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Sofia Carson (born: Sofía Daccarett; April 10, 1993) is a Colombian-American singer and actress.[1] Her first appearance on television was as a guest star on the Disney Channel show, Austin & Ally. In July 2015, she appeared as Evie, one of the main characters in the Disney Channel Original Movies, Descendants and Descendants 2.

Early life

Carson was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to José F. Daccarett and Laura Char Carson who had moved there from Colombia. Through her mother, Carson is related to the Char family of Colombian politicians.

At the age of three, Carson started her dance training. For seventeen years, she trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, musical theatre dance, hip hop, flamenco, modern, contemporary and tap. In 2001, Carson starred in her first musical production as Dorothy from the “Wizard of Oz” at the Riviera Theatre in Miami. One year later, she was accepted into the University of Miami’s Musical Theatre Summer Intensive, where she trained in dance and vocal performance, and performed in multiple musicals throughout the summer. She has competed in multiple renowned National Dance Competitions, such as Star Power, Onstage, and Hall of Fame, where she won top performance awards (for dance, vocal performance, musical theatre, and acting) such as First Place Award (for group and solo performance), Critics Choice Award, Triple Threat Award, and Broadway Diva Award, to name a few. In 2006, Carson started classical vocal training. She attended St. Hugh School and graduated from Carrollton School in Miami. 

Career

In 2012, Carson was signed as a singer-songwriter to BMI.

Her acting career was launched in 2014 when she was cast as guest star, playing Chelsea, on the Disney Channel series Austin & Ally. A few months later, Carson was cast as recurring guest star, playing Soleil, on MTV's series Faking It.

In 2014, she was cast in a starring role in the Disney Channel Original Movie Descendants, directed by Kenny Ortega, who previously directed the High School Musical movie series. In Descendants, Carson plays Evie, the daughter of the Evil Queen (from Snow White), played by comedian Kathy Najimy. She stars alongside Kristin Chenoweth as MaleficentCameron Boyce as CarlosBooboo Stewart as Jay, and Dove Cameron as Mal.

On January 9, 2015, Carson was cast in the co-lead role in the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie Adventures in Babysitting starring alongside Sabrina Carpenter. Filming began in spring 2015, for an early 2016 television premiere.

In an August 2015 interview Carson stated she was working on her first album. In sometime around September 1, 2015, Carson was added on the list of Hollywood Recordsartists. Previously, some of Disney Channel Europe websites reported the incorporation of Sofia to the label.

Filmography

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Austin & Ally Chelsea "Princesses & Prizes" (season 3, episode 8)
2014 Faking It Soleil "We Shall Overcompensate" (season 1, episode 3)
"Faking Up Is Hard to Do" (season 1, episode 7)
2015 Descendants Evie Television film
2015 Descendants: Wicked World Evie Voice; recording
2015 Blue Peter Herself Guest
2016 Adventures in Babysitting Lola Television film
Tini: The Movie Melanie As Sofía Carson
A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits Tessa/Bella Direct to video
2017 Descendants 2 Evie Television film

Discography

Soundtrack albums

List of soundtrack albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US
OST
AUS BEL FRA GER ITA NL SPA
Descendants
  • Released: July 31, 2015
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
1 1 57 178 102 50 19 50 36
A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits
  • Released: August 2, 2016
  • Formats:
  • Label: WaterTower Music
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak
chart
positions
Album
US US
Latin
Pop
US
Trop
POL
"Rotten to the Core" 2015 Descendants
"Love Is the Name" 2016 36 32 22 TBA
"Back to Beautiful" 2017
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Promotional singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak
chart
positions
Album
US
"I'm Your Girl"
(with Dove Cameron)
2016 TBA
"I'm Gonna Love You"
"Rather Be With You"
(with Dove Cameron, Lauryn McClain and Brenna D'Amico)

Other charted songs

List of songs, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak
chart
positions
Album
US CAN
"Rotten to the Core"
(among Descendants cast)
2015 38 66 Descendants
"Set It Off"
(among Descendants cast)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Trivia

External links

Gallery

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Descendants Wiki has a collection of images and media related to Sofia Carson which can be found at Sofia Carson/Gallery.

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