THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY
BRIDGIT MENDLER (Arrietty) is an actress, singer and
songwriter. Born in Washington, D.C., she grew up outside of
San Francisco and caught the acting bug at age eight. Mendler eventually became
the youngest performer in the San
Francisco Fringe Festival.
She most recently starred in the Disney Channel's original movie "Lemonade
Mouth," which premiered to record
ratings. Disney is currently developing a sequel to the film. Mendler can also
be seen starring in the lead role on
the hit Disney Channel comedy series "Good Luck Charlie," where she plays a
typical teenage girl who's enlisted
to help care for her baby sister. The show is currently in its second season and
has been picked up for a third. This
December, Mendler stars in the feature-length film "Good Luck Charlie, It's
Christmas," which is based on the series
and will premiere on the Disney Channel. She also teamed with the retailer
Target to launch a clothing line based on
her "Good Luck Charlie" character, Teddy Duncan, in March 2011 and is the face
of the fall "Got Milk?" campaign.
Mendler's other television credits include a recurring role on the Disney
Channel's Emmy Award-winning series
"Wizards of Waverly Place"; a guest-starring role on the hit series "Jonas"; and
guest-starring roles on "General
Hospital," "Alice Upside Down," "The Clique" and ABC Family's "Labor Pains." She
also starred in the feature film
"Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel."
In addition to her success as an actress Mendler is an accomplished musician.
She wrote and recorded the songs
"Summertime" for "The Secret World of Arrietty" and "This Is My Paradise" for
"Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2" and
recorded "How to Believe" for "Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue." Mendler
recently signed with Hollywood
Records and plans to release her debut album early next year.
Mendler currently resides in Los Angeles. In her spare time she enjoys
reading, cooking and songwriting.
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