Daveigh Elizabeth Chase (born Daveigh Elizabeth Chase-Schwallier; July 24, 1990 in Las Vegas, Nevada) is an American actress, singer, and voice over artist best known for playing Rhonda Volmer in the HBO series Big Love, Samara Morgan in The Ring, Lilo Pelekai in the Lilo & Stitch franchise, Samantha Darko in Donnie Darko and Chihiro in the English version of Spirited Away.
She appeared in:
- Sabrina the Teenage Witch
- The Practice
- Donnie Darko
- Yes, Dear
- A.I.: Artificial Intelligence
- Spirited Away
- Touched by an Angel
- Lilo & Stitch franchise:
- The Ring
- Oliver Beene
- Cold Case
- Big Love
- Without a Trace
- Let It Die
- Creepy Child: As Samara Morgan, Samantha Darko and, to a much lesser extent, Lilo Pelekai.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Definitely as Samara Morgan.
- Protagonist Title: Lilo Pelekai and Samantha Darko.
- The Rival: Has lost out on two roles to Kristen Stewart: Sarah in Panic Room and Tracy in Into the Wild. She even noted it in her blog:"I would be lying if I said I didn't want every role I auditioned for, otherwise why would I waste my time? But there were some that stood out, that I really really did want and was so close and even thought I might get... but unfortunately I didn't. One was to play Robin Williams' daughter in RV, that singer girl got the part. Another was for movie Panic Room, I was one of a few girls up for it, lost it to Hayden Panettiere who is on Heroes now, but she got fired from the movie I was told, and I was then up for it again but this time lost it to Kristen Stewart.... so it wasn't meant to be.... and another film that hasn't come out yet, I was one of a few girls who met w/ director Sean Penn but again lost out to Kristen Stewart, go figure lol and then there are guest roles on TV shows haha the list could go on."
- What Could Have Been: See The Rival above.