Beverley Mahood with Giselle Brohman
|Born||(1974-11-02) 2 November 1974
Belfast, Northern Ireland
|Origin||London, Ontario, Canada|
BPM Entertainment Corp.
Beverley Mahood (born 2 November 1974 in Belfast, Northern Ireland) is a country music singer-songwriter and television host in Canada. Beverley emigrated from Belfast to Canada as a child. She is also formerly part of the all-female trio Lace, produced by the renowned Los Angeles producer, David Foster. From 2004 to 2005, she co-hosted the Citytv Vancouver morning show, Breakfast Television. Mahood was then named to co-host CMT Canada‘s flagship show, CMT Central. She starred as the anchor judge on the series “CMT Chevy Karaoke Star.” Other hosting duties have included the reality series Project Mom/Project Dad and Pick a Puppy and the countdown program Ultimate.
Mahood established a business partnership in 2005 with Canadian entrepreneur W. Brett Wilson in forming BPM Entertainment Corp. to pursue creative investment opportunities in the entertainment world. She bought out his interest in BPMEC in 2012 and has continued to grow her entertainment business. Mahood attended Saunders High School in London.
Mahood has been building her profile in the music scene throughout Canada and the United States since her debut album, Girl Out of the Ordinary, was released in 1998. The album garnered multiple radio singles and music videos. She signed with 143 Records, a record label owned by record producer David Foster. With Foster, she was part of the female trio, Lace, releasing an album, Lace, in 1999. The first single, “I Want a Man”, went to number 7 on the charts in Canada and was a number one video on CMT’s Chevy Top 20. A second solo CD, Moody Blue, was released in 2004, receiving recognition with another number one CMT video for the single “The First Day You Wake Up Alone.”
In addition to her own recorded material, Mahood co-wrote the hit single “Come to Me,” recorded by Celine Dion on her 2005 Miracle album. She also wrote “Good to Be Alive,” the theme for the CMT reality series’ Project Mother and Project Dad, which was released to radio in 2007 with an accompanying music video airing on CMT. In May 2008, Mahood marked her return as a recording artist with the release of the song, “This Girl.” A second single, “Rewrite History,” was released in October 2008. Mahood’s new album, Unmistakable, was released on 18 November 2008. Her most recent Christmas album, This Christmas Celebrate Me Home, was on 4 November 2008. In May 2013, Mahood released a new single, “Hope & Gasoline,” to Canadian country radio. Mahood’s fourth album was released to iTunes on November 12, 2013, with a physical CD release in early 2014.
In 2006, Mahood contributed her name and image to the Bootlegger Jean print campaign with her image appearing in stores across North America. As an actress, she has performed in The Vagina Monologues (2004), the stage production Heartthrobs (2003) and Castle Rocks (Young People’s Theatre, 1998).
Mahood hosted for the eighteenth consecutive time in 2015 on the Saskatchewan-based telethon Telemiracle. Her hosting duties include introducing talent and speaking with various people who have raised funds. She also performed at The Bohemian Ball in Toronto on 20 February 2009. The 2009 Bohemian Ball, organised by the Canada Czech Republic Chamber of Commerce, was held in support of the SickKids Foundation and the Hospital for Sick Children.
Mahood is a supporter of the following initiatives: the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Alberta’s Children’s Hospital, the David Foster Foundation and the CIBC Run for the Cure. She is also the spokesperson for the Pink Mitten Campaign, which raises money for breast cancer research, education and awareness programs.
|Girl Out of the Ordinary||
|Have a Little Faith||
|This Christmas Celebrate Me Home||
|Hope and Gasoline||
|1997||“Girl Out of the Ordinary“||10||Girl Out of the Ordinary|
|“A Little Thing Called Love”||12|
|1998||“Let’s Kiss and Make Up” (with Ken Munshaw)||17|
|1999||“I Love How You Listen to Me”||23|
|“The Way a Woman Feels”||38|
|“—” denotes releases that did not chart|
|2003||“The First Day You Wake Up Alone”||Moody Blue|
|2004||“I Like That Shirt”|
|2005||“End of a Long Goodbye”|
|“My Wheels Got Wings”|
|“Making It Up as You Go”|
|2007||“Good to Be Alive”||Unmistakable|
|2013||“Hope and Gasoline”||16||Hope and Gasoline|
|“I Can’t Outrun You”||48|
|2014||“Sunday I’m an Angel”||24||New Religion|
|“—” denotes releases that did not chart|
|1999||“Which Way Is Love”||John Landry||Forever Took Too Long|
|2001||“Couple on the Cake”||Steve Fox||Small World|
|2016||“You’re My Home”||Mark Wills||N/A|
|1997||“Girl Out of the Ordinary”||Terrance Odette|
|“Hook, Line and Sinker”|
|“A Little Thing Called Love”|
|“All Through the Night“|
|1998||“Let’s Kiss and Make Up” (with Ken Munshaw)|
|1999||“The Way a Woman Feels”|
|“Which Way Is Love” (with John Landry)|
|2001||“Couple on the Cake” (with Steve Fox)||Terrance Odette|
|“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen“|
|2003||“The First Day You Wake Up Alone”||Steven Goldmann|
|2007||“Good to Be Alive”||Warren P. Sonoda|
|2008||“This Girl”||Margaret Malandruccolo|
|2012||“Taking Care of Christmas” (with Randy Bachman)|
|2013||“Hope and Gasoline”||Jeth Weinrich|
|“I Can’t Outrun You”|
|2014||“Sunday I’m an Angel”|
|“Chariots of Fire” (with Kenny Munshaw)|
- CCMA Independent Female Artist – 2004, 1999, 1998
- CMT Independent Recording Artist of the Year, 1997
- Ontario Country Music Association: Rising Star, Female Vocalist, Group or Duo, Single, 1998
- RPM Big Country Awards: Rising Star 1998
- RPM Big Country Awards: Group of The Year (with Lace) 1999
- OCPHA: Group of the Year (with Lace) – 2002, 2000
- OCPHA: Vocal Collaboration (with Steve Fox – Couple on the Cake) 2002
McKillip performing with One More Girl in 2012
|Born||(1991-01-18) January 18, 1991
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Relatives||Carly McKillip (sister)|
Britt McKillip (born January 18, 1991) is a Canadian actress and musician best known for her role in the movie Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktacular and its sequel Scary Godmother: The Revenge of Jimmy as Hannah Marie, and for her role as Reggie Lass in the cable series Dead Like Me, the film Dead Like Me: Life After Death (based on the series), and her voiceover roles as Cloe in Bratz and Princess Cadance in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
Her father is the producer Tom McKillip, and her mother the songwriter Lynda McKillip. She has an older sister, Carly McKillip, who is also an actress. Britt performs together with Carly in the country group One More Girl. Their debut album, Big Sky, was released on October 6, 2009, in Canada. The group released a new single “The Hard Way” in 2014.
