Christy Carlson Romano is an actress and singer probably best known for her role on the sitcom “Even Stevens” and her voice-work on “Kim Possible.”
Christy Carlson Romano is a mix of German, Italian and Norwegian ancestry. She grew up in Milford, Connecticut. When she was six, she began her professional acting career after being cast in Broadway shows, including Annie and The Sound of Music. She made her film debut at 12 in Woody Allen’s “Everyone Says I Love You.” She was also part of a 31-week run of playing Belle in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” She was the youngest actress ever to play Belle.
As for performing night after night, she said, “You pretty much don’t have any other life but doing the show. It wears on your voice singing…if it’s a straight play you have more leeway…the upside is that you get to sleep late, but it’s tough on your body. You almost have to look at it like you’re an athlete.”
Christy Carlson Romano attended St. Joseph High School, and later, New York Professional Children’s School.
Christy Carlson Romano released an album titled “Christy Carlson Romano Greatest Movie & TV Hits,” and she was signed to Atlantic records. She also toured with Raven Symone and Hilary Duff.
She attended Columbia University where she was a member of the Sigma Delta Tau sorority. As of 2013, she was finishing up a degree with a double major in Film and Women’s Leadership.
Seems Christy Carlson Romano has done a little bit of everything: in 2007 she wrote a novel “Grace’s Turn,” which earned a 2007 Teenage Book of the Year accolade from The New York Public Library. “My goal [with the book] was to do something different and share my knowledge in a different way – sort of a snapshot/semi-autobiographical take on my experience.”
As for her career, she said, “My of my life has been spent in the spotlight. I know how important appearance can be to teens, especially the impact it can have on the way you feel about yourself.”
Christy Carlson Romano said about living in L.A. as an adult versus as a child: “When I was younger I was really busy working and as an adult it’s really hard to stand out from the crowd. If you’re not a character actor, you’re just like everyone else…living here requires a lot of strategy.”
She is in the film “Mirror Mirror 2,” a horror film, in which she is seen nude in a shower scene for curious Googlers. Related: 13 Nude Celebrity Photo Scandals.
A bit of trivia: she is the goddaughter of ex-Senator Chris Dodd. In 2013, she married her boyfriend of two years Brendan Rooney after a 2-year engagement. Christy Carlson Romano resides in Los Angeles.