Colleen Ballinger Biography
Colleen Miranda born colleen Mae Ballinger, is an American You Tuber, comedian, actress, singer and writer. She is best known for her Internet character Miranda Sings, posting videos of the character on YouTube, performing her one-woman comedy act on tour in theaters worldwide, and creating a Netflix original television show based on the character.
Colleen Ballinger Age
The American You tuber and comedian was born on 21st November 1986 in Santa Barbara,California,United States.She’s 32 years old as of 2019.
Colleen Ballinger Height|Weight
She stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches and weighs 54 kilograms.
Colleen Ballinger Early Life|Education
Ballinger was born in Santa Barbara, California on November 21, 1986, to parents Gwendolyn Dawn (Trent) and Timothy Lee Ballinger. She has two older brothers, Christopher and Trent, and a younger sister, Rachel.
She became interested in the world of entertainment since her early life and she is of American nationality. Additionally, she belongs to a mixed ethnic background of English, German, Scottish, and Dutch.
Ballinger attended San Marcos High School. Later, she graduated from Azusa Pacific University, where she majored in vocal performance
Colleen Ballinger Nicknames
Colleen Ballinger Distinctive Features
Extensive use of ‘Haters, back off’ phrase
Curly long tresses
Colleen Ballinger Rise To Fame
After a stint at Disney in California, she starred in the popular show ‘High School Musical’ which set the pace for an acting career.
Always interested in comedy, she made up the character of Miranda Sings, an egocentric lady who is arrogant and rude despite her obvious lack of talent.
Partly based on young women she knew in college, the character was initially meant to be an inside joke within her group of friends.
Just for fun, Colleen made videos of her portraying Miranda and uploaded them on YouTube, starting from 2008.
Her channel surprisingly began getting popular, especially after a video called ‘Free Voice Lesson’ quickly became a sensation in 2009.
The video—meant as a satire of bad performers doling out unsolicited advice to others—drew sharp criticisms from those who believed it to be a serious one.
This gave Colleen an idea, and she began exaggerating the very aspects of Miranda that people hated, and posted more videos.
The audience soon grew to love to hate the narcissistic and egocentric Miranda who is also an irritable, ludicrously self-absorbed, and socially awkward character.
The rising popularity of her YouTube channel led to more opportunities for Colleen Ballinger as a comedian and she was often invited to portray Miranda in live performances.
Boosted by her growing success, Colleen started a second Miranda YouTube channel, ‘Mirandavlogz’, in which she posted videos from 2010 to 2012.
She also has a personal channel, ‘Psycho-soprano’, in which she features comedy, question and answer videos. Colleen Ballinger’s already famous career peaked at newer heights following her marriage to fellow You Tuber Joshua David Evans.
The video of his proposal has garnered more than 6 million views on YouTube and the couple’s wedding video has been watched more than 11 million times. Colleen is the recipient of several awards including Teen Choice Awards-Choice Web Star: Comedy (2015) and Streamy Award – Performance Awards: Best Actress (2015).
Colleen Ballinger Divorce|Current Fiance
Joshua David Evans (2009-2016) – Colleen was in a relationship with singer and YouTube personality Joshua David Evans.
They became famous as a YouTube couple and were featured under this title on Night line in 2015. The couple tied the knot on July 2, 2015, in California and their wedding video was viewed over 12 million times.
Their marriage could not survive long and in September 2016, the Miranda Sings star declared that they were heading for divorce.
Erik Stocklin (2017-Present) – In late 2017, Colleen started dating actor Erik Stocklin. They together have been seen on Netflix series Haters Back Off.
In June 2018, they confirmed their relationship and got engaged. Later, she got pregnant and gave birth to a child, a son named Flynn Timothy Stocklin on December 10, 2018.
Colleen Ballinger Rumors And Controversy
News regarding Ballinger’s divorce with her husband Evans came as a surprise to her longtime fans. Furthermore, she became a part of a controversy due to her then-husband’s comment regarding the marriage.
Additionally, she became part of another controversy after the Janoskians used Twitter to protest her award win for Choice Web Star: Comedy. Recently, she came to the news after Netflix canceled her show ‘Haters Back Off’.
There are no other rumors concerning her life and career.
Colleen Ballinger Baby
In June 2018, Ballinger announced she was pregnant and that she and Stocklin were engaged. In July, a gender reveal video on her YouTube shared that the baby they’re expecting is a boy.
The pair welcomed their son on December 11, 2018.
Colleen Ballinger Boyfriend Erik Stocklin
Erik Stocklin played friend and love interest Patrick on Haters Back Off. He and Ballinger were friends before their relationship shifted to a romantic one.
They’ve also navigated social media differences, as Stocklin prefers more privacy.
Colleen Ballinger Tours And Live Performances
When Miranda first took off, Ballinger got the opportunity to perform in New York City and London. Her live shows did well and she’s since toured across the United States, as well as in places like Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
Ballinger has also been able to step on stage with Broadway stars like Lin-Manuel Miranda and Sutton Foster.
In Ballinger’s 2018 “No Offense” tour, she appears as herself for half of the show, and as Miranda for the other half.
Colleen Ballinger Netflix
Ballinger and her brother Chris developed a television show to further explore Miranda and her background.
The series — called Haters Back Off, a common Miranda phrase — was commissioned by Netflix, making Ballinger the first You Tuber with a scripted series.
