Aimee Carrero

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Aimee Carrero
Aimee Carrero.jpg
Carrero at the Hall of Game Awards, 2012
Born (1988-07-15) July 15, 1988 (age 30)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Citizenship American
Occupation Actress
Years active 2007–present
Spouse(s)
Tim Rock (m. 2016)

Aimee Carrero (born July 15, 1988) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Angie on the Cartoon Network live-action series Level Up. From 2014–2018 she has starred as Sofia Rodriguez on the Freeform sitcom Young & Hungry. She also provides the voice of Princess Elena on the Disney Channel animated series Elena of Avalor.

Early life and education[edit]

Carrero was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to a Dominican mother and a Puerto Rican father[1] and grew up in Miami, Florida.[2] She is an alumna of Florida International University graduating in 2008 with a degree in International Relations.[3]

Career[edit]

In 2009, she appeared in the feature film Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.[4] Carrero's television credits include The Mentalist, Lincoln Heights, Men of a Certain Age, The Middle, Greek, Zeke and Luther and Baby Daddy.[4]

In 2011, she was cast as Angie in the Cartoon Network live-action film Level Up. She reprised her role in the subsequent television series of the same name.[5] The series ended in 2013 after two seasons.

In 2012, Carrero co-starred in the Lifetime television film Blue Lagoon: The Awakening. That same year, she made her Off-Broadway debut in Atlantic Theater Company's world premiere play, What Rhymes with America in December 2012.[6]

In 2014, she co-starred in the horror film Devil's Due.[2] Carrero also recurred in the second season of the FX series The Americans as Lucia, a Sandinista freedom fighter. She was also cast in the ABC Family sitcom Young & Hungry, starring Emily Osment.[7]

In January 2015 it was announced that Carrero will be providing the voice of Elena, Disney's first Latina fairy tale princess for the Disney Channel series Elena of Avalor.[8] The series is a spin-off of the Disney Junior series Sofia the First, and it premiered on July 22, 2016.[9][10]

In April 2016 it was announced that Carrero and her character Sofia would be co-starring with Ashley Tisdale in a potential spinoff series of Young & Hungry, titled Young & Sofia.[11] However, the project did not move past the backdoor pilot phase.[12]

Personal life[edit]

In November 2015, she became engaged to actor Tim Rock. They were married in August 2016.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Essential Man Eva Stroheim Short film
2007 Category 4 Alexandra Short film
2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Emily
2010 Never Winter Sam Short film
2014 Devil's Due Emily
2014 Obituaries Marie Sinclair Short film
2015 The Last Witch Hunter Miranda

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Hannah Montana Mia Episode: "For (Give) a Little Bit"
2009 Lincoln Heights Sylvia Torres 4 episodes
2009 The Mentalist Cassie Episode: "Blood Brothers"
2010 Greek Sunny Episode: "Your Friends and Neighbors"
2011 Level Up Angie Television film
2012–13 Level Up Angie Main role (35 episodes)
2012 Blue Lagoon: The Awakening Jude Television film
2014 Baby Daddy Sydney Episode: "Romancing the Phone"
2014 The Americans Lucia 4 episodes
2014–18 Young & Hungry Sofia Rodriguez Main role (71 episodes)
2015–16 Blindspot Ana Montes Episodes: "Cede Your Soul" & "Why Await Life's End"
2016–
present
Elena of Avalor Princess Elena Lead voice role
2016 Elena and the Secret of Avalor Princess Elena Television film, voice role
2016 MacGyver Cindy Episode: "The Corkscrew"
2017 American Horror Story: Cult Picnic Girl Episode: "Election Night"
2018 She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Adora/She-Ra[14] Lead voice role

Web[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Silverwood Emily Episode: "Silverwood Inn"
2014 Young & Foodies Herself 4 episodes

Music video[edit]

Year Title Artist Role Notes
2018 SOS Cher Herself Music video for Cher's ABBA tribute album Dancing Queen

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Disney Introduces First Latina Princess in 'Elena of Avalor'". ABC News. January 17, 2014. Retrieved January 26, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Del Busto, Caroline (January 17, 2014). "Devil's Due Star Aimee Carrero on NYC Devil Baby Prank: "That Baby is My Worst Nightmare"". Miami New Times. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  3. ^ Reid, Jodi-Ann (March 17, 2015). "Alumna is Disney's first Latina princess". FIU News. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Movies & TV: Aimee Carrero". The New York Times (All Movie Guide and Baseline). Archived from the original on December 15, 2014. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  5. ^ "Turner Newsroom: Press Kits: Level Up". News.turner.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012.
  6. ^ Isherwood, Charles (December 12, 2012). "Wrapped Up in the Comfort of Defeat". The New York Times.
  7. ^ Sun, Rebecca (December 18, 2013). "The Americans' Casts Cartoon Network Alum for Season 2". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 18, 2013.
  8. ^ Campos, Ottoniel (January 30, 2015). "Dominican Born Aimee Carrero Will Be The Voice of Disney's First Latina Princess". LatinTrends. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  9. ^ Amidi, Amid. "Meet Elena of Avalor, Disney's New Hispanic Princess". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  10. ^ "Elena of Avalor, Latin Disney Princess to the Rescue". Hollywooddailystar.com. Retrieved July 21, 2016.
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 8, 2016). "'Young & Hungry' Co-Star Aimee Carrero To Reprise Role In Spinoff Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 12, 2017). "'Young & Hungry' Spinoff Not Going Forward At Freeform". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 23, 2017.
  13. ^ "Aimee Carrero Is Married: Elena of Avalor Star Weds Tim Rock". Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  14. ^ "She-Ra gets a makeover! A first look at the new Netflix series and meet the cast". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 18 May 2018.

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