China Anne McClain Biography
China Anne McClain, born August 25, 1998, is a popular American singer and actress. She is best known for her singing in Calling All the Monsters and Dynamite, as well as her roles in Tyler Perry’s House of Payne as Jazmine Payne and Disney Channel’s A.N.T. Farm as Chyna Parks.
|Real Name:||China Anne McClain|
|Date of Birth:||August 25, 1998|
|Place of Birth:||Decatur, Georgia, USA|
|Occupation:||Acting and Singing|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
Early Life and Education
China Anne McClain was born on August 25, 1998. She was born and raised in a well-established Christian family in Decatur, Georgia, USA. She is of American nationality and follows the Christian faith.
She finished her primary and secondary education at Oak Park High School in Decatur, Georgia, USA.
She later enrolled at a local university in Georgia, the United States, where she earned her bachelor’s degree. She was more interested in extracurricular activities than in school from the beginning of her childhood.
China Anne McClain comes from a family of artists. Michael McClain, her father, is a music producer, vocalist, writer, and sound engineer.
His first production was on Beyonce’s younger sister, Solange Knowles Solo Star CD – track no.16 entitled Sky Away. Shontell McClain is China Anne’s mother who is also a singer and songwriter.
China Anne, along with her two sisters, Sierra and Lauryn, formed the singing group “3mcclaingirls.” They finished their first song, “Silly Games,” which was produced by their father’s production company, Gabesworld Music, and co-produced by Larry Nix. Their mother also wrote and co-produced the song.
Gabriel, China Anne’s younger brother, can act, sing, dance, and do handstands with ease! GabesWorld Music, the family’s music production company, is named after Gabriel.
China Anne’s career started in 2005 when she performed a song from ‘Spy Kids 2’ as Ian Burke, a family friend visited them in their house for a dinner.
Ian was stunned and he made a phone call to a director named Rob Hardy who was searching for a young girl who could sing and act to play Alexis in his upcoming film, The Gospel.
China Anne had her 1st audition with Rob Hardy and discovered months later that she was chosen to play the character, Alexis thus making her movie debut at just seven years old.
China Anne’s sisters, Sierra Aylina McClain and Lauryn Alisa McClain, also appeared in the Children’s Gospel Choir scene of the movie.
Since filming The Gospel, China Anne has continued to audition for casting directors in Georgia, North Carolina, Illinois and California.
Tyler Perry was drawn to the role and cast her in the TV series ‘Tyler Perry’s House of Payne’ without hesitation.
She appeared in a park scene playing with a dog and in an after school scene of the film, Madea’s Family Reunion. She was also interviewed by Jacque Reid at BET on the red carpet at The Gospel premiere in Atlanta, Georgia.
In the next few years. China garnered guest roles in popular TV shows like ‘NCIS’ and ‘Hannah Montana’ before featuring in the Adam Sandler blockbuster, ‘Grown-Ups‘; and the 2010 Forest Whitaker starrer, ‘Hurricane Season‘.
China’s music prowess is what semms to have activated her her acting and overall entertainment career. In 2011, China McClain took on the lead role of Chyna Parks in the Disney Channel series, ‘A.N.T Farm‘.
Besides singing the series theme song, she also recorded a cover of Taio Cruz’s ‘Dynamite’. The song peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s ‘Kid Digital Songs’ chart and the soundtrack album for ‘A.N.T. Farm’ peaked at No. 29 on ‘Billboard 200’, redefining the common perception and establishing McClain as a singer to reckon with.
In the same year, ‘McClain Sisters’, the band she had co-founded with her sisters way back in 2004, got a big break when Hollywood Records signed them up. The trio released their first solo single under the Hollywood Records label in 2012.
The song, titled ‘Go‘, was well-received by the critics, who compared the McClain Sisters’ evocative vocals to the likes of Rihanna and Jonas Brothers – a staggering achievement considering that they were adolescents at the beginning of their music career.
China McClain Movies
- Hurricane Season (2009)
- Grown Ups (2010)
- Daddy’s Little Girls (2007)
- Grown Ups 2 (2013)
- Hubie Halloween (2020)
- Madea’s Family Reunion (2006)
China McClain Songs
- Calling All the Monsters
- What’s My Name
- Young Guns
China McClain has won many awards considering her roles in acting which include:
- Best Performance – Actress of Comedy: NAMIC Vision Awards 2011
- Best Performance – Actress of Comedy: NAMIC Vision Awards 2014
- Outstanding Performance by a Youth: NAACP Image Awards 2014
China Anne McClain’s marital status is single. Currently, information about her relationship is yet to be ascertained and also, there is no insight into any of her past relationships.
Lauryn and China launched a YouTube channel in 2014, where they posted singing videos, challenges, tags, and Q&As.
Sierra appeared in several videos on the channel. The channel has approximately 701,000 subscribers and 29 million views as of August 2020. The channel has since been renamed Thriii.
She lived in Los Angeles as of 2011. McClain attributes her greatest influences to her parents as well as American music star, Beyonce Knowles.
China Anne McClain Net Worth
As of 2022, China Anne McClain’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million. Her net worth is accummulated through her singing and acting career.