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Bridgit Mendler

Bridgit MendlerBridgit Mendler, born on December 18,th of 1992 in Washington, D.C. is an American singer, songwriter, actress, musician, record producer and social activist. She started her acting career in the animated Indian film The Legend of Buddha in 2004. Mendler also starred in the films Alice Upside Down, The Clique and Labor Pains.

Mendler is the daughter of Sandy and Charles Mendler who moved their family to Mill Valley, California when Mendler was eight years of age. It was in California where she first expressed interest in acting and began working in plays.

When she was eight years old, Mendler began taking part in local roles in both dramatic and musical theatre, and became the youngest performer in the San Francisco Fringe Festival. When she was 11 years old, she got an agent to assist her with getting acting jobs.

"I was only 11 when I did a play out in Northern California and I really enjoyed it. I decided that I wanted to pursue a career, so I got an agent and was able to get cast in commercials and voice-overs and that sort of thing."

In 2004 after she portrayed Lucy in the animated Indian film The Legend of Buddha at the age of 13 years old she was cast as a guest star on the soap opera General Hospital. She portrayed the dream child of character Lulu Spencer, in which the two have an argument. The scene, lasting just a little less than a minute, is later revealed to be a dream.

Bridgit MendlerThat same year, Mendler was the voice of the character Thorn in the video game Bone: The Great Cow Race.

In 2007, Mendler made her film debut in the film adaption of the Alice series, titled Alice Upside Down. Mendler starred alongside Disney Channel actress Alyson Stoner and Lucas Grabeel. Mendler portrayed the role of Pamela, who is the rival of Stoner's character, Alice.

For the film's soundtrack, Mendler provided backing vocals on the song "Free Spirit", performed by Stoner. In 2007 Mendler auditioned for a part in Sonny with a Chance for the role of Sonny Munroe, but Demi Lovato was chosen for that part.

n 2009, she signed with the Disney Channel to play the role of Juliet in Wizards of Waverly Place. Following the warm reception to her character on Wizards of Waverly Place, she landed the role of Teddy Duncan on the new Disney series Good Luck Charlie, which began in April of 2010 and ended its run in February of 2014. In 2011, she appeared in the film based on the series Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas.

She was cast in the Disney Channel in Lemonade Mouth, in which the character she played performed numerous songs.

In an interview she stated: "There’s not going to be a sequel to Lemonade Mouth, unfortunately. We had such a great experience working on the movie, and they tried to figure something out for a sequel, but everyone at Disney felt like the movie had completed its story in the first movie. It was a great experience, and I loved working with the cast members and still see them frequently."

Bridgit MendlerTwo singles were released from the soundtrack featuring her vocals and both charted on the US Billboard Hot 100. In 2012, Mendler released her debut album Hello My Name Is... which debuted at number 30 on the US Billboard 200, and has sold over 200,000 copies.

Her debut single from the album "Ready or Not", became an international Top 40 hit and was certified gold in Norway, platinum in New Zealand, the United States and Canada and went on to peak at number 49 on the Billboard Hot 100. The video of her second single "Hurricane" premiered on April 12th, 2013. It was shot in London and has been certified gold in the USA for selling 500,000 copies.

In 2008, she landed the role of Kristen Gregory in the film adaption of the popular teen novel series The Clique by Lisi Harrison. The role of Kristen is about a girl who attends OCD on a scholarship, and works hard to keep her good grades. The Clique was released straight to DVD in Fall of 2008, her second film to be released in this format.

In 2007, Mendler had begun working on a film with actress and singer Lindsay Lohan titled Labor Pains, which kept being pushed back due to various conflicts and problems. Though initially slated for a theatrical release, the film did not receive one in the US and was instead released as a TV film on ABC Family in 2009.

The film did, however, receive a theatrical release in countries such as Russia, Romania, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, Ecuador, and Mexico. The film drew 2.1 million viewers, a better-than-average prime-time audience for ABC Family, and per the network, was the week's top cable film among coveted female demographic groups.

Bridgit MendlerIn 2009 she was cast as a recurring character in the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place, alongside Selena Gomez and David Henrie. Mendler portrayed the role of Juliet Van Heusen, a vampire who later forms a romance with David Henrie's character Justin Russo. She appeared in eleven episodes total in the series from 2009 to 2012 when the series ended.

In 2011, Mendler was cast in the supporting role of Appoline in the straight to DVD film, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2. Mendler recorded the song This Is My Paradise for the film, which was released as a promotional single on January 11th, 2011 with a music video directed by Alex Zamm.

On March 31, 2011, it was confirmed that Mendler had signed with Hollywood Records, and had begun working on her debut album.

