Christy Carlson Romano

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Christy Carlson Romano
Christy Carlson Romano 2009.jpg
Romano in 2009
Born Christy Michelle Romano
(1984-03-20) March 20, 1984 (age 30)
Milford, Connecticut, U.S.
Other names Christy Romano
Education Barnard College, Columbia University
Occupation Actress, singer, songwriter, author
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Brendan Rooney (m. 2013)
Musical career
Genres Pop, Pop rock
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2002–present

Christy Carlson Romano (born Christy Michelle Romano, March 20, 1984) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role in the sitcom Even Stevens and as the voice of the title character in the animated series Kim Possible. She also was the voice of Yuffie Kisaragi in Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy VII Advent Children.

Early life[edit]

Romano began her career at six years old when she was cast in several national tours of Broadway shows, including Annie, The Will Rogers Follies with Keith Carradine, and The Sound of Music with Marie Osmond. She made her first feature film appearance in 1996 as a singing "Chiquita Banana" in Woody Allen's Everyone Says I Love You. She also appeared in Henry Fool (1997), and Looking for an Echo (2000).[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Romano made her Broadway debut in 1998 in the musical Parade by Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown as Mary Phagan.[1] In 2002, Romano became the first person to act in three Disney Channel projects simultaneously, supplementing her work on Even Stevens with a starring role in Cadet Kelly, alongside Hilary Duff, and voice acting as the title character in Kim Possible. She was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for her work on Kim Possible. The show inspired an adventure scavenger hunt activity at Disney's Epcot which ran for over five years, as well as two Disney Channel movies Kim Possible: So the Drama and Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time. She voiced Yuffie Kisaragi in the English version of the movie Final Fantasy VII Advent Children, as well as in the Disney/Square game Kingdom Hearts.[citation needed]

Throughout her teens and twenties, Romano starred in movies for 'ABC Family and Disney Channel, including Campus Confidential, Taking Five, The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold, and The Cutting Edge: Chasing the Dream. Various other appearances include MTV's Kaya, CBS's Joan of Arcadia, The WB's Summerland, and TNT's Hawthorne.[citation needed]

In February 2004, Romano began a 31-week run as Belle in Disney's Beauty and the Beast on Broadway. In September 2008, she joined the Broadway company of Avenue Q as Kate Monster for several weeks.[2]

She starred as Michelle off-Broadway in White's Lies at New World Stages in 2010, alongside Betty Buckley and Tuc Watkins.[3][4]

Romano penned a novel, Grace's Turn, for Disney literary subsidiary Hyperion, which received accolades by the New York Public Library (NYPL) as the 2007 Teenage Book of the Year. In 2012, she directed a music video for Steph Gold's "THE SUN" which was accepted into the Los Angeles Shorts Fest 2012.[citation needed]

Music career[edit]

While working at Disney, Romano recorded songs as part of soundtracks for Kim Possible and other Disney projects. She first sang on the Disney Channel on a musical episode of Even Stevens which led to more singing on the series and with Disney in general. In 2004, Walt Disney Records released Romano's debut album Greatest Disney TV & Film Hits. After her Broadway run of Beauty and the Beast Romano signed a record deal with Jason Flom at Atlantic Records. Flom was fired before Romano released her first album and Romano's deal wasn't honored. She continued to write music with Kara DioGuardi and The Matrix and placed her songs in several movies.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Romano and producer Brendan Rooney met in February 2011 while studying at Barnard College. They became engaged nine months later,[5] and married on December 31, 2013 at the Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta.[6]

