Daveigh Chase was born on July 24, 1990 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was raised in the small town of Albany, Oregon; where she continues to spend much of her time. She began singing and dancing in her hometown and other local areas at community events and shows starting at age 3. After visiting Los Angeles, she did her first commercial for Campbell's Soup at age 7. At this time, she was also offered a starring role in the Musical Theatre production "Utah!". At age 8, she auditioned for the the voice of "Lilo", and tested at CBS network for her first television series. She continued to test and be cast as a series regular, working on many different television pilots, before finally FOX picked up the show Oliver Beene (2003) in which Daveigh starred as Oliver's quirky best friend "Joyce". In the meantime, she appeared in several movies, including Donnie Darko (2001), in which she played Donnie's youngest sister and was a member of the "Sparkle Motion" dance group; and "R.L. Stines The Haunted Lighthouse" which continues to show at various Busch Garden Theme Parks. In 2003, she won the "Best Villian" award at the MTV Movie Awards for her work as "Samara" in DreamWorks hit, The Ring (2002). She is the voice of "Lilo" from the hit animated and Oscar nominated Disney feature film, Lilo & Stitch (2002), and she continues to voice "Lilo" for the Disney Channel series, as well as various DVD's and video games. Daveigh is also cast as the English voice of the lead heroine "Chihiro" in Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Gibli's Spirited Away (2001) (aka Spirited Away) which won the 2002 Oscar for Best Animated Film.
Daveigh is also a very talented singer. Back in 1999, she had the opportunity to join up as lead singer with a small band and take the stage as an opening act for Reba McEntire and, later on, sang "Holly Jolly Christmas" for the "School's Out! Christmas" album released by Universal Records Hip-O Records, which also features the voices of other child stars, including Mae Whitman, Evan Rachel Wood, Jesse McCartney, and others. She was handpicked by director Steven Spielberg to sing "God Bless America" in his film, A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001); and in the Oliver Beene (2003) episode, entitled Oliver Beene: Oliver & the Otters (2004), Daveigh was given the opportunity to showcase her talent by singing the hit 60s song, "Tossin' and Turnin'". She has since recorded four original songs.
Outside of the entertainment industry, some of Daveigh's favorite activities are surfing, horseback riding, dancing, reading, and just hanging out with family & friends.