Laura Marano stars as brilliant, yet shy songwriter Ally, one-half of an internet music duo that has become an overnight sensation, on the new Disney Channel comedy series "Austin & Ally."
Fifteen-year-old Marano began her acting career at the age of five, performing in plays at the Agoura Children’s Theatre. Parlaying her love of performing onto the small screen, she then appeared in national commercials for companies including Wendy’s and Burger King.
Marano has guest starred in a number of television series, including "Heroes," "Children’s Hospital," "Flash Forward," "Little Monk,""Medical Investigation,""Huff" and"Joan of Arcadia."Additionally, she had recurring roles on "Without a Trace" and "The Sarah Silverman Program," and was a series regular on "Back to You" and the game show "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"
On the big screen Marano voiced characters in the animated features "Finding Nemo" and "Ice Age: The Meltdown." She also appeared in the George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh produced film, "The Jacket," as well as Judd Apatow’s, "Superbad."
Born November 29, 1995, the younger of two siblings, Marano has many hobbies, including soccer, piano, hip-hop, tap dancing and singing. She considers reading and writing songs her favorite pastimes.
Marano has an adventurous spirit and especially enjoys travelling. Her dog, Velvet, remains her greatest fan.
Source: Disney Channel
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