Top 16 Under 16: Stefanie Scott
Name: Stefanie Scott
Hometown: Melbourne, Florida but I live in Los Angeles now
Siblings: Troy and Trent
First Role: Commercial:Â Papa Johnâ€™s PizzaÂ Â Â Â Â Theatrical: Young Sarah Walker on â€śCHUCKâ€ť
Most Recent Role: â€śLexi Reedâ€ť on Disneyâ€™s Ant Farm
Favorite Memory:Â When Hurricane Jean and Frances hit our hometown we had to evacuate because we live so close to the Atlantic Ocean â€“ so we drove to The Animal Kingdom Lodge in Disney World where we had to stay for 5 days until we could get back to our house after the evacuation.Â Disneyâ€™s Animal Kingdom Lodge made it fun for our family even though it was scary when the hurricane hitâ€¦.We had to stay in our rooms, away from the windows.Â But Mickey came to our hotel room to visit all of the families that had to evacuate their homes.Â My brother missed his birthday party because we had to cancel it due to the hurricanes â€“ but we have a memory of all of us being together.Â I am fortunate to have such a great family!
Book:Â The Other Half of Life
Food: Every Wednesday after the Network Run thru of the show they serve us warm, freshly baked Chocolate Chip Cookies â€“ Yum!!
Drink: Unsweetened Ice Tea
TV Show: Glee & Modern Family
Actor/Actress: Jim Carey/ Reese Witherspoon
Sport: Horseback Riding
Ice Cream Flavor:Â Jamoca Almond Fudge
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If I could be stranded on a desert island with only three things, theyâ€™d be:
My dog,Â Mocha,Â and good book and my familyÂ (what good would it be to be stranded on an island if you didnâ€™t have someone to share it with!)
The person I trust most is: my mom.Â Sheâ€™s with me all the time.
The thing I canâ€™t live without is: My Apple computer
If I wasnâ€™t an actor/actress, Iâ€™d like to be a:Â A genomics biologist.Â Sooo interesting!
One thing I really want to do is:Â Go sky diving
One thing that really scares me is: The Thought of Going sky diving!
The craziest thing Iâ€™ve done is: I swam with stingrays in the Bahamas â€“ even my older brothers were scared.
The best thing I have done for someone else is :
I sponsor a child by the name of Moreblessing who lives in Zimbabwe. I sponsor her through monthly donations which help provide Moreblessing and her community with the assistance they need to save a generation from the HIV and AIDS crisis. World Vision faithfully uses my sponsorship support of Moreblessing to meet her needs and minimize the impact of AIDS in her community through tangible prevention and care programs.
Others can find out how you can be an answer to prayer, helping children and families gain access to basic needs and learn about God’s unconditional love by going to http://www.worldvision.org
Dream: We know you were one of the stars in Flipped with stars like Shane Harper, Aiden Quinn, De Morney and Rob Reiner as a director.Â What was that experience like?
Stefanie: It was a thrill of a lifetime working with acclaimed director Rob Reiner.Â I learned a lot.Â It was also so much fun since it was a period movie taking place in 1963 with original costumes and set decoration for that time period.
Dream: We talked about your music at the young artist awards… How’s is it coming along? Where can fans find your music on line?
Stefanie:Â My new single â€śThe Girl I Used to Knowâ€ť will be available on iTunes on June 7th.Â The music video will be released at that time as well and I just recorded another single which will be out later this summer.
Dream: We’ve seen your promos for ANT Farm can you tell our readers what the series is about? When it will premiere on Disney?
Stefanie:Â In the show 11 year old middle schooler Chyna Parks (China McClain)Â and her friends Olive (Sierra McCormick) and Fletcher (Jake Short)Â are accepted into a gifted music and prodigy program called Accelerated Natural Talent (ANT) at a local high school. Chyna and her fellow â€śANTSâ€ť need to learn to navigate the halls of high school even though they are only middle-school-aged.Â I play high-schooler Lexi Reed, the star of all the high school musicals and I am not too happy to have the new â€śANTsâ€ť around.
Dream: How can fans keep in touch with you? Twitter FBÂ Fan website?Â Fan mail address?
They can signup for my FanZone on my website.Â They will receive an emailed autograph and get a monthly newsletter with picâ€™s new updates and news!
Dream: When ANT Farm premieres, how do you think your life with change?
Stefanie: Iâ€™m not sure, but I think it will give me more of an opportunity to get involved in charity work and make a positive difference in teenâ€™s lives so I am looking forward to that.Â I think I will get involved in some type of anti- bullying campaign.Â I just learned of a teen girl who was the same age as me, and who was a fan on Twitter, who took her life due to bullying at school. I wished she would have reached out for helpâ€¦â€¦ We have to make it easier for kids to get the help they need and for them not to be afraid to tell someone.
Dream: You were in Beethoven’s Big Break with Moises Arias and big dogs, how was it working with them?
Stefanie: It was totally fun!Â They had three dogs playing the part of Beethoven â€“ each had different tricks they did.
Dream: Bullying is becoming a big problem and kids are being affected younger and younger.. What is your advice to kids beingÂ bullied?
Stefanie : Donâ€™t be afraid to TELL Someone!
Dream: Are you home schooled or do you go to school on set? What is that like?
Stefanie: Both!Â I am in a home school program but we go to school on set every day.Â We have a classroom set up with two of the best teachers I have ever had, so we have our own little classroom together â€“ all the kids on the show!Â We get to take a break here and there â€“ there is a basketball court we can shoot hoops on and a ball pit we can jump in.Â We even got to take a field trip to the Science Center.
Dream: ANT Farm must keep you busy but are there any other projects you have coming up?
Stefanie : Yes Ant Farm keeps me busy and I am working on another project which is a movie .
Dream: Staying green is a huge issue, what do you do to stay green?
Stefanie: I recycle, I always turn the lights out when I leave a room, we have a timer on our air conditioning and heating, I use recycled materials.
Dream: How are you getting along with your cast mates?
Stefanie: GREAT!!!!Â We have an awesome time together with China, Sierra, Jake and Carlon.Â We also have fun with our recurring cast when they are in the episodes â€“ Allie and Aiden.Â We usually eat lunch together and also do stuff on the weekends â€“ last weekend we went bowling and several times a month we go skating together.
Dream: You were born in Chicago.. Do you go back there at all.?
Stefanie :Unfortunately, No, not much. My grandparents live in DeKalb Illinois.Â Â Although I really love Chicago.
Dream: Do you have sisters, brothers, pets,?
Stefanie: Yes, I have two big brothers, Troy who is 23 and Trent who is 21.Â They are both in college. Troy is graduating this month.
Dream: You always are so pretty on the red Carpet how would you describe your Fashion?
Stefanie: Hmmm, describe it?Â I do a lot of mixing and matching.Â Like maybe take a more detailed jacket and pair it with a skirt and boots and try different accessories.Â I try lots of different things on and when the right look hits me â€“ then thatâ€™s what I go with.Â The only problem is then I have to hang up all the clothes I tried onâ€¦.thatâ€™s my least favorite part!
Dream: What are some accomplishments you are most proud of?
Stefanie: I donâ€™t have one specific thing but more of a collective thing that I never let all the rejection get me down to the point of just giving up.Â I kept taking classes and practicing and practicing in everything â€“ acting, singing, dancing, and voiceover.Â So basically I am proud of all the hard work I put into it.
Make up: Megan Kiniry
Photographer: Susan Sheridan