|Birth name||Alyssa Jean Gonino|
March 30, 1990 |
Rockwall, Texas, U.S.
|Genres||Pop, dance, electropop, pop rock, progressive bluegrass, folk|
|Occupations||Actress, singer-songwriter, musician, dancer|
|Instruments||Vocals, violin, mandolin, keyboards|
|Associated acts||The Stunners, The Good Mad|
Alyssa Jean "Allie" Gonino (born March 30, 1990) is an American actress, singer-songwriter, musician, and dancer. She is best known for her regular role as Laurel Mercer on The Lying Game and her recurring role as Michelle on 10 Things I Hate About You, both of which were ABC Family series. Gonino was also member of the American girl group The Stunners (2007–2011).
Life and career
Gonino grew up in Rockwall, Texas. At the age of seven she started taking classical violin, and classical ballet lessons. For much of her childhood, she would perform at many of the country music oprys in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, singing, yodeling, and playing fiddle, and mandolin. In her high school years, Gonino became interested in musical theater. One month into her sophomore year, she dropped out of high school to move to Los Angeles, and fully pursue a career in music and acting. At sixteen, she acquired her GED.
In 2007, Gonino joined the girl group The Stunners which was formed by recording artist Vitamin C. In summer 2010, after the release of their first single "Dancin' Around the Truth" featuring the New Boyz, The Stunners embarked on a 20 date venture as the opening act for Justin Bieber on My World Tour. The group has since disbanded. Gonino is currently in the band The Good Mad, who were featured in The Lying Game, in which Gonino also stars. Gonino was also featured in a 2012 Boys Like Girls music video as the female lead for "Be Your Everything."
As an actress, Gonino has guest starred in the television series Unfabulous, Cory in the House, The Suite Life on Deck, Lie to Me and had a recurring role as Michelle in the ABC Family series 10 Things I Hate About You. She also co-starred as Laurel Mercer in the series The Lying Game. The series ended on March 12, 2013. In 2013 she is with her 10 things' co-star Meaghan Jette Martin in the movie Geography Club.
|2013||Hidden Away||Rachel Cole/Sage|
|2007||Cory in the House||Monique||"Gone Wishin'" (season 1: episode 17)|
|2007||Unfabulous||Yodeling Girl||"The Song" (season 3: episode 4)|
|2009||The Suite Life on Deck||Marissa||"Splash and Trash" (season 1: episode 18)|
|2009–2010||10 Things I Hate About You||Michelle||Recurring role; 8 episodes|
|2009||Lie to Me||Susan||"Truth or Consequences" (season 2: episode 2)|
|2009||Rita Rocks||Allison||"Shower the People" (season 2: episode 14)
"The Jealous Kind" (season 2: episode 18)
|2011-2013||The Lying Game||Laurel Mercer||Main role; 30 episodes|
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- "Allie Gonino plays Laurel Mercer". ABC Family.com. Retrieved September 24, 2011.
- "The end of an era". Facebook. Retrieved 2012-04-16.
- "The Lying Game’s Allie Gonino Dishes on Her New Role, Makeup Tricks & Shoe Splurging". Elle Girl. August 12, 2011. Retrieved September 24, 2011.
- 2.51 PM EDT 12.06.2011. "Allie Gonino's New Band - The Good Mad - On 'The Lying Game'". Hollywoodlife.com. Retrieved 2012-04-16.