Disney Channel Celebs of the Past and Present

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Christina Aguilera
Soundtrack, Get Smart
Christina Maria Aguilera was born on December 18, 1980, in Staten Island, New York, to Shelly Loraine (Fidler) and Fausto Wagner Xavier Aguilera, a U.S. army sergeant. Her father is Ecuadorian and her mother, who is American-born, has English, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. Her parents divorced when she was young and she lived with her mother...
 
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Britney Spears
Soundtrack, Bridesmaids
Britney Jean Spears was born in McComb (Mississippi) and raised in rural Louisiana (Kentwood) to Jamie Spears and Lynne Spears. As a child, Britney attended dance classes, and she was great at gymnastics, winning many competitions and the like. But, most of all, Britney loved to sing. At age 8...
 
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Justin Timberlake
Soundtrack, Love Actually
Justin Randall Timberlake was born on January 31, 1981, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Lynn (Bomar) and Randall Timberlake, whose own father was a Baptist minister. At the age of 11, he appeared on the show Star Search, and even though he didn't win, it didn't dampen his ambitions. He also appeared on The All New Mickey Mouse Club...
 
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Fergie
Soundtrack, The Great Gatsby
Stacy Ann Ferguson was born in Hacienda Heights, California, to Theresa Ann (Gore) and Jon Patrick Ferguson, both schoolteachers. Her ancestry includes Scottish, English, Irish, German, Swedish, and Luxembourgian. When she was a teenager, her parents divorced, which was a big challenge for a girl who wanted to be a star...
 
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Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Love Hewitt was born in Waco, Texas, to Patricia Mae (Shipp), a speech-language pathologist, and Herbert Daniel Hewitt, a medical technician. She has English, Scottish, and German ancestry. She got her first name from her older brother Todd Daniel Hewitt (b. November 8, 1970), who picked the name after a little blonde girl he then had a crush on...
 
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Keri Russell
Keri Russell was born in Fountain Valley, California, to Stephanie (Stephens) and David Harold Russell, an executive at Nissan Motors. She began her career on the Mickey Mouse Club in 1991. She stayed with the show until 1993. After leaving The All New Mickey Mouse Club (where she, along with her castmates recorded an album...
 
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Ryan Gosling
Actor, Drive
Canadian actor Ryan Gosling is the first person born in the 1980s to have been nominated for the Best Actor Oscar (for Half Nelson). He was born Ryan Thomas Gosling on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Donna (Wilson), a secretary, and Thomas Ray Gosling, a traveling salesman...
 
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Jewel Staite
Actress, Serenity
Born in White Rock, BC, Canada. Spent first three years of life in Maui. Started out modeling, was recommened to act at age 6. Won best actor in "Meeting Dad", a Vancouver Film School short.
 
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Ben Foster
Ben Foster was born October 29, 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Gillian Kirwan and Steven Foster, restaurant owners. His younger brother is actor Jon Foster. His paternal grandparents were from Russian Jewish families that immigrated to Massachusetts (his grandfather became a prominent judge in Boston), while his mother's family is from Maryland...
 
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Erik von Detten
Actor, Toy Story
Possessing leading man good looks and undeniable charm, Erik von Detten has proven himself to be an actor of unquestionable talent. Having amassed an impressive resume of feature film and television credits running the gamut from comedy to drama, the young actor's career is certainly a notable one. Erik was born in San Diego...
 
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Shia LaBeouf
Shia Saide LaBeouf was born in Los Angeles, California, to Shayna (Saide) and Jeffrey Craig LaBeouf, and is an only child. His mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, while his father has Cajun (French) ancestry. His parents are divorced. He started his career by doing stand-up comedy around places in his neighborhood...
 
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Hilary Duff
Hilary Erhard Duff was born on September 28, 1987 in Houston, Texas, to Susan Duff (née Cobb) and Robert Erhard Duff, a partner in convenience store chain. When Hilary was six, she had been traveling in the Cechetti Ballet with her sister Haylie Duff but decided she wanted to fulfill her dream of acting...
 
