Raised in Agoura Hills, California, Olivia Delaurentis started making her own comedy films and traveling for film festivals when she was 12 years old. While still studying film at UCLA, she and her comedy partner and friend of twelve years, Syd Heller, started making sketches and launched their own YouTube Channel, creating their first web series, Sugar Babies. Their comedy videos, specializing in fast-paced dialogue and subverting gender stereotypes with absurdist humor, have raised their profile to become a major comedy force on Tiktok. (@sydandolivia).
Starting in 2019, Syd and Olivia sold two shows to Snapchat, Apocalypse Goals and Stir Crazy, which the duo wrote, directed, edited, and acted in. They also sold, wrote and starred in several digital shows for Vin Di Bona Digital Studios. More recently, Syd and Olivia have written and directed for the popular YouTube channel Smosh and Nickelodeon’s Digital Incubator. They also co-created and hosted the web series The Generational Talk Show with Ellen Digital Ventures.
Olivia recently recurred on Fox’s Pivoting as Eliza Coupe’s assistant and has guest starred on Prank Encounters, The Cool Kids, Henry Danger, and Celebrity Prank Wars. Her recent film work includes roles in Meg Stalter’s Cora Bora, and Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman with Chad Michael Murray. Together with Syd, she co-hosts the popular podcast, Syd & Olivia Talk Sh*t, and will soon be co-hosting a podcast that accompanies the Discovery+ documentary series, Dark Dynasties. Olivia and Syd wrote and acted in a sketch for the 2022 Hulu Halloween Special. Currently, they are developing an original animated pilot, Winging It, for 20th Century Fox and Hulu, working under Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland and Rick & Morty co-creator Justin Roiland.