Day at the 2015 TV Land Awards
|Born||Skyler Elizabeth Day
August 2, 1991
Cumming, Georgia, U.S.
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
Day was born in Cumming, Georgia. 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. 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.
For many months, she auditioned for television pilots and took jobs doing radio voice-overs and television commercials before landing a role in the independent film The Religion of Choice. 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.
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.
On October 26, 2015, day released her debut EP Between the I and the You.
Day was homeschooled after second grade. She has an older sister, Savannah, and a twin brother who is also an actor and singer, Dalton Day. All three have competed in gymnastics and cheerleading. Her parents, David and Kelly, were also gymnasts and owned a gym in Norcross, Georgia. Her father now works as a recruiter in the construction field. She and her family are committed Christians.
Day started dating actor Ian Nelson in January 2013. She wrote a song called "Ian's Song" for Nelson which is included on her EP. On December 11, 2015, Day announced that she and Nelson are engaged.
|2003||A Perilous Dance: The Damon DeRivers Story||Mary Katherine Grainger||Short film|
|2003||The Adventures of Ociee Nash||Ociee Nash||Direct-to-video film|
|2006||Rite of Passage||Renee||Short film|
|2007||Redemption Maddie||Classmate Girl #2||Short film|
|2008||Little Wonders||Lucy Sturges||Short film|
|2008||First Period||Libby||Short film|
|2010||Backlight||Lucy||Also stunt performer|
|2016||Storytelling||Mary Roberts||Short film|
|2016||For You||Jess||Short film|
|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"|
|2010||Drop Dead Diva||Lana Dooley||Episode: "The Long Road to Napa"|
|2010||The Whole Truth||Brianna Sellards||Pilot episode|
|2010||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"|
|2011||CSI: Miami||Ashley Chandler||Episode: "F-T-F"|
|2011||Good Luck Charlie||Kayla||Episode: "Something's Fishy"|
|2011||Law & Order: LA||Mila Ackroyd||Episode: "Plummer Park"|
|2011||Who Is Simon Miller?||Sarah Miller||TV film|
|2011||The Closer||Missy Michaels||Episode: "Star Turn"|
|2011||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Sylvia Grier||Episode: "Freaks & Geeks"|
|2012||Army Wives||Sophie Clarke||3 episodes|
|2012||Grey's Anatomy||Emery James||Episode: "Love the One You're With"|
|2013||Wedding Band||Catherine||Episode: "Personal Universe"|
|2013||The Client List||Honey||Episode: "Unanswered Prayers"|
|2013||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"|
|2015||Code Black||Veronica Franco||Episode: "Buen Arbol"|
|2015-16||Con Man||Tiffany Gizela||4 episodes|
|2016||iZombie||Starlee Decker||Episode: "Method Head"|
- Between the I and the You (2014, Skyler Day)
|2006||Somebody's Hero||Original||Infant Records Compilation Cd Vol. 1||Album|
|2009||Days Like These||Original||Myspace|
|2009||Are You Listening Tennessee?||Hayley Stayner||Original||YouTube|
|2010||Hallelujah||Cassi Thomson||Leonard Cohen||Cover||YouTube|
|2011||Daddy Say Yes||Stacey K. Black||Original||The Closer "Star Turn"|
|2012||How Do I Know||Dalton Day||Original||YouTube|
|2012||Come Down To The River||Dalton Day||Original||YouTube|
|2014||You and I||Dalton Day||Ingrid Michaelson||Cover||YouTube|
|2015||Wildest Dreams||Taylor Swift||Cover||YouTube|
|2015||My Favorite Thing||Original||YouTube|
- "Skyler Day BIO". Skyler Day. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
- 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.
- Masters, Megan (September 7, 2011). "Exclusive: Parenthood Lands Gigantic Star to Play Drew's New Girlfriend". TVLine. Retrieved January 11, 2014.
- Robertson, Annabelle (September 7, 2005). "Skyler Day's Leading Lady Dream Begins with "Ociee Nash"". Crosswalk.com. Retrieved January 12, 2014.
- "I made it out of the womb first...". Instagram. August 2, 2015. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
- "My guy and I are calling it 2 years today!...". Instagram. January 28, 2015. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
- "Say hi to my favorite person in the world/FIANCÉ!!!!!!! ❤️". Instagram. December 11, 2015. Retrieved December 20, 2015.
- "LIttle Wonders". Festival Focus.