Kaycee Stroh

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Kaycee Stroh
KayCee Stroh.jpg
Stroh as the Grand Marshal at San Diego's 62nd Annual Mother Goose Parade, 2008
Born (1984-05-29) May 29, 1984 (age 31)
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Occupation Actress, dancer
Years active 2005–present
Spouse(s) Ben Higginson (m. 2009)
Children 2
Website http://www.kayceestroh.com/

Kaycee Stroh (born May 29, 1984) is an American actress, singer and dancer, best known for her role as Martha Cox in the hit Disney Channel Original Movies, High School Musical, High School Musical 2 and High School Musical 3: Senior Year. She was a contestant in the VH1 reality show Celebrity Fit Club.


Stroh appeared in High School Musical, High School Musical 2 and High School Musical 3 as smart girl Martha Cox, who secretly loved to "pop & lock & jam & break". A professional dance instructor at the Thompson Lane Entertainment Center, her role in the franchise materialized when she took her students to the auditions herself.[1] Along with her fellow cast for the movie, she appeared at the Teen Choice Awards to accept an honorary award charting the film's instant success[2] and at the American Music Awards of 2007 accepting the award for Favorite Album. Stroh also serves as co-host for the dance-along version of High School Musical 2.[3]

She also had a recurring role (2 episodes) in the Disney Channel Original Series, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody as Leslie, a girl who played on the same volleyball team as main characters of the show, London and Maddie.[4]

She has also been a guest editor for Tiger Beat magazine.[5]

Stroh was also a member of the supporting cast in a direct-to-DVD musical story from Liken the Scriptures called Ammon and King Lamoni.[6]

She has worked on occasion as a spokesperson and plus size model for the online retailer Torrid.[7]

Stroh reprised her role as Martha Cox in High School Musical 3: Senior Year, released on October 24, 2008.

She was a contestant on Season 7 of Celebrity Fit Club.

Personal life[edit]

Stroh was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, the daughter of Cindy and Bruce Stroh.[8] She has two older sisters, both of whom were dancers.[9]

In an interview with People, Stroh discussed her obesity and heavy weight gain and being bed-ridden for three months due to a blood clot in her calf after knee surgery.[10] As well as her television roles, Stroh is also an advocate for Make-A-Wish Foundation, United Cerebral Palsy[11] and Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation.[12]

Stroh married Ben Higginson on January 9, 2009 in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Monique Coleman, Olesya Rulin, Chris Warren Jr., Ryne Sanborn and Kenny Ortega all attended the ring ceremony and reception. They have two children, daughters Zetta Lee (born May 8, 2013)[13] and Lettie Louise (born October 15, 2015).[14]


Film, television, and videos
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Ammon and King Lamoni Dancer Direct-to-Video Film
2006 High School Musical Martha Cox Disney Channel Original Movie
2006–2008 Suite Life of Zack & Cody, TheThe Suite Life of Zack & Cody Leslie 2 episodes
2007 High School Musical 2 Martha Cox Disney Channel Original Movie
2008 High School Musical 3: Senior Year Martha Cox Movie
2008 Mother Goose Parade Honorary Grand Marshal TV Movie
2009 Hannah Montana: The Movie Herself (non-speaking cameo) Movie
2010 Celebrity Fit Club Herself 5 episodes
2010 Lady Gaga's Telephone feat. Beyoncé. Female Inmate Music Video
2010 The League Cathy 1 episode
2011 Shapetown, USA Liz Smelton Actress for 4 episodes
Associate Producer for 5 episodes
2017 Holly, Jingles and Clyde 3D Tara Movie



Year Album
2006 High School Musical OST
2007 High School Musical 2 OST
2008 DisneyMania 6
2008 Princess DisneyMania
2008 High School Musical 3: Senior Year OST


Year Title Album Hot 100
Chart Peak
Pop 100
Chart Peak
2006 "Stick to the Status Quo"
(credited as High School Musical Cast)
High School Musical OST 43[15] 37[16]
2007 "Work This Out"
(credited as High School Musical 2 Cast)
High School Musical 2 OST 110[17] 73[18] 78[19]


  1. ^ Profile at Disney Channel MediaNet
  2. ^ "High School Musical 2" to receive Teen Choice Award, Orlando Sentinel, August 23, 2007
  3. ^ "Zac & Vanessa to Lead Their Own High School Dance-Off", People, August 24, 2007
  4. ^ "A totally “Suite” afternoon", Tiger Beat, June 21, 2007
  5. ^ "Ready for HSM 2 secrets?", Tiger Beat, July 25, 2007
  6. ^ Profile at New Talent Management
  7. ^ Interview with Starry Constellation Magazine
  8. ^ KayCee Stroh Biography
  9. ^ "Dancing with Kaycee Stroh", Scholastic.com, August 22, 2007
  10. ^ "How a High School Musical 2 Star Lost 30 Lbs." (video), People
  11. ^ Profile at the United Cerebral Palsy Research and Educational Foundation
  12. ^ StarPower Ambassadors – Starlight Starbright
  13. ^ Johnsom, Zach (May 9, 2013). "KayCee Stroh Baby Girl Zetta Lee: High School Musical Star Gives Birth". US. Retrieved May 9, 2013. 
  14. ^ Webber, Stephanie (October 16, 2015). "KayCee Stroh Gives Birth: High School Musical Alum Welcomes Second Child: Pics". US Magazine. Retrieved October 16, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Stick to the Status Quo" Chart Listing For The Week Of February 18, 2006, Billboard 200
  16. ^ "Stick to the Status Quo" Chart Listing For The Week Of March 4, 2006, Billboard 200
  17. ^ "Work This Out" Chart Listing For The Week Of September 8, 2007, Billboard 200
  18. ^ "Work This Out" Chart Listing For The Week Of September 8, 2007, Billboard 200
  19. ^ The Official UK Charts Company : TOP 100 SINGLES CHART

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