September 26, 2022

Miya Cech Biography, Age, Family, Siblings, Movies, Thundermans, Darkest Minds, Interview


Miya Cech is an American young Model and actress best known for her appearance in the 2018 feature film “The Darkest Minds” and on the CBS action crime drama “Hawaii Five-0,”

She began modeling at just 4 years old and made her television debut in 2015. Since then, she has appeared in several films including on season six of the FX horror series “American Horror Story: Roanoke,” in 2016 and in the ABC comedy “American Housewife”

Age |Birthday

Cech was born on March 4, 2007, in Tokyo, Japan. She is 14 years old as of 2021.

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Miya Cech Parents | Siblings

She was adopted by G. Cech. (father) and Er Cech (mother) when she has 3 siblings, Nikko J., and Emi Cech, and who were adopted as well, and Kai Marie Cech

Miya Cech Photo


  • 2019; Rim of the World
  • 2019; Always Be My Maybe
  • 2019; Arrow
  • 2017-2019; American Housewife
  • 2018; ¡Viva la Revolución!
  • 2018; The Darkest Minds
  • 2017; Unbound
  • 2016; American Horror Story
  • 2016; Angeltown
  • 2015; Hand of God
  • 2015; The Thundermans
  • 2015; Hawaii Five-0

Miya Cech Thundermans

She guest-starred in an unknown role in the American comedy television series “The Thundermans”

Miya Cech Darkest Minds

Cech was cast as Suzume “Zu”, a kid with electrokinesis in the group of runaways in the 2018 American dystopian science fiction thriller film “The Darkest Minds”

Miya Cech Nationality

She is an American living residing in Los Angeles in the United States

Miya Cech Net Worth

Cech has made her fortune through acting, she earns around $8,000-10,000 USD per episode. Therefore, her net worth is estimated to be around $350,000 US Dollars.


Miya Cech Instagram

 See Instagram photos and videos from Miya Cech (@miyacech)

Miya Cech Interview

Miya Cech Dishes On New Film ‘The Darkest Minds’ And Working With Amandla Stenberg


How would you describe Zu in three words?
Miya: Loyal, protective and innocent.

How was this role different from the previous acting work you’ve done?
Miya: This was my first feature film, so I had never gotten to work on a set for so long and with the same cast and crew for several months. I learned so much and grew as an actor. Besides, I loved everything and learned that when you become really close to a cast and crew. However, it makes it so hard to say goodbye when you finish.

What was it like playing a character with great powers but limited speech? Did you do anything, in particular, to prepare for it?
Miya: I had to really learn how to “speak” and get my point across with facial expressions and movement rather than words.

Had you read the book series before being a part of the film? If yes, how did you translate that on-camera?
Miya: I did read the book before we started filming. I love to read and Alex[andra Bracken, “The Darkest Minds” book author] is an amazing author, so she made it easy for me to connect to Zu’s character and become her. Moreover, I felt from the first day that I was Zu and so it was easy for me to imagine what expressions she would make.

Have you always been drawn to the science fiction/dystopian genre?
Miya: I have always loved Sci-Fi, like “Star Wars” and the “Star Trek” movies. And my first-ever project as an actor was actually a screen test for a Sci-Fi thriller, so I guess it was meant to be!

What was it like working with such a young and talented group?
Miya: I think that this was a really special cast of actors. I looked up to all of the older kids in different ways and I feel so lucky to know them. Thus, I made lifelong friends in this film.

Do you have a favorite on-set memory?
Miya: Just hanging out in Betty [the van the runaways travel in] and chillin’ out with Amandla, Skylan, and Harris. Also, sitting with [director] Jen Yuh Nelson during the scenes I wasn’t in and learning about directing. Hence, She is such an inspiration to me!

What would fans be surprised to know about filming the movie? 
Miya: If you look closely in the scenes with [the van,] Blue Betty, the artwork on the walls is actually mine. Before we started shooting, the props department noticed me drawing in the production office and asked if I wanted to help decorate the van with my own drawings!

Is there anything else you want our readers to know? 
Miya: “The Darkest Minds” is great! Go see it!