Sierra McCormick

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Sierra McCormick
Born(1997-10-28) October 28, 1997 (age 16)[1][2]
Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.[3]
OccupationActress
Years active2007–present
 
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Sierra McCormick
Born(1997-10-28) October 28, 1997 (age 16)[1][2]
Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.[3]
OccupationActress
Years active2007–present

Sierra McCormick (born October 28, 1997) is an American actress, best known for her current role as Olive Doyle in the Disney Channel Original Series, A.N.T. Farm, and her participation on the U.S. game show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

Life and career[edit]

McCormick first took an interest in acting in 2006 when she joined The Corsa Agency in Los Angeles. McCormick's first onscreen appearance was uncredited, in the television series 'Til Death at the age of nine. In 2007, she beat out thousands of other children to be cast in second season of the game show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? McCormick also guest starred on the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana in the 2008 episode "Welcome to the Bungle". She and China Anne McClain played girls who ask Hannah Montana questions during an interview. She also co-starred with McClain in the film Jack and Janet Save the Planet. Her other acting credits include the film Ramona and Beezus in 2010 as Susan Kushner and the television film A Nanny for Christmas in 2011.

In 2011, McCormick was chosen for the role of Olive, a girl with an eidetic memory, in the Disney Channel series A.N.T. Farm.[4] She was cast after an audition where she continually talked about tigers. Dan Signer stated "And as I heard her continually talking about tigers, I thought 'That's just how Olive would sound.' Which is how Sierra got that part." According to an interview with McCormick, getting the role was easy because she and China were already friends from their previous work experience.[2] She appeared in Jessie J`s music video Who's Laughing Now.

Personal life[edit]

McCormick was born in Asheville, North Carolina. She moved to Los Angeles, California at a young age. She currently lives there with her parents and sister Kayla.[3] She has a dog named Annie, who appeared with Sierra in a PETA ad campaign promoting the adoption of shelter animals.[5]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2007–2008Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?HerselfSeason 2
2007'Til DeathKid (uncredited)Episode: "Summer of Love"
2007–
2009
Curb Your EnthusiasmEmmaEpisodes: "The Bat Mitzvah",
"The Reunion" & "The Table Read"
2008Boston LegalDaniellaEpisode: "Dances with Wolves"
2008SupernaturalLilithEpisodes: "No Rest for the Wicked" & "Yellow Fever"
2009Jack and Janet Save the PlanetMollyTV film
2009Criminal MindsLynn RobillardEpisode: "Bloodline"
2009Hannah MontanaGillianEpisode: "Welcome to the Bungle"
2009Land of the LostTar Pits KidTheatrical film
2009The BreakdownLittle GirlTV film
2009MonkAnne MarieEpisode: "Mr. Monk and the Dog"
2009The Dog Who Saved ChristmasKara BannisterTV film
2010MediumAdolescent AllisonEpisode: "There Will Be Blood... Type A"
2010CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationGracie LaymanEpisode: "Irradiator"
2010Romantically ChallengedScout ThomasRecurring role
2010Ramona and BeezusSusan KushnerTheatrical film
2010A Nanny for ChristmasJackie RylandTV film
2011Spooky BuddiesAliceDisney direct-to-DVD film
2011DynamiteHerselfMusic Video
2011–
present
A.N.T. FarmOlive DoyleMain role; Disney Channel Original Series
2011Disney's Friends for Change GamesHerselfYellow Team
2011–
2012
JessieConnie ThompsonEpisodes: "Creepy Connie Comes a Callin',
Creepy Connie's Curtain Call'"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HappyBirthdaySierra!!!". Radio Disney twitter. October 28, 2011. Retrieved December 30, 2011. 
    "Happy birthday". China Anne McClain twitter. October 28, 2011. Retrieved December 30, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "The Meet & Greet: Disney Star Sierra McCormick From ‘A.N.T Farm’". Celebuzz!. June 24, 2011. Retrieved December 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b SIERRA MCCORMICK "Olive Doyle" Disney Channel Medianet
  4. ^ Hibberd, James (November 11, 2010). "Disney Orders Live Action Comedy 'Ant Farm'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 17, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Sierra McCormick and PETA Talk Shelter Adoption," Fanlala.com, 26 October 2012.

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Preceded by
Jacob Hays
(Season 1)
Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?
Member of the Class
Occupant of Seat #3

Season 2 (2007–2008)
Succeeded by
Olivia Dellums
(Season 3)