Rosie McClelland Biography

(Child actress, TV Personality)

Birthday: September 7, 2006 (Virgo)

Born In: Essex, England

Rosie McClelland is a British child actress, model, internet sensation and television personality. Along with her cousin Sophia Grace Brownlee, she makes up the popular duo Sophia Grace & Rosie. The duo became famous after a YouTube video of them singing a cover version of Nicki Minaj's song Super Bass went viral. The girls appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show within a month and became a regular guest on the show soon after. The girls have appeared on many other TV shows, including two episodes of Sam & Cat and two episodes of The Xtra Factor. They also hosted their own web series named The Sophia Grace and Rosie Show. Rosie McClelland and her cousin have also published two commercially successful illustrated children's books, Tea Time with Sophia Grace & Rosie and Showtime with Sophia Grace & Rosie. Not only the books were well-received by fans and critics, the first one even reached No. 2 position on The New York Times Best Seller list of Children's Picture Books. Rosie McClelland and Sophia Grace even starred in their own movie titled Sophia Grace & Rosie's Royal Adventure.


Quick Facts

British Celebrities Born In September

Age: 17 Years, 17 Year Old Females


mother: Danielle Brownlee

siblings: Romeo McClelland

Born Country: England

Child Actors British Women

City: Essex, England

The Meteoric Rise To Stardom

One fateful day in September 2011, Rosie McClelland's mother, Danielle, decided to dress up the two girls in pink tutus and tiaras and filmed them while they were singing and dancing. She then posted the video on YouTube where it went viral instantaneously, and has gained millions of views so far. The video caught the attention of many Hollywood celebrities who shared it with their fans on social media. In October 2011, after Ellen DeGeneres saw the video, she invited the girls to her talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The two girls appeared on the show many times within a few months and their popularity kept growing. They even hosted a segment in the show called Tea Time with Sophia Grace & Rosie, in which they interviewed celebrities coming to the show. The two girls interviewed celebrities like Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, and Hugh Grant. Rosie McClelland and her cousin returned on Ellen's show in 2015 to talk about new things in their lives.

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What Makes Rosie McClelland So Special

Since becoming famous, Rosie McClelland and Sophia have been to many TV shows and award ceremonies together, and Rosie has been known as the quiet side-kick or hype girl to her cousin Sophia. Even if she doesn't join Sophia in singing, she "gives her confidence." In her mother's words, Rosie's quiet confidence is the “yin” to her cousin Sophia's bold “yang.” In 2012, along with Sophia, Rosie McClelland won the Teen Choice Award in the category of Choice Webstar for her spirited interviews of celebrities. She has charmed top celebrities with her humorously insightful questions. Rosie McClelland and Sophia have represented Ellen on the red carpets of several award shows. Both the girls often wear pink dresses and tiaras, which have become their signature fashion style. Despite becoming famous at an early age, Rosie enjoys a happy and healthy childhood. Her compassionate nature has earned her a lot of friends at school. She is a good student and is very much interested in learning about electricity and science. She is also a gymnast and has won many awards. In her spare time, she loves to dress up her dolls.

Beyond Fame

Many of the fans have been critical of Rosie McClelland's parents for taking her to various shows while she should be studying at school. Most criticism came after Rosie McClelland and Sophia got their own segment in Ellen's show and started interviewing celebrities, sometimes bringing up topics that, according to fans, they are "too young" to talk about. However, most fans have been very supportive of her rise to fame. Besides appearing in various TV shows, Rosie was also featured in Sophia's first music video, Girls Just Gotta Have Fun. The two girls have reportedly signed a five-movie deal with Nickelodeon, the first of which was released in 2014. Rosie also launched her own merchandise the same year. Rosie McClelland and Sophia collaborated with leading toy manufacturer Just Play to launch their own toys inspired by their fashion sense. The toys are fully posable and are dressed in their trademark pink tutus and tiaras.They also have a range of jewelry and fashion accessories that are sold at stores like Walmart and Claire's.

Behind The Curtains

Rosie McClelland was born on September 7, 2006, in Essex, England. She is the daughter of Greg and Danielle Brownlee, who is Sophia Grace Brownlee's maternal aunt. Her mother and her father got married in 2015 and Rosie served as a bridesmaid for the nuptials. She now has a younger brother named Romeo. Sophia and Rosie are more than cousins; they have always been very close and played together since their early days. Since February 2022, she was in a relationship with a boy, however, the couple parted ways in summer 2022.


Rosie McClelland has a pet hamster named Princess Fluffy.

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