Stoner in 2008
Alyson Rae Stoner
August 11, 1993
Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
Alyson Rae Stoner (born August 11, 1993) is an American actress, singer and dancer. She is known for her roles in Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005), The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2005–2007), Camp Rock (2008), Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010) and the Step Up franchise (2006–2014).
She has been a background dancer for several artists including Missy Elliott, Eminem, Kumbia Kings, Outkast, and Will Smith. Her television roles include serving as the host of Disney Channel's Mike's Super Short Show (2001–2007) for voicing Isabella Garcia-Shapiro in Phineas and Ferb (2007–2015, 2020). She lent her voice to the Kingdom Hearts franchise (2008–2019) and the Holly Hobbie and Friends film series (2006–2008). Stoner has also released twelve singles and two extended plays.
Stoner was born in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of LuAnne Hodges (née Adams), a former executive secretary at Owens-Illinois, and Charlie Stoner. While growing up in Toledo, Stoner attended Maumee Valley Country Day School and studied ballet, tap dance, and jazz dance at the O'Connell's Dance Studio. She also modeled and trained at the Margaret O'Brien Modeling Studio. She won Best Model of the Year at the International Modeling and Talent Association Convention in New York City under O'Brien's studio in 2000.
In 2001, Stoner became the co-host of the Disney Channel Mike's Super Short Show along with Michael Alan Johnson, an infomercial segment regarding forthcoming Disney releases. In 2003 and 2005, she appeared as Sarah, one of the twelve Baker children, in the successful comedies Cheaper by the Dozen and Cheaper by the Dozen 2. She has also appeared in several television shows aimed at the preteen audience, including The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, That's So Raven and Drake & Josh.
In 2006, she had a small film role in Step Up as Camille, Channing Tatum's character's younger foster sister. She provided the voice of Isabella Garcia-Shapiro and Jenny (until Season 4) in the Disney Channel animated series Phineas and Ferb from 2007–2015, and personally came up with Isabella's catchphrase "Whatcha doin'?". In 2008, she starred in the Disney Channel Original movie Camp Rock as Caitlyn Gellar, an aspiring music producer. Her reception in Camp Rock was particularly strong, with various media outlets suggesting it was about time she played a main character role having backed up for other big names such as Will Smith and Eminem. Stoner starred as Alice McKinley in the movie Alice Upside Down, based loosely on the Alice series, particularly The Agony of Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. This was her second starring role and, according to an interview that appears on the direct-to-DVD release, she states that this was the first time she has had to appear in every scene in a movie.
In 2008, she sang two songs, "Lost and Found" and "Free Spirit", from the soundtrack of the movie Alice Upside Down, in which she plays the lead role. She has also recorded a cover version of the song Dancing in the Moonlight for the 2009 Disney DVD/Blu-ray movie, Space Buddies. In 2010, Stoner appeared in the third Step Up film Step Up 3D opposite Adam Sevani where she reprised the role. Stoner uploaded a video onto her official YouTube page of her final dance rehearsal which introduced other cast members. The same year, Stoner returned to reprise her role as Caitlyn Gellar in Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, a sequel to Camp Rock. Stoner also guest-starred in the television drama series House as a skater.
In 2011, Stoner started working with record producers, songwriters and a vocal coach to change her vocal style from "kiddie-pop" to a more soulful pop vibe with a little alternative edge for her first studio album.[failed verification] On April 4, 2010, Stoner posted a video to her YouTube Channel announcing the release of her debut single "Flying Forward" on April 20, 2010. Stoner released her debut EP entitled Beat the System in 2011. She also appeared in Wii Fit related videos on the Nintendo Channel on the Wii video game console demonstrating balance exercises. Stoner replaced Hayden Panettiere as the voice of Kairi in Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, Xion in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, and both characters in Kingdom Hearts III. She voiced the character Opal in seasons three and four of The Legend of Korra.
