Lola Flanery is a young actress who started her career when she was a very small kid. She is best known for her role of Seelie Queen in the series “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments” in 2017. The list of her works is pretty impressive for an actress of her age, so let’s find out more about her career, family, famous parents, etc.
Early life and family
Lola was born on 26 May 2005, in Los Angeles, California USA, so under the sign of Gemini, and holding American nationality. Both of her parents have been working in the entertainment industry for a long time, so Lola wasn’t new to this routine. She often appeared on the set of the movies her father acted in, or her mother produced. Lola’s father is Sean Patrick Flanery, a popular American actor who is best-known for his role of Indiana Jones in the series “Young Indiana Jones”.
Lola’s mother, Sacha Grierson Flanery, is an assistant producer, who has worked on such movies as “Brothers in Arms” (2005) and “Universal Soldier 2” (1999). Lola is not the only child in her family, as she has a younger brother named Charlie who is now studying in high school. Lola’s parents divorced when she was a baby; she now lives in Toronto with her mother.
Celebrity father, Sean Patrick Flanery
Sean Patrick Flanery, Lola’s father, was born on 11 October 1965, in Louisiana USA. In 1983 he matriculated from Dulles High School and then entered the University of St. Thomas. However, he later shared he attended acting classes there because there was a girl he liked and wanted to meet her more often. He later moved to Los Angeles to become an actor, andstarted his acting career in 1988; the list of his works now goes far beyond 60.
He is best-known for his work in the series “Young Indiana Jones” in which he played Indiana himself. He is also known for his appearance in such movies as “Saw 3D” (2010), in which he played Bobby, and “Hidden Away” (2013) in which he landed the role of Brett; he’s also played supporting roles in such super-popular series as “Criminal Minds” (2005 – present), in the role of Darrin Call, and “Dexter” (2006-2013), in which he landed the role of Jacob Elway.
As Sean divorced Lola’s mother soon after she was born, she doesn’t spend much time with him, but she’s shared several photos of herself and her father watching cartoons together, and playing cars when Lola was around two or three years old.
She also wrote that she was grateful to her father for all the live support he gave her through these years; it seems that they are in good relationship. Sean’s current wife is Lauren Michelle Hill, who is an actress and Playboy model. Sean and Lauren have welcomed two sons, who are Lola’s step-brothers. It’s known that Sean was once a professional racer in 1997 and 1998, and is also a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teacher and has a black belt. He is an author too – in 2016 he launched the book entitled “Jane Two: A Novel”, a story based on his life experience.
Lola has been very busy with her work from her early years, so she tries hard to study in her local middle school, matching it with her tight working schedule. In June 2019 she shared that she’s successfully passing all her tests from her middle school. Her fans wished her good luck in high school, though she hasn’t revealed which high school she’s going to study in.
Lola began work at a very young age, as a child model for various family magazines. Thus her pictures could be seen in such magazines as “Family 411” and “American Baby”. Lola debuted on TV in 2015, in the holiday movie entitled “Last Chance for Christmas”, in which she landed the role of Madison. The next year she was in the cast of the thriller movie called “Lavender”, playing the role of Alice Rutter and sharing the screen with Dermot Mulroney and Abbie Cornish. By the end of 2016, Lola had the role of Seelie Queen in the TV series “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”, through which she came to prominence. Lola appeared in seven episodes of the show, and is still signed for another episode as of 2019.
In Lola’s list of works one can find various series, such as “Mary Kills People” (2017 – present) in which she plays the girl named Cambie; “The Mist” (2017 – present) in which she landed the role of Lila DeWitt, and “The 100” (2014 – present) in which she plays Madi Griffin. She’s also appeared in such movies as “Sadie’s Last Days on Earth” (2016) playing the young version of the main character Sadie Mitchell; “Home Again” (2017) in which she shared the screen with Reese Witherspoon; “Neverknock” (2017) and “Season for Love” (2018).
Lola is only 14 years old as of 2019, so nothing is known about her relationships as she is too young and too busy with her acting career to have some spare time for boyfriends. However, one can’t deny she is a very nice girl and may be attracting attention from guys around her.
Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
- Lola’s mother has shared that her daughter has always been a collector, gathering new and old things, including furniture, including such items as an antique desk which was earlier owned by her grandmother, and several chairs of modern design.
- Lola, as most young girls, also likes to collect stuffed animals; she once shared that she gave each of her animals a name and pretends being friends with them, acting multiple dialogues with them and speaking for them in odd voices.
- Lola likes all kinds of animals, but her favorite is a cat, having one at home and dreaming about another one.
- In her spare time, she likes reading comics and drawing.
- She also shared that her father instilled a love of cars in her from her childhood.
- Lola easily make friends with the cast of the series and movies she plays in, such as Reese Witherspoon on the set of the “Home Again” movie.
- She also shared that her favorite actors are Angelina Jolie, Leonardo DiCaprio and Zac Efron.
- Her favorite holidays destination is Disneyland.
- She also wrote on one of her Instagram posts that her favorite TV show is “My Neighbor Totoro”.
- As to food, she prefers sushi, pasta and pizza.
Social media presence
Lola is very active on various social media platforms, and started her Instagram account even earlier than 13 (her mother helped her to manage her account as Instagram doesn’t allow people under 13 to create and manage profiles on the platform). Lola’s account has now attracted almost 450,000 subscribers. She also has a Twitter profile which is read by more than 65,000 people. Lola soon faced some negative opinions on her talent and acting skills in the comments on her social media accounts, but she says that her mother helped her to overcome those hard feelings when some people express their negative thoughts on her works: ‘I think that social media can be challenging for everyone really.
It’s such a big part of my generation though. All of my friends, whether they are actors or not, are on social media all the time! My mom monitors all my stuff, and if I’m not sure about something I will always ask her but I think I have a pretty good idea about what to do or not’.
Appearance, clothing style
Lola has long naturally dark brown hair which she has never dyed; she likes wearing her hair down. She has blue eyes. Lola is 4ft 9ins (1.45m) tall, weighs around 84lbs (38kg), and her vital statistics are still a youthful 28-21-28 as of 2019.
— Lola Flanery (@LolaFlanery) August 7, 2019
As to her clothing style, despite her young age, she likes designers’ clothes and always thinks over her looks, matching the items wisely. She likes various hats, and wears them whenever she can.
Net worth and salary
According to authoritative sources, Lola’s current net worth is estimated to be more than $1 million already, however, while she is still underage, she won’t have any access to her fortune until she turns 18. She is reported to be earning $10,000 for each episode she appears in. As to her celebrity father, Sean Patrick Flanery has a reputed net worth of $3 million.