Lizzy Greene was born to make people laugh. As one of the stars of Nickelodeon’s Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn she gets to do just that for a living. Having been nominated for multiple Kids’ Choice Awards, she is clearly quite good at her job. Lizzy is at the beginning of what is sure to be a very rewarding career.
Greene promotes kindness and absolutely practices what she preaches. She is, no doubt setting a great example for all and is doing her part to make the world a better place. She told us all about herself and where she sees herself in the future.
What is your least favorite household chore?
Lizzy: My least favorite household chore is vacuuming. It’s so annoying. I always have to move all the furniture. My mother makes me do it. It’s so much work.
What’s your favorite karaoke song?
Lizzy: Fancy by Iggy Azalea or any type of rap song like Humble by Kendrick Lamar. I love to get on the mic and just start rapping really fast.
If you could be an expert on any subject, what would it be?
Lizzy: I want to be an expert in a different language. I am learning Spanish right now but I’m wishing that I took French instead. In a perfect world I would be fluent in French.
What are three experiences on your bucket list?
Lizzy: I want to play hide and seek in IKEA. I want to jump out of a plane, and I want to swim with sharks, as crazy as that sounds.
What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?
Lizzy: Vancouver. That’s the only time I’ve ever been out the country. I would love to travel the world one day. I want to go to France so bad. I want to be fluent in French.
What’s your biggest pet peeve?
Lizzy: Being poked. My all-time biggest pet peeve is when somebody walks up, pokes me and is like, “Hey, Lizzy.” I just cringe. Hate being poked.
What are your favorite three apps?
Lizzy: Snapchat, Instagram and probably VSCO. That’s what I edit all my Instagram pictures on.
What is the best quality that you think a person can have?
Lizzy: Just being nice and considerate to other people. I think that is really important because these days everything is all about social media and feel like cyber bullying is really big problem right now. If everyone was nice and considerate, the world would be a better place.
What is a cause that you care deeply about?
Lizzy: Animal welfare. I love animals so much. They can’t speak for themselves. They need a voice. We have to help solve these problems for them. It’s something a lot of people shove under the carpet but I’m really passionate about the cause. I love the ASPCA and anything that supports animals and helps them.
Do you have any pets?
Lizzy: I do. I have two cats and one dog. My two cats are crazy and my dog is shy. The two cats are great.
What is a must-have at craft services?
Lizzy: Definitely fruit. It’s great. You can grab it and go, and it holds you over for awhile. Fruit or some celery and carrots.
Where are you from?
Lizzy: I am from Texas.
How old were you when you realized you wanted to be an actress?
Lizzy: I was around seven years old when I realized I wanted to be an actress. I never really thought about being on TV or anything like that. I just got into theatre and comedy and one thing kind of led to another, and before I knew it, I was doing a Nickelodeon show. It’s really cool. I originally wanted to be a veterinarian. It’s really crazy how things happen.
What inspired your decision to be an actress?
Lizzy: I feel like I was born to make people laugh. When I was little I would do all the talent shows at my school. Somebody once mentioned to me, “Hey, you should try theatre.” I was like, “Theatre, what’s that?” Obviously, I fell in love with it. Theatre led me to meeting an agent, which led me to meeting a manager, which led to getting the audition for NRDD, which led to me sitting here right now.
What is the best part of your job?
Lizzy: Meeting fans. The fans are the whole reason why I’m where I am today. I love to meet them, take pictures with them and hear their stories. If you see me in public, please do not hesitate to come up and meet me because I would love to meet you.
Tell us about NRDD.
Lizzy: NRDD or Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn is a show about quadruplets. Three boys and one girl. My character is Dawn. I’m the leader of the pack. I’m very ambitious and confident and I’m the glue that holds the family together. I relate a lot to Dawn. She’s very confident and jumps head first in anything she does. I love playing her so much.
What does it mean to you to be nominated for a Kids’ Choice Award?
Lizzy: Being nominated for a Kids’ Choice Award is amazing. It’s the best feeling ever, especially being nominated with a group of such empowering women is so awesome.
What would you say is your favorite career moment to date?
Lizzy: Arm wrestling with John Cena and DJ Khaled. That was a point in my life where I’m like, “Wow, this is really happening.“ It was one of the best. It was actually broadcasted from last year’s Kids’ Choice Awards.
Do you have a most embarrassing career moment to date that you are willing to talk about?
Lizzy:I’m just a clumsy person. If you know me, I’m tripping on everything and always spilling things or knocking things over. I’m a bull in a china shop. [laughs]
What are you working on right now?
Lizzy: Well, I do have some really cool things in the works right now. I can’t say much about it just yet. It’s a project that is unlike anything I’ve ever done before and I cannot wait for everybody to see.
What are your career goals for the future?
Lizzy: To one day win an Oscar. I think about it now but what would I say? I recently saw Frances McDormand’s speech at this years Oscars. It was so amazing how she got all the women to stand up. I was back at my house filming the entire thing like,”Yes.” It made me so happy. I would love to win an Oscar one day. I feel like that would be the most amazing moment.
If you could thank anyone for helping you get to where you are today, who would it be and what would you say to them?
Lizzy: There’s so many people that deserve a thank you. I would thank my co-stars Brian Stepanek and Alison Munn for teaching me how to act and really take my abilities and stretch them to make every moment more comedic. They’ve taught me so much as an actress. I’m so, so lucky that I got to work with them on Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn. They’re the sweetest people ever and they’ve been doing it for so long. I wouldn’t be the actress I am today if it weren’t for them.
Is there anyone that you would love to work with in the future?
Lizzy: Frances McDormand. She’s fantastic. I watched Three Billboards four times and every time I watched it, I still was like, [gasp]. She’s just an incredible actress. I really respect her because she’s so real.
Is there anything else you’d like to go OnRCRD?
Lizzy: I would like to put it out there as much as I can that kindness is so important. Practice it in everyday life. Helping people and making them feel good is so important to me. If you see somebody sitting alone at a lunch table or someone who looks like they could use someone, go up, make friends, sit with them, learn about them. I just think it’s so important. Being kind and making sure to treat everybody with respect is so important.
Keep up with Lizzy Greene by following @lizzy_greene
Photographer: Mario Barberio
Makeup: Elizabeth Seropian
Hair: Lucy Gedjeyan
Wardrobe: Madison Dixon