Christy Carlson Romano
|Christy Carlson Romano|
Romano in 2009
|Born||Christy Michelle Romano
March 20, 1984
Milford, Connecticut, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Brendan Rooney (m. 2013)|
Christy Carlson Romano (born Christy Michelle Romano, March 20, 1984) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role Ren Stevens in the sitcom Even Stevens and as the voice of the title character Kim Possible in the animated series Kim Possible. She also was the voice of Yuffie Kisaragi in Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy VII Advent Children.
Romano began her career at six years old when she was cast in several national tours of Broadway shows, including Annie, The Will Rogers Follies with Keith Carradine, and The Sound of Music with Marie Osmond. She made her first feature film appearance in 1996 as a singing "Chiquita Banana" in Woody Allen's Everyone Says I Love You. She also appeared in Henry Fool (1997), and Looking for an Echo (2000).
Romano made her Broadway debut in 1998 in the musical Parade by Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown as Mary Phagan. In 2002, Romano became the first person to act in three Disney Channel projects simultaneously, supplementing her work on Even Stevens with a starring role in Cadet Kelly, alongside Hilary Duff, and voice acting as the title character in Kim Possible. She was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for her work on Kim Possible. The show inspired an adventure scavenger hunt activity at Disney's Epcot which ran for over five years, as well as two Disney Channel movies Kim Possible: So the Drama and Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time. She voiced Yuffie Kisaragi in the English version of the movie Final Fantasy VII Advent Children, as well as in the Disney/Square game Kingdom Hearts.
Throughout her teens and twenties, Romano starred in movies for 'ABC Family and Disney Channel, including Campus Confidential, Taking Five, The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold, and The Cutting Edge: Chasing the Dream. Various other appearances include MTV's Kaya, CBS's Joan of Arcadia, The WB's Summerland, and TNT's Hawthorne.
In February 2004, Romano began a 31-week run as Belle in Disney's Beauty and the Beast on Broadway. In September 2008, she joined the Broadway company of Avenue Q as Kate Monster for several weeks.
Romano penned a novel, Grace's Turn, for Disney literary subsidiary Hyperion, which received accolades by the New York Public Library (NYPL) as the 2007 Teenage Book of the Year. In 2012, she directed a music video for Steph Gold's "THE SUN" which was accepted into the Los Angeles Shorts Fest 2012.
While working at Disney, Romano recorded songs as part of soundtracks for Kim Possible and other Disney projects. She first sang on the Disney Channel on a musical episode of Even Stevens which led to more singing on the series and with Disney in general. In 2004, Walt Disney Records released Romano's debut album Greatest Disney TV & Film Hits. After her Broadway run of Beauty and the Beast Romano signed a record deal with Jason Flom at Atlantic Records. Flom was fired before Romano released her first album and Romano's deal wasn't honored. She continued to write music with Kara DioGuardi and The Matrix and placed her songs in several movies.
Romano and producer Brendan Rooney met in February 2011 while studying at Barnard College. They became engaged nine months later, and married on December 31, 2013 at the Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta.
|1996||Many Trials of Tammy B, TheThe Many Trials of Tammy B||Dani||TV film|
|1996||Everyone Says I Love You||Trick-or-Treat Child|
|1997||Henry Fool||Pearl - Age 14|
|2000||Looking for an Echo||Tina Pirelli|
|2001||B.S.||Andy Brenner||TV film|
|2002||Cadet Kelly||Cadet Captain Jennifer Stone|
|2002||Dinosaur Island||Proud Mother (voice)||Video|
|2002||Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time||Kim Possible (voice)||TV film|
|2003||Archies in Jugman, TheThe Archies in Jugman||Mrs. Weatherbee (voice)||Video|
|2003||Even Stevens Movie, TheThe Even Stevens Movie||Ren Stevens||TV film|
|2005||Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children||Yuffie Kisaragi (voice)|
