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Christy Carlson Romano
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Christy Carlson Romano
Background information
Birth name Christy Michelle Romano
Also known as Christy Romano
Born March 20, 1984 (1984-03-20) (age 33

)

Origin Milford, Connecticut, United States of America
Genre(s) Pop
Occupation(s) Actress, singer
Instrument(s) Vocals, Guitar
Years active 1996 — present
Label(s) Walt Disney, Virgin, Atlantic
Website Official Website


Christy Carlson Romano (born Christy Michelle Romano March 20, 1984) is an American actress, author and singer. She is perhaps best known for her roles in the sitcom Even Stevens and the animated series Kim Possible, in which she is the voice of the title character, as well as garnering a considerable boost in fandom for providing the voice of Yuffie Kisaragi in Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy VII Advent Children.

Early life

Romano was born in Milford, Connecticut to Sharon Carlson and Anthony Romano, and attended Orange Ave Elementary School. Being of the Catholic faith, she later attended St. Joseph High School, a catholic high school, in Trumbull CT. She has two older sisters and one older brother. Romano moved to Atlanta, Georgia as a child, and landed her first acting job at the Atlanta production of Annie.

Career

Actress

In 1997, Romano made her Broadway debut in the musical Parade by Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown in the role of Mary Phagan. In 2002, Romano became the first person to act in three Disney Channel projects simultaneously, complementing her work at Even Stevens with a starring role in a movie named Cadet Kelly (alongside Hilary Duff) and voice acting as Kim Possible. She is also the voice of Yuffie Kisaragi in the English version of the movie Final Fantasy VII Advent Children, as well as in the Disney/Square Enix game Kingdom Hearts. On February 17, 2004 Romano began a 31 week run of playing Belle in Disney's Beauty and the Beast on Broadway where she replaced Megan McGinnis as Belle. For her Beauty run, she recorded a New York radio commercial in which she asked, "What's the sitch?" (from Kim Possible). She left the production on September 12, 2004 and was succeeded by Brooke Tansley. On February 22, 2005 Romano won the very first Connecticut's Finest award. Romano recently starred in the Broadway company of Avenue Q, in which she played Kate Monster, Lucy the Slut, and two of the singing moving crates, among other characters. She began her run on September 29, 2008, replacing Carey Anderson, and stayed with the show till November 23, 2008.[1]

Singer

While working at Disney, Romano has recorded songs in the soundtracks of some Disney movies and TV series such as Kim Possible and Teacher's Pet. The writers of Kim Possible wrote the episode "Blush" based on Romano; She will apparently blush at even the slightest compliment or awkward situation. Romano first sang on Disney Channel on a first season episode of Even Stevens (in 2000) which led to more singing on the series and with Disney in general. In 2004, following her stint on Broadway, Romano focused on her recording career full-time. Romano began collaborating with Matthew Gerrard, Andy Marvel, and Martin Briley. Romano has worked with Kara DioGuardi, Stacy Jones (of 'American Hi-Fi'), Shelly Peiken, Richie Sambora, Jaret Reddick (of Bowling for Soup), The Matrix, Diane Warren, Jonnie "MOST" Davis.

In 2004, Walt Disney Records released Christy Carlson Romano: Greatest Disney TV & Film Hits, featuring her new single "Dive In" (which was written by Christian music singer Cindy Morgan) and her other song, "Could It Be" from the television movie, "Kim Possible: So The Drama". In 2005, Romano was featured in Chris Brown's music video for "Run It" .

Also in 2005, Romano signed with Atlantic Records for a 2006 debut. However, in 2006, Romano stated in an interview with TV Guide that she was in between labels once again, this time with Virgin Records.

In November 2005, Romano launched a music account on Myspace. She has used her account to post many new songs to share with fans, and showcase her own artistic evolution. It is unclear which, if any, of the songs will be on her upcoming album. In November 2006, Romano changed her Record Label status on her official MySpace page from Major to Indie. The reason for this and her new record label were not stated.

She contributed to the soundtracks to Takin' 5 and The Cutting Edge 2.

