Born on May 1, 2004, Charli Grace D'Amelio is an American social media star. Prior to embarking on her social media career in 2019, she spent more than ten years competing in dance. She began by uploading dance videos on the TikTok app. She gained a lot of followers fast, and in March 2020, she overtook Khaby Lame as the most popular creator on the network. This continued until June 2022. With a vocal part in the 2020 animated feature StarDog and TurboCat, she made her feature picture debut. She has been a star of the Snap Original reality series Charli vs. Dixie and the Hulu docuseries The D'Amelio Show since 2021. Accompanying Mark Ballas, D'Amelio triumphed in the thirty-first season of Dancing with the Stars in 2022.
Early Life And Career
The daughter of business entrepreneur and former Republican candidate for the Connecticut Senate, Marc D'Amelio, and photographer and model Heidi D'Amelio, Charli D'Amelio was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, on May 1, 2004. Dixie, her elder sister, is a well-known figure on social media. Before launching her TikTok career in 2019, she had been dancing competitively for over ten years, having started at the age of three. After her TikTok triumph, she started attending school electronically. Previously, she attended the exclusive King School in Stamford, Connecticut.
In May 2019, D'Amelio made her TikTok debut with a lip-syncing video she posted with a pal. In July 2019, she uploaded her first popular video, a side-by-side with user Move With Joy. Speaking to Variety, D'Amelio said, "I consider myself a normal teenager that a lot of people watch, for some reason," expressing her astonishment at her sudden ascent to fame. Though it doesn't make sense to me, I'm trying to comprehend it." Since then, the majority of her output has been videos of her dancing to popular songs on the platform. Her videos of her doing the "Renegade" to the K Camp song "Lottery" helped her get more recognition in October 2019.
D'Amelio made history on TikTok in November 2020 when he became the first user to reach 100 million followers. She was also nominated for a 46th People's Choice Award in the Social Star category. She was highlighted in a December 2020 Facebook Messenger episode of Here for It With Avani Gregg, and she was named the 10th Streamy Awards' Breakout Creator winner. In April 2021, she featured in the music video for the song "America's Sweetheart" by Lil Huddy. As part of a multi-year collaboration with Abercrombie & Fitch, D'Amelio and her sister co-founded and now front Social Tourist, a fashion line under Hollister, in May 2021. They also collaborated with Simmons Bedding Company to design and introduce the Charlie & Dixie x Simmons Mattress.