In the Beginning
Sabrina Ann Lynn Carpenter was born on May 11, 1999 in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania to Beth and David Carpenter. She has two sisters named Shannon and Sarah. Sarah frequently has background student roles on Girl Meets World.
In kindergarten. Carpenter sang “I Enjoy Being a Girl” in her school’s talent show and received a standing ovation. That’s when Sabrina decided to become an entertainer. Later, in 2009, she placed in the top three of over 10,000 people in the Miley Cyrus “Are You a Star” contest. She was the youngest from the top 50 at age 9.
Her first acting break came in 2011 when she played a young rape victim interviewed by Detective Elliot Stabler on the NBC crime series Law & Order: SVU. She subsequently booked a recurring role on Fox’s The Goodwin Games as Chloe Goodwin, a regular role on Disney Channel pilot Gulliver Quinn and a role in the ABC pilot The Unprofessional. She also portrayed young Merrin in the 2013 film Horns.
Her first singing break came in 2011 also when she performed Etta James’ “Something’s Got a Hold of Me” live on the Chinese television station Hunan Broadcasting System during its Gold Mango Audience festival. She also performed “Smile” for the album Disney Fairies: Faith, Trust And Pixie Dust,” which placed on Radio Disney.
For acting, Carpenter voiced the role of Princess Vivian in Sofia the First during 2013-2014. She had a role as Jessica Wedge in one episode of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black and as Lucy in an episode of Austin & Ally.
Her musical accomplishments include an extended play released in April 2014 entitled Can’t Blame a Girl for Trying. A year later, on April 14, 2015 her first album, Eyes Wide Open, was released. It was generally well-received, with sales of 12,000 in its first week on the market and a peak chart position of 43. The album was preceded by the debut single “We’ll Be the Stars” which was released in January of this year.
Carpenter also contributed to the song “Stand Out” in the Disney Channel Original Movie How to Build a Better Boy and she contributed lead vocals to Disney Channel Circle of Stars’s cover version of “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?“.
Most Known For
Carpenter leaped to stardom, however, when she was cast as Maya Hart in the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World, opposite Rowan Blanchard in January 2013. She and Blanchard are featured in the Girl Meets World theme song, “Take on the World.” About a year later, her single, “Can’t Blame A Girl For Trying”, premiered on Radio Disney, and was released on iTunes later in the day. The song won a Radio Disney Music Award in the category “Best Crush Song” in 2015.
Current Personal Life
She is good friends with her Girl Meets World co-star, Rowan Blanchard.
Where Are They Now
Carpenter is still singing and acting. She recently announced she, along with Sofia Carson, will star in a Disney Channel Original Movie Further Adventures in Babysitting. She is currently doing a summer tour in the U.S.