About Sofia Carson
A dance-oriented pop vocalist and actress, Sofia Carson is best known for her work on the Disney Channel film series The Descendants. Since emerging on Disney in 2014, she has been featured on a number of singles, including 2016's "Love Is the Name" with J Balvin and DJ Alan Walker's "A Different World." Along with her philanthropic work with UNICEF, Make-A-Wish, and the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, she was named global ambassador to the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation in 2019.
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 she 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. She then enrolled at UCLA, majoring in communications and French.
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 and appeared as Evie in the Disney Channel original movie The Descendants, for which she also sang on the soundtrack. In 2016, she starred in the Disney Channel's version of Adventures in Babysitting. That same year, she made her solo pop singing debut with the single "Love Is the Name," featuring J Balvin, on Hollywood Records. The Descendants 2 arrived in 2017 and again featured songs from Carson, including "Ways to Be Wicked." A year later, she was featured on Norwegian DJ Alan Walker's single "Different World." In 2019, Carson was named the first global ambassador to the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation. Also that year, she returned for The Descendants 3 and starred as Ava Jalai in the Freeform television series Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists. ~ Matt Collar
HOMETOWNFt. Lauderdale, FL
BORNApril 10, 1993