Larry David's Daughter Has Grown Up To Be Gorgeous

Curb Your Enthusiasm star Larry David and his now ex-wife, Laurie, welcomed daughter Cazzie David in 1994. And while growing up with famous parents can often be tricky for a child who harbors showbiz ambitions of her own, it's definitely been more of a blessing than a curse for the young actress and comedian. She shares the same values as her "eco warrior" mother, but it was her dad who had the biggest influence on her career path, schooling her in the ways of awkward comedy from a young age. Now in her mid-20s, she's starting to put that education to good use. 

Cazzie David came to the attention of the public in 2015 after sharing a picture of herself and her famous father touring a Civil War battlefield. "Someone randomly posted it to another Instagram account, and a bigger site reposted it," she told W magazine. "I got like 20,000 follower requests overnight. I was so panicked because I didn't know what I was doing. It was weird. But I just decided to go public. I was like, 'I'll take the followers and run.'" She's managed to build a significant following on the social media platform since, becoming one of the more likable rich kids of Instagram.

She later found herself in the news for all the wrong reasons in 2018, thrust into the limelight after her comedian ex-boyfriend hooked up with a pop star. But it turns out that there's more to Cazzie David than first world problems.

She hates the 'rich kid' tag

Coming from a famous family has allowed Cazzie David to enjoy the finer things in life on the regular, but she really doesn't like the "rich kid" tag she's been given. Speaking to Coveteur magazine in 2017, the social media starlet insisted that she never goes out of her way to show off on Instagram, but sometimes it just can't be helped. "When my Instagram first gained a little bit of attention, people were like, 'Oh, this rich kid of Instagram.' It was uncomfortable because that's so not what I want anyone to think about me," she said. "But I was like, what am I supposed to do? Instagram me taking out the trash?"

She claims she's no expert, but the fact that she has a set of Instagram rules that all would-be influencers should follow says otherwise. In a 2016 piece she penned for Vanity Fair, David shared the secrets of her success, advising Instagrammers on everything from dealing with birthdays to the vitally important "hot-to-funny" ratio. "I would be lying if I said I don't overthink all of my posts," she told W. "I will test it on a fake account to see if it looks okay. I also have to stare at a photo of myself for a long time, and find literally nothing wrong with it. And of course, over time I will find something wrong and delete it."

She still lives with her dad

David graduated from Boston's Emerson College in 2015 and moved straight back into her dad's house, where she's been living ever since. In a February 2018 piece that she penned for InStyle, the comedian revealed that she chose to live with her father because he's dying, though fans of the comedy legend needn't be too worried. "Yep. He's dying," she wrote. "No, he is not sick—nor has he been diagnosed with anything. Not yet, anyway. But someday he will die, because everyone dies. So every moment with my father must be cherished. Yes, he's in great health and will, hopefully, be 130 when he passes away, but it doesn't matter."

She's a chip off the old block when it comes to her cringe-inducing style of comedy, which she apparently uses as a coping mechanism as much as anything else. Speaking to Glamour in 2017, the gorgeous comedian revealed that her father taught her how to channel her bad feelings into humor. "My dad told me at a super-young age that what I need to do to feel fulfilled and not sad and alone is to write comedy," she said. "Hopefully, he's right—or I'll really have been putting myself out there for no reason."

She's a 'hypersensitive' person

David has been doing a pretty good job at putting herself out there so far, but choosing to open herself up to public scrutiny wasn't an easy decision for her to make. She told Glamour that she found it "super difficult" to be in the spotlight because she has "no confidence whatsoever," but her dad has always been on hand to offer advice on working with awkwardness. "We're both hypersensitive, which is a quality that tends to work against you," she explained. "But because he had a full life of figuring out how to use it to his advantage and make it a beneficial quality, I didn't really have to."

David also praised her father's influence on her growing up during her 2017 interview with Coveteur. The comedian told the fashion and lifestyle mag that she never imagined she'd be able to go into acting when she grew up because of her self esteem issues, but that didn't stop her from writing her own material. "I would write stories sometimes and they would end up being unintentionally funny," she said. "When you're miserable, it can be funny. That's something my dad told me."

