Lalaine

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Lalaine
Born Lalaine Vergara-Paras
(1987-06-03) June 3, 1987 (age 27)
Burbank, California, US
Residence Los Angeles
Nationality Filipino American
Other names LaLaine
Lalaine Paras
Occupation Actress, singer-songwriter, writer
Years active 1999–present
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Television Lizzie McGuire
Musical career
Genres Pop, pop rock, R&B
Instruments Vocals, bass guitar
Labels 2004–2007: Reprise/Warner Bros. Records
2010–2011: Adamant Records
Associated acts Hilary Duff, Aaron Carter, Adam Lamberg, Emma Stone, Vanity Theft, Shane Dawson, Elisa Victoria
Notable instruments
Voice

Lalaine Vergara-Paras[1] (born June 3, 1987),[2][3] also known as Lalaine, is a Filipino American actress, singer-songwriter and writer.[4] She is perhaps best known for her role as Miranda Sanchez in the Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire, which aired from 2001 to 2004. She has been pursuing a music career since 2009. She was a member of the band Vanity Theft from 2010 to 2011.

Early life[edit]

Lalaine Vergara Paras was born in Burbank, California to Filipino parents; her mother, Lilia Vergara Paras is originally from Batangas, and her father from Pampanga. She has three older siblings; Marian, Francisco and Cristina. She spent most of her early years in Burbank and Sherman Oaks, Ca, then joined the Broadway National Touring cast of Les Miserables as Little Cosette. After the tour Lalaine and her mother resided in Sherman Oaks, Ca

Career[edit]

Acting career[edit]

Lalaine is normally credited by her first name only.[5] She is commonly known for playing Lizzie's best friend, Miranda Sanchez on Disney Channel's Lizzie McGuire, alongside Hilary Duff. She reprised this role on the pilot of a spin-off series What's Stevie Thinking? about Miranda's younger sister, but this did not air in 2005 as originally expected and was scrapped.

Lalaine's acting career began when she was cast in the Broadway production of Les Misérables in the roles of Young Cosette and Eponine.[5]

When Lalaine returned to California, she acted in several television commercials, including some for Microsoft and Burger King.[citation needed] She also worked in the play Brundibar.[citation needed]

She also played orphan "Kate" in the Wonderful World of Disney ABC-TV version of the movie Annie. She starred alongside A.J. Trauth and Spencer Breslin in the Disney Channel original film You Wish! as Abby. Lalaine portrayed "Chloe", a young Slayer-In-Training who commits suicide, on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

In 2004, Lalaine went to the Philippines and made guest appearances on the GMA Network including the SOP Gigsters.[citation needed] She also promoted GMA Pinoy TV in San Francisco, California in 2004.[citation needed] In 2009, she appeared in the film Royal Kill along with Eric Roberts and Pat Morita.

In late July 2011, Lalaine was featured in a Shane Dawson video titled "Urban Legendz"[6] She was also featured in another one of Shane's videos titled "Hot Chick or Cat Lady?".

In 2014, Lalaine will be starred in the movie One Night Alone. She will be playing the role as "Stacy".


Music career[edit]

In 2003, Lalaine released her independent album, Inside Story. Lalaine wrote six songs on the album, including "Life Is Good", "Can't Stop", and "Save Myself". She worked with Radio Disney, performing her songs in Southern California, and went to Hawaii with Disney's Imagineers.

She signed a record deal with Warner Bros. Records[citation needed] and performed on the last episode of All That. In 2005, she released a single, "I'm Not Your Girl" and remade the song "Cruella DeVil" for the album DisneyMania 3.

