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Sarah Hayley Orrantia (born February 21, 1994) is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She is best known for portraying Erica Goldberg on the ABC comedy series The Goldbergs. She was a member of Lakoda Rayne, a country pop girl group assembled by Paula Abdul during the first season of The X Factor. She released her debut single "Love Sick" in 2015. Her debut EP, The Way Out, was released in May 2019.

Hayley Orrantia
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Orrantia in 2016
Background information
Birth nameSarah Hayley Orrantia
Born (1994-02-21) February 21, 1994 (age 25)
Arlington, Texas, U.S.
GenresCountry[1][2]
Occupation(s)Actress, singer, songwriter
Years active2010–present

Early lifeEdit

Sarah Hayley Orrantia was born an only child in Arlington, Texas, on February 21, 1994, and grew up in nearby Grand Prairie and Highland Village.[3] She is of English, French, Irish, and Mexican descent.[4][5] She attended public school from elementary to middle school in her hometown of Highland Village.

She then attended Marcus High School in nearby Flower Mound until her junior year, when she decided to become homeschooled to pursue her music and acting training. In high school, she joined the musical theatre program, providing her with her first taste of acting.[citation needed]

CareerEdit

Orrantia began singing at the age of nine and began professionally training at the age of 12. She wrote her first song at 13, and by age 14, she had recorded her first EP of cover songs. That same year, she began writing with songwriter Jamie Houston who at the time was best known for writing hits for the three Disney High School Musical movies.

Orrantia recorded the vocals to Houston's "Magic of a Friend" which was on Disney's Tinkerbell and The Lost Treasure soundtrack in 2010. Later that year, Orrantia sang background vocals for Demi Lovato on Disney's Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam soundtrack and background vocals for Miley Cyrus on Disney's Hannah Montana Forever soundtrack.[6]

Her first acting role was at age 17, on a commercial for Sprint in 2011. She was cast in the independent film Cooper and the Castle Hills Gang, which premiered at the Dallas International Film Festival.

In the summer of 2011, Orrantia auditioned for the first season of The X Factor. Orrantia was selected from a YouTube video submission and received four "yes" votes from the judges during the live audition phase in Seattle, Washington. Although she originally auditioned as a solo artist, during "Hollywood Week", she and three other female singers, were put into a group for the rest of the auditions. They were eliminated during the fifth week in the live shows.

Since 2013, Orrantia has played Erica Goldberg on the ABC comedy series The Goldbergs. After casting Orrantia and learning of her singing talent, series creator Adam F. Goldberg has written several episodes where Erica sings. Series co star AJ Michalka is also a recording artist, and the two sing together on three of the tracks of The Goldbergs MixTape, released in 2017.

Orrantia had a leading role in the drama film God's Not Dead 2, released on April 1, 2016.[7][8]

In 2016, she released a single called "Strong, Sweet and Southern." Its music video has had over 200,000 views on YouTube, as of May 2018.[9]

In 2019, she debuted The Way Out, an extended play (EP).[10] It has been described as a "very intimate and personal look at her own life".[11]

Charity workEdit

Orrantia wrote the song "Who I Am" for the National Eating Disorders Association and the song "Power of a Girl" for the Girl Scouts of the USA. She also supports the cancer charity, Lungevity, Susan G. Komen, and Stand Up to Cancer.[12] Since 2007, she has served as an ambassador for the Texas Music Project, which raises awareness and funds for music education in public schools.

FilmographyEdit

 
Hayley Orrantia performing live in October 2016.

FilmEdit

Year Title Role
2011 Cooper and the Castle Hills Gang Penny
2016 God's Not Dead 2 Brooke Thawley

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2011 The X Factor Herself Contestant
2013–present The Goldbergs Erica Goldberg Main Role
2016 Celebrity Name Game Herself Celebrity contestant
2016 Roommates Hayley Web series; 7 episodes
2018 Hell's Kitchen Herself Guest diner; Episode: "Hell Freezes Over"
2019 Schooled Erica Goldberg Episode: "Erica and Lainey's High School Reunion"[13]
2019 Celebrity Family Feud Herself Episode: “Black-ish vs. The Goldbergs

DiscographyEdit

Extended playsEdit

Title Details
The Way Out[14]

