LDShadowlady, also known as Lizzie is a YouTube gamer with over 2 million subscribers. Lizzie plays a variety of games including Minecraft, other multiplayer games and app games.
LDShadowLady was born in the United Kingdom on October 7th 1992. She has a sister called Maddie who is only a year younger than her. Lizzie was very close to her sister Maddie throughout their childhood and they spent a lot of time together.
Lizzie chooses not to share a lot of her personal life on the internet but she has shared some details of her childhood in her Draw My Life video.
In 2011, Lizzie spent some time living in Virginia (USA) with family.
She currently lives in the North of England with her boyfriend Joel and her cat Buddy.
From 2012-2015 Lizzie attended Liverpool John Moores University to study Computer Animation & Visualization. She graduated in 2015 with an Upper Second Class degree. During this time she was still uploading to her YouTube channel regularly but she did not mention attending University. Lizzie has been dating dating fellow YouTuber Smallishbeans.
The Start of LDShadowLady on YouTube
Lizzie started her YouTube channel in 2010 with the username LDShadowLady. She chose this name because it was her XBOX gamertag at the time. Lizzie is often asked how she got her username; the LD in her username stands for her initials 'Lizzie D'. She has previously mentioned that her username was insipired by her favourite YouTuber of the time 'NDTitanLady'. Lizzie was 17 at the time of starting her channel and was in her final year of College.
The first uploads on the LDShadowLady channel are clips from Call of Duty games. When Lizzie started the channel she intended to become a Call of Duty YouTuber, making commentaries over gameplay videos and montages of her best gameplay moments. LDShadowLady posted several Call of Duty videos and reached 300 subscribers after a couple of months. A lot of Lizzie's old videos are now private or unlisted. However, some can still be viewed through playlists she created.
In early 2011, started watching a couple of Minecraft YouTubers. Her favourites were Kevin
and Zack Scott
. In April 2011, Lizzie messaged Zack asking him to invite Lizzie to his Minecraft server, 'Scottland', where he recorded videos for his channel every day. After her first appearance in Episode 86, Lizzie gained 3,000 subscribers overnight.
The boost in subscribers prompted Lizzie to start posting more Minecraft videos. She started with a series on the Scottland server
which followed her adventures in Minecraft when it was still a relatively new game.
She then created her own private server called 'This Land' which is a reference to the TV series Firefly. She posted several videos on this server as well. In the episode 'Oli's Castle Tour'
, Lizzie introduced her new friend Oli who is now known as TheOrionSound
Later in 2011, Lizzie started posting gameplay videos of a horror game called Amnesia
. She played this game alongside her sister, Maddie. Maddie also appeared in several other horror game videos on LDShadowLady's channel such as Nazi Zombies
In Summer 2011, Lizzie started a new single player modded Minecraft series called Let's Play Minecraft
. However, it only lasted 9 episodes, Lizzie quit after her house was destroyed by Ogres.
At this time, Lizzie graduated from college and started a gap year before University. The event she attended was GameFest in September 2011 where she met fellow YouTuber Smallishbeans
In January 2012, Lizzie started a new modded Minecraft series called Minecraft Singleplayer
. This series was the most popular series on her channel for a long time. She credits this series as the reason her channel started to grow successful, she edited the videos to highlight the most exciting and funny moments.
When Lizzie ended her singleplayer series in January 2013, she replaced it with ShadowCraft
. A modded series with a lot more mods. This is the series which a lot of her subscribers love. She created a new version called Shadowcraft 2.
- Over her time on YouTube, Lizzie has dyed her hair many different colours and combinations including pink, purple, blue and it is currently pink & purple.
- Lizzie is currently dating YouTuber Smallishbeans. They have been together since 2012.
- LDShadowLady has a pet cat called Buddy that features in a few of her videos. She adopted Buddy in 2013.
Some of the people LDShadowLady acknowledges as a vital part of her YouTube journey; Maddie, Zack Scott, George, Emily, Oli, Ryder & Queen, Joel, Vik, Dowsey, Mat, Luciee, Meghan. Stacy, Joey, Chiib, Hilary, Utorak, Pause, Chilled, Yami, Edge, SeaPeeKay, Minx, Cupquake, Annie, Yammy, Mitty, Kat, Ashley, Aphmau, Bodil, Scott and Lauren.