Lifetime's 'Girl in Room 13': Who is Larissa Dias? Meet the actor playing Anne Heche's daughter in the movie
The whole entertainment industry was shocked when the news broke out that Anne Heche suffered a severe anoxic brain injury after the tragic car accident. As soon as the news surfaced online, Lifetime announced that her last movie as an actor, titled ‘Girl in Room 13’, will be released as per the original schedule and premiere in September 2022. The movie primarily focuses on the issue of Human Trafficking and sees Heche playing the role of a mother named Janie who does everything and anything to find her daughter Grace (Larissa Dias) after she gets abducted by one of her ex-lovers.
Apart from focusing on human trafficking, it also showcases a beautiful and strong relationship between a mother and her daughter. With all eyes on this movie, it’s an amazing opportunity for a young actor like Larissa Dias to shine and show her impeccable skills as a performer.
In recent years, Dias has given a lot of great performances in several TV shows and movies. But her role in ‘Girl in Room 13’ might prove to be a career-defining one and take her popularity to a whole new level. Let’s dig a little deeper and get to know more about the supremely talented Larissa Dias.
Who is Larissa Dias? Meet the actor playing Anne Heche’s daughter in ‘Girl in Room 13’
Born on October 15, 1992, in Brazil, Dias came to North America with her parents when she was really young. Her father is of Native Brazilian and Portuguese-Spanish descent and her mother is of Portuguese and French descent. That’s the reason why, apart from English, she is so fluent in the Portuguese language as well. The actor was fascinated by the field of acting when she was young and wanted to make a career in it.
The actor took training in film and performing arts to being with and went on to attain a Bachelor’s Degree with a Joint Major in Interactive Arts & Technology and Communications where she specialized in visual branding & graphic design.
Her first major acting role came in 2013 when she was cast as a Lady Elf in the highly popular series ‘Supernatural’. She didn’t look back from that day onward and kept on making appearances in titles such as Steven Spielberg’s TNT drama ‘Falling Skies’, ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’, ‘Liar, Liar Vampire’, and ‘Date with Love’.
Since ‘Date with Love’, Dias has featured in several other Hallmark projects as well and garnered a lot of praise for her acting. Movies such as ‘Falling for Vermont’, ‘The Miracle Season’, and ‘Mingle all the Way’ received positive reviews from the audiences and took her popularity to a whole new level. However, it was the Hallmark series ‘When Calls the Heart’ that made her a household name. She portrayed the role of Katie Yost on the show and appeared in 17 episodes. Even though her role was smaller as compared to other stars, she managed to nab the eyeballs with her charming personality and sharp acting skills.
‘Girl in Room 13’ will be the second time Dias will be working with Elisabeth Rohm. Rohm, who is the director of the movie, worked with Dias in the movie ‘The Runner’ in which she played the lead role.
Apart from being an actor, she is also a Graphic Designer as well and has her own website. Over the years, she has worked as an in-house and freelance graphic designer and her designs have been featured at events such as SXSW, Los Angeles Design Week, San Francisco Design Week, Vancouver Design Week, Elle Décor, and more.
Dias is also quite active on social media and has more than 4,200 followers on Instagram.
We can’t wait for her to showcase her talent with ‘Girl in Room 13’, which will be an amazing tribute to the late actor and her on-screen mother Anne Heche.
'Girl in Room 13' premieres exclusively on Lifetime on Saturday, September 17, at 8 pm EST.