Celia Solomon (b. March 28, 1987) was a Canadian child actress in the 1990s and early 2000s. She was eleven years old when she played the roles of Little Cosette and Young Éponine in the 1998 Toronto tour of Les Misérables. Celia shared her part with child actresses Bersabhe Bulger and Adrianna Lakewood. Originally born in St. John's, Newfoundland, Celia and her two siblings were raised in Toronto by their grandmother after the death of their parents.
Celia made her stage debut at the age of eight in the chorus of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and dabbled in a few other children's theatre roles throughout her youth. She also took ballet lessons from the age of four, and now works as a ballet instructor in her hometown.
The picture to the right features an eleven-year-old Celia's cast picture when she was in Les Mis.
Celia Solomon was born on March 28, 1987 to Sara and Nicholas in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. She has an older sister, Hayley (born January 1986) and a younger brother named Jack (born May 1988). However, when she was two and a half, her parents were sadly killed in a car accident, which also caused her sister temporary injury. After this traumatic event in their lives, Celia and her siblings went to live with their grandmother in Toronto.
A year later Celia's grandmother took her grandchildren to see the Nutcracker Ballet at Christmas, which inspired a three-year-old Celia to want to be a ballet dancer. Her grandmother signed her up for lessons, and Celia made friends very quickly with the other girls. However, she was disappointed in ballet after all, and only took lessons for a couple more years. Her dance instructor encouraged her to try out other performing arts since it was clear Celia loved performing. She was signed up for singing lessons, and musical theatre classes a few months later.
After two half-hearted shows, Celia stopped taking ballet and put all her focus into musical theatre.
Through her musical theatre instructor Celia made her acting debut at the age of eight, as a chorus member in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. She also performed in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and of course, Les Misérables. Her last sighting was in The Sound of Music at the age of fourteen.
List of CreditsEdit
- The Nutcracker Ballet - Snow Fairy (1991)
- Swan Lake - Flower Girl (1993)
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Chorus (1995)
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Veruca Salt (1997)
- Les Misérables - Little Cosette/Young Eponine (1998)
- The Sound of Music - Louisa VonTrapp (2001)