Alyson Stoner Success Story
Stars are not born with a silver spoon in their mouth, but they are shaped by determination, hard work and a desire to achieve success. A tweener star and a Toledo native, who have gained popularity during the 2000s, Alyson Stoner, is little above 21 years of age, but she earned fame in Hollywood even before she turned 10.The story of her life inspires many of how a child can do wonders in the industry with a will to taste success.
Stoner was born on August 11, 1993 and started studying tap, ballet and jazz dance at the age of 3 only, in Holland Ohio. 3 years later, she started taking modeling lessons in Toledo at the Margaret O’Brien Modeling Studio. It was her hard work and passion that earned her the title of ‘Model of the Year’ at the Convention of International Modeling & Talent Association (IMTA) in NYC.
At the present age of 21, Alyson has a number of creditable works attached to her portfolio, which started with her first appearance in the music video ‘Work It’ from Missy Elliot in 2002. After this debut, she performed for Elliot Videos, ‘Pass That Dutch’ & ‘Gossip Folks’ in 2003 and ‘I’m Really Hot’ in 2004.
"Honestly, what keeps me grounded is my faith and my value system"-Alyson Rae Stoner
She entered the big screen world in 2002 by voicing a character in an animating film, Lilo & Stitch. But her acting career had to wait for another year, which started with the role of ‘Sarah Baker’ in Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) along side stars Bonnie Hunt & Steve Martin. For her performance, she was honored with the ‘Young Artist Award’ for ‘Best Young Ensemble’. Alyson followed the same success strategies in the next years as well, during which, she alternatively moved between vocal work and live-action parts.Alyson was being considered as the lead actor for Disney’s series Hannah Montana, launched in 2005, but Miley Cyrus edged her out. In return, she earned a recurring role of Max in another series, ‘The Suite Life of Zack and Cody’.
She kept on working on her skills and taking up small roles till 2006, when she got selected to be a part of a box office hit. She was assigned the role of the star Channing Tatum’s younger sister in Step Up (2006). Alyson performed well in the movie and got nominated for the Young Artist Award 2007 in the category of best supporting young actress.Alyson worked on her singing skill and released an album ‘Beat the System’ on August 23, 2011, after her debut title ‘We Rock’ from the ‘Camp Rock’ album in 2008 attained peak chart positions.