Skyler Day

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Skyler Day
Born (1991-08-02) August 2, 1991 (age 22)
Cumming, Georgia, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2003–present

Skyler Day (born August 2, 1991) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her recurring roles as Maggie Ritter on the TeenNick series Gigantic and as Amy Ellis on the NBC series Parenthood.

Life and career[edit]

Day was born in Cumming, Georgia.[1] She started participating in gymnastics and modeling at an early age. She was then discovered by a talent agent as a result of a chance encounter at the DMV.[2] In 2003, she co-starred in the Atlanta-based short film A Perilous Dance: The Damon DeRivers Story. In 2004, she and her family moved to French Valley, California, to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.[2]

For many months, she auditioned for television pilots and took jobs doing radio voice-overs and television commercials before landing a role in the independent film The Religion of Choice.[2] In 2003, she was cast in the titular role in the direct-to-video film The Adventures of Ociee Nash opposite Keith Carradine and Mare Winningham. From 2004 to 2008, she co-starred in numerous television films and short independent films before guest starring in a 2009 episode of iCarly. Her other television credits include Southland, Drop Dead Diva, The Whole Truth, Days of our Lives, Law & Order: LA, Sonny with a Chance, CSI: Miami and Good Luck Charlie. In 2010, she had a recurring role in the TeenNick series Gigantic. The series ended the following year after one season.[1] In 2011, she landed the role of Amy Ellis on the NBC series Parenthood.[3]

Besides acting, Day is also an aspiring country music singer. Growing up she took classes in musical theater, acting and songwriting. Much of her music can be found on her official YouTube account.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Day was homeschooled after second grade.[4] She has a twin brother named Dalton and an older sister named Savannah. They have both competed in gymnastics and cheerleading.[2] Her parents, David and Kelly, were also gymnasts and owned a gym in Norcross, Georgia.[2] Her father now works as a recruiter in the construction field.[4] She and her family are committed Christians.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2003 A Perilous Dance: The Damon DeRivers Story Mary Katherine Grainger Short film
2003 The Adventures of Ociee Nash Ociee Nash Lead role,
direct-to-video film
2004 Moved Girl with bent spoon Short film
2005 Untitled David Diamond/David Weissman Project Liza Unsold TV pilot
2006 Hollis & Rae Stephanie TV film
2006 Rite of Passage Renee Short film
2007 Redemption Maddie Classmate Girl #2 Short film
2008 First Period Libby Short film
2010 Backlight Lucy Independent film,
also stunt performer
2011 Who Is Simon Miller? Sarah Miller TV film

Television[edit]

Year TV series Role Notes
2009 iCarly Magic Malika Episode: "iSpeed Date"
2010 Southland Lauren Ryerson Episode: "Butch & Sundance"
2010 Drop Dead Diva Lana Dooley Episode: "The Long Road to Napa"
2010 The Whole Truth Brianna Sellards Pilot episode
2010 Days of our Lives Teenage Sydney Episode #1.11459
2010 Law & Order: LA Mia Ackroyd Episode: "Plummer Park"
2009–2011 Gigantic Maggie Ritter Recurring role
2011 Sonny with a Chance Mel Winters Episode: "New Girl"
2011 CSI: Miami Ashley Chandler Episode: "F-T-F"
2011 Good Luck Charlie Kayla Episode: "Something's Fishy"
2011 The Closer Missy Michaels Episode: "Star Turn"
2011–present Parenthood Amy Ellis Recurring role
2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sylvia Grier Episode: "Freaks & Geeks"
2012 Army Wives Sophie Clarke 3 episodes
2012 Grey's Anatomy Emery James Episode: "Love the One You're With"
2013 The Client List Honey Episode: "Unanswered Prayers"
2013 & 2014 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Reneé Clark Episodes: "Girl Dishonored" and "Comic Perversion"
2014 Pretty Little Liars Claire Episode: "Who's in the Box?"
 2014 Workaholics

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Skyler Day (Maggie from Gigantic) Interview!". TeenNick. November 17, 2010. Retrieved March 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Newman, Deirdre (January 10, 2006). "Young actress poised to take California by storm". North County Times. Retrieved March 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ Masters, Megan (September 7, 2011). "Exclusive: Parenthood Lands Gigantic Star to Play Drew's New Girlfriend". TVLine. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Robertson, Annabelle (September 7, 2005). "Skyler Day's Leading Lady Dream Begins with "Ociee Nash"". Crosswalk.com. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 

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