|2000||Mission to Mars||Child at Party|
|2001||Barbie in the Nutcracker||Peppermint Girl (voice)||Video|
|2002||Brother’s Keeper||Young Lucinda / Marie|
|2002||Barbie as Rapunzel||Melody (voice)||Video|
|2003||My Little Pony: A Charming Birthday||Tra La La (voice)||Video|
|2003||Baby Looney Tunes: Eggs-traordinary Adventure||Baby Lola (voice)||Video|
|2004||My Little Pony: Dancing in the Clouds||Tra La La (voice)||Video|
|2005||Candy Land: The Great Lollipop Adventure||Princess Lolly (voice)||Video|
|2005||Barbie: Fairytopia||Pixie No. 1 (voice)||Video|
|2005||Bob the Butler||Alex|
|2005||My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas||Tra La La (voice)||Video short|
|2006||My Little Pony: Friends are Never Far Away||Tra La La (voice)||Video|
|2006||My Little Pony: Greetings from Unicornia||Tra La La (voice)||Video short|
|2006||My Little Pony Crystal Princess: The Runaway Rainbow||Tra La La (voice)||Video|
|2006||My Little Pony: A Very Pony Place||Tra La La (voice)||Video|
|2006||My Little Pony: The Princess Promenade||Tra La La (voice)||Video|
|2006||Bratz: Babyz the Movie||(voice)||Video|
|2006||Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses||Janessa (voice)||Video|
|2007||Barbie as the Island Princess||Rita (voice)||Video|
|2007||Trick ‘r Treat||Macy|
|2008||Ace of Hearts||Julia Harding|
|2008||My Little Pony Live! The World’s Biggest Tea Party||Tra La La (voice)||Video|
|2008||Bratz Babyz Save Christmas||Cloe (voice)||Video|
|2009||Dead Like Me: Life After Death||Reggie Lass||Video|
|2010||Strawberry Shortcake: The Berryfest Princess||Blueberry Mufin / Berrykin No. 4 (voice)||Video|
|2010||Bratz: Pampered Petz||Cloe (voice)||Video|
|2012||Bratz: Desert Jewelz||Cloe (voice)|
|2013||My Little Pony: Equestria Girls||Princess Cadance (voice)|
|2013||Coming Home for Christmas||Melanie|
|2015||My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Friendship Games||Dean Cadance (voice)|
|2017||My Little Pony: The Movie||Princess Cadance (voice)|
|1998||In the Doghouse||Sophie Wagner||TV movie|
|1998||You, Me and the Kids||Lost girl at supermarket||Episode: “Street Smarts”|
|1998||Don’t Look Down||Young Rachel||TV movie|
|1998||Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show||Little Mrs. McGann||Episode: “Honey, We’re Young at Heart”|
|1998||Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits||Brook Bouton||Episode: “Mary 25“|
|1999||Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits||Sara Kohler||Episode: “The Grell“|
|2000||Ratz||Young Jennifer||TV movie|
|2000||Special Delivery||Blair||TV movie|
|2001||Night Visions||Kyra Martindelli||Episode: “Neighborhood Watch”|
|2002||Breaking News||Meigan Sloan||Episode: “Pilot”|
|2002||Make Way for Noddy||Tessie Bear (voice)||Recurring role|
|2002||Sabrina: Friends Forever||Sabrina Spellman (voice)||TV movie|
|2002||Kelly Dream Club||Chelsie (voice)||video gift set|
|2002–2005||Baby Looney Tunes||Baby Lola (voice)||Recurring role|
|2003||Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktakular||Hannah Marie (voice)||TV movie|
|2003–2004||Sabrina’s Secret Life||Sabrina Spellman (voice)||Lead role|
|2003–2004||Dead Like Me||Regina ‘Reggie’ Lass||Recurring role|
|2004||Franklin||Betty (voice)||Episode: “Franklin and Betty”|
|2004-2005||Toddworld||Stella (new voice)||Season 2 Episodes|
|2005||Scary Godmother: The Revenge of Jimmy||Hannah Marie (voice)||TV movie|
|2005||FBI: Negotiator||Annie Moss||TV movie|
|2005–2006||Trollz||Amethyst (voice)||Main character|
|2005–2006||Coconut Fred’s Fruit Salad Island||Bingo Cherry (voice)||Main character|
|2006||Class of the Titans||Hope (voice)||Episode: “Little Box of Horrors”|
|2006||Holiday Wishes||Britney King||TV movie|
|2007||Bratz: Super Babyz||Cloe (voice)||Video game|
|2008||Bratz||Cloe (voice)||Main character|
|2008||Desperate Hours: An Amber Alert||Katie||TV movie|
|2011–2013||Strawberry Shortcake’s Berry Bitty Adventures||Blueberry Muffin (voice)||32 episodes|
|2012||R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour||Michelle||Episode: “Stage Fright”|
|2012–present||My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic||Princess Cadance, Lyra (voice)||Recurring role|
|2016-17||Frequency||Young Meghan||Recurring role|
McKillip performing with One More Girl in 2012
|Born||(1989-02-13) February 13, 1989
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Spouse(s)||Darren Savard (m. 2015)|
|Relatives||Britt McKillip (sister)|
Carly McKillip (born February 13, 1989) is a Canadian actress and musician known for her title role in the television series Alice, I Think. She also performs together with her sister Britt in the country group One More Girl. She was occasionally miscredited as Carly McKillup. She also provided the voice of Sakura Avalon, the title character of the Nelvana dubbed anime television series Cardcaptors.
McKillip was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her father, Tom McKillip, is a record producer, and her mother, Lynda McKillip, is a songwriter. She has a younger sister named Britt McKillip, who is also an actress. She married Darren Savard, lead guitarist for Dallas Smith, on May 9, 2015.
McKillip voiced the role of Ali O’Keefe on the television series Life As We Know It. She also played the title role in Alice, I Think, a Canadian television series that aired 2006 on The Comedy Network and CTV. She is also the former lead vocalist in the Vancouver band Borderline. McKillip also performs together with her sister Britt in the country group One More Girl. Their debut album, Big Sky, was released on October 6, 2009, in Canada. In addition to this the country duo came out with a new single called “The Hard Way” in 2014.
