|Born||Aleisha LaNaé Allen
(1991-04-28) April 28, 1991
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Pace University|
Since the age of 4, she has been active in television and print as a model. At the age of five, she took on the role of major character Sidetable Drawer on the children’s television series Blue’s Clues (credited as LaNaé Allen). She was also a regular on the Playhouse Disney series Out of the Box.
She has appeared alongside Jack Black in Richard Linklater‘s School of Rock (2003). Allen played Alicia, one of the children in the class and a musician in the band. In 2005, she played Lindsey in Are We There Yet? starring Ice Cube and also in its 2007 sequel, Are We Done Yet?. In 2010, Allen guest starred in PBS‘s remade show The Electric Company. In 2012, she played Sarah Johnson in Michael A. Pinckney‘s You’re Nobody ’til Somebody Kills You. Allen also made an appearance in the 2011 film Young Adult starring Charlize Theron.
- The Best Man (1999)
- Blue’s Big Musical Movie (2000) – Role: Sidetable Drawer
- School of Rock (2003) – Role: Alicia
- Are We There Yet? (2005) – Role: Lindsey Kingston
- Are We Done Yet? (2007) – Role: Lindsey Kingston