Alyson Stoner

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Alyson Rae Stoner[1] (born August 11, 1993[2]) is an American actress, singer and dancer. She is known for her roles in Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005), The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2005–2007), Camp Rock (2008), Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010) and the Step Up franchise (2006-14).

Alyson Stoner
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Stoner in 2008
Alyson Rae Stoner

(1993-08-11) August 11, 1993 (age 26)
  • Actress
  • singer
  • dancer
Years active2001–present
Musical career

She has been a dancer for several artists, such as Missy Elliott, Eminem, Kumbia Kings, Outkast and Will Smith. Her television roles include serving as the host of Disney Channel's Mike's Super Short Show (2001–2007) for voicing Isabella Garcia-Shapiro in Phineas and Ferb (2007–2015). She has further lent her voice to the Kingdom Hearts franchise (2008–19) and the Holly Hobbie and Friends film series (2006–08).

Outside of acting, Stoner has also embarked on a music career, releasing 12 singles and 2 extended plays.

Early lifeEdit

Stoner was born in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of LuAnne Hodges (née Adams), a former executive secretary at Owens-Illinois, and Charlie Stoner.[3] While growing up in Toledo, Stoner attended Maumee Valley Country Day School and studied ballet, tap dance, and jazz dance at the O'Connell's Dance Studio. She also modeled and trained at the Margaret O'Brien Modeling Studio. She won Best Model of the Year at the International Modeling and Talent Association Convention in New York City under O'Brien's studio in 2000.


In 2001, Stoner became the co-host of the Disney Channel Mike's Super Short Show along with Michael Alan Johnson, an infomercial segment regarding forthcoming Disney 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 & Cody, That's So Raven and Drake & Josh.

In 2006, she had a small film role in Step Up as Camille, Channing Tatum's character's younger foster sister. She provided the voice of Isabella Garcia-Shapiro and Jenny (until Season 4) in the Disney Channel animated series Phineas and Ferb from 2007-2015, and personally came up with Isabella's catchphrase "Whatcha doin'?". 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 Eminem. 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.

In 2008, she sang two songs, "Lost and Found" and "Free Spirit", from the soundtrack of the movie Alice Upside Down, in which she plays the lead role. She has also recorded a cover version of the song Dancing in the Moonlight for the 2009 Disney DVD/Blu-ray movie, Space Buddies.[4] In 2010, Stoner appeared in the third Step Up film Step Up 3D opposite Adam Sevani where she reprised the role. Stoner uploaded a video onto her official YouTube page of her final dance rehearsal which introduced other cast members.[5] The same year, Stoner returned to reprise her role as Caitlyn Gellar in Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, a sequel to Camp Rock. Stoner also guest-starred in the television drama series House as a skater.

In 2011, Stoner started working with record producers, songwriters and a vocal coach to change her vocal style from "kiddie-pop" to a more soulful pop vibe with a little alternative edge for her first studio album.[6][failed verification] On April 4, 2010, Stoner posted a video to her YouTube Channel announcing the release of her debut single "Flying Forward" on April 20, 2010.[6] Stoner released her debut EP entitled Beat the System in 2011. She also appeared in Wii Fit related videos on the Nintendo Channel on the Wii video game console demonstrating balance exercises. Stoner replaced Hayden Panettiere as the voice of Kairi in Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, Xion in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, and both characters in Kingdom Hearts III. She voiced the character Opal in seasons three and four of The Legend of Korra.[7]

Other venturesEdit


After choreography training in Los Angeles, Stoner appeared as a background dancer in several music videos, notably Missy Elliott's "Work It", "Gossip Folks", "I'm Really Hot", Eminem's "Just Lose It", and "No Tengo Dinero" by the Kumbia Kings. She has also been a back-up dancer for OutKast at the 2004 Kids' Choice Awards and for Will Smith at the 2005 show. 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 on different jobs. She was also one of the dancers in the special features for the Shark Tale DVD.

Stoner teaches hip hop classes at the Millennium Dance Complex, and is credited as the youngest person to teach a master class there. She also appeared in Debby Ryan's "We Got the Beat" for Disney Channel's Radio Rebel. In February 2015, she released a dance tribute video to Missy Elliot featuring a mash up medley of Missy Elliott videos she had danced in when she was younger.[8][9] Within the first week, it received more than 12 million views.[8] Missy Elliott invited Alyson to perform "Work It" with her at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.[10]


Stoner was the "dance editor" for KEWL Magazine. In February 2009, Stoner released the Alyson Stoner Project described as "a dance video hybrid — melding many styles of entertainment into one package".[11] It was directed by Kevin Schmidt, her co-star from Cheaper by the Dozen.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

In March 2018, Stoner came out in an article on Teen Vogue, stating she was "attracted to men, women, and people who identify in other ways."[12] In November 2018, Stoner tweeted a link to a podcast called "Queerology: A podcast on belief and being" where she discussed her faith and sexuality. The podcast featured Stoner on episode 62 in which she stated "I don't feel comfortable labeling my sexual orientation or even faith at the moment. Not because I'm afraid of the words themselves, or being stereotyped, but because there's a certain magic happening in letting the sediment keep swirling in the water, versus forcing it to settle and land somewhere. And I'm being so transformed because of mystery that I want to stay here for now. I seem to be able to love better, wider, and deeper from here for now." [13]



