Laura Marano

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Laura Marano - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Laura Marano is an American actress and singer. She’s best recognized for her role as  Ally Dawson in Austin & Ally (2011–2016) and for being one of the original casts in Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? (2007).

Some of notable film and TV series titles she’s involved in include Without a Trace (2003–2006), Back to You (2007–2008), A Sort of Homecoming (2015), Bad Hair Day (2015), and The Perfect Date (2019).

As a singer, she released Boombox (2016) as her debut single after signed with Big Machine Records in 2015. She came back as an independent artists in 2018 and released Me single.


Laura Marano started her journey in the entertainment industry in 2003, by appearing in a CBS series, Without a Trace, and becoming a voice dubber in Finding Nemo.

That debut then was followed by her minor appearances in various television series, such as Joan of Arcadia (2004), Medical Investigation (2005), Ghost Whisperer (2006), and Dexter (2006).

In 2007, this Sagittarius actress became a mentor for a Fox game show, Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?

After that, she then appeared again in more series entitled Gary Unmarried (2008), Little Monk (2009), and Childrens Hospital (2010).

Her career breakthrough began when she starred in Austin & Ally starting from 2011 as Ally Dawson, which later rewarded her many nominations and an award.

In 2017, Laura Marano got another popularity by joining Lady Bird as a cast, which also gave her various nominations for her role.

Two years later, in 2019, she starred a romantic comedy movie, The Perfect Date, alongside Noah Centineo.

After that, she then starred in more movies, such as A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish (2019) and The Royal Treatment (2022).

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  • Real Name: Laura Marie Marano
  • Stage Name: Laura Marano
  • Nickname: Laura
  • Birthday: November 29, 1995
  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Nationality: American
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Actress, Singer
  • Education: University of Southern California (Majored in Philosophy, Politics and Law)
  • Hobbies: Reading, Baking, Dancing, Singing
  • Facebook: Laura Marano Official
  • Twitter: @lauramarano
  • Threads: @lauramarano
  • Instagram: @lauramarano
  • TikTok: –
  • YouTube: Laura Marano Official

Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance

  • Height: 157 cm (5’2″)
  • Weight: 51 kg (113 lbs)
  • Blood Type: –
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Body Measurements: 32-24-35 (Bust -32, Waist -24, and Hips -35 inches)
  • Shoe Size: 6 (US)
  • Dress Size: 4 (US)


  • Father: Damiano Marano
  • Mother: Ellen Marano 
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: Vanessa Marano 

Boyfriend & Dating History

Andrew Gorin

She dated Andrew in 2014. However, not much is known about the couple, including when or why they chose to part ways.

Thomas Macken

She started dating Thomas, who’s a professional musician, in 2018.

Unfortunately, they appeared to separate in 2020 for undisclosed reasons. However, it seemed that they still keep their relationship on good terms, as they continue to collaborate even after splitting up.

Thomas is also featured in the remix version of her Run single and worked with Laura on her You EP.

Net Worth

Multiple sources estimated and reported her net worth to be around $3 million. Her primary sources of income are most likely to be from acting and singing career.


Laura is known for her philantrophy acts. In 2013, she’s appointed to be the ambassador of the 2013 UNICEF’s Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF that aimed to encourage children to raise money to help other children worldwide on Halloween.

In 2019, during April as the National Child Abuse Prevention Month, she hsoted a fashion show for Childhelp. It was a campaign that aimed to raised money to help neglected and abused children.


