Olivia Rodrigo

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Olivia Rodrigo
Born
Olivia Isabel Rodrigo

(2003-02-20) February 20, 2003 (age 17)
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active2015–present
Musical career
GenresPop
InstrumentsVocals
Labels
Websiteoliviarodrigo.com

Olivia Isabel Rodrigo (born February 20, 2003[3][4]) is an American actress and singer.[5] She is known for her roles as Paige Olvera on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark and Nini Salazar-Roberts on the Disney+ series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. She released her debut single, "Drivers License", in January 2021.[6][7]

Early life

Olivia Isabel Rodrigo[8] was born on February 20, 2003,[3][4] in Temecula, California.[9] She is of Filipino descent on her father's side,[10] and German and Irish on her mother's side.[11] Rodrigo began taking acting and singing classes at the age of six,[9] and started acting in theater productions at Lisa J. Mails Elementary School and Dorothy McElhinney Middle School.[12] She moved from Murrieta to Los Angeles when she landed her role on Bizaardvark.[12]

Career

Rodrigo first appeared onscreen in an Old Navy commercial.[13][14] Shortly after in 2015, she portrayed the lead role of Grace Thomas in direct-to-video film An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success.[15] In 2016, Rodrigo was cast as Paige Olvera in the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark,[16][17] a role she played for three seasons. In February 2019, she was cast in the starring role of Nini Salazar-Roberts on the Disney+ series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, which premiered that November.[18] Rodrigo wrote "All I Want" and co-wrote "Just for a Moment" with co-star Joshua Bassett for the show's soundtrack.[19]

Rodrigo signed with Interscope Records and Geffen Records in 2020. On January 8, 2021, she released her debut single, "Drivers License", which she co-wrote with producer Dan Nigro.[20][21][22] Within the week of its release, "Drivers License" broke Spotify's record twice for most daily streams ever for a non-holiday song: on January 11, Rodrigo's song had over 15.7 million global streams on Spotify, which she surpassed the next day with over 17 million global streams of the song.[23][24]

Rodrigo has named Taylor Swift and Lorde as her idols and the biggest inspirations.[25][26][27] She labelled herself "the biggest Swiftie in the whole world".[28] Rodrigo is an institute speaker and panelist for the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.[29]

Filmography

Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2015 An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success Grace Thomas Direct-to-video film
2016–2019 Bizaardvark Paige Olvera Main role
2017 New Girl Terrinea Episode: "Young Adult"
2019–present High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Nini Salazar-Roberts Main role[18]

Discography

Singles

List of singles as lead artist, showing selected chart positions, year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
AUS
[30]
BEL
(FL)

[31]
GER
[32]
IRE
[33]
NLD
[34]
NZ
[35]
NOR
[36]
SWE
[37]
UK
[38]
"Drivers License"[21] 2021 1 23 4 1 1 1 1 6 1 TBA

Promotional singles

List of promotional singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[40]
CAN
[40]
IRE
[33]
NZ
Hot

[41]
SWE
[42]
UK
[38]
"I Think I Kinda, You Know"[43]
(with Joshua Bassett)
2019 High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
"Wondering"[44]
(with Julia Lester)
2019
"All I Want" 2019 90 83 40 19 88 72
"Out of the Old"[47] 2019
"Just for a Moment"
(with Joshua Bassett)
2019 32

References

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  4. ^ a b Olivia Rodrigo [@Olivia_Rodrigo] (February 20, 2020). "I AM 17 YEARS OLD TODAY BUT I STILL DO NOT KNOW THE DIFFERENT STYLES OF EGGS. ONLY SCRAMBLED" (Tweet). Retrieved January 11, 2021 – via Twitter.
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