This blog is dedicated to the talented actresses Laura Marie Marano and Vanessa Marano. Enjoy!
Laura Marie Marano (born November 29, 1995) is an American teen actress and singer. She has appeared in Without a Trace and Back to You, in both instances playing the daughter of the main characters. She currently stars in the Disney Channel series Austin & Ally as Ally Dawson. Her older sister Vanessa Marano is also an actress. Marano will also be starring as a lead role in the new film, A Sort of Homecoming.
Laura Marano started acting in the theatre when she was five years old. She has done numerous plays at the Agoura Children's Theatre, and continued her acting in many national commercials.
She is now starring in the Disney Channel show, Austin & Ally (2011), where she is playing the title character, "Ally Dawson".
Vanessa Nicole Marano (born October 31, 1992) is an American actress. She has appeared on the TV series Without a Trace, Gilmore Girls, Ghost Whisperer, Scoundrels and The Young and the Restless, among others. She is currently a main character on Switched at Birth, where she stars as Bay Kennish. Her younger sister, Laura Marano is also a successful actress, starring on Austin & Ally.
Vanessa Marano started acting in the theater when she was seven years old, performing in numerous plays at A.C.T. in Agoura Hills, California. She began her professional career with several national commercials.
Marano is most recognized for her roles as "Bay Kennish", in Switched at Birth (2011)
Vanessa speaks Italian and is enrolled in her sophomore year in college.
"Charity work has become an important part of my life and I want to do it as much of it as I possibly can. People need to stop thinking that they are too small to make a difference, but rather realize we are all part of a big universal connection that is within us. We are all human beings…on a basic level we are all the same. We all have the same needs; physical ones like food and water, and emotional ones like love and positivity. There’s a reason why when you help someone you feel so good—you’re not helping a stranger, you’re helping a fellow member of your species who is a part of you. We need to realize we are all on this big universal team together and do our part, whether it’s helping kids in other parts of the world, saving animals, or cleaning our environment. It’s so fun, so fulfilling and so incredible.” ―Laura Marano
Laura and Vanessa Marano get weird at the MTV Movie Awards (x)
Has there been a moment growing up and you’re like “Ugh. I could be a single child right now.”?
"I remember we did a play one time and we skipped three scenes. We were like 8-year-old and 14-year-old kids. We did this one play that was a play within a play and it was a farce. Every beat of a farce is important because you keep going back to it, but they literally skipped to the end, back to the middle, back to the end, back to the beginning, hit the middle and hit the end, again. It was a long hour for the parents all to keep watching."
"I am the biggest klutz on set. I honestly don't think I have ever been as klutzy as when I'm on set. People call me 'Grace' ironically because I'm not graceful. It's ridiculous." - Laura Marano