Peyton Elizabeth Lee

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Peyton Elizabeth Lee
Peyton Elizabeth Lee, 2017 (cropped).jpg
Lee in 2017
Born (2004-05-22) May 22, 2004 (age 14)[1]
ResidenceManhattan Beach, California, U.S.[2]
Other namesPeyton Lee
OccupationActress
Years active2015–present
Websitewww.peytonelizabethlee.com

Peyton Elizabeth Lee (born May 22, 2004[1]) is an American actress. She is known for playing the title role on the Disney Channel series Andi Mack.[3][4]

Career[edit]

Prior to Andi Mack, Lee recurred in 3 episodes of Shameless as a "girl soldier" and appeared on Scandal as "Violet", a spelling bee champion.[5]

Andi Mack premiered on Disney Channel on April 7, 2017. When asked about casting Lee in the lead role, Andi Mack executive producer Terri Minsky said she "liked that Lee did not look as if she had fallen off a child-star assembly line",[6] later stating that "What's really great about Peyton is that she can easily handle both the drama and the comedy of this character."[7] On January 9, 2018, it was announced that Lee is joining the Disney Junior animated series The Lion Guard as Rani, appearing in seven to nine episodes from the third season.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Born in New York City, she moved to Manhattan Beach, California and began acting at the age of 10.[9]

Lee is half Chinese on her father's side;[10] her father is actor Andrew Tinpo Lee, whom she describes as "one of the major reasons why I have become an actor."[9] Her mother, Jennifer Dormer Lee, is a psychologist. She has an older sister and a younger brother.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2015 Scandal Violet Episode: "I'm Just a Bill"
2016 Shameless Girl Soldier 3 episodes
2017–present Andi Mack Andi Mack Lead role
2018 The Lion Guard Rani Recurring voice role

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Disney Channel - Andi Mack - Show Bios (Peyton Elizabeth Lee)". Disney ABC Press. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  2. ^ Bentley, Rick (January 8, 2018). "Peyton Elizabeth Lee loves that 'Andi Mack' is so relatable". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  3. ^ "Andi Mack". Disney ABC Press. March 2, 2017. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  4. ^ Schwindt, Oriana (August 5, 2016). "Disney Channel Orders New Series 'Andi Mack' From 'Lizzie McGuire' Creator". Variety. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  5. ^ Miller, Gregory E. (November 11, 2015). "Lizzie McGuire Creator Gets New Disney Channel Show". TV Insider.
  6. ^ Barnes, Brooks (March 10, 2017). "Kids Are Getting Older Quicker. And Disney Tries to Adapt". The New York Times.
  7. ^ Hill, Jim (April 14, 2017). ""Lizzie McGuire" creator maxes out mother-daughter dynamics with "Andi M". The Huffington Post.
  8. ^ Otterson, Joe (January 9, 2018). "'Andi Mack' Star Peyton Elizabeth Lee Joins Disney's 'Lion Guard' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  9. ^ a b Hixon, Michael (April 3, 2017). "Manhattan Beach student stars in new Disney Channel series 'Andi Mack'". The Beach Reporter. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  10. ^ Kowalski, Kristine Hope (May 17, 2017). "Peyton Elizabeth Lee Opens Up About Her Family's Heritage". Twist Magazine. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  11. ^ Adamson, Sydney. "Peyton Elizabeth Lee". Girls' Life Magazine. Retrieved May 19, 2017.

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