Christy Carlson Romano

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Christy Carlson Romano
Christy Carlson Romano 2009.jpg
Romano on April 17, 2009
BornChristy Michelle Romano
(1984-03-20) March 20, 1984 (age 30)
Milford, Connecticut, U.S.
Other namesChristy Romano
EducationColumbia University
OccupationActress, singer, songwriter, author
Years active1996–present
Spouse(s)Brendan Rooney (m. 2013)
Musical career
GenresPop, Pop rock
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2002–present
 
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Christy Carlson Romano
Christy Carlson Romano 2009.jpg
Romano on April 17, 2009
BornChristy Michelle Romano
(1984-03-20) March 20, 1984 (age 30)
Milford, Connecticut, U.S.
Other namesChristy Romano
EducationColumbia University
OccupationActress, singer, songwriter, author
Years active1996–present
Spouse(s)Brendan Rooney (m. 2013)
Musical career
GenresPop, Pop rock
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2002–present

Christy Carlson Romano (born March 20, 1984) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role in the sitcom Even Stevens and as the voice of the title character in the animated series Kim Possible. She also was the voice of Yuffie Kisaragi in Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy VII Advent Children.

Early life[edit]

Romano began her career at six years old when she was cast in several national tours of Broadway shows, including Annie, The Will Rogers Follies with Keith Carradine, and The Sound of Music with Marie Osmond. She made her first feature film appearance in 1996 as a singing "Chiquita Banana" in Woody Allen's Everyone Says I Love You. She also appeared in Henry Fool (1997), and Looking for an Echo (2000).[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Romano made her Broadway debut in 1998 in the musical Parade by Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown as Mary Phagan.[1] In 2002, Romano became the first person to act in three Disney Channel projects simultaneously, supplementing her work on Even Stevens with a starring role in Cadet Kelly, alongside Hilary Duff, and voice acting as the title character in Kim Possible. She was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for her work on Kim Possible. The show inspired an adventure scavenger hunt activity at Disney's Epcot which ran for over five years, as well as two Disney Channel movies Kim Possible: So the Drama and Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time. She voiced Yuffie Kisaragi in the English version of the movie Final Fantasy VII Advent Children, as well as in the Disney/Square game Kingdom Hearts.[citation needed]

Throughout her teens and twenties, Romano starred in movies for 'ABC Family and Disney Channel, including Campus Confidential, Taking Five, The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold, and The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream. Various other appearances include MTV's Kaya, CBS's Joan of Arcadia, The WB's Summerland, and TNT's Hawthorne.[citation needed]

In February 2004, Romano began a 31-week run as Belle in Disney's Beauty and the Beast on Broadway. In September 2008, she joined the Broadway company of Avenue Q as Kate Monster for several weeks.[2]

She starred as Michelle off-Broadway in White's Lies at New World Stages in 2010, alongside Betty Buckley and Tuc Watkins.[3][4]

Romano penned a novel, Grace's Turn, for Disney literary subsidiary Hyperion, which received accolades by the New York Public Library (NYPL) as the 2007 Teenage Book of the Year. In 2012, she directed a music video for Steph Gold's "THE SUN" which was accepted into the Los Angeles Shorts Fest 2012.[citation needed]

Music career[edit]

While working at Disney, Romano recorded songs as part of soundtracks for Kim Possible and other Disney projects. She first sang on the Disney Channel on a musical episode of Even Stevens which led to more singing on the series and with Disney in general. In 2004, Walt Disney Records released Romano's debut album Greatest Disney TV & Film Hits. After her Broadway run of Beauty and the Beast Romano signed a record deal with Jason Flom at Atlantic Records. Flom was fired before Romano released her first album and Romano's deal wasn't honored. She continued to write music with Kara DioGuardi and The Matrix and placed her songs in several movies.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Romano and producer Brendan Rooney met in February 2011 while studying at Barnard College. They became engaged nine months later,[5] and married on December 31, 2013 at the Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1996Many Trials of Tammy B, TheThe Many Trials of Tammy BDaniTV film
1996Everyone Says I Love YouTrick-or-Treat Child
1997Henry FoolPearl - Age 14
1999GoosedGail
2000Looking for an EchoTina Pirelli
2001B.S.Andy BrennerTV film
2002Cadet KellyCadet Captain Jennifer Stone
2002Dinosaur IslandProud Mother (voice)Video
2002Kim Possible: A Sitch in TimeKim Possible (voice)TV film
2003Archies in Jugman, TheThe Archies in JugmanMrs. Weatherbee (voice)Video
2003Even Stevens Movie, TheThe Even Stevens MovieRen StevensTV film
2005Final Fantasy VII: Advent ChildrenYuffie Kisaragi (voice)
2005Kim Possible: So the DramaKim Possible (voice)TV film
2005Campus ConfidentialVioletTV film
2006Casper's Scare SchoolMantha (voice)TV film
2006The Cutting Edge: Going for the GoldJackie DorseyVideo
2008The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the DreamJackie DorseyVideo
2009WolvesbayneAlex Layton
2010Legend of Secret Pass, TheThe Legend of Secret PassNica (voice)
2010Suicide DollsAmber
2010Movin' InAnn Beck
2010Mirrors 2Jenna McCartyVideo
2011LoosiesCarmen
2013InfectedKelly
2013Lucky DogSharonPost-production
2014PrismGracePost-production
2014Real LoveFilming
2014Where Fates MeetGabbyPost-production

