Lalaine or Lalaine Vergara-Paras (born 3 June 1987 in Burbank, California) is a young American actress. Lalaine grew up, and currently lives in Los Angeles, California. A proud Filipino-American, she is of a Spanish-Filipino descent. In addition to being Filipino and Hispanic, she has Chinese ancestry.
Lalaine is normally credited by her first name only. She is commonly known for playing "Miranda Isabella Sanchez" on Disney Channel's highly-rated show, Lizzie McGuire, alongside Hilary Duff.
Lalaine's road to stardom began when she was she was hanging out with Nikki Alberto and she found a job at the Broadway production of Les Miserables. In it, she played Cosette.
When Lalaine returned to California, she acted in several television commercials, including some of those for Microsoft and Burger King. She also participated in a theater play in her home state, called Brundibar.
Lalaine's voice has been used for many movies, including Inspector Gadget and Lolita. She also played orphan "Kate" in the Disney Channel version of the movie Annie. She starred alongside AJ Trauth in the Disney Channel original movie You Wish as "Abby". Lalaine also portrayed "Chloe", a young Slayer-In-Training who commits suicide, on the hit TV-Series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
In addition to her acting career, Lalaine is involved in many charity events, such as the AIDS benefit concert and *NSYNC's challenge for the youth.
In 2003, Lalaine released her independent album, "Lalaine: Inside Story". Lalaine wrote six songs on the album herself, including "Life is good","Can't Stop", and "Save Myself". She has been working with Radio Disney, performing her songs all over Southern California, and went to Hawaii with Disney's Imagineers. For six months Lalaine's song "You Wish", written for the movie of the same name, was in the Top 30 Radio Disney songs.She has signed a records deal with Reprise records.Her new single is "Im not your girl"The video can be watched at aol music/yahoo launch.
Lalaine was also one of VO5's "Red Hot Rising Stars"