- Coming Home for Christmas (2013) Kate O’Brien
- Triple Dog (2009) – Nina
- Bratz Girlz Really Rock (2008) (Animated movie) – Anna (Speaking Voice)
- Bionic Woman – season 1 ep. 2 (2007) (TV) – Vivian
- Cyberchase Episode 602 When Penguins Fly (2007), as PJ’s assistant (voice), episode 802, Faceoff (2010), as Additional Voices (voice)
- Hot Rod (film) (2007) – Highschool Girl
- Tsuyokiss (2006) (TV) – Otome Kurogane
- School of Life (2005) (TV) – Devon
- Jack (2004) (TV) – Jenny
- Sabrina the Teenage Witch in Friends Forever (2002) (TV) (voice) – Portia
- Saving Silverman (2001) – Cute Girl
- What About Mimi? (2001) TV Series (voice) (as Carly McKillup) – Sincerity Travers
- Cardcaptors: The Movie (2000) (V) (voice) – Sakura Avalon
- Cardcaptors (2000) (TV) (voice) – Sakura Avalon
- Don’t Look Down (film) (1998) (TV) – Young Carla
- Stranger in Town (1998) (TV) – Kim
- Floating Away (1998) – Singing Girl
- The Hunted (1998 film) (1998) (TV) – Little Girl
- Jitters (1997) (TV) – Kristen
- For Hope (1996) (TV) – Laura
- The Limbic Region (1996) (TV) (as Carly McKillup) – Jennifer Lucca (5 Years)
- She Woke Up Pregnant (1996) (TV) (as Carly McKillup) – Jessica
- The Marshal (1995, 1996) TV Series – Molly MacBride
- The X-Files (1996) TV Series – Caitlin Ross Paper Hearts
|2013||“Duet” (with Wes Mack)|
Awards and nominations
|2014||Canadian Country Music Association||CMT Video of the Year – “Duet”||Nominated|
|All Star Band – Keyboards||Nominated|
|Born||(1990-08-09) August 9, 1990
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Emily Tennant (born August 9, 1990) is a Canadian film and television actress.
Life and career
Tennant was born in Vancouver.
In 2000, she played her first role in the romantic comedy film, Personally Yours. After that, she could be seen in some minor roles in TV series and films. In 2004, she played a recurring role in the comedy horror series Kingdom Hospital. In 2005, Tennant had a minor role of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
She starred in the 2009 thriller, Zombie Punch. She won a Leo Award in the category Best Performance by a Female in a Short Drama for Valentines in 2009. Tennant played a main role in the Canadian teen sitcom Mr. Young (2011–13). In 2014–15, Tennant played Cecelia Rendall on the Hallmark Channel drama, Cedar Cove.
|2002||The Rhino Brothers||Mellisa Kanachowski|
|2002||Killer Bees!||Cassidy Harris|
|2004||Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed||Young Daphne|
|2004||I, Robot||Young Girl|
|2005||The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants||Krista Rodman|
|2006||Dr. Dolittle 3||Party Kid #2|
|2006||John Tucker Must Die||Hallway Girl|
|2009||Zombie Punch||Paige Turner||Lead role|
|2009||I Love You, Beth Cooper||Raupp’s Sophomore 2|
|2009||Jennifer’s Body||Gossiping Girl|
|2010||Frankie & Alice||Paige (16 years old)|
|2010||Flicka 2||Amy Walker||Direct-to-Video|
|2010||Triple Dog||Sarah Algrenn|
|2011||Christmas Comes Home to Canaan||Sarah Burton|
|2014||Way of the Wicked||Heather|
|2014||Feed the Gods||Brit|||
|2016||USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage||Clara|
|2000||Dark Angel||Language Student 1||Episode: “Heat“|
|2000||Personally Yours||Hannah Stanton||Television movie; also known as Wilderness Love|
|2003||Rockpoint P.D.||Tina||Episode: “Cat Got Your Tongue?”|
|2004||Kingdom Hospital||Mona Klingerman||Recurring role, 6 episodes|
|2004||The Days||Pretty Girl #2||Episode: “Day 1,385“|
|2006||Masters of Horror||Teenage Blonde Girl||Episode: “Family“|
|2007||Destination: Infestation||Jamie Ross||Television movie|
|2008||Sanctuary||Patricia Heathering||Episode: “Warriors“|
|2008||Riddles of the Sphinx||Karen||Television movie|
|2009||Supernatural||Paris Hilton Fan #1||Episode: “Fallen Idols“|
|2009||Christmas in Canaan||Older Sarah||Television movie|
|2010||Battle of the Bulbs||Susie Wallace||Television movie|
|2011–2013||Mr. Young||Ivy Young||Main role, 55 episodes|
|2014–2015||Cedar Cove||Cecilia Rendall||Recurring role, 10 episodes|
|2014||Some Assembly Required||Isabelle||Episode: “Just Like a Baby“|
|2014||Supernatural||Tasha||Episode: “Paper Moon“|
|2014||Driven Underground||Kristy||Television movie|
|2015||A Novel Romance||Tabitha||Television movie|
|2015||If There Be Thorns||Melodie Richarme||Television movie|
|2015||Truth&Lies||Taylor||Television movie; also known as Text to Kill|
|2015||The Wedding March||Grace Pershing||Television movie|
|2016||Motive||Lexi Moore||Episodes: “Chronology of Pain“, “We’ll Always Have Homicide“|
|2016||Legends of Tomorrow||Young Clarissa Stein||Episode: “Compromised”|
|2017||The Surrogate’s Nightmare||Shelly||Television movie|
|2017||Daughter for Sale||Carly||Television movie|
Parrish in May 2013
|Born||Janel Meilani Parrish
(1988-10-30) October 30, 1988
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
Janel Meilani Parrish (born October 30, 1988) is an American actress. She is best known for playing Mona Vanderwaal on the Freeform mystery drama series Pretty Little Liars. She is also known for portraying Young Cosette in the Broadway production of Les Misérables (1996), and Jade in the teen comedy film Bratz (2007). In 2014, Parrish participated in the 19th season of Dancing with the Stars, taking third place.
Parrish was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Joanne (née Mew), who is of Han Chinese descent, and Mark Phillip Parrish, who is of European descent. She has one sister, Melissa Nohelani, who is eight years older and served in the U.S. Army. Her parents were former bodybuilders, and her mother worked for a Honolulu health club.
At age six, Parrish saw a production of The Phantom of the Opera at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center and fell in love with the idea of performing. She began playing the piano, and within a year was also studying acting, singing, tap and jazz dance. She entered several talent contests, and became well known to local Oahu residents. At age 14, she appeared in the 2003 remake of Star Search, performing the song “On My Own” from Les Misérables. She attended Moanalua Elementary School, and Moanalua High School for her freshman year. Parrish lived in Kaneohe, Hawaii until the age of 14, when she and her family moved to Burbank, Los Angeles so she could pursue a career in the entertainment industry. Parrish was then homeschooled in order to accommodate her work schedule.
Parrish began her acting career when she was cast as Young Cosette in the National Touring Company of Les Misérables, and later portrayed the role for two months in the Broadway production at the Imperial Theatre. She subsequently appeared in several community theatre productions in Hawaii – most notably as Jean Louise “Scout” Finch in Manoa Valley Theatre’s revival of To Kill a Mockingbird in 1998. In 1999, Parrish landed her first substantial television role in NBC‘s action series Baywatch, appearing in two episodes as Hina, a young girl whom Mitch Buchannon (David Hasselhoff) saves from drowning.
