Florida actress and vocalist Sofia Carson is a Disney Channel regular and a singer with a dance-oriented pop style. Born Sofia Daccarett Char in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 1993, Carson grew up the daughter of Colombian immigrants. At age three she began taking dance lessons and in 2001 made her stage debut as Dorothy in a Miami stage production of The Wizard of Oz. The following year, she studied dance and vocal performance at the University of Miami's summer theater program. During high school, Carson continued her dance and vocal studies. Along with performing, Carson is enrolled at UCLA, where she majors in communications and French.
Descendants As an actress, Carson made her professional debut in 2014 as Chelsea on the Disney Channel series Austin & Ally. The following year, she joined the cast of MTV's Faking It. Also in 2015, she appeared as Evie in the Disney Channel original movie The Descendants, for which she also sang on the soundtrack. In 2016, Carson starred in the Disney Channel's version of Adventures in Babysitting. That same year, she made her pop singing debut with the single "Love Is the Name," on Hollywood Records. - Matt Collar