The song "I'm Gonna Run to You" was co-written and performed by Mendler, and was also featured in the film Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas and released as promotional single on November 12th, 2011.

Mendler later co-wrote and sang the Disney's Friends for Change Games anthem called "We Can Change the World", released as her third promotional single on June 11th, 2011.

In 2012, she guest starred in the television series House as Callie Rogers, a homeless runaway teenager with a mysterious illness. She also made a guest cameo appearance in the Canadian teen drama Degrassi in the Season 11 episode Don't Panic as Clare and Alli's friend Emily Quagmire.

Bridgit MendlerShe can also be seen in the show's opening sequence sitting on Jake's red truck alongside Alli and Clare. She voiced the lead role of Arrietty in the American English dub of The Secret World of Arrietty and recorded a song "Summertime" for the movie, released as a promotional single.

In Summer 2012, Mendler confirmed that the title of her official debut single was Ready or Not, written by Mendler herself, Emanuel "Eman" Kiriakou and Evan "Kidd" Bogart. The song was released for digital download on August 7th and for radio airplay on August 21st, 2012.

Ready or Not peaked at 49 in the United States and 53 in Australia, but at number seven in the United Kingdom and within the top twenty of the charts in Belgium, the Republic of Ireland and New Zealand

The song received platinum certification in the United States and Canada and Gold in Denmark, New Zealand and Norway. Mendler went out on her first headlining tour - Bridgit Mendler: Live in Concert to support her first studio album. The tour mainly reached only North American audiences where she played at state fairs, music festivals and Jingle Ball's concerts series.

Mendler's debut album, Hello My Name Is..., was released on October 22nd by Hollywood Records with all the songs being written by Mendler with collaborators. The album peaked at number 30 on the Billboard 200 and sold less than 200,000 copies in the country.

Bridgit MendlerInternationally Hello My Name Is .. debuted in a few countries as Poland, Australia, United Kingdom, France and Spain. Mendler's vocals have been compared to Lily Allen, Cher Lloyd, Jessie J and Karmin. She released two promotional singles on the album: Forgot to Laugh and Top of the World.

On February 12, 2013, her second single, Hurricane, was released for radio airplay. The song peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 in the United States. On April 2 Mendler released a remix single version and, on June 21st, a EP remixed.

Also in June Mendler embarked on her second tour, the Summer Tour, performing only in the United States. On April 30th she released the extended play Live in London, by Universal Music, recorded at a special performance in the United Kingdom.

On August 9th, 2013, Mendler confirmed in an interview to Billboard that she was working on her second studio album, but she had to start writing songs again, because she lost all the songs already written when her laptop broke. In an interview Mendler confirmed she was working on, and about to finish, her second studio album, which would be released in 2015.

It was announced that Mendler was chosen for the main cast of the NBC comedy series Undateable in its second season. She will star as Candace, an unlucky and undefeatably optimistic waitress.

Bridgit MendlerMendler has links with several philanthropic projects and humanitarian causes. In 2010, she became ambassador to First Book, a campaign that encourages reading and gives books to children in need. She became part of Disney's Friends for Change, a pro-social "green" initiative of charity for environmental issues encouraging fans to take action. As campaign theme that year Mendler released a promotional single on June 11 called We Can Change the World, raising $250,000 for the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund.

In July of 2012, Mendler also became ambassador for the Target Corporation campaign called Give With Target - to raise funds to reform schools in the United States. The campaign aims to get $1 billion by 2015. To start the Target campaign, they invested $5 million and distributed $25,000 grants to 100 in-need schools for the school year. Mendler said about the incentive: “I’m excited to partner with Target on their Give With Target campaign and celebrate the start of a new school year with kids across the country.

It's so important for all kids to have everything they need for a successful school year”. In August she got $5 million donated by The Walt Disney Company and more $2 million donated by people at Facebook. She was also featured in a March 2013 public campaign called Delete Digital Drama with the Seventeen Magazine which call for an end to cyberbullying.

About the cyber-bullying campaign she said "Being bullied is something I experienced in school and it is not fun...I love working to end cyberbullying. People don't have to push back as much as they would in real life. People need to realize bullying has just as much of an impact online because words are so cutting and difficult to deal with".

Bridgit MendlerShe also participated of the Disney's Friends for Change Games, a Olympic-based televised games aired on the Disney Channel, getting $125,000 donation to UNICEF as Yellow Team captain and also competing for $100,000. But her team lost to the World Wide Fund for Nature. In 2012 Mendler won the honorary award Common Sense Media as Role Model of the Year for her work against bullyng.

