The Info List - Daveigh Chase

Daveigh Elizabeth Chase (/dəˈveɪ/ də-VAY;[1] born July 24, 1990) is an American actress, singer, voice actress, and model. She began her career appearing in minor television parts before being cast as Samantha Darko in Richard Kelly's cult film Donnie Darko. She would subsequently provide the voices of Chihiro Ogino
Chihiro Ogino
in the English dub of the Studio Ghibli
Studio Ghibli
film Spirited Away, and Lilo Pelekai
Lilo Pelekai
in the Disney animated film Lilo & Stitch and its subsequent franchise, before appearing as Samara Morgan, the child antagonist in the 2002 horror film The Ring. Between 2006 and 2011, she played a supporting part in the HBO
series Big Love, portraying Rhonda Volmer, a sociopathic teenager raised on a fundamentalist Mormon compound. In 2009, she reprised her role as Samantha Darko in S. Darko, a sequel to Donnie Darko. She appeared in the 2016 horror film Jack Goes Home.


1 Early life 2 Acting career 3 Filmography

3.1 Film 3.2 Television 3.3 Video games

4 Awards and nominations 5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Chase was born Daveigh Elizabeth Chase-Schwallier in Las Vegas, Nevada.[2] Her name was changed to Daveigh Elizabeth Chase after her parents, Cathy Chase and John Schwallier, divorced.[3] Chase was raised in Albany, Oregon.[4] Acting career[edit] Chase's big break came in 2002 when she won the lead role as the voice of a Hawaiian girl, Lilo Pelekai, in the Disney
animated feature, Lilo & Stitch. The film relates how Lilo befriends a strange and destructive blue alien thinly disguised as a dog, whom she calls "Stitch", and how she tries to teach him how to behave using Elvis Presley music as exemplars. For her performance, Chase would go on to win an Annie Award in 2003 and star in the follow-up TV series, Lilo & Stitch: The Series. Chase also voiced the role of the lead character, Chihiro Ogino, a 10-year-old Japanese girl, in the American dub of the animated Japanese feature, Spirited Away.[5] In 2002, Chase starred in the role of Samara Morgan
Samara Morgan
in the feature film, The Ring.[6][7] Chase was awarded the 2003 Best Villain award at the MTV Movie Awards
MTV Movie Awards
for her performance, beating out Mike Myers, Colin Farrell, Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
and Daniel Day-Lewis. In the sequel to The Ring, The Ring Two
The Ring Two
(2005), Chase was credited for her role as Samara Morgan because of the use of archive footage from the first Ring, but Kelly Stables performed all of the new footage.[8] Chase's main other major film and TV credits between 2000 and 2005 were the film Donnie Darko (2001), as Donnie's younger sister, Samantha, and Oliver Beene
Oliver Beene
(2003–2004), as Oliver's quirky girlfriend Joyce. Other credits include The Rats (2002), Carolina (2003), R.L. Stine's Haunted Lighthouse
Haunted Lighthouse
(2003) in which she played a flying ghost called Annabel, and Beethoven's 5th (2003). She also made guest appearances in Touched by an Angel, Charmed, ER, Family Law, and The Practice. In 2006, Chase was given the role of Rhonda Volmer
Rhonda Volmer
in the HBO
drama series Big Love
Big Love
which centers on a polygamist family and its patriarch, Bill Henrickson, played by Bill Paxton. The show focuses upon Henrickson's relationship with his three wives. Chase's character is the child bride of a prophet, Roman Grant, played by Harry Dean Stanton. Leroy & Stitch, a follow-up to Lilo & Stitch, was released in 2006. Chase then appeared in the second season of Big Love, which aired in 2007. She also plays Betsy in the new PBS Kids show called Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures
Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures
the same year. She reprised her role as Donnie Darko's younger sister, Samantha, in the film S. Darko.[9] The story picks up seven years after the first film when Samantha Darko and her best friend Corey are now 18 and on a road trip to Los Angeles when they are plagued by bizarre visions. In 2015, she starred in the thriller film Killer Crush and in the horror/indie film Wild in Blue with Karen Black. In 2016 she starred in the thriller film American Romance with Nolan Gerard Funk, and appeared in the drama/thriller film Jack Goes Home with Rory Culkin, Britt Robertson, Lin Shaye
Lin Shaye
and Nikki Reed. Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1999 Her Married Lover Granddaughter

