Amanda Michalka Explained

Amanda Michalka
Img Capt:Amanda Michalka in concert, August 2007.
Birth Name:Amanda Joy Michalka
Born:1991 4, mf=yes[1]
Origin:California, U.S.A.
Occupation:Actress, singer, songwriter, guitarist
Voice Type:Mezzo-Soprano
Genre:Acoustic rock, pop, pop rock, electro-pop
Years Active:2001 — present
Instrument:Vocals, guitar, piano
Label:Hollywood (2004 - present)

Amanda Joy Michalka, (born April 10, 1991) often credited as AJ, is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She used to be a model prior to becoming an actress, and is known as one-half of the duo Aly & AJ with her sister, Alyson Michalka.


AJ was in a number of musical productions at her school in Milwaukee as a young adult. AJ plays a variety of instruments such as acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, and bongos. She was a model for catalogs. In March 2006, she made her Disney Channel debut in the Disney Channel Original Movie Cow Belles, as "Courtney Callum", along with sister Aly, as "Taylor Callum". She has also made appearances on shows such as Oliver Beene, Six Feet Under, The Guardian, and General Hospital.[2] [3] [4] [5] She has also appeared with her sister, Aly, in the MTV movie, .

In 2008, she is featured in the upcoming Peter Jackson film The Lovely Bones, which is set to be released December 11, 2009,[6], while her sister has a lead role in the movie Bandslam, due July 31, 2009. Aside from this, she and her sister, as Aly & AJ, are working on a new album, to be released in the summer of 2009.[7]


rowspan=22002PassionsSheridan's Daughter1 episode
Birds of PreyYoung Dinah2 episodes
2002 - 2004The GuardianShannon GressleSeason 2 - 3 (15 episodes)
2003 - 2004Oliver BeeneBonnieSeason 1 - 2 (8 episodes)
rowspan=22004General HospitalAshley B.3 episodes
Six Feet UnderAshley2 episodes
rowspan=22006Haversham HallSam TillarPilot was filmed, but was cancelled before airing.
Cow BellesCourtney Callummade for television (Disney Channel)
2007Sara Connorsmade for television (MTV Films)
2009The Lovely BonesClarissaPost-production

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Notes and References

  1. Family Tree Legends
  3. Aly & AJ, 11/05 - Interviews - Christian Music Today
  4. Tweenage Riot Article on Blender :: The Ultimate Guide to Music and More
  5. Grounded in Faith - Today's Christian
  6. Aly & AJ Writing New Songs, Plot Films
  7. "New Album Delayed?"