Alyson Michalka Edit
Alyson Michalka in concert, August 2007.
Alyson Renae Michalka
Also known as
March 25, 1989 (age 21)
Torrance, California, U.S.
Acoustic rock, pop, pop rock, electropop
Actress, singer, songwriter, guitarist
Vocals, guitar, piano
Alyson Renae Michalka (born March 25, 1989), often credited as Aly, is an American actress, singer-songwriter, guitarist, and pianist. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Keely Teslow in the Disney Channel Original Series, , Phil of the Future Charlotte Barnes in the feature film , Taylor Callum in the Bandslam Disney Channel Original Movie and as Marti Perkins in the upcoming CW series Cow Belles . She is also known as one-half of the musical duo Hellcats 78violet (formerly Aly & AJ) with her sister Amanda Michalka. It's said that she will appear as Tracy Morgan in the upcoming thriller, The Roommate.
Michalka was born in
Torrance, California and grew up in Seattle, Washington and Southern California with her sister Amanda Michalka. Her mother, Carrie, is a musician and performed with JC Band, a Christian band. ] Michalka has been playing the [2 piano since she was five and started playing the guitar at the age of thirteen. She started acting when she was five years old, mostly in church play productions. She was raised as a Christian and continues to practice the faith. ] [3 ]
[4 On August 1, 2010, Michalka confirmed rumors of dating ex co-star,
Ricky Ullman.[ ]
citation needed Michalka's acting debut came when she was cast in the role of Keely Teslow on the
Disney Channel Original Series, . She has also starred in the Phil of the Future Disney Channel Original Movies , in which she plays Allyson Miller, an ambitious Now You See It... television producer, and , in which she appears opposite her sister. She announced via her Cow Belles MySpace that she had booked a leading role in the Walden Media film , about a group of misfits who form a rock band. She co-starred with Bandslam Vanessa Hudgens and the movie was released in August 2009. Her sister Amanda is featured in the Peter Jackson film . The Lovely Bones ] Michalka and her sister comprise the musical duo [5 78violet, and released their first album, , on August 16, 2005. The next year, they brought out a holiday album in September, covering 9 tracks, along with two originals, titled Into the Rush . In July 2007, their album, Acoustic Hearts of Winter , hit stores, featuring the American top 20 hit single, " Insomniatic Potential Breakup Song". The two were working on a new album, to be released in the early 2010. ] However, they left their label so the release date has been postponed.
[6 Michalka is set to star in new
CW cheerleading drama series , in which Hellcats Ashley Tisdale co-stars. The series will premiere on September 8, 2010.
 Alyson Michalka of the singing duo Aly & AJ in concert on June 21, 2008 in Valdosta, GeorgiaSee also: 78violet discography===[ edit]Solo===
"I Want You to Want Me"
"Someone to Fall Back On"
[ edit]Awards and nominations Edit
^ "Family Tree Legends". Family Tree Legends. 1989-03-25. Retrieved 2010-05-11.
^ "Article: Pop sisters: Better known for their acting, Aly and AJ leap onto music... | AccessMyLibrary - Promoting library advocacy". AccessMyLibrary. 2006-07-07. Retrieved 2010-05-11.
^ "Aly & AJ, 11/05 – Interviews – Christian Music Today". Christianitytoday.com. Retrieved 2010-05-11.
^ Grounded in Faith – Today's Christian
^ Aly & AJ Writing New Songs, Plot Films. Billboard. January 10, 2008.
^ "New Album Delayed?". Aly & AJ Reaction. November 9, 2008.