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Hereditary Actress Milly Shapiro Age, Disability & Family Background

By Sujata Limbu | On: 29 Jan, 2020
Hereditary Actress Milly Shapiro Age, Disability & Family Background

Milly Shapiro is a Tony Award-winning actress best known for portraying the titular role in the Broadway production of Roald Dahl's novel, Matilda

But, her talents are not limited to acting. Milly also excels in singing and dancing- she is well trained in ballet, jazz, tap, and hip hop. 

Wiki: Age, Education

Milly Shapiro was born on 16 July 2002 in Tampa, Florida. 

She attended the Community Montessori School in Florida until she was ten years old.  The actress then moved to New York. 

There, she attended the Professional Children’s School for the young actors in 2019. 

Health/ Disability

Milly suffers a rare genetic disorder called Cleidocranial dysplasia since her birth. It is a disease that affects the structure of the face, skull, and teeth, and it is an illness that creates missing or underdeveloped clavicles.

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Also, the disease relatively brings low growth, weak pelvic bones, and a large forehead. According to medical studies, the condition is incurable. 

Family And Sister

Milly's parents Eric Shapiro and Michelle are business owners in their hometown. However, they are divorced.

Further, Milly has an older sister named Abigail- who is also a prominent figure in the industry. Milly grew up looking up to her sister, Abigail. 

Milly Shapiro (right) with her sister Abigail Shapiro  (Photo: popbuzz.com)

Abigail began her career at the age of six; she joined the all-girl singing and dancing ensemble, Entertainment Revue. Later, at the age of twelve, she got the role of Cindy Lou in a musical titled How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at Madison Square Garden. After the musical, she also moved to New York with her sister. 

Career Related

Inspired by her sister, Milly joined vocal training at the age of three and began acting at five. Later, at the age of ten, she got discovered and was offered the role of Matilda in the Broadway production of 2012's Matilda

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Eventually, on 25 December 2013, she and her sister Abigail created a YouTube channel called Shapiro Sisters. The siblings also launched a sister-duo melodrama called The Shapiro Sisters. The show was written and performed by themselves at 54 Below in NYC. It was destined to support an Anti-Bullying Movement.

Interesting Facts ABout Milly Shapiro

  • Milly is interested in Japanese street fashion Harajuku and attends anime culture often. 

  • She is an avid reader. She loves books of different genres. Also, she likes boxing, fishing, cooking, and swimming. 

  • She has appeared in multiple movies and TV shows. She played the role of Charlie Graham in the 2018 film, Hereditary. 

  • Her height is around 1.47 meters (4 ft 10 in).