On September 22, 2022, NBC announced that it would be bringing back all three of the series that make up the popular procedural drama franchise Law & Order. One of the few new characters that will be joining the franchise is Alayna Hester, who plays Lily, Detective Frank Cosgrove’s daughter. Below is an article on Alayna Hester. Read till the end to learn about Alayna’s Law & Order stint, her net worth, dating life, and more.
Alayna Hester On Law & Order
The 22nd season of Law & Order premiered on September 22, 2022. Although details about Alayna joining the show as Frank’s daughter were kept under wraps ahead of the premiere, teasers revealed that Alayna was indeed taking the important role of playing Frank’s daughter in the series.
Jeffery Donovan (Detective Frank Cosgrove) joined Law and Order as a newcomer when the show was rebooted in February 2022. His story continued to unfold in the Season 22 premiere.
On September 22, 2022, Alayna announced via an Instagram post that she was in Law and Order Season 22 3-hour-long premiere. She shared some behind-the-scenes photos from the set and some of her favorite paparazzi photos with the caption, “meet Lily Cosgrove, your newest addition to the cast of Law & Order and daughter of Detective Cosgrove… tune in TONIGHT at 8 pm on NBC for the 3-hour season premiere.”
In the same post, Law & Order actress also confirmed her appearances in other episodes as well. She wrote, “Get ready to see more of Lily this season…”
Alayna Hester Movies And TV Shows
Alayna Hester faced serious health problems as a teenager. Through her struggles, she gained a unique perspective on life and also the strength and confidence for pursuing her dream of being a professional actress.
In an interview with Blade Online, she shared, “After experiencing so much pain, I realized life is too short… you must do what you really want to do.”
Alayna made her television debut in 2018 with the TV series TORN. In 2021, she went to play the role of Paula Maria in the episode “Be Mine” in the TV series, Tell Me Your Secrets.
As a TV actor, Alayna got her big break the same year when she landed the role of Elizabeth Ann McClung in Dopesick. It was during the production of Dopesick that she signed with a Los Manager, whose clients are Emma Roberts, Constance Zimmer, Danny Strong, and more.
The next year, she starred as Sadie DeMarco in Tell Me Lies. Finally, in 2022, she got the role of Lily Cosgrove in NBC original, Law & Order.
Besides TV, Alayna has also done a wee bit of commercials and theatre. Her theatre credits include It’s About the Cross and Carol of the Bells.
Alayna has also taken training from different personalities to hone her acting skills. Some of her trainers are Ron Fallica, Allie McCulloch, Dennis LaValle, Carla Meyer, and Shari Shaw.
How Much Is Alayna Hester Net Worth?
As of September 2022, Alayna Hester’s net worth was estimated to be under $300 thousand.
Is Alayna Hester Dating Anyone?
Alayna Hester is currently dating her boyfriend, Chad Eargle. Judging from Alayna’s Instagram, the two started dating probably in April 2021.
On November 2021, the adorable duo even spent the winter holidays in each other’s company. Alayna posted the pictures from their holidays on her Instagram.
Like Alayna, her boyfriend is also an actor. According to his IMDB profile, he starred in the TV series called The 31 in 2020/2021. Chad also wrote and starred in the short movie Carrefour. For education, Chad went to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Furthermore, Chad played soccer at Methodist University.
Alayna Hester Age
Born in 2001, Alayna Hester’s age was 21 as of this writing in 2022.
Who Are Alayna Hester Parents?
Alayna Hester was born to her parents Dr. Mark Hester and Rebecca Hester. Alayna’s parents also celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on December 17, 2020.
Alayna considers her parents as the real heroes of her story. Talking to bladeonline.com, she said, “They are the prime example of compassion and dedication… It can’t be easy sleeping countless nights in a hospital chair while your child is hooked up to an IV machine.”
Alayna’s father, Dr. Mark Hester, is a family medicine doctor working at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Centre. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. Alayna’s mother, on the other hand, works at the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy. Rebecca received her education and training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alayna Hester Birthmark
Alayna was an elite athlete until her battle with pectus excavatum and a collapsed lung ended her gymnastics career at the age of 15.
At 19, Alayna was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. She fought the battle very hard and on the day of Dopesick’s premiere, she was declared cancer free.
Although Alyana conquered the battle, it left a scar on her neck, which many people mistake for a birthmark.
Alayna Hester Height
Alayna Hester stands at a below-average height of 5 feet 4 inches.
When Is Alayna Hester Birthday?
Alayna Hester celebrates her birthday every June 27th. On her 21st birthday, she posted a series of pictures from her the best birthday party her family threw for her.
Where Is Alayna Hester From?
According to imdb.com, Alayna Hester is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina.
Is Alayna Hester On Instagram And Facebook?
Yes, Alayna Hester is both on Instagram and Facebook. She has close to 2 thousand followers on her @alaynahesterr IG handle. Furthermore, she can also be found on Twitter.