Works[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Many Trials of Tammy B, TheThe Many Trials of Tammy B Dani TV film
1996 Everyone Says I Love You Trick-or-Treat Child
1997 Henry Fool Pearl - Age 14
1999 Goosed Gail
2000 Looking for an Echo Tina Pirelli
2001 B.S. Andy Brenner TV film
2002 Cadet Kelly Cadet Captain Jennifer Stone
2002 Dinosaur Island Proud Mother (voice) Video
2002 Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time Kim Possible (voice) TV film
2003 Archies in Jugman, TheThe Archies in Jugman Mrs. Weatherbee (voice) Video
2003 Even Stevens Movie, TheThe Even Stevens Movie Ren Stevens TV film
2005 Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Yuffie Kisaragi (voice)
2005 Kim Possible: So the Drama Kim Possible (voice) TV film
2005 Campus Confidential Violet TV film
2006 Casper's Scare School Mantha (voice) TV film
2006 The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold Jackie Dorsey Video
2008 The Cutting Edge: Chasing the Dream Jackie Dorsey Video
2009 Wolvesbayne Alex Layton
2010 Legend of Secret Pass, TheThe Legend of Secret Pass Nica (voice)
2010 Suicide Dolls Amber
2010 Movin' In Ann Beck
2010 Mirrors 2 Jenna McCarty Video
2011 Loosies Carmen
2013 Infected Kelly
2013 Lucky Dog Sharon
2014 Prism Grace Post-production
2014 Real Love Brie Completed
2014 Where Fates Meet Gabby Post-production
2014 Bear with Us Quincy Adams filming

Television series and video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Guiding Light Erica TV series
2000–2003 Even Stevens Renee "Ren" Stevens Main Role (65 episodes)
2002 Kingdom Hearts Yuffie Kisaragi (voice) Video game
2002 Kim Possible: Revenge of Monkey Fist Kim Possible (voice) Video game
2002-2007 Kim Possible Kimberly Ann "Kim" Possible (voice) Lead Role (86 episodes)
2004 Joan of Arcadia Officious Hall Monitor God Episode: "The Book of Questions"
2004 Kim Possible: The Villain Files Kim Possible Video
2005 Summerland Gigi Episode: "Where There's a Will There's a Wave"
2005 Lilo & Stitch: The Series Kim Possible (voice) Episode: "Rufus: Experiment #607"
2005 Family Guy Quagmire's One-Night-Stand (voice) Episode: "I Take Thee, Quagmire"
2007 Kaya Kat 3 episodes
2009 Hawthorne Alex Episode: "Night Moves"
2010 Iris Expanding Zelda
2010 Penguins of Madagascar, TheThe Penguins of Madagascar Little Girl #1 / Lunacorn (voice) Episode: "Hello, Dollface/Huffin and Puffin"

Theater[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998-1999 Parade Mary Phagan Broadway
2004 Beauty and the Beast Belle Broadway
2008 Avenue Q Kate Monster / Lucy the Slut Broadway
2010 White's Lies Michelle Off-Broadway

Web shows[edit]

Year Show Role
2012 MyMusic Herself/Satan (1 episode)

Albums[edit]

MySpace Music[edit]

Shared Songs (in order of when released):

Song Months/Year the song appeared
"Simple" November 2005 - February 2006
"Headphones On" November 2005 - January/February 2006
"We'll Awaken" March 2006 - June 2006 (following The Cutting Edge 2 TV premiere)
"Wrong" March 2006-Originally titled "Hope" later retitled to "Wrong"- October 2007
"Closer to Closure" March 2006 - June 2006
"Junky Love" June 2006 - September 2006 and October 2007 - May 2009
"Just a Song" June 2006 - September 2006
"She Waits" September 2006
"A Boy Like You" September 2006 - November 2006
"Changed" September 2006 - November 2006
"No Such Thing" September 2006 - October 2007
"Running Away" September 2006 - November 2006
"Even a Hero" November 2006 - October 2007
"Friday Night (cover of The Click Five)" March 2007
"Rewind" October 2007 - May 2009
"Celebrity" October 2007- May 2009
"Point of View" January 2009 - May 2009
Soundtracks
Year Song Soundtrack
1996 "Chiquita Banana" Everyone Says I Love You[7]
1998 Various Songs on the original cast recording Parade
2004 "Anyone But Me" Zenon Z3 Soundtrack
2004 "Toy Town" Radio Disney Jingle Jams
2006 "We'll Awaken" The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold
2006 "Let's Bounce" The Princess Diaries 2
2007 "Friday Night" Taking Five
"No Such Thing" Taking Five
"Best Time of the Year" Disney Channel Holiday
2008 "Catch Me If You Can" The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream
2010 "Let's Go Boogie Tonight" Movin' In'

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Result Award Category Nominated work
2001 Won Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Leading Young Actress Even Stevens
2002 Won Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Leading Young Actress Even Stevens
2004 Nominated Young Artist Award Best Young Adult Performer in a Teenage Role The Even Stevens Movie
2005 Nominated Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Kim Possible

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