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Christy Carlson Romano (born March 20, 1984) is an American stage and film actress, author and singer. She is perhaps best known for her roles in the sitcom Even Stevens and the animated series Kim Possible, in which she is the voice of the title character, as well as garnering a considerable boost in fandom for providing the voice of Yuffie Kisaragi in Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy VII Advent Children.

Career

Actress

In 1998, Romano made her Broadway debut in the musical Parade by Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown in the role of Mary Phagan. In 2002, Romano became the first person to act in three Disney Channel projects simultaneously, complementing her work at Even Stevens with a starring role in a movie named Cadet Kelly (alongside Hilary Duff) and voice acting as Kim Possible in Kim Possible. The writers of Kim Possible wrote the episode "Crush" based on Romano; she will apparently blush at even the slightest compliment or awkward situation. She is also the voice of Yuffie Kisaragi in the English version of the movie Final Fantasy VII Advent Children, as well as in the Disney/Squaresoft game Kingdom Hearts.

On February 17, 2004 Romano began a 31 week run of playing Belle in Disney's Beauty and the Beast on Broadway where she replaced Megan McGinnis as Belle. For her Beauty run, she recorded a New York radio commercial in which she asked, "What's the sitch?" (from Kim Possible). She left the production on September 12, 2004 and was succeeded by Brooke Tansley.

On February 22, 2005 Romano won the very first Connecticut's Finest award.

Romano recently starred in the Broadway company of Avenue Q, in which she played Kate Monster, Lucy the Slut, and two of the singing moving crates, among other characters. She began her run on September 29, 2008, replacing Carey Anderson, and stayed with the show until November 23, 2008.[1] She was replaced by her immediate predecessor. In May 2009 she hosted the first interactive Youtube Spelling Bee with eight prize videos at the end of the bee.

She most recently starred as Michelle in the new Off-Broadway show White's Lies, which began previews at New World Stages on April 12, 2010 and officially opened on May 6, 2010.[2][3] The show closed on June 13, 2010.[4]

Singer

While working at Disney, Romano has recorded songs in the soundtracks of some Disney movies and TV series such as Kim Possible and Teacher's Pet. Romano first sang on the Disney Channel on a first season episode of Even Stevens (in 2000) which led to more singing on the series and with Disney in general. In 2004, following her stint on Broadway, Romano focused on her recording career full-time. Romano began collaborating with Matthew Gerrard, Andy Marvel, and Martin Briley. Romano has worked with Kara DioGuardi, Stacy Jones (of 'American Hi-Fi'), Shelly Peiken, Richie Sambora (of Bon Jovi), Jaret Reddick (of Bowling for Soup), The Matrix, Diane Warren, Jonnie "MOST" Davis.[citation needed]In 2004, Walt Disney Records released Greatest Disney TV & Film Hits, featuring her new single "Dive In" (which was written by Christian music singer Cindy Morgan) and her other song, "Could It Be" from the television movie, "Kim Possible: So The Drama". She contributed to the soundtracks to Taking 5 and The Cutting Edge 2.[citation needed]. In 2005, Romano signed with Atlantic Records for a 2006 debut. However, in 2006, Romano stated in an interview with TV Guide that she was in between labels once again, this time with Virgin Records.

In November 2005, Romano launched a music account on Myspace. She has used her account to post many new songs to share with fans, and showcase her own artistic evolution.In November 2006, Romano changed her record label status on her official Myspace page from major to indie. Christy's music Myspace has been deleted as of May 2009.

Personal life

Romano is attending Barnard College, the sister college of Columbia University, where she has been a sister of Columbia's Sigma Delta Tau sorority. Milford Mayor James L. Richetelli, Jr. named February 22, 2005 as Christy Carlson Romano Day, and she received the "Connecticut's Finest Citizen Award." She interned for Connecticut Senator and 2008 Democratic presidential candidate Christopher Dodd, who is her godfather. Her hobbies are dancing, singing, swimming, gymnastics, bike riding, tennis, basketball, softball, soccer, ice-skating, and roller-blading.

