Sammi Hanratty

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Sammi Hanratty
Sammi Hanratty.jpg
Sammi Hanratty in 2008.
BornSamantha Lynne Hanratty
(1995-09-20) September 20, 1995 (age 18)
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Other namesSammi Hanratty
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2005–present
Website
www.sammihanratty.com
 
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Sammi Hanratty
Sammi Hanratty.jpg
Sammi Hanratty in 2008.
BornSamantha Lynne Hanratty
(1995-09-20) September 20, 1995 (age 18)
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Other namesSammi Hanratty
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2005–present
Website
www.sammihanratty.com

Samantha Lynne "Sammi" Hanratty (born September 20, 1995) is an American actress and singer. In 2007, she began her acting career portraying young Charlotte "Chuck" Charles on the ABC series Pushing Daisies. Hanratty's first lead role took place in 2009 she portrayed Chrissa Maxwell in An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong. In 2011 She played the role Whitney Brown in the movie "The Greening of Whitney Brown." Hanratty currently serves as a StarPower Ambassador for Starlight Children's Foundation.[1]

Early life and singing career[edit]

Born in Scottsdale, Arizona, Hanratty is the youngest in a family of five girls and three boys, including an older sister named Danielle, who is also an actress.[citation needed] In 1997, she moved to Los Angeles and, in 2001, her mother met with an agent leading to bookings for jobs including commercials for Oil of Olay.[citation needed] She also did two commercials for Pringles which gave her the nickname "The Pringle's Girl".[citation needed] Hanratty released her first single "Finally a Teen" on YouTube.[citation needed]

Acting career[edit]

Hanratty has appeared in several films and television series including the 2006 television movie Hello Sister, Goodbye Life, opposite Lacey Chabert. In 2006, she was a recurring character through seasons 2-3 of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody as Holly, a little girl whose father is a con man and once stayed at the Tipton. In 2007, she appeared in the mini-series Desperation, and had a minor role in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. She has a recurring role on the action-drama series The Unit with her older sister Danielle. That same year, she filmed The Santa Clause 3, playing an elf named Glenda. In 2009 she played Chrissa in An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong.[2]

Personal Life[edit]

Hanratty is close friends with Stella Hudgens, whose older sister is actress Vanessa Hudgens.

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2006Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's ChestBritish Girl (uncredited)
2006Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, TheThe Santa Clause 3: The Escape ClauseElf #1
2007Boogeyman 2Young Laura
2007Wish Gone AmissHollyVideo
2008Hero WantedMarley Singer
2009American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong, AnAn American Girl: Chrissa Stands StrongChrissa MaxwellVideo
2009Finding BlissLittle Jody
2009WithinMichelle Lowe
2009Christmas Carol, AA Christmas CarolVarious
2010MagicKayla Fairmont
2010Jack and the BeanstalkGretel
2010KalamityBarbie Klepack
2011Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone, TheThe Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy StoneAllie
2011Greening of Whitney Brown, TheThe Greening of Whitney BrownWhitney Brown
2012Amazing LoveCarrie
2014"Zoe Gone"Jennifer Lynn
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2005PassionsAdeleEpisode: "1.1410"
2005CharmedWendyEpisode: "Little Box of Horrors"
2005Drake & JoshAnnabelleEpisode: "Foam Finger"
2005HouseDoryEpisode: "The Mistake"
2005Last Laugh '05Little GirlTV movie
2006Hello Sister, Goodbye LifeCeliaTV movie
2006CSI: NYEmma MatthewsEpisode: "Fare Game"
2006Cold CaseMuriel Bartleby (1929)Episode: "Beautiful Little Fool"
2006MADtvVarious3 episodes
2006DesperationPie CarverTV movie
2006That's So RavenTaylorEpisode: "Rae of Sunshine"
2006-2007Suite Life of Zack & Cody, TheThe Suite Life of Zack & CodyHolly6 episodes
2007-2009Pushing DaisiesYoung Chuck6 episodes
2006-2009Unit, TheThe UnitJen Gerhardt10 episodes
2008iCarlyMorganEpisode: "iCarly Saves TV"
2008Mother Goose ParadeTV movie
2009Amazing Mrs. Novak, TheThe Amazing Mrs. NovakSadie NovakTV movie
2013Rizzoli & IslesChloeEpisode: "All for One"
2013Shake It UpKristinEpisode: "In The Bag It Up"

Awards[edit]

Awards
YearResultAwardCategoryNominated Work
2007NominatedYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama): Guest Starring Young ActressThe Suite Life of Zack & Cody
NominatedYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special (Comedy or Drama): Leading Young ActressHello Sister, Goodbye Life
2008NominatedYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Series: Recurring Young ActressThe Suite Life of Zack and Cody

References[edit]

  1. ^ "StarPower Ambassadors" Starlight Children's Foundation web site
  2. ^ "Cast & Characters" American Girl.com

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