After choreography training in Los Angeles, Stoner appeared as a backup dancer in several music videos, notably Missy Elliott's "Work It", "Gossip Folks", "I'm Really Hot", Eminem's "Just Lose It", and "No Tengo Dinero" by the Kumbia Kings. She has also been a backup dancer for OutKast at the 2004 Kids' Choice Awards and for Will Smith at the 2005 show. Stoner danced with a dancing group called The JammX Kids between 2003 and 2006. She quit the group in early 2006 due to scheduling conflicts, but continues to work with the individual kids on different jobs. She was also one of the dancers in the special features for the Shark Tale DVD.
Stoner teaches hip hop classes at the Millennium Dance Complex, and is credited as the youngest person to teach a master class there. She also appeared in Debby Ryan's "We Got the Beat" for Disney Channel's Radio Rebel. In February 2015, she released a dance tribute video to Missy Elliot featuring a mash up medley of Missy Elliott videos she had danced in when she was younger. Within the first week, it received more than 12 million views. Missy Elliott invited Alyson to perform "Work It" with her at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.
Stoner was the "dance editor" for KEWL Magazine. In February 2009, Stoner released the Alyson Stoner Project described as "a dance video hybrid — melding many styles of entertainment into one package". It was directed by Kevin Schmidt, her co-star from Cheaper by the Dozen.
In March 2018, Stoner came out in an article on Teen Vogue, stating she was "attracted to men, women, and people who identify in other ways." In November 2018, Stoner tweeted a link to a podcast called "Queerology: A podcast on belief and being" where she discussed her faith and sexuality. The podcast featured Stoner on episode 62 in which she stated "I don't feel comfortable labeling my sexual orientation or even faith at the moment. Not because I'm afraid of the words themselves, or being stereotyped, but because there's a certain magic happening in letting the sediment keep swirling in the water, versus forcing it to settle and land somewhere. And I'm being so transformed because of mystery that I want to stay here for now. I seem to be able to love better, wider, and deeper from here for now."
|2003||Cheaper by the Dozen||Sarah Baker|
|2004||Garfield||Kid Rat 3||Voice role|
|2005||Cheaper by the Dozen 2||Sarah Baker|
|2006||Step Up||Camille Gage|
|2006||Holly Hobbie and Friends: Surprise Party||Holly Hobbie||Voice role|
|2006||Holly Hobbie and Friends: Christmas Wishes||Holly Hobbie||Voice role|
|2007||Holly Hobbie and Friends: Secret Adventures||Holly Hobbie||Voice role|
|2007||Holly Hobbie and Friends: Best Friends Forever||Holly Hobbie||Voice role|
|2007||Alice Upside Down||Alice McKinley|
|2009||The Alyson Stoner Project||Herself||Direct-to-video film|
|2010||Kung Fu Magoo||Lorelei Tan Gu||Voice role|
|2010||Step Up 3D||Camille Gage|
|2011||The Little Engine That Could||The Little Engine||Voice role|
|2013||Super Buddies||Strawberry||Voice role|
|2014||Step Up: All In||Camille Gage|
|2015||The A-List||Lacey Parish|
|2015||Huevos: Little Rooster's Egg-cellent Adventure||Sweet Pea||Voice role|
|2018||To The Beat!||Alyson Stoner|
|2020||Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe||Isabella Garcia-Shapiro||Voice role|
|2001–2007||Mike's Super Short Show||Sally||Main role (seasons 1–3); recurring role (seasons 4–6)|
|2004||I'm with Her||Dylan Cassidy||Episode: "The Kid Stays in the Picture"|
|2004||Drake & Josh||Wendy||Episode: "Number One Fan"|
|2004||The Batman||Connie||Voice role; episode: "The Man Who Would Be Bat"; uncredited|
|2004–2006||Lilo & Stitch: The Series||Victoria||Recurring voice role|
|2005||That's So Raven||Allison "Ally" Parker||Episode: "Goin' Hollywood"|
|2005–2007||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Max||Recurring role|
|2006||Joey||Kaley||Episode: "Joey and the Critic"|
|2006||All Grown Up!||Lisa||Voice role; episode: "Rachel, Rachel"|
|2006||W.I.T.C.H.||Lillian Hale||Recurring voice role|
|2007||Disney's Really Short Report||Herself||Episode: "Bridge to Terabithia"|
|2007–2015||Phineas and Ferb||Isabella Garcia-Shapiro /
|Main voice role (as Isabella); |
recurring voice role (as Jenny)
|2008||Camp Rock||Caitlyn Gellar||Television film|
|2008||Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream||Herself||Episode: "Hello Hollywood"|