Her web series was a hit

David's eight-episode web series Eighty-Sixed was dubbed a "Curb Your Enthusiasm for millennials" by The Atlantic, who praised the way it "delights in uncovering and ridiculing the subtle hypocrisies of social conventions." David wrote the material and starred as Remi, a girl trying to navigate the minefield that is social media while going through a devastating break up. For David, Eighty-Sixed wasn't just about the politics of Instagram (some of it was "inspired by real notifications," she told Complex), it was about doing something unique that spoke to her generation.

"I just really wanted to make something that felt original," she explained to Glamour. "Which is also kind of hard to do in this day and age because, like, everything feels kind of done." David decided to try and draw on her own experiences for inspiration, which was how she came up with the socially awkward Remi. "I felt like portraying a candid, hypersensitive young person interacting in this new digital world and failing at it felt new. I wanted to tap into a new sector of the millennial mind and show a genuine side to the realities they're facing."

She's getting her own Amazon show

The buzz that Eighty-Sixed created online didn't go unnoticed by Amazon, though apparently they weren't the only company interested in giving David her own TV show. The web series has essentially become the modern-day version of the TV pilot, with networks growing ever keener to snap up the latest up-and-coming online talents before their competitors beat them to it. Platforms like YouTube give these content creators the chance to build up an audience before they even come to the small screen, which is proving to be an attractive prospect for network executives.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, David has become a hot property. Her spec script for a show called Half-Empty (which "follows a sardonic girl in her final year of college whose overactive imagination leads to catastrophic thinking and hilarious mishaps") is said to have sparked a bidding war, with several parties apparently coming forward with offers. In the end, nobody wanted David on their side as badly as Amazon, who committed to a script plus "sizeable production penalty" for the project, THR reports.

She dated SNL's Pete Davidson

David used to date fellow comic Pete Davidson, and, for a while, the Saturday Night Live man was completely smitten with her. "I just love her very, very much," he told People in May 2016. Davidson even had her face tattooed on his forearm, and — while she didn't go as far as getting inked — the feeling was quite clearly mutual for David. She would regularly post cute snaps of the couple together on Instagram, and, when she spoke to Oyster magazine in December 2016, she said that Davidson was one of three funniest people she knew. The other two were her friend Kyra Kennedy and her dad.

The fact that Pete Davidson was all loved up with Larry David's kid didn't go unnoticed by comedy fans, who saw this as a match made in heaven. Davidson, who lost his own father during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, apparently grew close to the Curb Your Enthusiasm star over the course of his two-year relationship with David, learning from him whenever he could. "He's the sweetest man in the world, he's the coolest," he said (via People). "We get along really well. I listen to everything he says very carefully because you want to retain it all."

She helped Davidson get sober

Rumors about Davidson's health started to swirl in 2017 after he began to fade from the public eye. In March of that year, the SNL cast member suddenly deleted all of his Instagram pics and posted an update for fans, letting them in on the real reason he'd gone AWOL. "Just wanted to let you guys know I'm okay," he wrote (via Entertainment Tonight). "I know I've kinda been missing, on social media and on the show. I quit drugs and am happy and sober for the first time in 8 years. I got a great girl, great friends and I consider myself a lucky man."

This wasn't the first time the troubled star had opened up about his struggles. He admitted during his appearance on The Breakfast Club that he would have killed himself if he hadn't found the music of rapper Kid Cudi. While David respected him for being so open about his battles, she's never been much of a sharer herself. "I'm definitely a more private person than he is," she told Glamour. "I don't think he knows that you can be honest and not share everything. But [...] he's definitely way more famous than I am, so it's not really a problem for me yet.

