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.
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.
|2005||The Jacket||Young Jackie|
|2006||Ice Age: The Meltdown||Additional Voices|
|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||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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