Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Alyson Michalka Biography

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Alyson Renae "Aly" Michalka born March 25, 1989, often credited as Aly, is an American actress, singer-songwriter, musician and model. Michalka gained fame for playing the role of Keely Teslow in the Disney Channel original series Phil of the Future. She is also known for her roles as Marti Perkins in the CW television drama Hellcats, Taylor Callum in the Disney Channel Original Movie Cow Belles, and Rhiannon Abernathy in the Golden Globe-nominated teen film Easy A. She is also known as one-half of the musical duo 78violet (formerly Aly & AJ) with her sister Amanda Michalka. Aly has done modeling for OP (Ocean Pacific) as far as their line of swimsuits/bikini's, she has also modeled Penumbra fashion wear as well. Aly has done a spread for Maxim Magazine and fashion shoots for OK Magazine and Zooey Magazine to.

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Early life
She was born in Torrance, California and grew up in Seattle, Washington and Southern California, with her sister, Amanda. Her father, Mark, owns a contracting company, and her mother, Carrie, is a musician and performed with the Christian "JC Band".

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Michalka made her acting debut as Keely Teslow on the Disney Channel Original Series, Phil of the Future. She has also starred in the Disney Channel Original Movies Now You See It..., in which she played Allyson Miller, an ambitious television producer, and Cow Belles, in which she appears opposite her sister. She had a leading role in the Walden Media film Bandslam, about a group of misfits who form a rock band. The film, which also starred Vanessa Hudgens, was released in August 2009. She also played a role in the movie 'The Roommate' as the heroine's friend.

In 2004 Aly was cast in the role of Keely Teslow on the Disney Channel Original Series, Phil of the Future. The series saw Aly in a regular role and was her Acting debut. The show followed a family from the future whom gets stranded in the 21st century due to their time machine breaking down. The series premiered on June 18, 2004 to initial success from viewers. In 2006 Disney Channel ended the series after two seasons. The series finale aired on August 19, 2006 with 43 episodes to date. Aly also appeared in two Disney Channel Original Movies Cow Belles and Now You See It....

Aly has also made a guest appearance on CSI: NY and in 2006 starred in an unsold Disney Channel pilot Haversham Hall which was not picked up. In 2007 Aly starred alongside her sister Amanda in the MTV television film Super Sweet 16: The Movie based on the MTV original series My Super Sweet 16. She played the role of the villainous popular mean girl Taylor Tiara. In 2009 she appeared in the Summit Entertainment musical comedy film Bandslam about a group of misfits who form a rock band. The film is Aly's first theatrical motion picture role. Despite failing at the box office the film and Aly's performance was well received among critics.

In April 2010 The CW announced Aly Michalka was cast in the main role of Marti Perkins on the Cheerleading Drama series Hellcats. The series also starred Ashley Tisdale, Matt Barr and Heather Hemmens. The show premiered to September 8, 2010 to a successful 3 million viewers. Despite a successful premiere, ratings failed to remain high with the series finale reaching a low 1.19 million viewers. In May 2011 The CW announced the show was not renewed for a second season. In 2010 and 2011 respectively Aly had major supporting roles in films Easy A and The Roommate.

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Aly is set to star in the Independent Drama film Long Time Gone alongside Eva Longoria, Virginia Madsen and Amanda Crew. The film is set to be released sometime in 2012. In February 2012 Michalka was cast in the upcoming FOX Comedy television series Rebounding which is set to premiere sometime in 2012.

Michalka and her sister comprise the musical duo 78violet, and released their first album, Into the Rush, on August 16, 2005. The next year, they brought out a holiday album in September, covering 9 tracks, along with two originals, titled Acoustic Hearts of Winter. In July 2007, their album, Insomniatic, hit stores, featuring the American top 20 hit single, "Potential Breakup Song". The two were to release a third album in early 2010, but it has been postponed after they left their label.

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Personal life
Michalka has been playing the piano since she was five and started playing the guitar at the age of 13. She started acting when she was five years old, mostly in church play productions. She was raised as a Christian and continues to practice the faith.

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alyson_Michalka


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