Television Series and Video Games[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1999Guiding LightEricaTV series
2000–2003Even StevensRenee "Ren" StevensMain Role (65 episodes)
2002Kingdom HeartsYuffie Kisaragi (voice)Video game
2002Kim Possible: Revenge of Monkey FistKim Possible (voice)Video game
2002-2007Kim PossibleKimberly Ann "Kim" Possible (voice)Lead Role (86 episodes)
2004Joan of ArcadiaOfficious Hall Monitor GodEpisode: "The Book of Questions"
2004Kim Possible: The Villain FilesKim PossibleVideo
2005SummerlandGigiEpisode: "Where There's a Will There's a Wave"
2005Lilo & Stitch: The SeriesKim Possible (voice)Episode: "Rufus: Experiment #607"
2005Family GuyQuagmire's One-Night-Stand (voice)Episode: "I Take Thee, Quagmire"
2007KayaKat3 episodes
2009HawthorneAlexEpisode: "Night Moves"
2010Iris ExpandingZelda
2010Penguins of Madagascar, TheThe Penguins of MadagascarLittle Girl #1 / Lunacorn (voice)Episode: "Hello, Dollface/Huffin and Puffin"

Theater[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1998-1999ParadeMary PhaganBroadway
2004Beauty and the BeastBelleBroadway
2008Avenue QKate Monster / Lucy the SlutBroadway
2010White's LiesMichelleOff-Broadway

Web Shows[edit]

YearShowRole
2012MyMusicHerself/Satan (1 episode)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

MySpace Music[edit]

Shared Songs (in order of when released):

SongMonths/Year the song appeared
"Simple"November 2005 - February 2006
"Headphones On"November 2005 - January/February 2006
"We'll Awaken"March 2006 - June 2006 (following The Cutting Edge 2 TV premiere)
"Wrong"March 2006-Originally titled "Hope" later retitled to "Wrong"- October 2007
"Closer to Closure"March 2006 - June 2006
"Junky Love"June 2006 - September 2006 and October 2007 - May 2009
"Just a Song"June 2006 - September 2006
"She Waits"September 2006
"A Boy Like You"September 2006 - November 2006
"Changed"September 2006 - November 2006
"No Such Thing"September 2006 - October 2007
"Running Away"September 2006 - November 2006
"Even a Hero"November 2006 - October 2007
"Friday Night (cover of The Click Five)"March 2007
"Rewind"October 2007 - May 2009
"Celebrity"October 2007- May 2009
"Point of View"January 2009 - May 2009
Soundtracks
YearSongSoundtrack
1996"Chiquita Banana"Everyone Says I Love You[7]
1998Various Songs on the original cast recordingParade
2004"Anyone But Me"Zenon Z3 Soundtrack
2004"Toy Town"Radio Disney Jingle Jams
2006"We'll Awaken"The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold
2006"Let's Bounce"The Princess Diaries 2
2007"Friday Night"Taking Five
"No Such Thing"Taking Five
"Best Time of the Year"Disney Channel Holiday
2008"Catch Me If You Can"The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream
2010"Let's Go Boogie Tonight"Movin' In'

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearResultAwardCategoryNominated work
2001WonYoung Artist AwardBest Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Leading Young ActressEven Stevens
2002WonYoung Artist AwardBest Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Leading Young ActressEven Stevens
2004NominatedYoung Artist AwardBest Young Adult Performer in a Teenage RoleThe Even Stevens Movie
2005NominatedDaytime Emmy AwardOutstanding Performer in an Animated ProgramKim Possible

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