As a baby, Symoné worked for Atlanta's Young Faces Inc. modeling agency and was featured in local print advertisements. At age two, she worked with Ford Models Inc. in New York and appeared in ads for Ritz Crackers, Jell-O, Fisher Price Toys, and Cool Whip. At age three, she auditioned for the film Ghost Dad. She was too young for the role, but was recommended for a part in The Cosby Show, eventually being cast as Olivia in February 1989. After the series ended, Symoné released a music album in 1993 called Here's to New Dreams, which featured the single, "That's What Little Girls Are Made Of." That year, she also joined the cast of ABC's Hangin' with Mr. Cooper as Nicole, the daughter of Mark Curry's cousin.
In 1998's Dr. Dolittle, title character played by Eddie Murphy (she returned for the first sequel as well). In 1999, she starred in the Disney original film Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century as the best friend of the title character played by Kirsten Storms. Starting in 2002, Raven starred in the Disney Channel series That's So Raven as Raven Baxter, a teenager with psychic abilities; it became Disney's highest rated series during its run and spawned product spinoffs, including soundtracks (that featured songs from Raven), episode DVDs, and video games. In 2003, Raven was featured in the Disney original film The Cheetah Girls and its soundtrack. A year later, her third solo album, This Is My Time, was released. She's also appeared in the films Zenon: Z3, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, and Fat Albert. In 2006, she starred in the Lifetime film For One Night.
Vanessa Anne Hudgens is a young actress best known for her appearances on The Disney Channel, including her starring turn in the TV movie High School Musical (2006). Hudgens grew up in southern California and began her acting career before she was in her teens. She began getting roles on television in 2002, and soon landed roles in the feature films Thirteen (2003) and Thunderbirds (2004, directed by Jonathan Frakes). Already a regular guest on the Disney comedy series The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, she was picked to star opposite Zac Efron in the made-for-TV romance High School Musical. The movie was a hit and the soundtrack reached the top of Billboard's charts, and Hudgens went on to secure a record deal.
Brenda Song (born March 27, 1988 in Carmichael, California) is an American actress. She is most familiar to Disney Channel viewers, having starred in three and soon to be four Disney original movies and in two TV shows.
Song is of Hmong and Thai descent. She holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and was named an All-American Scholar in ninth grade. She began acting and modeling at age 6. Her first television appearance was in a Little Caesars commercial. She has been in various movies and television shows. She had a several-episode guest role as Tia in the Disney Channel series Phil of the Future and she had a starring role as Natasha in the Disney original film Stuck in the Suburbs.
One of Song's biggest acting roles is the role of London Tipton in the Disney Channel Original Series The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. She plays the role of a shallow heiress living in one of her father's hotels as a spoof of Paris Hilton. Wedy Wu: Homecoming Warrior is currently being produced and stars Song. She also sang alongside other Disney Channel stars in their rendition of "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" which was released on both the special edtion "Cinderella" DVD and on the Disneymania 4 CD. Two of Brenda's good friends are Ashley Tisdale and Danielle Panabaker. She works with Ashley Tisdale on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and she worked with Danielle Panabaker on Stuck in the Suburbs, a Disney Chanel original movie. She is also good friends with actress Kristin Herrera, famous for her role on Zoey 101.
Brenda Song was born in Carmichael, California, to parents of Hmong origin, on September 24, 1987. She began her professional performing career almost from infancy, and was appearing on television in commercials, series guest roles, and minor movie parts from the age of 6.
Some of her earliest appearances include a commercial for Reese's Puffs cereal, the recurring role of Kathy on ABC's Thunder Alley (1994-95), the movies Requiem (1995) and Santa with Muscles (1996), and the revival of the 1950s sitcom Leave it to Beaver (1997).
In 1999, Song landed the co-starring role of Sariffa Chung in the Nickelodeon series 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd, a show in which she interacted with talking dogs. During the same year, the then 12-year-old appeared on ABC's Once and Again in an episode which aired in October, and The WB's Popular in December.
brenda wins her first award
For her role as Samantha Kwan in 2000's The Ultimate Christmas Present, Song was presented with that year's Young Artist Award for Best Supporting Young Actress in a Comedy TV Movie. In May 2000, she appeared in a two-parter entitled Love Stinks on The WB's 7th Heaven. In 2001, the young actress padded her resume with guest spots on CBS' Bette in February, on NBC's ER in May, and on Judging Amy on CBS in October.
