About Speaker Sofia Wylie…
Extraordinary actress, dancer, fashionista, influencer, and activist for hire Sofia Wylie is one of the hottest new names in young Hollywood! You probably know her as Buffy Driscoll, from Disney Channel’s hit television show, Andi Mack. Prior to acting full-time, Sofia’s talents were spent dancing. She was one of Justin Bieber’s backup dancers on his Purpose World Tour and made appearances on Americas Got Talent and So You Think You Can Dance, even gracing the stage of Radio City Music Hall. When Wylie isn’t in the production studio, she is passionate about using social media to connect with her fans. She’s instagramming, vlogging, and tweeting with her 2.7M net followers daily, 81% of which are girls. To be exact, she has 1.4M Instagram followers, 1.2M Tok Tok followers, 28.6K Twitter followers, 18K Facebook likes and 60.5K YouTube subscribers. Directly engaging with her fans is what makes Sofia such a superb choice for product endorsements targeting Gen Z.
Sofia’s affiliation with the Disney comedy-drama Andi Mack allows her be a role model for her peers. Sofia’s character, Buffy, tackles a wide variety of issues including inclusivity and breaking barriers. Sofia received many DMs from fans thanking her for inspiring them to follow their dreams. Wiley said, ”I don’t want to be an actress just to be famous. I want to have a platform so I can use my voice to inspire people and let them know they can do anything.”
In addition to her success with Andi Mack, Sofia has some other amazing projects in the works. Disney found her performance impressive enough to hire Sofia Wylie as a character voice in Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors. Wylie plays Riri Williams aka Ironheart, a discouraged Freshman in college. Ironheart gains inspiration from IronMan to help save her best friend from the evil Hala. This is a big step for Wylie, joining the ranks of costars Dove Cameron, Tyler Posey, and Cierra Ramirez. Greatest of all, she just scored her first feature film, Back of the Net, produced by The Steve Jaggi Company.
In addition to film, Sofia uses her platform as a budding activist. Following the footsteps of Maya Angelou and Kelly Marie Tran of Star Wars fame, Sofia takes part in the Phenomenal Woman Campaign. This is a social media campaign supporting women’s rights and raising awareness for women’s issues. Participating in the #PhenomenalVoter challenge, Sofia encouraged her followers to post pictures celebrating their votes during the mid-term elections.
Increasing the Phenomenal Woman Campaign’s merchandise sales, Sofia is able to help the organization make greater donations. In addition, Sofia is part of the #YSBnowFam. You’re So Beautiful Now is a popular entertainment website producing positive video content for Gen Z girls. Discussing her own journey to self acceptance and the success she creates as a result, Sofia easily connects with their viewers.
Sofia Wylie is taking Hollywood by storm! She was in attendance at Variety Magazine’s Power of Young Hollywood Event at West Hollywood’s Sunset Tower hotel. Other attendees include Chloe Grace Moretz, Ansel Elgort, and Zendaya, whom Wylie is compared to by InStyle Magazine. The H&M sponsored event is just a start for Sofia, because she is also one of the exclusive invitees to Teen Vogue x Snapchat’s Body Party at NYFW. Inspired by Barbie Ferreira’s six-part video series “Body Party” for Teen Vogue, the party focuses on diversity in fashion. Pre-sented by Snapchat and hosted by Dinah Jane of Fifth Harmony, this is party attended by many young creators. This includes Lauren Jauregui, Ty Dolla Sign, and Hart Denton of Riverdale. When attending her first Emmys, Sofia endearingly vlogged the whole thing to share with her fans. While Sofia’s celebrity status is quickly rising, she has diligently remained connected to those who put her there.