Mendler was the third young artist to win the award, which usually honors environmentalists and scholars. She also attended the annual UNICEF acoustic concert in New York to raise donations for charity in January 2013. In May 2013, Mendler traveled to the United Kingdom to participate in the annual Comic Relief, where she was given the task of having people make her laugh with their jokes for a £1 donation. The campaign was trying to raise £100,000 and give families hope.

In March 2014, Mendler went to El Quiché, Guatemala to participate in another project of Save the Children that helps underprivileged children in developing countries. She also represented the institution during the charity congress - Save the Children's annual Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C.

About this work, she said:

"I love supporting something that is so positive and fun for people to get involved in and where people can really do something to help out."

She also worked with Acuvue being a mentor to help Katie, a winner of the 2013 Acuvue 1-Day Contest, get closer to her dream of making a difference. On October 8 Mendler hosted the event We Day of Free The Children Foundation, a campaign that helps build schools for underprivileged children of Canadian and American cities. Also for Free The Children Foundation she was godmother of We Create a Change to help needy children.

Bridgit MendlerOn November 16, 2013 Mendler participated of the World Challenge Marathon for Save the Children Foundation, a charity race to helps children with health problems. In March 2014, Mendler traveled to region of El Quiché, Guatemala to participate in the other project of Save the Children that helps underprivileged children in developing countries.

She released the Baby Sit In, that asks for teens to help give parents a break and give babies a healthy start to their life. Mendler said "It’s an easy way for kids to help little ones everywhere get a healthy start and an opportunity to learn just by doing something they do most weekends anyway".

Mendler represented the institution during the charity congress Save the Children's annual Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C. Carolyn Miles, the Save the Children's president, thanked Mendler publicly for humanitarian work: "We are thrilled to have Bridgit on board. Her passion for helping children truly came through when she met with families and kids during her visits to the remote communities in the deserts of California and Guatemala's western highlands".

In 2012, Mendler was chosen as role model of the year by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization that honors innovative minds from the worlds of entertainment, public policy and technology and rewards mainly teachers, scientists and philanthropists. She was honored for her charity work in anti-bullying actions, improving the lives of families by providing a trustworthy role model and creating a positive impact in the world. Mendler was the second young artist to win the award, after Miranda Cosgrove.

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Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Legend of Buddha Lucy Voice
2007 Alice Upside Down Pamela Jones
2008 The Clique Kristen Gregory
2009 Labor Pains Emma Clayhill Television film
2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Becca Kingston
2011 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 Appoline Voice
2011 Lemonade Mouth Olivia White Television film
2011 Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! Teddy Duncan Television film
2012 The Secret World of Arrietty Arrietty Voice
2014 Muppets Most Wanted Minnie
2014 Lennon or McCartney Herself Documentary
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2006 General Hospital Lulu's dream daughter "11129" (Season 44, episode 16)
2009 Jonas Penny "Wrong Song" (Season 1, episode 1)
2009–12 Wizards of Waverly Place Juliet van Heusen Recurring role Season 2–4
2010–14 Good Luck Charlie Teddy Duncan Lead role
2011 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Herself The Walker Family (Season 9, episode 9)
2011 PrankStars Herself Secret Agent(Season 1, episode 6)
2011 Degrassi Emily Quagmire Don't Panic (Season 11, Episode 24)
2012 House Callie Rogers Runaways (Season 8, episode 10)
2013 Violetta Herself A Celebrity, a Song (Season 2, episode 11)
2013 We Day Presenter Special television - 7th edition
2013 Jessie Teddy Duncan Good Luck Jessie: NYC Christmas - Season 3, episode 7
2015–present Undateable Candace Main role
2015 Saturday Night Live Herself Bridgit Mendler/Gwen Stefani - season 40, episode 17
Web
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Austin Mahone Takeover Herself At Jingle Ball with Sean Kingston & Enrique Iglesias (Season 1, episode 15)
2012–13 VEVO Lift: Bridgit Mendler Herself Docu-series
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Bone: The Great Cow Race Thorn Voice




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This is the debut album from Disney Channel star Bridgit Mendler via Hollywood Records. Listed on Billboard's recently published 10 to Watch list in the pop field, Mendler is already making noise online with the video for her first single 'Ready or Not'. As part of the promotion for Mendler's debut, she will be Vevo's Lift artist. Mendler stars in the Disney Channel series 'Good Luck Charlie' and was the lead actress in the Disney Channel film Lemonade Mouth, which had the biggest selling soundtrack of 2011. Mendler, 19, co-wrote the 12 songs on the album; 'Ready Or Not' was written with Emanuel 'Eman' Kiriakou and Evan 'Kid' Bogart.




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