Laura Marie Marano (born November 29, 1995) is an American actress and singer. She well know for starring as Ally Dawson in the Disney Channel series Austin & Ally.

Marano also starred as a lead role in the films, 'A Sort of Homecoming' and in the Disney Channel original film 'Bad Hair Day'.

Laura was originally signed to Big Machine Records, before the company dropped all their artists. She later signed to Warner Bros. Records.

Life and CareerEdit

Marano is the daughter of college professor Damiano Marano and former actress Ellen Marano. Her father is of Italian descent.

Marano's first acting role was when she was five years old after she gain an interest in acting along with her sister Vanessa Marano, who is also an actress. Since then, she worked for a lot of productions at the Stage Door Theater and had appeared in numerous commercials. These included small roles on Ghost Whisperer, Medical Investigation, Huff and Joan of Arcadia. Her bigger roles in television have been in Without a Trace.

Since then, Laura had appeared in several episodes of The Sarah Silverman Program. She was only supposed to be in the pilot episode as the child version of Sarah Silverman, but was brought back after she was so well liked. On the DVD commentary track, co-star Brian Posehn notes that Marano knew everyone else's lines better than they did. She has also appeared in Dexter as the child version of Debra Morgan. She has also played the child version of a character played by Diana Scarwid, Alice Shaw, sister of Angela Petrelli, on Heroes.

Laura Marano has been writing songs for three years with Peter Waldman which includes 'Words', 'Mile in Silence', 'Unaware', 'What's Comin' Over Me', 'Help Me Forget You', 'Just Let Me Go', 'Leave The World Behind.'

In 2011, Laura played Ally Dawson on the Disney Channel series Austin & Ally. Marano revealed that she doesn't go to school on the set and that she attends a regular high school. "I go to an actual high school and my friends and everybody there have been so supportive [...] It's nice when I'm not working to go to that school and be surrounded by really supportive friends. She hopes to perform in stage musicals in the future.

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Year Film Role
2005 The Jacket Young Jackie
2006 Ice Age:The Meltdown Addional voice
2007 Goldfish Suzy
2007 Superbad Young Becca
2015 A Sort of A Homecoming Young Amy
2015 Bad Hair Day Monica Reeves
2015 Alvin and the Chipmunks:The Road Chip Hotel Babysitter
2016 Mere et Fille, California Dream Herself
2017 Ladybird Diane Greenway
2018 The War With Grandpa Mia
2018 Saving Zoe Echo


Year Title Role Note
2003-2004 Without A Trace Kate Malone 7 episodes
2004 Joan of Arcadia Emily Episode:"Night Witout Stars"
2005 Medical Investigation Brooke Beck Episode:"Tribe"
2005 The X's Scout(voice) TV series
2006 Ghost Whisperer Aubrey Episode:"Friendly Neighborhood Ghost"
2006 Without a Trace Kate Malone Episode:"Shattered"
2006 Huff Amelia Episode:"Black Shadows"
2006 Dexter Young Debra Episode:"Let's Give the Boy a Hand" Episode:"Father knows best"
2007-2008 Back to You Gracie Carr 5 episodes
2007-2008 The Sarah Silverman Program Young Sarah Silverman 5 episodes
2008 Gray Unmarried Louise Brooks Episode:"Pilot"
2008 Ni Hao,Kai Lan Mei Mei 11 episodes
2009 Heroes Young Alice Shaw Episode:"1961"
2009 Little Monk Cousin Lauren Episode:"Little Monk and Monk Cousin"
2010 Telepatic Marsha TV movie
2010 True Jackson VP Molly Episode:"True Drama" Episode:"Little Buddies"
2010 The Sarah Silverman Program Young Sarah Silverman Episode:"A Slip Slope"
2010 Flash Forward Young Tracy Episode:"BlowBack"
2010 Children Hospital Haley Episode:"Give a Painted Brother a Break"Episode:"Frankfurthers.Allman Brothers.Death Frankfurters"
2011-2016 Austin & Ally Ally Dawson Lead Role; Disney Channel Original Series
2012 Jessie Ally Dawson Episode:"Austin & Jessie & Ally All Star New Year"
2014 Randy Cunningham:9th Grade Ninja Rachel Recurring voice:Season 2
2014 Fish Hooks Girl Hamster #2 Episode:"Algae Day"
2014 Liv and Maddie Fangs Episode:"Howl-A-Rooney"
2015 Pickle and Peanut Veronica Voice: "Gory Agnes, Haunted Couch"
2015 Girl Meets World Ally Dawson Episode:"Girl Meets World of Terror 2"


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