Davidson got with Ariana Grande after their breakup

In May 2018, Davidson revealed that he and David had gone their separate ways. The SNL man confirmed the split during an appearance on Open Late with Peter Rosenberg, but he failed to go into too much detail about the circumstances surrounding the breakup. We're not together anymore," he said. "Very talented girl, she'll be great and she'll be fine. ... Yeah, I think she'll be okay." Before the month was out Davidson was dating singer Ariana Grande (who had just ended her "toxic" relationship with rapper Mac Miller), and the pair were engaged a matter of weeks later.

According to NME, the two kept in touch after Grande appeared as a musical guest on a September 2014 episode of SNL, the same episode in which Davidson made his debut. After their respective relationships broke down, a whirlwind romance ensued. The pair now have matching tattoos (in fact, Davidson has three Grande tats at the time of this writing) and appear to be very much in love. "I feel like I won a contest," Davidson said when he confirmed the engagement on The Tonight Show.

David responded to the news that Davidson had moved on with Grande by posting a picture of herself on vacation with the caption, "Been in Africa, what'd I miss??" She either doesn't care, or she's doing a really good job of making it look like she doesn't care.

She hates New York City

David has been described as the "new Lena Dunham," but, while Dunham may be known for her love of New York, David hates the place with a passion. In a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter, the Eighty-Sixed creator let readers know how she really felt about NYC, challenging the "you gotta love it anyway" attitude many New Yorkers share. "From my experience of visiting the city, you don't gotta love it anyway," she wrote. "What if someone said that about a guy they were trying to set you up with: 'Yeah, he's gross and smells horrible, but you gotta love him anyway. It's Gary!'"

She then goes on to argue that the fact "anything can happen" in New York isn't much of an advert for the place, at least in her eyes. "Leaving my home and knowing anything can happen is not appealing, it's actually terrifying," she said. According to the hypersensitive comic, the kind of things that happen when you venture out in New York aren't usually good. "They're not things like running into an organic farmers market and then stumbling into a live Shawn Mendes concert in the park. They're events like, 'I left my apartment, stepped in dog s***, got mugged and hit by a Citi Bike. Anything can happen!'"

She's uncomfortable with women's fashion

When she spoke to Oyster magazine in back in 2016, David revealed that she's very much a function-over-fashion type of girl. The budding actress admitted that she only makes the effort to change out of her PJs when it would be "too alarming not to," much preferring them over regular clothing. "I think the world needs to come together and make pyjamas the only clothes available," she joked. "Then, pyjamas would be normal clothes and normal clothes wouldn't exist anymore and we'd all be comfy all the time and I would really appreciate that, everyone."

She agreed to wear a "pouffy dress" for her Coveteur shoot, but this kind of clothing puts her well outside of her comfort zone. She went on a rant about inequality in the fashion world in an April 2018 piece she did for Vanity Fair, bemoaning the fact that female fashion trends are never as warm or comfortable as male ones. "Another new, cozy trend seen all over the men's runway is padded jackets," she wrote. "The padded jacket is literally the sleeping bag of jackets. 'Padded' is a word that I could only dream of being associated with women's fashion. The closest thing we have is an actual pad that's secretly stuffed in our underwear."

She's an environmentalist

Cazzie David's mother, Laurie, is known for two things: being a hardcore eco warrior and allegedly having an affair with Al Gore. Laurie, who got divorced from Larry David after 14 years of marriage in 2007, produced the former presidential candidate's Oscar-winning 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth, though the pair had apparently been friends for years prior to that. "Al and Laurie went from friends to lovers," an inside source told Star magazine (via the Daily Mail). "It couldn't be avoided." David called the claims that she had been a catalyst in Gore's split from his wife "completely untrue."

There was nothing false about Laurie's passion for green living, however, which she passed on to her daughter. When she was asked what she hoped to see humanity achieve in the next 50 years, Cazzie David said that she wanted to see the climate crisis solved. "I hope there will be a complete redo of our energy system, no more coal and fossil fuels as well as massive agreements and progress with India and China," she told Oyster. "I've been programmed by my environmentalist mother." The politically active social media star said that she was left "deeply disturbed" by Donald Trump's election triumph and has been trying to stay informed so that she can "act diligently and accordingly."