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Laura Marie Marano (born November 29, 1995) is an American actress, singer-songwriter and model. She has appeared in the shows Without a Trace and Back to You, in both instances playing the daughter of the lead characters. She is Vanessa Marano's younger sister and is currently nineteen years old. She stars as Stefani on the Disney XD's Original Series Future-Worm!. Laura Marano started acting in the theatre when she was 5 years old and she has done numerous plays at the Agoura Children's Theatre, and continued her acting in many national commercials. She is a very talented girl and almost always replies to any tweet she gets on her Twitter account.

Early life and Career

Laura has been acting since she was 5 years old. Ever since that, she worked for a lot of productions at the Stage Door Theatre, she also 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 like 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? in season 1 and played the role of Gracie Carr on FOX's sitcom Back to You. Laura 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 and is most known for her role in the Disney Channel series Austin & AllyIn 2014 Marano scored herself the lead role in "A Sort of Homecoming" an independently-distributed film following debating. In addition, she landed her first Disney Channel Original movie [DCOM], "Bad Hair Day", alongside Disney Channel veteran Leigh-Allyn Baker. Marano's character is seen to be a teenage technology whiz who wants to be prom queen. The film went into production in July 2014, and is slated for a 2015 release. 

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role
2005 The Jacket Young Jackie
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown Additional Voices
2007 Goldfish Suzy
2007 Superbad Young Becca
2014 A Sort Of Homecoming Amy
2015 Bad Hair Day Monica

Television

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 (voice) 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:"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 Role

2012

Disney 365 As Herself

2 episodes

2013 Fish Hooks Hamster Girl #2 (Voice) Episode: "Algae Day"[1]
2013 Doctors Herself
2014 Liv & Maddie Fangs Episode "Howl-a-Rooney"
2014? Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Rachel Recurring episodes
2014 Switched At Birth

[2]

Francesca Sorrento Episode: Girl With Death Mask (She Plays Alone)
2015 Stefani Episode: Doom Time

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