Laura Marie Marano (born November 29, 1995) is an American actress. She has appeared in Without a Trace and Back to You, in both instances playing the daughter of the main characters, though she is best known for playing Ally Dawson in the Disney Channel series Austin & Ally. Her older sister Vanessa has 1 of 2 main roles on the ABC Family series Switched at Birth.
She is also a singer, currently signed to Warner (Bros.) Records after a brief stint with Big Machine Records. Her debut single "Boombox" was released in March 2016. Her debut album was set for release in late 2017 but has yet to be released.
Tropes relating to Laura Marano:
- Endearingly Dorky: Her Twitter biography once read: "P.S I'm also a wizard."
- Cover Version: Recorded a new version of the Miraculous Ladybug theme song before the series returned to US TV, complete with music video in which played Marinette.
- The Cutie: Most notably as Ally but she's also very much this in real life.
- Genki Girl: She's a very perky and excitable young woman.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Her jet black hair sharply contrasts her porcelain skin.
- Separated-at-Birth Casting: She was very believable as Kelsey Grammer's daughter on Back to You. Unfortunately, she ended up getting recast.