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China Anne McClain              

Actress, Singer & Dancer; Best Known for Disney's "A.N.T. Farm." & The CW's "Black Lightning"

China Anne McClain is a multi-hyphenate talent being an actress, singer and dancer, as well as a digital influencer who is best known for her starring roles in the Disney Channel original series A.N.T Farm, Disney’s Descendants TV & Film franchise, and now the CW’s newest hit superhero show Black Lightning. In addition to McClain’s 10MM+ social media following, she also shares a YouTube channel with her sister Lauryn.

McClain’s career began when she was only seven years old, beginning with roles in Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls and House of Payne as well as starring in the film Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2, alongside Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade.

In 2011, Disney wrote and developed it’s hit TV series A.N.T. Farm specifically for McClain. For the show, McClain recorded a cover of Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite”. She also sang and co-wrote the series theme song, “Exceptional”. McClain’s first music video for “Dynamite” premiered on July 23, 2011 on Disney Channel to rave reviews. On September 28, 2011, she released her second single “Calling All The Monsters” which charted number 100 on the Hot Billboard 100 chart and received over 1 million views in its first 2 days online. McClain’s most recent single from the Descendants 2 soundtrack, “What’s My Name”, reached number 38 on the Billboard charts and was RIAA certified Gold on November 10, 2017 for selling 500,000 units in the U.S.

Most recently, McClain starred as Uma, the daughter of Ursula, in the Disney movie Descendants 2, alongside Dove Cameron and Cameron Boyce. Disney’s Descendants 2 was telecast on an unprecedented seven networks simultaneously and raked in an astounding 21 million viewers. It also broke social media records for Disney Channel, with 174.1 million video views, 90.8 million impressions, and 14.6 million engagements, making it the biggest social media campaign in the network’s history. Descendants 3, just got announced this month with the same all-star cast and is set for a 2019 summer release.

Currently, McClain stars alongside Cress Williams as Jennifer Pierce, aka superhero Lightning, on the newest CW TV series Black Lightning, which follows a retired superhero who becomes a vigilante for justice. Black Lightning premiered as the strongest premiere for the CW in two years, and currently sits at a 100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.


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"Descendants 2" co-star China Anne McClain attends the Radio Disney Music Awards in Los Angeles on April 25, 2014. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI.

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