Meaghan Jette Martin

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Meaghan Jette Martin
MeaghanJetteMartinApr09.jpg
Martin at the Hannah Montana: The Movie premiere in April 2009
Born Meaghan Jette Martin
(1992-02-17) February 17, 1992 (age 22)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2006–present

Meaghan Jette Martin (/ˈmɡən/; born February 17, 1992[1]) is an American actress and singer. She was best known for her role as Tess Tyler in the Disney Channel original movies, Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. She starred in the ABC Family television series 10 Things I Hate About You as Bianca Stratford, the main character Jo in Mean Girls 2 and for voicing Naminé in the video game series Kingdom Hearts since 2008. Martin also guest stars on The Coppertop Flop Show.

Personal life[edit]

Martin was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and has two brothers and one sister. She started modeling at age five.[1] Martin also appeared in several community theater productions in Las Vegas such as Peter Pan and performed for her Showteam and later made her professional theater debut in a Los Angeles production of 13.[1][2] She appeared in several television commercials such as for Cabbage Patch Kids and Barbie.[1]

Acting[edit]

Martin made her acting debut in 2006, with the television pilot Cooking Rocks! It was followed by roles in programs such as Nickelodeon’s Just Jordan and CBS’s Close to Home, as well as a guest stint in the Disney Channel series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. Martin eventually cast as the lead antagonist Tess Tyler in the Disney Channel original movie, Camp Rock, starring Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers.

Martin was selected by TV Guide in 2008, as one of the "13 Hottest Young Stars to Watch".[3] She was the online host for the 2008 Disney Channel Games.

Martin voiced the character Naminé in all subsequent releases in Kingdom Hearts series, replacing Brittany Snow, who did not return to the series.

Martin starred in the ABC Family sitcom 10 Things I Hate About You as Bianca (originated by Larisa Oleynik in the film version). She also had the role of Megan Kennedy in the independent film Dear Lemon Lima. Martin returned to reprise her role as Tess Tyler in Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, premiered on September 3, 2010 on Disney Channel. In 2011, Martin played the main character Jo in the television film Mean Girls 2, the sequel of the 2004 film Mean Girls. Martin also played the role of Aubrey in the film Sironia, which was released in 2011.

On June 16, 2011, Martin appeared for one night in Super Summer Theatre's live production of "Annie" at Spring Mountain Ranch in Las Vegas, Nevada in the role of Star-To-Be.

Martin is also starring in Wendy (web series) as Wendy alongside Tyler Blackburn. Wendy is a dark twist on 'Peter Pan'. The series premiered on macys.com on September 15, 2011.

In 2013, Martin appeared in the film adaptation Geography Club as Trish, while she appeared in one episode of MTV's Awkward and the thriller The Good Mother was aired on Lifetime Channel.

Music[edit]

Martin recorded two songs in Camp Rock, "Too Cool" and "2 Stars". Martin sang a version of "When You Wish Upon a Star" for the 2009 re-release of Disney's Pinocchio, as well as appearing in the related music video. The song debuted at number fifty-two on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs chart, becoming her first and only chart single. It has since peaked at number thirty-seven.

Martin also recorded a version of the Olivia Newton-John song "Magic" for the Wizards of Waverly Place soundtrack. Martin has partnered with Build-A-Bear Workshop for their "Love.Hugs.Peace" movement. For the ad campaign, Martin recorded a special version of "Let's Talk About Love". Martin also recorded two songs in Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, "Tear it Down" and "Walkin in My Shoes", alongside the Camp Rock co-star Matthew "Mdot" Finley. Martin also appear on the collaborative song "It's On", which features the co-stars of the film. All songs appear in the soundtrack of the film.

Martin appeared in the music video "Remember December" by Demi Lovato.

