Laura Marano
Full Name

Laura Marie Marano




November 29, 1995
(Age 19)

Eye Color


Hair Color

Medium brown with caramel highlights


Actress, singer-songwriter, model

Years active



Ally Dawson

Laura Marie Marano (born November 29, 1995) is an American actress, singer-songwriter and model. She has appeared in the shows Without a Trace and Back to You, in both instances playing the daughter of the lead characters. She is Vanessa Marano's younger sister and is currently eighteen years old. She stars as Ally Dawson on the Disney Channel's Original Series Austin & Ally. Laura Marano started acting in the theatre when she was 5 years old and she has done numerous plays at the Agoura Children's Theatre, and continued her acting in many national commercials. She is a very talented girl and almost always replies to any tweet she gets on her Twitter account. She also plays in an upcoming DCOM in 2015 called Bad Hair Day. She also appears at Austin & Ally Spinoff.

Life and CareerEdit

Laura has been acting since she was 5 years old. Ever since that, she worked for a lot of productions at the Stage Door Theatre, she also appeared in numerous commercials and has small roles on Ghost Whisperer, Medical Investigation, Huff and Joan of Arcadia. Her bigger roles in television have been in Without a Trace and other shows. She has also been heard in the animated movies like Finding Nemo and Ice Age: The Meltdown. She played child role of Keira Knightley's character in the film The Jacket, and had a small flashback role in the film Superbad. She was a regular cast member on the FOX game show, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? in season 1 and played the role of Gracie Carr on FOX's sitcom Back to You.

Laura Marano has since appeared in several episodes of The Sarah Silverman Program. Initially she was cast in the pilot episode, "Batteries", as the child version of Sarah Silverman, and the writers liked her so much they brought her back for a larger role as a girl Sarah coaches to win a beauty pageant ("Not Without My Daughter"). On the DVD commentary track, co-star Brian Posehn notes that Marano knew everyone else's lines better than they did. She has also appeared in Dexter as the child version of Debra Morgan. She has also played the child version of a character played by Diana Scarwid, Alice Shaw, sister of Angela Petrelli, on Heroes. She currently stars and is most known for her role in the Disney Channel series Austin & Ally. In 2014 Marano scored herself the lead role in "A Sort of Homecoming" an independantly-distrubted film following debating. In additon, she landed her first Disney Channel Original movie [DCOM], "Bad Hair Day", alongside Disney Channel veteran Leigh-Allyn Baker. Marano's character is seen to be a teenage technology whiz who wants to be prom queen. The film went into production in July 2014, and is slated for a 2015 release.



Year Title Role
2005 The Jacket Young Jackie
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown Additional Voices
2007 Goldfish Suzy
2007 Superbad Young Becca
2014 A Sort Of Homecoming Amy
2015 Bad Hair Day TBA



Title Role Notes
2003-2004 Without a Trace Kate Malone 7 episodes
2004 Joan of Arcadia Emily Episode: "Night without Stars"
2005 Medical Investigation Brooke Beck Episode: "Tribe"
2005 The X's Scout (voice) TV series
2006 Ghost Whisperer Audrey Episode: "Friendly Neighborhood Ghost"
2006 Without a Trace Kate Malone Episode: "Shattered"
2006 Huff Amelia Episode: "Black Shadows"
2006 Dexter Young Debra Episode: "Let's Give the Boy a Hand"
Episode: "Father Knows Best"
2007-2008 Back to You Gracie Carr 5 episodes
2007-2008 The Sarah Silverman Program Young Sarah Silverman 5 episodes
2008 Gary Unmarried Louise Brooks Episode: "Pilot"
2008 Ni Hao, Kai-Lan Mei Mei (voice) 11 episodes
2009 Heroes Young Alice Shaw Episode: "1961"
2009 Little Monk Cousin Lauren Episode: "Little Monk and the Monk Cousin"
2010 Telepathic Marsha TV movie
2010 True Jackson, VP Molly

Episode:"Little Buddies"

2010 The Sarah Silverman Program Young Sarah Silverman Episode: "A Slip Slope"
2010 FlashForward Young Tracy Episode: "Blowback"
2010 Childrens Hospital Haley Episode: "Give a Painted Brother a Break"
Episode: "Frankfurthers. Allman Brothers. Death, Frankfurters"
2011-Present Austin & Ally Ally Dawson

Main/Lead Role


Disney 365 As Herself

2 episodes

2013 Fish Hooks Hamster Girl #2 (Voice) Episode: "Algae Day"
2013 Doctors Herself
2014 Liv & Maddie Fangs Episode "Howl-a-Rooney"
2014? Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Rachel Recurring episodes
2014 Switched At Birth Francesca Sorrento Episode: Girl With Death Mask (She Plays Alone)


