Daveigh Chase was born in Las Vegas, Nevada as Daveigh Elizabeth Schwallier.
She began performing professionally at the age of eight. Some of her major roles have included Donnie Darko (2001), The Ring (2002), and the television series Oliver Beene (2003-2004). Chase also works as a voice over artist, performing the voice of Lilo in Lilo & Stitch (2002) and in Lilo & Stitch: The Series (2003-2005) and the American translation of Spirited Away (2002).
Chase also sings professionally.
Her parents are Cathy Chase and John Schwallier.