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Meet rising Canadian film star of “Heartland”, Alisha Newton – see facts, net worth, and boyfriend

Alisha Newton is a Canadian actress and an equestrian who was born on 22 July. She is known for her role as Georgie Fleming Morris on the Canadian television drama series “Heartland”. Alisha started her showbiz career at the age of four when she appeared in her first Canadian commercial. She then made her acting debut in 2010 at the age of nine.

Other than her acting career, which has won her a considerable amount of fame, Alisha is also known as the sister of famed YouTuber McKenzie. In her ten years of active practice, she has appeared in almost twenty films and has garnered an impressive number of award nominations and actual wins.

Opportunities alone don’t guarantee success, and it has to be complemented with enough hard work and good fortune. While it is most certainly an advantage to start an acting career at a young age, so much more is still needed before one becomes an accomplished actor. Hollywood has seen a myriad of children actors with great potentials who didn’t quite live up to their tags. For Alisha, it appears the 20-year-old star is threading the right path.

This piece looks to shed more light on the promising career of this young thespian, and of course, her personal life. Before we proceed, let’s have a look at ten interesting facts about Alisha.

10 interesting Alisha Newton facts

  1. Newton was four years old when she got featured in her first commercial. Around the same time, having discovered her passion for acting, and she also began auditioning for films and shows.
  2. Asides from acting, Alisha is an accomplished equestrian and jumper. She is very fond of horses and has 2, one of which is named Aflame.
  3. Like many other actors, Alisha has also confessed that she finds watching herself on the screen quite embarrassing. She cited it as the most difficult part of her profession.
  4. Alisha loves dogs too. She once stated in an interview in 2012 that she wanted to grow up to be a dog whisperer just like Cesar Millan, the famous Mexican-American dog trainer.
  5. It was Alisha’s parents who encouraged herself and McKenzie, her sister, to take up acting classes in order to help them build their confidence.
  6. Alisha is also a Youtuber on the side. In May of 2013, she started her own YouTube channel under her Alisha.
  7. When asked about how she manages academics with acting, Alisha explained that she has a tutor on set that teaches her everything that is being taught in the class at home. On the days she’s at home, she attends public school.
  8. In 2013, for her performance in “Heartland”, she won the award for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress at the Young Artist Award. In 2014, she bagged The Joey Awards for Best Young Actress age 14 or younger in a TV Series Drama Supporting/Recurring.
  9. Currently, she is in a relationship with a guy named Reas Schmaling. However, she has not shared detailed information about him with the public.
  10. According to Celebrity Networth, Alisha Newton currently has a net worth of $800,000.

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Early life and education

Alisha was born in Vancouver, where she was raised alongside her siblings. From what has been reported by many trusted sources, she grew in a close-knit and loving environment. Her mother, Diane, was a housewife, and her father, Jeff, was a trader. Alisha and her sister received the motivation to be an actress from their mother.

As per her education, there is no definite information regarding it. Alisha explained in an interview with OwlKids.com that she has a tutor who takes her in academics whenever she is on set. And when she is not working, she attends public school just like everyone else. This would mean she was registered in a school and attended whenever she wasn’t away on the job.


Alisha Newton began appearing in commercials at the age of four and began acting four years later. The year 2010 saw her debut, though, with “The Wyoming Story” as Bird Thrope. Continuous work came for her after that in “Supernatural”, “No Place Like Home”, “The Dating Journal”, “The Hollow”, etc. It wasn’t until 2012, however, that she really got the breakthrough role that set her on her way to the top.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

“Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” is a 2013 American fantasy adventure film distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the second and the last instalment in the Percy Jackson film series and is based on the 2006 novel “The Sea of Monsters” by Rick Riordan. The film follows young demigod Percy Jackson who sets off on a quest to find the Golden Fleece in the Sea of Monsters. His half-brother Tyson and friends Annabeth and Grover join hands with him to help him find it.

