Alyson Renae Michalka
5' 8" (1.73 m)
Aly Michalka was born in Torrance, California, to Carrie (Begley), a musician, and Mark Michalka, who owns a contracting company. She has German, as well as English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh, ancestry. Aly began acting at the age of five in stage productions by churches her family attended outside Seattle, Washington, and in Thousand Oaks California. She was featured in numerous musicals including "Jailhouse Rock" and "A Time to Remember". Alyson, who plays piano and guitar, also writes music and sings with her younger sister, AJ Michalka, as the pop-music duo of Aly & AJ. The sisters are platinum selling recording artists with "Hollywood Records". When she isn't acting, Alyson enjoys drawing. Her artistic talent was recognized by Hallmark Cards. When she was in the fourth grade, she won a contest for a Christmas card in 1999, when she was 10. Lately, Alyson is interested in fashion and sewing, and has plans to design a clothing line. The Torrance, California, native has two dogs, Saint and Bandit, and lives with her parents and sister in Los Angeles, California.
Her favorite movies are Willow (1988), Uptown Girls (2003), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), and School of Rock (2003).
Younger sister AJ Michalka, known as AJ, is also an actress. The two sisters wrote and recorded their first album for Hollywood/Universal Records (under a different band name), which was released in early 2005. Changed band name to Aly & AJ in 2010.
Last name pronounced Mish-AL-ka
Her mother was a cheerleader for the NFL's Oakland Raiders.
Her parents are Carrie and Mark Michalka.
Her father is of German descent. Her mother has German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry.
She has a dog, Bandit, and a puppy, Roadie.
Favorite stores are Urban Outfitters, Planet Blue, Free People, Diesel, Neiman Marcus, BCBG Max.
Kept in touch with Raviv Ullman and Brenda Song.
She plays the piano and also the electric and acoustic guitars. She is also an accomplished singer and published songwriter.
Very close friend of Mitchel Musso, Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron.
Good friends with Saoirse Ronan, Emma Roberts, Sara Paxton, Ashley Tisdale and Miley Cyrus.
Favorite TV shows: That '70s Show (1998), Oliver Beene (2003), and The O.C. (2003).
Her favorite actors and actresses are Jack Black, Johnny Depp, Simon Baker, Naomi Watts, Cate Blanchett, and Topher Grace.
She rescued a dog named Moneypenny.
Her favorite books is "A Series of Unfortunate Events" and "Artemis Fowl".
Her favorite musicians are Nickelback, Michelle Branch, Sting, Seal, Coldplay and John Mayer.
Went dressed as Britney Spears (as the school girl from the "Baby One More Time" music video) for her school's Historical Figure Day, while most of her friends went dressed as Mother Teresa and Abraham Lincoln.
She's filming Will [Later released as Bandslam (2009)] in Austin, Texas. [February 2008]
Along with sister, AJ, and mother, Carrie, she is preparing for a new summer tour. [July 2007]
Currently filming and premiering the new CW hit show Hellcats (2010). [September 2010]
(June 7, 2015) Married her boyfriend of 3 years Stephen Ringer at the Belmond Hotel Splendid in Portofino following an 11-month-long engagement.
Dark green eyes that sometimes look light blue at a distance
Beauty mark right beside her mouth
Long curly hair
[on her character Keely, from The Disney Channel's original series, Phil of the Future (2004)] Keely has such a love for life. She's such a nice person and she loves people. She loves helping Phil with all of his problems and she's always had his back whenever he needs her. She's a very fun person and she's the best friend that you could ever wish for. I do share a lot of characteristics with her. She doesn't really worry about life and neither do I. She just kind of lets things happen. Her fashion sense is similar to mine, but I don't wear quite as bright colors like she does.
[on her picture in "Teen People", June/July issue] My character on the show [Phil of the Future (2004)], Keely, wears a lot of really bright shades, like lime green and orange. They're fun colors, but I love natural colors, like this!
[on her character, Allyson Miller, from The Disney Channel original movie Now You See It... (2005)] She's real energetic and in-your-face: "We're going to do this, we're going to do that."
[on evacuating from the Now You See It... (2005) set in Louisiana] We had to get packed up really quick, literally in an hour. It was a crazy adventure. It was a good experience and a bad experience.