She rose to popularity as the star of Nickelodeon’s The Amanda Show and All That, and featured in She’s the Man and Easy A. She featured in the mainstream 2007 film Hairspray.
She started acting professionally at age seven for a TV ad for Buncha Crunch confections.
She was a normal cast part on the Nickelodeon shows Figure It Out, and later featured in What a Girl Wants and Sydney White.
She dated Taran Killiam from 2001 to 2002. Her mom was given makeshift control over her funds and restorative care in 2013.
She co-featured with Emma Stone in Easy An in 2010, playing Marianne Bryant.