China Anne McClain is an American actress and singer. She is a member of the sister girl group McClain. McClain’s career began in 2005 when she was seven years old, acting in the film The Gospel. She also played China James in Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls, along with Idris Elba and her two sisters. In 2018, McClain began portraying Jennifer Pierce in The CW superhero series Black Lightning. She also returned to her character as a recurring cast member in OWN’s “Tyler Perry’s The Paynes”.

Birth Name

China Anne McClain


Nina Boochie


Actress, Singer


R&B, Pop, Dance


Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Piano


Walt Disney Records



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

China Anne McClain was born on August 25, 1998 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.


She’s currently 20 years old.


Los Angeles, California, United States

Sun Sign








McClain graduated from high school in 2016.

Family Details

  • Father – Michael McClain
  • Mother – Shontell (Songwriter)

  • Siblings – Sierra Aylina McClain (Older Sister) (Singer, actress), Lauryn Alisa McClain (Older Sister) (Singer, actress), Gabriel McClain (Younger Brother)

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

China dated –

  • Jake Short (2012-2013) – Disney’s sitcom A.N.T. Farm‘s co-stars Jake Short and China dated for couple of months from 2012 to 2013.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 3½ inches
  • In centimeters – 161 cm
  • In meters – 1.61 m


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

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 32-23-33
  • Bust – 32 inches
  • Waist – 23 inches
  • Hip – 33 inches
  • Bra Size – 32A

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color


Shoe Size

She wears a size 7 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

She is best known for her portrayal of Jazmine Payne in the sitcom Tyler Perry‘s House of Payne and Chyna Parks in the Disney Channel’s teen sitcom A.N.T. Farm.

Film Debut

China debuted with the 2005 film The Gospel for her role as Alexis. It was directed and written by Rob Hardy.

Television Debut

In 2007, McClain had starred in the television series Tyler Perry’s House of Payne for her role as Jazmine Payne. She appeared in the season from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8, in a total of 114 episodes.

Singing Debut

China has contributed in the soundtrack of Disney Channel’s teen sitcom A.N.T. Farm in 2011. The hit singles “Dynamite” and “Calling All the Monsters” reached #29 on the Billboard 200.

Brand Endorsements

China Anne McClain has endorsed many brands like Target, HEB, etc.

Awards & Nominations

2011NAMIC Vision AwardsBest Performance – Actress of ComedyTyler Perry’s House of PayneWon
Teen Icon AwardsIcon To TomorrowHerselfNominated
2012NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Performance in a Youth/ Children’s Program – (Series or Special)A.N.T. FarmNominated
2013NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Performance in a Youth/ Children’s Program – (Series or Special)A.N.T. FarmNominated
2014NAMIC Vision AwardsBest Performance – Actress of ComedyA.N.T. FarmWon
NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Performance in a Youth/ Children’s Program – (Series or Special)A.N.T. FarmWon

China Anne McClain Favorites

  • Favorite Singer – Beyoncé
  • Favorite Clothing Brand – GUESS, Urban Outfitters
  • Favorite TV Show – Law and Order
  • Favorite Sports – Football
  • Favorite Color – Purple

China Anne McClain Net Worth

China Anne McClain has a net worth of $2.5 million dollars as of 2019. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her family.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About China Anne McClain

  • She began acting at the age of seven when she was to play a role on the movie The Gospel. She is an accomplished hula hoop dancer and also a rollerblade.
  • China Anne McClain is a R&B and pop artist.
  • She along with her two sisters formed a music band called ‘3McClainGirls’ and they released their first single in 2005.
  • China’s hobbies include drawing greeting cards, dancing, photography, singing, and going to church with her family members.
  • She cites her parents, Michael Jackson, Hattie McDaniel, Rihanna, Beyoncé and Shontell, as her biggest musical influences.
  • China has a dog named Cujo.
  • She has voiced for the characters Lyra and Ghufayla in films Sheep and Wolves and Bilal: A New Breed of Hero, respectively.
  • In 2011, McClain was cast as the lead role in the Disney Channel series A.N.T. Farm. For the show, McClain recorded a cover of Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite”.
  • In 2015, McClain was featured in the FOX series Bones in the episode “The Lost in the Found”, playing Kathryn Walling.
  • In 2016, she recorded the action thriller film Blood Brother, co-starring with Trey Songz and Ron Killings. The film will be released in the summer.
  • In 2018, McClain began portraying Jennifer Pierce in The CW superhero series Black Lightning. She also returned to her character (Jazmine Payne), as a recurring cast member in OWN’s “Tyler Perry’s The Paynes”.


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