2000 Robbers Dentist's Daughter

2001 Donnie Darko Samantha Darko

2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence Child Singer Deleted scenes

2001 Spirited Away Chihiro Voice role (English version)

2002 Lilo & Stitch Lilo Pelekai Voice role

2002 The Ring Samara Morgan

2003 Haunted Lighthouse Annabel Short film

2003 Carolina Georgia Mirabeau (young)

2003 Silence Rachel Pressman

2003 Stitch! The Movie Lilo Pelekai Direct-to-video; voice role

2003 Beethoven's 5th Sara Newton Direct-to-video

2005 The Ring Two Samara Morgan Archive footage

2006 Leroy & Stitch Lilo Pelekai Voice role

2009 S. Darko Samantha Darko Direct-to-video

2010 In Between Days Kent Short film

2012 Yellow Mary (young)

2012 Little Red Wagon Kelley Bonner

2013 Madame Le Chat Klutzy Short film

2014 JacobJoseffAimee Aimee

2015 Wild In Blue Rachel

2016 Jack Goes Home Shanda

2016 American Romance Krissy Madison

2017 Rings Samara Morgan
Samara Morgan
(Flashback) Archive footage


Year Title Role Notes

1998 Sabrina the Teenage Witch Little Girl Episode: "Christmas Amnesia"

1999 Michael Landon, The Father I Knew Shawna Landon (age 8) Television film

2000 Charmed Christina Larson (young) Episode: "Pardon My Past"

2000 The Practice Jennifer Wakefield Episode: "Appeal and Denial"

2000 ER Taylor Walker Episode: "The Greatest of Gifts"

2000 From Where I Sit Anna Television film

2000 Edgar MaCobb Presents Sally Television film

2001 Yes, Dear Brooke Episode: "The Big Snip"

2001 Lot, TheThe Lot Peggy Franklin Episode: "Kids"

2001 That's Life Mary-Ellen Episode: "Boo!"

2001 Touched by an Angel Heather Albright Episode: "Heaven's Portal"

2001 Inside Schwartz Randi Johnson Episode: "Comic Relief Pitcher"

2001 Say Uncle Lucy Janik Television film

2002 Family Law Jamie Garibaldi Episode: "Blood and Water"

2002 The Rats Amy Costello Television film

2003 Fillmore! Joyce Summitt Tracy Mabini Voice role; episode: "Of Slain Kings on Checkered Fields" Voice role; episode: "Links in a Chain of Honor"

2003 Oliver Beene Joyce Main role, 23 episodes

2003–2006 Lilo & Stitch: The Series Lilo Pelekai Victoria Lead role; voice role; 65 episodes Voice role; episode: "Swapper"

2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Tessa Press Episode: "Turn of the Screws"

2004 Cold Case Ariel Shuman Episode: "The Sleepover"

2006–2011 Big Love Rhonda Volmer Recurring role, 32 episodes

2007 Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures Betsy Lead role; voice role; 58 episodes

2008 Without a Trace Diana Reed Episode: "A Bend in the Road"

2009 Mercy Ashley Jeffries Episode: "I'm Not That Kind of Girl"

2015 Killer Crush Paige York Television film

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2016 Let It Die Kiwako Seto [10]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominated Work Award Category Result Refs

2002 Touched by an Angel Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Drama Series: Guest Starring Young Actress Nominated

2003 The Ring Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Performance by a Youth in a Leading or Supporting Role: Female Nominated

