Updated: 12/02/2016 10:01 AM | First Published: 12/02/2016 05:00 AM

American National Phillipa Soo has mixed ethnicity

Gorgeous Phillipa Soo in a black dress

Born on May 31, 1990, in Libertyville, Illinois, United States, Phillipa Soo belongs to both Chinese & Anglo-American ethnicity. Phillipa has discussed her upbringing with The Hollywood Reporter and has said that her father, a son of Chinese immigrants & her mother of Southern Illinois were very supporting towards her pursuing a career in acting & musical theater.

Academically inclined, Phillipa was educated at Libertyville High School, from 2004 to 2008 & graduated from The Juilliard School in acting program in 2012.