Laura Marie Marano (born 29 November 1995) is an American actress and singer.
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Her movie credits include roles in Finding Nemo (2003), The Jacket (2005), Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), Goldfish (short) (2007), Superbad (2007), Telepathic (2010), A Sort of Homecoming (2015), Pop Star Christmas (2015), Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015), Ladybird (2017), The War with Grandpa (2018), Saving Zoe (2018), and Bad Hair Day (TV film) (2015).
Her TV credits include appearances on Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?; Without a Trace; Back to You; The X’s; The Sara Silverman Program; Gary Unmarried; Austin & Ally; Jessie; Liv and Maddie; Girl Meets World; Heroes; Childrens Hospital; Flashforward; True Jackson, VP; Ghost Whisperer; Little Monk, Medical Investigation; Huff; and Joan of Arcadia.
- Austin & Ally: Turn It Up (2013)
- Austin & Ally: Take It from the Top (2015)
- Kids' Choice Awards, Favorite TV Actress, Austin & Ally, Won 2015
- Remi Awards, Rising Actress, A Sort of Homecoming, Won 2015
She was born in Los Angeles, California, and still lives there.
- She is the younger sister of actress, Vanessa Marano, who played Rebecca Mitchell on DEXTER.
- Her father is of Italian origin. Her mother has English and Irish ancestry.
- Marano was named the 2013 UNICEF's Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Ambassador, which encouraged children to raise money on Halloween to help children around the world.
- I2014, Marano was an ambassador for the Disney and Birds Eye Vegetables campaign ‘Step up to the plate‘.
- Laura enjoys school, soccer, piano, hip-hop, tap dancing and singing. She has written over a hundred songs.