Christa B. Allen

Christa B. Allen (born November 11, 1991) is an American actress.[1] She is known for playing the younger version of Jennifer Garner's character in 13 Going on 30 (2004)[2] and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009), as well as for her role as socialite Charlotte Grayson on the ABC drama series Revenge.[3]

Christa B. Allen
Born (1991-11-11) November 11, 1991 (age 30)
Years active2004–present

Early lifeEdit

Allen was born in Wildomar, California. She is the youngest of nine siblings, with four elder brothers as well as four elder stepbrothers.[4] She once spent a summer in a circus.[5]


Allen made a brief appearance on The Man Show, and appeared in several students films and commercials. She played the younger version of Jennifer Garner's character in the comedy film 13 Going on 30 (2004),[6] and later again in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009).[7] 13 Going on 30 was a commercial success, earning $22 million in its first week and grossing over $96 million, becoming one of the year's biggest-selling DVD rental titles.[8] She also had roles in numerous films, including A Merry Little Christmas (2006), Youth in Revolt (2009), One Wish (2010), One Kine Day (2011) and Detention of the Dead (2012). Allen starred as the title character in the CBS sitcom Cake in 2006.

In 2011, Allen landed one of the main roles as socialite Charlotte Grayson in ABC's drama series Revenge.[3][9] The show focuses on a young woman named Emily, who moves into a beach house next door to the mansion of a wealthy family, the Graysons.[10] Emily has a plan to destroy every individual who played a role in her father's imprisonment.[11][12] Allen's last credited appearance as a series regular was the sixth episode of the fourth season. She later returned for the final two episodes of the season, and was credited as a guest star. She had guest roles in television shows such as Medium, Cory in the House, The Suite Life on Deck, Grey's Anatomy, ER, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Wizards of Waverly Place and Cold Case. In 2015, she had a recurring role as Robyn on the ABC Family sitcom Baby Daddy.[13] In May 2021, she wrote an essay about turning 30 years old for Yahoo!'s website.[14]

Allen is part of a musical act called Pour Vous, which means “for you” in French, with Johnny What.[15] In April 2018, the duo's first single called "Scorpio" was released.[16]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2004 13 Going on 30 Young Jenna Rink
2006 A Merry Little Christmas Holly
2009 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Teenage Jenny
2009 Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience Featured Fan
2009 Youth in Revolt Teenage Girl
2010 One Wish Molly Wylie
2011 One Kine Day Alea
2012 Detention of the Dead Janet
2017 The Valley Alicia
2017 One of Us Melanie/Mary
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Medium Maura Walker Episode: "Blood Relation"
2006 Cake Cake Lead role, 13 episodes
2007 Cory in the House Cheyenne Episode: "The Kung Fu Kats Kid"
2008 The Suite Life on Deck Violet Berg Episode: "The Kidney of the Sea"
2008 Grey's Anatomy Holly Anderson Episode: "All by Myself"
2009 ER Jody Nugent Episode: "Love Is a Battlefield"
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Matty Moore Episode: "Miscarriage of Justice"
2009 Chasing a Dream Nikol Schrunk Television film
2009 Wizards of Waverly Place Daphne Episode: "Family Game Night"
2010 Cold Case Annabelle Bennet Episode: "Free Love"
2011 Deadly Sibling Rivalry Fiona Television film
2011–15 Revenge Charlotte Grayson/Clarke Main role (seasons 1–4); 70 episodes
2015 Baby Daddy Robyn Recurring role, 4 episodes
2016 Hopeless, Romantic Liz Television film
2017 Family of Lies Emily Television film
2018 Dangerous Seduction Posy Pinkerton Television film; also known as The Queen of Sin
2018 Code Black Amber Episode: "Only Human"
2019 When Vows Break Ella Television film
2019 Grand Hotel Javi's 2nd Girl Episode: "Pilot"
2021 Christmas for Keeps Avery Television film


  1. ^ "Christa B. Allen on Season Two of 'Revenge'". Teen Vogue. 2012-10-29. Retrieved 2021-08-21.
  2. ^ "'13 Going on 30' star Christa Allen recreates film scene made famous by Jennifer Garner". Retrieved 2021-08-21.
  3. ^ a b "Grab Some Razzles and Find Out Where the Cast of 13 Going on 30 Is Now". E! Online. 2021-04-23. Retrieved 2021-08-21.
  4. ^ Oliver, David (November 8, 2011). "'Revenge' is Sweet with Christa B. Allen". College Archived from the original on September 17, 2014. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
  5. ^ Anthony, Stacie (October 3, 2012). "Star Christa B. Allen talks turning 21 and Jen Garner's great advice". Wonderwall. Archived from the original on October 19, 2012. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
  6. ^ "Interview: Christa B. Allen Talks REVENGE | the TV addict". 2012. Retrieved February 28, 2012.
  7. ^ Charlotte Grayson Played by Christa B. Allen Archived February 7, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "13 Going on 30". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2021-08-21.
  9. ^ Stanley, Alessandra (2011-09-20). "When It's Payback Time in the Gilded Hamptons". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-08-21.
  10. ^ "Revenge season finale recap: Death in the Hamptons". Retrieved 2021-08-21.
  11. ^ Chris (2014-10-07). "How Revenge Season 1 Set Us Up For a Great Show". TVOvermind. Retrieved 2021-08-21.
  12. ^ "'Revenge' boss breaks down series finale: 'I think it felt really right'". Retrieved 2021-08-21.
  13. ^ Bibel, Sara (November 3, 2014). "Christa B. Allen to Guest Star in Season Four of ABC Family's Hit Comedy 'Baby Daddy'". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on November 6, 2014. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  14. ^ "Christa Allen Is (Finally) Going on 30". Retrieved 2021-08-21.
  15. ^ "Hear "Scorpio" by Christa B. Allen and Johnny What's Pour Vous". DuJour. 2018-03-20. Retrieved 2021-08-21.
  16. ^ Papadatos, Markos (2018-04-24). "Pour Vous' Christa B. Allen and Johnny What talk 'Scorpio' single (Includes interview)". Digital Journal. Retrieved 2021-08-21.

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