In 2000, Parrish was featured in Disney‘s live-action television film based on the Pinocchio story, Geppetto, portraying the role of Natalie. She then went on to appear as Vanessa in The WB‘s short-lived sitcom The O’Keefes. Parrish also appeared in shows and made-for-television films on the Disney Channel, and also guest starred in Fox‘s sitcom The Bernie Mac Show, Nickelodeon‘s children’s comedy-drama series Zoey 101, and Fox’s teen drama series The O.C.. Parrish then portrayed Bratz member Jade in the 2007 live-action film Bratz. The role was her first in a motion picture, as well as her first starring role. In May 2007, shortly before the release of Bratz, she was signed to the William Morris Agency. She then landed a recurring role in the NBC supernatural drama series Heroes.
Parrish played Mona Vanderwaal for the duration of the Freeform teen drama series Pretty Little Liars, based on the book series by Sara Shepard. Mona is introduced in the first season as a teenage outsider who uses her intelligence and resources to torment others anonymously. In March 2012, Parrish was promoted to a series regular for the third season, and stayed a regular for the remainder of the series. For her performance as Mona, she won Choice TV – Villain at the Teen Choice Awards four times from five nominations.
In February 2012, Parrish returned to her stage roots in a production of the musical Spring Awakening. She portrayed Anna, while also understudying the lead female role of Wendla Bergmann. That same year, she had a supporting role in the romantic comedy-drama film Celeste and Jesse Forever. She subsequently guest starred in the CBS drama series Hawaii Five-0, playing the role of Rebecca Fine, an ambitious and strong-willed chemistry student, and made a guest appearance in Lifetime‘s fantasy legal drama series Drop Dead Diva as cheerleader Chelsea Putnam. Also in 2014, Parrish led the cast of the Lifetime thriller film High School Possession as Lauren Brady. The following year, she had a guest role as villainess Jillian Havemeyer in NBC’s comedy-drama series The Mysteries of Laura. In 2017, she guest starred in Fox’s procedural drama series Rosewood, playing Selena Monet, a young popstar. Parrish is set to portray the lead role of Sandy Dumbrowski in the upcoming Toronto production of Grease, alongside Katie Findlay.
Parrish will co-star with Mickey Rourke in the boxing drama Tiger, and portrays Lisa Wagner in the upcoming romance film Until We Meet Again, alongside Jackson Rathbone. She will also co-star as Margot Covey in the film adaptation of Jenny Han‘s young adult romance novel To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, with Lana Condor and John Corbett. Parrish will then appear alongside Angela Trimbur and Fairuza Balk in the home-invasion thriller Hell Is Where the Home Is. She is set to reprise her role as Mona Vanderwaal in the upcoming Pretty Little Liars spin-off drama series, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists.
At age eight, Parrish won a statewide singing competition in Hawaii. She began writing her own music as a teenager and eventually became the lead singer of the three-piece girl group, Impulse. In 2007, Parrish was signed to Geffen Records as a solo artist to produce her first album. Her first single, “Rainy Day”, which she wrote herself, and its music video, was released on July 7, 2007. The song also featured on the Bratz soundtrack. Parrish made appearances in Prima J‘s music video for “Rock Star” and NLT‘s music video for “She Said, I Said”, which were both featured on the Bratz soundtrack. She also provided background vocals for the latter. In April 2015, she released two songs, “Heart Made of Stone” and “Senseless”, both of which she co-wrote with Vince Pizzinga.
In August 2014, Parrish was announced as one of the celebrities competing on the 19th season of Dancing with the Stars. She was paired with professional dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy. During week three, “Movie Night”, the couple became the first to earn a perfect score with their Jazz dance, and held the record for earliest perfect score on the show (the record was later matched by Bethany Mota and her partner Derek Hough on the same night). Parrish and Chmerkovskiy reached the final but ended up in third place, behind Alfonso Ribeiro and Sadie Robertson, who took first and second place respectively.
|2010||Triple Dog||Cecily Gerber|
|2011||One Kine Day||Leilani|
|2011||4 Wedding Planners||Hoku Wolf|
|2012||Celeste and Jesse Forever||Savannah|
|2013||To Those Nights||Audrey||Short film|
|2013||Something Wicked||Ronnie||Short film|
|2017||Until We Meet Again||Lisa Wagner||Completed|
|2017||The Purple Rose||Kate Riley||In post-production|
|2018||To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before||Margot Covey||In post-production|
|2018||Hell Is Where the Home Is||Estelle||In post-production|
|2003||The O’Keefes||Vanessa||Episode: “Party”|
|2004||Bernie Mac Show, TheThe Bernie Mac Show||Laura||Episode: “Being Bernie Mac”|
|2006||Zoey 101||Sara||Episode: “The Silver Hammer Society”|
|2006||O.C., TheThe O.C.||Leah||Episode: “The Summer Bummer”|
|2009||True Jackson, VP||Kyla||Episode: “Flirting with Fame”|
|2010–2017||Pretty Little Liars||Mona Vanderwaal||Recurring role (seasons 1–2)
Main role (seasons 3–7)
|2013||Hawaii Five-0||Rebecca Fine||Episode: “Kapu”|
|2014||Drop Dead Diva||Chelsea Putnam||Episode: “Cheers & Jeers”|
|2014||Dancing with the Stars||Herself||Contestant on season 19|
|2014||High School Possession||Lauren Brady||Television film|
|2015||Mysteries of Laura, TheThe Mysteries of Laura||Jillian Havemeyer||Episode: “The Mystery of the Crooked Clubber”|
|2016||Rush Hour||Nina Taylor||Episode: “Wind Beneath My Wingman”|
|2017||Rosewood||Selena Monet||Episode: “Mummies & Meltdowns”|
|TBA||Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists||Mona Vanderwaal||Main role; upcoming series|
|1996||Les Misérables||Young Cosette||National tour and Imperial Theatre|||
|1998||To Kill a Mockingbird||Scout Finch||Manoa Valley Theatre|||
|1999||Here’s Love||Susan Walker||Diamond Head Theatre|||
|2000||The Best Christmas Pageant Ever||Beth Bradley||Diamond Head Theatre|||
|2001||On Dragonfly Wings||Wendy Waterbug||Leeward Community College Theater|||
|2012||Spring Awakening||Anna||Theatre of Arts Arena Stage|||
|2015||Cruel Intentions: The Musical||Kathryn Merteuil||Rockwell Table & Stage|
|2017||A Walk to Remember: The Musical||Jamie Sullivan||Prospect Theatre|||
|2017||Cruel Intentions: The Musical||Cecile Caldwell||(Le) Poisson Rouge|||
|2017||Grease||Sandy Dumbrowski||Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres|||
|2007||Bratz||“Rainy Day”||Writer and performer|
|2008||Guiding Light||“Won’t Let You Go”||Writer and performer|
|2009||April Showers||“I Won’t Cry”||Performer|
|2009||The Kings of Appletown||“I’m Changing”||Performer|
|2014||Pretty Little Liars||“Gravity“||Performer|
|2017||Rosewood||“Dance for Me”||Performer|
Awards and nominations
|1999||Po’okela Awards||Leading Female in a Play||To Kill a Mockingbird||Nominated|||
|2000||Po’okela Awards||Leading Female in a Musical||Here’s Love||Nominated|||
|2002||Po’okela Awards||Leading Female in a Musical||On Dragonfly Wings||Nominated|||
|2012||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV – Villain||Pretty Little Liars||Won|||
|2013||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV – Villain||Pretty Little Liars||Won|||
|2013||TV Guide Awards||Favorite Villain (with Keegan Allen)||Pretty Little Liars||Nominated|||
|2014||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV – Villain||Pretty Little Liars||Nominated|||
|2016||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV – Villain||Pretty Little Liars||Won|||
|2017||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV – Villain||Pretty Little Liars||Won|||
Taylor-Compton at Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend 2014 held in Orlando, Florida.