|2005||Kim Possible: So the Drama||Kim Possible (voice)||TV film|
|2005||Campus Confidential||Violet||TV film|
|2006||Casper's Scare School||Mantha (voice)||TV film|
|2006||The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold||Jackie Dorsey||Video|
|2008||The Cutting Edge: Chasing the Dream||Jackie Dorsey||Video|
|2010||Legend of Secret Pass, TheThe Legend of Secret Pass||Nica (voice)|
|2010||Movin' In||Ann Beck|
|2010||Mirrors 2||Jenna McCarty||Video|
|2014||Bear with Us||Quincy Adams||filming|
Television series and video games
|1999||Guiding Light||Erica||TV series|
|2000–2003||Even Stevens||Renee "Ren" Stevens||Main Role (65 episodes)|
|2002||Kingdom Hearts||Yuffie Kisaragi (voice)||Video game|
|2002||Kim Possible: Revenge of Monkey Fist||Kim Possible (voice)||Video game|
|2002-2007||Kim Possible||Kimberly Ann "Kim" Possible (voice)||Lead Role (86 episodes)|
|2004||Joan of Arcadia||Officious Hall Monitor God||Episode: "The Book of Questions"|
|2004||Kim Possible: The Villain Files||Kim Possible||Video|
|2005||Summerland||Gigi||Episode: "Where There's a Will There's a Wave"|
|2005||Lilo & Stitch: The Series||Kim Possible (voice)||Episode: "Rufus: Experiment #607"|
|2005||Family Guy||Quagmire's One-Night-Stand (voice)||Episode: "I Take Thee, Quagmire"|
|2009||Hawthorne||Alex||Episode: "Night Moves"|
|2010||Penguins of Madagascar, TheThe Penguins of Madagascar||Little Girl #1 / Lunacorn (voice)||Episode: "Hello, Dollface/Huffin and Puffin"|
|2004||Beauty and the Beast||Belle||Broadway|
|2008||Avenue Q||Kate Monster / Lucy the Slut||Broadway|
|2012||MyMusic||Herself/Satan (1 episode)|
Shared Songs (in order of when released):
|Song||Months/Year the song appeared|
|"Simple"||November 2005 - February 2006|
|"Headphones On"||November 2005 - January/February 2006|
|"We'll Awaken"||March 2006 - June 2006 (following The Cutting Edge 2 TV premiere)|
|"Wrong"||March 2006-Originally titled "Hope" later retitled to "Wrong"- October 2007|
|"Closer to Closure"||March 2006 - June 2006|
|"Junky Love"||June 2006 - September 2006 and October 2007 - May 2009|
|"Just a Song"||June 2006 - September 2006|
|"She Waits"||September 2006|
|"A Boy Like You"||September 2006 - November 2006|
|"Changed"||September 2006 - November 2006|
|"No Such Thing"||September 2006 - October 2007|
|"Running Away"||September 2006 - November 2006|
|"Even a Hero"||November 2006 - October 2007|
|"Friday Night (cover of The Click Five)"||March 2007|
|"Rewind"||October 2007 - May 2009|
|"Celebrity"||October 2007- May 2009|
|"Point of View"||January 2009 - May 2009|
|1996||"Chiquita Banana"||Everyone Says I Love You|
|1998||Various Songs on the original cast recording||Parade|
|2004||"Anyone But Me"||Zenon Z3 Soundtrack|
|2004||"Toy Town"||Radio Disney Jingle Jams|
|2006||"We'll Awaken"||The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold|
|2006||"Let's Bounce"||The Princess Diaries 2|
|2007||"Friday Night"||Taking Five|
|"No Such Thing"||Taking Five|
|"Best Time of the Year"||Disney Channel Holiday|
|2008||"Catch Me If You Can"||The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream|
|2010||"Let's Go Boogie Tonight"||Movin' In'|
Awards and nominations
|2001||Won||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Leading Young Actress||Even Stevens|
|2002||Won||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Leading Young Actress||Even Stevens|
|2004||Nominated||Young Artist Award||Best Young Adult Performer in a Teenage Role||The Even Stevens Movie|
|2005||Nominated||Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program||Kim Possible|
- "officialchristycarlsonromano". Retrieved 8 August 2015.
- Christy Carlson Romano profile
- Gans, Andrew (2008-09-29). "Avenue Q Welcomes Beauty's Romano September 29". Playbill.com. Retrieved 2008-09-29.
- "Romano Will Join Scolari in Off-Broadway's White's Lies"
- "White's Lies Delays Off-Broadway Previews to April"
- Chiu, Melody (December 31, 2013). "Even Stevens's Christy Romano Is Married". People. Retrieved January 4, 2014.
- Blumm, K.C. (January 3, 2014). "Christy Romano's Romantic Winter Wedding: See the Gorgeous Portrait". People. Retrieved January 4, 2014.
- Everyone Says I Love You (1996) - Soundtracks
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