Who is Darby Camp?
Darby Eliza Camp was born in Charlotte, North Carolina USA, on 14 July 2007 – her zodiac sign is Cancer, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress with 19 credits to her name, probably known best for her portrayal of Kate, one of the lead characters in the 2020 family adventure comedy movie “The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two”, written and directed by Chris Columbus, also starred Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, and follows Kate Pierce who has been reunited with Santa Claus, and have to stop a troublemaker who’s trying to cancel Christmas. She portrayed the same character in the movie’s first part in 2018.
Darby Camp talks about #ChristmasChronicles2, reveals the bizarre item she kept from her famous 'The Leftovers' episode and reflects on working with Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman on 'Big Little Lies' https://t.co/9A93ITzzOg pic.twitter.com/HMNoRJjG3h
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) November 26, 2020
Early life, parents and education
Darby was raised in Charlotte alongside her older sister Ruthie Camp, by their mother Lacy Camp who’s a popular actress, and their father Clark Camp who prefers to be left out of media.
Darby’s sister is also an actress, and their mother supported Darby to become part of the film industry, so the three started attending auditions together, and Darby’s acting career began in 2013, aged six, with her portrayal of Screaming Child 2, in the episode “The Costume Party” of the comedy series “Door to Door”. This was a launch pad for her career, and Darby then began practicing her acting skills at a local school for the performing arts.
She has just recently, in 2021, enrolled at high school, and some believe that Darby might switch to being home-schooled, so as to have more time to focus on acting.
Roles in TV series
In 2014, Darby made a guest appearance as Daisy Bowen, in the episode “Desperate Housewife” of the comedy drama “Drop Dead Diva”, and in 2015, she appeared in the episode “International Assassin” of the mystery fantasy drama “The Leftovers”, as well as in its 2017 episode “The Book of Kevin”.
She gained recognition in 2017, when she portrayed Erin Miller in the episodes “Ring of Fire” and “True Colors”, of the critically acclaimed romantic drama “Grey’s Anatomy”, which has been airing since 2005.
It was created by Shonda Rhimes, stars Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson and James Pickens Jr., and follows the lives of several surgeons and their interns. The series has won 80 awards including four Primetime Emmys, and has been nominated for 232 other awards.
In 2019, Darby portrayed the supporting character Haley Smith, in the fantasy horror drama “NOS4A2”, and the same year saw her play Chloe Mackenzie in the critically acclaimed mystery crime drama “Big Little Lies”; the series has won 55 awards including eight Primetime Emmys, and ranks amongst 250 best series of all time.
Darby’s most recent TV series appearance has been her portrayal of Marlena, in the 2020 episode “Meteors” of the adventure drama “Day by Day”.
She’s currently shooting for the upcoming drama “Gaslit”, set to be released by the end of 2021.
Roles in movies
Darby made her debut film appearance in 2014, when she portrayed Sky in the drama “The Summers Sisters”.
The following year saw her play Mattie Murphy in the romantic mystery drama “Blue”, and she gained recognition in 2018, when she played Frankie, one of the main characters in the family crime drama “Benji”, written and directed by Brandon Camp, and also starred Gabriel Bateman and Kiele Sanchez. It follows two young boys who have befriended an orphaned puppy called Benji, which then goes on to save the boys from their kidnappers.
The year 2019 saw Darby appear in both the drama “When We Last Spoke” and the thriller “Dreamland”, and she also starred in the short drama “Bach ‘n’ Roll”, and most recently in 2021, she played the main character Young Gia in the thriller “Calm Before”, but which received poor reviews.
Darby’s currently shooting and recording for two upcoming movies: the short drama “3:35 to Boston”, and the animated adventure comedy “Clifford the Big Red Dog”.
In 2018, Darby made a guest appearance in an episode of the talk-show “Today”, and the same year saw her featured in the TV special “The 12th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute”.
In 2020, she made a guest appearance in the talk-show “Popternative”.
Awards and nominations
Darby has been nominated for two awards: a 2020 Young Entertainer Award for Best Young Actress 10-11, for her performance in the short film “Bach ‘n’ Roll”, and a 2020 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, for her performance in the series “Big Little Lies” (shared with colleagues).
Friends and relationships
It’s widely believed that Darby’s still too young to be dating, and she hasn’t spoken of any boys (or girls) whom she might have dated, or has even had a crush on. However, there are still a couple of her fans who claim that she was in a short-term relationship with Gabriel Bateman, an American child actor alongside whom she starred in the movie “Benji”.
The two were seen spending some time together off-set, but it’s still widely believed that they were, and still are, only good friends.
Darby’s a highly social girl, and apparently has numerous friends. She seems to prefer to spend her time with those a bit older than her, as she believes she’s a bit more mature than her peers.
As of May 2021, Darby seems to be single.
Hobbies and other interests
Darby’s a huge lover of animals, with dogs being her favorites, which is why she was thrilled when she learned that she was to play one of the main characters in the movie “Benji”. She has two pet dogs, and these can be seen featured in many of her Instagram pictures.
She’s an avid skateboarder, and continues to learn new tricks.
Darby enjoys spending her spare time with her family, and has featured both them and closest friends in many of her Instagram pictures.
She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Amanda Seyfried, and a couple of her favorite movies are “Titanic”, “Good Will Hunting” and “Letters to Juliette”.
Age, height and net worth
Darby’s age is 13. She has long curly brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 2ins (1.57m), and she weighs around 112lbs (51kgs).
As of May 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $100,000.