|Born||Desariee Starr Compton
(1989-02-21) February 21, 1989
Long Beach, California, U.S.
Scout Taylor-Compton (born February 21, 1989) is an American actress. She has appeared in numerous small television roles and in feature films. Her most notable roles include Laurie Strode in the horror films Halloween (2007) and Halloween II (2009), as well as Lita Ford in the film The Runaways (2010).
Taylor-Compton also sang the theme song for her film Chicken Night (2001). Taylor-Compton also provided voice over work in other films, including The Core (2003).
Scout Taylor-Compton was born Desariee Starr Compton in Long Beach, California, and is half Mexican American on her mother’s side. Taylor-Compton says she “grew up in that whole [horror] genre and visiting my dad at the mortuary. I have no problem with that stuff. Whether it was a coffin or my dad bringing his work home.” Andy Biersack from Black Veil Brides, her ex-boyfriend whom she dated for six years, composed the song “The Mortician’s Daughter” about her.
In 1998, Taylor-Compton began her acting career with an appearance in the film A.W.O.L. with David Morse, and later in the short film Thursday Afternoon. She went on to have small roles in both television and film including Ally McBeal, ER, Frasier, The Guardian and The Division. She appeared in several student films, commercials for Fuji Film and the Disney Cruise Line, and various skits on The Jay Leno Show. November 2000 saw Taylor-Compton make her stage debut as the title character in a production of Annie Warbucks at The Grove Theatre in Upland, California, and a stage production of Footloose at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center.
In 2001, she had a recurring role as Clara Forrester, the younger sister of Dean Forrester (Jared Padalecki) in the television series Gilmore Girls, appearing in a total of four episodes until 2004. Taylor-Compton was nominated for “Best Performance in a TV Series – Recurring Young Actress” for her portrayal of Clara. She made a comedic appearance in the film Four Fingers of the Dragon (2003) playing herself auditioning for a role in a fictional Kung Fu film. Later in 2004, she appeared in the teen comedy Sleepover, which had been her first large Hollywood film role. The cast of the film was nominated for “Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast” at the Young Artists Award. Following Sleepover, she appeared in numerous television series including Hidden Howie, Unfabulous (2 episodes), Cold Case, That’s So Raven, Charmed (appearing in 8 episodes between 2000 and 2006 as various Fairies), and Without a Trace (in which she portrayed a runaway teenager).
In 2007, Taylor-Compton joined the cast on ABC’S Friday Night Live. That year as well, she starred in the drama Tomorrow is Today and the horror film Wicked Little Things. Tomorrow is Today features Taylor-Compton as Julie Peterson, a girl who saves the life of and befriends a hapless drifter. The film won over six awards at various festivals which included the California Independent Film Festival, the Garden State Film Festival, Method Fest Independent Film Festival, and the Rhode Island International Film Festival. She won “Best Actress” for her performance in the film at the Method Fest Independent Film Festival. Wicked Little Things was one of the films featured in After Dark’s 8 Films to Die For and saw Taylor-Compton star as Sarah Tunny. Following these films, she appeared in Standoff and Close to Home.
In 2007, Taylor-Compton appeared in the film An American Crime which told the true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who had kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s. Taylor-Compton then returned to the horror genre as Laurie Strode in Rob Zombie‘s remake of the classic Halloween. She endured a long audition process, but as director Zombie explains, “Scout was my first choice. There was just something about her; she had a genuine quality. She didn’t seem actor-y.” Halloween currently stands as the highest grossing overall film in the Halloween franchise.
She starred in the television movie Love’s Unfolding Dream, which premiered on November 24, 2007, and in the horror film April Fool’s Day, a remake of the 1986 film of the same name, filmed in North Carolina, that had a March 25, 2008 DVD release. Taylor-Compton explained at the time on the starring in the role of Torrance: “I’ll just be playing another wholesome ‘good girl’ that screams a lot.” She also made another horror film, the 2009 film Life Blood, in which she had a cameo as Carrie Lain.
However, in an interview conducted in July 2007, Taylor-Compton did report that after completing April Fool’s Day she wanted to stay away from roles in the horror genre for her next film projects. Although she has received many horror film scripts, she believes that she “need[s] to move on from horror. Just drift away a little bit and do something else so I don’t get stuck in that” and although she “love[s] doing horror films” and are her “favorite”, she’d “like to do other stuff in between.” She has recently been influenced by the career of Scarlett Johansson, wanting to choose scripts and roles based on personal interest as she views Johansson does. Taylor-Compton went on to explain, “That’s what I kind of want to do. I love just being passionate about something rather than just caring about the money or who’s in the movie. 2009 saw Taylor-Compton alongside Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci in Love Ranch. Then she went on to star in the film Obsessed alongside Beyoncé Knowles. Her following film to hit theaters was Halloween II, Rob Zombie’s sequel to the 2007 remake. The movie opened the same day as The Final Destination, another high profile horror film, and had disappointing box office returns as a result.
In 1998, she appeared in The Adventures of Lily music video for “Femme Fatale”. In 2001, Taylor Compton provided voice overs for I Am Sam, and continued with voice over work with appearances in The Core (2003) and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004). The next year, she provided voice over work for the teen hero comedy Sky High. She sang the theme song “Jet Set” for her film Chicken Night (2001). 2002 saw Taylor-Compton appearing briefly in the Will Smith music video for “Black Suits Comin’ (Nod Ya Head)” for the Men in Black II soundtrack. She appeared in the music video for “Sweet Valentine” by the band Born the Sky in 2007.