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Raven-Symoné
Self, The View
Raven-Symoné Pearman was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Lydia (Gaulden) and Christopher Pearman. At a young age, she moved to New York. While there Raven signed with the Ford Modeling Agency. They sent her out on a audition for a movie called Ghost Dad, which also starred the legendary Bill Cosby...
 
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Kyle Massey
Kyle Orlando Massey was born on August 28, 1991, in Atlanta, Georgia. His first acting job was in "The Wizard of Oz," but his big break came after he was cast in the popular Disney sitcom That's So Raven, where he starred as Cory, the mischievous, money-obsessed brother of the main character, Raven-Symoné...
 
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Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Dee Lohan was born in New York City on 2 July 1986. Her mother, Dina Lohan (née Donata Melina Nicolette Sullivan), is a former Wall Street analyst, and her father, Michael Lohan, is a businessman and former Wall Street trader. She has Irish, Italian, and German ancestry. Lohan began her career at age three as a model at the Eileen Ford Agency...
 
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Dylan Sprouse
Dylan Sprouse was born August 4, 1992, in Arezzo, Italy, to American parents, Melanie (Wright) and Matthew Sprouse. Sprouse has acted from the young age of six months and still acts to this day, residing in NYC after receiving his bachelors degree from NYU. Along with acting, Dylan owns a meadery and bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, serving as the master brewer of the business.
 
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Cole Sprouse
Cole Sprouse was born in Arezzo, Italy, to American parents, Melanie (Wright) and Matthew Sprouse. Cole began his acting career alongside his identical twin brother at the tender age of six months. From 1993 to 1998 the twins shared the role of Patrick Kelly, on ABC's hit series Grace Under Fire, soon booking Julian in Adam Sandler's box office hit...
 
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Christy Carlson Romano
Actress, Kim Possible
Television + Film Romano has had a long relationship with Disney ABC Television Group by starring in hit series and movies for the Disney Channel and ABC Family including: Cadet Kelly, The Even Stevens franchise, Campus Confidential, Taking Five, The Cutting Edge 2: Going for the Gold, and The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream...
 
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Brenda Song
Brenda Song was born in Carmichael, California. Her father is Hmong and her mother is Thai-American. Brenda, her parents, and her younger brothers Timmy and Nathan now live in a suburb of Los Angeles. Brenda was named an All-American Scholar in ninth grade and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She stars as London Tipton...
 
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Zac Efron
Actor, 17 Again
Zachary David Alexander Efron was born October 18, 1987 in San Luis Obispo, California. He is the son of Starla Baskett, a former secretary, and David Efron, an electrical engineer. He has a younger brother, Dylan. His surname, "Efron", is a Biblical place name, and comes from Zac's Polish Jewish paternal grandfather...
 
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Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Anne Hudgens was born in Salinas, California. Her family moved to San Diego, California, while she was still a toddler. She has a younger sister, Stella Hudgens, who is also an actress. Their mother, Gina Hudgens (Guangco), an office worker, is from the Philippines. Her father, Greg Hudgens, a firefighter, has Irish and Native American ancestry...
 
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Ashley Tisdale
Ashley Michelle Tisdale (born July 2, 1985) is an American actress, singer, and producer. During her childhood, she appeared in more than 100 TV advertisements and had roles in theatre and television shows. In 2004, she was cast as Maddie Fitzpatrick in Disney Channel's The Suite Life of Zack & Cody...
 
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Corbin Bleu
Cobin Bleu was born Corbin Bleu Reivers on February 21, 1989 in Brooklyn, New York City, to Martha (Callari) and David Reivers, an actor. His mother is of Italian descent and his father is Jamaican. Corbin began appearing in television commercials at the age two, for products such as Life cereal...
 
