Twenty-two year old superstar, Laura Marano, is best known as the lead “Ally” in the international hit Disney Channel television series “Austin and Ally” which is still seen in over 160 countries to this day. This multi-talented triple threat is a favorite celebrity and role model for teens and young adults everywhere with a social following of over 12 million people and has graced over twenty magazine covers.
Marano won the Kids Choice Award for Best Actress on TV for her role on “Austin & Ally” and the show won for Best TV Comedy. The show also won Kids Choice Awards in Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina. Recently, her role garnered her Teen Choice Nominations for Choice Summer TV Star Female and Choice TV Chemistry.
Marano started acting in the theater when she was five years old. She appeared in numerous plays at the Agoura Children’s Theatre, and continued her acting in national commercials, Guest Starring, Recurring, and Series Regular Roles with shows like “Without A Trace”, “Dexter”,
“The Sarah Silverman Show”, “Back To You” and “Smarter Than a Fifth Grader.”
Marano is currently fliming the lead in the Awesomeness and Paramount Player’s film, “The Stand In” and can be seen in the Academy Award nominated film “Lady Bird” with Saorsie Ronan. She finished filming “The War with Grandpa” co-starring Robert DeNiro, Christopher Walken and Uma Thurman. Films in the past include “The Jacket”, “Superbad”, and “Bad Hair Day.”
Last summer, Laura became a film producer with her sister, Vanessa and her mother, Ellen Marano after they bought the rights to the best selling novel by Alyson Noel, “Saving Zoe.”
She stars in the movie along with her sister, Vanessa.
Apart from acting, Laura is a role model for teens and young adults everywhere as the face of prominent national campaigns such as UNICEF’s Trick or Treat Ambassador campaign, where she joined the exclusive the ranks of previous ambassadors: Heidi Klum, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Selena Gomez. In addition to her work with UNICEF, she is working closely with the Humane Society of The United States as the face of the Meatless Mondays campaign and this summer, DoSomething.org and Sprint have partnered with Laura for a hands-on campaign called Thumb Wars that will literally save lives.
Music, which is Marano’s first love, is one of the reasons why she gravitated to her role of songwriter and superstar “Ally,” on the show. She has personally written over 100 songs with some of today’s biggest writers and is a classically trained pianist. Her debut music video, “Boombox” has over 56 million views on Vevo making her the Top 10 Emerging Artists on Vevo for 2016. Laura has performed on “The Today Show”, the “Radio Disney Music Awards” and People Magazine Summer Concert Series as well as numerous radio shows and concerts opening for the likes of Fifth Harmony and Austin Mahone.
Marano served as an official judge for the Miss America Pageant on ABC and hosted and performed for Arthur Ashe Kids Day also televised on ABC. Marano also hosted the 2016 and 2017 Billboard Music Awards and American Music Awards official red carpets garnering audiences of over 7 million people. She also recently hosted the 2018 official red carpet for the Golden Globes.
Currently, Laura is recording new music for her debut pop album. The weekly one hour “For the Record with Laura Marano Show” on Radio Disney showcases Laura’s foray and work on her debut album and has featured some of today’s biggest celebrity artists such as Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor, Nick Jonas, DNCE, Julia Michaels, Kelly Clarkson and Louis Tomlinson. Marano can be heard singing the anthem for the hugely popular animated series, “Miraculous Ladybug” with the video garnering over 61 million views on Youtube.