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Olivia Rodrigo
Born
Olivia Isabel Rodrigo

(2003-02-20) February 20, 2003 (age 17)
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active2015–present
Musical career
GenresPop
InstrumentsVocals
Labels
Websiteoliviarodrigo.com

Olivia Isabel Rodrigo (born February 20, 2003[3][4]) is an American actress and singer,[5] who is known for her roles as Paige Olvera on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark and Nini Salazar-Roberts on the Disney+ series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. Rodrigo signed with Interscope and Geffen Records in 2020, and released her debut single "Drivers License" in January 2021, which reached number one in several countries worldwide, including the United States.[6][7]

Early life

Olivia Isabel Rodrigo[8] was born on February 20, 2003,[3][4] in Temecula, California.[9] She is of Filipino descent on her father's side,[10] and German and Irish on her mother's side.[11] Rodrigo began taking acting and singing classes at age six,[9] and started acting in theater productions at Lisa J. Mails Elementary School and Dorothy McElhinney Middle School.[12] She moved from Murrieta to Los Angeles when she landed her role on Bizaardvark.[12]

Career

Rodrigo first appeared onscreen in an Old Navy commercial.[13][14] Shortly after in 2015, she made her acting debut portraying the lead role of Grace Thomas in direct-to-video film An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success.[15] In 2016, Rodrigo received recognition for starring as Paige Olvera, a guitarist in the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark,[16][17][18] which she played for three seasons.

In February 2019, she was cast in the starring role of Nini Salazar-Roberts on the Disney+ series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, which premiered in November of that year;[19] for the show's soundtrack, Rodrigo wrote "All I Want" and co-wrote "Just for a Moment" with co-star Joshua Bassett.[20] Rodrigo was praised for her performance,[21][22] with Joel Keller from Decider describing her as "especially magnetic".[23]

Rodrigo signed with Interscope Records and Geffen Records in 2020. On January 8, 2021, she released her debut single, "Drivers License", which she co-wrote with producer Dan Nigro.[24][25][26] Within the week of its release, "Drivers License" was critically acclaimed,[27] and broke Spotify's record twice for most daily streams ever for a non-holiday song: on January 11, Rodrigo's song had over 15.7 million global streams on Spotify, which she surpassed the next day with over 17 million global streams of the song.[28][29] The song debuted at number one on Billboard Hot 100,[30] and also reached number-one chart positions in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, and the United Kingdom. Rodrigo stated in an interview that "It's been the absolute craziest week of my life... My entire life just, like, shifted in an instant."[31]

Rodrigo has named Taylor Swift and Lorde as her idols and the biggest inspirations.[32][33][34] She has described herself as "the biggest Swiftie in the whole world".[35] Rodrigo is an institute speaker and panelist for the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.[36]

Filmography

Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2015 An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success Grace Thomas Direct-to-video film
2016–2019 Bizaardvark Paige Olvera Main role
2017 New Girl Terrinea Episode: "Young Adult"
2019–present High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Nini Salazar-Roberts Main role[19]

Discography

Singles

List of singles as lead artist, showing selected chart positions, year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[30]
AUS
[37]
CAN
[38]
GER
[39]
IRE
[40]
NLD
[41]
NZ
[42]
NOR
[43]
SWE
[44][45]
UK
[46]
"Drivers License"[25] 2021 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1

Promotional singles

List of promotional singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[51]
CAN
[51]
IRE
[40][52]
NZ
Hot

[53]
SWE
[44]
UK
[46]
"I Think I Kinda, You Know"[54]
(with Joshua Bassett)
2019 High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
"Wondering"[55]
(with Julia Lester)
2019
"All I Want" 2019 90 83 16 19 88 32
"Out of the Old"[58] 2019
"Just for a Moment"
(with Joshua Bassett)
2019 32
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

References

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