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Meaghan Martin

Meaghan Martin
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Martin at the Hannah Montana: The Movie premiere in April 2009
Born
Meaghan Jette Hannah Martin

(1992-02-17) February 17, 1992 (age 28)[]
Alma materLondon Academy of Music and Dramatic Art[]
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2007-present
Height1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Oli Higginson (m. 2016)
[]

Meaghan Jette Martin (; born February 17, 1992) is an American actress and singer.[] She is best known for her roles as Tess Tyler in the Disney Channel television films Camp Rock and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam and Jo Mitchell in Mean Girls 2. Martin starred in the ABC Family television series, 10 Things I Hate About You as Bianca Stratford. Martin is also known for lending her voice for Naminé in the video game series Kingdom Hearts as well as voicing and motion capturing Jessica from the video game Until Dawn.

Early life

Martin was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and has two brothers and one sister. She started modeling at age five.[] Martin also appeared in several community theater productions in Las Vegas such as Peter Pan and performed for her Showteam and later made her professional theater debut in a Los Angeles production of 13.[1] She appeared in several television commercials such as for Cabbage Patch Kids and Barbie.[]

Acting

Martin started her acting career in 2007, such as the television programs Nickelodeon's Just Jordan and CBS's Close to Home, as well as a guest stint in the Disney Channel series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. Martin eventually cast as the lead antagonist Tess Tyler in the Disney Channel original movie, Camp Rock, starring Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers. Martin was selected by TV Guide in 2008, as one of the "13 Hottest Young Stars to Watch".[2] She was the online host for the 2008 Disney Channel Games.

Martin voiced the character Naminé in all subsequent releases in Kingdom Hearts series, replacing Brittany Snow, who did not return to the series. Martin starred in the ABC Family sitcom 10 Things I Hate About You as Bianca (originated by Larisa Oleynik in the film version). She also had the role of Megan Kennedy in the independent film Dear Lemon Lima. Martin returned to reprise her role as Tess Tyler in Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, premiered on September 3, 2010, on Disney Channel. In 2011, Martin played the main character Jo Mitchell in the television film Mean Girls 2, the sequel of the 2004 film Mean Girls. Martin also played the role of Aubrey in the film Sironia.

On June 16, 2011, Martin appeared for one night in Super Summer Theatre's live production of "Annie" at Spring Mountain Ranch in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the role of Star-To-Be. Martin is also starring in the web series Wendy as the title character alongside Tyler Blackburn. Wendy is a dark twist on 'Peter Pan'. The series premiered on macys.com on September 15, 2011. In 2013, Martin appeared in the film adaptation Geography Club as Trish, while she appeared in the thriller The Good Mother was aired on Lifetime Channel and cast as Julie #2 in MTV's Awkward, replacing Sophie Tilson. Martin voiced the character of Jessica in the PlayStation 4 exclusive Until Dawn.

Martin trained as an actor in London, England. In September 2016 she graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).[] After re-locating permanently to the UK, it was announced on April 9, 2019 that Martin would make her professional London stage debut in Tony award-winning playwright Christopher Durang's dark comedy The Actor's Nightmare. The show is a dark satire exploring the entertainment industry and features many of Durang's critically acclaimed works, including: Mrs Sorken, Business Lunch at the Russian Tea Room, Medea, Woman Stand-up, and The Actor's Nightmare. She starred in the world premiere production which played at London's Park Theatre (London), July 16 - August 10, 2019.

Music

Martin recorded two songs in Camp Rock, "Too Cool" and "2 Stars". Martin sang a version of "When You Wish Upon a Star" for the 2009 re-release of Disney's Pinocchio, as well as appearing in the related music video. The song debuted at number fifty-two on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs chart, becoming her first and only chart single. It has since peaked at number thirty-seven.

Martin also recorded a version of the Olivia Newton-John song "Magic" for the Wizards of Waverly Place soundtrack. Martin has partnered with Build-A-Bear Workshop for their "Love.Hugs.Peace" movement. For the ad campaign, Martin recorded a special version of "Let's Talk About Love". Martin also recorded two songs in Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, "Tear it Down" and "Walkin in My Shoes", alongside the Camp Rock co-star Matthew "Mdot" Finley. Martin also appear on the collaborative song "It's On", which features the co-stars of the film. All songs appear in the soundtrack of the film.

Martin appeared in the music videos "Remember December" by Demi Lovato and "It's On" by the cast of Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. Martin did not join the Jonas Brothers: Live in Concert tour, with Demi Lovato and the Camp Rock 2 cast, because she was filming Mean Girls 2.

Personal life

Martin became engaged to British actor Oli Higginson in May 2016.[3] They were married on September 24, 2016, in London, UK.[4]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Camp Rock Tess Tyler Television film
2009 Dear Lemon Lima Megan Kennedy
2010 Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam Tess Tyler Television film
2010 Privileged Vera
2011 Mean Girls 2 Jo Mitchell Television film
2011 Sironia Aubrey
2013 The Good Mother Melanie Television film
2013 Geography Club Trish
2014 Senior Project Natalia Bell
2014 Time Does Not Pass Girl Short film
2015 Safelight Sharon
2019 Wives of the Landed Gentry Lavinia Short film; also producer
2020 Unstable Bitches Grace Short film
2020 Bad News Gina Short film
TBA Journey Samantha

