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Alyson Stoner
Alyson Stoner
Born Alyson Rae Stoner
August 11, 1993
Toledo, Ohio, USA
Years active 2002—present
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Alyson Rae Stoner (born August 11, 1993) is an American actress, dancer, singer and model. Stoner is best known for her roles in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (as Max), Cheaper by the Dozen, Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (as Sarah Baker), Mike's Super Short Show (as Sally), Step Up (as Camille Gage), Alice Upside Down (as Alice) and Camp Rock (as Caitlyn Gellar).

She has been a background dancer for several stars, such as Missy Elliott, Eminem, Outkast and Will Smith. She is also known for her voice as Isabella in the Disney Channel series Phineas and Ferb, and The Alyson Stoner Project, which was released on DVD in February 2009.

Personal life

While growing up, attending Maumee Valley Country Day School, she studied Ballet, Tap Dance, Jazz Dance, at the O'Connell's Dance Studio in her hometown, Toledo, Ohio. She also modeled and trained at the Margaret O'Brien Modeling Studio there. She won best model of the year at the IMTA Convention in New York City with Ms. O'Brien's studio in 2000, and she won many awards in acting and dance. After this, Alyson decided to try hip-hop dancing, including appearing in the Missy Elliot music video for Gossip Folks.

Career

Dancing

Alyson Stoner dance

Alyson on set of a video shoot

After choreography training in Los Angeles, Stoner famously appeared as a background dancer in the music video for Missy Elliott's "Work It", "Gossip Folks", and "I'm Really Hot" and as well as Eminem's "Just Lose It" alongside a one male and "No Tengo Dinero" by the Kumbia Kings. She has also been a back-up dancer for Will Smith at the 2005 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, and for OutKast at the 2004 Kid's Choice Awards. Stoner danced with a dancing group called the JammXKids between 2003 and 2006. She quit the group in early 2006 due to scheduling conflicts, but continues to work with the individual kids in different jobs. She was also one of the dancers in the special features for the Shark Tale DVD. Stoner teaches hip hop currently at millennium dance complex, and is credited as the youngest person to teach a master class there.

Film

In 2002, Stoner became the co-host of the Disney Channel's Mike's Super Short Show along with Michael Alan Johnson, an infomercial segment regarding forthcoming Walt Disney Pictures releases.

In 2003 and 2005, she appeared as Sarah, one of the twelve Baker children, in the successful comedies Cheaper by the Dozen and Cheaper by the Dozen 2. She has also appeared in several television shows aimed at the preteen market, including The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, That's So Raven and Drake & Josh.

In 2006, she had a small film role in Step Up as Channing Tatum's younger sister. She currently provides the voice of Isabella in the Disney Channel animated series Phineas and Ferb, it was Stoner that came up with her character's catchphrase "Whatcha doin'?"

In 2007, she starred in the hit Nickelodeon movie "The Naked Brothers Band" as a huge fan of the band that hangs out with them everyday in the studio.

In 2008, she starred in the Disney Channel Original movie Camp Rock as Caitlyn Gellar, an aspiring music producer. Her reception in Camp Rock was particularly strong, with various media outlets suggesting it was about time she played a main character role, having backed up for other big names such as Will Smith and Hannah Montana.[1]

Recently, Stoner starred as Alice McKinley in the movie Alice Upside Down, based loosely on the Alice series, particularly The Agony of Alice, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. This was her second starring role, and, according to an interview that appears on the direct-to-DVD release, she states that this was the first time she has had to appear in every scene in a movie.

She also plays the new voice of Malani from Star Wars: Ewoks in Walt Disney Pictures's traditional animated film version of Star Tours.

Stoner has recently finished filming the third Step Up flim; Step Up 3-D, the first dance movie to be shown in 3D. Alyson herself confimed Adam Sevani will star. Stoner will reprise the role of Camille Gage, Tylers younger sister. Stoner has recently uploaded a video onto her official YouTube page of her final dance rehearsal, which introduces other/potential cast members. It will be released at the cinemas in 2010.[2]

Music

Music has been one of Stoner's long-time passions.

In 2004, Alyson appeared in rap singer; Eminem's Music Video for Just Lose It, one of his leading singles. In 2005, she recorded a cover version of the song. In 2005, she sang two songs from the soundtrack of the movie "Alice Upside Down" Lost and Found, and Free Spirit, in which she plays the lead role.

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Dancing in the Moonlight single cover

She has also recorded a cover version of the song Dancing in the Moonlight for the 2009 Disney DVD/Blu-Ray movie, Space Buddies.[3]

Stoner is currently working with record producers, songwriters and a vocal coach in order to focus on transitioning her style of voice, from "kiddie-pop" into a more soulful pop vibe with a little alternative edge, so she can start working on her first studio album.[4]

She recently released her first EP called "Beat the System" which contained 4 songs and a bonus song.