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Lee Thompson Young
Tragically, Mr. Young took his own life on August 19, 2013, after years of struggle with bipolar disorder and clinical depression. His death was not detected until he failed to show for filming of an episode of Rizzoli & Isles, after which police were sent to his home to check on his welfare. Following his funeral...
 
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Cara DeLizia
Actress, So Weird
Cara Delizia was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, on April 10th, 1984. Her biggest TV breakthrough was in Disney Channel's Original Series So Weird, in which she played "Fiona Phillips" - a girl who is being chased by the paranormal. She was a bit player in the movies Under the Gun and Sleepless in Seattle.
 
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Alexz Johnson
Born in 1986, Alexz Spencer Johnson grew up in a family full of talent; five older siblings, most of whom were already involved in the acting or entertainment industry. Alexz first got her start singing for local shows and radio stations and, by the time she was 12, she landed the lead role of "Annie Thelen" on Disney Channel's original series...
 
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Patrick Levis
Actor, So Weird
Patrick Cannon Levis was born on January 23rd, 1982, in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. Ever since he was little, acting was his passion. He started acting in several commercials, and by the age of twelve, he had a role in the original cast of the Broadway play "BIG! The Musical." After this he starred in Brink!...
 
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Selena Gomez
Selena Marie Gomez was born on July 22, 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas. She is the daughter of Mandy Teefey and Ricardo Gomez. Her mother is of part Italian ancestry, and her father is of Mexican descent. She was named after Tejano singer Selena, who died in 1995. Her first acting role was as "Gianna" in the popular 90's children's television show Barney & Friends...
 
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Raviv Ullman
Raviv Ullman was born in Eilat, Israel, to American parents, Laura (Ehrenkranz), a teacher, and Brian Ullman, a printer. His family is Jewish, and his maternal grandfather, Joseph Ehrenkranz, is an Orthodox rabbi. Through his mother, Raviv is a first cousin, twice removed, of U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman...
 
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Aly Michalka
Actress, Easy A
Aly Michalka was born in Torrance, California, to Carrie (Begley), a musician, and Mark Michalka, who owns a contracting company. She has German, as well as English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh, ancestry. Aly began acting at the age of five in stage productions by churches her family attended outside Seattle...
 
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AJ Michalka
Actress, Super 8
Amanda was born in Torrance, California, to Carrie (Begley), a musician, and Mark Michalka, who owns a contracting company. She has German, as well as English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh, ancestry. She began seriously studying acting at the age of 9, landing a lead role in a church musical, "Jailhouse Rock"...
 
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Kay Panabaker
Stephanie Kay Panabaker is an American actress, who was born on May 2, 1990 in Orange Grove, Texas, USA. She is the daughter of Donna (née Mayock) and Harold Panabaker. She has an older sister, Danielle Panabaker, who is also an actress. She started acting at various community theaters in Chicago, Philadelphia and Atlanta...
 
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Danielle Panabaker
Actress, The Flash
Danielle Nicole Panabaker was born in Augusta, Georgia. Her younger sister, actress Kay Panabaker, starred in the TV series, Summerland(WB, 2004-05). Panabaker started acting at a summer camp, before joining community theater productions when she was 10-years-old. Panabaker moved to Naperville...
 
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Anneliese van der Pol
Actress, Vampires Suck
Anneliese van der Pol was born on September 23, 1984 in Naaldwijk, Netherlands, to Dyan Ross and Willem van der Pol. She moved to the United States when she was a young child. Her American-born mother named her after Holocaust victim Anne Frank. A graduate of the Musical Theater Program at The Orange County High School of the Arts...
 
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David Henrie
David Clayton Henrie is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter. He is noted for playing Ted Mosby's future son Luke Mosby on How I Met Your Mother, Justin Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place, Larry on That's So Raven, London Busbee in Little Boy, and Rudy Ising in Walt Before Mickey.
 
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Jake T. Austin
Jake T. Austin was born Jake Austin Szymanski in New York City, to Giny Rodriguez Toranzo and Joe Szymanski. His middle initial is taken from his mother's name Toranzo. He has a younger sister, Ava. His father has Polish, English, and Irish ancestry, and his mother is of Puerto Rican, Argentinian, and Spanish descent...
 