The eight episodes of the first season appeared on Netflix in October 2016; a second season followed in 2017. Netflix decided not to pick up the show for a third season.
Ballinger will appear on Netflix again in a Miranda Sings comedy special shot during her performance at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater in Washington, D.C., on September 15, 2018.
Colleen Ballinger Books
Sep-Helf (2015) is a collection of advice from Miranda that’s co-written by Ballinger and her brother Chris. A Miranda diary — My Diarrhe — came out in 2018. Both books landed on the New York Times bestsellers list.
Colleen Ballinger Songs
Ballinger is able to sing, an ability that helps ensure Miranda never gets a song right.
Miranda has caterwauled on the original number “Where My Baes At?” In addition, she’s produced parodies for songs such as Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies,” Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” and Nicki Minaj’s “Starships”.
A recording of four holiday classics called “Christmas With Miranda Sings” came out in 2009.
Colleen Ballinger Fans And Haters
Though Miranda has her detractors (some videos feature her reading mail from “haters”), she also has plenty of actual fans, who are known as “Mirfandas.”
Ballinger told The Verge in 2016, “I’ve received thousands of letters from kids who are a little different and a little weird, and they thank me for teaching them to be confident in who they are. That’s a great lesson Miranda teaches everyone.”
Ballinger counts herself among Miranda’s fans. In a 2014 interview, she declared, “I love Miranda. The only way I would leave her behind would be if my fans didn’t want to watch her anymore.
Certainly, I enjoy working on other projects and ambitions, but I think the only way Miranda will ever die is if my fans force me to make her die.”
Colleen Ballinger Reasons For Divorce
After the news went viral, Joshua shared that she wanted a divorce because of his mental health. He shared a sentimental video that he loved her and wanted her in his life but Colleen, on the other hand, did not feel the same way.
They felt that it would be best for both of them to move on and live their life on their own. The ex-couple were highly criticized by fans and followers for taking such step while her ex-husband needed her the most.
Nonetheless, she decided to end the more than a year old marriage and 7 years relationship and has moved on.
And now, after 2 years stating herself as single, Colleen is now set up to start her new life.
Colleen Ballinger What Makes Her So Special
As soon as Colleen’s Miranda Sings videos started becoming popular, she noticed that some people did not understand that the videos were satires.
Some viewers thought Miranda Sings was a terrible singer who despite her lack of talent was hoping for a big break.
Thus people began sending Miranda hate mail in which they told her in very unkind words how despicable she actually was.
The harsh criticisms she received made Miranda a “hero of the anti-bullying movement” as she is seemingly unaffected by the negative feedback and continues being the person she is.
Through the character of Miranda, Colleen Ballinger conveys to her young fans that it is very important for girls to be self-confident and it does not matter if they don’t dress stylishly or try to fit in with the crowd.
Colleen Ballinger Beyond Fame
The increasing popularity of the character of Miranda prompted Colleen to expand the Miranda Sings franchise.
In 2009, she released a Christmas EP titled ‘Christmas With Miranda Sings’. She also sells merchandise such as T-Shirts and mugs on her website .
Ballinger, as Miranda, has been featured in radio, television and internet interviews, has also appeared on benefit concerts and award shows.
While Colleen Ballinger is most famous for her online portrayal of Miranda Sings, she is also interested in expanding her repertoire beyond Miranda and explore other avenues of comedic performances.
Colleen Ballinger Favorite Things
Pastime – Cooking, painting, playing ukulele
Food – Chocolate chip cookies
Band – The Bird and the Bee, The Weepies
Animal – Cat
Snap chat Filter – The Dog
All-Time Favorite Animated Movie – Beauty and the Beast (1991)
World’s Favorite Person – Her dad
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Colleen Ballinger Facts
Colleen Ballinger was born November 21, 1986.
She was raised in Santa Barbara, California.
She was home schooled during middle school and then attended San Marcos High School.
She graduated in 2008 from Azusa Pacific University, where she majored in vocal performance.
She has two older brothers, Christopher and Trent, and a younger sister, Rachel.
From 2007 to 2009, Ballinger performed for Disney in California, gave private voice, movement coaching and piano lessons to children, and performed at parties and cabaret spaces.
She played Kelsi Nielsen in High School Musical at Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre in Claremont, California, in 2009.
She began to make a living by performing her live one-woman comedy act in character as Miranda Sings, in 2009.
Her Miranda Sings channel has surpassed 1.8 billion views and 10 million subscribers.
She met actor Erik Stocklin in 2016 when she cast him to play Miranda’s love interest in Haters Back Off.
The couple began dating by early 2018 and announced their engagement in June 2018.
She has a son with Erik and he was born on December 10, 2018.
In 2015, Miranda was ranked the 7th “most popular YouTube personality”, by Daily American, and one of the “Top 25 Digital Stars”, by The Hollywood Reporter.
In 2018, she appeared in season 3 of Escape the Night.
She starred as a pregnant cheerleader in Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” video.
Her character Miranda is a satire of the many YouTube videos featuring bad, but egotistical, performers who film themselves singing as a form of self-promotion, despite receiving the realistic or cruel comments of “haters”.
Colleen Ballinger Net worth
She has an estimated net worth of $30 million.
Colleen Ballinger YouTube Channel
She has a YouTube channel where she posts song parodies and other videos.
Click here and watch her videos.