Chyna Ann McClain
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Full Name
Chyna Ann McClain
August 25, 1998 (age 16)
Actress, singer-songwriter,
Years Active
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Chyna Ann McClain (born August 25, 1998) is an American singer, songwriter, teen actress, dancer, and musician. Her father and mother are singer producers. She has two sisters, Sierra and Lauryn, forming the group McClain Sisters. As of August 2011, China has amassed more than $600,000 throughout her career. China's career began in 2005 when she was seven years old acting in the movie The Gospel. However, she became nationally known after 2007, when she joined the cast of the series Tyler Perry's House of Payne as Jazmine Payne, and internationally as Chyna Parks, the star of the Disney Channel television series A.N.T. Farm. In 2017, she portrayed Uma, daughter of Ursula in the Disney Channel Original Movie Descendants 2. She portrays Gabby Harrison in How to Build a Better Boy.

Disney released the soundtrack of the television series ANT Farm on October 11, 2011. McClain sings six songs and two solos with her sisters on the soundtrack, which debuted in the Billboard 200 at number 29 with 14,000 copies sold in its first week. The release containing the hit song Calling All the Monsters that reached the eighty-sixth spot on the Billboard Hot 100. There are plans to release an album with her siblings in early 2013 published by Hollywood Records under the moniker The McClain Sisters.



205Early work Edit

McClain was discovered in year 2005 by a music executive who heard her sing and encouraged director Rob Hardy to audition her for his 2005 feature film The Gospel alongside Boris Kodjoe and Idris Elba. Her role caught the attention of Tyler Perry, who cast her as Jazmine Payne in the television series Tyler Perry's House of Payne.

She appears in the movie Daddy's Little Girls as a little girl named China. In this film, her sisters Sierra and Lauryn play her older sisters. McClain appeared and guest starred on various other shows and movies such as Hannah Montana, NCIS and the 2009 film Hurricane Season. She then appeared in the movie Grown Ups as Charlotte McKenzie. In the same year, she landed a recurring role as Kiara on Jonas L.A. and was featured on the soundtrack, singing "Your Biggest Fan" with Nick Jonas.

2011-present: A.N.T. Farm and music careerEdit


McClain appeared on the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place in 2011 as Tina in the three-part episode "Wizards vs. Angels". She plays an angel. In 2011, McClain was cast as the lead role in the Disney Channel series A.N.T. Farm along with Sierra McCormick, Jake Short, Carlon Jeffery and Stefanie Scott. For the show, McClain recorded a cover of Taio Cruz's "Dynamite" and also sang the series theme song, "Exceptional". A music video premiered for "Dynamite" on July 23, 2011 on Disney Channel. After less than a week, more than 1 million views on were reported. She also appeared in an episode of PrankStars.

As of June 14, 2011, McClain and her sisters were signed with Hollywood Records. Their debut album was released in the fall of 2012.

In 2012, she appeared in an episode of So Random, where she appeared in skits and sang. In 2014, she was cast as Gabby Harrison in a Disney Channel original movie How to Build a Better Boy.


Year Film Role Notes
2005 The Gospel Alexis Film debut
2006 Madea's Family Reunion Tamara
2007 A Dennis the Menace Christmas Margaret Direct-to-video movie
Daddy's Little Girls China James
2008 Six Blocks Wide Neighbor #8
2009 Jack and Janet Save the Planet Janet TV movie
2010 Hurricane Season Alana Collins Direct-to-video movie
Grown Ups Charlotte McKenzie
2013 Grown Ups 2 Charlotte McKenzie 2014 How to Build a Better Boy Gabby Harrison Disney Channel Original Movie
2017 Descendants 2 Uma Main Antagonist
Year Film Role Notes
2006–2012 Tyler Perry's House of Payne Jazmine Payne (Seasons 1–6, Season 7 recurring)
2008 Jimmy Kimmel Live! Natasha Obama TV series (uncredited)
2009 Hannah Montana Isabel Episode: "Welcome to the Bungle"
NCIS Kayla Vance Episode: "Knockout"
2010 Jonas L.A. Kiara Tyshana 3 episodes
2011 Wizards of Waverly Place Tina (good Angel) Episode: "Wizards vs Angels"
2011–2014 A.N.T. Farm Chyna Parks Lead role; Disney Channel Original Series
2011 PrankStars Herself Episode: "Game Showed Up"
2012 So Random! Herself Musical Guest
2013 Doc McStuffins Tisha McStuffins Episode: "Chilly Gets Chilly/Through The Reading Glasses"
2014 Sing Your Face Off Herself Contestant
2014 R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Sam Covington Episode: "Argh V"
2015 Bones Kathryn Walling Episode: "The Lost In The Found"
2015 VeggieTales in the House Jenna Chive Voice Role, Episode: Jenna Chive Live
2015-2016 Descendants: Wicked World Freddie Facilier Main Voice Role (Season 1)
2016 The Night Shift Lauren Episode: "Unexpected"
2017 K.C. Undercover Sheena Episodes: "Coopers on the Run" and "Welcome to the Jungle"
2018 Tyler Perry's The Paynes Jazmine Payne Recurring Role
2018 Black Lightning Jennifer Pierce Main Role


Further information: McClain Sisters===Soundtrack albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions




US Kids


A.N.T. Farm
  • Released: October 11, 2011
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Walt Disney
29 2 1


List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album






"Dynamite" 2011 A.N.T. Farm
"Calling All the Monsters" 86 89 119

Other appearancesEdit

Song Year Other(s) artist(s) Album
"Your Biggest Fan" 2009 Nick Jonas Jonas L.A.
"I Got My Scream On" 2012 N/A Make Your Mark: Ultimate Playlist
"How Do I Get There from Here" N/A

Music videosEdit

Year Songs Notes
2011 "Dynamite" Music Video Premiered on Disney Channel
"Calling All the Monsters"


Year Award Cateogry Work Result
2011 NAMIC Vision Awards[19] Best Performance - Actress of Comedy Jazmine Payne by Tyler Perry's House of Payne Won
2011 Teen Icon Awards[19] Icon To Tomorrow A.N.T. Farm Nominated

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