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Alyson Stoner

Alyson Stoner
Stoner in August 2008
Born Alyson Rae Stoner
(1993-08-11) August 11, 1993
Toledo, Ohio
Occupation Actress, singer-songwriter, choreographer
Years active 2002–present
Television Mike's Super Short Show
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

Alyson Rae Stoner (born August 11, 1993)[1] is an American actress, dancer, choreographer and singer. Stoner is known as Max in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and also for the roles Sarah Baker in Cheaper by the Dozen, Camille Gage in the Step Up series and Caitlyn Gellar in the Camp Rock series. She has been a background dancer for several artists, such as Missy Elliott, Eminem, Kumbia Kings, Outkast and Will Smith. Stoner is also known as Sally from Mike's Super Short Show that ran from 2002–2007, and the voice of Isabella Garcia-Shapiro in Phineas and Ferb.

Contents

  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
    • 2001–10: Mike's Super Short Show and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody 2.1
    • 2011–present: Music debut, films and voice work 2.2
  • Other ventures 3
    • Dancer 3.1
    • Publishing 3.2
  • Filmography 4
  • Discography 5
    • Extended plays 5.1
    • Singles 5.2
    • Featured singles 5.3
    • Promotional singles 5.4
    • Other appearances 5.5
  • Awards and nominations 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Early life

Stoner was born in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of LuAnne Hodges (née Adams), a former executive secretary at Owens-Illinois, and Charlie Stoner.[2] While growing up in Toledo, Stoner attended Maumee Valley Country Day School and studied ballet, tap dance, and jazz dance at the O'Connell's Dance Studio. She also modeled and trained at the Margaret O'Brien Modeling Studio. She won Best Model of the Year at the International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) Convention in New York City with Ms. O'Brien's studio in 2000, and she won many awards in acting and dance.

Career

2001–10: Mike's Super Short Show and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

In December 2001, Stoner became the co-host of the Disney Channel Mike's Super Short Show along with Michael Alan Johnson, an infomercial segment regarding forthcoming Disney releases. In 2003 and 2005, she appeared as Sarah, one of the twelve Baker children, in the successful comedies Cheaper by the Dozen and Cheaper by the Dozen 2. She has also appeared in several television shows aimed at the preteen market, including The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, That's So Raven and Drake & Josh.

In 2006, she had a small film role in Step Up as Camille, Channing Tatum's character's younger sister. She currently provides the voice of Isabella Garcia-Shapiro and Jenny (until Season 4) in the Disney Channel animated series Phineas and Ferb and personally came up with Isabella's catchphrase "Whatcha doin'?". In 2008, she starred in the Disney Channel Original movie Camp Rock as Caitlyn Gellar, an aspiring music producer. Her reception in Camp Rock was particularly strong, with various media outlets suggesting it was about time she played a main character role having backed up for other big names such as Will Smith and Eminem. Stoner starred as Alice McKinley in the movie Alice Upside Down, based loosely on the Alice series, particularly The Agony of Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. This was her second starring role and, according to an interview that appears on the direct-to-DVD release, she states that this was the first time she has had to appear in every scene in a movie.

In 2008, she sang two songs, "Lost and Found" and "Free Spirit", from the soundtrack of the movie Alice Upside Down, in which she plays the lead role. She has also recorded a cover version of the song Dancing in the Moonlight for the 2009 Disney DVD/Blu-ray movie, Space Buddies.[3] In 2010, Stoner appeared in the third Step Up film Step Up 3D opposite Adam Sevani where she reprised the role. Stoner uploaded a video onto her official YouTube page of her final dance rehearsal which introduced other cast members.[4] The same year, Stoner returned to reprise her role as Caitlyn Gellar in Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, a sequel to Camp Rock. Stoner also guest-starred in the television drama series House as a skater.

2011–present: Music debut, films and voice work

In 2011 Stoner started working with record producers, songwriters and a vocal coach in order to focus on transitioning her style of voice, from "kiddie-pop" into a more soulful pop vibe with a little alternative edge, so she can start working on her first studio album.[5] On April 4, 2010 Stoner posted a video to her YouTube Channel announcing the release of her debut single, "Flying Forward" on April 20, 2010.[5] In 2011, Stoner released her debut EP entitled Beat the System in 2011. She also appeared in Wii Fit related videos on the Nintendo Channel on the Wii video game console demonstrating how to do balance exercises. She also replaced Hayden Panettiere as the voice of Kairi in Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories and Xion in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. In 2013, Stoner announced on her website that she would be voicing the character Opal for The Legend of Korra.[6]

Other ventures

Dancer

After choreography training in Los Angeles, Stoner appeared as a background dancer in several music videos, notably Missy Elliott's "Work It", "Gossip Folks", "I'm Really Hot", Eminem's "Just Lose It", and "No Tengo Dinero" by the Kumbia Kings. She has also been a back-up dancer for OutKast at the 2004 Kids' Choice Awards and for Will Smith at the 2005 show. Stoner danced with a dancing group called the JammXKids between 2003 and 2006. She quit the group in early 2006 due to scheduling conflicts, but continues to work with the individual kids in different jobs. She was also one of the dancers in the special features for the Shark Tale DVD. Stoner teaches hip hop currently at the Millennium Dance Complex, and is credited as the youngest person to teach a master class there. She also recently appeared in Debby Ryan's "We Got the Beat" for Disney Channel's Radio Rebel music video. In February 2015, she released a dance tribute video to Missy Elliot featuring a mash up medley of Missy Elliot videos she had danced in when she was younger.[7][8] The video received more than 12 million views within the first week it was uploaded to her channel.[7]

