Alyson Stoner

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Alyson Stoner
Alyson Stoner 2.jpg
Stoner in August 2008
Background information
Birth name Alyson Rae Stoner
Born (1993-08-11) August 11, 1993 (age 20)
Toledo, Ohio
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres Pop, hip hop, dance, R&B
Occupations Actress, dancer, singer-songwriter, choreographer, voice actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2002–present
Labels Independent
Associated acts Demi Lovato, Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Ashton Kutcher, Ashley Tisdale, Vincent Martella, Thomas Sangster, Dee Bradley Baker, Dan Povenmire, Maulik Pancholy, Jonas Brothers
Website www.alysonstoner.com

Alyson Rae Stoner (born August 11, 1993)[1] is an American actress, dancer and singer. Stoner is known for her roles as Max in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Sarah Baker in Cheaper by the Dozen and Cheaper by the Dozen 2, Camille Cage in Step Up and Step Up 3, Caitlyn Gellar in Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. She has been a background dancer for several artists, such as Missy Elliott, Eminem, Outkast and Will Smith. She 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.

Early life[edit]

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.

Dancing[edit]

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. She also recently appeared in Debby Ryan's "We Got the Beat" for Disney Channel's Radio Rebel music video. 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.

Television and films[edit]

In 2002, 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 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, Alyson appeared as a junior celebrity spokesperson in a series of television commercials for the Zaxby's fastfood chain.

In 2010, Stoner appeared in the third Step Up film Step-Up 3-D 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.[3]

In 2010, Stoner guest-starred in the TV series House as a skater.

In 2013, Stoner recently announced on her website that she would be voicing the character Opal for The Legend of Korra.

Music[edit]

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.[4]

Stoner is 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]

Stoner released her debut EP called Beat the System, in which all the songs are written by Stoner.

Track listing:

  1. "Sweet"
  2. "Lookin' For Love"
  3. "Beat The System"
  4. "Hello Again"
  5. "Almost Home (Bonus Track)"

Publishing[edit]

Stoner is the "dance editor" for KEWL Magazine. She also recently hosted a global fan summit on Amazon.com with Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus. Stoner appeared in the Disney Channel Original Movie Camp Rock, along with the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato.[6] She stars in a webseries called Ghost Town shown on Dailymotion's newly launched DM Kids site.[7] In February 2009, Stoner released the Alyson Stoner Project described as "a dance video hybrid - melding many styles of entertainment into one package".[8] It was directed by Kevin Schmidt, her co-star from Cheaper by the Dozen.[8]

In the summer of 2008, she appeared in the Disney Channel Games as a member of the Blue Lightning Team along with Kiely Williams, Demi Lovato, Roshon Fegan, her Camp Rock castmates, Shin Koyamada, Cole Sprouse and several overseas Disney Channel actors. Stoner has 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.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Pom Poko Additional Voice
2003 Cheaper by the Dozen Sarah Baker Main role
2004 Garfield Kid Rat (voice) Moose (voice)
2005 Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Sarah Baker Main role
2006 Step Up Camille Gage Supporting role
Holly Hobbie and Friends: Surprise Party Holly Hobbie Main role
Holly Hobbie and Friends: Christmas Wishes Holly Hobbie Main role
2007 Holly Hobbie and Friends: Secret Adventures Holly Hobbie Main role
2008 Alice Upside Down Alice McKinley Straight-to-DVD, Lead role
Camp Rock Caitlyn Gellar Disney Channel Original Movie, Main role
2010 Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
Kung Fu Magoo Lorelei Tan Gu (voice) Straight-to-DVD
Step Up 3D Camille Gage Supporting role
2011 The Little Engine That Could The Little Engine (voice) Straight-to-DVD
Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension Isabella Garcia-Shapiro (voice), 2nd Dimension Isabella (voice) Straight-to-DVD
2013 The A-List Movie Lacey Main role
2014 Hoovey Jen Elliott
Step Up All In Camille Gage Main role