  • In her family, she is the youngest daughter.
  • Her father works as a college professor.
  • Laura has an Italian descent from her father.
  • Her mother was a former actress Ellen Marano.
  • Her mother owns the Agoura Children’s Theatre.
  • She was already interested in acting when she was just 5 years old.
  • Laura said that when she booked a full-time job for Austin & Ally, her friends became so supportive.
  • She once encouraged children to raise money on Halloween in order to help children around the world in 2013.
  • In 2019, Laura once participated in a fashion show for Childhelp.
  • Her ideal type is…

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  • The Royal Treatment (2022), as Isabella
  • The War with Grandpa (2020), as Mia Decker
  • The Night House (2020), as relative
  • A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish (2019), as Kat Decker
  • Saving Zoë (2019), as Echo
  • The Perfect Date (2019), as Celia Lieberman
  • Lady Bird (2017), as Diana Greenway
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015), as hotel babysitter
  • A Sort of Homecoming (2015), as young Amy
  • Superbad (2007), as young Becca
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), as additional voices
  • The Jacket (2005), as young Jackie
  • Finding Nemo (2003), as additional voices

TV Movies

  • Mère et Fille, California Dream (Disney Channel France | 2018), as herself
  • Bad Hair Day (Disney Channel | 2015), as Monica Reeves

TV Series

  • Robot Chicken (Adult Show | 2020), as Evie, Linda, Titanic Waitress
  • Day by Day (2020), as Ellie
  • Super Simple Love Story (2019), as Nellie
  • Girl Meets World (Disney Channel | 2015), as Ally Dawson
  • Pickle and Peanut (Disney XD | 2015), as Veronica
  • Liv and Maddie (Disney Channel | 2014), as Fangs
  • Fish Hooks (Disney Channel | 2014), as Girl Hamster #2
  • Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja (Disney XD | 2014), as Rachel
  • Austin & Ally (Disney Channel | 2011-2016), as Ally Dawson
  • Childrens Hospital (The WB | 2010), as Haley
  • FlashForward (ABC | 2010), as young Tracy
  • True Jackson, VP (Nickelodeon | 2010), as Molly
  • Little Monk (USA Network | 2009), as cousin Lauren
  • Heroes (NBC | 2009), as young Alice Show
  • Gary Unmarried (CBS | 2008), as Louise Brooks
  • Ni Hao, Kai-Lan (Nickelodeon | 2008), as Mei Mei
  • The Sarah Silverman Program (Comedy Central | 2007-2010), as Heather Silverman / Young Sarah Silverman
  • Back to You (Fox | 2007-2008), as Gracie Carr
  • Dexter (Showtime | 2006), as young Debra
  • Huff (Showtime | 2006), as Amelia
  • Ghost Whisperer (CBS | 2006), as Audrey
  • The X’s (Nickelodeon | 2005-2006), as Scout Y
  • Medical Investigation (NBC | 2005), as Brooke Beck
  • Joan of Arcadia (CBS | 2004), as Emily
  • Without a Trace (CBS | 2003-2006), as Kate Malone


  • Worst Kind of Hurt (2022) – with Wrabel
  • Dance with You (2021) – with Grey
  • I Wanna Know What It’s Like (2021)
  • Something to Believe In (2021)
  • Can’t Help Myself (2020)
  • Honest with You (2020)
  • Can’t Hold On Forever (2020)
  • When You Wake Up (2020)
  • Me and the Mistletoe (2019) – ft. Kurt Hugo Schneider
  • Everybody Loves Christmas (2019)
  • Lie To Me (2019)
  • A Little Closer (2019)
  • Not Like Me (2019)
  • F.E.O.U. (2019)
  • Let Me Cry (2019)
  • Me (2018)
  • La La (2016)
  • Boombox (2016)

TV Shows

  • Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered (Nickelodeon | 2022), as herself
  • Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? (Fox | 2007), as judge and mentor


  • Teen Choice Awards 2019 – Choice Comedy Movie Actress – The Perfect Date
  • Remi Awards 2015 – Rising Actress – A Sort of Homecoming
  • Kids’ Choice Awards 2015 – Favorite TV Actress – Austin & Ally


  • Georgia Film Critics Association 2018 – Best Ensemble – Lady Bird
  • Critics’ Choice Movie Awards 2018 – Best Acting Ensemble – Lady Bird
  • San Diego Film Critics Society 2017 – Best Cast – Lady Bird
  • Streamy Awards 2016 – Original Song – Boombox
  • Teen Choice Awards 2016 – Choice TV Actress: Comedy – Austin & Ally
  • Kids’ Choice Awards 2016 – Favorite Female TV Star – Austin & Ally
  • Teen Choice Awards 2015 – Choice Summer TV Star: Female – Austin & Ally
  • Teen Choice Awards 2014 – Choice TV Actress: Comedy – Austin & Ally


“I’m a girl who loves shoes. There is nothing like the feeling of trying on shoes at the store and they fit perfectly.”

