Laura Marano
Full NameLaura Marie Marano
BirthplaceLos Angeles, CA
BirthdateNovember 29, 1995
OccupationActress, Singer, Musician and Songwriter
Years Active2003 - Present
RoleAlly Dawson

Laura Marie Marano (born November 29, 1995) is an American teen actress. She has appeared in Without a Trace and Back to You, in both instances playing the daughter of the lead characters. She is Vanessa Marano's younger sister. She currently stars as Ally on the Disney Channels's original series Austin & Ally.

Early Life

Marano's first acting role was when she was five years old. Since then, she worked for a lot of productions at the Stage Door Theater. She 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 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? and played the role of Gracie Carr on FOX's sitcom Back to You.

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 in the Disney Channel series Austin & Ally.



Year Title Role
2005 The Jacket Young Jackie
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown Additional Voices
2007 Goldfish Suzy
2007 Superbad Young Becca


Year 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 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: "True Drama"
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 Character


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  • Laura is a Sagittarius.
  • When she was seven, she started getting into classical rock n' roll.
  • she loves the bands Journey, Queen and Guns n' Roses.
  • She has a dog named Velvet.
  • Her favourite colour is red.
  • She started acting when she was five years old.
  • When she is not working, she likes to wear her hair down or in a ponytail.
  • Laura says she is a very picky eater.
  • She once stated that she is not a horrible dancer like Ally, but she still needs help in the area.
  • Her shoe size is size 7.
  • she admits that she is a fan of the ship Auslly.
  • She loves watching horror movies.
  • She loves animals.
  • Her common nickname is "Laurific."
  • She tap-dances.
  • Laura says she hasn't played volleyball in 3 years since the "Heard it on the Radio" music video.
  • She has been writing sogs since she was 4.
  • She loves eating "Go-Gurt"
  • She loves watching soccer and playing it.
  • She would love to sing a song with Jason Mraz, according to an interview with Disney Cannel UK.


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