Skyler Day

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Skyler Day
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Skyler Elizabeth Day

(1991-08-02) August 2, 1991 (age 27)
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2003–present
Height5 ft (152 cm) (1.52)
Ian Nelson (m. 2017)
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

Skyler Elizabeth Day (born August 2, 1991) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her recurring roles as Maggie Ritter on the TeenNick series Gigantic and as Amy Ellis on the NBC series Parenthood.

Life and career[edit]

Day was born in Cumming, Georgia.[1] She started participating in gymnastics and modeling at an early age. She was then discovered by a talent agent as a result of a chance encounter at the DMV.[2][not in citation given] In 2003, she co-starred in the Atlanta-based short film A Perilous Dance: The Damon DeRivers Story. In 2004, she and her family moved to French Valley, California, to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.[2][not in citation given]

For many months, she auditioned for television pilots and took jobs doing radio voice-overs and television commercials. In 2003, she was cast in the titular role in the direct-to-video film The Adventures of Ociee Nash opposite Keith Carradine and Mare Winningham. From 2004 to 2008, she co-starred in numerous television films and short independent films before guest starring in a 2009 episode of iCarly. Her other television credits include Southland, Drop Dead Diva, The Whole Truth, Days of Our Lives, Law & Order: LA, Sonny with a Chance, CSI: Miami and Good Luck Charlie. In 2010, she had a recurring role in the TeenNick series Gigantic. The series ended the following year after one season. In 2011, she landed the role of Amy Ellis on the NBC series Parenthood.[3]

Besides acting, Day is also an aspiring country music singer. Growing up she took classes in musical theater, acting and songwriting. Much of her music can be found on her official YouTube account.[2][not in citation given]

On October 26, 2014, Day released her debut EP Between the I and the You. The album contained five songs. On August 1, 2017, Skyler released her second EP Los Angeles, which consists of six songs.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Day was homeschooled after second grade.[4] She has an older sister, Savannah, and a twin brother who is also an actor and singer, Dalton Day.[5] All three have competed in gymnastics and cheerleading.[2] Her parents, David and Kelly, were also gymnasts and owned a gym in Norcross, Georgia.[2] Her father now works as a recruiter in the construction field.[4] She and her family are committed Christians.[4]

Day started dating actor Ian Nelson in January 2013.[6] She wrote a song called "Ian's Song" for Nelson which is included on her EP. On November 26, 2015, during their trip to Italy, Nelson proposed to Day in Cortona.[7] In a live stream on YouTube celebrating her music video release for "Ian's Song" on September 10, 2016, Skyler said that after the proposal, she wrote another song about Ian called "Mine Sweet Mine", which she performed during the live show. Day and Nelson married in Camarillo, California on September 30, 2017.[8]


Year Title Role Notes
2003 A Perilous Dance: The Damon DeRivers Story Mary Katherine Grainger Short film
The Adventures of Ociee Nash Ociee Nash Direct-to-video film
2004 Moved Mary Short film
2006 Rite of Passage Renee
2007 Redemption Maddie Classmate Girl #2
2008 Little Wonders[9] Lucy Sturges
First Period Libby
2010 Backlight Lucy Also stunt performer
2013 Channeling Ashleigh Maddox
2015 Strays Zoe Short film
2016 Storytelling Mary Roberts
For You Jess
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Untitled David Diamond/David Weissman Project Liza Unsold TV pilot
2006 Hollis & Rae Stephanie TV film
2009 iCarly Magic Malika Episode: "iSpeed Date"
2010 Southland Lauren Ryerson Episode: "Butch & Sundance"
Drop Dead Diva Lana Dooley Episode: "The Long Road to Napa"
The Whole Truth Brianna Sellards Pilot episode
Days of Our Lives Teenage Sydney Episode #1.11459
2010–11 Gigantic Maggie Ritter Recurring role, 15 episodes
2011 Sonny with a Chance Mel Winters Episode: "New Girl"
CSI: Miami Ashley Chandler Episode: "F-T-F"
Good Luck Charlie Kayla Episode: "Something's Fishy"
Law & Order: LA Mila Ackroyd Episode: "Plummer Park"
Who Is Simon Miller? Sarah Miller TV film
The Closer Missy Michaels Episode: "Star Turn"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sylvia Grier Episode: "Freaks & Geeks"
2012 Army Wives Sophie Clarke 3 episodes
Grey's Anatomy Emery James Episode: "Love the One You're With"
2013 Wedding Band Catherine Episode: "Personal Universe"
The Client List Honey Episode: "Unanswered Prayers"
Ironside Nicole Holt Episode: "Sleeping Dogs"
2013–14 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Renee Clark Episodes: "Girl Dishonored" & "Comic Perversion"
2011–14 Parenthood Amy Ellis Recurring role, 17 episodes
2014 Workaholics Brooke Episode: "Beer Heist"
2014–15 Pretty Little Liars Claire Episodes: "Who's in the Box?" & "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou"
2015 Constantine Miranda Episode: "A Whole World Out There"
Code Black Veronica Franco Episode: "Buen Arbol"
2015–16 Con Man Tiffany Gizela 4 episodes
2016 iZombie Starlee Decker Episode: "Method Head"
Hawaii Five-0 Nikki Pressman/Julie Hillman Episode: "Ka hale ho'okauweli"
Sweet/Vicious Mackenzie 9 episodes
2017 Raven's Home Paisley 3 episodes


  • Between the I and the You (2014, Skyler Day)
  • Los Angeles (2017, Skyler Day)


  1. ^ "Skyler Day BIO". Skyler Day. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e Newman, Deirdre (March 22, 2006). "Local girl shoots TV pilot; Menifee artist opens at Mercantile Gallery". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved November 16, 2015.
  3. ^ Masters, Megan (September 7, 2011). "Exclusive: Parenthood Lands Gigantic Star to Play Drew's New Girlfriend". TVLine. Retrieved January 11, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c Robertson, Annabelle (September 7, 2005). "Skyler Day's Leading Lady Dream Begins with "Ociee Nash"". Retrieved January 12, 2014.
  5. ^ "I made it out of the womb first..." Instagram. August 2, 2015. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  6. ^ "My guy and I are calling it 2 years today!..." Instagram. January 28, 2015. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  7. ^ "Say hi to my favorite person in the world/FIANCÉ!!!!!!! ❤️". Instagram. December 11, 2015. Retrieved December 20, 2015.
  8. ^ "Skyler Day on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  9. ^ "Little Wonders". Festival Focus.

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