Leilani Shiu (Lay Lawn Knee)


Leilani Shiu (Lay Lawn Knee) @leilanishiu

It is no secret that acting is a difficult profession to get into, making it to Hollywood is a dream of every actor but not many people make it. Sometimes people try for years and get no luck while for some, one incredible performance is all it takes to get their career started. A few end up making the cut while others, unfortunately, do not.

It is not just acting, whether you want to be a producer, a writer, a cinematographer, or a composer, it is extremely challenging to get in with hundreds of people ready to outdo you. There are so many artists that have made us laugh or brought tears to our eyes by putting their hearts out in their respective roles, not all of those actors get the critical acclaim and praise they deserve from the people. One of these artists who are so fabulously effortless at their art is Leilani Shiu.

Leilani Shiu is an actress most commonly known for her work as Jawa in The Mandalorian Films. The Mandalorian is the first live-action series in the Star Wars franchise. Whether you are a Star Wars fan or not, there is no lie in the fact that these movies are amazing and popular, and Leilani got to be a part of all of that. The entire franchise of Star Wars is an opportunity for actors to make a name for themselves; it is fascinating to see which actors rise and which actors struggle after being a part of it.

Interestingly, many Star Wars actors had already been sucked into the fandom even before joining the cast.  Leilani was also one such actor, she had always been a fan of the franchise, she fell in love with each and every character including the one she ended up being a part of.

Leilani Shiu is a lively person who likes to enjoy life and live in the moment. The moments on set were also cherished by her because she spent those beautiful moments alongside her daughter, Ariel Shiu who also played the role of Jawa on The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett.

People often refer to them as the mother/daughter duo on Star Wars. This experience for the Shiu’s was like a dream come true, they like the idea of people seeing more on TV.

Leilani believes what truly matters is how people present themselves, their level of confidence, body language and so much more, she would like to continue working to be an inspiration and role model for many people who lack their confidence.

Leilani Shiu has been in the music radio promotion business for the past 20 years. She loves music, breaking rap/ R&B/ top 40 pop artist with radio airplay. She loves to work on TV. Her fan following is increasing day by day. Currently, she has more than 3.5K followers on her Instagram page. If you want to know more about Leilani Shiu then you can visit and follow her Instagram page (@leilanishiu).