Who is Mia Talerico?
She’s one of the rare actresses who began ‘acting’ aged just 11 months, when Mia Talerico managed to win the hearts of fans playing Charlie Duncan in the family comedy “Good Luck Charlie”. The series followed the story of the Duncan family surprised by the birth of their fourth child, an adorable baby girl, Charlie. Her three siblings must care for her while their parents are at work, and teens PJ Duncan and Teddy, as well as 10-year-old Gabe, must now learn everything there is to know about babysitting.
The show aired from 2010 to 2014, and if you’re wondering what happened after that, and what Mia is doing now, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about her career and life before and after “Good Luck Charlie”.
Early life, family, and education
Mia Talerico is a native of Santa Barbara, California USA, and was born under the zodiac sign of Virgo on 17 September 2008, which makes her aged 14 as of June 2023. She holds American nationality, comes from a family of Caucasian descent, and was raised by her parents, Claire and Chris, and is their only child, although some reports claimed that Mia has a younger sister named Aubrey. In one of her interviews, Mia shared that she got her name because she was two weeks late, and so her parents jokingly said that she was ‘Missing In Action’.
When it comes to Mia’s educational background, she’s still a high school student.
As mentioned, Mia’s acting debut was her portrayal of Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Duncan in the series “Good Luck Charlie”. From 2010 through 2014, she was seen in all 98 episodes of this show starring with Bridgit Mendler, Bradley Steven Perry and Leigh-Allyn Baker, and which had 26 award nominations, including three for Primetime Emmys, and six wins.
Phil Baker, the co-creator of “Good Luck Charlie” said that they would talk to Mia’s mom, Claire, to know what Mia likes and does, so they could incorporate that into the story. For example, Mia’s favorite color is pink, so her character also liked this color.
Three years later, she reprised her role as Charlie in the 2011 TV movie “Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas!”, and then was seen as Charlie in an episode of the series “Jessie” in 2013.
Excited to film Shadow Theory! First creepy role for Mia and she's ready to scare pic.twitter.com/Zu2FrTpCb3
— Mia Talerico (@miatalerico101) May 21, 2015
Mia was then cast to play Kathryn in the 2015 short horror movie “Shadow Theory”, also starring Matt Mercer and Christine Sclafani, which although having no nominations was rated 8.1/10 by the audience.
Two years later, Mia was seen as Larissa McAdams in another short movie, “Photographic Memory”, which followed the story of a woman who after a car accident suffers a brain injury that somehow reverses her Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and she now uses this ability to find her missing daughter. The movie, also starring Dominique Swain and Macleish Day, had seven award wins and five other nominations.
From 2018 through 2022, Mia portrayed Paige Rogge in the series “Mani”, a comedy created by and starring Lawrence Wayne Curry, which followed the story of an unconventional nanny, an African-American male, namely Mani, who was hired to take care of White girl named Sky, and the two form an unlikely bond. Mani helps Sky and her friends to learn important life lessons, such as how to nail the perfect ‘dude handshake’.
Most recently, Mia was seen as Molly in a 2023 episode of the series “Conrad”.
What is she doing now?
Besides her high school studies, Mia is still auditioning, and is waiting for a role that suits her. Mia’s fans can keep track of her career and life through her social media accounts, such as Instagram and Twitter, which are managed by her mother.
Mia’s Instagram has been followed by over 1.2 million people, while her Twitter has gained more than 85,000 followers. She also has a TikTok profile, which has been followed by nearly 2,000 people, also run by her mother, although only one video has been posted.
Interesting facts about Mia Talerico
Mia is a blonde with blue eyes and is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall.
She is into traveling, and if she could choose a destination, it would be the Bahamas.
Mia’s favorite food is shrimp scampi, and her favorite dessert is Crème Brûlée.
In her spare time, Mia likes to watch TikTok or just chill, but she also likes swimming, surfing, riding a bicycle, and painting.
She’s an animal lover and has a pet guinea pig named Inky.
Mia likes watching TV and movies, and her favorite TV series is “Stranger Things”. When it comes to movies, her favorites are “Ghostbusters: Afterlife”, so you probably assumed that her favorite actor is Finn Wolfhard, but Mia’s idol when it comes to acting, is Zendaya.
She likes to listen to music, and her favorite musicians are Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, and the Jonas Brothers. Mia likes to dance and she has been practicing dances since she was eight years old, and has even participated in some local dance competitions.
One of her favorite hobbies is reading books – Mia’s favorites are “We Are All Made of Molecules” by Susin Nielsen and “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green.
How rich is Mia Talerico? Net worth
She began her acting career as a baby, and although many say that it wasn’t hard to play the role at that age (evil tongues say that she was only meant to be what she really was – a toddler), one thing must be admitted – she’s the one who got the role among dozens of other babies, so it is possible that the casting directors saw something special in Mia. One way or another, Mia plans to continue her acting career, and dreams of starring roles.
Thanks to her previous work, Mia has earned a sizeable fortune for someone of her age. According to sources, as of June 2023, this young actress has a net worth estimated at over $1.5 million.