Martin at the Hannah Montana: The Movie premiere in April 2009
Meaghan Jette Hannah Martin
February 17, 1992
|Alma mater||London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art|
|Height||1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)|
Meaghan Jette Martin (//; born February 17, 1992) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her roles as Tess Tyler in the Disney Channel television films Camp Rock and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam and Jo Mitchell in Mean Girls 2. Martin starred in the ABC Family television series, 10 Things I Hate About You as Bianca Stratford. She has also had guest starring roles in House and Jessie, and played the recurring role of Julie #2 in multiple seasons of MTV's television series Awkward. 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. In 2019, Martin made her professional London stage debut in The Actor's Nightmare at the Park Theatre.
Martin was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and has two brothers and one sister. She started modelling at age five. 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 as Kendra in the Los Angeles production of 13 by Jason Robert Brown, directed by Todd Graff. She appeared in several television commercials such as for Cabbage Patch Kids and Barbie.
Martin started her acting career in 2007, in television programs such as 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 was 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". 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) and received rave reviews for her performance in the series. Mike Hale of The New York Times described Meaghan as "the high point of an excellent ensemble". She also played the role of Megan Kennedy in the independent film Dear Lemon Lima which received the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Woodstock Film Festival. 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 Mitchell in the television film Mean Girls 2, the sequel of the 2004 film Mean Girls. Martin also played the role of Aubrey in the feature 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, earning a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role at L.A. Outfest.Entertainment Tonight wrote "Every year sees the release of one film so culturally important it should be required viewing. This year, that film is Geography Club".
Later in 2013, she appeared in the thriller The Good Mother which aired on Lifetime Channel and was cast as Julie #2 in MTV's Awkward, replacing Sophie Tilson. Martin voiced and motion-captured the character of Jessica in the PlayStation 4 exclusive Until Dawn opposite Rami Malek and Peter Stormare.
Martin trained as an actor in London, England. In September 2016 she graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). After re-locating permanently to the UK, it was announced on April 9, 2019 that Martin would make her professional London stage debut in The Actor's Nightmare by Tony award-winning playwright Christopher Durang. The show is a dark satire exploring the entertainment industry. She starred in the world premiere production which played at London's Park Theatre, July 16 – August 10, 2019. The show received mixed reviews, though Martin received unanimously positive reviews for her performance, with The Stage writing "Meaghan Martin - best known for film work - makes a strong stage debut here, nailing her part as a stand-up comic desperate for approval, wincing anxiously every time her laugh track plays". Michael Billington of The Guardian called Martin's performance "Chilling", writing: "Meaghan Martin plays, with a marvellous mix of ingratiation and panic, a collapsing standup who pleadingly asks: 'Do you find me funny or disturbing?' On a lighter note, Martin also appears to great effect as a Hollywood hustler meeting a dithering dramatist".
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 videos "Remember December" by Demi Lovato and "It's On" by the cast of Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. Martin did not join the Jonas Brothers: Live in Concert tour, with Demi Lovato and the Camp Rock 2 cast, because she was filming Mean Girls 2.
|2008||Camp Rock||Tess Tyler||Winner of Best Performance by an Actress in a TV movie at the Family Television Awards|
|2009||Dear Lemon Lima||Megan Kennedy||Audience Award winner for Best Narrative Feature at the Woodstock Film Festival
Nominated for Standout Performance at the Young Hollywood Awards
|2010||Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam||Tess Tyler||Television film|
|2011||Mean Girls 2||Jo Mitchell||Television film|
|2011||Sironia||Aubrey||Audience Award winner at the 2011 Austin Film Festival|
|2013||The Good Mother||Melanie||Television film|
|2013||Geography Club||Trish||Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role at L.A. Outfest|
|2014||Senior Project||Natalia Bell|
|2014||Time Does Not Pass||Girl||Short film|
|2019||Wives of the Landed Gentry||Lavinia||Short film; also producer|
|2020||Unstable Bitches||Grace||Short film|
|2020||Bad News||Gina||Premiered at the London Independent Film Festival|
|TBA||Before Seven||Sage||Short film|
|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||Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream||Herself||Episode: "Hello Hollywood"|
|2008||Disney Channel's 3 Minute Game Show||Herself / Host||6 episodes|
|2008||Disney Channel Games||Herself / Online Host||5 episodes|
|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|
|2011||Dr. Phil||Herself||Episode: "Mini Mean Girls"|
|2012||Wedding Band||Jenna||Episode: "I Love College"|
|2013||The Coppertop Flop Show||Herself||2 episodes|
|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"|
|2008||Jonas Brothers: Band In a Bus||Herself||Episode: "Video (Hometown) Girl"|
|2018–2019||The Band Formerly Known As||Paige||6 episodes|
|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 "Jess" Riley||Voice and motion capture performance|
|2019||Kingdom Hearts III||Naminé||Voice|
|2007||13||Kendra||Kirk Douglas Theatre|
|2016||'Tis Pity She's a Whore||Annabella||London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art|
|2016||Othello||Desdemona||London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art|
|2019||The Actor's Nightmare||Melissa||Park Theatre in London|
|2020||Hell Cats||Lucy||Directed by BAFTA award-winning director Kate Saxon|
|2009||"When You Wish Upon a Star"||Disneymania 6|
|"Let's Talk About Love"||Build-A-Bear Workshop Promo|
|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)|
|"I'm All Yours"|
|2013||"Hate You"||Geography Club|
|"We Rock"||2008||Cast of Camp Rock||Camp Rock|
|"Our Time Is Here"||Demi Lovato|
|"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"|
|A Little Bit Longer||2008||Jonas Brothers||Vocals ("Video Girl")|
As lead artist
|2009||"When You Wish Upon a Star"||Brandon Dickerson|||
|"Let's Talk About Love"||None|||
|2008||"We Rock" (Cast Video)||Cast of Camp Rock||None|||
|"Start the Party"||Jordan Francis
|2009||"I Want You to Want Me" (10 Things I Hate About You version)||KSM||Declan Whitebloom|||
|"Remember December"||Demi Lovato||Tim Wheeler|||
|2010||"It's On"||Cast of Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam||Brandon Dickerson|||
|2011||"Save Me"||Golden State featuring Tyler Blackburn||None|||
|2012||"Bad for You"||Midnight Mirage||John W. MacDonald|||
|2008||Family Television Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Movie||Camp Rock||Won|
|2008||Popcorn Film Festival||Audience Award (Best TV Movie Actress)||Camp Rock||Won|
|2009||Young Hollywood Awards||Standout Performance||Dear Lemon Lima||Nominated|
|2010||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Comedy or Drama)||10 Things I Hate About You||Nominated|
|2010||Popcorn Film Festival||Audience Award (Best TV Actress)||10 Things I Hate About You||Won|
|2010||Popcorn Film Festival||Female Newcomer||Nominated|
|2013||L.A. Outfest||Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role||Geography Club||Nominated|
|2014||Family Television Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Movie||The Good Mother||Won|
|2014||Young Hollywood Awards||Fan favorite Actress||Nominated|
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