“[My friends] total didn’t believe that I was an actress,” said Laura, who is now attending the University of Southern California for a degree in media political philosophy and law. “When I did Fifth Grader, the one thing that I wasn’t acting in, everyone was freaking out in fifth grade. I was a popular fifth grader.”
However, Marano didn’t launch from obscurity until she scored the role of Ally Dawson on Disney’s Austin & Ally, which also starred R5‘s Ross Lynch and Raini Rodriguez. Now, after the show’s four season run on the network, Marano is Laser-focused on writing tracks for her as-yet-untitled debut studio album.
Until the project arrives in full, fans can purchase her debut single “Boombox” on iTunes here.