China Anne McClain Biography

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Birth Name: China Anne McClain


China Anne McClain (born August 25, 1998) is an American child actress and singer, best known for her roles as Jazmine Payne in “Tyler Perry's House of Payn”e and Chyna Parks in the Disney Channel Original Series “A.N.T. Farm.”

McClain was discovered in 2005 by a music executive who heard her sing and encouraged director Rob Hardy to audition her for his 2005 feature film “The Gospel” alongside Boris Kodjoe and Idris Elba. Her role caught the attention of Tyler Perry, who cast her as Jazmine Payne in the television series “Tyler Perry's House of Payne.”

In 2009, she landed a recurring role as Kiara on “Jonas L.A.” and was featured on the soundtrack, singing “Your Biggest Fan” with Nick Jonas.

In 2011, McClain was cast as the lead role in the Disney Channel series “A.N.T. Farm” along with Sierra McCormick, Jake Short, Carlon Jeffery and Stefanie Scott. For the show, McClain recorded a cover of Taio Cruz's “Dynamite” and also sang the series theme song, “Exceptional.” A music video premiered for “Dynamite” in July 2011 on Disney Channel. Also in 2011, McClain was signed to Hollywood Records.




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