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Alyson Stoner

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Alyson Stoner
Alyson Stoner 2.jpg
Stoner on August 12, 2008
Born Alyson Rae Stoner
(1993-08-11) August 11, 1993 (age 23)
Toledo, Ohio
Occupation Actress, singer-songwriter, choreographer, voice actress, singer, dancer, model
Years active 2001–present
Television Mike's Super Short Show
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
Phineas and Ferb

Alyson Rae Stoner (born August 11, 1993)[1] 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).

Early life[edit]

Stoner was born in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of LuAnne Hodges (née Adams), a former executive secretary at Owens-Illinois, and Charlie Stoner.[2] 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.

Career[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5][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.[5] 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. 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. She voiced the character Opal in seasons three and four of The Legend of Korra.[6]

Other ventures[edit]

Dancing[edit]

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.[7][8] Within the first week, it received more than 12 million views.[7]

Publishing[edit]

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".[9] It was directed by Kevin Schmidt, her co-star from Cheaper by the Dozen.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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
2007 Holly Hobbie and Friends: Secret Adventures
2007 Holly Hobbie and Friends: Best Friends Forever
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 Hoovey Jen Elliott
2015 The A-List Lacey Parish
2015 Summer Forever Liv
2015 Huevos: Little Rooster's Egg-cellent Adventure Sweet Pea (voice)
2016 Kadence Marissa Clemment Short film
2016 Mr. Invincible Talullah

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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 Television film
2010 House Della Episode: "Selfish"
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"

Web[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Ghost Town[10] Bella Main role; web series
2016 Roommates Alyson Episode: "Five Guys and Five Girls"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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)

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

List of albums
Title Album details
Beat the System[11]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Flying Forward"[12] 2010 N/A
"Make History"[13]
"Dragon (That's What You Wanted)"[14] 2013
"Pretty Girls"[15] 2015
"Woman"[16] 2016
"Back to Church" 2016
"The Boy is Mine" 2016

Featured singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[17]
CAN
[17]
UK
[18]
"We Rock"
(among Cast of Camp Rock)
2008 33 70 97 Camp Rock
"Without You"[19]
(Tyler Ward featuring Alyson Stoner)
2014 N/A
"Give Me Strength"[20]
(Brock Baker featuring Alyson Stoner)
2015
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"It's On"[21]
(among Cast of Camp Rock)
2010 Camp Rock 2:
The Final Jam

Other appearances[edit]

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"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[edit]

Year Title Category Nominated Result Ref.
2004 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film: Young Actress age 10 or younger Cheaper by the Dozen Nominated [22]
Best Young Ensemble in a Feature Film Won
2006 Best Performance in a Feature Film: Young Ensemble Cast Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Nominated [23]
2007 Best Performance in a Feature Film: Supporting Young Actress Step Up Nominated [24]
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 [25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alyson Stoner Biography". tvguide.com. Retrieved October 12, 2009. 
  2. ^ Rhonda B. Sewell (April 6, 2003). "The wonder of the way she dances". Toledoblade.com. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Space Buddies". Disney Buddies. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 
  4. ^ "NEW 'STEP UP' SEQUEL GOING 3-D". ETonline.com. June 24, 2009. Archived from the original on August 18, 2010. Retrieved August 28, 2012. [dead link]
  5. ^ a b TheRealAlysonStoner. YouTube. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 
  6. ^ Criswell, Kristen (December 22, 2010). "NW Ohio native Alyson Stoner flexes 'girl power'". Toledo Free Press. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b Missy Elliott — Work It. YouTube. July 24, 2009. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 
  8. ^ YouTube. youtube.com. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b The Alyson Stoner Project MySpace
  10. ^ Hustvedt, Marc (February 24, 2009). "Ghost Town Finds Home With Dailymotion Kids". Tubefilter News. Archived from the original on February 28, 2009. Retrieved March 31, 2009. 
  11. ^ a b "Beat the System by Alyson Stoner". iTunes. May 30, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Alyson Stoner - Flying Forward — Single". Discogs. May 30, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Alyson Stoner — Make History - Single". Discogs. May 30, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Alyson Stoner - Dragon (That's What You Wanted) - Single". Discogs. May 30, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Alyson Stoner - Pretty Girls - Single". Discogs. May 30, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Alyson Stoner - Woman - Single". Discogs. May 30, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  17. ^ a b "We Rock". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 28, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Cast Of Camp Rock". UK Singles Chart. Chart Stats. Retrieved April 24, 2011. 
  19. ^ "Alyson Stoner - Without You". Discogs. May 30, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  20. ^ "Alyson Stoner - Give Me Strength". Discogs. May 30, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  21. ^ "It's On (From "Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam") – Single by Cast of Camp Rock 2". iTunes Store. Apple, Inc. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  22. ^ "25th Annual Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Awards. Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
  23. ^ "27th Annual Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Awards. Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
  24. ^ "28th Annual Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Awards. Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
  25. ^ "29th Annual Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Awards. Retrieved 2015-03-15. 

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