Amanda Joy (AJ) Michalka is an American actress, voice actress, singer-songwriter, musician, and former model who is best known as one half of the musician duo “Aly and AJ”. Another half of “Aly and AJ” is her own sister, Alyson Michalka who is an American actress, singer, and musician. The duo has released three studio albums: “Into the Rush”, “Insomniatic”, and “Acoustic Hearts of Winter”. AJ has been portraying the role of Lainey Lewis in the American period sitcom television series “The Goldbergs” since 2013 and also on its spin-off series “Schooled” from 2019-2020. She also gave her voice for the role of Stevonnie in the American animated television series “Steven Universe”.
She has acted in numerous TV films and series including “Oliver Beene”, Six Feet Under”, “Support the Girls”, Super 8″, and “Secretariat”. She made her TV debut in 2002 by appearing in the role of Sheridan’s Daughter in the American television soap opera “Passions”.
Besides on December 29, 2020, she and her sister, Aly released an explicit version of their best single “Potential Breakup Song”. The single was released on June 26, 2007, and is the most successful single to date. It peaked at no. 17 on Billboard Hot 100. In this new version, they added an explicit twist to the previously teen-friendly lyrics. The new updated version of the song is available on their youtube channel “Aly & AJ” which has around 183k subscribers.
AJ is active in the social media platform with around 481k followers on her verified Instagram account: @iamaj. The duo’s Twitter account: @alyandaj has around 610k followers.
What is AJ Michalka famous for?
- Famous as an American actress, voice actress, singer-songwriter, musician, and former model
- Known as one half of the musician duo “Aly and AJ”
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Where is AJ Michalka from?
AJ Michalka was born on April 10, 1991, in Torrance, California, United States. Her birth name is Amanda Joy (AJ) Michalka. She holds an American nationality. Her ethnicity is White while Aries is her zodiac sign. She is Christain by religion. She is of German descent.
AJ was born as the youngest daughter to Mark Michalka(father) and Carrie Michalka(mother). Her father owns a contracting company while her mother is also a musician who has performed with the Christian rock band “JC Band”. Later, her parents got divorced.
Her elder sister, Alyson Michalka is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and musician who is known for her role as Keely Teslow in the Disney Channel series “Phil of the Future” She also has a brother named Ricky.
She was raised in Seattle, Washington, and South California along with her siblings. Both of the sisters were homeschooled for many years. Later, they attended Mack Elementary School. She was interested in singing and acting from a very young age.
Her mother being a self musician always supported and encouraged her both daughters to continue their careers in the music industry. AJ started playing piano at the age of 6 and also played guitar from a young age.
She also acted in church play productions since she was 5. While in high school, she was in several musical productions. She also was a cheerleader for the ‘National Football League’ (NFL) team ‘Oakland Raiders
AJ Michalka Acting Career
- AJ Michalka started her professional acting career in 2002 by appearing in the small role of Sheridan’s Daughter in the American television soap opera “Passions” for one episode.
- She then made her guest appearances in many TV series such as “Birds of Prey”, “General Hospital”, and “Six Feet Under”.
- She also portrayed the recurring role of Shannon Gressler in the American drama television series “The Guardian” from 2002 to 2004.
- In the year 2006, she made her Disney channel debut by appearing as Courtney Callum in the Disney Channel Original Movie “Cow Belles” alongside her sister, Aly.
- AJ along with her sister starred in other several projects produced by the Disney Channel and MTV such as “Super Sweet 16: The Movie” and “Aly & AJ: Sister Act”.
- She made her big-screen debut in 2009 by portraying the role of Clarissa in the supernatural thriller film “The Lovely Bones”. The film became a commercial success.
- Since then, she has acted in several movies including “Slow Moe”, “Secretariat”, “Super 8”, “Apple of My Eye”, “Angels in Stardust”, and “Dirty Lies”.
- She got her acting career breakthrough in 2013 after she started portraying the role of Lainey Lewis in the American period sitcom “The Goldbergs”. Her role in the series has been appreciated a lot.
- She has been one of the main cast members of the series since its season 3rd. From 2019 to 2020, she played the main role of Lainey Lewis in The Goldberg’s spin-off series “Schooled”.
- In 2015, AJ appeared in the role of Joy in the American Independent comedy-drama film “Weepah Way for Now” alongside her sister, Aly. The film was written and directed by her sister, Aly’s husband, Stephen Ringer.
- She portrayed the role of Grace Trey in the Christain drama film “Grace Unplugged” in 2013. Her role was appreciated a lot and earned her a Movieguide Award for Most Inspiring Performance in Movies.
- From 2015 to 2019, she gave her voice for the role of Stevonnie in the American animated television series “Steven Universe”
- She also was a contestant in the American reality competition series “Cupcake Wars” in 2016.
- AJ also provided her voice for the main role of Catra in the American animated streaming television series “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” from 2018 to 2020.
- In the year 2020, she made her appearance in the American television special “The Disney Family Singalong”.
AJ Michalka Music Career
- AJ Michalka started her professional music career by forming the musical duo “Aly & AJ” along with her sister, Aly in 2004.
- The duo released their debut album “Into the Rush” on August 16, 2005, under Hollywood Records. The album became a huge success and sold over 1million copies worldwide.
- The album also earned them the “Contemporary Inspirational Artists of the Year” nomination at the 2006 American Music Awards.
- The duo then released their 2nd album ” Acoustic Hearts of Winter” which also was a commercial success.
- On July 10, 2007, they released their third album “Insomniatic” which ranked at 15 on the US Billboard 200.
- Their third album’s single “Potential Breakup Song” became their best single to date after charting at 17th position on US Billboard 100.
- They have released many promotional singles such as “Jingle Bell Rock”, “No One”, “On the Ride”, “Walking on Sunshine”, and “Never Far Behind”.
- The duo has released ten music videos, six promotional singles, two extended plays, and one video album to date.
- Recently on December 29, 2020, the duo released an explicit version of their best single “Potential Breakup Song”. Previously on Dec 17, 2020, they released another single entitled “Slow Dancing”.
AJ Michalka Awards
- Movieguide Award
- Napa Film Festival Award
- Behind the Voice Actor Award
AJ Michalka Boyfriend
AJ Michalka is not married and is currently single. She seems to be focusing more on her career than her personal life. At present, she is living a happy single life in Los Angeles, California. She is a dog lover and has three dogs.
Previously, she dated actor, Josh Pence in 2017. She also was in a relationship with the singer, Joe Jonas in 2005. Other men she dated are Ryan Sheckler, Ryan Blair, Harrison Mead, and Hunter Parrish. Also, she had a long-term relationship with actor/ singer, Keenan Tracey.
AJ Michalka Net Worth
AJ Michalka has quite good earnings from her professional career as an actress, singer-songwriter, and musician. Having her professional singing and acting career started in the early 2000s, AJ has come a long way up becoming one of the recognized singers and actresses in the Hollywood film industry.
Her source of income is surely her songs, films, series, and shows. With her hard work for years, AJ undoubtedly has managed to amass a healthy fortune estimated to be around $700k as of 2020. She also made additional income from her endorsement deals with renowned brands.
AJ Michalka Height
AJ Michalka is a gorgeous lady with a well maintained athletic body physique in her late 20s. She stands tall with a height of 5ft 6inches (1.68m) while her body weighs around 55kg(121 lbs). Her body measurement is around 35-26-34 inches with a bra size of 34B, and 4(US) as her dress size. She has a fair complexion with blonde hair and sparkling blue eyes