May 19, 2024

Lidya Jewett (born January 19, 2007) is a remarkably talented American actress, singer, model, and social media personality. Her exceptional skills have garnered significant recognition within the Hollywood movie industry. Notably, she has delivered extraordinary performances in various projects, including the horror film “Nightbook” and “The Exorcist.”

Additionally, Lidya was privileged to be featured in the renowned Marvel franchise film, “Black Panther.” Her diverse abilities and captivating presence have undoubtedly contributed to her growing prominence in entertainment.

Early Life

Lidya Jewett’s remarkable journey began in Gambella, Ethiopia, where she was born. Unfortunately, at a young age, she grew up in an orphanage, facing life’s challenges without the support of a traditional family. However, in 2011, fate took a turn when Lidya’s life changed forever. She was adopted by an American couple from Florida, Dale Jewett and Kim Jewett, who opened their hearts to bring her into their loving family when she was four.

Embraced by her new family, Lidya was fortunate to grow up alongside her siblings, creating a solid bond with each of them. She shared cherished moments with her two brothers, Connor and MacLaine, who became her playmates and confidants. Additionally, Lidya had an older sister named Isabelle, who was not only a sibling but also a friend and mentor to her.


Lidya Jewett’s journey in the entertainment industry began at the young age of eight when she started participating in local performances, showcasing her natural talent and passion for the arts.

Her television debut came in 2015 after she appeared in the show “See Dad Run,” where she portrayed the character of Lida. This marked the beginning of her acting career, and her performance in the series helped her gain recognition in the industry.

Even before her acting debut, Lidya had aspirations of becoming a well-known model, which she nurtured from age six. She actively participated in modeling auditions and secured gigs that allowed her to feature in notable brands like Wall Mart, Hanes, Club Med Sandpiper, and American Girl. Her early success as a model laid a strong foundation for her future career.

Lidya’s breakthrough in the film industry came in 2016 when she was cast in “Hidden Figures.” In the film, she played the role of young Katherine Coleman, a character that garnered praise for her talent and authenticity.

Her career took another significant leap in 2018 when she appeared in the Marvel film “Black Panther.” Lidya portrayed the character of young Nakia, sharing the screen with esteemed actors like Lupita Nyong’o, who played the adult version of NakiaMichael B. Jordan, and the late Chadwick Boseman. Her performance in the film further showcased her abilities and earned her acclaim from audiences and critics alike.

As Lidya’s star rose, she secured another notable role in the horror movie “The Exorcist,” set to be released in 2023. She will portray Angela Fielding in the film, acting alongside other prominent actors, including Olivia Marcum. This upcoming project is anticipated further to showcase her versatility and skill as an actress.


  • See Dad Run
  • Black Panther
  • Hidden Figures
  • The Exorcist

Personal Life

As of the present time, Lidya remains a dedicated and focused young actress, diligently pursuing both her career and education. While she continues to thrive in her professional endeavors, she has prioritized her studies to further enrich her knowledge and skills.

Regarding her personal life, Lidya is single and not involved in any romantic relationship. She values her independence and is content with focusing on her personal growth and aspirations without the distraction of a romantic partnership.

Social Media

  • Instagram @lidyajewett
  • Twitter @lidyajewett

Net Worth

Lidya has an estimated net worth which is approximate to about US$2 million.

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