Lalaine

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Lalaine
Born Lalaine Vergara-Paras
(1987-06-03) June 3, 1987 (age 30)
Burbank, California, US
Nationality American
Occupation Actress, singer-songwriter, writer
Years active 1999–present
Website https://instagram.com/thelalaine

Lalaine Vergara-Paras (born June 3, 1987),[1] is an American actress, singer-songwriter and writer of Filipino descent. She is best known for her roles as Kate in Annie, Miranda Sanchez in Lizzie McGuire, and Abby Ramirez in You Wish. She has been pursuing a music career as a child, appearing in a Broadway production of Les Miserables when she was nine years old, and signing to Warner Bros Records after Lizzie McGuire and You Wish ended.[2]. She was also a member of the band Vanity Theft from 2010 to 2011.

Early life[edit]

Lalaine Vergara-Paras was born in Burbank, California to Filipino parents; her mother, Lilia Vergara Paras is originally from Batangas, and her father from Pampanga. She has three older siblings; Marian, Francisco and Cristina. She spent most of her early years in Burbank and Sherman Oaks, CA, then joined the Broadway National Touring cast of Les Misérables as Little Cosette. After the tour Lalaine and her mother resided in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Career[edit]

Acting career[edit]

Lalaine is normally credited by her first name only.[3] She is commonly known for playing Lizzie's best friend, Miranda on Disney Channel's Lizzie McGuire, alongside Hilary Duff. She reprised this role on the pilot of a spin-off series What's Stevie Thinking? about Miranda's younger sister, but this did not air in 2005 as originally expected and was scrapped.

Lalaine's acting career began when she was cast in the Broadway production of Les Misérables in the roles of Young Cosette and Eponine.[3]

She also played orphan "Kate" in the Wonderful World of Disney ABC-TV version of the movie Annie. She starred alongside A.J. Trauth and Spencer Breslin in the Disney Channel original film You Wish! as Abby. Lalaine portrayed "Chloe", a young Slayer-In-Training who commits suicide, on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

In 2009, she appeared in the film Royal Kill along with Eric Roberts and Pat Morita. In 2010, Lalaine also appeared in Easy A starred by Emma Stone in a small role as a gossiping girl.

In late July 2011, Lalaine was featured in a Shane Dawson video titled "Urban Legendz"[4] She was also featured in another one of Shane's videos titled "Hot Chick or Cat Lady?".

In 2014, Lalaine starred in the movie One Night Alone. She will be playing the role as "Stacy". Lalaine and former "All That" star Lori Beth Denberg both co star in the new web series "Raymond and Lane".[5]

Lizzie McGuire[edit]

Lalaine auditioned for the part of Miranda Sanchez in the Situation Comedy even though they did not have a laugh track. She portrayed a person who out her three best friends who was self- conscious. Lalaine received $80,000 an episode and her co- star Hilary Duff reportedly got $90,000 an episode and Adam Lamberg their other co- star got approximately $75,000 an episode.

Lalaine told Seventeen Magazine "We were friends and we still are friends but we are not best friends like who we portray on TV."

Lalaine left "Lizzie McGuire" to work on other projects.[6] Lalaine declined to reprise her role as Miranda in "The Lizzie McGuire Movie" in an effort to focus on music.[7]

Music career[edit]

In 2003, Lalaine released her independent album, Inside Story. Lalaine wrote six songs on the album, including "Life Is Good", "Can't Stop", and "Save Myself". She worked with Radio Disney, performing her songs in Southern California, and went to Hawaii with Disney's Imagineers.

In 2005, she performed on the last episode of Nickelodeon's All That. The following year, she released a single, "I'm Not Your Girl" and remade the song "Cruella DeVil" for the album DisneyMania 3.

She played bass guitar in the band Vanity Theft from April 2010 to January 2011.[8][9][clarification needed]

In 2011, Lalaine sang on the song "Different" as part of the "Artists Against Hate".[10]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Promised Land Norma
2004 Debating Robert Lee Debator
2007 Her Best Move Tutti Distributed by Summertime Films
2009 Royal Kill Jan Released on DVD as "Ninja's Creed"
2010 Easy A Gossipy Girl Cameo[11]
TBA The Man with the Red Balloon Green Balloon / Balloonless Woman Short film
TBA One Night Alone Stacy

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Borderline Theresa Television film
1999 Annie Katherine "Kate" Television film
2003 You Wish! Abigail "Abby" Ramirez Disney Channel Original Movie
2001–04 Lizzie McGuire Miranda Sanchez Disney Channel Original Series; 59 episodes
2001–05 Express Yourself Herself Series of short segments shown on Disney Channel
2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Chloe/First Evil 3 episodes
2005 Disney 411 Herself 1 episodes
2005 All That Herself 1 episode (final episode)
2006 Flipside Herself/Host Lalaine's adventure in the Philippines
2007 What's Stevie Thinking? Miranda Sanchez Unsold television pilot

Web series[edit]

Year Show Role Notes
2008 ElisaVictoriaTV Herself 2 episodes
2009–13 Off The Clock Various characters 8 episodes
2011 Vanity Theft – VT Tour Diary Herself 7 episode
2011 ShaneDawsonTV Herself 2 episodes
2012 Dream Journal Lady Smoking 1 episode
2015 Raymond & Lane Lily [12]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Album Released
Inside Story 2003

EPs[edit]

EP Released
Haunted 2004

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album Chart positions
U.S. Hot U.S. Pop Hot Singles Sales
2003 "You Wish!" Inside Story
2005 "Cruella De Vil" DisneyMania 3
"I'm Not Your Girl" 21[citation needed]

Other Songs[edit]

  • If You Wanna Rock- Pixel Perfect
  • Did You Hear About Us?- B-side of "I'm Not Your Girl"

Leaked Songs[edit]

  • Real Life
  • No More
  • Doing Just Fine
  • More Than Words Can Say
  • My Jam
  • Always Too Good To Be True
  • This Wont Hurt A Bit
  • Hide

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Role Result
2000 Young Artist Award Young Artist Award For Best Performance in a Feature Film or TV Movie – Young Ensemble Kate in Annie Nominated
2002 Young Artist Award Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) Miranda Sanchez in Lizzie McGuire Nominated
Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series – Supporting Young Actress Won
2003 Imagen Award Best Supporting Actress in Television Miranda Sanchez in Lizzie McGuire Nominated
Young Artist Award Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) Miranda Sanchez in Lizzie McGuire Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IMDB Details". IMDB. Retrieved 2007-09-12. 
  2. ^ "Lalaine on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-06-21. 
  3. ^ a b "Lalaine Paras" August 14, 2007, Buddy Tv
  4. ^ Urban Legendz! on YouTube
  5. ^ Miss Seeing Lori Beth Denberg & Lizzie McGuire's Lalaine? Your Favorite '90s/00s Actresses Make A Return To The Screen In This HIGHlarious Raymond & Lane Series!
  6. ^ Here's What Lalaine From 'Lizzie McGuire' Has Been Up To Since The Show Ended
  7. ^ Then + Now: The Cast of ‘Lizzie McGuire’
  8. ^ "Life After: Lizzie McGuire". YTN – Youth Television News. January 11, 2011. Retrieved January 11, 2011.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  9. ^ "Welcome Lalaine!!" – Vanitytheft web site
  10. ^ video on YouTube
  11. ^ "Easy A production credits". NYTimes.com. October 11, 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-11. [dead link]
  12. ^ http://www.RaymondandLane.com

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