Sabrina Carpenter portrait 2024

Sabrina Carpenter


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Last updated on
June 6, 2024

Early Life and Education

Sabrina Annlynn Carpenter was born on May 11, 1999, in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, to Elizabeth and David Carpenter. Raised alongside her three older sisters, Sarah, Shannon, and half-sister Cayla, Sabrina developed an early interest in the arts. She grew up in a creative environment, often participating in family sing-alongs and performances. Her aunt, Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson, was a significant influence, encouraging Sabrina's early aspirations in entertainment.

Carpenter was homeschooled, allowing her to balance her education with her early career pursuits. Her family was supportive of her ambitions, often traveling with her to auditions and acting gigs.

Career Beginnings

Carpenter's career began at a young age. In 2010, at the age of 10, she placed third in a singing contest run by Miley Cyrus, "The Next Miley Cyrus Project." This exposure led to her first acting role in 2011, when she appeared on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" as a young rape victim. Her performance earned her critical acclaim and paved the way for more opportunities in the industry.

She also appeared in various television shows, including a recurring role as Young Chloe on "The Goodwin Games" and guest spots on "Phineas and Ferb" and "Orange Is the New Black."

Disney Channel Breakthrough

Carpenter's major breakthrough came in 2014 with her role as Maya Hart in the Disney Channel series "Girl Meets World." The show, a spinoff of the 1990s sitcom "Boy Meets World," ran for three seasons from 2014 to 2017. Carpenter's portrayal of Maya Hart, the loyal and free-spirited best friend of the main character Riley Matthews, earned her widespread recognition and a dedicated fanbase. Her performance was praised for its depth and maturity, making her one of the standout stars of the series.

Music Career

Early Musical Releases (2014-2017)

Parallel to her acting career, Carpenter pursued music. She signed with Hollywood Records and released her debut single, "Can't Blame a Girl for Trying," in March 2014. The single was followed by her debut EP of the same name. The EP's success was a testament to Carpenter's vocal talent and her ability to connect with a young audience.

In 2015, Carpenter released her debut studio album, "Eyes Wide Open." The album featured a blend of pop and folk influences, showcasing her vocal range and songwriting abilities. It included tracks like "We'll Be the Stars" and "Eyes Wide Open," which received positive reviews from critics.

Carpenter's second studio album, "EVOLution," was released in 2016. This album marked a departure from her earlier sound, incorporating more mature themes and diverse musical styles. The lead single, "Thumbs," became one of her signature songs, known for its catchy melody and thought-provoking lyrics.

Singular Act Era (2018-2019)

In 2018, Carpenter embarked on her most ambitious musical project yet, releasing "Singular: Act I." This album displayed a significant evolution in her musical style, incorporating elements of dance-pop, R&B, and electronic music. Notable singles from this era include "Almost Love" and "Sue Me."

"Singular: Act II," released in 2019, continued this exploration of new musical territories. The album featured tracks like "Pushing 20" and "In My Bed," which highlighted her growth as an artist and her ability to experiment with different genres.

Acting Ventures and Continued Musical Success (2020-Present)

In addition to her music career, Carpenter continued to expand her acting portfolio. In 2020, she starred in the Netflix film "Work It," a dance comedy that further showcased her versatility as a performer. Her performance was well-received, adding another successful project to her acting career.

Carpenter also starred in the 2021 Netflix film "Tall Girl 2" and the 2022 film "Emergency," further establishing herself as a talented actress with a diverse range of roles.

Recent Success and Upcoming Projects (2023-2024)

In 2023, Carpenter experienced significant success with her single "Espresso," which received widespread acclaim for its catchy melody and clever lyrics. The single marked a high point in her career, highlighting her growth as an artist.

Carpenter announced her upcoming studio album, "Short n' Sweet," set to be released on August 23, 2024. The announcement has generated considerable anticipation among fans and critics alike. On June 6, 2024, she released her newest single, "Please Please Please," from the upcoming album.

Personal Life

Carpenter has been open about the importance of her family and her close relationships with her sisters. She often credits her family with providing support and inspiration throughout her career. Despite her busy schedule, Carpenter remains dedicated to her craft, continually seeking new ways to express herself through music and acting.


Throughout her career, Carpenter has been involved in various philanthropic efforts. She has supported initiatives related to mental health awareness, education, and women's rights. Her dedication to using her platform for positive change has earned her respect and admiration from fans and peers alike.


  • Television:
    • "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2011)
    • "The Goodwin Games" (2013)
    • "Girl Meets World" (2014-2017)
    • "Adventures in Babysitting" (2016)
    • "Soy Luna" (2016)
  • Film:
    • "Horns" (2013)
    • "The Hate U Give" (2018)
    • "Work It" (2020)
    • "Clouds" (2020)
    • "Tall Girl 2" (2021)
    • "Emergency" (2022)


  • Studio Albums:
    • "Eyes Wide Open" (2015)
    • "EVOLution" (2016)
    • "Singular: Act I" (2018)
    • "Singular: Act II" (2019)
    • "Short n' Sweet" (2024, upcoming)
  • Extended Plays (EPs):
    • "Can't Blame a Girl for Trying" (2014)
  • Notable Singles:
    • "Can't Blame a Girl for Trying" (2014)
    • "We'll Be the Stars" (2015)
    • "Thumbs" (2016)
    • "Almost Love" (2018)
    • "Sue Me" (2018)
    • "Pushing 20" (2019)
    • "Espresso" (2024)
    • "Please Please Please" (2024)

Awards and Nominations

Carpenter has received numerous awards and nominations throughout her career, including:

  • Radio Disney Music Awards:
    • Best Crush Song for "Can't Blame a Girl for Trying" (2015, won)
    • Best Anthem for "Eyes Wide Open" (2016, nominated)
    • Best Breakup Song for "Thumbs" (2017, nominated)
  • Shorty Awards:
    • Best Singer (2017, won)
PopFiltr Awards: nominations/wins/vote

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