Chelsea Kane is an American singer and actress – known widely as Stella Malone in Disney Channel’s “JONAS” – who is famous for portraying Riley in the Freeform series “Baby Daddy.”
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
The multifaceted entertainer was born Chelsea Kane Staub under the Virgo zodiac sign on 15 September 1988, in Arizona, USA, which makes her 33 years old as of 2021. She was the only child by her mother Becky Staub, who was a flamenco dancer, and her husband, John Staub, who was previously a trapeze artist. Chels, as her family and close friends call her, is of English, German and Irish roots.
Kane joined a local primary school in Phoenix, then the Scottsdale-based Saguaro High School. She later moved to Los Angeles and became a participant in the Valley Youth Theater.
Kane made her debut in 2001 when she featured in the short film “Failure of Pamela Salt.” She was seen next in the direct-to-video film “Arizona Summer”, before playing Meredith in the family musical theatrical movie “Bratz,” which aired in 2007 and stars Janel Parrish and Skyler Shaye – however, the film received many negative reviews. In the following year, Kane portrayed Stephanie in the adventure comedy “Minutemen” before she played her first starring role in 2009’s “Zac Efron’s Pool Party.”
In 2010, she appeared as Alexis in the Michael Grossman-directed comedy “Star Struck” alongside Danielle Campbell, Maggie Castle, and Sterling Knight, who assumed the starring roles.
2013 saw Chelsea appear in the musical comedy “Lovestruck: The Musical”, and in the thriller “Category 5” in the year that followed. Some of her recent film roles are in 2014’s mystery thriller “Lighthouse” and “American Girl Dolls: The Action Movie with Anna Chlumsky” in 2015. She was also recently seen in 2018’s romantic drama film “A Christmas for the Books”
TV Series Appearances
Chelsea appeared in 2004’s “Cracking Up” assuming a guest role of Nora Jones before she featured in the “Grandmaster of the Wolfhunt” episode of “Listen Up!” as a Young Girl in the same year.
2008 was one of her busiest years; she appeared in several TV shows such as “Wizards of Waverly Place” (as Kari), “The Bill Engvall Show” sitcom as Erica, “Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream,” and also in five episodes of “Disney Channel Games.”
In 2011, Kane played the starring role of Annie alongside Minni Jo and Justin Jeso in “The Homes,” which follows the story of Stella, a teenager who relocates to Pittsburgh and meets with a neighbour who is the lead vocalist of his band. She next played the role of Tara Richards in the Teen Choice Award-nominated (30 nominations) sports drama “One Tree Hill,” which saw her make her career breakthrough. She also voiced Bea in close to 90 episodes of the animated series “Fish Hooks” until 2014.
Between 2012-2017, she played the protagonist role of Riley in the acclaimed family drama “Baby Daddy” together with Melissa Peterman, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, and Derek Theler. The series bagged several People’s Choice Awards and was also nominated for several others. She is also credited with voicing several characters in more than 20 episodes of the animated action “Hot Streets” (2016-2019). In 2020, she was seen in four episodes of “The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia,” in which she portrayed Ava. In the same year, she lent her voice to Loy (main character) in “Archibald’s Next Big Thing.” Jane recently voiced Rose in “DC Super Hero Girls” in its episode “#Dinner For Five” in 2020.
Kane is famous for voicing Enthusiastic Occultist and Little Public Defender in the video game “Accounting+” in 2017. She also wrote and sang the songs “It’s All About Me” and “Fabulous” in the film “Bratz”, and also performed several other songs in the film “Lovestruck: The Musical.”
Moreover, she is known for appearing in several documentary series including “Disney 365” and “My Super Sweet 16.” Additionally, she was seen in a few TV specials such as “79th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade,” “The Look for Less,” and in “The Teen Choice Awards 2009.” She’s also participated in “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Night Time Show,” and in “The Ellen DeGeneres” talk shows.
Chelsea’s contribution to “Jonas L.A.” saw her nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the category of Choice TV Breakout Star in 2009.
She also received the same award nomination in the Summer TV Star category both in 2012 and 2013 for her role in “Baby Daddy.”
Social Media Presence
Chelsea has amassed a wide following on social media; she has about 600,000 Instagram followers and is active on Twitter with more than 800,000 followers.
Moreover, she uses her Facebook fame to update her followers about her upcoming career endeavours – she has around 400,000 fans.
Chelsea is open about her romantic life and has confirmed to have dated several notable personalities. She had an affair with Steve R. McQueen, widely-known for his role of Jeremy Gilbert in the “Vampire Diaries” for a year in 2008. According to sources, they met during the auditions of “Wizards of Waverly Place” but broke up due to incorrigible differences shortly afterward.
In 2010, rumors emerged that she was dating the “Lovebug” singer, Joe Jonas. The duo met during the shooting of the “JONAS” Disney show in October 2010, however, they parted ways for unknown reasons a few months later. In the same year, she began seeing actor and writer Jake Johnson, famous for starring in “New Girl,” but parted ways after just a month.
Chelsea was also romantically involved with The Summer Set band’s vocalist, Brian Dales, whom she met in 2010 through a mutual friend, as he told Shine On Media during an interview; the two lovebirds had been friends since they were in middle school. Dales had expressed his affection by writing a song for her (its title matched her name) and even invited her to appear in his music video.
After she broke up with Dales, Chelsea fell in love with Stephen Colletti, who appeared in the ninth season of “One Tree Hill”, and unlike her other relationships, this lasted for more than two years. The two met on a blind date that had been organized by her manager, and she revealed that Colletti ‘…is pretty cute and a perfect guy. We’ve been having fun together’ during an interview with Access Online, when she was asked how she felt about him.
The duo preferred keeping their private life away from the limelight, but separated in 2013.
Before she dated “The Young and the Restless” star Peter Porte in 2015, Kane was in a relationship with Derek Theler who is famous for appearing in “Baby Daddy.” She is known for her ‘short-term dating’ history and both of her last relationships were short-lived. She is currently unmarried and doesn’t have children.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Chelsea is 5ft 7ins (1.7 m) tall and weighs approximately 120lbs (54kgs), with vital statistics of 32A-23-33. She wears shoe size 7 (US) and dress size 2 (US).
Jane has amassed a small fortune and created a name for herself through her acting career and her music albums. Sources estimate that as of late 2021, she is worth close to $4 million.