I say two words and you guys scream, and those words are "Sabrina Carpenter."

Sabrina Annlynn Carpenter[1] (born May 11, 1999) is an American singer and actress, who stars as rebellious and beautiful Maya Hart, the best friend of Riley Matthews (portrayed by Rowan Blanchard) in the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World which debuted on June 27, 2014. She is a singer/songwriter that is signed to Hollywood Records.



Carpenter placed third in a singing contest run by Miley Cyrus' website. 

Carpenter booked her first acting role in December 2010, a guest role on NBC drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She played a young rape victim interviewed by one of the show's characters, Detective Elliot Stabler (portrayed by Christopher Meloni). Around the same time, she performed live on the Chinese television station Hunan Broadcasting System for the Gold Mango Audience festival. She performed "Something's Got a Hold on Me" from the 1963 Etta James album, in the style of Christina Aguilera from the movie Burlesque.

Less than two years later, Carpenter booked a series recurring role on Fox's The Goodwin Games as Young Chloe, a series regular role on Disney Channel pilot Gulliver Quinn, and ABC pilot The Unprofessional. She was a lead dancer in Just Dance Kids 2. Her first lead role in a greenlit series is as the rebellious Maya Hart in the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World; the series is based off of Boy Meets World. Carpenter plays Young Merrin in the 2013 film Horns, starring Daniel Radcliffe as Ig Perrish and Juno Temple as Merrin Williams.

Carpenter announced in September 2013 that she will be working on a new film titled "To Find A Monster".

Carpenter performed "Smile" for the album "Disney Fairies: Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust." The song charted on Radio Disney. Her singing is also on the Sofia the First soundtrack. She is signed to Hollywood Records. She released her album Eyes Wide Open. She is working on her 2nd album. One of the singles is "Smoke and Fire". Sabrina also sings in Girl Meets World sometimes.

Carpenter also brought out "On Purpose" in July 2016. She also announced her EVOLution world tour in September 2016. Her 2nd album is titled EVOLution, came out on October 14th. She's currently on a radio tour to promote her new single, "Thumbs".

Personal Life

Carpenter's parents are Elizabeth and David Carpenter. She has an older sister, Sarah, who appears along side her in Girl Meets World. Her eldest sister, Shannon, studies dance. She loves to sing. Sabrina dated Good Luck Charlie and Mighty Med star Bradley Steven Perry in 2014 to 2015.


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Paula Episode: "Possessed"
2012 Gulliver Quinn Iris TV film
2012 The Unprofessional Harper TV film
2012 Noobz Brittney Film
2012 Orange is the New Black Jessica Wedge Episode: "Fucksgiving"
2012 to 2013 The Goodwin Games Young Chloe Goodwin Episodes: "Pilot," "Small Town," "The Birds of Granby," "Hamletta," "Welcome Home, Goodwins"2013
2013 Sofia the First Princess Vivian (voice) "The Shy Princess" (Season 1, Episode 6)

"Blue Ribbon Bunny" (Season 1, Episode 7)
"Enchanted Science Fair" (Season 2, Episode 6)
"Scrambled Pets" (Season 2, Episode 15)

2013 Horns Young Merrin Film
2013 Austin & Ally Lucy Gluckman Episode: "Moon Week & Mentors"
2014-2017 Girl Meets World Maya Hart
(May Clutterbucket; Episode: "Girl Meets 1961" only)
Main role
2015 Wander Over Yonder


Melodie (voice) Episode: "The Legend"[3]
2016 Adventures In Babysitting Jenny (main role) Disney Channel Original Movie
2017 Milo Murphy's Law Melissa Chase (voice) Regular role
2018 So Close Jessica (Regular role) Failed TV Pilot
2019 The Short History of The Long Road Nola (Lead Role) Film


Promotional singles

Title Year Album
"Fall Apart" 2011 N/A
"Make You Feel My Love"
(with Nathaniel Hawk and Cameron Hawk)
"Safe & Sound" 2012 N/A
"I'll Be Home for Christmas"
(with Ali Brustofski and Danielle Lowe)
"Can't Blame a Girl for Trying" 2014 Can't Blame a Girl for Trying (EP)
"The Middle of Starting Over" Can't Blame a Girl for Trying (EP)
"White Flag" Can't Blame a Girl for Trying (EP)[2]
"Silver Nights" Can't Blame a Girl for Trying (EP)
"We'll Be The Stars" 2015 Eyes Wide Open
"Smoke and Fire" 2016 N/A
"On Purpose" EVOLution
"Thumbs" EVOLution
"All We Have Is Love"


"Run and Hide"


"Alien" 2017 N/A
"Almost Love" 2018 Singular: Act 1

Singular: Act 1

"Bad Time"

Singular: Act 1

"Sue Me"

Singular: Act 1

Other appearances

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"All You Need" 2013 Ariel Winter Sofia the First
"Smile" N/A Disney Fairies: Faith, Trust And Pixie Dust
"It's Finally Christmas" N/A Holidays Unwrapped


  • in addition to singing the GMW theme song (with Rowan Blanchard) "Take On The World," she also sings the theme song for the series Andi Mack, "Tomorrow Starts Today."
  • She has three studio albums, "Eyes Wide Open", "EVOLution" and "Singular: Act 1".
  • Her best friend on and off the set of Girl Meets World is Rowan Blanchard.
  • She guest starred on the Disney show Austin & Ally.
  • Her biggest inspirations are Adele and Christina Aguilera.[4]
  • She has two sisters, Shannon and Sarah and a half sister Cayla.
  • Sarah, her older sister, plays "Sarah Carpenter (character)", a background student in many episodes of GMW.
  • Her aunt is noted voice performer Nancy Cartwright, who has also worked with Disney, but is primarily known for her role as Bart Simpson.
  • Her debut studio album "Eyes Wide Open" was released on April 14, 2015.
  • Like Maya, Sabrina also had a pet named Ginger, but he was a cat, not a ferret.
  • Although her character Maya has been nicknamed "Peaches" by Riley, in real life Sabrina is allergic to peaches, as well as apples.
  • She and GMW co-stars, Corey Fogelmanis and August Maturo, were cast as the Darling siblings in a Christmas panto "Peter Pan and Tinkerbell: A Pirates Christmas" for the 2015 Christmas season.
  • She released her single "On Purpose" on July 29th, 2016.
  • Her musical inspirations are The Beatles, Hozier, Bruno and Adele.
  • She never attended high school.[5]
  • She dated Good Luck Charlie and Mighty Med star, Bradley Steven Perry from 2014 to 2015.
  • She was a guest judge on Season 15 of Project Runway.
  • Her EVOLution tour started on October 18, 2016.[6]
  • She and her sister, Sarah, can perform Anna Kendrick's "When I'm Gone," with plastic cups. [7]
  • Her tour ended on December 13, 2016. There was a rescheduled show that took place on December 19.
  • In May of 2017, Sabrina was a special guest on the Vamps UK tour.
  • Her music video for her single, Thumbs, was released on February 10th, 2017.
  • She was cast as "Jessica," a supporting role in So Close, a failed NBC comedic pilot for 2018 which filmed on April 11, 2018.
  • She released her single Alien in late March 2018.


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