“I kind of have the most amazing fans ever. They are the most committed, passionate people, and I love them so much.

“I don’t know about you, but I think blankets are the best, especially your own personal blanket.”

“Every single person has the power to change the world and help people.”

“Chilling out on the bed in your hotel room watching television, while wearing your own pajamas, is sometimes the best part of a vacation.”

“What better way to expand your imagination than to read!”

“Kids really have a lot more power than they think they have. They have the power to change the world. And they should know it.”

“It’s possible to look really cute and still be comfortable. You don’t have to kill your feet to have a fashionable look.”

“I’m pretty obsessed with Sara Bareilles. She is so talented, and I feel like I would learn so much from her.”

“I’m kind of obsessed with wedges, but I go to a regular high school, so I’m not going to be wearing Vera Wang there.”

“I am the biggest klutz on set. I honestly don’t think I have ever been as klutzy as when I’m on set. People call me ‘Grace’ ironically because I’m not graceful. It’s ridiculous.”

“At the prom, you are more about boys thinking you’re cute. On the red carpet, you have to please everyone because there are a lot more people looking at those pictures.”

“As a girl who was raised on the idea that we should give back to our community as much as possible, I believe that we have more power than we think when it comes to making change.”

“When you are performing in theater, you feel so connected to your audience. It’s exhilarating!”

“When I’m at school, I usually put my hair up. High pony, side pony, or a bun, I like my hair out of my face.”

“Sometimes, the most daunting thing about performing is making eye contact with your audience, so just look above them and at the corners of the room. Soon, you’ll totally forget they’re there.”

“Inspire your children. I promise, your kids will think you’re cool if you do this. They may not tell you that now, but they’ll thank you later in life.”

“If I saw my friend’s boyfriend flirting with someone else, I would definitely talk to him about what I saw. I would want to give him a chance to explain. However, depending on how major the flirting was, I would probably mention it to my friend – just to let her know what’s going on.”

“I’m so thankful for my family and friends – they’re really supportive. Everyone I work with on ‘Austin & Ally;’ the cast and crew are like my family now. We have so much fun, and I’m so happy they’re in my life!”

“I have a whole area in my closet for displaying shoes. They are in rows. But nobody comes in my closet, so they are only on display for me. It’s pretty spectacular.”

“Working on ‘Austin and Ally’ has been an absolute dream! We literally have fun every single day! Whether it’s scaring each other or singing together or just hanging out in each other’s dressing rooms, the cast and I are super close! I feel really lucky to be with everyone on our set!”

“When I’m working I wear so much makeup, and when I’m out with my friends I wear makeup, so sometimes at school I’m just like, ‘Today is not much of a makeup day – foundation, chapstick – done.'”

“To me, the most worrisome part of traveling comes before any of the traveling actually occurs: the suitcase-packing process. It’s a challenging and anxiety-filled process – I am caught between wanting my suitcase to be light and worrying I am going to need every single item in my bedroom.”

“The only instrument I know how to really play, and the instrument that I absolutely love, is the piano. I have been playing piano ever since I have been 9.”

“The best way to get to know the place you are traveling in is to walk around… and the best way to walk around is with comfortable shoes! Grab your travel buddy and your running shoes and go explore!”

Laura Marano is such a big inspiration. She is genuine, humble, and has a kind heart. What an amazing role model, isn’t she?