Since age four, Lulu Lambros has been striving toward her dream of becoming an actress. She got her start in community theater, performing on stage in Annie, Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, Jungle Book, and more productions. Additionally, she spent five seasons studying and performing Shakespeare at The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum. During a performance produced by her acting academy at ten years old, Lambros was finally approached by talent agents and was signed within days. Since then, Lambros received her big break when she was cast as Ellie Peters on Stuck in the Middle, a Disney original series that accumulates nearly three million viewers. Lambros also was given the opportunity to appear in Nickelodeon’s Mutt & Stuff, DreamWorks TV’s Chef Steph, and sketch comedy show AwesomenessTV. But in her free time, the 15-year-old actress works tirelessly to help raise awareness for anti-bullying, pet rescue, and research and development in the medical field. Read our interview below to find out more about this ambitious teen.
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We are so excited to introduce our Shimmering Star for February, Lulu Lambros! Best known for playing the role of Ellie Peters on Disney Channel’s Stuck in the Middle, Lulu discovered her love of performing at just four years old. Whether she’s rocking the runway or slaying on screen, Lulu is always puts everything she has into her work.
Lulu has been one of our go-to sources for fashion inspiration and positivity on Instagram for a while, but it was once we noticed all of her collaborations with charitable organizations that we knew we had to have her as one of our Shimmering Stars. After chatting with Lulu it was super clear to us – this girl is going places! She is incredibly talented, driven, and kind – a true inspiration for girls everywhere.
1. How did you get your start in acting?
I’ve wanted to act as long as I can remember, probably since I started watching live action television shows. I wanted to do what the kids were doing on my favorite shows. My parents were not so quick to say ‘yes’ though. Pursuing a tv and film career is a huge commitment and my parents wanted to be sure that it wasn’t just a whim- I was four, after all. So the compromise was community theater. I loved acting immediately and continued acting in plays until I was ten. It was then that my current agent saw a showcase I did for my acting class. Fast forward to now, and he is still my agent!
2. What was your first project?
My first booking was a national commercial for Comcast. With no experience, I went straight to a big budget, SAG commercial with really seasoned commercial actors. It was pretty surreal! The actors who played my parents and the actor who played the ‘Comcast Guy’ were so incredibly professional, supportive and respectful. I was the only kid on the set and they treated me like a little adult, I thought if this is what it’s like to be on a set, I’m all in. As a child actor you are surrounded by many adults, and although you are a kid, and play a kid, there is so much opportunity to learn from the adults. It’s like having built-in teachers and role models. There’s nothing like work experience!
Our interview with L.A. native talented young actress LuLu Lambros.
Lulu can be seen as Ellie Peters on Disney Channel’s “Stuck in the Middle.” Other television credits include national commercials, extensive work for AwesomenessTV and DreamworksTV, guest starring roles on Nickelodeon’s sketch comedy show AwesomenessTV and Nick Jr.’s Mutt & Stuff.
Please tell us a little about you.
Well, I’m a native LA girl living in paradise, chasing the dream and enjoying every minute of it!
Describe yourself in three words.
Oh wow, three words… energetic (I’m never tired), silly (anything for a laugh) and fearless (it’s pretty hard to embarrass me)
“Once I got an agent I booked my first national commercial within a couple of months. The next two came shortly afterward. Beginner’s luck was on my side! Soon after that I learned that so many factors are involved with booking a role- age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, look, personality. You are not always right for every role. Most of the time you will not be right for it...until you are! Because of all of the above reasons, you will hear ‘no’ a lot. Don’t take it personally, it’s a business and they have to do what’s best for the entire production.”
Q) What are the recent projects that you are working on?
A) It’s an exciting time! “Stuck in the Middle” was renewed for another season. So, we are filming season three now. It really is a dream job with a dream cast and crew. I can’t think of a better place to work. I’m grateful every day to the producers, writers and Disney for the opportunity to create with them, entertain with them and learn from them. My character, Ellie, has been a true gift!
Q) Please tell us how your character Ellie on “Stuck in the Middle” was originally described to you.
A) The original description of Ellie was actually pretty much what you see on the show now! Obviously, the producers and writers had a clear idea and it was up to me to bring their vision to life, with a little bit of me thrown in. Ellie was said to be the only child of Bethany, who is overprotected and innocent yet eager. She is fascinated with the Diaz family, wanting to be a part of the family, always looking for a way to hang with them and Harley’s (Jenna Ortega) best friend and biggest fan.
Lulu is a native L.A. girl, born in Santa Monica, California. From the time she could walk, Lulu could be found singing and dancing on any stage in sight- real or makeshift. By age four Lulu was performing at various local community theaters in children’s productions. Lulu performed on stage through age nine, starring in Annie, Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, Jungle Book and other original productions. Lulu also completed five seasons studying and performing Shakespeare at The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum. At nine years old, while performing in a showcase produced by her acting academy, Lulu was scouted by talent agents and was signed within days.
Lulu’s television credits include national commercials, extensive work for AwesomenessTV and DreamworksTV, guest starring roles on Nickelodeon’s sketch comedy show AwesomenessTV and Nick Jr.’s Mutt & Stuff. Most recently, Lulu can be seen in the recurring role of Ellie Peters on Disney Channel’s Stuck in the Middle, now in its second season. When not working, Lulu tries to get to dance class or pick up her guitar as often as possible, and enjoys spending her free time with her friends, mom and dad and three dogs.
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#Actress Lulu Lambros was born and raised in California and has been singing and dancing practically since she was old enough to walk. By the time she was four, she was starring in community theater productions and continued throughout her childhood. To date, she has appeared in many famous plays including "Mary Poppins," "Peter Pan," "Annie," and "The Jungle Book" as well as several original productions. Lulu studied Shakespeare and was signed to an agency after being discovered by talent scouts when she was only nine years old.
Lulu's agents landed her roles on television via commercials and shows for Dreamworks TV, AwesomenessTV, Nickelodeon, and most recently on the Disney series titled "Stuck in the Middle" where she plays the role of Ellie Peters.
Lulu also plays the guitar and loves dogs and she recently discussed her career and hopes for the future via an exclusive interview.