Alyson Stoner is Best Known For Playing Sarah Baker in the family comedy films Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005), The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2005–2007) and the Step Up series (2006, 2010, 2014).
She has been a dancer for several artists, such as Missy Elliott, Eminem, Kumbia Kings, Outkast and Will Smith. Stoner is also known for hosting Disney Channel’s Mike’s Super Short Show (2001–2007) and for voicing Isabella Garcia-Shapiro in Phineas and Ferb (2007–2015).
Born Name Alyson Rae Stoner
Nick Name Aly, Araer, AlyOh
Occupation Actress, singer-songwriter, choreographer
Years active 2001–present
Born: August 11, 1993, 25 years and 6 months, Toledo, Ohio, United States
Sun Sign Leo
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Hazel
Height 5 ft 4 in or 163 cm
Measurements 36-26-36 in or 91.5-66-91.5 cm
Bra Size 34B
Alyson went to Maumee Valley Country Day School in Toledo, Ohio.
She also learnt dancing from O’Connell’s Dance Studio and then modeling from Margaret O’Brien Modeling Studio.
Father – Charlie Stoner
Mother – LuAnne Hodges (née Adams) (Former Executive Secretary at Owens-Illinois)
Siblings – Correy Stoner (Older Sister), Jaimee Stoner (Older Sister)
She is represented by
Cameron Curtis of Curtis Talent Management
Stephanie Ramsey of Paradigm Talent Agency
Genre Urban pop
Alyson has appeared in TV commercials for McDonald’s, Mattel, Kinkos, Cox Communications, JCPenney, Zaxby’s, etc.
She has previously served as the StarPower ambassador for Starlight Children’s Foundation.
Stoner is the daughter of LuAnne Hodges (née Adams), a former executive secretary at Owens-Illinois, and Charlie Stoner. While growing up in Toledo, Stoner attended Maumee Valley Country Day School and studied ballet, tap dance, and jazz dance at the O’Connell’s Dance Studio. She also modeled and trained at the Margaret O’Brien Modeling Studio. She won Best Model of the Year at the International Modeling and Talent Association Convention in New York City under O’Brien’s studio in 2000.
In 2001, Stoner became the co-host of the Disney Channel Mike’s Super Short Show along with Michael Alan Johnson, an infomercial segment regarding forthcoming Disney releases. In 2003 and 2005, she appeared as Sarah, one of the twelve Baker children, in the successful comedies Cheaper by the Dozen and Cheaper by the Dozen 2. She has also appeared in several television shows aimed at the preteen market, including The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, That’s So Raven and Drake & Josh.
In 2006, she had a small film role in Step Up as Camille, Channing Tatum’s character’s younger sister. She provided the voice of Isabella Garcia-Shapiro and Jenny (until Season 4) in the Disney Channel animated series Phineas and Ferb from 2007-2015, and personally came up with Isabella’s catchphrase “Whatcha doin’?”. In 2008, she starred in the Disney Channel Original movie Camp Rock as Caitlyn Gellar, an aspiring music producer. Her reception in Camp Rock was particularly strong, with various media outlets suggesting it was about time she played a main character role having backed up for other big names such as Will Smith and Eminem. Stoner starred as Alice McKinley in the movie Alice Upside Down, based loosely on the Alice series, particularly The Agony of Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. This was her second starring role and, according to an interview that appears on the direct-to-DVD release, she states that this was the first time she has had to appear in every scene in a movie.
In 2008, she sang two songs, “Lost and Found” and “Free Spirit”, from the soundtrack of the movie Alice Upside Down, in which she plays the lead role. She has also recorded a cover version of the song Dancing in the Moonlight for the 2009 Disney DVD/Blu-ray movie, Space Buddies. In 2010, Stoner appeared in the third Step Up film Step Up 3D opposite Adam Sevani where she reprised the role. Stoner uploaded a video onto her official YouTube page of her final dance rehearsal which introduced other cast members. The same year, Stoner returned to reprise her role as Caitlyn Gellar in Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, a sequel to Camp Rock. Stoner also guest-starred in the television drama series House as a skater.
In 2011 Stoner started working with record producers, songwriters and a vocal coach to change her vocal style from “kiddie-pop” to a more soulful pop vibe with a little alternative edge for her first studio album. On April 4, 2010 Stoner posted a video to her YouTube Channel announcing the release of her debut single, “Flying Forward” on April 20, 2010. Stoner released her debut EP entitled Beat the System in 2011. She also appeared in Wii Fit related videos on the Nintendo Channel on the Wii video game console demonstrating balance exercises. She also replaced Hayden Panettiere as the voice of Kairi in Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories and Xion in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. She voiced the character Opal in seasons three and four of The Legend of Korra.
After choreography training in Los Angeles, Stoner appeared as a background dancer in several music videos, notably Missy Elliott’s “Work It”, “Gossip Folks”, “I’m Really Hot”, Eminem’s “Just Lose It”, and “No Tengo Dinero” by the Kumbia Kings. She has also been a back-up dancer for OutKast at the 2004 Kids’ Choice Awards and for Will Smith at the 2005 show. Stoner danced with a dancing group called the JammXKids between 2003 and 2006. She quit the group in early 2006 due to scheduling conflicts, but continues to work with the individual kids on different jobs. She was also one of the dancers in the special features for the Shark Tale DVD.
Stoner teaches hip hop classes at the Millennium Dance Complex, and is credited as the youngest person to teach a master class there. She also recently appeared in Debby Ryan’s “We Got the Beat” for Disney Channel’s Radio Rebel. In February 2015, she released a dance tribute video to Missy Elliot featuring a mash up medley of Missy Elliot videos she had danced in when she was younger. Within the first week, it received more than 12 million views.
Stoner is the “dance editor” for KEWL Magazine. In February 2009, Stoner released the Alyson Stoner Project described as “a dance video hybrid — melding many styles of entertainment into one package”. It was directed by Kevin Schmidt, her co-star from Cheaper by the Dozen.
In March 2018, Stoner came out in an article on Teen Vogue, stating she was “attracted to men, women, and people who identify in other ways.”
As singer, Alyson released her first EP named Beat the System on August 23, 2011 independently.
Some of her released songs include “Flying Forward,” Make History,” Pretty Girls,” etc.
Alyson debuted with family comedy film Cheaper by the Dozen for her role as Sarah Baker in 2003.
First TV Show
From 2001 to 2007, Alyson was in the Disney Channel series Mike’s Super Short Show for her main role as Sally. She had a main role from season 1 to season 3 and recurring roles for the next three seasons.
Her active lifestyle and fast metabolism may be helping her to stay in shape. Plus, she was really athletic during her childhood days.
Alyson Stoner Facts
While young, she studied various forms of dancing like ballet, tap, and jazz from O’Connell’s Dance Studio.
At International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA), she won “Best Model of the Year” in 2000.
Alyson cites Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Slap Bass, Tribal sounds, Paula Abdul, and The 90s! as her musical influence.
She has voiced the role of Isabella / Receptionist in the 2011 video game, Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension.
Between 2003 and 2006, she was a part of the dance group called JammXKids.
Alyson is also credited for serving as the dance editor for KEWL Magazine.
She doesn’t watch movies or TV.
While growing up, she was a good gymnast – could balance her body pretty well.
She was really active in sports while young. Alyson used to play everyday, games like basketball, baseball, soccer, and sometimes softball.
Australian animal quokka is her spirit animal.
If she is given a chance to switch her life with any Disney character, she would like to do that with genie from Aladdin. She would like to listen to people’s wishes.
She is afraid of stickers.