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Sabrina Carpenter
Background information
Born Sabrina Ann Lynn Carpenter

May 11, 1999 (age 17)
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Cause of death
Nationality Flag of the United States.png American
Alternate names
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Years active 2011–present

Sabrina Ann Lynn Carpenter[1] (born May 11, 1999)[2][3] is an American singer, songwriter and actress.[4] She stars as the young version of Chloe Goodwin in The Goodwin Games and as Maya Hart in the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World.[5] She is signed to Hollywood Records.[5]

Early life

Carpenter was born in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.[2] Sabrina Carpenter placed third in a singing contest run by Miley Cyrus, "The Next Miley Cyrus Project."[6]


2011–12: Career beginnings

Carpenter booked her first acting role in 2011, a guest role on the NBC drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She played a young rape victim interviewed by Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni).[6][7] Around the same time, she performed live on the Chinese television station Hunan Broadcasting System, for the Gold Mango Audience festival. She performed Etta James' "Something's Got a Hold on Me", in the style of Christina Aguilera from the movie Burlesque.[6][8] Less than two years later, Carpenter booked a series recurring role on Fox's The Goodwin Games as Young Chloe, a series regular role on Disney Channel pilot Gulliver Quinn and the ABC pilot The Unprofessional.

2013–present: Girl Meets World and Eyes Wide Open

She portrayed young Merrin in the 2013 film Horns (film)|Horns. Carpenter performed "Smile" for the album Disney Fairies: Faith, Trust And Pixie Dust";[9] the song charted on Radio Disney.[10] Her song "All You Need" is featured on the Sofia the First soundtrack.[11]

Carpenter signing autographs for fans in August 2014.

In January 2013, Carpenter was cast as Maya Hart in the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World, opposite Rowan Blanchard.[5] The series is a sequel to the 1993-2000 American Broadcasting Company|ABC series Boy Meets World.[5] On March 14, 2014, Carpenter's debut single, "Can't Blame A Girl For Trying", premiered on Radio Disney, and was released on iTunes later in the day.[12] The song is the title track on her debut EP which was released on April 8 and was generally well received. Carpenter is featured on the Girl Meets World theme song, "Take On The World", which also features her co-star Blanchard. Carpenter contributed to the song "Stand Out" in the Disney Channel Original Movie How to Build a Better Boy, which premiered August 15, 2014, on Disney Channel.[13] On July 20, 2014, Carpenter contributed lead vocals to Disney Channel Circle of Stars's cover version of "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?".[14] In January 2015, it was announced that Carpenter, along with Sofia Carson, will star in a Disney Channel Original Movie Further Adventures in Babysitting, based on the movie Adventures in Babysitting.

On February 22, Carpenter announced the title of her debut album Eyes Wide Open. It is preceded by the debut single "We'll Be the Stars" which was released on January 13, 2015. It was originally to be released April 21, 2015, but the release date got moved and the album was released on April 14, 2015. In 2015 she won a 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards|Radio Disney Music Award in the category "Best Crush Song" for her song "Can't Blame a Girl For Trying".

In December 2015 Carpenter portrayed the role of Wendy Darling|Wendy in the Pasadena Playhouse's production of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirate's Christmas.[15]

2015–present: Second studio album

In August 2015 it was reported that Sabrina had begun work on her second album.[16] On November 5, 2015 she unveiled the artwork for her new single, "Christmas the Whole Year Round", which was released a week later.[17] On February 2, 2016 Sabrina Carpenter announced via social media, the first single from her second album, "Smoke and Fire", was released on February 19, 2016. Speaking of the single, Sabrina said: "Smoke and Fire was the first story that I was waiting to tell out of the many stories from the second album... I kind of write wherever I go. I'm always writing down things in my phone and in my notes on stuff that inspired me and stuff that I see in everyday life, or even just fun words."[18]


In an interview with Disney Insider, Carpenter cited Christina Aguilera and Adele as musical influences.[19]

Personal life

She has an older sister, Sarah, who has appeared in several episodes of Girl Meets World.[20] She has another older sister named Shannon.[21]


Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak
Eyes Wide Open
  • Released: April 14, 2015
  • Label: Hollywood Records|Hollywood
  • Format: Compact disc|CD, Music download|digital download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Extended plays

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak
Can't Blame a Girl
for Trying
  • Release: April 8, 2014
  • Formats: digital download
  • Label: Hollywood
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.


