Alyson Renae Michalka (born March 25, 1989), often credited as Aly, is an American actress, singer-songwriter, musician and dancer, presently starring as Marti Perkins in the CW television series Hellcats.
She was known for her roles as Keely Teslow in the Disney Channel original series Phil of the Future, Charlotte Barnes in the feature film Bandslam, Taylor Callum in the Disney Channel Original Movie Cow Belles. She is also known as one-half of the musical duo 78violet (formerly Aly & AJ) with her sister Amanda Michalka. She was born in Torrance, California and grew up in Seattle, Washington and Southern California with her sister Amanda Michalka. Her father, Mark, owns a contracting company, and her mother, Carrie, is a musician and performed with JC Band, a Christian band. Michalka has been playing the piano since she was five and started playing the guitar at the age of thirteen. She started acting when she was five years old, mostly in church play productions. She was raised as a Christian and continues to practice the faith.
Michalka's acting debut came when she was cast in the role of Keely Teslow on the Disney Channel Original Series, Phil of the Future. She has also