Actress who played the cheerful Tracy Turnblad in the musical film Hairspray, appeared in Harold, and guest starred on an episode of Ugly Betty.
She worked at Cold Stone Creamery before landing the role of Tracy.
She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her role in Hairspray in 2007. She earned a cosmetology license in 2011.
She began singing when she was three years old.
She starred with Zac Efron, who played Link in Hairspray.