China Anne McClain

China Anne McClain

Highest Rated: 78% Descendants 3 (2019)

Lowest Rated: 17% Blood Brother (2018)

Birthday: Aug 25, 1998

Birthplace: Decatur, Georgia, USA

China Anne McClain started singing at a young age, mostly thanks to her father, music producer Michael McClain. Her early affection for music led her to acting, as she wound up appearing in the Idris Elba-starring drama "The Gospel" (2005) at the age of 8. Around the same time, China and her two sisters, Lauryn and Sierra, began to create music, even coming up with their own choreography and dance routines as the act 3McClainGirls. Tyler Perry took notice of China and cast her as a lead in "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" (TBS 2007-2012) and also cast all three McClain girls in "Daddy's Little Girls" (2007). Throughout the next few years, China regularly appeared in other projects, including a guest spot on "Hannah Montana" (Disney 2006-2011) and a co-starring role in Adam Sandler's "Grown Ups" (2010) and "Grown Ups 2" (2013). As her time on "House of Payne" came to a close, China wound up starring in "A.N.T. Farm" (Disney 2011-14), which also let her and her sisters perform more music. That coincided with the McClain girls, now under the name McClain Sisters, signing to Hollywood Records. They only stayed with the company for a few years, but along the way, they contributed multiple songs to Disney projects, including the nature film "Chimpanzee" (2012) and a Disney Channel Christmas album. Following the split with Hollywood Records, the sisters changed their act's name to simply McClain. In 2017, China was cast in a lead role for the pilot for DC superhero show "Black Lightning" (The CW 2018- ).

Highest rated movies

Descendants 3
Disney's Descendants 2
Daddy's Little Girls
Blood Brother

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
78% 67% Descendants 3 Uma (Character) - 2019
17% 64% Blood Brother Darcy (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 55% Ten: Murder Island Meg (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2017
71% 70% Disney's Descendants 2 Uma (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 87% Sheep & Wolves Lyra (Voice) - 2016
59% 85% Bilal: A New Breed of Hero Ghufaira (Teen) (Voice) $489.9K 2015
No Score Yet 57% How to Build a Better Boy Gabby Harrison (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 69% Hurricane Season Alana Collins (Character) - 2009
26% 81% Daddy's Little Girls Nita (Character) $31.3M 2007

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 80% Tyler Perry's House of Payne Jazmine Payne (Character) 2006-2011 2020-2022
92% 51% Black Lightning Jennifer Pierce (Character) 2018-2021
No Score Yet 23% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2020
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2018
No Score Yet 84% Project Runway Guest 2017
No Score Yet 100% K.C. Undercover Guest 2017
No Score Yet 77% The Night Shift Lauren (Guest Star) 2016
90% 82% Bones Kathryn Walling (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Unknown (Character) 2010-2014
No Score Yet 75% Sing Your Face Off Contestant 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet A.N.T. Farm Chyna Parks (Character) 2011-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Better Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet 92% Wizards of Waverly Place Tina (as China McClain) (Character) 2011
No Score Yet 85% NCIS Kayla Vance (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 74% Hannah Montana Isabel (Guest Star) 2009