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002–2007 Mike's Super Short Show Sally Co-Lead role (25 episodes)
2004 Drake & Josh Wendy Episode: "Number One Fan"
I'm with Her Dylan Cassidy Episode: "The Kid Stays in the Picture"
2005-2007 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Max Recurring role,(6 episodes)
That's So Raven Allison "Ally" Parker Episode: "Goin' Hollywood"
Lilo & Stitch: The Series Victoria (voice) recurring character
2006 W.I.T.C.H. Lillian Hale (voice) 4 episodes
Joey Kaley Episode: "Joey and the Critic"
2007 The Naked Brothers Band Herself
2007–present Phineas and Ferb Isabella (voice) Jenny (voice until Season 4) Main role (Isabella Garcia-Shapiro) and semi-recurring role (Jenny)
2010 House Della Episode: "Selfish"
2011–2013 Young Justice Barbara Gordon (voice), Bette Kane (voice) Recurring role (season 1), semi-regular (season 2)
2014 The Legend of Korra Opal (Voice)

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2007 Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories Kairi
2009 Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Xion
2011 Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension Isabella, Receptionist
2013 Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix Xion (Archive and new footage)

Music[edit]

Year Title Notes
2005 "Baby It's You" Cover of JoJo
2007 Phineas And Ferb
"In The Mall"
"The Ballad of Badbeard"
2008 "Lost & Found" Alice Upside Down OST
"Free Spirit"
"We Rock" (as part of the cast of Camp Rock) Camp Rock
"Our Time Is Here" (as part of the cast of Camp Rock)
"Live To Party" (backup vocals) Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream
2009 "Dancin' in the Moonlight" Space Buddies OST
"Fly Away Home" Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure
"The Fireside Girls" Phineas and Ferb
"Where Did We Go Wrong"
"Danville is Very Nice"
"Wedding Adventure"
"Yellow Sidewalk"
2010 "What I've Been Looking For" DisneyMania 7
"Flying Forward" Make History
"Make History"
"City of Love" Phineas and Ferb
"Summer Belongs To You!"
"Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow"
"We Wish You a Merry Christmas"
"The 12 Days of Christmas"
"Whatcha Doin?"
"Carpe Diem"
"It's On" (as part of the cast of Camp Rock 2) Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
"Can't Back Down"(as part of the cast of Camp Rock 2)
"This is Our Song"(as part of the cast of Camp Rock 2)
2011 "Beat the System" Beat The System (EP)
"Sweet"
"Looking For Love"
"Almost Home"
"Hello Again"
"Love You Like A Love Song" Cover of Selena Gomez
"Pumped Up Kicks" Cover of Foster The People
"Slow Dancing In A Burning Room" Cover of John Mayer
"With These Blueprints" Phineas And Ferb
"Ferb Latin"
2012 "Boyfriend" Cover of Justin Bieber
2013 "Dragon (That's What You Wanted)" Dragon
2014 "Sweater Weather" Cover of The Neighbourhood along with Max Schneider

Albums[edit]

Awards[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alyson Stoner Biography". tvguide.com. Retrieved 2009-10-12. 
  2. ^ Rhonda B. Sewell (2003-04-06). "The wonder of the way she dances". Toledoblade.com. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  3. ^ "NEW 'STEP UP' SEQUEL GOING 3-D". ETonline.com. 2009-06-24. Archived from the original on 2010-08-18. Retrieved 2012-08-28. [dead link]
  4. ^ Space Buddies | Now On Blu-ray, DVD & Digital | Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
  5. ^ a b TheRealAlysonStoner's channel - YouTube
  6. ^ Criswell, Kristen (December 22, 2010). "NW Ohio native Alyson Stoner flexes ‘girl power’". Toledo Free Press. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  7. ^ Hustvedt, Marc (2009-02-24). "Ghost Town Finds Home With Dailymotion Kids". Tubefilter News. Archived from the original on 28 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-31. 
  8. ^ a b The Alyson Stoner Project MySpace

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