Publishing

Stoner is the "dance editor" for KEWL Magazine. In February 2009, Stoner released the Alyson Stoner Project described as "a dance video hybrid — melding many styles of entertainment into one package".[9] It was directed by Kevin Schmidt, her co-star from Cheaper by the Dozen.[9]

Filmography

Films
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Cheaper by the Dozen Sarah Baker
2004 Garfield Kid Rat 3 Voice
2005 Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Sarah Baker
2006 Step Up Camille Gage
2006 Holly Hobbie and Friends: Surprise Party Holly Hobbie Voice
2006 Holly Hobbie and Friends: Christmas Wishes Holly Hobbie Voice
2007 Holly Hobbie and Friends: Secret Adventures Holly Hobbie Voice
2007 Holly Hobbie and Friends: Best Friends Forever Holly Hobbie Voice
2008 Alice Upside Down Alice McKinley
2010 Kung Fu Magoo Lorelei Tan Gu Voice
2010 Step Up 3D Camille Gage
2011 The Little Engine That Could The Little Engine Voice
2013 Super Buddies Strawberry Voice
2014 Expecting Amish Mary
2014 Step Up: All In Camille Gage
2015 Hoovey Jen Elliott
2015 The A-List Lacey Parish
2015 Summer Forever Liv
2015 Huevos: Little Rooster's Egg-cellent Adventure Sweet Pea Voice
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2001–07 Mike's Super Short Show Sally Main role (Season 1-3); Recurring role (Season 4–6)
2004 I'm with Her Dylan Cassidy "The Kid Stays in the Picture" (Season 1, episode 12)
2004 Drake & Josh Wendy "Number One Fan" (Season 2, episode 10)
2004 The Batman Connie Voice; (Season 1, episode 5)
2004–06 Lilo & Stitch: The Series Victoria Voice; Recurring role (Season 2)
2005 That's So Raven Allison "Ally" Parker "Goin' Hollywood" (Season 3, episode 31)
2005–07 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Max Recurring role
2006 Joey Kaley "Joey and the Critic" (Season 2, episode 19)
2006 W.I.T.C.H. Lillian Hale Voice; Recurring role (Season 2)
2007 Disney's Really Short Report Herself "Bridge to Terabithia" (Season 1, episode 4)
2007–15 Phineas and Ferb Isabella / Jenny Voice; Main role (as Isabella); Recurring role (as Jenny)
2008 Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream Herself "Hello Hollywood" (Season 1, episode 7)
2008 Camp Rock Caitlyn Gellar Television film
2010 House Della "Selfish" (Season 7, episode 2)
2010 Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam Caitlyn Gellar Television film
2011 Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension Isabella Garcia-Shapiro Voice; Television film
2011–13 Young Justice Barbara Gordon, Bette Kane Voice
2014 The Legend of Korra Opal Voice; Recurring Role (Season 3-4)
2014 Major Crimes Bug "Jane Doe #38" (Season 3, episode 6)
2015 Sugar Babies Katie Woods Television film
Web
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Ghost Town[10] Bella Main role; Web series
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories Kairi Voice
2009 Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Xion Voice
2011 Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension Isabella / Receptionist Voice
2013 Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix Xion / Kairi Voice

Discography

Extended plays

List of albums
Title Album details
Beat the System[11]

Singles

Title Year Album
"Flying Forward"[12] 2010 N/A
"Make History"[13]
"Dragon (That's What You Wanted)"[14] 2013
"Pretty Girls"[15] 2015

Featured singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[16]
CAN
[16]
UK
[17]
"We Rock"
(among Cast of Camp Rock)
2008 33 70 97 Camp Rock
"Without You"[18]
(Tyler Ward featuring Alyson Stoner)
2014 N/A
"Give Me Strength"[19]
(Brock Baker featuring Alyson Stoner)
2015
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Promotional singles

Title Year Album
"It's On"[20]
(among Cast of Camp Rock)
2010 Camp Rock 2:
The Final Jam

Other appearances

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Lost & Found" 2008 N/A Alice Upside Down
"Free Spirit" Bridgit Mendler
"Dancin' in the Moonlight" 2009 N/A Space Buddies
"Fly Away Home" Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure
"What I've Been Looking For" 2010 DisneyMania 7
"What We Came Here For" Cast of Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
"This Is Our Song"

Awards and nominations

Year Title Category Nominated Result Ref.
2004 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film: Young Actress age 10 or younger Cheaper by the Dozen Nominated [21]
Best Young Ensemble in a Feature Film Won
2006 Best Performance in a Feature Film: Young Ensemble Cast Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Nominated [22]
2007 Best Performance in a Feature Film: Supporting Young Actress Step Up Nominated [23]
Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama): Guest Starring Young Actress The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Nominated
2008 Best Performance in a TV Series: Recurring Young Actress Nominated [24]

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