In 2003, Taylor-Compton had taken vocal lessons with Diane Gillespie and Vocal Power Institute, guitar, drums and keyboard lessons, and was member a theatre group called “Shenanigans,” where she performed and took weekly tap and jazz lessons. She attended the Hollywood Pop Academy for additional vocal training.
In 2007, Taylor-Compton was also working on her debut rock/pop album, in which she will sing and play drums. She cites Cyndi Lauper, Gwen Stefani, Madonna, Kelly Osbourne and the band Green Day as her musical influences. Taylor-Compton has been working with ERA Productions and “with a very well known punk/pop singer”, Vitamin C.
While on the set filming Halloween (2007), Taylor-Compton had received “a few pointers” from director Rob Zombie, who had also fronted a band and continues his singing career. She has stated that singing is a side project and “is just a little talent that I have on the side, and if it does something then I’ll do that, but I’m not gonna give up acting.”
In 2005, she went missing for a couple of weeks, until she was found and it was revealed she had run away from home.
|1998||Thursday Afternoon||Anna||Short film|
|2001||Window That Opens, AA Window That Opens||Katherine Jane||Short film|
|2001||Chicken Night||Penny||Short film|
|2003||Afterschool Delight||Scout||Short film|
|2004||13 Going on 30||Tiffany|
|2006||Honeyfields, TheThe Honeyfields||Mary Beth||Short film|
|2006||Tomorrow Is Today||Julie Peterson|
|2006||Wicked Little Things||Sarah Tunny|
|2007||American Crime, AnAn American Crime||Stephanie Baniszewski|
|2008||April Fool’s Day||Torrance Caldwell||Video|
|2009||Halloween II||Laurie Strode|
|2009||First Time, TheThe First Time||Anya Benton||AKA, Love at First Hiccup|
|2009||Life Blood||Carrie Lane||Video|
|2010||Runaways, TheThe Runaways||Lita Ford|
|2012||Someone Like You||Courtney||Short film|
|2012||Silent Thief, TheThe Silent Thief||Elise Henderson|
|2013||Wet and Reckless||Sonya ‘Turbo’|
|2015||Return to Sender||Crystal|
|2016||Cured||Young Woman||Short film, completed|
|2017||Get the Girl||Jade|
|2017||Edge of Insanity||Rylee Summers||completed|
|2018||The Lumber Baron||Mary Catherine Rimsdale||filming|
|2000||Ally McBeal||Young Georgia||“Over the Rainbow”|
|2000||Charmed||Thistle||“Once Upon a Time”|
|2001||ER||Liz Woodman||“A Walk in the Woods”|
|2001–2004||Gilmore Girls||Clara Forester||Recurring role; 4 episodes|
|2003||Audrey’s Rain||Young Marguerite||TV film|
|2003||Lyon’s Den, TheThe Lyon’s Den||Girl Fenderson||“Things She Said”|
|2003–2004||Guardian, TheThe Guardian||Tiffany Skovich / Sharon Diamond||“The Line”, “The Bachelor Party”|
|2004||Class Actions||Lydia Harrison||TV film|
|2004||Division, TheThe Division||Katrina “Trina” Merril||“The Kids Are Alright”|
|2004–2005||Unfabulous||Molly||“The Pink Guitar”, “The Partner”|
|2005||Hidden Howie: The Private Life of a Public Nuisance||Madison||TV series|
|2005||Cold Case||Leah (1993)||“Wishing”|
|2005||That’s So Raven||Lauren Parker||“Goin’ Hollywood”|
|2006||Without a Trace||Emily Grant||“White Balance”|
|2006||Standoff||Tina Bolt||“Peer Group”|
|2007||Close to Home||Grace Hendricks||“Fall from Grace”|
|2007||Bones||Celia Nash||“Soccer Mom in the Mini-Van”|
|2007||Love’s Unfolding Dream||Belinda Tyler||TV film|
|2008||Governor’s Wife, TheThe Governor’s Wife||Hayley Danville||TV film|
|2010||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Renata Clarke||“Internatal Combustion”|
|2010||NCIS: Los Angeles||Angela Rush||“Full Throttle”|
|2011||CSI: NY||Emmy Thomas||“Do or Die”|
|2011||Breakout Kings||Starla Roland||“Fun with Chemistry”|
|2012||Grey’s Anatomy||Angie||“If Only You Were Lonely”|
|2014||Major Crimes||Becka Wilshaw||“Zoo Story”|
|2015-2016||Nashville||Erin||Recurring role; 7 episodes|
|2016||Rosewood||Christa||“Forward Motion & Frat Life”, “Spirochete & Santeria”|
Robertson at the October 2010 Hamptons International Film Festival
|Born||Brittany Leanna Robertson
(1990-04-18) April 18, 1990
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Home town||Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.|
Brittany Leanna Robertson (born April 18, 1990) is an American actress. She began acting as a child at the Greenville Little Theater in South Carolina and she made her screen debut as the younger version of the title character in an episode of Sheena in 2000. She made a guest appearance on Power Rangers Time Force the following year and received a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special – Leading Young Actress for her role in The Ghost Club (2003). Robertson went on to have roles in Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers (2004), Keeping Up with the Steins (2006), Dan in Real Life (2007), The Tenth Circle (2008), Mother and Child (2009), Avalon High (2010), Scream 4 (2011) and The First Time (2011).
Robertson played the lead role of Lux Cassidy in the television drama series Life Unexpected (2010–11), which was cancelled in its second season despite positive reviews. She also had a leading role in the supernatural teen drama television series The Secret Circle (2011–12), but it was also cancelled after its first season. In 2013, she landed a role in the main cast of the science fiction mystery television series Under the Dome, which she played until 2014. She had subsequent roles in the films Delivery Man (2013) and Ask Me Anything (2014), for which she won the Best Actress award at the Nashville Film Festival and she was awarded the Boston Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in White Rabbit (2013).
Robertson received wider recognition in 2015 after landing the roles of Sophia Danko in The Longest Ride and Casey Newton in Tomorrowland. For the former, she was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Drama and for the latter, she was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Sci-Fi/Fantasy. In 2016, she starred in the films Mr. Church, alongside Eddie Murphy, and Mother’s Day, alongside Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts, and in 2017, she starred in the science fiction romance film The Space Between Us and in the comedy-drama film A Dog’s Purpose. That same year, she headlined the Netflix comedy television series Girlboss, portraying a fictionalized version of self-made millionaire Sophia Amoruso.
Robertson was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, the daughter of Beverly (née Hayes) and Ryan Robertson, a restaurant owner. Robertson grew up in Greenville, South Carolina. She is the oldest of seven children; her mother and stepfather have three children (2 girls, 1 boy) and her father and stepmother also have three children (1 girl, 2 boys).
