Paris Smith is well known for her leading role as Maddie Van Pelt in Nickelodeon’s teen sitcom ‘Every Witch Way.’ Other than this, she has starred in various other TV shows like ‘MyMusic’, ‘Modern Family’, and ‘Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn.’ She was cast alongside Chris Evans at the age of 11 in the film ‘Puncture’ as a simple 12-year-old kid. She has also been a part of some short films like ‘The Presentation’, ‘Bedtime Stories’ and ‘Totally.’In addition, Paris has a keen interest in music and singing. She has recorded three singles namely,‘Crush on Hollywood’, ‘Game Over’, and ‘He Says.’
The Meteoric Rise to Stardom
Paris was first cast in a short film – ‘The Presentation’ as Rachel at the age of 10. However, this was just a small role. She got the opportunity of working alongside Chris Evans at the age of 11 in her first major movie ‘Puncture.’ After that she acted in a couple of episodes of TV shows like ‘Modern Family’ and ‘My Music’ and also in some other short films. She got the chance to act in another movie ‘R.A.D.I.C.A.L.S.’ in 2014. After that, she got an opportunity to portray herself in the TV series ‘ReactToThat.’ However, 2014 proved to be a better year for her when she received her first major role as Maddie in ‘Every Witch Way.’
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What Makes Paris Smith So Special
Paris won the Young Artist Award for the Best Performance in a short film by a young actress when she was just 11, for her short film ‘Scouted’, in which she played the role of Molly. She was also nominated for the Young Artist award in the years 2014 and 2015 for the TV shows ‘Modern Family’ and ‘Every Witch Way.’ Alongside her acting career, she is also keen to do something in the music industry. She has pursued this interest by recording three singles. She has uploaded these singe tracks on her YouTube channel which have been liked by a large number of people. Her passion for acting and music right from a very young age makes her achievements quite remarkable.
According to Paris, the best part of her life so far has been on the sets. She says she grew up on the sets of ‘Every Witch Way’ and that the show has taught her many beautiful things in life. When asked about what her message would be to the next generation, she says, “Always follow your dreams, no matter how big they might seem! When I was little and wanted to start acting, I never thought I would be where I am today! The most important thing, for me at least, is to be yourself! Keep doing your thing! No one is like you, and every person is unique and special in their own way!” She is on the junior advisory board of the organization of‘The Shoe Crew’ which donates shoes to the underprivileged children. She is also a part of the organization American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
Behind The Curtains
Paris was born in Houston, Texas, and was raised there until the age of 11. After her first film, she shifted with her family to Los Angeles to give her acting career a definite boost. She appeared in various plays when she was in high school. She is also interested in dancing and considers it one of her favorite talents. She owns a Mitsubishi. Paris wanted to be an actress since she was four. She got her agent at the age of seven. Along with acting and singing she is also interested in directing and wishes to become a makeup artist. Also, she has been professionally trained as a cheerleader in addition to receiving excellent ballet, tap dancing and jazz lessons. She calls herself a soccer enthusiast and loves to spend her spare time playing the sport.