Sabrina Annlynn Carpenter is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born in 1999 in Pennsylvania and was raised alongside her three older sisters.
Sabrina began posting videos on YouTube of her singing from the age of ten. She was so passionate about music that her father built a purple recording studio in a closet of their basement to fuel that passion. Carpenter also began working on television, appearing in the crime series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Goodwin Games, and the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World. The next stop was feature films such as Horns (where she starred with Daniel Radcliffe), The Hate U Give, and Royalties.
Her music career started in April of 2014, when she released a four-song EP, Can’t Blame a Girl for Trying. A year later, in April 2015, she released her debut album Eyes Wide Open, reflecting on her life over the previous three years.
In February 2016, Sabrina released the single “Smoke and Fire,” followed by another single, “On Purpose,” in July. On September 3, 2016, she announced her second studio album, EVOLution, which launched her first ever sold-out headline tour.
She also toured with The Vamps as a special guest on their UK arena tour, as well as with Ariana Grande on her Dangerous Woman tour in Brazil, before she headed out on The De-Tour, her 2017 summer headline trek. The same year, Carpenter co-wrote and released her RIAA-certified gold single, “Why,” which Billboard hailed as “highly promising of what’s to come,” and proved to be a hit on Top 40 radio.
In 2018, she finished work on her third solo album, Singular: Act I, featuring singles “Almost Love” and “Sue Me”. An album’s companion piece, Act II, was released the following year. So far this year, she issued Valentine’s Day single “Honeymoon Fades” and made her Broadway debut as Cady Heron in Mean Girls.
Carpenter hasn’t been shy about her anxiety, often addressing it in her songs and coping with it by frequently posting on her social media accounts – but avoiding the comments.
“I post something on Twitter, and then I literally jump into the ocean. My fans are like, ‘Can you please stay?’ but sometimes, I don’t want to know what they are thinking.”
In addition to all of her work, Sabrina devoted herself to various charities. She has been a celebrity ambassador for the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, with whom she visited numerous children’s hospitals across the country and even celebrated her 18th birthday by asking everyone to direct all birthday presents and wishes for her toward the foundation.
She has also been a supporter of World Cancer Day, a global initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control and CureFest, an organization whose mission is to make childhood cancer research a national priority.
We are happy to see such a young and inspiring agent of positive change. Let’s just hope she will continue to amaze us with her art as well as her social activism!