Year Title Role Notes
2003 Cheaper by the Dozen Sarah Baker
2004 Garfield Kid Rat 3 Voice role
2005 Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Sarah Baker
2006 Step Up Camille Gage
2006 Holly Hobbie and Friends: Surprise Party Holly Hobbie Voice role
2006 Holly Hobbie and Friends: Christmas Wishes Holly Hobbie Voice role
2007 Holly Hobbie and Friends: Secret Adventures Holly Hobbie Voice role
2007 Holly Hobbie and Friends: Best Friends Forever Holly Hobbie Voice role
2007 Alice Upside Down Alice McKinley
2009 The Alyson Stoner Project Herself Direct-to-video
2010 Kung Fu Magoo Lorelei Tan Gu Voice role
2010 Step Up 3D Camille Gage
2011 The Little Engine That Could The Little Engine Voice role
2013 Super Buddies Strawberry Voice role
2014 Step Up: All In Camille Gage
2015 Hoovey Jen Elliott
2015 The A-List Lacey Parish
2015 Summer Forever Liv
2015 Huevos: Little Rooster's Egg-cellent Adventure Sweet Pea Voice role
2016 Mr. Invincible Talullah


Year Title Role Notes
2001–2007 Mike's Super Short Show Sally Main role (seasons 1–3); recurring role (seasons 4–6)
2004 I'm with Her Dylan Cassidy Episode: "The Kid Stays in the Picture"
2004 Drake & Josh Wendy Episode: "Number One Fan"
2004 The Batman Connie Voice role; episode: "The Man Who Would Be Bat"; uncredited[citation needed]
2004–2006 Lilo & Stitch: The Series Victoria Voice role; recurring role
2005 That's So Raven Allison "Ally" Parker Episode: "Goin' Hollywood"
2005–2007 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Max Recurring role
2006 Joey Kaley Episode: "Joey and the Critic"
2006 All Grown Up! Lisa Voice role; episode: "Rachel, Rachel"
2006 W.I.T.C.H. Lillian Hale Voice role; recurring role
2007 Disney's Really Short Report Herself Episode: "Bridge to Terabithia"
2007–2015 Phineas and Ferb Isabella Garcia-Shapiro
/ Jenny Brown
Voice role; main role (as Isabella);
recurring role (as Jenny)
2008 Camp Rock Caitlyn Gellar Television film
2008 Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream Herself Episode: "Hello Hollywood"
2008 Disney Channel Games Herself / Contestant 5 episodes, part of Blue Team
2010 Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam Caitlyn Gellar Television film
2010 House Della Episode: "Selfish"
2011 Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension Isabella Garcia-Shapiro / Isabella-2 Voice role; television film
Young Justice Barbara Gordon
/ Bette Kane
Voice role; 8 episodes (as Barbara Gordon);
episode: "Homefront" (as Bette Kane)
2014 The Legend of Korra Opal Voice role; recurring role
2014 Major Crimes Bug Episode: "Jane Doe #38"
2014 Expecting Amish Mary Television film
2015 Sugarbabies Katie Woods Television film
2016 Hitting the Breaks Gretchen McBride Episode: "Home Alone on the Range"
2016–present Milo Murphy's Law Kris, Lydia, Isabella Garcia-Shapiro Voice role
2017 Voltron: Legendary Defender Florona Voice role; episode: "Depths"
2019 The Loud House Sam Sharp Voice role; episode: "Racing Hearts"


Year Title Role Notes
2008–2009 Ghost Town Tina Burton 7 episodes[14]
2016 Roommates Alyson Episode: "Five Guys and Five Girls"

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories Kairi Voice role[15]
2009 Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Xion, Kairi Voice role
2011 Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension Isabella Garcia-Shapiro / Isabella-2 / Receptionist Voice role
2013 Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix Xion, Kairi Voice role
2017 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Kairi Voice role
2019 Kingdom Hearts III Kairi, Xion Voice role


Extended playsEdit

List of albums
Title Album details
Beat the System[16]
While You Were Sleeping


Year Title Album
2010 "Flying Forward" N/A
"Make History" N/A
2013 "Dragon (That's What You Wanted)" N/A
2015 "Pretty Girls" N/A
2016 "Woman" N/A
"Back to Church" N/A
"The Boy is Mine" N/A
2018 "Someone to Call My Lover" N/A
"When It's Right" N/A
"Who Do You Love" N/A
"Fool" N/A
2019 "Stripped Bare" TBA

Featured singlesEdit

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2008 "We Rock"
(among Cast of Camp Rock)
33 70 97 Camp Rock
2014 "Without You"[19]
(Tyler Ward featuring Alyson Stoner)
2015 "Give Me Strength"[20]
(Brock Baker featuring Alyson Stoner)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Promotional singlesEdit

Year Title Album
2010 "It's On"[21] (among Cast of Camp Rock) Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam

Other appearancesEdit

Year Title Other artist(s) Album
2008 "Lost & Found" N/A Alice Upside Down
"Free Spirit" Bridgit Mendler Alice Upside Down
2009 "Dancin' in the Moonlight" N/A Space Buddies
"Fly Away Home" N/A Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure
2010 "What I've Been Looking For" N/A DisneyMania 7
"What We Came Here For" Cast of Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
"This Is Our Song" Cast of Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
2017 "Evolution of Michael Jackson" Next Town Down N/A

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Title Category Nominated Result Refs
2004 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film: Young Actress age 10 or younger Cheaper by the Dozen Nominated [22]
Best Young Ensemble in a Feature Film Cheaper by the Dozen Won [22]
2006 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film: Young Ensemble Cast Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Nominated [23]
2007 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film: Supporting Young Actress Step Up Nominated [24]
Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama): Guest Starring Young Actress The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Nominated [24]
2008 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series: Recurring Young Actress The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Nominated [25]
2017 Streamy Awards Best Dance Performance Herself Won [26]
2018 7th Annual BTVA Awards Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Guest Role Voltron: Legendary Defender Nominated [27]
BTVA People's Choice Award for Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Guest Role Voltron: Legendary Defender Won [27]
Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series Voltron: Legendary Defender Nominated [27]
BTVA People's Choice Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series Voltron: Legendary Defender Won [27]


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