Alisha Ilhaan Boe was born in 1997 in Oslo, Norway. She came from a mixed-race family, as her father is Somali, while her mother is Norwegian.
Before she and her mom moved to Los Angeles, Boe spent her first seven years in Norway. She appeared in local plays and dance shows. As a young girl, she loved being on stage and making people happy.
In an interview with Essence, Boe shared that she attended auditions for Asian or Hispanic roles. She also appeared as a print ad model for retail and department stores, like Target and Justice. She also worked alongside media personality Kylie Jenner for a Sears commercial.
She also admitted that she struggled with her black identity as a young girl. It wasn’t easy for the aspiring actress to book for roles due to her mixed ethnicity.
During her teenage years, she signed up for a drama program at El Camino Real High School in California. She later quit school to pursue a career in acting.
In 2008, Boe landed on her film debut in the horror film Amusement as Lisa Swan. Since then, she starred in other films such as He’s On My Mind, Plastic Makes