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Genevieve Knight "G" Hannelius[1] (born December 22, 1998)[1][2] is an American actress and singer. She starred as Avery Jennings in the Disney Channel sitcom Dog with a Blog. Prior to this, she had recurring roles in the Disney Channel series Sonny with a Chance and Good Luck Charlie. She has also starred in Leo Little's Big Show and has done voice work as Rosebud in the Air Buddies films. She also guest starred in Disney Channel's series Jessie.

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Hannelius in 2014
Genevieve Knight Hannelius

(1998-12-22) December 22, 1998 (age 20)
EducationSierra Canyon High School
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active2009–present


Early lifeEdit

Hannelius was born in Boston, Massachusetts.[3] Her father is Swedish.[4] She moved to Falmouth, Maine at age three.


Hannelius' theater roles include playing Madeline in the Children's Theater of Maine's production of Madeline's Rescue in summer 2002.[5] and Jenny in Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing with Children's Theatre of Maine and Maine State Music Theater. She moved to California for three months to try out for auditions, and was so successful that her family relocated permanently to Los Angeles in 2008. Hannelius is an alumna of the Los Angeles-based Young Actor's Studio.[6]

Hannelius played Courtney Patterson on the sitcom Surviving Suburbia, playing the daughter of Bob Saget's character.[7] She had a recurring role on Sonny with a Chance,[8] a Disney Channel original series as Dakota Condor, a guest role on Hannah Montana as a fan named Tiffany[5] and a recurring role on Good Luck Charlie as Jo Keener.[9] She also played Emily Pearson in the Disney Channel original film Den Brother in 2010, and was the voice talent of Rosebud in Spooky Buddies and the following films Treasure Buddies and Super Buddies.

In February 2011, she was cast for a lead role in the pilot of the High School Musical spin-off series Madison High, however the pilot was not picked up to series.[10] In 2012, she played Avery Jennings on the Disney Channel series Dog with a Blog, it premiered on October 12, 2012. In 2014, she guest starred as Mad Mack on the Disney Channel series Jessie and voiced Lady Joy on the Disney Junior series Sofia the First.

Hannelius has several singles available on the iTunes Store and Google Play. Staying Up All Night was her first release in 2011. Since then seven more have been released. Hannelius has written six of her songs. She performed the song "Friends Do" on the Disney sitcom Dog With a Blog, which was played on Radio Disney in May 2014, and released on iTunes the following September.

Business venturesEdit

She does nail art tutorials on her YouTube channel, GbyGNailArt.[11] In November 2014, it was announced that Hannelius was launching a customized nail-wrap app titled 'Make Me Nails'[12] with Lauren Jones, digital marketer, in partnership with Watson Creative and MINX nails. In March 2015, it was confirmed via Instagram that Make Me Nails would be released on April 2. The day before the scheduled release, the date was pushed back to April 4 due to glitches in the app.

Personal lifeEdit

Hannelius is an avid supporter of the domestic violence charity organization, a Window Between Worlds,[13] and has been hosting their annual fundraising event, "Art in the Afternoon", since 2013.[14][15]

Hannelius graduated from Sierra Canyon High School in May 2017.[16][17]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Black & Blue Zoe
2010 The Search for Santa Paws Janie
2011 Spooky Buddies Rosebud Voice role
2012 Treasure Buddies Rosebud Voice role
2012 Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups Charity Voice role
2013 Super Buddies Rosebud Voice role
2018 Sid is Dead Tiff
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Surviving Suburbia Courtney Patterson Main role - ABC - 13 Episodes
2009 Hannah Montana Tiffany Episode: "Jake... Another Little Piece of My Heart"
2009 Rita Rocks Brianna Boone Episode: "Why Can't We Be Friends?"
2009–2010 Sonny with a Chance Dakota Condor Recurring role (seasons 1–2), 6 episodes
2010 Den Brother Emily Pearson Disney Channel Original Movie
2010–2011 Good Luck Charlie Jo Keener Recurring role (seasons 1–2), 4 episodes
2011 I'm in the Band Ms. Dempsey Episode: "Iron Weasel: The Video Game"
2011 Love Bites Maddy Tinnelli Episode: "TMI"
2011 Madison High Wednesday Malone Unsold television pilot (Disney) - Never aired
2012–2015 Dog with a Blog Avery Jennings Lead role
2013 Fish Hooks Amanda Voice role; episode: "A Charity Fair to Remember"[18][19]
2014 Jessie Mackenzie Episode: "Creepy Connie 3: The Creepening"
2014 Sofia the First Lady Joy Voice role; episode: "Sofia the Second"
2014–2015 Wander Over Yonder Little Bits Voice role; episodes "The Stray" & "The Catastrophe"[20]
2016 Roots Missy Waller Television miniseries; episode: "Part 2"
2017 American Vandal Christa Carlyle 6 episodes


  • 2011 – "Staying Up All Night"
  • 2011 – "Two In a Billion"
  • 2011 – "Just Watch Me"
  • 2012 – "Sun In My Hand"
  • 2012 – "Paper Cut"
  • 2014 – "Moonlight"
  • 2014 – "Stay Away"
  • 2014 – "Friends Do" (From Dog With A Blog)
  • 2014 – "4:45"
  • 2016 – "Lighthouse"


  1. ^ a b Know Your Castmates: Dog With A Blog. Disney Channel. Event occurs at 33 seconds. Retrieved April 22, 2014.
  2. ^ G Hannelius [@g_hannelius] (January 9, 2010). "@HappyBDayNoie asked: How old are u? A: I just turned 11 on Dec. 22" (Tweet). Archived from the original on February 23, 2016. Retrieved February 23, 2016 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ "G Hannelius: Bio" [Official site]. Retrieved September 12, 2010.
  4. ^ "Here Come the Girls!". Disney. Retrieved 2014-06-08.
  5. ^ a b Medianet (2010). "Cast Biographies: G Hannelius". Disney ABC Television Group. Retrieved August 6, 2010.
  6. ^ Jeff Alan-Lee, et al. (2010). "Our Actors ...". The Young Actor's Studio. Retrieved August 6, 2010.
  7. ^ Alessandra Stanley (April 6, 2009). "At Home on the Outskirts, With Goofy, Grumpy Dad". The New York Times, p. C1.
  8. ^ Astral (August 3, 2010). "Den Brother headlines Family Channel". [Press release]. CNW Group.
  9. ^ Mcnamara, Patricia (July 27, 2010). "Meet G Hannelius". Girls' Life. Retrieved August 6, 2010.
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 17, 2011). "Disney Channel's Music-Driven 'HSM' Offshoot 'Madison High' Gets Pilot Order". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 12, 2013.
  11. ^ "GByGNailArt - YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 2017-01-08.
  12. ^ "Make Me Nails on the App Store". iTunes. 2015-04-04. Retrieved 2017-01-08.
  13. ^ "Why I Care: Disney Channel Star G Hannelius on Making a Difference with Art". Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  14. ^ "ART IN THE AFTERNOON @ A Window Between Worlds". Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  15. ^ "AWBW G Hannelius". Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  16. ^ "Congrats Class of 2017: G. Hannelius Graduates High School". Retrieved May 31, 2017.
  17. ^ "Graduation photograph". Instagram.
  18. ^ "Twitter / G_Hannelius: Did anyone watch the new Fish". Retrieved 2013-10-02.
  19. ^ "Fish Hooks Cast and Details". Retrieved 2013-10-02.
  20. ^ Jackson, Ryan. "November 2014 Programming Highlights" (PDF). Disney XD Medianet. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 29, 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2014.

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