Meaghan Jette Martin (//; born February 17, 1992) is an American actress and singer. She was best known for her role as Tess Tyler in the Disney Channel television film, Camp Rock and its sequel. She starred in the ABC Family television series, 10 Things I Hate About You as Bianca Stratford. Martin also guest stars on The Coppertop Flop Show. Martin is also known for lending her voice for Naminé in the video game series Kingdom Hearts as well as voicing and motion capturing Jessica from the video game Until Dawn.
Martin was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and has two brothers and one sister. She started modeling at age five. Martin also appeared in several community theater productions in Las Vegas such as Peter Pan and performed for her Showteam and later made her professional theater debut in a Los Angeles production of 13. She appeared in several television commercials such as for Cabbage Patch Kids and Barbie.
Martin made her acting debut in 2006, with the television pilot Cooking Rocks! It was followed by roles in programs such as Nickelodeon’s Just Jordan and CBS’s Close to Home, as well as a guest stint in the Disney Channel series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. Martin eventually cast as the lead antagonist Tess Tyler in the Disney Channel original movie, Camp Rock, starring Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers. Martin was selected by TV Guide in 2008, as one of the "13 Hottest Young Stars to Watch". She was the online host for the 2008 Disney Channel Games.
Martin voiced the character Naminé in all subsequent releases in Kingdom Hearts series, replacing Brittany Snow, who did not return to the series. Martin starred in the ABC Family sitcom 10 Things I Hate About You as Bianca (originated by Larisa Oleynik in the film version). She also had the role of Megan Kennedy in the independent film Dear Lemon Lima. Martin returned to reprise her role as Tess Tyler in Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, premiered on September 3, 2010 on Disney Channel. In 2011, Martin played the main character Jo in the television film Mean Girls 2, the sequel of the 2004 film Mean Girls. Martin also played the role of Aubrey in the film Sironia, which was released in 2011.
On June 16, 2011, Martin appeared for one night in Super Summer Theatre's live production of "Annie" at Spring Mountain Ranch in Las Vegas, Nevada in the role of Star-To-Be. Martin is also starring in Wendy (web series) as Wendy alongside Tyler Blackburn. Wendy is a dark twist on 'Peter Pan'. The series premiered on macys.com on September 15, 2011. In 2013, Martin appeared in the film adaptation Geography Club as Trish, while she appeared in one episode of MTV's Awkward and the thriller The Good Mother was aired on Lifetime Channel. Martin voiced the character of Jessica in the PlayStation 4 exclusive Until Dawn. Martin, along with the rest of the cast, received very positive reviews for her/their voice work in the game. The game was nominated for various awards. The game has proved to be popular among audiences and has sold past expectations, with a sequel in the works and a spin-off; Until Dawn: Rush of Blood being released in the future for the PlayStation VR.
Martin is currently training as an actor in London, England. She will be completing her Masters in Classical Acting in September 2016 at the London Academy of Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
Martin recorded two songs in Camp Rock, "Too Cool" and "2 Stars". Martin sang a version of "When You Wish Upon a Star" for the 2009 re-release of Disney's Pinocchio, as well as appearing in the related music video. The song debuted at number fifty-two on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs chart, becoming her first and only chart single. It has since peaked at number thirty-seven.
Martin also recorded a version of the Olivia Newton-John song "Magic" for the Wizards of Waverly Place soundtrack. Martin has partnered with Build-A-Bear Workshop for their "Love.Hugs.Peace" movement. For the ad campaign, Martin recorded a special version of "Let's Talk About Love". Martin also recorded two songs in Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, "Tear it Down" and "Walkin in My Shoes", alongside the Camp Rock co-star Matthew "Mdot" Finley. Martin also appear on the collaborative song "It's On", which features the co-stars of the film. All songs appear in the soundtrack of the film.
Martin appeared in the music video "Remember December" by Demi Lovato. Martin did not join the Jonas Brothers Live in Concert tour, with Demi Lovato and the cast of Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, because she was filming Mean Girls 2.
|2009||Dear Lemon Lima||Megan Kennedy|
|2010||Privileged||Middle School Girl|
|2014||Senior Project||Natalia Bell|
|2014||Time Does Not Pass||Girl||Short film|
|2007||Just Jordan||Ashley||Episode: "Home Alone in the Diner"|
|2007||Close to Home||Candy||Episode: "Fall from Grace"|
|2007||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Stacey||Episode: "Sleepover Suite"|
|2008||Camp Rock||Tess Tyler||Television film|
|2008||Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream||Herself||Episode: "Hello Hollywood"|
|2008||House||Sarah||Episode: "Joy to the World"|
|2008||Holly and Hal Moose: Our Uplifting Christmas Adventure||Easton (voice)|
|2009–10||10 Things I Hate About You||Bianca Stratford||Main role, 20 episodes|
|2010||Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam||Tess Tyler||Television film|
|2011||Mean Girls 2||Jo Mitchell||Television film|
|2012||Wedding Band||Jenna||Episode: "I Love College"|
|2013||The Good Mother||Melanie||Television film|
|2013||The Coppertop Flop Show||Herself||Episode: "Calum's Splishy Splashy Land"|
|2013–15||Awkward||Julie #2||Recurring role, 12 episodes|
|2014||Melissa & Joey||Jordan||2 episodes|
|2015||Jessie||Delphina/Kim||Episode: "Rossed at Sea, Part 1"|
|2011||Wendy||Wendy||Lead role, 6 episodes|
|2008||Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories||Naminé||Voice|
|2009||Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days||Naminé||Voice|
|2010||Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep||Naminé||Voice|
|2011||Kingdom Hearts Re:coded||Naminé||Voice|
|2013||Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix||Naminé||Voice (Re: Chain of Memories archive footage) (358/2 Days HD cutscenes archive and new footage)|
|2014||Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix||Naminé||Voice (II Final Mix HD cutscene new footage) (Re:coded HD cutscenes archive and new footage)|
|2015||Until Dawn||Jessica||Voice and motion capture performance|
|2009||"When You Wish Upon A Star"||DisneyMania 6|
|"Let's Talk About Love"||Build-A-Bear Workshop Promo|
|2010||"Walkin' In My Shoes" with Matthew "Mdot" Finley||Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam|
|"Tear It Down" with Matthew "Mdot" Finley|
|"It's On" (with the cast of Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam)|
|"Too Cool"||2008||N/A||Camp Rock|
|"Our Time Is Here"||Demi Lovato and Aaryn Doyle|
|"Magic"||2009||N/A||Wizards of Waverly Place|
|"Walkin' In My Shoes"||2010||Matthew "Mdot" Finley||Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam|
|"Tear It Down"|
|2008||Start the Party||Eric Covert||Jordan Francis video|
|2009||Remember December||Tim Wheeler||Demi Lovato video|
|2010||It's On||Brandon Dickerson||Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam cast video|
|2010||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Comedy or Drama)||10 Things I Hate About You||Nominated|
|2013||L.A. Outfest||Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role||Geography Club||Nominated|
|2008||Family Television Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Movie||Camp Rock||Won|
|2014||Family Television Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Movie||The Good Mother||Won|
|2010||Popcorn Film Festival||Audience Award (Best TV Actress)||10 Things I Hate About You||Won|
|2010||Popcorn Film Festival||Female Newcomer||Nominated|
|2008||Popcorn Film Festival||Audience Award (Best TV Movie Actress)||Camp Rock||Won|
|2009||Young Hollywood Awards||Standout Performance||Dear Lemon Lima||Nominated|
|2014||Young Hollywood Awards||Fan favorite Actress||Nominated|