|About Laysla De Oliveira|
|Birth||January 11, 1992|
|Movies, Shows||In the Tall Grass, The Gifted, Guest of Honor|
Laysla De Oliveira has been quite busy in 2019. Among the many TV show and film gigs she’s done this year, she’s starring in her most anticipated role yet. De Oliveira stars in Netflix’s adaptation of the Stephen King and Joe Hill novella In the Tall Grass, which premieres on October 4. And she also starred alongside Luke Wilson in the TIFF 2019 movie Guest of Honor. Not to mention all the movies and shows in post-production she’s acted in. You’re going to see a lot of this stunning actress in the coming months, so we’ve got Laysla De Oliveira’s wiki to get you up to speed on this starlet.
Laysla De Oliveira Has Brazilian Heritage
Laysla De Oliveira was born on January 11, 1992 and alludes to Madonna’s 1987 hit “La Isla Bonita” as the correct pronunciation of her name. Make no mistake, as Oliveira has shown her social media followers the correct way of pronouncing her name is “lies-la.”
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She also mentions in her Twitter and Instagram bios that she’s from Toronto, Canada and is of Brazilian descent. Judging from her Instagram captions, De Oliveira seems fluent in the Portuguese language.
De Oliveira Stars in Netflix’s In the Tall Grass
The Canadian star took her first acting class when she was still a student in Toronto. She also trained in dance at an art school.
She began modeling when she was 14, after she was scouted on the street. But she really wanted to be an actress and got herself an agent when she entered college.
De Oliveira’s efforts paid off and she debuted in 2012, in an episode of the USA Network series Covert Affairs. She went on to appear in more TV shows and short films, like Nikita, Gothica, Onto Us, iZombie, and Acquainted.
De Oliveira has been the busiest in the 2018-2019 period as her visibility has grown. She had a recurring stint in The Gifted and starred in Guest of Honor, which premiered at TIFF 2019 in September.
She also has a starring role in the Canadian horror movie In the Tall Grass, which premieres on Netflix on October 4. True to an adaptation from Stephen “Horror” King, her character, Becky, and her brother, Cal, find themselves the target of something evil in a field of tall grass.
In the Tall Grass co-author Joe Hill’s comic book series, Locke & Key, has been made into a live adaptation series by Netflix. And De Oliveira plays the demonic spirit, Dodge, who forms the central conflict of the series.
Her other upcoming works include Business Ethics, Code 8, Gone Baby Gone, and Needle in a Timestack.
De Oliveira Is Dating Reign’s Jonathan Keltz
Jonathan Keltz from Reign, Entourage, and 21 & Over starred alongside De Oliveira in Acquainted in 2018. But they had been dating for a while before that.
Speaking about how Acquainted came about, De Oliveira said, “I worked at a restaurant with Natty’s [Zavitz, director of Acquainted] girlfriend at the time, and this movie is sort of loosely based on their experience. She was my manager at the restaurant, so that’s how I met Natty. Then Natty and I did a short together, and then Jonathan (Keltz) came into the mix, he produced the movie and is my boyfriend. That’s how we all met each other, either through Reign or this restaurant at which a lot of us worked at.”
They make one cute couple on Instagram, especially now that Keltz is gushing about his girlfriend’s latest achievements.