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Background information
Birth name Lalaine Ann Vergara-Paras
Born June 3, 1987 (1987-06-03) (age 29

)

Origin Burbank, California, U.S.A.
Genre(s) Pop, pop rock, R&B
Occupation(s) Actress
Singer-Songwriter
Spokesperson
Instrument(s) Vocals
Years active 1999 ─ present
Label(s) Reprise Records/Warner Bros. Records


Lalaine Ann Vergara-Paras (born June 3, 1987 in Burbank, California), also known as Lalaine, is an American actress, singer and spokesperson.

Personal life

Born to Filipino parents originally from Batangas and Pampanga, she grew up and currently lives in Los Angeles, California. She is the youngest of four siblings, Marian, Francisco and Cristina.

She is of Filipino, Chinese and Spanish descent. In an interview, she stated, "People ask me, 'Are you Spanish?' … "I say I have Spanish in me but I'm not just Spanish. I'm proud of my ethnicities and I will always be proud of being a Filipino".[1]

Lalaine is also involved in many charity events, such as the AIDS benefit concert and *NSYNC's challenge for the children.

Lalaine was arrested in July 2007 and charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. She has pled guilty to the crystal meth charge, but her record will be expunged when she completes a drug-treatment program.[2]

Acting career

Lalaine has recently finished acting as the lead in the new movie Royal Kill, also starring Academy Award nominees Eric Roberts and Pat Morita.

Lalaine is normally credited by her first name only. She is commonly known for playing the best friend, Miranda Sanchez on Disney Channel's Lizzie McGuire, alongside Hilary Duff. She reprised this role on the pilot of a spin-off series What's Stevie Thinking? about Miranda's younger sister, but this did not air in 2005 as originally expected and was scrapped. Lalaine's acting career began when she was cast in the Broadway production of Les Miserables in the roles of Young Cosette and Eponine.

When Lalaine returned to California, she acted in several television commercials, including some for Microsoft and Burger King. She also worked in the play Brundibar.

Lalaine's voice has been used for many movies, including Inspector Gadget and Lolita. She also played orphan "Kate" in the Wonderful World of Disney ABC-TV version of the movie Annie. She starred alongside AJ Trauth in the Disney Channel movie You Wish! as "Abby." Lalaine portrayed "Chloe", a young Slayer-In-Training who commits suicide, on the TV-Series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. When the First Evil assumes her form, Lalaine plays the malevolent force.

In 2004, Lalaine went to Philippines and made guest appearances on the GMA Network including the SOP Gigsters. She began hosting her own Filipino travel show Flipside, where she travels around the islands. She also promoted GMA Pinoy TV in San Francisco, California in 2005.

Filmography

Year Film/ TV show Role Notes
1999 Annie Kate TV Movie
Border Line Theresa TV movie
2001–2004 Lizzie McGuire Miranda Sanchez Disney Channel original series
2001–2006 Express Yourself Herself Disney Channel short series
2003 You Wish! Abby Disney Channel Original Movie
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Chloe/The First Evil 2 Episodes
2004 The Buzz Herself Talk Show
Promised Land Norma Movie
2005 SOP Gigsters Herself Musical Variety Show
ASAP Fanatic Herself Musical Variety Show
Lagot ka... isusumbong kita Lalaine 1 episode
2007 What's Stevie Thinking? Miranda Sanchez Unaired Lizzie McGuire spin-off
Her Best Move Tutti Distributed by Summertime Films
2008 Royal Kill Jan Post-Production

Music career

In 2003, Lalaine released her independent album, Inside Story. Lalaine wrote six songs on the album, including "Life Is Good", "Can't Stop", and "Save Myself". She worked with Radio Disney, performing her songs in Southern California, and went to Hawaii with Disney's Imagineers.

She signed a record deal with Warner Bros. Records and performed on the last episode of All That. In 2005, she released a single, "I'm Not Your Girl" and remixed the song "Cruella DeVil" for the album DisneyMania 3.

Songs from her unreleased album Haunted are publicly available—"I'm Not Your Girl" and "Did You Hear About Us?" were included on a physical single, and "Haunted", "Real Life", "No More", "Doing Just Fine",and "More Than Words Can Say" leaked onto the internet.

Discography

Albums

EP's

Myspace songs

  • Always Too Good To Be True
  • My Jam
  • This Wont Hurt A Bit
  • Reflection

Singles

Year Title Album Chart positions
U.S. Hot U.S. Pop Hot Singles Sales
2003 "You Wish!" Inside Story
2005 "Cruella De Vil" DisneyMania 3 80 68
"I'm Not Your Girl" - 21

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Role Result
2000 Young Artist Award Young Artist Award For Best Performance in a Feature Film or TV Movie - Young Ensemble Kate in Annie Nominated
2002 Young Artist Award Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) Miranda Sanchez in Lizzie McGuire Nominated
Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Supporting Young Actress
2003 Imagen Award Best Supporting Actress in Television Miranda Sanchez in Lizzie McGuire Nominated
Young Artist Award Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) Miranda Sanchez in Lizzie McGuire Nominated

References

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