Mia Talerico

Mia Talerico Bio


Who is Mia Talerico?


Mia Talerico is steadily making a name for herself as one of America’s fastest rising child actors. She first caught the public’s eye when, at only eleven months old, she was hand picked by producers and casting directors to play the role of the adorable Charlotte Duncan, the lead character on Disney Channel’s highly acclaimed television series, Good Luck Charlie. Hundreds of other children auditioned for the role, including various sets of twins and triplets, but Mia Talerico won the producers and casting directors over. In fact, it now seems as though Mia Talerico won more than just a leading role. In the process, she also won the hearts of millions of television viewers all across the world.

The Birth of a Star

On September 17, 2008, Mia Talerico was born in Santa Barbara, California to loving parents, Chris and Claire Talerico. At the time, little did Chris and Claire know that the tiny bundle of joy they held in their arms would go on to achieve Hollywood stardom. In fact, before Mia Talerico began her career in acting, they had been living a quiet and simple life away from the spotlight. However, Mia Talerico was a star just waiting for a chance to shine. Gifted with beautiful blonde hair, expressive olive green eyes, and infectious enthusiasm, Mia Talerico was the epitome of adorable. Her undeniable cuteness and charm were evident right from the beginning. At the urging of friends and family, Chris and Claire had even considered taking Mia to auditions for commercials. They had no idea that their little angel, Mia Talerico, would go on to become so much more.

Mia Talerico’s Rise to Fame

Mia Talerico landed the lead role of Charlie Duncan on the Disney Channel Original Series, Good Luck Charlie, when she was only eleven months old. The show was Mia Talerico’s on screen debut.

Usually, when a television show or movie requires that a character be portrayed by a child or an infant, a set of twins or triplets is chosen. Hiring a set of twins or triplets lets the producers shoot for a longer period of time, because child and infant actors are only allowed to work on set for a limited number of hours per week, in accordance with America’s child labor laws. Hiring a set of twins or triplets also provides the producers with more flexibility, in that, if one of the children is having a bad day or is having a hard time completing a particular scene, they can try and see if the other twin would be a better fit. However, in the case of Good Luck Charlie’s leading role, the producers and casting directors were so taken by Mia Talerico’s exuberance and charm that they decided to take the risk and hire her instead. According to Disney Channel’s Gary Marsh, hiring Mia Talerico for the role was one of the biggest risks the show had to take. But it would seem as though they made the correct decision, because Mia Talerico continues to captivate the television show’s viewers with her enigmatic portrayal of Charlie Duncan.

Mia Talerico as Charlie Duncan

The Disney Channel Orginal Series, Good Luck Charlie, premiered on April 4, 2010. The sitcom was created by Drew Vaupen and Phil Baker, in the hopes that it would appeal to the entire family and not just to the children. The show’s plot revolves around the Duncan family and the birth of their fourth child, Charlie, the role Mia Talerico plays. On the show, we follow the adventures and escapades of the older siblings, Teddy, PJ, and Gabe, as they find themselves having to babysit their youngest sister when their parents are at work. The story is told in the form of daily video diaries made by Teddy, Charlie’s older sister. Teddy begins creating the videos to chronicle their family’s day to day life, hoping that one day, when Charlie is older, she will watch them and pick up some helpful advice. Mia Talerico delivers a very impressive and enigmatic performance as Charlie Duncan, which is surprising, given Mia’s very young age.


3Children are unpredictable and moody; they can throw temper tantrums at any given time and will refuse to do as asked when they don’t feel like complying. However, according to Disney Channel’s president and chief creative officer, Gary Marsh, Mia Talerico is a very obedient actor. To make Mia’s acting and dialogue more realistic, the show’s creators include some of Mia Talreico’s personal milestones in the show’s script. They coordinate closely with Mia’s mother, Claire Talerico, to discuss the developments in Mia’s personal life: the things she is currently interested in, the words and phrases she has been saying the most often, and other things that might be incorporated into the show. Mia Talerico has definitely become one of the main reasons why both adults and children continue to watch and support the long running, Emmy nominated show.

What Has Mia Talerico Been Up To Lately?

Good Luck Charlie is currently on its fourth season, which will premiere on April 28, 2013. The show’s new season opens with a guest appearance by The Muppets, which many people are excited about. Of course, another eagerly awaited appearance is the return of the adorable Mia Talerico as the sweet and mischievous Charlotte Duncan. The fourth season promises to show Charlie engaging in more play dates as the rest of her family continues to face the everyday struggles of their lives. The possibilities seem endless for the four year old superstar who began making her way into our hearts before she could even walk!

However, even with Mia Talerico’s constantly growing fame, her parents, Claire and Chris, seem to be doing an excellent job of keeping their family life private. Very little information about Mia Talerico and her family is available for public viewing, which is a very difficult thing to achieve, given today’s technology. In fact, aside from the fact that she has now become a household name, Mia is a normal little girl who enjoys books, wagon rides, animals, dancing, and music. She also enjoys spending time with the Good Luck Charlie actors and crew members, whom she considers close friends.

We do not know what the future holds. We cannot tell whether or not Mia will choose to continue a career in acting when she gets older. But one thing is certain: Mia Talerico is an extremely adorable and talented little girl that will continue to make us laugh, squeal, and “aawww” for a very long time to come.

Fun Facts About Mia Talerico:

  • Mia Talerico’s full name is Mia Kaitlyn Talerico.
  • Mia Talerico’s favorite color is pink; in fact, her dressing room is decorated mostly in black and hot pink. Her dressing room is also full of photos of her family and friends, as well as her favorite stuffed animals and toys.
  • Mia Talerico’s favorite fruits are watermelons and berries. The crew of Good Luck Charlie makes it a point to keep some watermelons and berries available at all times because Mia loves them so much!
  • Mia Talerico won the hearts and attention of the Good Luck Charlie producers when she demonstrated a yoga pose she had learned in a Mommy and Me yoga class.