Young Lola Flanery is fast becoming a household name. The young actress is putting her best foot forward pursuing her acting career, and it is definitely paying off.
Lola Flanery was born on 26 May 2005, in Los Angeles, California, USA, but her family relocated to Toronto, Canada when she was three years old. Her mother is Sacha Grierson, a baker who owns the Toronto Bakery, Eat My Words, and her father is actor Sean Patrick Flanery.
Lola’s father Sean was born on 11 October 1965 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA, but his family moved to Houston, Texas, USA when he was very young, which is where he was raised.
His mother Genie was a real estate broker, and his father Paul Flanery was a medical equipment salesman.
Sean joined an acting class in college, only so that he could spend more time with a girl he had feelings for. After college, in 1988 he moved to Los Angeles, California so that he could focus on acting. He is most famously known for his role in “The Boondock Saints” as Connor MacManus. Troy Duffy directed and wrote the film that follows two brother who kill two Russian mafia members in self-defence on a vigilante mission.
Collectively with a friend the brothers made it their mission to get rid of all crime in their hometown of Boston, while on the run from a special agent from the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) played by Willem Dafoe.
To date Sean Flanery has appeared in over 50 movies, such as “Indiana Jones: The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles”, “Masters of Horror”, “Saw 3D” and “Simply Irresistible”. He has also made an appearance in several television series such as “The Young and the Restless” and a music video for The Black Keys “Howlin for You”.
Flanery’s parents dated from 2004 – 2006 but were never married. Her father is now married to Lauren Michele Hill an actress and a model for Playboy. Sean and Lauren started their courtship in 2008 and wed in 2009. The couple share two children – Porter and Charlie – who are subsequently Lola’s half-brothers.
Lola is only 16 so she is still considered a child actress, and should be attending high school, but it’s not known if she is home schooled or attends a regular high school, which would prove very challenging with a young actress’s schedule.
Flanery’s first jobs were as a model for brands such as Roots, Target, and Gap Lola, then got into acting when she was 10 years old, when she auditioned for and got the leading role next to Justin Long and Dermot Mulroney in “Lavender”, a 2016 thriller which was first shown at the Tribeca Film Festival. Her next roll was alongside Tim Matheson and Hillarie Burton in the film “Last Chance for Christmas”
Other films of note that Flanery has appeared in are “The Indie Touched”, “Sadie’s Last day on Earth” and “Open Road’s Home again”, in which she played the eldest daughter of Hollywood sweetheart Reese Witherspoon.
Lola was fast becoming more noticed, and scored recurring roles in a few series such as “The Mist”, “Marry Kills People” and “Shadowhunter’s” – the story of Clary Fray an ordinary teenager who discovers she is actually the descendant of angel-human hybrids which are called the shadow hunters, and who go after demons. When her mother is kidnapped Clary learns quickly about how to hunt demons, and uses the help of fellow shadow hunters to find her way through a dark world filled with werewolves and vampires, doing everything she can to find her mother.
Flanery is best known for her role in “The 100” as Maddi Griffith. The film is set 97 years into the future after a nuclear war has wiped all of earth’s life – before the war there were people living on 12 space stations orbiting earth, and these were the only survives. After the earths destruction all of the stations combine together to form The Ark. Crimes, no matter there nature, are all punishable by death the only exception is if the criminal is under the age of 18 years. Resources are few and far between, and when the systems begin to fail 100 of the teenagers aboard The Ark who are deemed disposable are sent down to earth to decide if life there will be possible again.
Many of the teenagers have never seen earth before and find the planet they have only ever seen from The Ark mesmerizingly beautiful. While navigating through the waste land they discover they are not the only beings on the planet. They come across humans that the war had not wiped out, which they name Grounder. The group must try to survive and live off the land, so that they can send messages back to their mothership about the possible repopulation of earth.
As of 2020 Lola is still 15, and like millions of teenagers around the world she is slowly starting to enter the adult world, but is not yet forming intimate relationships.
Lola Flanery has an estimated net worth of $1 million and it is reported that she makes $10,000 for every TV episode she does.
Lola is 4ft 9ins (1.5m) tall, and weighs 84lbs (38kgs) – her measurements are 28-21-28 and she has brown hair with blue eyes.