Allie Gonino

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Allie Gonino
Birth name Alyssa Jean Gonino
Born (1990-03-30) March 30, 1990 (age 24)
Rockwall, Texas, U.S.
Genres Pop, dance, electropop, pop rock, progressive bluegrass, folk
Occupations Actress, singer-songwriter, musician, dancer
Instruments Vocals, violin, mandolin, keyboards
Years active 2007–present
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[edit]

Gonino grew up in Rockwall, Texas. At the age of seven she started taking classical violin, and classical ballet lessons.[1] 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.[1]

Music[edit]

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.[2] The group has since disbanded.[3][4] Gonino is currently in the band The Good Mad, who were featured in The Lying Game, in which Gonino also stars.[5] Gonino was also featured in a 2012 Boys Like Girls music video as the female lead for "Be Your Everything."

Acting[edit]

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.[2] 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.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Love Cheerleader Short film
2011 Cougar Hunting Britney
2013 Geography Club Kimberly
2013 Hidden Away Rachel Cole/Sage
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Cory in the House Monique Episode: "Gone Wishin'"
2007 Unfabulous Yodeling Girl Episode: "The Song"
2009 The Suite Life on Deck Marissa Episode: "Splash and Trash"
2009–2010 10 Things I Hate About You Michelle Recurring role; 8 episodes
2009 Lie to Me Susan Episode: "Truth or Consequences"
2009 Rita Rocks Allison 2 episodes
2011–2013 The Lying Game Laurel Mercer Main role; 30 episodes
2013 The Coppertop Flop Show Herself 2 Episodes
2014 The Red Road Rachel Jensen Main Role
2014 A Lesson in Romance Zoe Mills TV film

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Former Heath high student, actress appearing in Fox TV’s ‘Lie To Me’ Oct. 12, 8 pm". The Rockwall News. October 11, 2009. Retrieved August 8, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Allie Gonino plays Laurel Mercer". ABC Family.com. Retrieved September 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ "The end of an era". Facebook. Retrieved 2012-04-16. 
  4. ^ "The Lying Game’s Allie Gonino Dishes on Her New Role, Makeup Tricks & Shoe Splurging". Elle Girl. August 12, 2011. Retrieved September 24, 2011. 
  5. ^ 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. 

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