Thursday, 23 June 2016

Sabrina Carpenter

Sabrina Ann Lynn Carpenter (born May 11, 1999) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She stars as the young version of Chloe Goodwin in The Goodwin Games and as Maya Hart in the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World. She is signed to Hollywood Records.

Carpenter booked her first acting role in 2011, a guest role on the NBC drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She played a young rape victim interviewed by Detective Elliot Stabler (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 Etta James' "Something's Got a Hold on Me", 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 the ABC pilot The Unprofessional.

In January 2015, it was announced that Carpenter, along with Sofia Carson, will star in a Disney Channel Original Movie Further Adventures in Babysitting, based on the movie Adventures in Babysitting.

On February 22, Carpenter announced the title of her debut album Eyes Wide Open. It is preceded by the debut single "We'll Be the Stars" which was released on January 13, 2015. It was originally to be released April 21, 2015, but the release date got moved and the album was released on April 14, 2015. In 2015 she won a Radio Disney Music Award in the category "Best Crush Song" for her song "Can't Blame a Girl For Trying".

In December 2015 Carpenter portrayed the role of Wendy in the Pasadena Playhouse's production of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirate's Christmas.

In August 2015 it was reported that Sabrina had begun work on her second album. On November 5, 2015 she unveiled the artwork for her new single, "Christmas the Whole Year Round", which was released a week later. On February 2, 2016 Sabrina Carpenter announced via social media, the first single from her second album, "Smoke and Fire", was released on February 19, 2016. Speaking of the single, Sabrina said: "Smoke and Fire was the first story that I was waiting to tell out of the many stories from the second album... I kind of write wherever I go. I'm always writing down things in my phone and in my notes on stuff that inspired me and stuff that I see in everyday life, or even just fun words."

In an interview with Disney Insider, Carpenter cited Christina Aguilera and Adele as musical influences.

She has an older sister, Sarah, who has appeared in several episodes of Girl Meets World. She has another older sister named Shannon.

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