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Just Jordan Ashley Episode: "Home Alone in the Diner"
2007 Close to Home Candy Episode: "Fall from Grace"
2007 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Stacey Episode: "Sleepover Suite"
2008 Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream Herself Episode: "Hello Hollywood"
2008 Disney Channel's 3 Minute Game Show Herself / Host 6 episodes
2008 Disney Channel Games Herself / Online Host 5 episodes
2008 House Sarah Episode: "Joy to the World"
2008 Holly and Hal Moose: Our Uplifting Christmas Adventure Easton (voice)
2009-2010 10 Things I Hate About You Bianca Stratford Main role, 20 episodes
2011 Dr. Phil Herself Episode: "Mini Mean Girls"
2012 Wedding Band Jenna Episode: "I Love College"
2013 The Coppertop Flop Show Herself 2 episodes
2013-2015 Awkward Julie #2 Recurring role, 11 episodes
2014 Melissa & Joey Jordan 2 episodes
2015 Jessie Delphina / Kim Episode: "Rossed at Sea, Part 1"

Web

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Jonas Brothers: Band In a Bus Herself Episode: "Video (Hometown) Girl"
2011 Wendy Wendy 6 episodes
2018-2019 The Band Formerly Known As Paige 6 episodes

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories Naminé Voice
2009 Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Naminé Voice
2010 Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Naminé Voice
2011 Kingdom Hearts Re:coded Naminé Voice
2013 Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix Naminé Voice (Re: Chain of Memories archive footage) (358/2 Days HD cutscenes archive and new footage)
2014 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Naminé Voice (II Final Mix HD cutscene new footage) (Re:coded HD cutscenes archive and new footage)
2015 Until Dawn Jessica "Jess" Riley Voice and motion capture performance
2019 Kingdom Hearts III Naminé Voice

Discography

Year Title Notes
2009 "When You Wish Upon a Star" Disneymania 6
"Let's Talk About Love" Build-A-Bear Workshop Promo
2010 "Walkin' In My Shoes" (with Matthew "Mdot" Finley) Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
"Tear It Down" (with Matthew "Mdot" Finley)
"It's On" (with the cast of Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam)
2011 "Meantime" Sironia
"I'm All Yours"
2013 "Hate You" Geography Club

Other appearances

Song Year Other artist(s) Album
"We Rock" 2008 Cast of Camp Rock Camp Rock
"Too Cool" N/A
"2 Stars"
"Our Time Is Here" Demi Lovato
Aaryn Doyle
"Magic" 2009 N/A Wizards of Waverly Place
"Walkin' In My Shoes" 2010 Matthew "Mdot" Finley Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
"Tear It Down"

Other credits

Title Year Artist Credit Ref.
A Little Bit Longer 2008 Jonas Brothers Vocals ("Video Girl")

Music videos

As lead artist

Year Title Director Ref.
2009 "When You Wish Upon a Star" Brandon Dickerson [5]
"Let's Talk About Love" None [6]

Guest appearances

Year Title Artist(s) Director Ref.
2008 "We Rock" (Cast Video) Cast of Camp Rock None [7]
"Start the Party" Jordan Francis
Roshon Fegan
Eric Covert [8]
2009 "I Want You to Want Me" (10 Things I Hate About You version) KSM Declan Whitebloom [9]
"Remember December" Demi Lovato Tim Wheeler [10]
2010 "It's On" Cast of Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam Brandon Dickerson [11]
2011 "Save Me" Golden State featuring Tyler Blackburn None [12]
2012 "Bad for You" Midnight Mirage John W. MacDonald [13]

Awards

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2008 Family Television Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Movie Camp Rock Won
2008 Popcorn Film Festival Audience Award (Best TV Movie Actress) Camp Rock Won
2009 Young Hollywood Awards Standout Performance Dear Lemon Lima Nominated
2010 Young Artist Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Comedy or Drama) 10 Things I Hate About You Nominated
2010 Popcorn Film Festival Audience Award (Best TV Actress) 10 Things I Hate About You Won
2010 Popcorn Film Festival Female Newcomer Nominated
2013 L.A. Outfest Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Geography Club Nominated
2014 Family Television Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Movie The Good Mother Won
2014 Young Hollywood Awards Fan favorite Actress Nominated

References

  1. ^ Disney Channel, undated. "Camp Rock - Meaghan Jette Martin. Accessed October 9, 2008.
  2. ^ TVGuide.com reveals tomorrow's tween stars today, overlooks mini Clay Aiken Archived October 11, 2012, at the Wayback Machine (July 2, 2008). MTV Buzzworthy. Accessed June 21, 2009.
  3. ^ Norton, Jessica (July 13, 2016). "Which "Camp Rock" Star Is Engaged?". Awesomeness TV. Archived from the original on February 19, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ Pham, Grace. "Cannizaro House Wedding Photographer - Hotel du Vin Wimbledon". Grace Pham Photography. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Meaghan Martin - When You Wish Upon a Star". YouTube. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Meghan Martin - Let's Talk About Love". YouTube. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "Camp Rock - We Rock (Cast Video)". YouTube. Retrieved 2020.
  8. ^ "Jordan Francis and Roshon Fegan - Start the Party". YouTube. Retrieved 2020.
  9. ^ "KSM - I Want You to Want Me (10 Things I Hate About You Version)". YouTube. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "Demi Lovato - Remember December". YouTube. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ "Cast of Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam - It's On". YouTube. Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ "Golden State - Save Me featuring Tyler Blackburn". YouTube. Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ "Midnight Mirage - Bad for You". YouTube. Retrieved 2018.

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