Title Year Album
"Can't Blame a Girl for Trying"[25] 2014 Can't Blame a Girl for Trying
"The Middle of Starting Over"[26]
"Silver Nights"[27] N/A
"We'll Be The Stars"[28] 2015 Eyes Wide Open
"Eyes Wide Open"[29]
"Christmas The Whole Year Round"[30] N/A
"Smoke and Fire"[18] 2016 TBA

Promotional singles

Title Year Album
"Make You Feel My Love"[31]
(with Nathaniel Hawk and Cameron Hawk)
2011 N/A
"Fall Apart"[31]
"Safe & Sound"[32] 2012
"I'll Be Home for Christmas"[33]
(with Ali Brustofski and Danielle Lowe)
"Take On the World"[34]
(with Rowan Blanchard)
"Stand Out"[35]

Guest appearances

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Smile" 2012 N/A Disney Fairies: Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust
"All You Need" 2013 Ariel Winter Sofia the First


"It’s Finally Christmas" N/A Disney Holidays Unwrapped
"Rescue Me" 2015 N/A Teen Beach 2

Music videos

Song Year Director Notes
"Fall Apart" 2011 Hank Devos[37]
"Can't Blame a Girl for Trying" 2014 Kinga Burza


"Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" Harry Perry III


Featured video; among Disney Channel Circle of Stars
"The Middle of Starting Over" The Young Astronauts[40]
"We'll Be the Stars" 2015 Sarah McClung[41][42]
"Eyes Wide Open"


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Noobz Brittney
2013 Horns Young Merrin
Television roles
Year Title Role Note
2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Paula "Possessed" (Season 12: episode 12)
2012 Phineas and Ferb Sissi Voice; "What a Croc! / Ferb TV" (Season 3: episode 27)
2012 Gulliver Quinn Iris Television film
2012 The Unprofessional Harper Television film
2013–14 Sofia the First Princess Vivian Voice; recurring role; 6 episodes
2013 The Goodwin Games Chloe Goodwin (Young) Recurring role; 5 episodes
2013 Orange Is the New Black Jessica Wedge "Fucksgiving" (Season 1: episode 9)
2013 Austin & Ally Lucy "Moon Week & Mentors" (Season 2: episode 24)
2014–present Girl Meets World Maya Hart Main role, Disney Channel Original Series
2015 Radio Disney Family Holiday Herself/Host Host
2016 Wander Over Yonder Melodie Voice; "The Legend" (Season 2: episode 28)
2016 Adventures in Babysitting


Jenny Disney Channel Original Movie
Video game roles
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Just Dance Kids 2 I'm a Gummy Bear (The Gummy Bear Song) Coach

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Reference
2015 Radio Disney Music Awards Best Crush Song "Can't Blame a Girl for Trying" Won [44]
2016 Radio Disney Music Awards Best Anthem "Eyes Wide Open" Won [45]


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2. ^ "Sabrina Carpenter — Maya Hart". Disney Channel Medianet. Archived from the original on July 25, 2014.

3. ^"Twitter" Twitter. 2014. Retrieved June 29, 2014.


5. ^Hibberd, James (January 31, 2013). "'Boy Meets World' spin-off casts Riley's best friend". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 1, 2013.

6. ^Lauer-Williams, Kathy (January 5, 2011). "TVWATCHERS: Lower Milford Girl on Law and Order SVU today". The Morning Call (Allentown PA). Retrieved August 24, 2012.

7. ^"Interview with Sabrina Carpenter". 15 Minutes of Fame. blogtalkradio. Retrieved August 25, 2012.

8. ^"Video | NBC 10 Philadelphia". May 29, 2014. Retrieved June 8, 2015.

9. ^"Smile: Sabrina Carpenter: MP3 Downloads". Retrieved May 17, 2013.

10. ^"‘Boy Meets World’ spin-off ‘Girl Meets World’ casts the new Shawn: Maya will be Sabrina Carpenter — Zap2it". January 31, 2013. Retrieved May 17, 2013.

11. ^"Sofia The First Soundtrack Makes Its Royal Debut On Walt Disney Records". MarketWatch. February 12, 2013. Retrieved May 17, 2013.

12. ^"Sabrina Carpenter Debuted Her Single at Radio Disney". Fanlala. March 13, 2014. Retrieved March 15, 2014.