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Debby Ryan
Actress, Jessie
Born May 13, 1993 in Alabama, Debby moved to Texas as a small child and lived there for five years, before moving to Wiesbaden, Germany, with her family, where she lived for three years. While in Germany, Debby became fascinated with acting in local plays and musicals. By the age of nine, she knew she wanted to be an actor...
 
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Jennifer Stone
Born in a suburb in Texas, Jennifer started doing theatre at the age of six. Her favorite place to be was on the stage doing musicals and serious stage productions, even at a young age. This quickly transitioned to work in local Texas commercials, TV, and film work. Her most notable work in Texas was a film starring Michael Caine and Robert Duvall...
 
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Jason Dolley
Jason Dolley (Born Jason Scott Dolley) was born on July 5, 1991 in Los Angeles California. When he turned 11 he landed the lead role in the short film Chasing Daylight playing a boy who is having to cope with the loss of his best friend. That same year, he was picked up by Mel Gibson who was going to direct a show called Complete Savages where he starred as the youngest of the five Savage brothers...
 
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Bridgit Mendler
Bridgit Claire Mendler was born in Washington DC, and lived there until she was eight years old. Her family moved to the west coast, just outside of San Francisco, California. This is when she first expressed an interest in acting and began booking local jobs. In 2004, she landed her first role in the animated film...
 
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Demi Lovato
Born in 1992 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Demi Lovato started out as a child actor on Barney & Friends. In 2007, Demi Lovato got a part on a short Disney Channel show called As the Bell Rings, and then she landed the starring role of the movie Camp Rock. While filming Camp Rock, Demi Lovato began also recording three songs for the film's soundtrack and has had several solo releases since...
 
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Kevin Jonas
Paul Kevin Jonas II (widely known as Kevin), was born on November 5, 1987 in Teaneck, New Jersey to Denise and Paul Kevin Jonas Sr. He is the oldest of three younger brothers. He has German, English, Scottish, Irish, Italian/Sicilian (from a great-grandfather), French-Canadian, and Cherokee Native American ancestry...
 
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Joe Jonas
Joe Jonas got his start as the frontman for the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling group, Jonas Brothers, which quickly grew into one of the highest-grossing bands in music history. Beyond his career in music, Joe has appeared in guest-starring roles on TV Land's "Hot in Cleveland" and The CW's "90210"...
 
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Nick Jonas
Nick Jonas is best known as one of the Jonas Brothers, a band formed with he and his brothers Kevin and Joe. He has appeared in films such as Night at the Museum: Battle for the Smithsonian and Careful What You Wish For. He has also appeared television series' Last Man Standing and Hawaii Five-0. Jonas starred in JONAS L.A....
 
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Bradley Steven Perry
In 2007, Perry began his professional acting career at the age of 8 with small roles in the films Choose Connor, and Magnificent Max. The following year, he made his television debut with a guest-starring role on the CBS crime-drama Without a Trace. Over the next year, Perry continued to appear in small comedic roles in such films as The Goods: Live Hard...
 
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Brandon Mychal Smith
Brandon Smith started acting at the tender age of 8 years old. Soon, he booked his first national commercial for Nike with Tiger Woods. Brandon Smith has garnered a legion of loyal fans for playing the iconic role of super-suave Nico Harris on the Disney Channel series "So Random" ("Sonny with a Chance")...
 
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Sterling Knight
Actor, 17 Again
Sterling Knight was born and raised in Houston, Texas, who discovered his passion for acting at an early age of 10. He appeared on various plays through out his school years and had his big film break as a supporting role on 17 Again as Alex O'Donnell. In his first leading television role, Knight starred as Chad Dylan Cooper...
 