Martin did not join the Jonas Brothers Live in Concert tour, with Demi Lovato and the cast of Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, because she was filming Mean Girls 2.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Camp Rock Tess Tyler Disney Channel Original Movie
2009 Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience Herself
2009 Dear Lemon Lima Megan Kennedy
2010 Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam Tess Tyler Disney Channel Original Movie
2011 Mean Girls 2 Joanna 'Jo' Mitchell Lead Role
2012 Sironia Aubrey
2013 Geography Club Trish
2013 The Good Mother Melanie TV Movie
2014 Truck Stop Sharon Post-production
2014 Senior Project Natalia Post-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Just Jordan Ashley "Home Alone in the Diner" (Season 1: episode 4)
2007 Close to Home Candy "Fall from Grace" (Season 2: episode 21)
2007 Suite Life of Zack & Cody, TheThe Suite Life of Zack & Cody Stacie "Sleepover Suite" (Season 3: episode 7)
2008 Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream Herself "Hello Hollywood" (Season 1: episode 7)
2008 House Sarah "Joy to the World" (Season 5: episode 11)
2009–10 10 Things I Hate About You Bianca Stratford Main Role
2012 Wedding Band Jenna "I Love College" (Season 1: episode 2)
2013-14 Awkward Julie #2 2 episodes
2014 Melissa & Joey Jordan "Catch and Release" (Season 3: episode 28)
Internet
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Wendy Wendy Lead Role, webseries
2013 The Coppertop Flop Show Meaghan "King of the Beach" (Season 1: episode 2)
Video Games
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories Naminé Voice
2009 Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Naminé Voice
2010 Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Naminé Voice
2011 Kingdom Hearts Re:coded Naminé Voice
2013 Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix Naminé Voice (Re: Chain of Memories archive footage) (358/2 days HD cutscenes archive and new footage)
2014 Until Dawn Jessica Voice

Discography[edit]

Year Title Notes
2008 "Too Cool" Camp Rock
"2 Stars"
"We Rock" (with the cast of Camp Rock)
"Video Girl" (voice over) A Little Bit Longer
2009 "When You Wish Upon A Star" DisneyMania 6
"Let's Talk About Love" Build-A-Bear Workshop Promo
"Hate You" MySpace
2010 "Walkin' In My Shoes" with Matthew "Mdot" Finley Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
"Tear It Down" with Matthew "Mdot" Finley
"It's On" (with the cast of Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam)

Soundtracks[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions[citation needed] Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US CAN MEX GER JPN FRA BEL AUS ARG
2008 Camp Rock
  • Released: June 17, 2008
  • Label: Walt Disney
  • Format: CD, digital download
3 2 2 9 3 13 1 US: Platinum
2010 Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
  • Released: August 10, 2010
  • Label: Walt Disney
  • Format: CD, digital download
3 4 28 82 22 17 US: Gold

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US Dance AUT CAN UK
"We Rock"
(with the cast of Camp Rock)
2008 33 70 41 97 Camp Rock
"Too Cool" 73
"2 Stars"
"Our Time Is Here"
(feat. Demi Lovato and Aaryn Doyle)
"When You Wish Upon a Star" 2009 36 Disneymania 6
"Magic" Wizards of Waverly Place
"Walkin' In My Shoes" 2010 Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
"Tear It Down"
"It's On"
(with the cast of Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam)

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director Notes
2008 Start the Party Eric Covert Jordan Francis video
2009 Remember December Tim Wheeler Demi Lovato video
2010 It's On Brandon Dickerson Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam cast video

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2010 Young Artist Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Comedy or Drama) 10 Things I Hate About You Nominated
2013 L.A. Outfest Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Geography Club Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Meaghan Jette Martin official site, "Biography". Accessed 22 June 2009.
  2. ^ Disney Channel, undated. "Camp Rock – Meaghan Jette Martin. Accessed 9 October 2008.
  3. ^ TVGuide.com reveals tomorrow's tween stars today, overlooks mini Clay Aiken (July 2, 2008). MTV Buzzworthy. Accessed 2009-06-21.

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