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Overview (3)

Born in Valparaiso, Indiana, USA
Birth NameCarly Brook Schroeder
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Carly Brook Schroeder is an actress, animal rights activist, environmentalist, and nutritional advocate, known for Gracie (2007), the Disney Channel's Lizzie McGuire (2001), and General Hospital (1963).

Schroeder was born on October 18, 1990, in Valparaiso, Indiana. She began doing print work at the age of three and commercials at the age of six.

In 1997, Schroeder was cast as Serena Baldwin in Port Charles (1997), a spin-off of General Hospital. She performed in 480 episodes during a six-year period, being nominated twice in 1999 and 2000 for a Young Artist Award. In 1999, Schroeder was also nominated for a Young Star Award; Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Daytime TV Program.

Schroeder has also been featured in several television shows and television movies. In 2002, Schroder won the role of the manipulative, yet lovable Melina Bianco in The Disney Channel's Lizzie McGuire (2001). She also appeared in The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003).

Her first feature film, Mean Creek (2004), received wide critical acclaim, winning the Humanitas Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, and also being awarded the 2005 Independent Spirit Festival Special Distinction Award for best ensemble cast. Schroeder also appeared in Firewall (2006), with 'Harrison Ford', and Eye of the Dolphin (2006),

An avid soccer player since the age of five, Schroeder finally had the chance to combine two of her passions in a single project called Gracie (2007). Knowing she had to fight for the part, she began an intense three-month workout that included training in advanced soccer skills with professional athletes and trainers. Her exposure to an athletic lifestyle influenced her later decision to choose a health-conscious lifestyle.

While Gracie was in theaters Schroeder's other movie, Eye of the Dolphin (2006) received two awards from the 2007 International Family Film Festival; a Best Child Actor win for Schroeder and a Drama Feature win for the movie. Her most recent projects include Prep School (2015), and One of Us (2017). Schroeder was awarded best actress for her role as Kyra in Prep School at the 2016 Studio City Film Festival.

Her earlier work for the Humane Society and Meals on Wheels in 2004 opened her eyes to her other passion, traveling. By the time she entered college, Schroeder had been to 20 states, 11 countries. As of 2018, Carly has 16 movie titles on her resume. Her appearances for 2018 include Ouija House (2018) and Deadly Shores. Carly has also received weapons training in small arms.

Schroeder graduated from California Lutheran University in 2013, then went on to further her education in nutrition and holistic care. In a move towards a more health-focused lifestyle, Schroeder has given up meat, dairy, gluten, and refined sugars in exchange for a plant-strong diet. Accompanied by her dog Jax, she has embraced her wanderlust by climbing, backpacking, running marathons, snowboarding, surfing, and many more outdoor activities.

In January 2019, Carly raised her right hand and chose to go to officer candidates school for her commission in the US Army.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Louie Neira

Trade Mark (1)

Inspirational characters, motivated by a strong sense of determination and responsibility.

Trivia (21)

Not only did actor Kin Shriner discover her by asking that she play his daughter Serena in the soap operas General Hospital (1963) and Port Charles (1997) after seeing her in a commercial, he also named his boat the "Serena" after the character that she portrayed.
Grew up in Valparaiso, Indiana, but when she was six moved with her family to Thousand Oaks, California, when she landed the role of Serena Baldwin on General Hospital (1963) and Port Charles (1997).
Good friends with Lizzie McGuire (2001) co-star Jake Thomas.
Was cast as Cassie in RV, but had to drop out due to filming conflicts.
Co-starred with her younger brother, Hunter Schroeder, in her movie Gracie (2007).
Was only supposed to do one show of Lizzie McGuire (2001). Producers liked Carly's interpretation of Melina so they wrote her into the show.
No relation to Ricky Schroder.
Dyed her trademark platinum-blonde hair brown for her role as Joy Griffith in the Lifetime movie Prayers for Bobby (2009).
Graduated from California Lutheran University in 2013 with honors.
Filming "Rites of Passage" [November 2010]
In New Jersey filming Gracie (2007). [August 2006]
In Canada filming Firewall (aka "The Wrong Element"). [March 2005]
Finished filming "Slightly Single In LA". [December 2009]
Filming "Forget Me Not" (2008) in Los Angeles. [July 2008]
In New York filming an episode of Law and Order: SVU titled, "Crush." [April 2009]
Filmed an episode of "Ghost Whisperer". [February 2008]
Filming a Lifetime movie, with her "Mean Creek" (2004) co-star Ryan Kelley, titled "Prayers For Bobby" (2008), about a mother who becomes a gay rights activist after her homosexual son commits suicide. [May 2008]
Started a travel blog (with friend Heather Banghart), "DirtBarbieAdventures". [June 2016]
In 2016, Carly adopted a Shiba Inu and named him Jax Toulouse-Letrec; (Sons of Anarchy meets famous painter). She loves to take him hiking with her, but he's afraid of heights.
Stepped away from Hollywood and joined the U.S. Army. She completed basic training at Fort Jackson in June 2019. Schroeder received her commission as a Second Lieutenant on September 20, 2019.
Began her acting career with a 1998 commercial for Birthday Party Barbie dolls.

Personal Quotes (7)

I think it's really important to give back and show other people that you care.
I've always been more of a camera hog than anything and it's just another way to get it all out!
Just getting to wake up and play somebody else for an entire day is just an amazing thing.
Harrison Ford is absolutely amazing. He is a Hollywood icon and just to work with him was absolutely incredible. (2006) - On working with her Firewall co-star, Harrison Ford.
Love life and it will love you!
Live for today because tomorrow is just a promise, and promises can always be broken.
Love is my religion, time is my currency, and adventure is my happiness.

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