If you are a fan of Disney Channel shows, you might have wondered if Laura Marano, who played Ally Dawson in Austin & Ally, is related to Vanessa Marano, who played Bay Kennish in Switched at Birth. The answer is yes, they are sisters in real life. But how much do you know about their family background, their acting careers, and their relationship with each other? In this article, we will reveal everything you need to know about the Marano sisters.
Who are Laura and Vanessa Marano?
Laura and Vanessa Marano are both American actresses and singers who have been in the entertainment industry since they were young. They were born in Los Angeles, California, to Damiano Marano, a college professor of Italian descent, and Ellen Marano, a former actress and the owner of the Agoura Children’s Theatre
Vanessa is the older sister, born on October 31, 1992. She is best known for her roles as Hanna Malone in Without a Trace, April Nardini in Gilmore Girls, Eden Baldwin in The Young and the Restless, and Bay Kennish in Switched at Birth. She has also starred in several movies, such as The Clique, Dear Lemon Lima, The Secret Lives of Dorks, Senior Project, Saving Zoë (with Laura), and How to Deter a Robber
Laura is the younger sister, born on November 29, 1995. She rose to fame as Ally Dawson in Austin & Ally, a role that earned her several awards and nominations. She has also appeared in shows like Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?, Back to You, Dexter (with Vanessa), Liv and Maddie, and The Perfect Date. She is also a singer-songwriter who has released several singles, such as “Boombox”, “La La”, “Me”, and “Something to Believe In”
How did they start their acting careers?
Both Laura and Vanessa were introduced to acting by their mother, who ran a children’s theatre. When they were five years old, they expressed interest in acting professionally to their parents. Their mother took them to an agent that she thought would reject them, but to her surprise, they were both accepted. Since then, they have been working for various productions at the Stage Door Theater and auditioning for different roles
Vanessa got her first major role as Jack Malone’s daughter in Without a Trace when she was nine years old. She also played the younger version of Keira Knightley’s character in The Jacket and had a recurring role as Luke’s daughter in Gilmore Girls
Laura got her first big break as one of the original classmates in Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? when she was eleven years old. She also played Sarah Silverman’s childhood self in The Sarah Silverman Program and Gracie Carr on Back to You. She landed her breakthrough role as Ally Dawson in Austin & Ally when she was fifteen years old.
What is their relationship like?
Laura and Vanessa have a close and supportive relationship as sisters. They often praise each other’s work and achievements on social media and interviews. They also collaborate on some projects, such as Saving Zoë, a movie based on a novel by Alyson Noël that they co-produced and co-starred in. They also have a podcast called The V-Lala Podcast where they talk about various topics and share their opinions
However, they also have their differences and disagreements like any siblings. They have different personalities and tastes in music, fashion, and hobbies. They also tease each other and argue sometimes over trivial things. But they always make up and respect each other’s choices and individuality
Laura Marano and Vanessa Marano are sisters who have made their mark in the entertainment industry with their talent and charisma. They have been acting since they were young and have starred in many popular shows and movies. They have a strong bond as sisters who support each other’s dreams and goals. They are also independent women who have their own interests and passions.
If you are a fan of either or both of them, you might want to follow them on their social media accounts where they post updates about their projects and personal lives. You can also listen to their podcast where they share their insights and experiences as sisters.