Songs from her unreleased album Haunted are publicly available—"I'm Not Your Girl" and "Did You Hear About Us?" were included on a physical single, and "Real Life", "No More", "Doing Just Fine",and "More Than Words Can Say" leaked onto the internet by a member of her message board.[citation needed]

She played bass guitar in the band Vanity Theft from April 2010 to January 2011.[7][8][clarification needed]

In 2011, Lalaine sang on the song "Different" as part of the "Artists Against Hate".[9]

Personal life[edit]

Lalaine Paras was born on June 3, 1987 in Burbank, California. The youngest of four children from the mother that raised her, but also the oldest of four by her birth mother. She is usually credited only by her first name, and she currently resides in Los Angeles. Her parents were originally from the Philippines before emigrating to the United States.[5]

Legal issues[edit]

Lalaine was arrested in 2007 and charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. She has pleaded guilty to the crystal meth charge, but her record was expunged after she completed a drug-treatment program.[10][11][12]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

List of film performances
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Borderline Theresa TV film
1999 Annie Kate TV film
2003 You Wish! Abby Ramirez Disney Channel Original Movie
2004 Promised Land Norma
2004 Debating Robert Lee Debator
2007 What's Stevie Thinking? Miranda Sanchez Unsold TV pilot
2007 Her Best Move Tutti Distributed by Summertime Films
2009 Royal Kill Jan Released on DVD as "Ninja's Creed"
2010 Easy A[13] Gossipy Girl Cameo
2014 One Night Alone Stacy filming

TV series[edit]

List of television performances
Year Title Role Notes
2001–2004 Lizzie McGuire Miranda Sanchez Disney Channel Original Series
  • 59 episodes
2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Chloe/First Evil 3 episodes
2005 Disney 411 Herself 1 episodes
2005 All That Herself 1 episodes (final episode)
2006 Flipside Herself/Host Lalaine's adventure in the Philippines

Web Series[edit]

Year Show Role
2008 ElisaVictoriaTV Herself (2 episode)
2009–2013 Off The Clock various characters (8 episodes)
2011 Vanity Theft – VT Tour Diary Herself (7 episode)
2011 ShaneDawsonTV Herself (2 episode)
2012 Dream Journal Lady Smoking (1 episode)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Album Released
Inside Story 2003

EPs[edit]

EP Released
Haunted 2004

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album Chart positions
U.S. Hot U.S. Pop Hot Singles Sales
2003 "You Wish!" Inside Story
2005 "Cruella De Vil" DisneyMania 3
"I'm Not Your Girl" 21

Other Songs[edit]

  • If You Wanna Rock- Pixel Perfect
  • Did You Hear About Us?- B-side of "I'm Not Your Girl"

Leaked Songs[edit]

  • Real Life
  • No More
  • Doing Just Fine
  • More Than Words Can Say
  • My Jam
  • Always Too Good To Be True
  • This Wont Hurt A Bit
  • Hide

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Role Result
2000 Young Artist Award Young Artist Award For Best Performance in a Feature Film or TV Movie – Young Ensemble Kate in Annie Nominated
2002 Young Artist Award Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) Miranda Sanchez in Lizzie McGuire Nominated
Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series – Supporting Young Actress Won
2003 Imagen Award Best Supporting Actress in Television Miranda Sanchez in Lizzie McGuire Nominated
Young Artist Award Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) Miranda Sanchez in Lizzie McGuire Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lalaine Biography (1987–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
  2. ^ "IMDB Details". IMDB. Retrieved 2007-09-12. 
  3. ^ "Biography". Official Lalaine Website. Archived from the original on May 3, 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-05. 
  4. ^ "Superstar Lalaine is VO5's new Spokesmodel". Archived from the original on December 2, 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-12. 
  5. ^ a b c "Lalaine Paras" August 14, 2007, Buddy Tv
  6. ^ URBAN LEGENDZ! on YouTube
  7. ^ "Life After: Lizzie McGuire". YTN – Youth Television News. January 11, 2011. Retrieved January 11, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Welcome Lalaine!!" – Vanitytheft web site
  9. ^ video on YouTube
  10. ^ "Mr. Toad's Wild Meth Ride". TMZ. April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-25. 
  11. ^ "Lalaine Vergara Paras Busted or Possession of Meth" April 25, 2008, HHE.com
  12. ^ "Jonas Brothers: No sex and no drugs, please. We are Disney." June 2, 2008, Belfast Telegraph
  13. ^ "Easy A production credits". NYTimes.com. October 11, 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 

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