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Sabrina Ann Lynn Carpenter (born May 11, 1999) is an American teen actress and singer-songwriter. She also has a hit single "Can't Blame a Girl for Trying". In 2014, the music video premiered on Disney Channel. She is known for her role as Maya Hart on Girl Meets World.

She portrays Jenny in Adventures in Babysitting.

Career

Carpenter placed third in a singing contest run by Miley Cyrus' website.

Carpenter booked her first acting role in December 2010, a guest role on NBC drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She played a young victim interviewed by one of the show's characters, Detective Elliot Stabler (portrayed by Christopher Meloni). Around the same time, she performed live on the Chinese television station Hunan Broadcasting System for the Gold Mango Audience festival. She performed "Something's Got a Hold on Me" from the 1963 Etta James album, in the style of Christina Aguilera from the movie Burlesque.

Less than two years later, Carpenter booked a series recurring role on Fox's The Goodwin Games as Young Chloe, a series regular role on Disney Channel pilot Gulliver Quinn, and ABC pilot The Unprofessional. She was a lead dancer in Just Dance Kids 2. Her first lead role in a greenlit series is as the rebellious Maya Hart in the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World; the series is based off of Boy Meets World. Carpenter plays Young Merrin in the 2013 film Horns, starring Daniel Radcliffe as Ig Perrish and Juno Temple as Merrin Williams.

Carpenter announced in September 2013 that she will be working on a new film titled "To Find A Monster".

Carpenter performed "Smile" for the album "Disney Fairies: Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust." The song charted on Radio Disney. Her singing is also on the Sofia the First soundtrack. She is signed to Hollywood Records.

Filmography

Television roles
Year Title Role Note
2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Paula "Possessed" (Season 12: episode 12)
2012 Phineas and Ferb Sissi Voice; "What a Croc! / Ferb TV" (Season 3: episode 27)
2012 Gulliver Quinn Iris Television film
2012 The Unprofessional Harper Television film
2013–14 Sofia the First Princess Vivian Voice; recurring role; 6 episodes
2013 The Goodwin Games Chloe Goodwin (Young) Recurring role; 5 episodes
2013 Orange Is the New Black Jessica Wedge "Fucksgiving" (Season 1: episode 9)
2013 Austin & Ally Lucy "Moon Week & Mentors" (Season 2: episode 24)
2014–present Girl Meets World Maya Hart Main role
2015 Radio Disney Family Holiday Herself/Host Host
2016 Wander Over Yonder Melodie Voice; "The Legend" (Season 2: episode 28)
2016 Adventures in Babysitting Jenny Disney Channel Original Movie
Video game roles
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Just Dance Kids 2 I'm a Gummy Bear Coach

Discography

Promotional singles

Title Year Album
"Fall Apart" 2011 N/A
"Make You Feel My Love"
(with Nathaniel Hawk and Cameron Hawk)
N/A
"Safe & Sound" 2012 N/A
"I'll Be Home for Christmas"
(with Ali Brustofski and Danielle Lowe)
N/A
"Can't Blame a Girl for Trying" 2014 Can't Blame a Girl for Trying (EP)
"Silver Nights" N/A

Other appearances

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"All You Need" 2013 Ariel Winter Sofia the First
"Smile" N/A Disney Fairies: Faith, Trust And Pixie Dust
"It's Finally Christmas" N/A Holidays Unwrapped

Trivia

  • She has her own single called "Can't Blame A Girl For Trying."
  • Her best friend on and off the set of Girl Meets World is Rowan Blanchard.
  • She guest starred on Austin & Ally.
  • Her biggest inspiration is Christina Aguilera.[1]
  • A few years ago, she placed third in a singing contest run by Miley Cyrus's website.
  • She ships Auslly (characters Austin and Ally) from Austin & Ally.
  • She is 5 feet tall (152 cm).
  • She is good friends with Good Luck Charlie and Mighty Med star, Bradley Steven Perry
  • Her aunt is noted voice performer Nancy Cartwright, who has also worked with Disney, but is primarily known for her role as Bart Simpson.
  • She has two sisters, Shannon and Sarah Carpenter.
  • Sarah, her older sister, plays "Sarah", a background student in many episodes of GMW.
  • Sarah is also Sabrina's frequent musical collaborator
  • Her debut studio album is scheduled to be released later in 2014.
  • Her fans are called "Sabrinators".
  • She is going to be at the Club Penguin Music Jam 2014 as herself and will sing her single "Can't Blame A Girl For Trying."
  • Sabrina's character Maya Hart is 15 years old and Sabrina herself is 17 years old.

Gallery

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The image gallery for Sabrina Carpenter may be viewed here.

References


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