Sofie Dossi

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Sofie Dossi
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Dossi in May 2023
Personal information
Born
Sofie Clarice Dossi [1]

(2001-06-21) June 21, 2001 (age 22) [2]
Occupations
  • Actress
  • contortionist
  • aerialist
  • dancer
  • internet personality
  • singer
Website https://sofiedossi.com
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2016–present
Subscribers9.28 million [3]
Total views1.8 billion [3]

Last updated: January 16, 2024

Sofie Clarice Dossi (born June 21, 2001) is an American contortionist, aerialist, YouTuber, dancer, singer, and internet personality. In 2016, she rose to fame on the eleventh season of America's Got Talent . As of May 2023, her YouTube channel has 9.44 million subscribers and 1.6 billion views. [3]

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Early life

Dossi grew up in the city of Cypress in southern California. [4] [5] She was homeschooled from a young age by her mother, Abir. Her father, Mike, has helped with her career by designing props and roadying, and her older brother, Zak, produces and appears in her YouTube videos. [5] [6] She is of Arab descent on her mother's side and Italian on her father's side. [7]

As a child, Dossi took gymnastics and dance lessons and learned classical piano. [5] [6] When she found that she was able to perform similarly to the contortionist in a Cirque du Soleil video, she began at age 12 to teach herself contortion by emulating poses that she found on YouTube and inventing new poses. [5] [8] [9] She soon performed at gatherings for friends and family and eventually was hired for larger events. [5] [10] Despite frequent online speculation, Dossi does not lack a spine. [8] [11]

Career

Dossi in 2023, shooting a bow and arrow with her feet in a Stokes Twins video Sofie Dossi (Stokes Twins 2023) 01 (cropped).png
Dossi in 2023, shooting a bow and arrow with her feet in a Stokes Twins video

America's Got Talent

In 2016, America's Got Talent featured Dossi, then 14, on the show's 11th season, where she performed various feats of flexibility, strength, and dexterity. [12] [13] Her first performance included shooting a bow and arrow with her feet while doing a handstand. [13] [14] After another performance that featured an aerial hoop routine and shooting a flaming arrow from a bow with her feet, guest judge Reba McEntire awarded her the "Golden Buzzer" during the Judge Cuts. [4] [14] In the season finals, she did another routine with handstand tricks and an aerial hoop but did not make the cut for the top five. [15] [16]

She returned to the series in 2019 for the first season of America's Got Talent: The Champions . She did an aerial act in the first episode and finished in third place. [17]

Sofie Dossi appeared in season 14 where she collaborated with singer Bianca Ryan and violinist Brian King Joseph during the first quarterfinals of the season where she did her aerial performance in the background. [18]

In season 18, Dossi reunited with Reba McEntire for a special performance during the final result show. As McEntire sang "Can't Even Get the Blues", Dossi did her usual contortion, hand-balancing, and aerial performances. [19]

In 2024, Dossi competed on America's Got Talent: Fantasy League . [20] In the preliminary rounds, she received the "Golden Buzzer" from her mentor Heidi Klum which sent her directly to the finals. During the finals, she did a new type of balancing act involving hand stands on a rotating wheel. In the results show, she partook in the opening joint performance doing her contortion, hand-standing, and aerial performance with the latter having her collaborate with Aidan Bryant. She made the finals, but did not make the Top 5.

YouTube

Dossi uploaded the first video to her YouTube channel in late 2016 and continues to post weekly. [9] As of 2023, her channel has accumulated over 9 million subscribers and over 1.8 billion views. [3] For her YouTube work, she has been nominated for several Streamy Awards. [21]

Acting

In acting, Dossi had cameos on Disney Channel's Bizaardvark and K.C. Undercover and starred on the Brat TV show Boss Cheer (2018–2019). [21]

Music

Dossi ventured into pop music with the release of her debut single, "Bunny", on August 19, 2022. [6] [22] She co-wrote this breakup song with her brother, Zak, who directed the music video. [6] [22]

Filmography

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2016 America's Got Talent (season 11) Herself/ContestantFinalist
2016 K.C. Undercover ContortionistEpisode: "Tightrope of Doom"
2016 Bizaardvark HerselfEpisode: "First Day of School"
2018Boss CheerDaniMain role
2019 America's Got Talent: The Champions (Season 1) Herself/ContestantEliminated in Episode 1
2019 America's Got Talent (season 14) Herself/Guest performer
2023 America's Got Talent (season 18) Herself/Guest performer
2024 America's Got Talent: Fantasy League Herself/ContestantFinalist

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