Lalaine Vergara-Paras (born June 3, 1987), also known as Lalaine, is an American actress, singer-songwriter and writer of Filipino descent. She is perhaps best known for her role as Miranda Sanchez in the Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire, which aired from 2001 to 2004. She has been pursuing a music career since 2009. She was a member of the band Vanity Theft from 2010 to 2011.
Lalaine Vergara Paras was born in Burbank, California to Filipino parents; her mother, Lilia Vergara Paras is originally from Batangas, and her father from Pampanga. She has three older siblings; Marian, Francisco and Cristina. She spent most of her early years in Burbank and Sherman Oaks, CA, then joined the Broadway National Touring cast of Les Misérables as Little Cosette. After the tour Lalaine and her mother resided in Sherman Oaks, CA.
Lalaine is normally credited by her first name only. She is commonly known for playing Lizzie's best friend, Miranda on Disney Channel's Lizzie McGuire, alongside Hilary Duff. She reprised this role on the pilot of a spin-off series What's Stevie Thinking? about Miranda's younger sister, but this did not air in 2005 as originally expected and was scrapped.
Lalaine's acting career began when she was cast in the Broadway production of Les Misérables in the roles of Young Cosette and Eponine.
She also played orphan "Kate" in the Wonderful World of Disney ABC-TV version of the movie Annie. She starred alongside A.J. Trauth and Spencer Breslin in the Disney Channel original film You Wish! as Abby. Lalaine portrayed "Chloe", a young Slayer-In-Training who commits suicide, on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
In 2004, Lalaine went to the Philippines and made guest appearances on the GMA Network including the SOP Gigsters. She also promoted GMA Pinoy TV in San Francisco, California in 2004. In 2009, she appeared in the film Royal Kill along with Eric Roberts and Pat Morita. In 2010, Lalaine also appeared in Easy A starred by Emma Stone in a small role as a gossiping girl.
In late July 2011, Lalaine was featured in a Shane Dawson video titled "Urban Legendz" She was also featured in another one of Shane's videos titled "Hot Chick or Cat Lady?".
In 2014, Lalaine starred in the movie One Night Alone. She will be playing the role as "Stacy". Lalaine and former "All That" star Lori Beth Denberg both co star in the new web series "Raymond and Lane".
Lalaine auditioned for the part of Miranda Sanchez in the Situation Comedy even though they did not have a laugh track. She portrayed a person who out her three best friends who was self- conscious. Lalaine received $80,000 a episode and her co- star Hilary Duff reportedly got $90,000 a episode and Adam Lamberg their other co- star got approximately $75,000 an episode.
Lalaine told Seventeen Magazine "We were friends and we still are friends but we are not best friends like who we portray on TV."
Lalaine left "Lizzie McGuire" to work on other projects. Lalaine declined to reprise her role as Miranda in "The Lizzie McGuire Movie" in an effort to focus on music.
In 2003, Lalaine released her independent album, Inside Story. Lalaine wrote six songs on the album, including "Life Is Good", "Can't Stop", and "Save Myself". She worked with Radio Disney, performing her songs in Southern California, and went to Hawaii with Disney's Imagineers.
She signed a record deal with Warner Bros. Records and performed on the last episode of All That. In 2005, she released a single, "I'm Not Your Girl" and remade the song "Cruella DeVil" for the album DisneyMania 3.
Songs from her unreleased album Haunted are publicly available—"I'm Not Your Girl" and "Did You Hear About Us?" were included on a physical single, and "Real Life", "No More", "Doing Just Fine", and "More Than Words Can Say" leaked onto the internet by a member of her message board.
She played bass guitar in the band Vanity Theft from April 2010 to January 2011.
In 2011, Lalaine sang on the song "Different" as part of the "Artists Against Hate".
|2004||Debating Robert Lee||Debator|
|2007||Her Best Move||Tutti||Distributed by Summertime Films|
|2009||Royal Kill||Jan||Released on DVD as "Ninja's Creed"|
|2010||Easy A||Gossipy Girl||Cameo|
|TBA||The Man with the Red Balloon||Green Balloon / Balloonless Woman||Short film|
|TBA||One Night Alone||Stacy|
|2003||You Wish!||Abby Ramirez||Disney Channel Original Movie|
|2001–04||Lizzie McGuire||Miranda Sanchez||Disney Channel Original Series; 59 episodes|
|2001–05||Express Yourself||Herself||Series of short segments shown on Disney Channel|
|2003||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Chloe/First Evil||3 episodes|
|2005||Disney 411||Herself||1 episodes|
|2005||All That||Herself||1 episode (final episode)|
|2006||Flipside||Herself/Host||Lalaine's adventure in the Philippines|
|2007||What's Stevie Thinking?||Miranda Sanchez||Unsold television pilot|
|2009–13||Off The Clock||Various characters||8 episodes|
|2011||Vanity Theft – VT Tour Diary||Herself||7 episode|
|2012||Dream Journal||Lady Smoking||1 episode|
|2015||Raymond & Lane||Lily|
|U.S. Hot||U.S. Pop||Hot Singles Sales|
|2003||"You Wish!"||Inside Story||—||—||—|
|2005||"Cruella De Vil"||DisneyMania 3||—||—||—|
|"I'm Not Your Girl"||–||—||—||21|
- If You Wanna Rock- Pixel Perfect
- Did You Hear About Us?- B-side of "I'm Not Your Girl"
- Real Life
- No More
- Doing Just Fine
- More Than Words Can Say
- My Jam
- Always Too Good To Be True
- This Wont Hurt A Bit
Awards and nominations
|2000||Young Artist Award||Young Artist Award For Best Performance in a Feature Film or TV Movie – Young Ensemble||Kate in Annie||Nominated|
|2002||Young Artist Award||Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama)||Miranda Sanchez in Lizzie McGuire||Nominated|
|Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series – Supporting Young Actress||Won|
|2003||Imagen Award||Best Supporting Actress in Television||Miranda Sanchez in Lizzie McGuire||Nominated|
|Young Artist Award||Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama)||Miranda Sanchez in Lizzie McGuire||Nominated|