Lalaine

Lalaine

Birth name: Lalaine Vergara-Paras
Born: June 3, 1987
Age: 33
Birthplace: Burbank, California, U.S.
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Biography

Lalaine Vergara-Paras (born June 3, 1987),[1] known mononymously as Lalaine, is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She is best known for her role as Miranda Sanchez on the Disney Channel teen sitcom Lizzie McGuire, which ran from 2001 to 2004. Her other most notable appearances include the television film Annie (1999) and as Abby Ramirez in the Disney Channel Original Movie You Wish! (2003).

After appearing in the roles of Young Cosette and Eponine in a Broadway musical production of Les Misérables as a child, Lalaine pursued a career in music. She signed with Warner Bros. Records following the end of Lizzie McGuire and released one studio album and one extended play, both of which saw little commercial success mostly due to only having a limited release.[2] From 2010 to 2011, Lalaine played bass guitar in the band Vanity Theft.

Lalaine Vergara-Paras was born in Burbank, California to Filipino parents; her mother, Lilia Vergara Paras is originally from Batangas, and her father from Pampanga. She has three older siblings. She spent most of her early years in Burbank and Sherman Oaks, California, then joined the Broadway National Touring cast of Les Misérables as Little Cosette. After the tour Lalaine and her mother resided in Sherman Oaks.

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Career

Acting career

Lalaine is normally credited by her first name only.[3] Her acting career began when she was cast in the Broadway production of Les Misérables in the roles of Young Cosette and Eponine.[3] Her best known role is that of Miranda Sanchez on the Disney Channel teen sitcom Lizzie McGuire, alongside Hilary Duff. She left the series to work on other projects, and declined to reprise her role in the theatrical film The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003) to focus on music.[4][5] She did reprise the role on the pilot of a spin-off series What's Stevie Thinking? about Miranda's younger sister, but the series was later scrapped and did not air.

She also played orphan Kate in the Wonderful World of Disney television film Annie in 1999. She starred alongside A.J. Trauth and Spencer Breslin in the Disney Channel Original Movie You Wish! as Abby in 2003. Lalaine portrayed Chloe, a young Slayer-In-Training who commits suicide, on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

In 2009, she appeared in the film Royal Kill along with Eric Roberts and Pat Morita. In 2010, Lalaine also appeared in Easy A starred by Emma Stone in a small role as a gossiping girl. In July 2011, Lalaine was featured in a Shane Dawson video titled "Urban Legendz"[6] She was also featured in another one of Shane's videos titled "Hot Chick or Cat Lady?". In 2014, Lalaine starred as Stacy in the film One Night Alone. Lalaine and former All That star Lori Beth Denberg both co star in the new web series Raymond and Lane.[7]

Music career

In 2003, Lalaine released her independent album, Inside Story. Lalaine wrote six songs on the album, including "Life Is Good", "Can't Stop", and "Save Myself". She worked with Radio Disney, performing her songs in Southern California, and went to Hawaii with Disney's Imagineers.

In 2005, she performed on the last episode of Nickelodeon's All That. The following year, she released a single, "I'm Not Your Girl" and remade the song "Cruella DeVil" for the album DisneyMania 3.

She played bass guitar in the band Vanity Theft from April 2010 to January 2011.[8][9][clarification needed]

In 2011, Lalaine sang on the song "Different" as part of the "Artists Against Hate".[10]

Personal life

Legal issues

In July 2007, Lalaine was arrested and charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Lalaine pleaded guilty to the felony possession charge. A $50,000 bench warrant was issued against Lalaine after she failed to appear at a mandatory court hearing for her case. The bench warrant was recalled by the judge in February 2008. The felony possession charge was expunged after she completed drug rehabilitation at a facility in Long Beach, California.[11][12][13]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Promised Land Norma
2004 Debating Robert Lee Debator
2007 Her Best Move Tutti Distributed by Summertime Films
2009 Royal Kill Jan Released on DVD as "Ninja's Creed"
2010 Easy A Gossipy Girl Cameo[14]
The Man with the Red Balloon Green Balloon / Balloonless Woman Short film
One Night Alone Stacy

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Borderline Theresa Television film
1999 Annie Katherine "Kate" Television film
2003 You Wish! Abigail "Abby" Ramirez Disney Channel Original Movie
2001-04 Lizzie McGuire Miranda Sanchez Disney Channel Original Series; 59 episodes
2001-05 Express Yourself Herself Series of short segments shown on Disney Channel
2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Chloe/First Evil 3 episodes
2005 Disney 411 Herself 1 episodes
2005 All That Herself 1 episode (final episode)
2006 Flipside Herself/Host Lalaine's adventure in the Philippines
2007 What's Stevie Thinking? Miranda Sanchez Unsold television pilot

Web series

Year Show Role Notes
2008 ElisaVictoriaTV Herself 2 episodes
2009-13 Off The Clock Various characters 8 episodes
2011 Vanity Theft - VT Tour Diary Herself 7 episode
2011 ShaneDawsonTV Herself 2 episodes
2012 Dream Journal Lady Smoking 1 episode
2015 Raymond & Lane Lily [15]

Discography

Albums

Album Released
Inside Story 2003

EPs

EP Released
Haunted 2004

Singles

Year Title Album Chart positions
2003 "You Wish!" Inside Story
2005 "Cruella De Vil" DisneyMania 3
"I'm Not Your Girl" - 21[citation needed]

Other Songs

  • If You Wanna Rock- Pixel Perfect
  • Did You Hear About Us?- B-side of "I'm Not Your Girl"

Leaked Songs

  • Real Life
  • No More
  • Doing Just Fine
  • More Than Words Can Say
  • My Jam
  • No Stopping My Sounds
  • Always Too Good To Be True
  • This Wont Hurt A Bit
  • Hide

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Role Result
2000 Young Artist Award Young Artist Award For Best Performance in a Feature Film or TV Movie - Young Ensemble Kate in Annie Nominated
2002 Young Artist Award Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) Miranda Sanchez in Lizzie McGuire Nominated
Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Supporting Young Actress Won
2003 Imagen Award Best Supporting Actress in Television Miranda Sanchez in Lizzie McGuire Nominated
Young Artist Award Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) Miranda Sanchez in Lizzie McGuire Nominated

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