When she was 14 years old, Robertson moved from North Carolina to Los Angeles to audition for TV pilots. Her grandmother, Shuler Robertson, came with her. Robertson said that they would knit together during down-time on set. She has been living on her own since her grandmother returned to North Carolina when Robertson was sixteen. They remain close. She also stayed in Chester, South Carolina with her grandparents, Shuler and Jerry, for a couple of months while filming The Ghost Club.
Robertson first appeared before an audience when performing various roles on stage at the Greenville Little Theater in her home town. At age twelve, she began making extended trips to Los Angeles to audition for roles in television series and landed a role in a television pilot for a series which was never picked up by a network. Her first big break came when she was selected to play Michelle Seaver in the Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers. She landed the role of playing Steve Carell‘s teenage daughter, Cara Burns, in the 2007 film Dan in Real Life. Robertson appeared in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in the episode “Go to Hell“, and had a role as a recurring character in the CBS television series Swingtown.
In 2009, she played a small role as DJ in The Alyson Stoner Project. She also made a guest appearance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in the episode “Babes” as Tina Bernardi, a Catholic teen who gets pregnant in a pact. In 2010, she starred in The CW‘s series Life Unexpected as Lux Cassidy, a teenager who, while in the process of being emancipated, gets back in her birth parents’ lives. The show, while set in Portland, Oregon was actually filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia. In late autumn 2010, she starred as Allie Pennington in the Disney Channel original film Avalon High, which is based on Meg Cabot‘s book of the same name.
Robertson played Cassie Blake in The CW’s 2011 television series The Secret Circle, but the series was cancelled in 2012 after its first season. That same year, she starred in the film The First Time. In 2013, Robertson was cast as Angie in CBS’s summer series Under the Dome.
In 2014, Robertson won the Boston Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actress for White Rabbit. In 2015, she starred with Scott Eastwood in Nicholas Sparks‘ film, The Longest Ride, and also played the starring role in Brad Bird‘s film Tomorrowland, with George Clooney and Hugh Laurie.
|2003||The Ghost Club||Carrie|
|One of Them||Young Elizabeth||Direct-to-video|
|2004||The Last Summer||Beth|
|2006||Keeping Up with the Steins||Ashley Grunwald|
|Dan in Real Life||Cara Burns|
|2009||The Alyson Stoner Project||DJ B-Rob||Direct-to-video|
|Mother and Child||Violet|
|Triple Dog||Chapin Wright|
|2011||Scream 4||Marnie Cooper|
|Video Girl||Video Girl|
|The Family Tree||Kelly Burnett|
|2012||The First Time||Aubrey Miller|
|2014||Ask Me Anything||Katie Kampenfelt / Amy|
|2015||The Longest Ride||Sophia Danko|
|Mr. Church||Charlotte Brooks|
|Jack Goes Home||Cleo|
|2017||A Dog’s Purpose||Hannah|
|The Space Between Us||Tulsa|
|2000||Sheena||Little Sheena||Episode: “Buried Secrets”|
|2001||Power Rangers Time Force||Tammy||Episode: “Uniquely Trip”|
|2004||Tangled Up in Blue||Tula||Television film|
|Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers||Michelle Seaver||Television film|
|2005 – 2006||Freddie||Mandy||2 episodes|
|2006||Women of a Certain Age||Doria||Television film|
|Jesse Stone: Night Passage||Michelle Genest||Television film|
|2007||The Winner||Vivica||Episode: Pilot|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Amy Macalino||Episode: “Go to Hell”|
|2008||The Tenth Circle||Trixie Stone||Television film|
|Swingtown||Samantha Saxton||Recurring role; 13 episodes|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Christina “Tina” Divola Bernardi||Episode: “Babes”|
|2009||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Kathy Devildis||Episode: “Family Values”|
|Three Rivers||Brenda Stark||Episode: “Good Intentions”|
|2010||Avalon High||Allie Pennington||Television film|
|2010 – 2011||Life Unexpected||Lux Cassidy||Lead role; 26 episodes|
|2011 – 2012||The Secret Circle||Cassie Blake||Lead role; 22 episodes|
|2013 – 2014||Under the Dome||Angie McAlister||Lead role; 15 episodes|
|2016||Casual||Fallon||Recurring role; 4 episodes|
|2017||Girlboss||Sophia Marlowe||Lead role; 13 episodes|
|2017||For the People||Sandra||Lead role|
Awards and nominations
|2004||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Leading Young Actress||The Ghost Club||Nominated|||
|2014||Boston Film Festival||Best Supporting Actress||White Rabbit||Won|||
|Nashville Film Festival||Best Actress||Ask Me Anything||Won|||
|2015||CinemaCon Award||Star of Tomorrow||N/A||Won|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy||Tomorrowland||Nominated|||
|Choice Movie Actress: Drama||The Longest Ride||Nominated|||
|2016||Teen Choice Awards||Choice AnTEENcipated Movie Actress||The Space Between Us||Nominated|||
Orrantia in April 2014
|Born||Sarah Hayley Orrantia
(1994-02-21) February 21, 1994
Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
|Occupation||Actress, singer, songwriter|
Sarah Hayley Orrantia (born February 21, 1994), known professionally as Hayley Orrantia, is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She is best known for portraying Erica Goldberg on the ABC comedy series The Goldbergs. She was a member of Lakoda Rayne, a country-pop girl group assembled by Paula Abdul during the first season of The X Factor.
Orrantia was born an only child in Arlington, Texas, and grew up in nearby Grand Prairie and Highland Village. She is of English, French, Irish, and Mexican descent. She attended public school from elementary to middle school in her hometown of Highland Village. She then attended Marcus High school in nearby Flower Mound until her junior year when she decided to become home schooled to pursue her music and acting training. In high school she used her already well trained voice to get into the schools musical theatre program providing her with her first taste of acting.
Orrantia began singing at the age of nine and began professionally training at the age of 12. She wrote her first song at 13 and by age 14 had recorded her first EP of cover songs. That same year, she began writing with songwriter Jamie Houston who at the time was best known for writing hits for the three of the Disney High School Musical movies. Orrantia recorded the vocals to Houston’s “Magic of a Friend” which was on Disney’s Tinkerbell and The Lost Treasure soundtrack in 2010. Later that year, Orrantia sang background vocals for Demi Lovato on Disney‘s Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam soundtrack and background vocals for Miley Cyrus on Disney’s Hannah Montana Forever soundtrack.
Her first acting role was at age 17 on a Sprint commercial in 2011. She was cast in the independent film Cooper and the Castle Hills Gang, which premiered at the Dallas International Film Festival.
