Alisha Weir is going to be a huge star when 'Matilda The Musical' arrives on Netflix this Christmas. Here's all you need to know about the young talent.

– Alisha Weir stars as the titular character in Netflix’s Matilda musical. – She is 13 years old. – She is from Ireland.

Alisha Weir, 13, plays Matilda in the Netflix musical coming out on Christmas Day. She takes over the role from Mara Wilson, who played Matilda in the 1996 film.

1. When Alisha was cast as Matilda, she cried. Alisha was one of thousands of young girls who auditioned to be Matilda, and the role eventually went to her.

2. She also sings in the musical. Alisha gets a chance to show off her vocal chops in Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical.

3. She's Irish. According to the Daily Mail, Alisha grew up in the Knockallion area of Dublin, Ireland and was raised by her father Mark and her mother Jenny.

4. She went to drama school. Alisha attended drama school in Ireland. She was a student when she was cast in Matilda at the age of 11

5. She is in an upcoming film with Olivia Colman. Alisha stars in the upcoming comedy film Wicked Little Letters.