|Birth name||Amanda Joy Michalka|
|Also known as||AJ|
|Born||April 10, 1991|
|Origin||California, United States|
Amanda Joy "AJ" Michalka (born April 10, 1991) is an American singer and actress from Torrance, California. Her parents are Carrey Begley-Michalka and Mark Michalka. Her older sister is actress Alyson Michalka. She and her sister are in the band 78violet. She starred with her sister in the Disney movie Cow Belles. She is of German-American ancestry.
Biography[change | change source]
Amanda Michalka was born in Torrance, California in 1991. Her older sister, Alyson "Aly" Michalka and their parents moved to Seattle, Washington. There her parents made sure they were exposed to all varieties of music. They then moved back to Southern California, where they still live.
Career[change | change source]
Michalka was in a number of WORD Music Productions at her church in Southern California as a young child. Michalka plays a variety of instruments such as acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, and bongos. She used to be a model for catalogs. In March 2006, she made her first appearance on the Disney Channel in the Disney Channel Original Movie Cow Belles, as "Courtney Callum", along with sister Aly, as "Taylor Callum". She has also made appearances on shows such as Oliver Beene, Six Feet Under, The Guardian, and General Hospital. She also appeared with her sister in the MTV movie, Super Sweet 16: The Movie.
Albums[change | change source]
Filmography[change | change source]
Feature movies[change | change source]
- The Lovely Bones (2009) - Clarissa, Susie’s best friend.
Television movies[change | change source]
Television series[change | change source]
- Aly & AJ: Sister Act (2007) - Herself
- Kitty's Dish (2005) - Kitty
- Six Feet Under (2004) - Ashley
- General Hospital (2004) - Ashley B.
- Oliver Beene (2003-2004) - Bonnie
- The Guardian (2002-2004) - Shannon Gressler
- Birds of Prey (2002-2003) - Young Dinah
Guest appearances[change | change source]
- Fox & Friends (2007) - Herself
- Live with Regis and Kelly (2007) - Herself
- Punk'd (2007) - Herself
- Total Request Live (2006) - Herself
- Live with Regis and Kelly (2006) - Herself
- Good Morning America (2006) - Herself
- America's Got Talent (2006) - Herself
- MTV Cribs (2006) - Herself
- The Megan Mullally Show (2006) - Herself
References[change | change source]
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-25. Retrieved 2008-02-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Aly & AJ, 11/05 - Interviews - Christian Music Today".
- "Tweenage Riot Article on Blender :: The Ultimate Guide to Music and More". Archived from the original on 2008-12-18. Retrieved 2008-02-24.
- "Today's Christian Woman". Today's Christian Woman.