Jennifer Stone

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Jennifer Stone
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Stone attending "The 6th Annual Hollywood Style Awards" in Beverly Hills in October 2009
Born (1993-02-12) February 12, 1993 (age 23)
Arlington, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2003–present

Jennifer Stone (/ˈɛnɪfər ˈstn/ JEN-i-fər STOHN; born February 12, 1993[1][better source needed]) is an American actress. She is known for playing Harper Finkle on the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place, and the main character of Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars.

Early life[edit]

Stone was born in Arlington, Texas. She began acting at the age of six in local theaters after seeing her older brother rehearse for musicals at a local theater, after their parents threatened to punish him for staying inside too often. While doing theatre, Stone would attend nursing homes to put on musical revues for senior citizens. At around age nine, Stone's mother began to bring her to auditions.

Career[edit]

Stone was first cast as Martha in Secondhand Lions, for which she received a Young Artist Award nomination.[2] She recalls only having recognized Michael Caine from Miss Congeniality while on the set of Secondhand Lions. Stone also received a Young Artist Award nomination for her guest appearance on House, M.D.[3] She guest appeared on Line of Fire and Without a Trace.[4] She starred in a Disney Channel pilot which also starred Vanessa Hudgens and Moises Arias, but it was cancelled before ever airing. In February 2007, she was called back by Disney to be a part of the main cast of Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place. Stone initially auditioned for the role of Alex Russo, but it was requested by the director that she read for the part of Harper, which she eventually ended up playing. She had a tutor while on set, and has claimed that the cast of Wizards of Waverly Place is "like a second family" to her. Stone also wrote an advice column for Tiger Beat Magazine, where she answered questions asked by teenagers.

In 2009, she had a voice role in the Disney Channel Original Movie Dadnapped. She also lent her voice to Phineas and Ferb as the voice of Amanda, Candace's daughter in the future in 2 episodes. In 2010, she played Harriet in the film Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars, based on the book of the same title by Louise Fitzhugh, which she later admitted she had not read before starring in the film. She later starred in the film Nothing Left to Fear and the television film High School Possession.

Personal life[edit]

As of 2013, Stone is attending community college courses during her spare time in order to get an associate's degree in forensic pathology.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Secondhand Lions Martha
2011 Fresh Studio Maddie Rogers
2013 Nothing Left to Fear Mary
2014 High School Possession Chloe Mitchell
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Line of Fire Lily O'Donnell Episode: "Mother and Child Reunion"
2005 House Jessica Simms Episode: "Heavy"
2005 Without a Trace Brittany Episode: "The Innocents"
2007–2012 Wizards of Waverly Place Harper Finkle Main role, 91 episodes
2009 Dadnapped Debbie Television film
2009 Phineas and Ferb Amanda/Additional Voices Voice role; 2 episodes
2009 Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie Harper Finkle Television film
2010 Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars Harriet M. Welsch Television film
2011 Mean Girls 2 Abby Hanover Television film
2011–2012 Generator Rex Beverly Holiday Voice role; 2 episodes
2012 Pair of Kings Priscilla Episode: "Make Dirt, Not War"
2013–2014 Deadtime Stories Babysitter Main role, 11 episodes
2013 Body of Proof Hannah Episode: "Lost Souls"
2013 The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex Harper Finkle Television film

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Refs
2004 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Actress Age Ten or Younger Secondhand Lions Nominated
2006 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Television Series (Comedy or Drama)
– Guest Starring Young Actress
House, M.D. Nominated
2008 Young Artist Award Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series
(with Selena Gomez, David Henrie and Jake T. Austin)
Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated
2012 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Sidekick Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jennifer Stone's official fansite. Accessed June 12, 2009.
  2. ^ 25th Annual Young Artist Awards. YoungArtistAwards.org. Accessed November 11, 2008.
  3. ^ 27th Annual Young Artist Awards. YoungArtistAwards.org. Accessed November 11, 2008.
  4. ^ Laracy, Noah (April 1, 2010). "Jennifer Stone: A Back Stage Exclusive". Backstage. Retrieved June 17, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Kids Choice Awards 2012 - Nominees - KCA 2012". Nick.com. Archived from the original on February 20, 2012. Retrieved March 31, 2012. 

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