2002 added more guest-starring roles to Song's credit, including the series The Nightmare Room and George Lopez on ABC. For her January 2002 appearance in "The King and I" episode of The Bernie Mac Show, Song received her second Young Artist Award nomination, though she failed to take the prize home this time around.
brenda hits the big screen
Song appeared on the big screen in 2002's Like Mike, a family comedy which starred rapper Bow Wow. In the Disney Channel Movie of the Month Get A Clue (2002), Song appeared as Jennifer, alongside actresses Amanda Plummer and Lindsay Lohan.
More television work followed in 2003, as the actress was seen on the Disney Channel's That's So Raven in June, while in November she appeared on One On One. Another Disney Network TV movie, Stuck In The Suburbs, followed in 2004, the same year she appeared as Kelly Anderson in the feature film A Cinderella Story, starring teen idol Hilary Duff. Song then won the co-starring role of Tia on ABC's popular Saturday morning Phil of the Future series.
In 2005, Song has a regular starring role on the Disney Channel's The Suite Life, portraying London, the spoiled daughter of the owner of a luxury Boston hotel. Her next project, American Darlings, a feature film set during the swing era, stars Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Lopez.
Identical twins Dylan and Cole Sprouse were born August 4, 1992 in Arezzo, Italy. They began their acting career at the tender age of six months. From 1993 to 1998 the twins shared the role of 'Brett Butler's' youngest child, Patrick Kelly, on ABC's hit series Grace Under Fire(1992). The twins then moved on to what is probably their most memorable role as Julian in 'Adam Sandler's' box office hit _Big Daddy (1999)_ . During that same month, their second feature film, The Astronaut's Wife (1999), starring Johnny Depp and Charlize Theron, was also released. Cole appeared without his brother regularly on the hit NBC series "Friends" (1994), portraying the role of Ross's son, Ben Gellar. Dylan and Cole are featured in 'Dana Carvey's' film, The Master of Disguise (2002), where they played the role of Young Pistachio. The boys then shared voice over roles in 'Adam Sandler's' animated feature Eight Crazy Nights (2002) and in the fall of 2003, the twins shared the lead role of Jeremiah in The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004). Most recently, the boys are preparing to star together, for the very first time, in their own half hour sitcom The Suite Life (2005) for the Disney channel. The show is scheduled to air during the Spring of 2005. The twins are repped by manager Josh Werkman of Merimark Entertainment and attorney's David Feldman and Thomas Collier of Bloom, Hergott, Diemer and Cook in Los Angeles.
Cole Mitchell Sprouse was born in the town of Arezzo, Italy on August 4, 1992, to the parents of Matthew and Melanie Sprouse. Cole happens to have a twin brother by the name of Dylan, who happens to be 15 minutes older than Cole. Cole began his acting career at the young age of six months by making an appearance in a toilet paper commercial.
Cole happened to play Patrick Kelly, Brett Butler’s youngest son, on the ABC-TV series “Grace Under Fire” during the years of 1992 to 1998.
Cole is most notable for the role of young Julian 'Frankenstein' McGrath on Adam Sandler’s blockbuster film, “Big Daddy” (1999). Cole’s other film, “The Astronauts Wife” (1999), was release during the same month as “Big Daddy”.
Cole also made numerous appearances on NBC-TV series “Friends” playing the role of Ross Geller’s son Ben during the years of 2000 to 2002.
Cole’s other film credits include, "Diary of a Sex Addict" (2001), "The Master of Disguise" (2002), "Eight Crazy Nights" (2002), "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" (2002), "Apple Jack" (2003), "Just for Kicks" (2003), and "The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things" (2004).
Cole Sprouse is currently staring in the Disney Channel TV Series, "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody", playing the role of Cody Martin.
The Sprouses were born in Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy to American parents Matthew Sprouse and Melanie Wright, who at the time were teaching at an American English language school in Italy; Dylan, named after poet Dylan Thomas, is fifteen minutes older than Cole, who is named for jazz singer and pianist Nat King Cole. The twins moved back to the United States four months after their birth, and grew up in their parents' native Long Beach, California. Their parents divorced in 1997.Dylan played the role of Brett Butler’s youngest son Patrick Kelley on the ABC-TV series “Grace Under Fire” during the years of 1992 to 1998.
Dylan is most notable for the role of young Julian 'Frankenstein' McGrath on Adam Sandler’s blockbuster film, “Big Daddy” (1999). Dylan’s other film, “The Astronauts Wife” (1999), was release during the same month as “Big Daddy”.
Dylan’s other film credits include, "Diary of a Sex Addict" (2001), "The Master of Disguise" (2002), "Eight Crazy Nights" (2002), "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" (2002), "Apple Jack" (2003), "Just for Kicks" (2003), "Piggy Banks" (2004), and "The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things" (2004).
Dylan Sprouse is currently staring in the Disney Channel TV Series, "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody", playing the role of Zack Martin.
