Amanda Michalka is an American actress, singer-songwriter and musician. She was a model before becoming an actress, and is best known as one-half of the duo Aly and AJ with her sister Aly Michalka. AJ recorded the theme song and accompanying music video for the film Secretariat, titled “It’s Who You Are”. She also issued a single and video called “All I’ve Ever Needed” from her 2013 film Grace Unplugged.

Birth Name

Amanda Joy Michalka

Nickname

A.J., Mandy

Profession

Actress, Singer, Songwriter

Genre

Acoustic Rock, Electropop, Pop, Pop Rock

Instruments

Vocals, Guitar (acoustic and electric), Piano, Bongos

Labels

Hollywood (2004-2010)

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Amanda Michalka was born on April 10, 1991 in Torrance, California, United States.

Age

She’s currently 27 years old.

Sun Sign

Aries

Ethnicity

White

She is of German, English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh ancestry.

Religion

Christianity

Education

She was homeschooled.

Family Details

  • Father – Mark Michalka (Runs a contracting company)
  • Mother – Carrie Michalka (Musician)
  • Siblings – Ricky Michalka (Brother), Aly Michalka (Older Sister) (Singer, Actress)

Marital Status

Single

Boyfriend / Spouse

AJ Michalka dated –

  • Joe Jonas (2006) – AJ dated singer Joe Jonas for couple of months in 2006. She even blogged about this on her MySpace account.
  • Ryan Sheckler (2008) – American skateboarder Ryan Sheckler dated AJ in 2008. They were seen getting cozy at multiple times, went on several dates. But, they didn’t agree on the fact that they are dating.
  • Bennett Heimple (2008-2009) – Bennett and AJ dated for quite some time from August 2008 until 2009.
  • Hunter Parrish (2009-2010) – The actors met on the premiere of 17 Again and started dating thereafter. From April 2009 until July 2010, the two were an item.
  • Ryan Blair (2010-2011) – She started dating American author Ryan Blair in August 2010. The couple dated for about six months until March 2011.
  • Harrison Mead (2011-2012) – For about an year (from March 2011 to January 2012), AJ was romantically linked to musician Harrison Mead.
  • Patrick Schwarzenegger (2012) – In the late 2012, she dated another actor Patrick Schwarzenegger.
  • Colton Haynes (2012) – AJ was RUMORed to had fling with bisexual actor Colton Haynes nearing November 2012.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 6 inches
  • In centimeters – 168 cm
  • In meters – 1.68 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 53 kg
  • In Pounds – 117 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 35-25-34
  • Bust – 35 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip – 34 inches
  • Bra Size – 34C

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Green

Hair Color

Blonde

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 6 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Her portrayal of Lainey Lewis on the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs since 2013. She is best noted for her work as Grace Trey in the 2013 Christian drama film ‘Grace Unplugged’, which earned her a Movieguide Awards for Most Inspiring Performance in Movies.

Film Debut

She starred in her first film (alongside her sister) Cow Belles, which was a teen romantic comedy film. She played the role as Courtney Callum in this Disney Channel Original Movie, which was released in 2006.

Television Debut

In 2002, Amanda appeared in NBC’s soap opera Passions for her role as Sheridan’s daughter in just a single episode.

Singing Debut

AJ along with her sister Aly Michalka released their debut studio album ‘Into the Rush’ on August 17, 2005. The album debuted at number thirty six in the United States and sold over 839,000 copies in the United States and 1,000,000 worldwide, which was later certified Gold by the RIAA. The album earned them the “Contemporary Inspirational Artists of the Year” nomination at the 2006 American Music Awards.

Brand Endorsements

She has not endorsed any of the brands yet.

Awards & Nominations

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2006 American Music Awards Contemporary Inspirational Artists of the Year Into the Rush Nominated
2014 Movieguide Awards Most Inspiring Performance in Movies Grace Unplugged Won
2015 Napa Film Festival Special Jury Award-Acting in a Lounge Feature Film Weepah Way for Now Won
2017 Behind the Voice Actor Awards Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Guest Role Steven Universe Won

AJ Michalka Favorites

  • Favorite TV Show – America’s Next Top Model, Dexter, The Office (2005-2013)
  • Favorite Restaurant – In-N-Out Burger Joint
  • Favorite Artists – Aqualung, POD, Coldplay, Jack’s Mannequin, Switchfoot, Heart
  • Favorite Cartoon – PowerPuff Girls
  • Favorite TV Channel – MTV
  • Favorite Food – Burger

AJ Michalka Net worth

AJ Michalka has an estimated net worth of $2 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About AJ Michalka

  • AJ also started taking interest in acting at 5. She can also play acoustic & electric guitar.
  • She started acting at a very young age in Church productions.
  • She and sister Alyson have three dogs, Bandit, Roadie and Willow.
  • Aj is best friends with Mitchel Musso.
  • From 2002 to 2004 she starred as Shannon Gressler in the TV series The Guardian.
  • She would like to have an autograph of Jack Black or Johnny Depp.
  • Her first financial splurge was a necklace, which was worth $4,000.
  • She is a member of the girl band 78violet, which she formed with her older sister.
  • In 2004, She, along with her sister Amanda formed a band entitled Aly & AJ.
  • In 2009, she was featured in the Peter Jackson film The Lovely Bones, released widely on January 15, 2010.
  • In 2011 she had a recurring role on the series Hellcats as Deirdre Perkins.
  • In July 2014, she and her sister, Aly Michalka, filmed an untitled drama in Laurel Canyon, California.
  • In 2017, the sisters returned with a new single titled “Take Me,” after a 10-year hiatus.
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