May 11, 1999
Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States
Sabrina Carpenter was a singer and actor best known for co-starring on the Disney Channel's "Girl Meets World" (2014-17). Born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 1999, Carpenter always knew she wanted to sing and act. She began singing at a very young age and was good enough to place third in a singing contest hosted by pop singer Miley Cyrus. Carpenter's high placing in the contest earned her the attention of talent scouts, who suggested the young singer begin auditioning for film and TV roles. At the age of 11, Carpenter landed her first television role on NBC's long-running crime procedural "Law & Order: SVU" (1999- ), and before long was nabbing parts on "Phineas and Ferb" (Disney Channel 2007- ). Her first big acting break came in 2013 when she landed a recurring role on the critically respected but short-lived Fox comedy, "The Goodwin Games" (2013). Despite being cancelled after seven episodes, "The Goodwin Games" did manage to raise Carpenter's profile, and over the course of the next year she nabbed guest spots on "Austin & Ally" (Disney Channel, 2011- ) and Netflix's highly-acclaimed original series, "Orange is the New Black" (2013- ). Her first EP, Can't Blame a Girl for Trying, was released to positive reviews on the Disney label in March 2014, just prior to the start of her supporting role in the Disney sitcom "Girl Meets World." The show was a spin-off of the popular '90s series "Boy Meets World" (ABC, 1993-2000), and co-starred Carpenter as the best friend of a 12-year-old girl (played by Rowan Blanchard) trying to figure out the complexities of teenage life.