Kelli Berglund

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Kelli Berglund
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Berglund at the 2013 Dance Awards Benefit Show
BornKelli Michelle Berglund
(1996-02-09) February 9, 1996 (age 18)
Moorpark, California, U.S.
OccupationActress, dancer, singer
Years active2006–present
Known forLab Rats
 
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Kelli Berglund
Kelli Berglund 2013 Dance Awards Benefit Show (clipped).png
Berglund at the 2013 Dance Awards Benefit Show
BornKelli Michelle Berglund
(1996-02-09) February 9, 1996 (age 18)
Moorpark, California, U.S.
OccupationActress, dancer, singer
Years active2006–present
Known forLab Rats

Kelli Michelle Berglund (born February 9, 1996) is an American teen actress, dancer and singer.[1][2] She plays Bree Davenport, a bionic teenager with lightning speed in the Disney XD series Lab Rats.[3][4] She stars in the Disney Channel Original movie How to Build a Better Boy, where she portrays Mae Hartley, a tech-savvy young woman who along with her best friend, devise a plan to create the perfect boyfriend.[5]

Career[edit]

Kelli Berglund began her career at a young age, gracing the small screen as a series regular on TLC's Hip Hop Harry. TV appearances also include Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader,[6] and America's Next Producer. Berglund also appeared in the indie film, Bye Bye Benjamin. Her commercial credits include campaigns for Old Navy, Hyundai, Bratz, McDonald's and Mattel, among others.[4] She has also appeared in print and modeling campaigns for Reebok and the Camarillo Academy of Performing Arts.[4] Berglund has been honored with many awards in dance for her lyrical contemporary, hip-hop, tap, and jazz techniques. Though she is equally versatile in these types of dance, her favorite style is contemporary — a blend of ballet and jazz.[7][8]

Berglund stars as Bree, an overly outgoing, bionic super-human with super speed, in the Disney XD live-action comedy series Lab Rats alongside co-stars: Tyrel Jackson Williams, Billy Unger, and Spencer Boldman. Bree is one of the three bionic teen siblings, who try to navigate their way through a "normal" world of school, friends and family, with the occasional bionic glitch.[6][8] In 2013, Berglund guest starred on the Disney XD series Kickin' It, where she played karate prodigy Sloane Jennings. In this episode, her character sings "Had Me @ Hello" as a duet with Kim Crawford, played by Olivia Holt.[9]

In mid-2013, Berglund began work on the Disney Channel Original Movie, How to Build a Better Boy. The film was shot in Toronto, Canada. She stars as Mae Hartley, one of the two main roles. The film is directed by Paul Hoen and premiered on August 15, 2014.[10] On July 29, 2014 was released a single titled "Something Real", which she sings with China Anne McClain.[11]

Personal life[edit]

A native of California, Berglund resides in Moorpark, California with her parents, Mark and Michelle Berglund, and younger sister, Kirra. She is a graduate at Moorpark High School's independent study program. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, spending time with her sister, dancing, video editing, still photography and creating original films on her computer. [4][8]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2006Bye Bye Benjamin[8]Birthday Party GuestMinor role; short film
2014How to Build a Better BoyMae HartleyLead role; TV film (Disney Channel Original Movie)
2015Lovin' BrooklynAngelPost-production
2015One NightRachelPost-production
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2006–2008Hip Hop Harry[8]HerselfRecurring role; TLC's TV show
2012–presentLab RatsBree DavenportLead role; Disney XD Original Series
2013Kickin' ItSloane JenningsEpisode: "The New Girl"

Discography[edit]

Featured singles[edit]

TitleYearAlbum
"Do You Want to Build a Snowman?"
(among Disney Channel Circle of Stars)
2014N/A

Promotional singles[edit]

TitleYearAlbum
"Something Real"[11]
(with China Anne McClain)
2014N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Check out our list of talented "triple threats" for theatrical film & TV, commercial, dance and stage!"". morezap. Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
  2. ^ "Kelli Berglund: My Kind of Music". girl2watch. Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
  3. ^ Check Out Lab Rats' "Kelli Berglund". fanlala. Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Moorpark teen lands role in Disney XD series". vcstar. Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
  5. ^ "'A.N.T. Farm,' 'Lab Rats' Stars to Topline Disney Channel TV Movie". Hollywood Reporter. July 31, 2013. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Kelli Berglund: Extra! Extra!". girl2watch. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  7. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Lab Rats’ Kelli Berglund’s "My Life"!". bopandtigerbeat. Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "Kelli Berglund". DisneyXDMedianet. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  9. ^ "'Lab Rats' Kelli Berglund Guest Stars on Disney XD's Kickin' It". Fanalala. Sep 20, 2013. Retrieved Dec 16, 2013. 
  10. ^ "China Anne McClain, Kelli Berglund & Ashley Argota Starring in Disney Channel Original Movie "How to Build a Better Boy"". shineon-media. August 1, 2013. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "Something Real - China Anne McClain and Kelli Berglund". Amazon. 2014-07-29. Retrieved 2014-07-29. 

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