Cailee Johnamae Spaeny, born July 24, 1997 in Springfield, Missouri, is an American actress and singer who starred in Pacific Rim: Uprising. She portrayed the main character, Lily Schechner in The Craft: Legacy.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Spaeny was born in Springfield, Missouri. Growing up she spent a large amount of time in the Springfield Little Theatre, where she participated in many plays. Some notable SLT alumni include Lucas Grabeel and Kendra Kassebaum. In the 2013-2014 season, she landed the lead role of Ariel in the production Disney's Little Mermaid Jr. In 2016, she released her debut single "Fallin" to iTunes under Future Town Music.

Her debut film role was as Erica in the 2016 short film Counting to 1000 (2016). Her first major role is in Steven S. DeKnight's 2018 science fiction monster film Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018) alongside John Boyega and Scott Eastwood. Her films, include The Shoes, On the Basis of Sex (2018), Vice (2018), and Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) and the biographical dramas On the Basis of Sex and Vice. She next appeared in Devs (2020) and The Craft: Legacy (2020).

Personal life[edit | edit source]

During the time of filming The Craft: Legacy, she was the only actress out of the four (Gideon, Zoey and Lovie) who had not done any prior study on the subject of witchcraft.

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