Meaghan Martin

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Meaghan Martin
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Martin at the Hannah Montana: The Movie premiere in April 2009
Born Meaghan Jette Martin
(1992-02-17) February 17, 1992 (age 26)
Fallon, Nevada, U.S.
Alma mater London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2007–present
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Spouse(s)
Oli Higginson (m. 2016)

Meaghan Jette Martin (/ˈmɡən/; born February 17, 1992)[1] is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Tess Tyler in the Disney Channel television film, Camp Rock and its sequel. Martin starred in the ABC Family television series, 10 Things I Hate About You as Bianca Stratford. Martin is also known for lending her voice for Naminé in the video game series Kingdom Hearts as well as voicing and motion capturing Jessica from the video game Until Dawn.

Early life[edit]

Martin was born in Fallon, Nevada and has two brothers and one sister. She started modeling at age five.[1] Martin also appeared in several community theater productions in Las Vegas such as Peter Pan and performed for her Showteam and later made her professional theater debut in a Los Angeles production of 13.[1][2] She appeared in several television commercials such as for Cabbage Patch Kids and Barbie.[1]

Acting[edit]

Martin started her acting career in 2007, such as the television programs Nickelodeon’s Just Jordan and CBS’s Close to Home, as well as a guest stint in the Disney Channel series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. Martin eventually cast as the lead antagonist Tess Tyler in the Disney Channel original movie, Camp Rock, starring Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers. Martin was selected by TV Guide in 2008, as one of the "13 Hottest Young Stars to Watch".[3] She was the online host for the 2008 Disney Channel Games.

Martin voiced the character Naminé in all subsequent releases in Kingdom Hearts series, replacing Brittany Snow, who did not return to the series. Martin starred in the ABC Family sitcom 10 Things I Hate About You as Bianca (originated by Larisa Oleynik in the film version). She also had the role of Megan Kennedy in the independent film Dear Lemon Lima. Martin returned to reprise her role as Tess Tyler in Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, premiered on September 3, 2010 on Disney Channel. In 2011, Martin played the main character Jo in the television film Mean Girls 2, the sequel of the 2004 film Mean Girls. Martin also played the role of Aubrey in the film Sironia.

On June 16, 2011, Martin appeared for one night in Super Summer Theatre's live production of "Annie" at Spring Mountain Ranch in Las Vegas, Nevada in the role of Star-To-Be. Martin is also starring in the web series Wendy as the title character alongside Tyler Blackburn. Wendy is a dark twist on 'Peter Pan'. The series premiered on macys.com on September 15, 2011. In 2013, Martin appeared in the film adaptation Geography Club as Trish, while she appeared in the thriller The Good Mother was aired on Lifetime Channel and casted as Julie #2 in MTV's Awkward, replacing Sophie Tilson. Martin voiced the character of Jessica in the PlayStation 4 exclusive Until Dawn.

Martin trained as an actor in London, England. She completed her Masters in Classical Acting in September 2016 at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).[citation needed]

Music[edit]

Martin recorded two songs in Camp Rock, "Too Cool" and "2 Stars". Martin sang a version of "When You Wish Upon a Star" for the 2009 re-release of Disney's Pinocchio, as well as appearing in the related music video. The song debuted at number fifty-two on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs chart, becoming her first and only chart single. It has since peaked at number thirty-seven.

Martin also recorded a version of the Olivia Newton-John song "Magic" for the Wizards of Waverly Place soundtrack. Martin has partnered with Build-A-Bear Workshop for their "Love.Hugs.Peace" movement. For the ad campaign, Martin recorded a special version of "Let's Talk About Love". Martin also recorded two songs in Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, "Tear it Down" and "Walkin in My Shoes", alongside the Camp Rock co-star Matthew "Mdot" Finley. Martin also appear on the collaborative song "It's On", which features the co-stars of the film. All songs appear in the soundtrack of the film.

Martin appeared in the music video "Remember December" by Demi Lovato. Martin did not join the Jonas Brothers Live in Concert tour, with Demi Lovato and the cast of Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, because she was filming Mean Girls 2.

Personal life[edit]

Martin became engaged to British actor Oli Higginson in May 2016.[4] They were married on September 24, 2016 in London, UK.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Just Jordan Ashley Episode: "Home Alone in the Diner"
2007 Close to Home Candy Episode: "Fall from Grace"
2007 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Stacey Episode: "Sleepover Suite"
2008 Camp Rock Tess Tyler Television film
2008 Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream Herself Episode: "Hello Hollywood"
2008 House Sarah Episode: "Joy to the World"
2008 Holly and Hal Moose: Our Uplifting Christmas Adventure Easton (voice)
2009–2010 10 Things I Hate About You Bianca Stratford Main role, 20 episodes
2010 Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam Tess Tyler Television film
2011 Mean Girls 2 Johanna "Jo" Mitchell Television film
2012 Wedding Band Jenna Episode: "I Love College"
2013 The Good Mother Melanie Television film
2013 The Coppertop Flop Show Herself Episode: "Calum's Splishy Splashy Land"
2013–2015 Awkward Julie #2 Recurring role, 11 episodes
2014 Melissa & Joey Jordan 2 episodes
2015 Jessie Delphina / Kim Episode: "Rossed at Sea, Part 1"

