Alycia Jasmin Debnam-Carey was born on July 20, 1993. She grew up in Sydney, and graduated from Newtown High School of the Performing Arts in 2011. In her last year of school, she took her HSC exams and managed to get a top band in six of her courses. She also received the Premier’s award for receiving 90s in 6 subjects.
She has been acting since she was eight and began to make her mark in Hollywood when she traveled to the U.S. for the first time at age 18. She starred as the youngest cast member in Next Stop Hollywood, a six-part documentary that followed six Australian actors as they competed for roles during the U.S. TV pilot season. Her mom, Leone Carey, is a television writer, and she accompanied Alycia on her journey. The documentary aired in 2013 on ABC1 in Australia.