Chelsea Kane

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Chelsea Kane
Chelsea Kane (Headshot).jpg
Kane at the World of Color premiere at the Disney California Adventure Park in June 2010
Born Chelsea Kane Staub
(1988-09-15) September 15, 1988 (age 29)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Other names Chelsea Staub
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2001–present

Chelsea Kane Staub (born September 15, 1988[1]), known professionally as Chelsea Kane since early 2011,[2] is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role as Stella Malone in the Disney Channel sitcom television series Jonas and the role of Riley Perrin in the Freeform sitcom, Baby Daddy.

Early life[edit]

Chelsea Kane Staub was born in Phoenix, Arizona on September 15, 1988.[3] Kane is the only child of John and Becky Staub.[1] She worked at Valley Youth Theatre.[4]


Kane made her professional acting debut in the 2001 short film entitled Failure of Pamela Salt. She went on to guest star in the television series Cracking Up, Listen Up!, the pilot episode of Summerland and the 2004 direct-to-video film Arizona Summer.

In 2007, Kane starred in her first theatrical film role as Meredith Baxter Dimly, in the film Bratz, playing the film's antagonist. She also performed two of the songs on the film's soundtrack.

In 2008, she starred in the original movie, Minutemen, as Stephanie Jameson. She also appeared in one episode of Wizards of Waverly Place (the episode, "The Supernatural") and she starred in the Disney Channel original film Starstruck (2010). She played the role of Stella Malone, the stylist and long time best friend of the band J.O.N.A.S., in the Disney Channel series Jonas The series aired from 2009 to 2010. From 2010 to 2014, Kane co-starred in the Disney Channel animated series Fish Hooks voicing the role of Bea Goldfishberg.

In 2010, Kane filmed a web series called "The Homes" written and directed by John Cabrera. The series premiered on January 27, 2011 on[5] Kane was one of the celebrity contestants in season 12 on the American ballroom competition Dancing with the Stars. Her professional partner was Mark Ballas, a two-time champion of the series. She made it to the season finale, but finished in third place behind Hines Ward and Kirstie Alley.[6]

In 2012, Kane joined the cast of the final season of The CW's One Tree Hill in a recurring role. She played a character named Tara,[7] who is a love interest for Kane's real life ex-boyfriend Stephen Colletti's character, Chase. Since 2012, Kane has co-starred as Riley Perrin in the ABC Family sitcom Baby Daddy until the end of its run in 2017.



Year Title Role Notes
2004 Arizona Summer Carol Direct-to-video film
2007 Bratz Meredith Baxter Dimly First theatrical role
2008 Minutemen Stephanie Jameson Disney Channel original film
2010 Starstruck Alexis Bender Disney Channel original film
2013 Lovestruck: The Musical Young Harper Hutton/Debbie Hayworth ABC Family original film
2014 Pop Fan Ava Pierce Main role; Lifetime original film


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Listen Up! Young girl Episode: "Grandmaster of the Wolfhunt"
2004 Summerland Sharon Pilot episode
2004 Cracking Up Nora Jones Episodes: "Grudge Match", "Learning Disability"
2008 Wizards of Waverly Place Kari Landsdorf Episode: "The Supernatural"
2008 Bill Engvall Show, TheThe Bill Engvall Show Erica Episode: "Pineblock Derby"
2008 Disney Channel Games Herself 5 episodes
2008 Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream Herself Episode: "Hello Hollywood"
2009–10 Jonas Stella Malone Main role; Disney Channel original series
2010–14 Fish Hooks Bea Goldfishberg (voice) Main role; Disney Channel original series
2011 Dancing with the Stars Herself/contestant Season 12; placed third
2011 So Random! Herself Episode: "Chelsea Kane and Hot Chelle Rae"
2011 The Homes Annie Holmes Main role; web series
2012 One Tree Hill Tara Richards Recurring role, 5 episodes
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Brooke Casidy Episode: "Trends with Benefits"
2012–2017 Baby Daddy Riley Perrin Main role; ABC Family original series
2012 Drop Dead Diva Paige McBride Episode: "Jane's Getting Married"
2015 Rick and Morty Arthricia (voice) Episode: "Look Who's Purging Now"
2015 Regular Show Chrissy (voice) Episode: "Return of Party Horse"

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Notes
2009 "U Can't Touch This" Daniel Curtis Lee and Adam Hicks Cameo appearance
2009 "Chelsea" The Summer Set Herself
2011 "Hotwire" Mark Ballas Herself


Year Song Album
2007 "It's All About Me" (feat. Malese Jow and Anneliese van der Pol) Bratz: Motion Picture Soundtrack
2007 "Fabulous" Bratz: Motion Picture Soundtrack
2011 "When Everything Falls Back Down" (with Action Item) The Stronger The Love

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2009 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Breakout Star Female Jonas L.A. Nominated
2012 Teen Choice Awards Summer TV Star: Female Baby Daddy Nominated
2013 Teen Choice Awards Summer TV Star: Female Baby Daddy Nominated

Dancing with the Stars performances[edit]

Chelsea Kane's partner was Mark Ballas.

Week # Dance / Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot / "King of Anything" 7 7 7 No elimination
2 Jive / "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" 6 5 7 Safe
3 Cha-cha-cha/ "Chelsea" 7 8 8 Safe
4 Viennese Waltz/ "Hedwig's Theme" 9 8 9 Safe
5 Samba / "Party in the U.S.A." 9 8 9 Safe
6 Quickstep / "Walking on Sunshine" 10 9 9 Safe
7 Cha-cha-cha / "Born This Way"
Paso Doble / "Ghosts 'n' Stuff"
8 Waltz /"My Love"
Salsa / "Get Busy"
9 Argentine Tango / "Assassin's Tango"
Rumba / "Eyes on Fire"
Cha-cha-cha / "Just Dance"
10 Judge's Pick Samba / "Hip Hip Chin Chin"
Freestyle / "Latinos"
Viennese Waltz / "Hedwig's Theme"
Third place
  • In week 7, Donnie Burns was the guest judge and scored the dances.
  • On the finale, Chelsea Kane received third place despite tying for the top of the leaderboard, topping the leaderboard for 6 other dances throughout the season, and having the second highest average in the season.


  1. ^ a b Staub, Chelsea (July 21, 2008). "ChelseaStaubPersonal" (official youtube). YouTube. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
  2. ^ "Chelsea Kane (Staub) Explains Name Change". Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  3. ^ Lee, Michael J (November 20, 2007). "Chelsea Staub Interviews". Retrieved 2008-01-08. 
  4. ^ Cone Sexton, Connie (May 26, 2011). "Phoenix Valley Youth Theatre's 'Annie' finds dog stars". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 2011-06-06. 
  5. ^ Hale, Mike (March 25, 2011). "A-List Stars Invade Digital Auteurs' Space". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-06-06. 
  6. ^ Cohen, Sandy (May 25, 2011). "Hines Ward part of a string of 'Dancing' athletes". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2011-06-06. 
  7. ^ Bierly, Mandi. "Chelsea Kane to guest on 'One Tree Hill' - EXCLUSIVE | Inside TV |". Retrieved 2012-07-16. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas
Dancing with the Stars (US) third place contestant
Season 12 (Spring 2011 with Mark Ballas)
Succeeded by
Ricki Lake & Derek Hough