13. ^"Disney Channel Greenlights Original Movies ‘Invisible Sister’ Starring Rowan Blanchard & Paris Berelc & ‘Further Adventures in Babysitting’ Starring Sabrina Carpenter & Sofia Carson - Ratings -". TVbytheNumbers.

14. ^"Disney Channel Stars Team to Cover 'Do You Want to Build a Snowman?' from 'Frozen'". Billboard. Retrieved July 27, 2014.

15. ^"Peter Pan and Tinker Bell – A Pirates Christmas". Theater Mania. December 16, 2015. Retrieved January 10, 2016.

16. ^"Sabrina Carpenter Is Working On Her Second Album". M Magazine. August 15, 2015. Retrieved February 2, 2016.

17. ^"Sabrina Carpenter Reveals 'Christmas the Whole Year Round' single artwork". M Magazine. November 5, 2015. Retrieved February 2, 2016.

18. ^"Get a Sneak Peek of Sabrina Carpenter's New Single: It's the "Story I Was Waiting to Tell"". February 2, 2016. Retrieved February 2, 2016.

19. ^"Video: Sabrina Carpenter Dished On Musical Influences, Favorite Food, Touring & More With Disney Playlist". 2014. Retrieved June 30, 2014.

20. ^"Sabrina and Sarah Carpenter. Disney Cruise Lines at Disney365". Youtube. Retrieved August 18, 2015.

21. ^"All In The Family: Pics That Prove Sabrina Carpenter & Her Sisters Are The Most Stylish Siblings Around". Retrieved February 29, 2016.

22. ^"Billboard Chart History: Sabrina Carpenter". Billboard. Retrieved June 1, 2015.

23. ^"Sabrina Carpenter Chart History: Heatseekers". Billboard. Retrieved February 22, 2015.

24. ^"Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Little Big Town Returns to Top 20 in 'Girl Crush' Rush". Billboard. April 24, 2015. Retrieved June 1, 2015.

25. ^"Sabrina Carpenter - Can't Blame a Girl for Trying". Ultimate Music. Retrieved May 13, 2010.

26. ^"Sabrina Carpenter "The Middle of Starting Over"". Ultimate Music. Retrieved May 13, 2010.

27. ^"Silver Nights — Single". iTunes. Retrieved February 26, 2012.

28. ^"We'll Be The Stars Song Arrives". M Magazine. Retrieved February 26, 2012.

29. ^"Sabrina Carpenter "Eyes Wide Open"". iTunes. Retrieved February 26, 2012.

30. ^"Sabrina Carpenter Reveals 'Christmas The Whole Year Round' Single Artwork". M Magazine. Retrieved November 5, 2015.

31. ^"Fall Apart — Single". iTunes. Retrieved February 26, 2012.

32. ^"Safe and Sound — Single". iTunes. Retrieved February 26, 2012.

33. ^"I'll Be Home for Christmas — Single". iTunes. Retrieved February 26, 2012.

34. ^"Take on the World (Theme Song from "Girl Meets World") - Single by Rowan Blanchard & Sabrina Carpenter". iTunes. Retrieved February 26, 2012.

35. ^"Stand Up — Single". iTunes. Retrieved February 26, 2012.

36. ^"Sofia the First by The Cast of Sofia the First". iTunes. Retrieved February 26, 2012.

37. ^"Hank Devos works". Hank Devos Official Website. Retrieved May 13, 2010.

38. ^"Can't Blame a Girl for Trying (Official video)". VEVO. Retrieved May 13, 2010.

39. ^"Do You Want To Build A Snowman (from "Frozen") - Disney's Circle of Stars". VEVO. Retrieved May 13, 2010.

40. ^"The Middle of Starting Over (Official video)". VEVO. Retrieved May 13, 2010.

41. ^"We'll Be the Stars (Official video)". VEVO. Retrieved May 13, 2010.

42. ^"Eyes Wide Open (Official video)". VEVO. Retrieved May 13, 2010.

43. ^"Disney Channel Greenlights Original Movies ‘Invisible Sister’ Starring Rowan Blanchard & Paris Berelc & ‘Further Adventures in Babysitting’ Starring Sabrina Carpenter & Sofia Carson". TV by the Numbers.

44. ^"2015 Radio Disney Music Awards: See the Winners List!". Billboard. April 25, 2015. Retrieved April 26, 2015.

45. ^"2016 Radio Disney Music Awards: See the Full List of Winners". Billboard. May 1, 2016. Retrieved May 3, 2016.

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