Author

She also wrote a book entitled Grace's Turn, which is the recipient of the New York Public Library's Book for the Teenage 2007.[2]

The novel is about a teenaged girl named Grace and her year of high school that follows. The story details love, friendship, music, and growing up.

Personal life

Romano is a member of the Barnard College of Columbia University class of 2006, majoring in Political Science. She is a sister of the Sigma Delta Tau sorority. Milford Mayor James Richetelli Jr. named February 22, 2005 as Christy Carlson Romano Day, and she received the "Connecticut's Finest Citizen Award". She has interned for Connecticut Senator and 2008 Democratic presidential candidate Christopher Dodd, who is her godfather. It has been reported[citation needed] that her next move will be to Los Angeles, California where she will be pursuing a television pilot, movies, and a solo music career.

In December 2005 she announced her engagement to long time boyfriend Cal Thomas, but in May 2006 she announced the end of her engagement for unstated reasons. On her MySpace page she posted a picture of her with the actor Griff Furst, co-star of Movin' In, and announced him as her new boyfriend. In November 2008, Furst and Romano got engaged.

Romano's hobbies include singing, dancing, writing music, and spending time with family and friends.[citation needed]

Discography

Albums

MySpace Music

Shared Songs (in order of when released):

  1. The Problem - November 2005 - March 2006
  2. Simple - November 2005 - February 2006
  3. Promise - November 2005 - October 2007
  4. Headphones On - November 2005 - January/February 2006
  5. We'll Awaken - March 2006 - June 2006 (following The Cutting Edge 2 TV premiere)
  6. Hope - March 2006- Later retitled to "Wrong"- October 2007
  7. Closer to Closure - March 2006 - June 2006
  8. Junky Love - June 2006 - September 2006 and October 2007 - Present
  9. Just A Song - June 2006 - September 2006
  10. She Waits - September 2006
  11. A Boy Like You - September 2006 - November 2006
  12. Changed - September 2006 - November 2006
  13. No Such Thing - September 2006 - October 2007
  14. Running Away - September 2006 - November 2006
  15. Even A Hero - November 2006 - October 2007
  16. Friday Night (cover of The Click Five) - March 2007
  17. Rewind - October 2007 - present
  18. Celebrity - October 2007- present
Soundtracks

We'll Awaken - The Cutting Edge: Going For The Gold
Friday Night - Taking Five
Toy Town - Radio Disney Jingle Jams
Best Time of The Year - Disney Channel Holiday

Unreleased
  1. Catch Me If You Can


Filmography

Year Title Role
1996 The Many Trials of Tammy B Dani
Everyone Says I Love You Trick-Or-Treat Child
1997 Henry Fool 14 year old Pearl
1999 Goosed Gail
2000 Looking for an Echo Tina Pirelli
2002 Cadet Kelly Cadet Captain Jennifer Stone
B.S. Andy Brenner
2003 Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time Kimberly Ann Possible
The Even Stevens Movie Renee "Ren" Stevens
2005 Kim Possible: So the Drama Kimberly Ann Possible
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Yuffie Kisaragi
Campus Confidential Violet Jacobs
2006 The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold Jackie Dorsey
Casper's Scare School Mantha
2007 Taking five Danielle
2008 The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream Jackie Dorsey
The Legend of Secret Pass (post-production)[citation needed] Nica (voice)
Movin' In (post-production) Ann Beck
2009 Wolvesbayne (in-production)

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1997 XSTV: Xtreme Sport Television Segment Host -
1999 The Guiding Light Erica #1 -
2000–2003 Even Stevens Renee "Ren" Stevens Main Role
2002–2007 Kim Possible Kimberly Ann Possible Voice/Title Character
2004 Joan of Arcadia Officious Hall Monitor God 1 episode
2005 Lilo & Stitch: The Series Kimberly Ann Possible 1 episode
Summerland Gigi 1 episode
2006 Family Guy Quagmire's One-Night-Stand 1 episode
2007 Kaya Kat

Broadway theatre

  • Parade as Mary Phagan
  • Beauty and the Beast (theatrical production) as Belle
  • Avenue Q as Kate Monster and Lucy the Slut

External links


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