6 Interesting Facts about “Inside Out 2” Star Lilimar

BY: 
Sofia Jones
 | June 20, 2024

Lilimar Hernandez, better known simply as Lilimar, is one of the hottest rising stars in Hollywood. She plays the character Valentina in the box-office hit summer movie Disney and Pixar’s “Inside Out 2.” Lilimar plays a main role as the voice of “Val” Ortiz, the super cool high school hockey player everyone looks up to. Thanks to Lilimar’s Valentina, Riley’s new emotions Anxiety, Envy, Ennui, and Embarrassment debut in all of their glory. And those are just some interesting facts about Lilimar.

6 Interesting Facts about Lilimar Hernandez

Lilimar joins an impressive voice cast, including Amy Poehler (Joy), Maya Hawke (Anxiety), and Tony Hale (Fear). But the 24-year-old star is no stranger to voice acting or amazing roles.


Despite her young age, Lilimar has over a dozen acting credits to her name. Here we look at six more interesting facts about Lilimar Hernandez:

  1. Cuban-Venezuelan: Lilimar was born on June 2, 2000, in Margarita Island, Venezuela, but both her parents are Cuban. When asked, she has said she’s “Cuban Venezuelan” or “any mix of the two.”
  2. Early Start in Showbiz: She moved to Miami with her family at six years old and began taking acting classes when she was just nine. She now lives in Los Angeles.
  3. Heterochromia: Lilimar has a unique feature: heterochromia. Her left eye is brown, while her right eye is green/hazel.
  4. Breakthrough Role: Her breakthrough came as Sophie in the Nickelodeon series “Bella and the Bulldogs” (2015–2016). She also played Sage in “Knight Squad” (2018–2019).
  5. Voice Acting and Singing: Lilimar voices the protagonist in the Disney animated series “Cleopatra in Space” and even sings the theme song for the show.
  6. Bilingual: The actress is bilingual, and has played many Spanish-speaking roles, including Evita in the Univision/Venevision show Rosario, and recurring roles in Sabado Gigante’s “Los Niños de Sábado Gigante” segment.

Featured image: Lilimar at the Radio Disney Music Awards, Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, CA; Photo by s_bukley; courtesy of DepositPhotos.

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