Odessa Adlon, known professionally as Odessa A’zion, is an American actress best known for her roles in the TV shows “Nashville,” “Wayne,” “Fam,” and “Grand Army.” The star grew up in the entertainment industry as the daughter of actress Pamela Adlon, and started acting at a young age. Odessa dated fellow star Jayden Smith for several years before the pair broke up in 2019.
Odessa Adlon, known professionally as Odessa A’zion, was born on June 17, 1999 to mother Pamela Adlon, an actress best known for her work on “Better Things.” Growing up, Odessa trained with acting coach Lesley Kahn. She attended a performing arts high school in Los Angeles and learned how to play the guitar, piano and learned how to sing.
In addition to the performing arts, Odessa likes to paint, draw, sew and craft. She loves fashion and hopes to start her own clothing line one day.
As of September 2020, Odessa has more than 188,000 followers on social media and 5,300 followers on Twitter. She does not have an official Twitter page or YouTube page.
Odessa started acting at a young age thanks to her upbringing in the entertainment industry. However, her mother did not want her daughter involved in acting. “My mom didn’t want me acting when I was younger,” Odessa Adlon told Yahoo. “Like when I was eight, she’d say yes in exchange for not arguing with my sisters, and for an eight-year-old that’s just not going to happen — so I just never got it.”
Odessa made her acting debut in 2016 in an episode of “Better Things,” a show made by her mother Pamela. However, her first big break was on the television show “Nashville.” Odessa took on the role of Liv in 2017 for several episodes.
Following “Nashville,” Odessa starred in the TV movie “What About Barb?” as Anna and then had a brief stint on the popular Netflix show “Love.” She went on to act in a few productions like “Ladyworld” and “Wayne” before she had her next big show.
In 2019, Odessa starred as Shannon in the TV show “Fam” in a 13-episode arc. Following “Fam,” she worked on several more shows before getting another major role on the Netflix show “Grand Army.”
In addition to her work on the big screen, Odessa works with the charity Jacaranda, an orphanage and school in Malawi that helps provide free education to children without parents.
As a celebrity, Odessa lives part of her life in the public eye. In 2018, Odessa started officially dating star Jayden Smith — and he even accompanied her to her prom in the following months. However, they ended their relationship after a year or so.