 'Days Of Our Lives' Leads Programs & CBS Tops Networks". deadline. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
- Hipes, Patrick (May 21, 2020). "Daytime Emmy Nominations: 'General Hospital', 'Sesame Street', 'The View' Top List; CBS, Amazon Prime Lead Networks". Deadline. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
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