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Who is Elizabeth Yu? Age and career of Netflix's Avatar live-action star

Amber Peake December 17, 2021
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Netflix has unveiled more stars set to feature in its live adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender including the actors set to play familiar characters, including Suki, Avatar Kyoshi and Azula. 

Actress Elizabeth Yu has been confirmed to be portraying Azula, with fans now curious to know more about her. We explore Elizabeth Yu’s age and career so far, as well as her life away from acting. 

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Who is Elizabeth Yu?

Elizabeth Yu is an up and coming actress from New Jersey, New York. She started acting in elementary school and later continued her passion throughout high school. 

Yu has been acting professionally for the past two years and has already racked up a couple of acting credits to her name, as her per IMDb.

Elsewhere some may be familiar with her for her relationship with Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo. 

The couple have been together since 2018, with the Dustin Henderson actor celebrating their three year anniversary together in March: 

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How old is Elizabeth Yu?

Elizabeth Yu is currently 19 years of age, having celebrated her latest birthday in October. 

At the time, Elizabeth Yu’s boyfriend Gaten Matarazzo, took to Instagram as he shared a sweet snap of them both. Signing off the post, the actor wrote: “Happy 19th goob. Love you”: 

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Actress cast in Netflix’s Avatar live-action series

It was announced on Thursday (16 December) that Elizabeth Yu is set to play the role of fire nation princess Azula in the upcoming live adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender. 

Following the announcement, Yu took to Instagram as she expressed her gratitude for being cast in the series. 

In the post, the actress also featured a video showing her reaction to hearing she had been cast as well as her family and friends including her boyfriend Gaten’s: 

Away from her role in the upcoming series, she is also set to star in an untitled Ray Romano Film and, as per Variety, previously featured in All My Love. 

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.