Disney star who became known for her role as Ally on the show Austin & Ally after appearing in Without a Trace and Back to You. She plays Monica in the TV movie Bad Hair Day and was also cast as the lead in the film A Sort of Homecoming.
She started acting in plays at the age of five, and played small roles in Ghost Whisperer and Medical Investigation.
Prior to her Disney career, she starred in the film The Jacket with Adrien Brody.
She is the sister of Vanessa Marano, and both appeared in the Showtime series Dexter together. Her parents are named Ellen and Damiano. She has a dog named Velvet.
She appeared in Judd Apatow's 2007 film Superbad.