Publishing

Stoner is the "dance editor" for KEWL Magazine. She also recently hosted a global fan summit on Amazon.com with Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus. Stoner appeared in the Disney Channel Original Movie Camp Rock, along with the Jonas Brothers.

She stars in a webseries called Ghost Town shown on Dailymotion's newly launched DM Kids site.[5]

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Alyson Stoner Project cover

In February 2009, Stoner released the Alyson Stoner Project she described as "a dance video hybrid - melding many styles of entertainment into one package".[6]

It was directed by Kevin Schmidt, her co-star from Cheaper by the Dozen.[6] Behind the scenes videos and pics are available at her YouTube[7] and MySpace accounts.[8]

In the summer of 2008, she appeared in the Disney Channel Games as a member of the Blue Lightning Team along with the Kiely Williams, Demi Lovato, Roshon Fegan, her Camp Rock castmates, Shin Koyamada, Cole Sprouse and several overseas Disney Channel actors.

Stoner has also appeared in Wii Fit related videos on the Nintendo Channel on the Wii video game console demonstrating how to do balance exercises.

She voiced the character Kairi for the video game Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, and Xion in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Cheaper by the Dozen Sarah Baker Worldwide Gross: $190,212,113
2004 Garfield Kid Rat (Voice) Worldwide Gross: $198,964,901
2005 Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Sarah Baker Worldwide Gross: $82,570,000
2006 Step Up Camille Gage Wordwide Gross: $114,194,847
2008 Alice Upside Down Alice Straight-to-DVD
Camp Rock Caitlyn Gellar Disney Channel Original Movie
2010 Step Up 3-D

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Camille Gage in production
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam Caitlyn Gellar Disney Channel Original Movie
Kung Fu Magoo Lorelei Tan Gu in production

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2002-06 Mike's Super Short Show Sally Main character (25 episodes)
2004 Drake & Josh Wendy Guest star
I'm with Her Dylan Cassidy "The Kid Stays in the Picture"
2005 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Max Recurring 2005-2007 (6 episodes)
That's So Raven Ally Parker "Goin' Hollywood"
Lilo & Stitch: The Series Victoria (voice) "Snooty: Experiment#277"
2006 W.I.T.C.H. Lilian Voice only (4 episodes)
Joey Kaley "Joey and the Critic"
2007 The Naked Brothers Band Herself Main role
2007 -present Phineas and Ferb Isabella (voice) "Jenny" (voice) Main role
2008 Disney Channel Games Herself Blue team

Music

Year Title Notes
2005 "Baby It's You" covered of JoJo song
2008 "Lost & Found" Alice Upside Down OST
"Free Spirit"
"We Rock" Camp Rock
"Our Time Is Here"
S'Winter Phineas And Ferb
"In The Mall"
2009 "Dancin' in the Moonlight" Space Buddies OST
"How About Today" Phineas and Ferb
"Fly Away Home" Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories Kairi
2009 Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Xion, Kairi

Television appearances

Stoner has appeared on such shows as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Saturday Night Live, The Maury Povich Show, American Music Awards, Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, NAACP Image Awards, Dance Dance Revolution, The Bonnie Hunt Show and the Disney Channel Games.

References

  1. "The Alyson Stoner Project: Out Now!". Miley5! Weekly.
  2. http://www.etonline.com/news/2009/06/75678/index.html
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  5. Hustvedt, Marc (2009-02-24). "Ghost Town Finds Home With Dailymotion Kids". Tubefilter News]. Retrieved on 2009-03-31.
  6. 6.0 6.1 The Alyson Stoner Project MySpace
  7. Stoner, Alyson (2008-02-19). "The Alyson Stoner Project". Alyson Stoner Blog. Retrieved on 2008-02-29. “I’ve posted behind-the-scenes action on www.YOUTUBE.COM/LTHIPHOP …. I’ll give you more and more info, plus backstage secrets, about what it is, who’s involved, and when it’ll be released! Keep checking our youtube for exclusive videos from the set!”
  8. Stoner, Alyson (2008-02-24). "Alyson Stoner Project scoop! *UPDATE*". Alyson Stoner Blog. Retrieved on 2008-02-29. “Next, we will be constantly updating new photos and stuff to our ALYSON STONER PROJECT MYSPACE…. you can visit it at www.myspace.com/alysonstonerproject … Definitely send a friend request, as this is my only myspace account! So make sure you request this one and no others! :D”
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