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Allisyn Ashley Arm
Allisyn Arm took an interest in acting and theater at a very young age. She was signed to Buchwald Talent Group at four and a half years old. Since that time she has appeared in over 70 TV commercials and appeared in TV shows such as Friends, Judging Amy, and Still Standing. Her feature film appearances include Mr.Woodcock...
 
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Zendaya
Zendaya, which means "to give thanks" in the language of Shona, was born in Oakland, California. She now lives in Los Angeles, California with her family and her dog, named "Midnight". She was a part of the California Shakespearian Theatre, where her mom worked as a House Manager. She would help out in the theatre and even got to do many plays after...
 
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Bella Thorne
Actress, Shake It Up!
Bella Thorne was born in Pembroke Pines, Florida, to Tamara (Beckett) and Delancey Reinaldo "Rey" Thorne. She has three siblings, Remy Thorne, Dani Thorne and Kaili Thorne, all of whom have also acted. She is of Cuban (father) and Irish, Italian, English, German, and Welsh (mother) ancestry...
 
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Miley Cyrus
Actress, Bolt
Miley Cyrus was born in Franklin, Tennessee, the daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus and his wife, Letitia Jean "Tish" (Finley). She has five siblings - two half-brothers, a half-sister, and a younger brother and sister. Her birth name is Destiny Hope Cyrus, because her parents hoped she would achieve greatness...
 
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Roshon Fegan
Music man and entertainer Ro Shon Fegan began his claim to fame here in Los Angeles at the age of 18 months. His first creative moments of his career was actually a national soda commercial where he collaborated with the musical classic group Boyz II Men. And his momentum for the creative industry took off from there...
 
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Jake Thomas
Jake was on his mother's TV show and his father's radio show when he was very young. In fact, Jake was on the Knoxville Evening News "live" from the nursery of the hospital the day he was born. The TV station where his mother was an anchor covered Jake's first days in depth. As he grew up he was in TV commercials with his parents...
 
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Chelsea Kane
Actress, Baby Daddy
Musician and actress Chelsea Kane grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, where she was a member of the Valley Youth Theater. She made a couple of movie appearances before landing a starring role as both actress and musical performer in Bratz, the movie inspired by the popular toys. Since then she has made several appearances in successful TV shows...
 
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Madison Pettis
Actress, The Fosters
Audiences still remember Madison as the curly haired ballerina daughter of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in her first film, Disney's box office smash, "The Game Plan". Now 19 years old, Madison has grown up in front of America's eyes, while building an extensive list of credits & a social media following over 12+ Million...
 
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Adam Irigoyen
Adam Irigoyen began his acting career at the age of 11. He appeared in multiple commercials and print campaigns before guest-starring on the Disney Channel's Emmy Award-winning series, Wizards of Waverly Place, which eventually led to an audition for the role of "Deuce Martinez" on Shake It Up!. He has also appeared in the indie films "Flight", "Nickel or Dime" and "Electric Natural Safe"...
 
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Kenton Duty
Actor, Lost
Kenton Duty began his acting career when he was 9 years old in the Dallas Theater Center's stage production of "A Christmas Carol". He began auditioning for roles in Los Angeles after he was discovered at a workshop at the Young Actors Studio in Dallas, Texas by Hollywood talent agent Cindy Osbrink...
 
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Davis Cleveland
Davis Cleveland was born in Houston, Texas. He began his acting career by doing commercial work in Texas. After moving to Los Angeles, he began appearing in national commercials for big name companies. Davis has guest-starred in many shows, and co-stars as Flynn Jones in Disney's hit show "Shake It Up".
 
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Mia Talerico
Mia Talerico is the adorable baby Charlotte "Charlie" Duncan in Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie. Her parents are Chris and Claire Talerico. She was born in Santa Barbara, California. Her infancy is seen in her character in the comedy series. Phil Baker, co-creator of the show, said that they talk to Mia's mom to know what Mia does and likes, and they incorporate them into their stories.
 
