Laura Marano

Full name

Laura Marie Marano


November 29, 1995 (age 20)


Los Angeles, California, United States


Actress, singer, songwriter


Damiano Marano, father
Ellen Marano, mother
Vanessa Marano, sister


Andrew Gorin (boyfriend)

Laura Marie Marano (born November 29, 1995) is a American actress, singer and songwriter. She stars as Ally Dawson in Disney Channel's hit show Austin & Ally. Laura started acting in the theatre at the age of 5.

Early Life and CareerEdit

Laura has been an actor since she was 5 years old. Ever since, she had a lot of appearences in the Stage Door Theater. She also appeared in numerous commercials and played small roles in multiple TV shows. She also havs been heard in animated movies like Finding Nemo and Ice Age: The Meltdown. She was a regular cast member on FOX Game Show: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? in Season 1.

Laura Marano has appeared in several episodes of The Sarah Silverman

Program. She also has appeared in Dexter as the child version of Debra Morgan. She currently stars and is most known for her role "Ally" in the Disney Channel series Austin & Ally.



Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Jacket Young Jackie
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown Additional Voices
2007 Goldfish Suzy Short film
2007 Superbad Young Becca
2014 A Sort Of Homecoming Young Amy
2015 Bad Hair Day Monica DCOM
2015 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip Hotel Babysitter
2016 Mère et Fille: California Dream Herself French DCOM
c.2016 Saving Zoe TBA
2016 I'll Be Next Door for Christmas Nicky



Title Role Notes
2003-2006 Without a Trace Kate Malone Recurring role (Seasons 2–4)
2004 Joan of Arcadia Emily "Night without Stars" (Season 1, Episode 15)
2005 Medical Investigation Brooke Beck "Tribe" (Season 1, Episode 13)
2005 The X's Scout (voice) Main role
2006 Ghost Whisperer Audrey "Friendly Neighborhood Ghost" (Season 1, Episode 13)
2006 Huff Amelia "Black Shadows" (Season 2, Episode 12)
2006 Dexter Young Debra "Let's Give the Boy a Hand" (Season 1, Episode 4)
"Father Knows Best" (Season 1, Episode 9)
2007 Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader Herself / Judge / Mentor Season 1
2007-2008 Back to You Gracie Carr Main role
2007-2010 The Sarah Silverman Program Heather Silverman / Young Sarah Silverman Recurring role
2007-2010 Ni Hao, Kai-Lan Mei Mei (voice) Recurring role
2008 Gary Unmarried Louise Brooks "Pilot" (Season 1, Episode 1)
"Gary Gets Boundaries" (Season 1, Episode 2)
2009 Heroes Young Alice Shaw "1961" (Season 3, Episode 23)
2009 Little Monk Cousin Lauren "Little Monk and the Monk Cousin" (Season 1, Episode 5)
2010 Telepathic Marsha Unsold Nickelodeon series pilot
2010 True Jackson, VP Molly "True Drama" (Season 2, Episode 4)
"Little Buddies" (Season 2, Episode 7)
2010 FlashForward Young Tracy "Blowback" (Season 1, Episode 13)
2010 Childrens Hospital Haley "Give a Painted Brother a Break" (Season 2, Episode 4)
"Frankfurthers. Allman Brothers. Death, Frankfurters" (Season 2, Episode 7)
2011-2016 Austin & Ally Ally Dawson Main/Lead Role
2012 Jessie Ally Dawson "Nanny in Miami" (Season 2, Episode 6)
2013 Fish Hooks Hamster Girl #2 (voice) "Algae Day" (Season 3, Episode 14)
2014 Liv & Maddie Fangs "Howl-A-Rooney" (Season 1, Episode 16)
2014-2015 Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Rachel "Julian's Birthday Surprise/True Bromance" (Season 2, Episode 3)
"Let the Wonk One In/The Curse of Mudfart" (Season 2, Episode 8)
"Wonkin' for the Weekend/Ninjafan" (Season 2, Episode 16)
"When Howie Met Randy/Bro Money Bro Problems" (Season 2, Episode 17)
2014 Fish Hooks Girl Hamster #2 "Algae Day" (Season 3, Episode 14)
2014 Switched At Birth Francesca Sorrento "Girl With Death Mask (She Plays Alone)" (Season 3, Episode 17)
2015 Girl Meets World Ally Dawson "Girl Meets World of Terror 2" (Season 2, Episode 18)


