Laura Marano
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Biographical Information
Full Name: Laura Marie Marano
Gender: Female
Date of birth: November 29, 1995
Age: 19
Height: 5ft 2in
Nationality: American, Italian
Nicknames: Laur
Occupation(s): Actor,


Official Twitter: @lauramarano
Role(s): Ally Dawson on Austin & Ally
Songs for Disney Channel: Austin & Ally: Turn It Up soundtrack
Laura Marano/Gallery

Laura Marano (born November 29, 1995)  is an American teen actress. She has appeared in Without a Trace and Back to You, in both instances playing the daughter of the main characters. She currently stars in the Disney Channel series Austin & Ally as Ally Dawson. Her older sister Vanessa is also an actress.  

Life and career

Marano is the daughter of college professor Damiano Marano and former actress Ellen Marano. Marano's first acting role was when she was five years old.[4] Since then, she worked for a lot of productions at the Stage Door Theater. She appeared in numerous commercials and has small roles on Ghost Whisperer, Medical Investigation, Huff and Joan of Arcadia. Her bigger roles in television have been in Without a Trace and other shows. She has also been heard in the animated movies Finding Nemo and Ice Age: The Meltdown. She played child role of Keira Knightley's character in the film The Jacket, and had a small flashback role in the film Superbad. She was a regular cast member on the FOX game show, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? and played the role of Gracie Carr on FOX's sitcom Back to You.

Marano has since appeared in several episodes of The Sarah Silverman Program. Initially she was cast in the pilot episode, "Batteries", as the child version of Sarah Silverman, and the writers liked her so much they brought her back for a larger role as a girl Sarah coaches to win a beauty pageant ("Not Without My Daughter"). On the DVD commentary track, co-star Brian Posehn notes that Marano knew everyone else's lines better than they did. She has also appeared in Dexter as the child version of Debra Morgan. She has also played the child version of a character played by Diana Scarwid, Alice Shaw, sister of Angela Petrelli, on Heroes. She currently plays "Ally Dawson" on the Disney Channel series Austin & Ally.

Marano revealed that she doesn’t go to school on the set of Disney Channel’s “Austin & Ally". Instead, she attends a regular high school "I go to an actual high school and my friends and everybody there have been so supportive [...] It’s nice when I’m not working to go to that school and be surrounded by really supportive friends." Marano sings, dances and writes songs and hopes to perform in stage musicals in the future.


Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Jacket Young Jackie Supporting role
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown Various Uncredited; Additional Voices
2007 Goldfish Suzy Short film
2007 Superbad Young Becca Supporting role
2010 Telepathic Marsha Television movie
2015 Bad Hair Day Monica Lead
2015 A Sort of Homecoming Young Amy Lead
2015 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip Hotel Babysitter
c. 2016 Saving Zoe TBA
c. 2016 I'll Be Next Door for Christmas TBA
2016 Pop Star Christmas Jazz Brown Lead
Year Title Role Notes
2003—2006 Without a Trace Kate Malone Recurring role; 8 episodes
2004 Joan of Arcadia Emily "Night without Stars" (Season 1, Episode 15)
2005 Medical Investigation Brooke Beck "Tribe" (Season 1, Episode 13)
2005 The X's Scout (voice) TV series
2006 Ghost Whisperer Audrey "Friendly Neighborhood Ghost" (Season 1, Episode 13)
2006 Huff Amelia "Black Shadows" (Season 2, Episode 12)
2006 Dexter Young Debra "Let's Give the Boy a Hand" (Season 1, Episode 4)
Episode: "Father Knows Best" (Season 1, Episode 9)
2007 Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader Herself Season 1
2007—2008 Back to You Gracie Carr "Pilot" (Season 1, Episode 1)
"First Supper" (Season 1, Episode 3)
"Gracie's Bully" (Season 1, Episode 6)
"Something's Up There" (Season 1, Episode 7)
"Cradle to Grave" (Season 1, Episode 8)
2007—2010 Sarah Silverman Program Young Sarah Silverman / Heather Silverman Recurring role; 6 episodes
2008 Ni Hao, Kai-Lan Mei Mei Season 1
2008 Gary Unmarried Louise Brooks "Pilot" (Season 1, Episode 8)
"Gary Gets Boundaries" (Season 1, Episode 2)
2009 Heroes Young Alice Shaw "1961" (Season 3, Episode 23)
2009 Little Monk Cousin Lauren "Little Monk and the Monk Cousin" (Season 1, Episode 5)
2010 True Jackson, VP Molly "True Drama" (Season 2, Episode 4)
"Little Buddies" (Season 2, Episode 6)
2010 FlashForward Young Tracy "Blowback" (Season 1, Episode 13)
2010 Childrens Hospital Haley "Frankfurthers. Allman Brothers. Death, Frankfurters" (Season 2, Episode 7)
2011—present Austin & Ally Ally Dawson Lead role; Disney Channel Original Series
2012 Jessie Ally Dawson "Austin & Jessie & Ally All Star New Year" (Season 2, Episode 6)
2014 Fish Hooks Episode: "Algae Day"
2014 Liv and Maddie Fangs Episode: "Howl-A-Rooney"
2014 Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Rachel Recurring episodes


  • She attends a regular high school when she is offset.
  • She loves GoGurt.
  • It is rumored that her first kiss was with her co-star, Ross Lynch.
  • Her sister Vanessa Marano is a main character on Switched at Birth.
  • She loves Harry Potter.


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