Lisa J. Mails Elementary School Dorothy McElhinney Middle School
Actress, Singer, Songwriter
Pop, Pop rock, Teen pop
2015 – Present
Olivia Rodrigo is an American Actress Singer, and Songwriter. She was born on February 20, 2003, and her birthplace is Temecula, California, United States. Her height is about 5′ 4”. Her mother is of German and Irish descent and her father is of Filipino descent. She is known for her roles as Nini Salazar-Roberts on the Disney Show ”High School Musical – The Series”. Recently she has signed with Interscope and Geffen Records in 2020 and released her debut single “Drivers License” in January 2021. Olivia Rodrigo’s real name is Olivia Isabel Rodrigo.
Rodrigo began taking acting and singing classes at age six and started acting in theater productions at Lisa J. Mails Elementary School and Dorothy McElhinney Middle School, later moved to Los Angeles when she landed her role on Bizaardvark.
Rodrigo first appeared onscreen in an Old Navy commercial.
Shortly after in 2015, she made her acting debut portraying the lead role of Grace Thomas in the direct-to-video film An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success.
In February 2019, she was cast in the starring role of Nini Salazar-Roberts on the Disney+ series High School Musical The Series and for the show’s soundtrack, Rodrigo wrote “All I Want” and co-wrote “Just for a Moment” with co-star Joshua Bassett.
Olivia appears in New Girl season 6, episode 18 ‘Young Adult’, Jess is worried about not being a cool principal and Olivia plays the role of Terrinea, one of the students at her school
On January 8, 2021, she released her debut single, ”Drivers License”, which she co-wrote with producer Dan Nigro.
Within the week of its release, “Drivers License” was critically acclaimed and broke Spotify’s record twice for most daily streams ever for a non-holiday song with over 15.7 million global streams on January 11, and over 17 million global streams the next day.
The song debuted at number one on Billboard Hot 100 and also reached number-one chart positions in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, and the United Kingdom.
On April 1, 2021, Rodrigo released her follow-up single, “Deja Vu”, which debuted at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 making her the first artist to debut their first two releases in the top 10 of the Hot 100.
The third single preceding her debut album, “Good 4 U”, followed on May 14, 2021, and became her second single to debut at number one on the Hot 100.
Her debut studio album ”Sour” was released on May 21, 2021, to critical acclaim.
She has called Taylor Swift and Lorde her idols and main musical inspirations and also described herself as Swift’s biggest fan “in the whole world”.