If you are a fan of comic book TV shows or a big Disney Channel supporter, you probably know China Anne McClain. If not, then buckle up, because we’re about to introduce you to the rising star. The young actress is a multi-talented beauty, and if she continues her rise, she will surely become one of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
Meet China Anne McClain (Bio & Age)
China Anne McClain was born on August 25, 1998, in Atlanta, Georgia. Although born in Atlanta, the singer/actress currently resides with her family in Los Angeles, California. She is, like the rest of her family, a devout Christian.
As an artist, the R&B and pop singer names her parents, Michael and Shontell, as her greatest influences, along with Michael Jackson, Hattie McDaniel, Rihanna, and Beyonce.
She is currently best known for her roles in the Disney Channel show A.N.T. Farm and the superhero series Black Lightning.
Net Worth & Career
China is currently worth 700,000 dollars. The income of the actress comes from her work in television series and films. Her music career – including singles and albums – has also contributed to her total assets.
Her career began in 2005 when she was discovered by a music manager who heard her sing and encouraged director Rob Hardy to audition her for his 2005 feature film The Gospel. It was her performance in this role that caught the attention of famous black film producer and director Tyler Perry, who cast her as Jazmine Payne in the television series Tyler Perry’s House of Payne. Her performances also earned her a spot in the fans’ favorite movie, Daddy’s Little Girls, alongside her sisters. Her talent also landed her in other movies and TV shows such as Adam Sandler’s Grown Ups 1 & 2.
In 2011, after winning several roles in other Disney projects such as Jonas, Wizards of Waverly Place, and Hannah Montana, McClain was cast as the lead character in the Disney Channel series A.N.T. Farm. In this series, her musical talent was combined with her acting talent. For the show, China Anne McClain recorded a cover of Taio Cruz’s Dynamite. She also sings the title song of the series, Exceptional.
Less than a week after the Dynamite video was released, it was viewed more than a million times. On June 14, 2011, China and her sisters – known as the McClain sisters – were signed to Hollywood Records. The A.N.T. Farm soundtrack was released on October 11, 2011, and includes China’s popular version of Dynamite by Taio Cruz. On September 28, 2011, it was released Calling All the Monsters and reached number 100 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
In 2013 it was announced that her show A.N.T. Farm will be discontinued after the third season. The same day it was also announced that she and her sisters had left Hollywood Records, a development that China itself described as “bittersweet” but saw as a chance to continue making music with her sisters.
The setback did not last long, however, as she decided to do the first edition of ABC’s Sing Your Face Off in 2014 and won the first season of the show. She also continued to perform on various television shows and in films such as the popular Disney film series “Descendants”, where she also lent her voice on the title album. In 2017 she was given a role in CW’s successful TV show “Black Lightning”.
Height & Weight
The size of China is indicated with 160 cm (5ft 3in). Their weight is also indicated with 53 kg (117 lbs). As an actress, China strives to maintain her slim figure in size 4, although her exact training routine is not known to the public.
China Anne McClain comes from a family of artists; her father, Michael McClain, is a music producer and her mother, Shontell, is a songwriter. Michael McClain, who was born on March 4, 1973, is best known for the production of Solange Knowles’ debut album.
Besides songwriting, her mother – Shontell – is also an actress and writer. She has written for several television shows, including Meet The Browns and House of Payne. Michael and Shontell joined forces on April 16, 1993, and have four wonderful children together.
China Anne McClain is a member of the sister group McClain, in which she sings with her two sisters – Sierra McClain and Lauryn McClain. In addition to playing in a band with her sisters, she also starred in a movie called Daddy’s Little Girls with them.
Her sister Sierra was born in 1994. As an actress, Sierra has also starred in House of Payne, Honey: Rise Up and Dance, Shrink, and especially in Empire.
Lauryn, born in 1997, is also active in the entertainment industry, where she is making a career as an actress and singer. She has primarily appeared as the lead actress in the web series Step up: Flood.
China also has a younger brother, Gabriel McClain, who is typically more reserved than his sisters.
Relationships – Who Is Her Boyfriend?
China Anne McClain was previously in a relationship with her A.N.T. farm colleague Jake Short. China and her former boyfriend met on set where, as in most Hollywood relationships, their characters were each other’s love interest. Their real-life relationship, which began in 2012, unfortunately, didn’t last long and ended in 2013, and since then there has been no new report on China’s relationships as she tries to focus on her career and keep the spotlight away from her private life.