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Amanda Michalka

Amanda Michalka in concert, August 2007.
Background information
Birth name Amanda Joy Michalka
Also known as AJ
Born April 10, 1991 (1991-04-10) (age 18)[1]
Origin Torrance, California, U.S.
Genres Acoustic rock, pop, pop rock, electro-pop
Occupations Actress, singer, songwriter, guitarist
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 2001 — present
Labels Hollywood (2004–2010)
Website http://www.alyandaj.com

Amanda Joy Michalka (born April 10, 1991), often credited as AJ, is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and instrumentalist. She used to be a model prior to becoming an actress, and is best known as one-half of the duo 78violet (formerly Aly & AJ) with her sister, Alyson Michalka.

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Personal life

Michalka lived and grew up in Seattle, Washington and Southern California with her sister Alyson Michalka. Her mother, Carrie, is a musician and performed with JC Band, a Christian band.[2] Michalka has been playing the piano since she was four and started playing the guitar in her early teens. She started acting when she was seven years old, mostly in church play productions. She was raised as a Christian and continues to practice the faith.[3][4][5] She does not believe in evolution.[6]

In 2006, Michalka dated Joe Jonas of pop boy band the Jonas Brothers, as confirmed by Michalka on her MySpace blog.[7]

Career

Michalka was in a number of musical productions at her school in Milwaukee as a young adult. She plays a variety of instruments such as acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, and bongos. She was a model for catalogs. In March 2006, she made her Disney Channel debut in the Disney Channel Original Movie Cow Belles, as "Courtney Callum", along with sister Aly, as "Taylor Callum". She has also made appearances on shows such as Oliver Beene, Six Feet Under, The Guardian, and General Hospital.[8][9][10][11] She has also appeared with her sister, Aly, in the MTV film Super Sweet 16: The Movie.

In 2009, she was featured in the Peter Jackson film The Lovely Bones, released widely on January 15, 2010.[12]

Michalka and her sister perform as the musical duo 78violet (formerly Aly & AJ). They have released three studio albums, of which one is a holiday album. The two were working on a new album, to be released in the early 2010.[13] However they left their label so the release date has been postponed.

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Passions Sheridan's Daughter 1 episode
Birds of Prey Young Dinah 2 episodes
2002–2004 The Guardian Shannon Gressle Season 2–3 (15 episodes)
2003–2004 Oliver Beene Bonnie Season 1–2 (8 episodes)
2004 General Hospital Ashley B. 3 episodes
2005 Kitty's Dish Kity
Six Feet Under Ashley 2 episodes
Slow Moe[14] Emily Phillips
2006 Cow Belles Courtney Callum Made for television (Disney Channel)
2007 Super Sweet 16: The Movie Sara Connors Made for television (MTV Films)
2009 The Lovely Bones Clarissa
2010 Secretariat TBA Filming

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Amanda Michalka
File:Amanda Joy (AJ) Michalka - September
Background information
Birth name Amanda Joy Michalka
Also known as AJ
Born April 10, 1991
Origin California, United States
Genres Pop rock
Occupations Singer
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 2000s
Associated acts Aly & AJ
Website Official website

Amanda Joy "AJ" Michalka (born April 10, 1991) is an American singer and actress from Torrance, California, USA. Her parents are Carrey Begley-Michalka and Mark Michalka. Her older sister is actress Alyson Michalka. She is notable for being in the band with her sister called 78violet. She also starred with her sister in the Disney movie Cow Belles. She is of German-American ancestry.

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Biography

Amanda Michalka was born in Torrance, California in 1991. Her older sister, Alyson "Aly" Michalka and their parents moved to Seattle, Washington. There her parents made sure they were exposed to all varieties of music. They then moved back to Southern California, where they still live.

Career

Michalka was in a number of WORD Music Productions at her church in Southern California as a young child. Michalka plays a variety of instruments such as acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, and bongos. She used to be a model for catalogs. In March 2006, she made her Disney Channel debut in the Disney Channel Original Movie Cow Belles, as "Courtney Callum", along with sister Aly, as "Taylor Callum". She has also made appearances on shows such as Oliver Beene, Six Feet Under, The Guardian, and General Hospital.[1][2][3][4] she has also appeared with her sister in the MTV movie, Super Sweet 16: The Movie.

Albums

  • Insomniatic (2007)
  • Acoustic Hearts of Winter (2006)
  • Into The Rush (2005)

Filmography

Feature movies

  • The Lovely Bones (2009) - Clarissa, Susie’s best friend.

Television movies

Television series

  • Aly & AJ: Sister Act (2007) - Herself
  • Kitty's Dish (2005) - Kitty
  • Six Feet Under (2004) - Ashley
  • General Hospital (2004) - Ashley B.
  • Oliver Beene (2003-2004) - Bonnie
  • The Guardian (2002-2004) - Shannon Gressler
  • Birds of Prey (2002-2003) - Young Dinah

Guest appearances

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