Stefanie Scott is a singer and actress who started off as a Disney Channel darling. As her talent has been recognized, Stef is successfully breaking away from her Disney character. She’s a haunted teenager in the blockbuster Insidious Chapter 3, and she’s also in the cute musical, Gem and the Holograms.
Shortly after completing those movies, Scott was cast opposite Pierce Brosnan in I.T., a high-adrenaline revenge thriller. She will play Brosnan’s daughter. The film is about a successful owner of a private jet business who finds himself pitted against a disgruntled young I.T. consultant who begins stalking his daughter and using technology to threaten his family, business and life.
The actress revealed, “I love experimenting and trying new things in acting. I’ve been really lucky that every project I’ve done this year has been like polar opposite to the one I did previously.”
Born Stefanie Noelle Scott on December 6, 1996 in Chicago, Illinois, she is one of three children. She has two older brothers brothers, Troy and Trent. Being raised in Florida influenced Stefanie’s love of the outdoors.
“When I’m not working, I love going to the beach. I am from Florida, so I definitely love the beach life. I love horseback riding. Just to go out to a barn, it’s fun. It’s kind of like a get-away from the city. And also, I love animals.”
Her breakout role was in Flipped. directed by Rob Reiner, then she appeared in No Strings Attached where she played a young version of Natalie Portman. She also played the young Sarah Walker on the popular network television show Chuck. In addition to acting, Stefani has tried her hand behind the camera (in 2011 on the first season of Disney’s A.N.T. Farm, she is credited as the First Assistant Director) and signing on the soundtracks of her shows and films (she also writes music).
Stefanie is only 18 but is looking forward to doing even more, “I have so many things that I want to go into,” she says. “I’m always striving to do something that really challenges me. It’s exciting that way. I think I’ve been lucky [in that] every project kind of comes at the right time, and has been completely different. It’s been really, really wonderful.”