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Dear Lemon Lima Megan Kennedy
2010 Privileged Middle School Girl
2011 Sironia Aubrey
2013 Geography Club Trish
2014 Senior Project Natalia Bell
2014 Time Does Not Pass Girl Short film
2015 Safelight Sharon
TBA Journey Samantha

Web[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Wendy Wendy 6 episodes

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories Naminé Voice
2009 Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Naminé Voice
2010 Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Naminé Voice
2011 Kingdom Hearts Re:coded Naminé Voice
2013 Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix Naminé Voice (Re: Chain of Memories archive footage) (358/2 Days HD cutscenes archive and new footage)
2014 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Naminé Voice (II Final Mix HD cutscene new footage) (Re:coded HD cutscenes archive and new footage)
2015 Until Dawn Jessica Voice and motion capture performance

Discography[edit]

Year Title Notes
2010 "Walkin' In My Shoes" with Matthew "Mdot" Finley Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
"Tear It Down" with Matthew "Mdot" Finley
"It's On" (with the cast of Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam)

Other appearances[edit]

Song Year Other(s) artist(s) Album
"Too Cool" 2008 N/A Camp Rock
"2 Stars"
"Our Time Is Here" Demi Lovato and Aaryn Doyle
"Magic" 2009 N/A Wizards of Waverly Place
"Walkin' In My Shoes" 2010 Matthew "Mdot" Finley Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
"Tear It Down"

Music videos[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Year Title Director Ref.
2009 "When You Wish Upon a Star" Brandon Dickerson [6]
2009 "Let's Talk About Love" None [7]

Guest appearances[edit]

List of guest appearances on music videos
Year Title Artist Director Ref.
2008 "Start the Party" Jordan Francis Eric Covert [8]
2009 "I Want You to Want Me" (10 Things I Hate About You cast version) KSM None [9]
2009 "Remember December" Demi Lovato Tim Wheeler [10]
2010 "It's On" Cast of Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam Brandon Dickerson [11]
2011 "Save Me" Golden State featuring Tyler Blackburn None [12]
2012 "Bad for You" Midnight Mirage John W. MacDonald [13]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2010 Young Artist Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Comedy or Drama) 10 Things I Hate About You Nominated
2013 L.A. Outfest Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Geography Club Nominated
2008 Family Television Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Movie Camp Rock Won
2014 Family Television Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Movie The Good Mother Won
2010 Popcorn Film Festival Audience Award (Best TV Actress) 10 Things I Hate About You Won
2010 Popcorn Film Festival Female Newcomer Nominated
2008 Popcorn Film Festival Audience Award (Best TV Movie Actress) Camp Rock Won
2009 Young Hollywood Awards Standout Performance Dear Lemon Lima Nominated
2014 Young Hollywood Awards Fan favorite Actress Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Meaghan Jette Martin official site, "Biography". Accessed 22 June 2009.
  2. ^ Disney Channel, undated. "Camp Rock – Meaghan Jette Martin. Accessed 9 October 2008.
  3. ^ TVGuide.com reveals tomorrow's tween stars today, overlooks mini Clay Aiken Archived 2012-10-11 at the Wayback Machine. (July 2, 2008). MTV Buzzworthy. Accessed 2009-06-21.
  4. ^ Norton, Jessica (13 July 2016). "Which "Camp Rock" Star Is Engaged?". Awesomeness TV. Retrieved 22 January 2017. 
  5. ^ Pham, Grace. "Cannizaro House Wedding Photographer - Hotel du Vin Wimbledon". Grace Pham Photography. Retrieved 22 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Meaghan Martin - When You Wish Upon a Star". YouTube. Retrieved August 19, 2018. 
  7. ^ "Meghan Martin - Let's Talk About Love". YouTube. Retrieved August 19, 2018. 
  8. ^ "Jordan Francis - Start the Party". YouTube. Retrieved August 19, 2018. 
  9. ^ "KSM - I Want You to Want Me (10 Things I Hate About You Cast Video)". YouTube. Retrieved August 19, 2018. 
  10. ^ "Demi Lovato - Remember December". YouTube. Retrieved August 19, 2018. 
  11. ^ "Cast of Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam - It's On". YouTube. Retrieved August 19, 2018. 
  12. ^ "Golden State - Save Me featuring Tyler Blackburn". YouTube. Retrieved August 19, 2018. 
  13. ^ "Midnight Mirage - Bad for You". YouTube. Retrieved August 19, 2018. 

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