|2008||Disney Channel Games||Herself / Contestant||5 episodes, part of Blue Team|
|2010||Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam||Caitlyn Gellar||Television film|
|2011||Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension||Isabella Garcia-Shapiro / Isabella-2||Voice role; television film|
|Young Justice||Barbara Gordon
/ Bette Kane
|Recurring voice role (as Barbara Gordon), 8 episodes; |
episode: "Homefront" (as Bette Kane)
|2014||The Legend of Korra||Opal||Recurring voice role|
|2014||Major Crimes||Bug||Episode: "Jane Doe #38"|
|2014||Expecting Amish||Mary||Television film|
|2015||Sugar Babies||Katie Woods||Television film|
|2016||Hitting the Breaks||Gretchen McBride||Episode: "Home Alone on the Range"|
|2016–2019||Milo Murphy's Law||Lydia||Recurring voice role|
|2017||Voltron: Legendary Defender||Florona||Voice role; episode: "Depths"|
|2019–2020||The Loud House||Sam Sharp||Voice role; 4 episodes|
|2008–2009||Ghost Town||Tina Burton||7 episodes|
|2016||Roommates||Alyson||Episode: "Five Guys and Five Girls"|
|2008||Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories||Kairi||Voice role|
|2009||Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days||Xion, Kairi||Voice role|
|2011||Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension||Isabella Garcia-Shapiro / Isabella-2 / Receptionist||Voice role|
|2013||Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix||Xion, Kairi||Voice role|
|2017||Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue||Kairi||Voice role|
|2019||Kingdom Hearts III||Kairi, Xion||Voice role|
|2020||Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory||Kairi||Voice role|
|Beat the System|
|While You Were Sleeping|
|2013||"Dragon (That's What You Wanted)"||N/A|
|"Back to Church"||N/A|
|"The Boy is Mine"||N/A|
|2018||"Someone to Call My Lover"||N/A|
|"When It's Right"||N/A|
|"Who Do You Love"||N/A|
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Album|
(among Cast of Camp Rock)
|2010||"It's On" (among Cast of Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam)||—||—||—||Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam|
(Tyler Ward featuring Alyson Stoner)
|2015||"Give Me Strength"
(Brock Baker featuring Alyson Stoner)
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.|
|2008||"Lost & Found"||N/A||Alice Upside Down|
|"Free Spirit"||Bridgit Mendler||Alice Upside Down|
|2009||"Dancin' in the Moonlight"||N/A||Space Buddies|
|"Fly Away Home"||N/A||Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure|
|2010||"What I've Been Looking For"||N/A||DisneyMania 7|
|"Can't Back Down"||Demi Lovato and Anna Maria Perez de Tagle||Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam|
|"What We Came Here For"||Cast of Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam||Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam|
|"This Is Our Song"||Demi Lovato, Joe & Nick Jonas||Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam|
|2017||"Evolution of Michael Jackson"||Next Town Down||N/A|
Awards and nominations
|2004||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a Feature Film: Young Actress age 10 or younger||Cheaper by the Dozen||Nominated|||
|Best Young Ensemble in a Feature Film||Cheaper by the Dozen||Won|||
|2006||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a Feature Film: Young Ensemble Cast||Cheaper by the Dozen 2||Nominated|||
|2007||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a Feature Film: Supporting Young Actress||Step Up||Nominated|||
|Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama): Guest Starring Young Actress||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Nominated|||
|2008||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Series: Recurring Young Actress||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Nominated|||
|2017||Streamy Awards||Best Dance Performance||Herself||Won|||
|2018||7th Annual BTVA Awards||Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Guest Role||Voltron: Legendary Defender||Nominated|||
|BTVA People's Choice Award for Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Guest Role||Voltron: Legendary Defender||Won|||
|Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series||Voltron: Legendary Defender||Nominated|||
|BTVA People's Choice Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series||Voltron: Legendary Defender||Won|||
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