Lily Mo Sheen Is Also an Actress like Her Parents - Meet Michael Sheen and Kate Beckinsale’s Daughter
Michael Sheen and Kate Beckinsale are one of Hollywood's cutest former couples that continue to have a great relationship despite their split. Kate Beckinsale's daughter is Lily Mo Sheen, who she shares with Michael Sheen.
Lily Mo Sheen is the only daughter of actors Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen. The former couple met in the mid-90s and showed great love to each other during their years together.
Kate and Michael still care about each other even though their relationship ended about two decades ago. The English actress once revealed that meeting Michael changed her life "dramatically."
She also revealed in 2016 that after the couple had split for over a decade, she still loves and likes Michael, and the two make each other "roar with laughter." The former couple remained amicable and continued to raise their daughter Lily together.
She told People that despite her stubbornness as a kid, she had desired to act "from a young age."
Lily is now all grown up and has decided to follow in the footsteps of her famous parents and pursue a career in acting. The upcoming actress has recently landed a notable role in her acting career.
Who Is Lily Mo Sheen?
Kate Beckinsale's daughter was born in London, England, on January 31, 1999. Lily went to Harvard-Westlake School, where she graduated in 2017. She later obtained a bachelor's degree at New York University and graduated in 2021.
The 23-year-old is an actress and appeared in her first three films alongside her mother, Kate Beckinsale. Her first known role is in the 2006 film "Underworld: Evolution," where she played the younger version of her mom.
Lily also got a part in "Everybody's Fine" in 2009, and recently, her most notable role is in 2022's "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent." The film is an action-comedy about a man forced to channel his most iconic characters to save his loved ones and himself. The movie features top stars like Nicolas Cage, Tiffany Haddish, Pedro Pascal, and Sharon Horgan.
The actress revealed in April 2022 that initially, she wanted to "shirk the expectation" that she could also become an actress like her parents. She told People that despite her stubbornness as a kid, she had desired to act "from a young age." Lily further said it just took her a while to get there.
The 23-year-old further detailed that her becoming an actress was not her mom's first choice for a career. She said:
"[She] definitely would've preferred I became a surgeon, but I don't think that was on the cards — you wouldn't want me to be doing any surgeries. And I think she knows that!"
Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen on July 12, 2011 in Toronto, Canada | Source: Getty Images
What Is Lily Mo Sheen’s Relationship with Her Parents Like?
Lily Mo Sheen has been open about how her parents feel about her chosen career. She said her parents have been "loving and supportive" of her and expressed that she's "incredibly lucky" to have such support.
Her proud mom has revealed that she doesn't overwhelm her daughter but has chosen to allow her to be independent. Kate Beckinsale's daughter changed her surname from Beckinsale to Sheen to avoid living in her mom's shadow, and the award-winning actress said, "it's really important for her to have her own thing."
Lily told ET how excited her parents were about her first significant role in her recent film and that they watched the movie with her. She expressed, "They're thrilled. They're so excited. They have been excited this whole time."
Kate Beckinsale and daughter Lily Mo Sheen at Hangar 8 on October 19, 2013, in Santa Monica, California. | Source: Getty Images
Kate Beckinsale's daughter also shared the advice her parents gave her regarding her career and revealed:
"They have always made it clear that, no matter what workplace I am in, I need to be the most respectful, best version of myself, which I really appreciate. But, aside from that, they have been fantastic about letting me figure out my own path."
Lily's parents have been co-parenting amicably. Her mom even posted on Instagram in 2017 that the two proud parents celebrated Lily's acceptance into college. The post showed a snap of Michael carrying Lily and another of him holding Kate while celebrating the fantastic news.
Kate Beckinsale, Lily Mo Sheen, and Michael Sheen are seen in Soho on April 5, 2016, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images
In 2019, Michael Sheen opened up on the Changes With Annie Macmanus podcast about how difficult it was for him after separating from Kate. He further revealed that co-parenting his daughter at the time was also not easy because he was dealing with a breakup, and they were also living in different countries. He said:
"Going through that experience of a relationship breaking down and having a young child, and then because of my daughter and her mom living in another country, having to make a life in a new place whilst going through that whole experience, which is difficult enough."
The "Good Omens" actor also revealed that he didn't have a work visa and couldn't stay in America. At the same time, he struggled to get work in the country, so he had no choice but to remain in Britain, far away from his child.
Is Lily Mo Sheen Dating Anyone?
Lily Mo Sheen is dating her boyfriend, David Schechter. Kate Beckinsale's daughter shared a photo of her, her mother, and her boyfriend on Instagram, and one thing stood out for most people who saw the post.
Most fans quickly noticed how similar her boyfriend David looks to her father, Michael. Most of his facial features, smile, and hair took most fans back to when Michael was a youngster, and the resemblance is striking.
It's, therefore, no surprise that many think Lily and David are the younger versions of Kate and Michael. Kate approves of her daughter's partner and even showed in late 2019 a pillow she made for her daughter with David's face.