LDShadowlady, also known as Lizzie, is a YouTube gamer with around 5 million subscribers. Lizzie plays a variety of games including Minecraft and The Sims 4.

Elizabeth Dwyer, nicknamed Lizzie was born in the United Kingdom on October 7th, 1992. She has a sister named Maddie who is one year younger than her. Lizzie was very close to her sister Maddie throughout their childhood as 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 husband Joel, her cat, Buddy and her dog, Mari. 

From 2012-2015, Lizzie attended Liverpool John Moores University and studied Computer Animation & Visualization. She graduated in 2015 with an Upper Second Class degree. During this time, she was uploading to her YouTube channel regularly but did not mention attending University. Lizzie has been dating fellow YouTuber SmallishBeans.

YouTube Career

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 inspired 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. 

Introducing Minecraft

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 on YouTube. 

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, singleplayer series that a lot of her subscribers love. She later created a new version called Shadowcraft 2 due to its predecessor's popularity. 

She also started some new series with other youtubers, including CrazyCraft, TrollCraft, One Life and most recently, X Life. 

Husband and Pets

  • Lizzie has a husband named Joel. They were married on May 11, 2019.
  • Joel has a channel named Smallishbeans, and currently just passed 2 million subscribers.
    • He mainly plays Minecraft, but back in the day, he was best known for Call of Duty.
  • Lizzie and Joel have dog named Meri who is a kind, loving dog. She is mostly seen on twitter or one of their channels.
  • Meri barks when The Orionsound comes through the door because she hates him. Orionsound features her on one of his Kingdom Craft episodes named "Breaking in at Joel's House"
  • Lizzie and Joel have a cat named Buddy, who is much older than Meri. Buddy was adopted when Lizzie and Joel were ~20.


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  • Over her time on YouTube, Lizzie has dyed her hair many different colours including pink, purple, blue. Her hair is currently a light pink.
    • Lizzie always dyes her hair at home rather than professionally.
  • Lizzie has married YouTuber Smallishbeans. They have been together since 2012.
  • Lizzie has a pet cat called Buddy that features in a few of her videos. She adopted Buddy in 2013.
  • Lizzie is ~5'2''[1].
  • Lizzie used to do Irish dancing when she was younger[2].
  • Her father introduced her to gaming. .
  • Lizzie has a second channel called More LDShadowLady, which she made in late 2013, but currently, the first public video was uploaded on April 28th, 2016.
  • Lizzie has, on multiple occasions, expressed her love for the artist LIGHTS. As seen in her room tour, she has 4 albums signed by her (Siberia, The Listening, Little Machines and Acoustic).
  • Lizzie is one out of six Minecraft YouTubers to be asked to voice themselves in Minecraft Story Mode.


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