Allisyn Ashley Arm

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Allisyn Ashley Arm
Allisyn Ashley Arm 2010.jpg
Arm at the premiere of Step Up 3 in August 2010
Born (1996-04-25) April 25, 1996 (age 22)
Glendale, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1998–present
RelativesTravis Kalanick (half-uncle)[1]
WebsiteAllisynAshleyArm.com

Allisyn Ashley Arm (born April 25, 1996)[2] is an American actress best known for her main role as Zora Lancaster on Sonny with a Chance and it's spin-off So Random! and Heather on NBC's A.P. Bio.

Early life[edit]

Arm was born on April 25, 1996, in Glendale, California to Steve and Anji Arm. Her mother Anji is the half-sister of Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick making him the half-uncle of Arm and her younger sister Josie. After seeing a number of plays in the Los Angeles area, her parents saw her fascination with theater and enrolled her in acting school at four and a half years old.[3][4][5]

Career[edit]

The first acting job Arm booked was for a Bounty commercial that never aired.[6] She went on to film over 60 commercials,[7] and in May 2002 made her first television appearance on the medical drama series: Strong Medicine. She would go on to make appearances in episodes of Friends, 10-8, Miracles, and Judging Amy.[8] Arm also had roles on films such as Meet Dave and King of California opposite Michael Douglas.[9] In 2009, Arm appeared as Zora in the Disney Channel hit series Sonny with a Chance, and in the spin-off series So Random! in 2011. Arm also voiced the character Stormy in the Disney Junior series Jake and the Never Land Pirates.

Allisyn Ashley Arm later developed a YouTube personality named Astrid Clover and is assisted by Joey Luthman as Beckett, Jacey Tomlinson as Jacey, Autumn Wendell as Autumn, Tess Baines as Luna, Caleb Pierce as Gilly, Sam Lant as Colton, Hannah Leigh as Carmen, and Dylan Riley Snyder as Boom Guy. The web series also features Josie Arm as Astrid's sister Bliss Clover.

Allisyn is currently filming a new NBC show produced by Seth Meyers, titled A.P. Bio in the recurring role of a mousy high-schooler named Heather.

Personal life[edit]

Arm studied cinematography in Los Angeles and recently teamed with Mali Elfman's "Fun Size Horror", to release a comedic horror short film that she wrote and directed titled Weeji, starring former So Random! castmate Matthew Scott Montgomery. Allisyn is also a prolific artist and had her first gallery showing at 15 years old. She enjoys roller derby and studies trapeze with her younger sister Josie. Along with her boyfriend, fellow Disney Channel star Dylan Riley Snyder, Allisyn became scuba certified and enjoys scuba trips to Catalina. As a supporter of PETA, Allisyn Ashley Arm has been a vegetarian since she was 11 years old as a part of a vegetarian family.[10] On Drew C. Ryan's Reel Geek Girls series, Allisyn shared her extensive collection of Fight Club memorabilia, which she considers her personal obsession.[11]

Influences[edit]

Arm said, "I watch a lot of SNL skits online. I love Chris Farley and Jim Carrey. I always think, 'What would Jim Carrey do in this scene?' He's a lot of my inspiration for my character (Zora)."[12]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 The Cask of Amontillado Montressor's Daughter
2002 Strong Medicine Wendy Withers Episode: "Outcomes"
2003 Miracles Amelia Wye Episode: "Little Miss Lost"
2003 Friends Leslie Buffay Episode: "The One Where Ross Is Fine"
2003 Judging Amy Molly Maddox Episode: "Ex Parte of Five"
2003 10-8: Officers on Duty Little Wailing Girl Episode: "Late for School"
2004 Eulogy Collin's Daughter
2005 Man of the House Charlotte Tulaire
2005 Still Standing Ella Episode: "Still Holding"
2005 Inconceivable Lexie Episode: "To Surrogate, with Love"
2006 Dive Olly Dive! Beth 6 episodes
2006 Vanished Violet Episode: "Warm Springs"
2007 Back to You Kid #1 Episode: "Gracie's Bully"
2007 King of California Miranda (age 9)
2007 Greetings from Earth Little girl
2007 Mr. Woodcock Scout Girl
2008 Disney Channel's Totally New Year Player Disney Channel-Event
2008 Meet Dave Nerdy Girl
2009 Disney Channel's Totally New Year 2009 Herself
2009–2011 Sonny with a Chance Zora Lancaster Main role, Disney Channel Original Series
2011–2012 So Random! Zora Lancaster Main role, Disney Channel Original Series
2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Anna Episode: "Lost Reputation"
2012–2013 Jake and the Never Land Pirates Stormy Voice, recurring
2013 Body of Proof Celeste Episode: "Committed"
2013–2015 AwesomenessTV Random Characters Recurring (42 Episodes)
2014 Aimy in a Cage Aimy Micry
2015 I Didn't Do It Shelley Episode: "Drum Beats, Heart Beats"
2016 Ozark Sharks Molly Kaye TV film
2018 A.P. Bio Heather Recurring role

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anji Arm". m.facebook.com. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Resume of Allisyn Ashley Arm" (PDF). allisynashleyarm.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-10-24. Retrieved 2010-09-18.
  3. ^ "Personal life of Allisyn Ashley Arm". allisynarm.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2010-09-18.
  4. ^ "Meet Disney Channel's Allisyn Arm!". 2011-09-26. Archived from the original on 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2017-01-08
  5. ^ "Disney's Allisyn Arm Featured in the Latest Be Your Own You Magazine!". 2012-02-10. Archived from the original on 2012-07-07. Retrieved 2017-01-08
  6. ^ "Early career of Allisyn Ashley Arm". Retrieved 2010-07-01.
  7. ^ "Allisyn Ashley Arm". Media Kid Vids. Archived from the original on 2010-06-07. Retrieved 2010-07-01.
  8. ^ "Early television appearances of Allisyn Ashley Arm". Archived from the original on 2010-11-25. Retrieved 2010-07-01.
  9. ^ "Early film appearances of Allisyn Ashley Arm". Archived from the original on 2010-10-31. Retrieved 2010-07-01.
  10. ^ Vegan Disney Star Allisyn Arm for PETA Kids at YouTube
  11. ^ "Allisyn Ashley Arm Interview - Reel Geek Girls #52". Drew's Corner on YouTube. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Allisyn Ashley Arm's influences". People. Retrieved 2010-07-01.

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