Studio albumsEdit

  • TBA (2016)

Soundtrack albumsEdit


  • Laura said that she hasn't played volleyball in 3 years until the, "Heard it On the Radio" music video.
  • Laura is a Sagittarius.
  • She is 17 years old
  • She has a sister named Vanessa Marano who stars as Bay in the ABC Family Original Series, Switched at Birth.
  • One of her favorite movies is Moulin Rouge.
  • She had a pretty wild imagination when she was a kid:
  • She had seven baby dolls, they were all her "children".
  • When she was little she was really into Broadway shows.
  • She loves animals.
  • When she turned 11 she got really into classic rock 'n' roll.
  • Her most common nickname is "Laurific".
  • She would love to sing a song with Jason Mraz, according to an interview with Disney Channel UK.
  • She really likes the bands, Queen, Journey, and Guns N' Roses.
  • When she's not working she likes to wear her hair down or in a ponytail.
  • She has/had a dog named Velvet. It is unknown if she still her dog.
  • She has a very old flip phone, and she doesn't want another one.
  • She started acting at the age of 5.
  • Her favorite color is red.
  • She has a crush on Harry Potter, not Daniel Radcliffe (although she loves Daniel Radcliffe) but she has a crush on the actual Harry Potter, himself.
  • She loves playing soccer and watching it.
  • She loves baking.
  • She likes to tap-dance. She has been tap-dancing since kindergarten.
  • When she's bored she looks up videos of puppies, because she thinks they're really cute.
  • She loves eating "Go-Gurt". Ross Lynch had even once stated that it was " its all she eats."
  • She has a really cool and stylish flip cell-phone which she adores and wouldn't even think of getting rid of.
  • She said she is not that good of a soccer player, but still loves the sport.
  • She used to have glasses.
  • Laura is a very intelligent girl. She starred in the FOX game show"Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?" for most of her last year of elementary school.
  • She was majorly involved with FOX Network when she was young. 
  • When an interviewer asked her why Austin & Ally is a must-watch she replied, "Why does somebody have to watch "Austin and Ally"? Well my answer would definitely be "Why Not"? I mean, the show's really amazing and for the first time in my eleven years of acting, I've actually had fun while recording."
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  • She has been writing songs since she was four years old.
  • She is the second youngest of all the main cast.
  • She and Ross Lynch are now Ambassadors for Friends for Change.
  • When talking about her role on Austin & Ally she said, "Ally and I could have practically been the same person. She's a song-writer just like me and is a goody two-shoes just like me. But since I'm an actress, it may be a little hard for me to have stage-fright like Ally".
  • She loves watching horror movies.
  • She is an Straight-A student. In fact she once stated, "People say I'm a nerd. Well, I am and I'm proud of it. I care a lot about my grades. It's sort of an obsession".
  • She once said she is the biggest fan of Natalie Portman alive.
  • She loves Greek mythology.
  • Laura said she is a very picky eater.
  • Her shoe size is size 7.
  • According to an interview with Disney Channel Australia, she wants to visit Australia because of the Great Barrier Reef.
  • She looks up videos of puppies when she's bored.
  • She once stated she's not a horrible dancer like Ally but still needs help in the area.
  • [1]She admits that she is a fan of the ship Auslly.
  • She love adrenaline rush but she said she's not ready to do stuff like jump off a cliff as stated in Clevver tv's Austin & Ally Season 2 interview.
  • She went to London for Fashion Week on September 22.
  • While she was in London, she almost got hit by a bus.
  • She tweets back to most of her fans, no matter what their question or name.
  • She likes saying inter-web instead of internet.
  • She acts a lot like Ally in real life.
  • She love pizza, pasta and Go-Gurt.
  • Her favorite ice creams are vanilla and chocolate.
  • She had been playing piano since she was 11 years old.
  • She is afraid to use her British accent.
  • She told Tiger Beat that she loves hanging out with Ross Lynch.
  • She recorded a song for the Disney Fairies soundtrack. The song is called "Shine".
  • She once stated that she can't snap correctly, so she would rather clap.
  • Laura can drive now because she just got her driver's license.
  • She shaved her legs for the first time when she was 11 years old.
  • She had her first kiss with co -star Ross Lynch.
  • Ross and Laura has talked about Auslly and Raura in interviews. Another one is
  • Ross Lynch said that he'd date a co-star, even Laura Marano, but, not until the show or movie is over.