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AJ Michalka Biography

Birth Name:
Amanda Joy Michalka
Birth Place:
Torrance, California, United States
Actor, singer, musician

Fast Facts

  • Grew up in Seattle
  • Started taking piano lessons at age 6
  • Was a model before beginning her acting career
  • As Aly & AJ, released her debut CD, Into the Rush, with her sister, Alyson Michalka, in 2005
  • The sisters later changed the duo's name to 78violet
  • Sang the theme song "It's Who You Are" for the 2010 film Secretariat, in which she also starred
  • Didn't ride a horse in the film Secretariat, but has been riding and competing since the age of 6