“You, under no means, have to be famous in order to make a difference.”
Throughout her entire life, Lizzy Greene has been passionate about two things: performing and paying it forward. She first stepped into the spotlight at a school talent show, when she slayed the entire student body with a Taylor Swift song. “I love being in front of people and being able to perform,” she smiles.
After witnessing the performance, Lizzy’s music teacher encouraged her to get started in local theatre. “I started performing and doing plays, and then I went into comedy,” she explains. “I was discovered by an agent in Dallas and given some auditions, but I didn’t ever think anything would come of it.”
Fate would have other plans and eventually, something did. Lizzy met a manager, who sent her the script for a brand new Nickelodeon show, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn. “I auditioned, got a callback, and was amazed,” she shares. “So I flew up to LA and had two days to memorize a 12-page script. After maybe ten auditions, I got the role and it was one of the best feelings of my entire life.”
And if there’s one thing that thrills Lizzy as much as performing, it’s her passion for giving back, which she discovered all the way back in second grade after seeing an ASPCA commercial on television. “Seeing all of the sad animals absolutely killed me,” she says.
“So I went up to my principal and asked if I could do a fundraiser. I raised $178 and it was such a good feeling to be able to go and give that to ASPCA. They were so grateful. You, under no means, have to be famous to make a difference. A little goes a long way. From there on out, I was really focused on wanting to make others feel good.”
Whether she’s filming Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn or supporting countless charities, Lizzy is doing just that, and reminding us all about what really matters. “Nowadays, people are really focused on social media followers and how many likes you get on a photo,” she says. “You’ll go into an audition and they’ll ask you how many followers you have. You’re like, ‘But I’m so much more than followers.’ And everyone should know that.”
“You’re so much more than how many likes you get or how many followers you have. That’s not what’s most important. What’s most important is that you’re making a difference – because you’re going to be the change in this world.”
PHOTOS by Joe Magnani
MAKEUP by Rachel Burney using Baby Lips products from Maybelline New York (Baby Lips Color Balm Crayon in Toasted Taupe and Baby Lips Color Balm Crayon in Creamy Coral)
HAIR by Matilde Campos & Sabrina Porsche
STYLING by Robiat Balogun – assisted by Sinai Robles (Tree: Coat by SpiritHoods, Top by Maddie and Belle, Belt by LuLus, Jeans by Don’t Cry, Shoes by Alejandra G. Future is Female: Shirt by OtherWild, Skirt by Asos, Choker by Liz Bee, Bracelets by Sacred Jewels, Choker as belt by Marrin Costello, Shoes by Alejandra G.)
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