[[caption-width-right:340:Ready or not, here she comes.]]
Bridgit Claire Mendler (born December 18, 1992) is an American actress, musician, and songwriter. She is best known for her lead role as Teddy Duncan on ''GoodLuckCharlie'' and her recurring role as Juliet Van Heusen on ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''. She has also appeared in Labor Pains, ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks: The Squeakquel'', and ''BeverlyHillsChihuahua 2'', and in the DisneyChannel Original Movie ''LemonadeMouth''. She has since ventured into music, having signed with Hollywood Records. She released her debut single "Ready or Not" on August 3, 2012 and her debut studio album ''Hello My Name Is...'' on October 22, 2012.
!!Notable Roles played by Bridgit Mendler:
* Kristen Gregory in TheFilmOfTheBook ''TheClique''.
* Juliet Van Heusen in ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''.
* Teddy Duncan in ''GoodLuckCharlie''.
* Olivia White in ''LemonadeMouth''.
* Arrietty in ''TheBorrowerArrietty''.
!!Tropes that apply to Ms. Mendler include:
* AlbumTitleDrop: "Ready Or Not":
-->'''Bridgit:''' '''Hello my name is''' Bridgit, nice to meet you.
** During a Disney Channel Total Access segment, Mendler explained that she had trouble figuring out the album title and went through lyrics from the songs to come up with it.
* AWildRapperAppears: Subverted in "Rocks At My Window". There's a rap interlude at one point, but the rapper is Mendler herself.
* AnalogyBackfire: In "Love Will Tell Us Where To Go", Bridgit says she is the Bonnie to her LoveInterest's Clyde. Clearly she forgot how that ended.
* BreakupSong: "Forgot to Laugh", "5:15"
* CrowningMomentofHeartwarming: "How to Believe"
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: "Hang in there, Baby" for ''GoodLuckCharlie''.
* DumbBlonde: This trope is mocked in "Blonde", but averted with Mendler herself, as she is [[AmbiguousDisorder highly intelligent]].
* FollowYourHeart: "City Lights", "Postcard" show examples of this.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With SamanthaBoscarino (they've been close friends since they were both 12).
* IdolSinger: On her way there, and already showed her singing in the songs "How To Believe" (not the David Pomeranz one) for ''[[DisneyFairies Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue]]'', "This is My Paradise" for ''BeverlyHillsChihuahua 2'', many songs for ''LemonadeMouth'', and "Summertime" for ''TheBorrowerArrietty'' among others.
** She also has an album out.
* ObsessionSong: "All I See is Gold", in a way.
* ReclusiveArtist: From what can be gleaned elsewhere, her social media sites are managed by her [[SlaveToPR public relations team]] and [[GodNeverSaidThat possibly not Bridgit herself]]. As for her personal life, that's rarely, if ever discussed, or known about unlike [[SelenaGomez her contemporaries]].
* RomanceOnTheSet: She's currently dating Shane Harper, who plays her boyfriend on GoodLuckCharlie.
* SillyLoveSongs: "Top of the World", "Hurricane", "The Fall Song", "Love Will Tell Us Where to Go", "Rocks at My Window", "Hold On for Dear Love"
* StalkerWithACrush: "Ready or Not".
* TheRant: Mixed with a bit of HannibalLecture ''and'' RefugeInAudacity here. She used her social media sites to complain about Chrysler's plan to discontinue the Chrysler Town & Country (or [[MarketBasedTitle Chrysler Voyager / Grand Voyager]] and Dodge Grand Caravan, insisting that they should retain them, claiming their popularity was immense. [softreturn] She then went on to state that [[DeaderThanDisco crossover SUVs were a fad]], and that sedans and [=MPVs=]/minivans were strong, solid sellers, citing that the Volkswagen Jetta, Passat and Tiguan sell well alongside one another with no crossover replacement and Toyota Camry and Sienna sell well, co-existing perfectly alongside their crossover SUVs. Yet this was all done in an entirely civil manner. However, [[ScrewedByTheLawyers she pulled it from her social media feeds]] 3 hours later, although a few fans decided they would [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes keep copies]].
* UnpluggedVersion: She released one of "Ready Or Not" that shows off her rather impressive vocal range.
* UrbanLegend: Well, in Wigan at least. In Wigan an urban legend circulates that she has a house in Ince-in-Makerfield or Atherton - but [[WordOfGod this isn't confirmed]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: She auditioned for the part of [[SonnyWithAChance Sonny Monroe]], which later went to DemiLovato.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: In Shane Harper's music video "Rocketship", Bridgit appears as Shane's girlfriend. Their real-life friends (who happen to be [[GoodLuckCharlie Skyler and PJ]]) also make cameos.