Birth name: Lalaine Vergara-Paras
Born: June 3, 1987
Age: 37
Birthplace: Burbank, California, US
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Lalaine Vergara-Paras (born June 3, 1987), also known as Lalaine, is an American actress, singer-songwriter and writer of Filipino descent. She is perhaps best known for her role as Miranda Sanchez in the Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire, which aired from 2001 to 2004. She has been pursuing a music career since 2009. She was a member of the band Vanity Theft from 2010 to 2011.


Early life

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; Marian, Francisco and Cristina. She spent most of her early years in Burbank and Sherman Oaks, CA, then joined the Broadway National Touring cast of Les Misérables as Little Cosette. After the tour Lalaine and her mother resided in Sherman Oaks, CA.


Acting career

Lalaine is normally credited by her first name only. She is commonly known for playing Lizzie's best friend, Miranda on Disney Channel's Lizzie McGuire, alongside Hilary Duff. She reprised this role on the pilot of a spin-off series What's Stevie Thinking? about Miranda's younger sister, but this did not air in 2005 as originally expected and was scrapped.

Lalaine's acting career began when she was cast in the Broadway production of Les Misérables in the roles of Young Cosette and Eponine.

When Lalaine returned to California, she acted in several television commercials, including some for Microsoft and Burger King. She also worked in the play Brundibar.

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

In 2004, Lalaine went to the Philippines and made guest appearances on the GMA Network including the SOP Gigsters. She also promoted GMA Pinoy TV in San Francisco, California in 2004. 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 late July 2011, Lalaine was featured in a Shane Dawson video titled "Urban Legendz" She was also featured in another one of Shane's videos titled "Hot Chick or Cat Lady?".

In 2014, Lalaine starred in the movie One Night Alone. She will be playing the role as "Stacy". Lalaine and former "All That" star Lori Beth Denberg both co star in the new web series "Raymond and Lane".

Lizzie McGuire

Lalaine auditioned for the part of Miranda Sanchez in the Situation Comedy even though they did not have a laugh track. She portrayed a person who out her three best friends who was self- conscious. Lalaine received $80,000 a episode and her co- star Hilary Duff reportedly got $90,000 a episode and Adam Lamberg their other co- star got approximately $75,000 an episode.

Lalaine told Seventeen Magazine "We were friends and we still are friends but we are not best friends like who we portray on TV."

Lalaine left "Lizzie McGuire" to work on other projects. Lalaine declined to reprise her role as Miranda in "The Lizzie McGuire Movie" in an effort to focus on music.

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.

She signed a record deal with Warner Bros. Records and performed on the last episode of All That. In 2005, she released a single, "I'm Not Your Girl" and remade the song "Cruella DeVil" for the album DisneyMania 3.

Songs from her unreleased album Haunted are publicly available—"I'm Not Your Girl" and "Did You Hear About Us?" were included on a physical single, and "Real Life", "No More", "Doing Just Fine", and "More Than Words Can Say" leaked onto the internet by a member of her message board.

She played bass guitar in the band Vanity Theft from April 2010 to January 2011.

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

Personal life

Lalaine pleaded guilty to possession of crystal meth in 2007. This was removed from her record once she completed drug treatment.



List of film performances
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Borderline Theresa TV film
1999 Annie Kate TV film
2003 You Wish! Abby Ramirez Disney Channel Original Movie
2004 Promised Land Norma
2004 Debating Robert Lee Debator
2007 What's Stevie Thinking? Miranda Sanchez Unsold TV pilot
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
2014 The Man with the Red Balloon" Green Balloon / Balloonless Woman Post-production
2014 One Night Alone Stacy filming

TV series

List of television performances
Year Title Role Notes
2001-2004 Lizzie McGuire Miranda Sanchez Disney Channel Original Series
  • 59 episodes
2001-2005 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 episodes (final episode)
2006 Flipside Herself/Host Lalaine's adventure in the Philippines

Web Series

Year Show Role
2008 ElisaVictoriaTV Herself (2 episode)
2009-2013 Off The Clock various characters (8 episodes)
2011 Vanity Theft - VT Tour Diary Herself (7 episode)
2011 ShaneDawsonTV Herself (2 episode)
2012 Dream Journal Lady Smoking (1 episode)
2015 Raymond & Lane Lily



Album Released
Inside Story 2003


EP Released
Haunted 2004


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

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
  • 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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