Stefanie Scott is an upcoming American actress and singer. She is widely acclaimed for her characterizations in the movies, ‘Flipped’, and ‘Insidious: Chapter 3’. She also made her mark on the small screen, most notable for her portrayal of the protagonist ‘Lexi Reed’ in ‘A.N.T’ Farm, an American sitcom series for teenagers. Stefanie demonstrated a passion for acting right from her childhood performing onstage as well appearing in commercials for the electronic and print media. She debuted on the big screen with the movie, ‘Beethoven’s Big Break’. She first appeared on television in an episode of the TV series, ‘Chuck’ in the very same year she made her big screen debut. Stefanie, apart from making her presence felt in the entertainment industry as an actress, has also excelled as a musician and singers, composing her own songs and writing the score for the tracks. Her discography is as varied and diverse as her filmography. In her professional career so far, she has released one EP and several promotional singles as well as featured in albums and music videos of other artistes. She is a dexterous instrumentalist as well, adept in playing the guitar and ukulele.
Childhood & Early Life
Stefanie Scott was born on 6 December 1996, in the Illinois, Chicago. Paul Scott, her father, is an endodontist by profession, while her mother, Diane Scott who pioneered ‘Aroma Dough’—a gluten-free playdough brand—operates an independent business of promoting and selling the dough.
Stefanie is the youngest of the three children born to her parents. She has two brothers older to her, the eldest, Troy Sidabras is a well-known golfer, and the brother just elder to her, Trent Sidabras, is a legal practitioner.
She went to Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, an Episcopal coeducational K-12 academic institution in Melbourne, Florida. From 2010 onwards, she continued with her education from home. She was instinctively drawn towards acting and modeling when she was just a kid, performing in plays as well as appearing in print and digital magazine advertisements.
In 2009, when Stefanie was a 13-year old teen, she was featured as a ‘California Discovery Girl’ in the ‘Discovery Girls’ periodical’s August /September 2009 edition.
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Career as an Actress
Her acting career took off when she bagged the role of ‘Katie’ in the film, ‘Beethoven’s Big Break’, the sixth instalment of the Beethoven series. A DVD of the movie was released on 30 December 2008.
In 2008, she also made her small screen debut in “Chuck Versus the DeLorean”, an episode of the ‘Chuck’ TV series. She next appeared as ‘Briana’ as the voice of ‘Briana’ for the ‘Special Agent Oslo’ series installment titled, “Goldfeather/Live and Let Ride”. She acted as ‘Britney Burke’ in the series, ‘The New Adventures of Old Christine’.
She portrayed Dana Tressler in the romantic comedy film ‘Flipped’ that was released for screening across theaters in 2010. The movie directed by Rob Reiner bombed at the box office.
In 2010, Stefanie guest-starred in the ABC sitcom ‘Funny in Farsi’ and in the Fox TV series, ‘Sons of Tucson’.
In 2011, she portrayed the lead character of Lexi Reed in the Disney Channel series, ‘A.N.T. Farm’, for 62 episodes. In the same year, she portrayed the character of young Emma in the movie ‘No Strings Attached’.
She lent her voice for the character, ‘Moppet Girl’ in the 2012 movie, ‘Wreck-It-Ralph’. She was a guest actor in the ‘Law and Order: Special Victims Unit’ where she portrayed Clare Wilson in the series’ fifteenth season.
In 2014, she portrayed the character of Maybelle in an episode of the Disney Channel Original Series promoted show, ‘Jessica’. The year proved to be a very successful year for Stefanie as she was seen in four movies, namely, ‘Insidious: Chapter 3’, ‘Caught’, ‘1 Mile to You’, and ‘Jem and the Holograms’.
Her portrayal of ‘Quinn Brenner’ in ‘Insidious; Chapter 3’ was widely appreciated. In the movie that grossed more than $110 million globally, she performed her stunts on her own.
Steffanie Scott shared screen space with the highly acclaimed actor, Pierce Brosnan, and actress, Anna Friel, in the 2016 thriller, ‘I.T.’. She played the part of Kaitlyn Regan, the teenage daughter of Mike Reagan (Pierce Brosnan) in the movie.
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The year 2017 turned out to be a remarkably prolific one for Scott as she was signed up for five films. These movies were ‘First Light’, ‘Beautiful Boy’, ‘Small Town Crime’, and ‘Spare Room’. She is the lead actor in ‘First Light’, which slated to be released in 2018.
Career as a Singer
Stefanie, besides acting in films and TV serials, has also achieved widespread fame and recognition as a singer. She composed almost all her album and non-album singles as well as developed the musical scores for the songs. She published her first single, “Break the Floor” (non-album) in 2008.
She recorded and released her second single, “Shoulda Woulda Coulda” in 2008 that was included in her debut and only EP, ‘New Girl in Town’ which was released in 2009. She released three promotional singles, “Girl I Used to Know”, “FYI”, and “I Wanna Let You Go” in 2011, 2012, and 2014 respectively.
She appeared as a singer along with Carlon Jeffrey in the single, “Pose” that was part of the ‘A.N.T. Farm’s soundtrack. She also sang along with Hilary Duff, Aubrey Peeples, and Aurora Perrineau for the singles, “Youngblood”, “Hit Me Up”, “We Got Heart”, and “I’m Still Here”.
Awards & Achievements
Stefanie Scott was nominated for the ‘Young Artist Award’ four times in a row in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 respectively. She won the award in the categories, ‘Best Performance in a Feature Film-Supporting Actress’ (for the movie ‘Flipped’ in 2011) and ‘Best Performance in a TV Series-Best Supporting Actress’ (for ‘A.N.T. Farm’ in 2012).
In 2013, she won 'Behind the Voice Actors Award' for the category - 'Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film' for the movie 'Wreck-It Ralph'.
Stefanie Scott was born in Chicago where she spent the first few years of her life before relocating with her family to Indialantic, Florida. Later on, she took classes to hone her musical and acting skills and was selected as a cast in numerous local drama productions.
She shifted to Los Angeles in 2008 to further her professional career. Nothing much is known about her personal life and there are no rumors about her dating anybody. She is still a single.
She has served as an ambassador for the institution, ‘Cookies for Kids Cancer’
She collaborated with musician, Spencer Sutherland, for covering the track, “Everything Has Changed”. sung originally by Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift
Stefanie was one of the five finalists for the 2007-2008 Annie National Tour.
One of her favorite pastimes is horseback riding.
She prefers visiting a seacoast during her free time.
She enjoys watching horror films
She considers Jennifer Lawrence and Natalie Portman as her cinematic role models
She has a crush on comedian Chris Pratt.