Sabrina Carpenter

Sabrina Carpenter

Sabrina Carpenter
Carpenter singing at the 2014 Disney Social Media Moms Conference
Born Sabrina Ann Lynn Carpenter[1]
(1999-05-11) May 11, 1999
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2011–present
Musical career
Genres Pop
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Labels Hollywood

Sabrina Ann Lynn Carpenter (born May 11, 1999)[2][3] is an American teen actress and singer, who stars as rebellious Maya Hart, the best friend of Riley Matthews (portrayed by Rowan Blanchard) in the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World which debuted on June 27, 2014.[4] She is signed to Hollywood Records.[4]

Early life

Originally from Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania,[2] Sabrina Carpenter placed third in a singing contest run by Miley Cyrus, "The Next Miley Cyrus Project".[5]


Carpenter signing autographs for fans in August 2014.

2011–13: The Goodwin Games

Carpenter booked her first acting role in 2011, a guest role on NBC drama series Law & Order: SVU. She played a young rape victim interviewed by Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni).[5][6] Around the same time, she performed live on the Chinese television station Hunan Broadcasting System, for the Gold Mango Audience festival. She performed Etta James' "Something's Got a Hold on Me", in the style of Christina Aguilera from the movie Burlesque.[5][7] Less than two years later, Carpenter booked a series recurring role on Fox's The Goodwin Games as Young Chloe, a series regular role on Disney Channel pilot Gulliver Quinn and the ABC pilot The Unprofessional. She was a lead dancer in Just Dance Kids 2.[8]

2014–present: Girl Meets World and Can't Blame a Girl for Trying

In January 2013, Carpenter was cast as the rebellious Maya Hart in the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World, opposite Rowan Blanchard.[4] The series is a sequel to the 1993-2000 ABC series Boy Meets World.[4] She portrayed young Merrin in the 2013 film Horns. Carpenter performed "Smile" for the album Disney Fairies: Faith, Trust And Pixie Dust";[9] the song charted on Radio Disney.[10] Her song "All You Need" is featured on the Sofia the First soundtrack.[11]

On March 14, 2014, Carpenter's debut single, "Can't Blame A Girl For Trying", premiered on Radio Disney, and was released on iTunes later in the day.[12] The song is the title track on her debut EP, which was released on April 8 and was generally well-received. Carpenter is featured on the Girl Meets World theme song, "Take On The World", which also features her co-star Blanchard. Her debut album is set to be released in late 2014. Carpenter contributed the song "Stand Out" to the Disney Channel Original Movie How to Build a Better Boy, which premiered August 15, 2014, on Disney Channel. On July 20, 2014 Carpenter contributed lead vocals to Disney Channel Circle of Stars's cover version of "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?".[13]


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Gulliver Quinn Iris Television film
2012 Unprofessional, TheThe Unprofessional Harper Television film
2012 Noobz Brittney
2013 Horns Young Merrin
Year Title Role Note
2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Paula "Possessed" (Season 12, Episode 12)
2012 Phineas and Ferb Sissi Voice; "What a Croc! / Ferb TV" (Season 3, Episode 27)
2013 The Goodwin Games Chloe Goodwin (young) Recurring role
2013 Sofia the First Princess Vivian Voice; "The Shy Princess" (Season 1, Episode 6)
"Blue Ribbon Bunny" (Season 1, Episode 7)
2013 Orange Is the New Black Jessica Wedge "Fucksgiving" (Season 1, Episode 9)
2013 Austin & Ally Lucy "Moon Week & Mentors" (Season 2, Episode 24)
2014–present Girl Meets World Maya Hart Main role


Extended plays

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak

Can't Blame a Girl for Trying 37
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.


Title Year Album
"Fall Apart"[15] 2011 N/A
"Can't Blame a Girl for Trying" 2014 Can't Blame a Girl for Trying
"The Middle of Starting Over"[16]
"Silver Nights"

Featured singles

Title Year Album
"Do You Want to Build a Snowman?"
(among Disney Channel Circle of Stars)
2014 N/A

Promotional singles

Title Year Album
"Make You Feel My Love"[15]
(with Nathaniel Hawk and Cameron Hawk)
2011 N/A
"Safe & Sound"[17] 2012
"I'll Be Home for Christmas"[18]
(with Ali Brustofski and Danielle Lowe)
"Take On the World"[19]
(with Rowan Blanchard)
"Stand Out"[20]

Other appearances

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Smile" 2012 N/A Disney Fairies: Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust
"All You Need" 2013 Ariel Winter Sofia the First
"It’s Finally Christmas" N/A Disney Holidays Unwrapped

Music videos

Song Year Director Notes
"Fall Apart" 2011 Hank Devos[21]
"Can't Blame a Girl for Trying" 2014 Kinga Burza[22]
"Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" N/A Featured video; among Disney Channel Circle of Stars
"The Middle of Starting Over" N/A


  1. ^ "Sabrina Carpenter". Twitter. 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014. ; middle name is part of her Twitter handle
  2. ^ a b "Sabrina Carpenter — Maya Hart". Disney Channel Medianet. Archived from the original on July 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Twitter". Twitter. 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d Hibberd, James (31 January 2013). Boy Meets World' spin-off casts Riley's best friend"'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c Lauer-Williams, Kathy (5 January 2011). "TVWATCHERS: Lower Milford Girl on Law and Order SVU today". The Morning Call (Allentown PA). Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Interview with Sabrina Carpenter". 15 Minutes of Fame. blogtalkradio. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Hollywood-Bound, Interview with Sabrina "The 10 Show" -NBC.
  8. ^ "IMDb Resume for Sabrina Carpenter". IMDb. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "Smile: Sabrina Carpenter: MP3 Downloads". Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
  10. ^ "‘Boy Meets World’ spin-off ‘Girl Meets World’ casts the new Shawn: Maya will be Sabrina Carpenter — Zap2it". 2013-01-31. Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
  11. ^ "Sofia The First Soundtrack Makes Its Royal Debut On Walt Disney Records". MarketWatch. February 12, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
  12. ^ "Sabrina Carpenter Debuted Her Single at Radio Disney". Fanlala. 13 March 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "'"Disney Channel Stars Team to Cover 'Do You Want to Build a Snowman?' from 'Frozen. Retrieved July 27, 2014. 
  14. ^ "August 30, 2014 - Heatseeker Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  15. ^ a b "Fall Apart — Single". iTunes. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  16. ^ """Sabrina Carpenter "The Middle of Starting Over. Ultimate Music. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  17. ^ "Safe and Sound — Single". iTunes. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  18. ^ "I'll Be Home for Christmas — Single". iTunes. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  19. ^ "Take on the World (Theme Song from "Girl Meets World") - Single by Rowan Blanchard & Sabrina Carpenter". iTunes. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  20. ^ "Stand Up — Single". iTunes. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  21. ^ "Hank Devos works". Hank Devos Official Website. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  22. ^ "Can't Blame a Girl for Trying (Official video)". VEVO. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 

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