August 2, 1991 |
Cumming, Georgia, U.S.
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
Day was born in Cumming, Georgia. 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. 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.
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. 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. In 2011, she landed the role of Amy Ellis on the NBC series Parenthood.
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.
Day was homeschooled after second grade. She has a twin brother named Dalton and an older sister named Savannah. They have both competed in gymnastics and cheerleading. Her parents, David and Kelly, were also gymnasts and owned a gym in Norcross, Georgia. Her father now works as a recruiter in the construction field. She and her family are committed Christians.
|2003||A Perilous Dance: The Damon DeRivers Story||Mary Katherine Grainger||Short film|
|2003||The Adventures of Ociee Nash||Ociee Nash||Lead role,
|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|
also stunt performer
|2011||Who Is Simon Miller?||Sarah Miller||TV film|
|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?"|
- "Skyler Day (Maggie from Gigantic) Interview!". TeenNick. November 17, 2010. Retrieved March 1, 2011.
- Newman, Deirdre (January 10, 2006). "Young actress poised to take California by storm". North County Times. Retrieved March 1, 2011.[dead link]
- Masters, Megan (September 7, 2011). "Exclusive: Parenthood Lands Gigantic Star to Play Drew's New Girlfriend". TVLine. Retrieved January 11, 2014.
- Robertson, Annabelle (September 7, 2005). "Skyler Day's Leading Lady Dream Begins with "Ociee Nash"". Crosswalk.com. Retrieved January 12, 2014.