At only fourteen years old, actress, singer, and budding fashionista G Hannelius has become one of the most watched young actresses in the business today. Hannelius can currently be seen starring on The Disney Channel’s hit original series, “Dog with a Blog.” The series follows step-siblings Avery Jennings [Hannelius] and Tyler James [Blake Michael] who discover that their new dog Stan, can talk. Only Avery, Tyler, and their sister Chloe know that their dog can talk, and unbeknownst to the family, Stan also has a blog which he uses to discuss the happenings in the Jennings-James household. The show premiered in October 2012, and was watched by 4.5 million viewers. In February 2013, it was picked up for a second season.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Maine, Hannelius always had a love for entertaining, even at a very young age. She got her start in acting by participating in local theatre productions, landing the starring role as Madeline when she was eight years old in “Madeline’s Rescue” and Jenny in “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.” Realizing their daughters love for performing, Hannelius’ mom and dad made the decision to come out to Los Angeles for pilot season in what may have been the worst time in history to try and break into the entertainment business; during the 2008 Writers Guild of America strike. Upon arrival, despite the current conditions of the industry Hannelius started to book projects immediately. Her first real job, was a commercial for the Aquarium of the Pacific. Soon after the commercial launched, she booked a series regular role on the Bob Saget series “Surviving Suburbia” for ABC, filming 13 episodes in 2009.
Although “Surviving Suburbia” only lasted one season, 2009 would prove to be a very busy year for Hannelius. After the series wrapped, she was discovered by a Disney Channel executive who caught Hannelius on the Aquarium of the Pacific commercial, and sought her out for several projects in production over at Disney. Throughout the rest of 2009 to 2012, she landed roles on Disney Channel hit series including “Sonny with a Chance,” “Hannah Montana,” “I’m in the Band,” and “Good Luck Charlie,” in addition to her role in the Disney Channel Original Movie, “Den Brother” and Disney Channel’s “Leo Little’s Big Show.” She also has lent her voice to several films over the last few years, working on Disney’s “Treasure Buddies,” and “Spooky Buddies,” as the fun-loving golden retriever, Rosebud, and “The Search for Santa Paws,” and “Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups” also Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.
In her free time, Hannelius enjoys playing the piano, singing, poetry, fencing, horseback riding, ballet, juggling and acrobatics. She is also an active supporter of A Window Between Worlds, a nonprofit organization dedicated to using art to help end domestic violence. She has been supporting the organization for four years.