In the summer of 2011, Orrantia auditioned for the first season of The X Factor. Orrantia was selected from a YouTube video submission and received four “yes” votes from the judges during the live audition phase in Seattle, Washington. Although she originally auditioned as a solo artist, during “Hollywood Week”, she and three other female singers, were put into a group for the rest of the auditions. They were eliminated during the fifth week in the live shows.
Since 2013, Orrantia has played Erica Goldberg on the ABC comedy series The Goldbergs. After casting Orrantia and learning of her singing talent, series creator Adam F. Goldberg has written several episodes where Erica sings and plans to continue to highlight her singing talent in future episodes.
In 2017, she released a new single called ‘Strong, Sweet and Southern’ which she made a music video for. It has had over half a million views on YouTube.
Orrantia wrote the song “Who I Am” for the National Eating Disorders Association and the song “Power of a Girl” for the Girl Scouts of America. She also supports cancer nonprofits Lungevity, Susan G. Komen, and Stand Up to Cancer. Since 2007, she has served as an ambassador for the Texas Music Project, which raises awareness and funds for music education in public schools.
|2011||Cooper and the Castle Hills Gang||Penny|
|2016||God’s Not Dead 2||Brooke Thawley|
|2011||The X Factor||Herself||Contestant|
|2013–present||The Goldbergs||Erica Goldberg||Main Role|
|2016||Celebrity Name Game||Herself||Celebrity contestant|
|2016||Roommates||Hayley||Web series; 7 episodes|
Michalka in 2013
|Born||Amanda Joy Michalka
(1991-04-10) April 10, 1991
Torrance, California, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Relatives||Aly Michalka (sister)|
|Also known as||Amanda Michalka|
|Associated acts||Aly & AJ Steven Universe|
Amanda Joy “AJ” Michalka (/miːˈʃɑːkə/ mee-SHAH-kah; born April 10, 1991), often credited as simply AJ, is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and musician. She was a model prior to becoming an actress, and is best known as one-half of the duo Aly and AJ (formerly 78Violet) with her sister Aly Michalka. AJ recorded the theme song and accompanying music video for the film Secretariat, entitled “It’s Who You Are.” She also issued a single and video called “All I’ve Ever Needed” from her 2013 film Grace Unplugged. She has also had a successful acting career, and after two seasons in a recurring role as Lainey Lewis on the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs, she has been promoted to a regular role on the series for the third season onward.
Michalka was born and raised in Torrance, California and is the younger sister of actress and musician, Aly Michalka. Her father, Mark, owns a contracting company, and her mother, Carrie, is a musician and performed with JC Band, a Christian band. Her parents are divorced. As a child, she briefly lived in Seattle and Milwaukee. Both she and her sister attended Mack Elementary. She has been playing the piano since she was six and started playing the guitar in her early teens. She started acting when she was five years old, mostly in church play productions. She was raised as a Christian and was homeschooled for part of her childhood. Michalka was in a number of musical productions at her school in Milwaukee as a young adult.
She plays a variety of instruments such as acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, and bongos. She was a model for catalogs. In March 2006, she made her Disney Channel debut in the Disney Channel Original Movie Cow Belles, as “Courtney Callum,” along with sister Aly, as “Taylor Callum.” She has also made appearances on shows such as Oliver Beene, Six Feet Under, The Guardian, and General Hospital. She has also appeared with her sister, Aly, in the MTV film, Super Sweet 16: The Movie.
From 2009 until 2013, Michalka and her sister performed as the musical duo 78violet. They decided to later change their name back to “Aly and AJ” in 2015. She was cast as a recurring character on The CW series Hellcats starring Ashley Tisdale and along with her sister Alyson Michalka. The series ran for one season and was cancelled in May 2011.
Since 2013, Michalka has had a recurring role on the ABC sitcom, The Goldbergs, as Lainey Lewis, the girlfriend of one of the main characters on the show. In May 2015, it was announced that she would be a series regular for the show’s upcoming third season. In July 2014, she and her sister, Aly Michalka, filmed an untitled drama in Laurel Canyon, California. The film was directed and written by Aly’s husband, Stephen Ringer. Michalka was one of the producers of the film, alongside her sister and Ringer, and also participated in the casting process. In early May 2015, it was announced the film, now titled, Weepah Way for Now, premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 16, 2015. The film was later released on DVD, iTunes, and other streaming platforms in June 2016.
|2009||Lovely Bones, TheThe Lovely Bones||Clarissa|
|2011||Super 8||Jen Kaznyk|
|2013||Grace Unplugged||Grace Trey|
|2013||Angels in Stardust||Vallie Sue|
|2014||Expecting Amish||Hannah Yoder|
|2015||Weepah Way for Now||Joy||Co-producer|
|2017||Apple of My Eye||Kai|
|2018||Support the Girls||Netflix original film|
|2002||Passions||Sheridan’s Daughter||1 episode|
|2002||Birds of Prey||Young Dinah||2 episodes|
|2004||General Hospital||Ashley B.||2 episodes|
|2004||Six Feet Under||Ashley||2 episodes|
|2002 to 2004 !2002–2004||Guardian, TheThe Guardian||Shannon Gressler||15 episodes|
|2003 to 2004 !2003–2004||Oliver Beene||Bonnie||9 episodes|
|2006||Cow Belles||Courtney Callum||Television film|
|2007||Super Sweet 16: The Movie||Sara||Television film|
|2007||Aly & AJ: Sister Act||Herself||MTV television special|
|2011||Hellcats||Deirdre Perkins||3 episodes|
|2011||Salem Falls||Gillian Duncan||Television film|
|2013–present||The Goldbergs||Lainey Lewis||Recurring character (Seasons 1–2)
Series regular (Season 3–4); (65 episodes)
|2014||Silicon Valley||Charlotte||Episode: “Proof of Concept”|
|2014||Motive||Emily Williams||Episode: “Dead End”|
|2014||Expecting Amish||Hannah Yoder||Television film|
|2015–present||Steven Universe||Stevonnie (voice)||5 episodes|
|2016||Cupcake Wars||Herself/Contestant||Celebrity special|
|2016||All my friends are getting married ||Chloe||Web series for Popsugar.com (6 episodes)|
|2010||“It’s Who You Are“||Secretariat|
|2013||“All I’ve Ever Needed”||Grace Unplugged|
|“You Never Let Go”|
|2017||” Here Comes a Thought” (with Estelle)||Steven Universe, Vol. 1 (Original Soundtrack)|
Awards and nominations
|2006||American Music Awards||Contemporary Inspirational Artists of the Year||Into the Rush||Nominated|
|2014||Movieguide Awards||Most Inspiring Performance in Movies||Grace Unplugged||Won|
|2015||Napa Film Festival||Special Jury Award-Acting in a Lounge Feature Film (shared with Aly Michalka)||Weepah Way for Now||Won|
|2017||Behind the Voice Actor Awards||Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Guest Role||Steven Universe||Won|