Better known by her online persona Lizzza, she first gained a following on Vine, where she amassed more than 5 million fans posting comedic videos. She has over 16 million subscribers on YouTube and more than 17 million Instagram followers. In 2016, she began starring as Violet Adams in Hulu's Freakish and in 2018 she co-created and starred in the web series Liza on Demand.
She began her Vine career while in high school and initially joined because friends of hers were downloading the app. She began attending college in the Fall of 2014, deciding to study business marketing.
She was named Breakout Creator at the 2016 Streamy Awards. In 2017, she won Choice Web Star: Female at the Teen Choice Awards. She was named the host of the Nickelodeon reboot of Double Dare in 2018.
Her real name is Elizabeth Shaila Koshy. She is half Indian and half caucasian and she was born and raised in Houston, Texas alongside her two older sisters, Olivia and Rachel. She was in a relationship with David Dobrik from 2015 to 2018.