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Emily Osment
Emily Jordan Osment was born in Los Angeles on March 10th, 1992. She is the younger sister of The Sixth Sense star, Haley Joel Osment. Her father is also an actor of some renown. Following in their footsteps, Emily started her acting career performing in several commercials, including a radio spot with Dick Van Dyke...
 
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Mitchel Musso
Born in Rockwall, a suburb of Dallas, Texas, Musso began his professional acting career at the age of eight, following in the footsteps of many family members who are actors and musicians. He resides in Los Angeles. In his spare time he loves to hang out with his friends, go to the beach, write songs with his brothers Mason Musso and Marc Musso...
 
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Jason Earles
Growing up the middle of five children, Jason Earles was always looking for a way to stand out and get a little attention. In the 3rd grade he stumbled upon theater, playing Hansel in Hansel and Gretel and acting quickly became his life. While growing up in Oregon and then attending Rocky Mountain College in Billings...
 
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Hutch Dano
Hutchings Royal Dano was born in Santa Monica, California. Coming from a bloodline of actors before him--including his father Rick Dano and grandfather Royal Dano, a character actor with over 300 credits to his name,--Hutch's destiny was set before him. His grandmother Virginia Bruce was also an actress in the 1930s and 1940s...
 
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Larramie Doc Shaw
Doc Shaw was born to Larry and Tamie Shaw, being an only child. His grandparents noticed he had a special gift and gave him the nickname, Doc. Doc's dad got him into a modeling career. He moved through the industry fast, and has appeared in many print ads. A car accident took his father's life in 1994...
 
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Kelly Blatz
Actor, Prom Night
Kelly Blatz was raised in Burbank, California, where he attended Burbank High school. There he excelled in sports. It was his film class his senior year that led him to decide to become an actor. He decided to drop out of Loyola Marymount University after only going to orientation. He then started studying acting with Ivana Chubbuck at her studio in Hollywood, where he spent the next 2 years...
 
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Adrienne Bailon
Self, The Real
Adrienne Eliza Bailon was born on October 24, 1983 in the Lower Eastside of Manhattan, New York. She was raised by her loving mother, Nilda Felix, father, Freddie, and stepfather, Joe. Adrienne also has an older sister named Claudette, who is three years older than Adrienne. When they were younger...
 
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Matthew Lawrence
Matthew William Lawrence was born in Abington, Pennsylvania, to Donna (Shaw), a personnel manager, and Joseph Lawrence, an insurance broker. He is the middle brother of three, with Andrew Lawrence the youngest and Joey Lawrence the oldest. At age three, his mother started to bring him into NY city with her and his brother Joseph...
 
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Andrew Lawrence
Actor, Recess
Son of Donna and Joe Lawrence, Andrew Lawrence, affectionately called Andy, was born in Philadelphia, PA on the 12th of January, 1988. Starting show biz at age three, Andy Lawrence fits right into the family of stars that he was born into. Andy is loved by people everywhere for his charming smile, accurate impressions, good attitude, sweet countenance, and many more talents.
 
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Tamera Mowry-Housley
Self, The Real
Tamera Darvette Mowry was born on July 6, 1978, two minutes before her twin sister, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, in Gelnhausen, Hesse, Germany to Darlene Mowry and Timothy Mowry, who was in the U.S. Army at the time of her birth and later became a custody officer/jailer with the City of Glendale Police Department...
 
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Tahj Mowry
Actor, Baby Daddy
Tahj Mowry, born in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, is known for playing the young prodigy on the Disney sitcom, Smart Guy. He is the son of Darlene Renee (Flowers), who eventually ended up managing the siblings' early career, and Timothy John Mowry, a police officer and a veteran of the war. His mother is of Afro-Bahamian descent and his father...
 
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J.C. Chasez
Joshua Scott Chasez was born and raised in Bowie, Maryland on August 8, 1976. As a child, he was extremely shy, but when a friend bet him $20 to enter a talent show with two girls, he won the contest and soon realized he had a knack for performing and that he really enjoyed singing. In 1988, his mother...