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Bridgit Mendler

Bridgit Claire Mendler (born December 18, 1992) is an American actress, singer, musician and songwriter. She is best known for her lead role as Teddy Duncan on the Disney Channel Original Series Good Luck Charlie and her recurring role as Juliet Van Heusen on Wizards of Waverly Place. She has also appeared in Labor PainsAlvin and the Chipmunks: The SqueakquelBeverly Hills Chihuahua 2, starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Lemonade Mouth. She has signed with Hollywood Records who plans to release her debut studio album in 2012.

Early life

Mendler was born on December 18, 1992 in Washington, D.C.[2] and moved with her family to the San Francisco area town of Mill Valley at age eight. It was there where she first expressed interest in acting and began working in plays.[3]She became the youngest performer in the San Francisco Fringe Festival.[4]

[edit]Career

Mendler landed a San Francisco agent when she was 11 years old.[5] When she was thirteen, she began working in the Los Angeles market, signing with an agent and landing her first L.A. role in the soap opera General Hospital.
In 2008, Mendler played the role of Kristen Gregory in the film The Clique. In 2009, Mendler guest starred as Nick Jonas's love interest on the series premiere of Jonas. That same year, she co-starred with Lindsay Lohan in the filmLabor Pains.
She has also guest-starred in eight episodes of Wizards of Waverly Place as Juliet Van Heusen, a vampire that Justin Russo (David Henrie) falls in love with. She currently stars in the Disney Channel Original Series Good Luck Charlie, which premiered on April 4, 2010. Her other filmography credits include Alice Upside Down (2007) and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009).
Her credits as a singer include the theme song for Good Luck Charlie, entitled "Hang in There Baby". She also sang a cover of "When She Loved Me" from Toy Story 2 for DisneyMania 7.[6] She recorded a song for the Disney film Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue, called "How to Believe". In late 2010, Mendler wrote and performed the song "This Is My Paradise" for the motion picture Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2. It premiered on the Disney Channel on December 19, 2010.[7] In 2011, She starred as Olivia White, the lead role in the Disney Channel Original Movie Lemonade Mouth. As of March 31, 2011, Mendler has signed withHollywood Records.[8]

Filmography

Film
YearFilmRoleNotes
2007Alice Upside DownPamela JonesSupporting role, direct-to-DVD film
2008The CliqueKristen GregoryMain role, direct-to-DVD film
2009Labor PainsEmma ClayhillMain role, made-for-TV film
2009Alvin and the Chipmunks: The SqueakquelBecca KingstonSupporting role, theatrical film
2011Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2AppolineSupporting role, direct-to-DVD film
2011Lemonade MouthOlivia WhiteLead role, Disney Channel Original Movie
2011The Borrower ArriettyArriettyLead role, animated Japanese film (English version)
2011Good Luck Charlie: The MovieTeddy DuncanLead role, Upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2009–2010Wizards of Waverly PlaceJuliet van HeusenRecurring role (8 episodes), Disney Channel Original Series
2010-presentGood Luck CharlieTeddy DuncanLead role, Disney Channel Original Series
Guest appearances
YearTitleRoleNotes
2006General HospitalLulu's Dream Daughter1 episode
2009JonasPenny Ken1 episode
2011Disney's Friends for Change GamesHerselfCaptain of the Yellow Team
Video games
YearTitleRoleNotes
2006Bone: The Great Cow RaceThornVoice role

[edit]Music

YearSongAlbum
2010"Hang in There Baby"Good Luck Charlie
"When She Loved Me"Disneymania 7
"How to Believe"Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
2011"This Is My Paradise"Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2
"Somebody"Lemonade Mouth
"We Can Change the World"Disney's Friends for Change
2012"Arrietty's Song"The Borrower Arrietty

[edit]Music videos

YearTitleNotes
2010"How to Believe"Premiered on Disney Channel
"This Is My Paradise"Premiered on Disney Channel
2011"Somebody"Premiered on Disney Channel
"We Can Change the World"Premiered on Disney Channel

[edit]Awards and nominations

Awards
YearResultAwardCategoryNominated work
2010NominatedTeen Choice AwardsTV Breakout Star FemaleGood Luck Charlie
WonPopstar! MagazineFemale Newcomer
NominatedJ-14's Teen Icon AwardsIcon of TomorrowHerself

[edit]References

  1. ^ Bridgit Mendler DEBUT ALBUM Details
  2. ^ Bridgit Mendler
  3. ^ "A star is born"backstage.com. Retrieved 2010-12-15.
  4. ^ "BRIDGIT MENDLER "Teddy Duncan"". Disney ChannelMedianet.
  5. ^ Bridgit Mendler biography at Bridgit Mendler Online.com
  6. ^ Bridgit Mendler's audio interview with Tommy2.net
  7. ^ Bridgit Mendler “This Is My Paradise” Music Video
  8. ^ Gallo, Phil (March 31, 2011). "Bridgit Mendler Signs with Hollywood Records". Billboard.biz.

[edit]External links

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