Olivia Boyce, a 15-year-old sophomore at Scripps Ranch High School, is definitely a typical teenager. For example, when describing her favorite leisurely activities she exclaimed, “I enjoy the beach, watching Netflix, going to the mall with my friends, and attending my school’s football games.” What sets Olivia apart is her budding fame: she is a model and actress, and has already appeared in numerous national commercials for such clients as Verizon, Apple, Office Depot, Kohl’s, Subaru, and Cubus.
Olivia’s illustrious destiny was determined shortly after she attended her first acting class at age 10. Olivia recalled, “My acting class had a showcase, and that was when I was discovered by my first agent. A year later I became a part of the agency I’m still with now.”
Maintaining that she was always drawn to modeling and acting, Olivia delights in doing commercials because, “It is rewarding to work with so many amazing people, to see the final product, and to know that I did my job well.” Olivia does admit that it is a drag to endure those long commutes up to Los Angeles for the auditions, though, and she revealed, “The most challenging aspect is competing against hundreds of different people for the same role, and having that constant rejection that every actor knows.”
“It is rewarding to work with so many amazing people, to see the final product, and to know that I did my job well.”
Thankfully Olivia’s mother, Kendra, keeps her grounded and is her biggest cheerleader. Olivia proclaimed, “My mom is my biggest inspiration because she takes the time to drive me to L.A. for my auditions and she helps me pursue my dream of acting. She is my biggest fan and always motivates me to do my best.”
Even though her home base of Scripps Ranch is located far from her auditions, the tight-knit neighborhood has been a peaceful oasis for Olivia. She explained, “I’ve lived in Scripps Ranch all my life, and I like it because it’s such a friendly and positive community.” Her favorite way to unwind from her hectic schedule is to hike on the local trails with her family, and Olivia added, “I love being outside!”
Olivia also loves school, and her favorite subject is English. Future goals for Olivia include attending college in New York, doing the catwalk at Fashion Week, and ultimately working in the film industry. Combining her down-to-earth sensibilities with her supportive network here in Scripps Ranch, Olivia is sure to continue making her dreams come true!
Name: Olivia Paige Boyce (15)
School: Scripps Ranch High School
Parents: E.J. and Kendra Boyce
Sibling: McKenna – Sophomore at CU Boulder
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