SinglesEdit

Title Year Album
"Love Sick"[15] 2015 Non-album singles
"Until Then"[16]
"Hasta Verte"[17]
"Silence You"[18] 2016
"Strong Sweet & Southern"[19]
"Give Me Back Sunday"[20] 2017
"If I Don't"[2] 2019 The Way Out
"Nights and Weekends"[21] TBA

Guest appearancesEdit

List of non single guest appearances, showing other performing artists
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"The Magic of a Friend"[22] 2009 None Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)
"I'll Be Home for Christmas"[23] 2012 Tim Halperin Under That Christmas Spell
"The Magic of a Friend"[24] 2014 None Clochette et la Pierre de Lune (Bande originale fran)
"Love Ninja"[25] 2017 Troy Gentile The Goldbergs Mixtape
"Hit Me with Your Best Shot"[25] None
"True Colors"[25]
"Tom Sawyer"[25] AJ Michalka
"He's the Man"[25] Troy Gentile, AJ Michalka, Sam Lerner
"Eternal Flame"[25] AJ Michalka
"Walking on Sunshine"[25]

Music videosEdit

Title Year Director Ref.
"Love Sick" (Acoustic) 2016 Unknown [26]
"Strong Sweet & Southern" Ryan Hutchins [27]
"If I Don't" 2019 Unknown [28]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hayley Orrantia, Navigates Heartbreak With The Release Of Her Latest EP, 'The Way Out'". Broadway World. May 24, 2019. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Patron, Chris (May 17, 2019). "Hayley Orrantia Traces Betrayal and Denial on 'If I Don't'". Sounds like Nashville. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  3. ^ "Hayley Orrantia – About". Facebook. 1994-02-21. Retrieved 2015-06-26.
  4. ^ Orrantia, Hayley. "You're Not Latina!". Huffington Post. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  5. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Hayley Orrantia: "It Would Be So Great To Be Called The First Latina to Win 'X-Factor'"". Latina.com. 2011-11-01. Retrieved 2015-06-26.
  6. ^ "Hayley Orrantia to play Hotel Cafe". AXS. Retrieved 2017-01-24.
  7. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (May 8, 2014). "'The Goldbergs', 'Once Upon a Time', 'Castle', 'Scandal', Grey's Anatomy', 'Revenge', 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD' & 'Resurrection' Renewed by ABC". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  8. ^ Michael O'Connell; Lesley Goldberg (May 8, 2014). "ABC Renews 'The Goldbergs'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  9. ^ Strong, Sweet & Southern – Hayley Orrantia. 2016-10-07.
  10. ^ "The Way Out by Hayley Orrantia on Amazon Music". Amazon. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  11. ^ Thompson, Gayle (June 26, 2019). "'The Goldbergs' Actress Hayley Orrantia Opens up About Personal Heartbreak on New 'The Way Out' EP". Popculture. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  12. ^ "Hayley Orrantia, Hollywood's Rising Starlet – Grand Prairie Magazine". grandprairiemag.com. Retrieved 2017-01-24.
  13. ^ "Schooled: Lainey and Erica's High School Reunion (3/13)". Disney-ABC Press (Press release). February 25, 2019. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  14. ^ "The Way Out — EP by Hayley Orrantia on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  15. ^ "Love Sick — Single by Hayley Orrantia on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  16. ^ "Until Then — Single by Hayley Orrantia on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  17. ^ "Hasta Verte — Single by Hayley Orrantia on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  18. ^ "Silence You — Single by Hayley Orrantia on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  19. ^ "Strong Sweet & Southern — Single by Hayley Orrantia on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  20. ^ "Give Me Back Sunday — Single by Hayley Orrantia on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  21. ^ "Nights and Weekends — Single by Hayley Orrantia on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  22. ^ "Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) by Various Artists on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  23. ^ "Under That Christmas Spell — EP by Tim Halperin on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  24. ^ "Clochette et la Pierre de Lune (Bande originale fran) by Various Artists on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  25. ^ a b c d e f g "The Goldbergs Mixtape by Various Artists on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  26. ^ Orrantia, Hayley (April 11, 2016). "LOVE SICK (Acoustic) — Hayley Orrantia". YouTube. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  27. ^ Orrantia, Hayley (October 7, 2016). "STRONG, SWEET & SOUTHERN — Hayley Orrantia (Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  28. ^ Orrantia, Hayley (June 26, 2019). "Hayley Orrantia — "If I Don't" (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved July 23, 2019.

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