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Odessa Young Bio, Age, Parents, Family & Movies Details

By Staff Writer | On: 12 Mar, 2020
Odessa Young Bio, Age, Parents, Family & Movies Details

Actress Odessa Young would not have stockpiled success if she did not dedicate her time and childhood to acting.

Concerning her journey to stardom, she created her identification in the entertainment field by making her debut in the movie, Looking for Grace (2015). The film aided her in receiving many awards and honors, including an honor to be dubbed as Australia’s brightest rising star by Elle Magazine.

Odessa is also recognized for starring in series like Tricky Business (2012), Wonderland (2013 to 2015), When the Street Lights Go On (2017), and Tokyo Voice (2020).

Also, she is credited for acting in movies like The Daughter (2015), Sweet Virginia (2017), and more.

Odessa's Career Information

Odessa started taking an acting class from the age of 11 and debuted in the short film, The Rose of Bad Ziz (2007). But, the acting was not involved as it was still. 

After four years, Odessa got to be featured in the Australian TV series named Tricky Business. The following year, she appeared in the series, Wonderland (2013-2015).

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Odessa got a chance to make her first appearance in a movie by playing the titular role in Looking for Grace (2015). The same year, she got to be featured in the drama named The Daughter (2015) alongside Geoffrey Rush and Sam Neill. 

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Odessa Young with the cast members of her film, Assassination Nation, on 26 January 2018 ( Photo: Odessa Young's Instagram)

By starring in Looking for Grace and The Daughter, Odessa was already in demand. Eventually, she was cast in the lead role of Becky Monroe in the Paramount TV series, When the Street Lights Go On- which aired on Hulu in 2017. Also, she appeared in the American thriller, Sweet Virginia, alongside Jon Bernthal in 2017.

In 2018, she played in the film Assassination Nation. Odessa is also credited for acting in the movie, A Million Little Pieces (2018), opposite Charlie Hunnam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. The movie was screened at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

Awards And Honours

For her role in the movie- Looking for Grace, Odessa won an Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award. Not only an award, but she made a record for being the youngest actress to receive the honor; she was only 18 years old at the time.

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Likewise, Odessa bagged the Best Actress in a Leading Role award at the 2016 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards for her acting in the drama named The Daughter.

What Is She Doing Now?

As of now, Odessa portrays the role of Samantha, an American ex-pat living in the late 90s Tokyo, in the HBO MAX’s series- Tokyo Voice. She joined the cast in February 2020.

In the role of Samantha, Odessa can be seen living as an upscale club hostess in the wild district of Kabukicho.

Bio: Height, Age, Family

Odessa stands at a height measuring 5 feet and 5 inches (1.65 m). She was born in 1998 in Sydney, Australia. She also has a sister named Sylvie.

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She was initially raised by her father, Adam, and mother, Rachel. Her father is a musician; whereas, her mother is a writer. Her parents are legally separated from each other. Later, Odessa's mother got married to a man named Andrew Hunter.

Quick Facts About Odessa Young

  • She was named after the town where her father, Adam, grew up.
  • Her highest rated movie with 97% is Shirley, which was released in January 2020.
  • Her lowest rated movie with 27% is A Million Little Pieces, which was premiered in 2019.
  • After featuring in two films: Looking for Grace and The Daughter, Odessa realized that she failed in balancing her school and acting life. As a result, she left her school with the support of her parents.