Newton stared as one of the main characters, Annabeth. Annabeth Chase is the daughter of Athena, the deuteragonist of the Percy Jackson films. She ran away from home when she was childhood friends with Thalia (daughter of Zeus) and Luke Castellan (son of Hermes). She and Percy get off on the wrong foot during a game of capture the flag. Though she wins the fight at first, Percy uses the water to heal himself and fights Annabeth back and bested her in a swordfight. Later during the campfire, Annabeth reveals it’s nothing personal because her mother and his father have a rivalry with each other. She eventually joins Percy on his quest.

Alisha Newton biography: Georgie Heartland, age, boyfriend, net worth
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters poster

Georgie in Heartland

“Heartland” is a Canadian family comedy-drama television series based on the Heartland book series by Lauren Brooke. It follows Amy Fleming and her older sister Louise “Lou” Fleming on their family ranch in Alberta, known locally as Heartland, where they live with their widowed grandfather Jack Bartlett, their father Tim Fleming and hired farmhand Ty Borden. While experiencing the highs and lows of life at the ranch, the family bonds and grows closer over the years.

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Alisha features as Georgina “Georgie” Fleming Morris. Georgie is Lou and Peter’s adopted daughter, Jack’s adopted great-granddaughter, and Phoenix’s owner. She was orphaned at age 3 when her parents were killed by a drunk driver, and after being separated from her brother Jeff in the foster care system, she develops serious behaviour problems. When she first came to Heartland, she was a misbehaving runaway, but because she wanted to stay, she began to improve her behaviour. Georgie has a habit of running away from every foster home in which she’s been placed. Jack agrees to foster her until Clint finds another family. Not wanting her to leave, Lou and Peter agree to become her long-term foster parents and later adopt her.

Newton’s performance has received plaudits, and she has laurels to show for it. In the year 2013, Newton won the Young Artist Award for “Heartland”. The following year brought her The Joey Award, which she won consecutively in 2014 and 2015.

Alisha Newton biography: Georgie Heartland, age, boyfriend, net worth
Newton  as Georgie in Heartland

Personal life

It is understandable that the public likes to know about all that happens in the lives of their favourite celebrities, but Alisha is a young lady whose personal life is not too publicized. Due to her charm and the grace with which she carries herself, the subject of her age has been a topic of debate. Another subject of scrutiny is her relationship status. We will clear the air on these in this section.

Alisha Newton age

When one starts their career early, such that they accomplish a lot and become widely known even before they come of age, there is bound to be some confusion about their actual age. The same is the case with Alisha, who has featured in almost twenty productions and has enjoyed success over the years. How young is she actually? Is she young indeed, or she merely has a baby face?

Alisha was born on 22 July 2001, and that makes her 20 years old in 2021. Her wealth of experience so far in the industry has undoubtedly added an extra bounce to her strides and carriage, but she is actually still young.

If what is seen on her social media is anything to go by, Alisha is romantically involved with a guy named Reas Schmaling. The two appear to be deeply in love and having the time of their lives too. There are yet to be any details about the boyfriend with regards to what he does.

Alisha Newton boyfriend, Reas Schmaling
Alisha Newton boyfriend, Reas Schmaling

Alisha Newton net worth

It’s been just a decade that Alisha has been part of the acting world. In that time, she has been a part of some successful films and TV shows. As of 2020, her net worth is estimated to be $800,000. A couple of years and some lucrative projects more, those numbers will certainly be shooting up.


Alisha Newton has started her race well, and all things being equal, she is headed for the top. She has shown great potential, and if it all goes well, she will soon become a household name in the film world. We are eager to witness her growth and what exploits she makes in the years ahead.

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Ayoola Ajayi
Ayoola is a nonfiction writer from the SouthWestern state of Ekiti, Nigeria. His experience spans almost a decade, working in different fields and capacities in the writing industry. He currently plies his trade at Sidomex Universal as a content contributor.

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