  • Laura appeared in The Vamps' video Somebody to You ft. Demi Lovato as Bradley Simpson's dream girl.
  • Laura said that she hasn't played volleyball in 3 years until the filming of the "Heard It On the Radio" music video.
  • Laura's mom once described her as a sponge who wants to absorb "water" which means she loves to learn.
  • Laura is a Sagittarius.
  • She is currently 19 years old.
  • Laura graduated from high school on May 31, 2014.
  • She has a sister named Vanessa Marano who stars as Bay in the ABC Family Original Series, Switched at Birth.
  • One of her favorite movies is Moulin Rouge.
  • Laura says her dad loves her very much and she loves him the same back but maybe even more.
  • Ross says that Laura enjoys stupid jokes like, "What did the banana give the monkey? A banana."
  • She had a pretty weird imagination when she was a kid:
    • She had seven baby dolls, they were all her "children".
    • She could talk to animals.
    • Her "husband" just died and she was looking for another love interest.
  • When she was little, she was really into Broadway shows.
  • Laura loves animals.
  • When she turned 11 she got really into classic Rock 'n' roll.
  • Her most common nickname (Mainly used by fans) is "Laurific".
  • She would love to sing a song with Jason Mraz, according to an interview with Disney Channel UK.
  • She really likes the bands, Queen, Journey, and Guns N' Roses.
  • She started acting at the age of 5.
  • Her favorite color is red.
  • She has a crush on Harry Potter, not Daniel Radcliffe (although she loves Daniel Radcliffe) but she has a crush on the actual Harry Potter, himself.
  • She loves playing soccer and watching it.
  • She likes to tap-dance. She has been tap-dancing since kindergarten.
  • When she's bored she looks up videos of puppies, because she thinks they're really cute.
  • She loves eating "Go-Gurt". Ross had even once stated that "it's all she eats."
  • She has a really cool and stylish flip cell-phone which she adores and wouldn't even think of getting rid of.
  • When she's not working she likes to wear her hair down or in a ponytail.
  • She said she is not that good of a soccer player, but still loves the sport.
  • She used to wear glasses, but now she normally wears contacts.
  • Laura is a very intelligent girl. She starred in the FOX game show "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?" for most of her last year of elementary school.
  • She was majorly involved with FOX Network when she was young. 
  • When an interviewer asked her why Austin & Ally is a must-watch she replied, "Why does somebody have to watch 'Austin and Ally'? Well my answer would definitely be 'Why Not?' I mean, the show's really amazing and for the first time in my eleven years of acting, I've actually had fun while recording."
  • She has been writing songs since she was four years old.
  • She is the second youngest of all the main cast.
  • She and Ross Lynch are now Ambassadors for Friends for Change.

for me to have stage-fright like Ally".

  • She loves watching horror movies.
  • She is an Straight-A student. In fact she once stated, "People say I'm a nerd. Well, I am and I'm proud of it. I care a lot about my grades. It's sort of an obsession."                 
  • She once said she is the biggest fan of Natalie Portman.
  • She loves Greek mythology.
  • She just finished William Shakespeare's "King Lear".
  • Laura said she is a very picky eater.
  • Her shoe size is size 7.
  • According to an interview with Disney Channel Australia, she wants to visit Australia because of the Great Barrier Reef.
  • She once stated she's not a horrible dancer like Ally but still needs help in the area.
  • She admits that she is a fan of the ship Auslly.
  • She loves an adrenaline rush but she said she's not ready to do stuff like jump off a cliff.
  • She went to London for Fashion Week on September 22. While she was in London, she almost got hit by a bus.
  • She tweets back to most of her fans, no matter what their question or name.
  • She loves dancing.
  • She loves Christmas.
  • She likes saying inter-web instead of internet.
  • She loves pizza and pasta.
  • Her favorite ice cream flavors are vanilla and chocolate.
  • She had been playing piano since she was 11 years old.
  • She is afraid to use her British accent; she claims it is not very good.
  • She told Tiger Beat that she loves hanging out with Ross Lynch.
  • She recorded a song for the Disney Fairies soundtrack. The song is called Shine.
  • She once stated that she can't snap correctly, so she would rather clap.
  • Laura can drive now because she just got her driver's license.
  • She is the second youngest main actor on the show (Ross Lynch is younger than her).
  • Ross says that she is always telling people how awesome or sweet they are.
  • She always spends as much time with family and friends, since those are the things that are so important to her.
  • She really loves to read.
  • When at the N.B.T concert Laura shared that she fell off the stage when she was trying to get off.
  • She is Half-Italian. 
  • It can be assumed that she's good at memorizing lines seeing as a co-star on The Sarah Silverman Project noted that she had known everyone else's lines better than they did.    
  • She recently helped throw her co-star and friend Ross Lynch a surprise birthday party.
  • She cannot skate.
  • She actually has an Instagram account, but she hardly ever uses it.
  • One word each main cast member would describe her as is beautiful (Calum), sweet-heart (Raini) and dorky/adorkable (Ross).
  • She owns a laptop made by Apple.
  • According to the rest of the cast, Laura says "literally" a lot.
  • One of her must have snacks while on set is chocolate and go-gurt.
  • She loves to watch Phineas and Ferb.
  • Laura had her first kiss with her co-star Ross Lynch.
  • Laura started tap dancing in Kindergarten and instantly loved it.
  • She thinks her fans are awesome!
  • She wrote the "breeze, breeze, breeze, breeze" part from Girlfriends & Girl Friends.
  • She really likes classic rock and roll music.
  • She is a volunteer for "Show Some Heart" campaign.
  • One of her favorite singers is P!nk.
  • She loves to write.
  • In the live chat Laura said that her and Mia Talerico (from Good Luck Charlie) have the exact same lunch.
  • According to the live chat, Laura doesn't have a favorite subject (at school); she loves all of them.
  • Laura revealed in the live chat that she is learning Spanish.
  • Laura had a covershoot for the Nationalist Magazine.
  • She revealed that she and her mom had initially thought that Disney had known all about her life and turned that into Ally Dawson.


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