Tisdale was born in West Deal, Monmouth County, New Jersey to Lisa Morris and Mike Tisdale; she has an older sister, Jennifer, who is also an actress. She has Jewish ancestry; her maternal grandfather is Arnold Morris, the developer of Ginsu Knives, while her great-grandfather was Nathan Morris, the great-uncle of inventor Ron Popeil, and her great-great-grandfather was Kidder Morris, a cantor and shoemaker. Tisdale was discovered at her hometown mall in Monmouth County when she was three. She sang at the White House when she was twelve years old.
Ashley Michelle Tisdale (born July 2, 1985) is an American model, actress and singer. Her best known roles are Maddie on the Disney Channel sitcom The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Sharpay Evans the in the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical. Tisdale has been described in press releases as "one of America's hottest young celebrities".
Tisdale's good friends include Disney Channel co-stars Brenda Song, Zac Efron, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, Alyson and Amanda Michalka, Ricky Ullman, Amy Bruckner, Kaley Cuoco, Haylie Duff, Dylan Sprouse, and Cole Sprouse.
Miley, star in Disney Channel's new live action comedy Hanna Montana. She plays Miley Stewart, a 14 years old girl leading a double life as pop singer Hannah Montana.
Born November 23, 1992 in Nashville, Tennessee, Cyrus developed a love for the stage after watching her dad, country singer and actor Bill Ray Cyrus, perform. After appearing as an extra in her dad's television projects, Cyrus got her first chance to act opposite him in a recurring role on the television series "Doc." Since then, she guested - starred on "Love Boat; The Next Wave" and appeared in the Tim Burton film "Big Fish."
Since recently relocated to Los Angeles from Nashville with her parents, sister Brandi and Noah, brothers Trace and Braison and their dog Loco. Their seven horses, three dogs and two cats remain in Nashville under her grandmother's care - one of the most difficult adjustments for Cyrus who enjoys braiding the horse's tails. Now in her spare time in Los Angeles, she enjoys talking on the phone with friends back home. She also follows in her father's footsteps by writing music, playing guitar and singing. Her musical influences are pos singers Kelly Clarkson, Hillary Duff and Ashley Simpson. In addition, she enjoys dancing and cheerleading - ESPN continues to rebroadcast competitions which features her Tennessee Premiere Cheerleading squad.
Destiny Hope "Miley" Cyrus (born November 23, 1992) is the daughter of Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus. She has two brothers, Trace and Braison, and two sisters, Noah and Brandi.
On October 3, 2006, Walt Disney Records will release a soundtrack to the Disney Channel Original Series Hannah Montana. The soundtrack will most likely be the list from above, with some other songs by other stars. Cyrus has also signed on for a record deal for four albums at Hollywood Records. On June 22, 2006, Miley performed a Hannah Montana concert at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon in Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Hilary Duff's acting and singing career blasted off in 2003, with appearances in three movies and a Top 40 hit, "So Yesterday" (from her debut solo album, Metamorphosis). Duff became a star by way of the title role in the successful television series Lizzie McGuire (2001-03) on the Disney Channel. After filming The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003), she left the TV show for a career on the big screen, and her busy year included the releases of Agent Cody Banks (with Frankie Muniz) and Cheaper By The Dozen (with Steve Martin), as well as the production of A Cinderella Story (with Chad Michael Murray as her Prince Charming) and Raise Your Voice, both in 2004. She released her second album, Hilary Duff in 2004, and in 2005 released Most Wanted, a collection of hits and remixes. Her other film credits include Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005) and Material Girls (2006, with Hilary's older sister, Haylie Duff).
Arguably the only teen pop star with the potential to rival or surpass the popularity of Britney Spears -- albeit with a very different approach -- Hilary Duff made a name for herself on the enormously successful Disney Channel/ABC Kids show Lizzie McGuire, which she parlayed into careers as a pop singer and film actress. Like most overnight successes, Duff paid her dues for a few years before her big break. Appearances in the 1997 women's Western True Women, 1998's Casper (as the Friendly Ghost's human friend Wendy), and 1999's The Soul Collector paved the way for her best-known role. Lizzie McGuire, which chronicled the ups and downs of junior high schooler Lizzie's life with live-action and animated clips, debuted in 2001 and very quickly became a huge hit with the preteen set. Aside from the show's unique format, one of the main reasons for its success was Duff herself. As Lizzie, she was pretty, funny, and smart, but not intimidatingly so; she had two best friends, Gordo and Miranda, so she wasn't super-popular or an outcast; and she was confident enough to do her own thing, but still vulnerable enough to have crushes on unattainable boys.