Discography

Albums

MySpace Music

Shared Songs (in order of when released):

Song Months / Year The Song Appeared
"The Problem" November 2005 - March 2005
"Simple" November 2005 - February 2006
"Promise" November 2005 - October 2007
"Headphones On" November 2005 - January/February 2006
"We'll Awaken" March 2006 - June 2006 (following The Cutting Edge 2 TV premiere)
"Wrong" March 2006-Originally titled "Hope" later retitled to "Wrong"- October 2007
"Closer to Closure" March 2006 - June 2006
"Junky Love" June 2006 - September 2006 and October 2007 - May 2009
"Just A Song" June 2006 - September 2006
"She Waits" September 2006
"A Boy Like You" September 2006 - November 2006
"Changed" September 2006 - November 2006
"No Such Thing" September 2006 - October 2007
"Running Away" September 2006 - November 2006
"Even A Hero" November 2006 - October 2007
"Friday Night (cover of The Click Five)" March 2007
"Rewind" October 2007 - May 2009
"Celebrity" October 2007- May 2009
"Point Of View" January 2009 - May 2009
Soundtracks
Year Song Soundtrack
1996 "Chiquita Banana" Everyone Says I Love You[5]
1998 Various Songs on the original cast recording Parade
2004 "Toy Town" Radio Disney Jingle Jams
2006 "We'll Awaken" The Cutting Edge: Going For The Gold
2006 "Let's Bounce" The Princess Diaries 2
2007 "Friday Night" Taking Five
"No Such Thing" Taking Five
"Best Time of The Year" Disney Channel Holiday
2008 "Catch Me If You Can" The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing The Dream

Filmography

Year Title Role notes
1996 The Many Trials of Tammy B Dani
Everyone Says I Love You Trick-Or-Treat Child
1997 Henry Fool 14 year old Pearl
1999 Goosed Gail
2000 Looking for an Echo Tina Pirelli
2002 Cadet Kelly Cadet Captain Jennifer Stone
B.S. Andy Brenner
2003 Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time Kimberly Ann Possible
The Even Stevens Movie Renee "Ren" Stevens
2005 Kim Possible: So the Drama Kimberly Ann Possible
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Yuffie Kisaragi
Campus Confidential Violet Jacobs
2006 The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold Jackie Dorsey
Casper's Scare School Mantha
2007 Taking Five Danielle
2008 The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream Jackie Dorsey
The Legend of Secret Pass[citation needed] Nica (voice) released Dec.5th 2010
2009 Wolvesbayne Alex Layton
Movin' In Ann Beckawaiting release
2010 Suicide Dolls Amberawaiting release
Mirrors 2[6]Jenna McCartyOct. 19, 2010
2011 Loosies Carmen filming
Infected Kelly pre-production[7]

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1997 XSTV: Xtreme Sport Television Segment Host
1999 Guiding Light Erica #1
2000–2003 Even Stevens Renee "Ren" Stevens Main Role, 66 episodes
2002–2007 Kim Possible Kimberly Ann Possible Voice/Title Character, 87 episodes
2004 Joan of Arcadia Officious Hall Monitor God 1 episode
2005 Lilo & Stitch: The Series Kimberly Ann Possible 1 episode, "Rufus"
Summerland Gigi 1 episode
2006 Family Guy Quagmire's One-Night-Stand 1 episode, "I Take Thee, Quagmire"
2007 Kaya Kat
2009 Hawthorne Alex 1 episode, "Night Moves"
2010 Iris Expanding Zelda

Broadway

Year Show Role
1998–1999 Parade Mary Phagan
2004 Beauty and the Beast Belle
2008 Avenue Q Kate Monster and Lucy the Slut

Off-Broadway

Year Show Role
2010 White's Lies Michelle

Awards and Nominated

Year Result Award Category Nominated Work
2001 Won Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Leading Young Actress Even Stevens
2002 Won Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Leading Young Actress Even Stevens
2004 Nominated Young Artist Award Best Young Adult Performer in a Teenage Role Even Stevens: The Movie
2005 Won Daytime Emmy Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Kim Possible

References

External links

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