Stoner on August 12, 2008
|Born||Alyson Rae Stoner
August 11, 1993
|Occupation||Actress, singer-songwriter, choreographer, voice actress, singer, dancer, model|
|Television||Mike's Super Short Show
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
Phineas and Ferb
Alyson Rae Stoner (born August 11, 1993) is an American actress, singer-songwriter, choreographer, voice actress, singer, dancer and model. Stoner is best known for her roles in Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2005–2007) and the Step Up series (2006, 2010, 2014).
She has been a dancer for several artists, such as Missy Elliott, Eminem, Kumbia Kings, Outkast and Will Smith. Stoner is also known for hosting Disney Channel's Mike's Super Short Show (2001–07) and for voicing Isabella Garcia-Shapiro in Phineas and Ferb (2007–2015).
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 market, including The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, That's So Raven and Drake & Josh. She later worked for 4kids Entertainment and voiced Mrs. Hanson from Mew Mew Power.
In 2006, she had a small film role in Step Up as Camille, Channing Tatum's character's younger sister. She currently provides the voice of Isabella Garcia-Shapiro and Jenny (until Season 4) in the Disney Channel animated series Phineas and Ferb 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 in order to focus on transitioning her style of voice, from "kiddie-pop" into a more soulful pop vibe with a little alternative edge, so she can start working on her first studio album.[not in citation given] 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. In 2011, 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 how to do balance exercises. She also replaced Hayden Panettiere as the voice of Kairi in Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories and Xion in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. In 2013, Stoner announced on her website that she would be voicing the character Opal for The Legend of Korra.
After choreography training in Los Angeles, Stoner appeared as a background 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 back-up 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 JammXKids 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 recently 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 Elliot videos she had danced in when she was younger. Within the first week, it received more than 12 million views.
Stoner is 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.
|2003||Cheaper by the Dozen||Sarah Baker|
|2004||Garfield||Kid Rat 3 (voice)|
|2005||Cheaper by the Dozen 2||Sarah Baker|
|2006||Step Up||Camille Gage|
|2006||Holly Hobbie and Friends: Surprise Party||Holly Hobbie (voice)|
|2006||Holly Hobbie and Friends: Christmas Wishes||Holly Hobbie (voice)|
|2007||Holly Hobbie and Friends: Secret Adventures||Holly Hobbie (voice)|
|2007||Holly Hobbie and Friends: Best Friends Forever||Holly Hobbie (voice)|
|2007||Alice Upside Down||Alice McKinley|
|2009||The Alyson Stoner Project||Herself||Direct to video|
|2010||Kung Fu Magoo||Lorelei Tan Gu (voice)|
|2010||Step Up 3D||Camille Gage|
|2011||The Little Engine That Could||The Little Engine (voice)|
|2011||A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song||Back Up Dancer||Uncredited, direct to video|
|2013||Super Buddies||Strawberry (voice)|
|2014||Step Up: All In||Camille Gage|
|2015||The A-List||Lacey Parish|
|2015||Huevos: Little Rooster's Egg-cellent Adventure||Sweet Pea (voice)|
|2016||Kadence||Marissa Clemment||Short film|
|2001–07||Mike's Super Short Show||Sally||Main role (Season 1-3); Recurring role (Season 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)||Uncredited; Episode: "The Man Who Would Be Bat"|
|2004–06||Lilo & Stitch: The Series||Victoria (voice)||Recurring role|
|2005||That's So Raven||Allison "Ally" Parker||Episode: "Goin' Hollywood"|
|2005–07||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Max||Recurring role|
|2005||Mew Mew Power||Mrs. Hanson (voice)||Recurring role; (episode 17-persent) (replacing Amanda Brown)|
|2006||Joey||Kaley||Episode: "Joey and the Critic"|
|2006||All Grown Up!||Lisa (voice)||Episode: "Rachel, Rachel."|
|2006||W.I.T.C.H.||Lillian Hale (voice)||Recurring role|
|2007||Disney's Really Short Report||Herself||Episode: "Bridge to Terabithia"|
|2007–15||Phineas and Ferb||Isabella / Jenny (voice)||Main role (as Isabella); Recurring role (as Jenny)|
|2008||Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream||Herself||Episode: "Hello Hollywood"|
|2008||Camp Rock||Caitlyn Gellar||Television film|
|2010||Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam||Caitlyn Gellar||Television film|
|2011||Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension||Isabella Garcia-Shapiro (voice)||Television film|
|2011–13||Young Justice||Barbara Gordon, Bette Kane (voices)||6 episodes (as Barbara Gordon), Episode: "Homefront" (as Bette Kane)|
|2014||The Legend of Korra||Opal (voice)||Recurring role|
|2014||Major Crimes||Bug||Episode: "Jane Doe #38"|
|2014||Expecting Amish||Mary||Television film|
|2015||Sugarbabies||Katie Woods||Television film|
|2016||Hitting the Breaks||Gretchen McBride||Episode: "Home Alone on the Range"|
|2009||Ghost Town||Bella||Main role; web series|
|2016||Roommates||Alyson||Episode: "Five Guys and Five Girls"|
|2007||Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories||Kairi (voice)|
|2009||Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days||Xion (voice)|
|2011||Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension||Isabella / Receptionist (voice)|
|2013||Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix||Xion / Kairi (voice)|
|Beat the System|
|"Dragon (That's What You Wanted)"||2013|
|"Back to Church"||2016|
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
(among Cast of Camp Rock)
(Tyler Ward featuring Alyson Stoner)
|"Give Me Strength"
(Brock Baker featuring Alyson Stoner)
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.|
(among Cast of Camp Rock)
|2010||Camp Rock 2:
The Final Jam
|"Lost & Found"||2008||N/A||Alice Upside Down|
|"Free Spirit"||Bridgit Mendler|
|"Dancin' in the Moonlight"||2009||N/A||Space Buddies|
|"Fly Away Home"||Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure|
|"What I've Been Looking For"||2010||DisneyMania 7|
|"What We Came Here For"||Cast of Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam||Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam|
|"This Is Our Song"|
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||Won|
|2006||Best Performance in a Feature Film: Young Ensemble Cast||Cheaper by the Dozen 2||Nominated|||
|2007||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||Best Performance in a TV Series: Recurring Young Actress||Nominated|||
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