MTV Movie Awards Best Villain Won

Lilo & Stitch Annie Awards Outstanding Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production Won

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Performance by a Youth in a Leading or Supporting Role: Female Nominated

Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role: Age 10 or Under Won


^ Kutcher, Ashton; Chase, Daveigh (June 5, 2003). "2003 MTV Movie Awards". MTV Movie Awards.  ^ Hischak, Thomas S. (2011). Disney
Voice Actors: A Biographical Dictionary. McFarland. p. 41. ISBN 978-0-786-48694-6.  ^ " Daveigh Chase
Daveigh Chase
Biography (1990–)". Theater, Film and Television Biographies. Retrieved 29 April 2012.  ^ Gehrett, Les (16 August 2002). "Big break: Albany girl follows her dreams of performing directly into the spotlight". Albany Democrat-Herald. Retrieved 27 November 2017.  ^ Thill, Scott (September 20, 2002). "Spirited Away". PopMatters. Retrieved August 5, 2008. She also starred in the hit film Donnie Darko as Samantha Darko, the youngest sister of the Darko family (2001)  ^ Wilson, Jess (May 1, 2015). "You won't believe what the girl from The Ring looks like now..." mirror. Retrieved March 28, 2017.  ^ "The Creepy Girl From The Ring Is All Grown Up and Beautiful!". Us Weekly. Retrieved March 28, 2017.  ^ Thill, Scott (March 30, 2015). "Here's Why Daveigh Chase
Daveigh Chase
of 'The Ring' (Allegedly) Never Appeared At Monster-Mania…". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved August 5, 2008.  ^ Lindsay, Cam (July 15, 2008). "Ed Harcourt To Score Unwelcome Donnie Darko Sequel". Exclaim!. Retrieved August 5, 2008.  ^ "CAST|PlayStation®4用サバイバルアクションゲーム - Let It Die". letitdie.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved March 17, 2018. 

External links[edit]

Daveigh Chase
Daveigh Chase
on IMDb

Awards for Daveigh Chase

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Annie Award for Voice Acting in a Feature Production

Hank Azaria/Ming-Na (1998) Eli Marienthal
Eli Marienthal
(1999) Tim Allen/ Joan Cusack
Joan Cusack
(2000) Eddie Murphy/ Eartha Kitt
Eartha Kitt
(2001) Daveigh Chase
Daveigh Chase
(2002) Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres
(2003) Brad Bird
Brad Bird
(2004) Peter Sallis
Peter Sallis
(2005) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(2006) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(2007) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(2008) Jennifer Cody (2009) Jay Baruchel
Jay Baruchel
(2010) Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy
(2011) Alan Tudyk
Alan Tudyk
(2012) Josh Gad
Josh Gad
(2013) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2014) Phyllis Smith
Phyllis Smith
(2015) Jason Bateman/ Auliʻi Cravalho
Auliʻi Cravalho
(2016) Anthony Gonzalez (2017)

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MTV Movie Award for Best Villain

Rebecca De Mornay
Rebecca De Mornay
(1992) Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jennifer Jason Leigh
(1993) Alicia Silverstone
Alicia Silverstone
(1994) Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper
(1995) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1996) Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
(1997) Mike Myers
Mike Myers
(1998) Matt Dillon
Matt Dillon
/ Stephen Dorff
Stephen Dorff
(1999)† Mike Myers
Mike Myers
(2000) Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
(2001) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2002) Daveigh Chase
Daveigh Chase
(2003) Lucy Liu
Lucy Liu
(2004) Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
(2005) Hayden Christensen
Hayden Christensen
(2006) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(2007) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(2008) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2009) Tom Felton
Tom Felton
(2010) Tom Felton
Tom Felton
(2011) Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston
(2012)‡ Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston
(2013) Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis
(2014) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2015) Adam Driver
Adam Driver
(2016) Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Jeffrey Dean Morgan

† Tie; ‡ The Award was re-named Best On-Screen Dirtbag

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