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Genevieve Hannelius
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Hannelius in 2014
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Born Genevieve Knight Hannelius
(1998-12-22) December 22, 1998 (age 25)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Education Sierra Canyon School, Sarah Lawrence College
  • Actress
  • singer
YouTube information
Years active 2006–present (acting)
2020–2022; 2024-present (YouTube)
Subscribers 333,000
Total views 11,079,574
Subscriber and view counts updated as of July 8, 2023.

Genevieve Knight Hannelius (born December 22, 1998) is an American actress, singer, and YouTube personality who made her acting debut starring as Courtney Patterson on the ABC series Surviving Suburbia (2009). She had recurring roles on the Disney Channel series Sonny with a Chance (2009–2010) and Good Luck Charlie (2010–2011), and soon received recognition for her role as Avery Jennings in the Disney Channel sitcom Dog with a Blog (2012–2015). She has also voiced Rosebud in the Air Buddies film series (2011–2013), for which she won a Young Artist Award in 2012 and starred as Christa Carlyle in the crime series American Vandal (2017).

Early life

Hannelius was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Eric and Karla (née Knight) Hannelius. Her father is Swedish. She moved to Yarmouth, Maine at age three, and then moved to Los Angeles at the age of nine with her family to pursue acting. She is an alumna of the Los Angeles-based Young Actor's Studio. She graduated from Sierra Canyon School in May 2017. In January 2022, Hannelius moved to New York City, New York.

Acting career

As a child, Hannelius had roles in theater, which include playing Madeline in the Children's Theater of Maine's production of Madeline's Rescue in summer 2006 and Jenny in Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing with Children's Theatre of Maine and Maine State Music Theater. She began acting portraying Courtney Patterson on the sitcom Surviving Suburbia, playing the daughter of Bob Saget's character.

Hannelius at the Hannah Montana: The Movie premiere in 2009

Hannelius had a recurring role on Sonny with a Chance, a Disney Channel original series as Dakota Condor, a guest role on Hannah Montana as a fan named Tiffany and a recurring role on Good Luck Charlie as Jo Keener. She also played Emily Pearson in the Disney Channel original film Den Brother in 2010. and voiced the character Rosebud in Spooky Buddies, for which she won a Young Artist Award; she reprised the role in its sequels Treasure Buddies and Super Buddies.

In February 2011, she was cast for a lead role in the pilot of the High School Musical spin-off series Madison High, however the pilot was not picked up to series. In 2012, Hannelius was cast as Avery Jennings on the Disney Channel series Dog with a Blog, which premiered in October of that same year, and ran until 2015; on average, it attained millions of viewers per episode. In 2014, she guest starred as Mad Mack on the Disney Channel series Jessie, and voiced Lady Joy on the Disney Junior series Sofia the First.

In 2017, Hannelius starred as Christina Carlyle in the Netflix mockumentary crime series American Vandal, which received critical acclaim, and earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. In 2019, she starred in an online interactive series titled "Timeline". In 2020, she starred as Heather in the direct-to-video horror film Day 13. She next starred in the comedy film Sid is Dead.

Other ventures

Hannelius is an avid supporter of the anti-domestic violence charity organization A Window Between Worlds, and has been hosting its annual fundraising event, "Art in the Afternoon", since 2013.

In November 2014, it was announced that Hannelius was launching a customized nail-wrap app titled "Make Me Nails". Hannelius stated that she was inspired to create the app because "I wanted to make nail art more accessible for young people. I was doing my own nail-art tutorials, and I could see that my fans were recreating my designs, and that was so cool to me. I wanted to take that to the next level and really give them something more personal." In 2019, Hannelius created G Polish, a brand of cruelty-free vegan nail polish.



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2009 Black & Blue Zoe
2010 The Search for Santa Paws Janie
2011 Spooky Buddies Rosebud Voice role
2012 Treasure Buddies Rosebud Voice role
Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups Charity Voice role
2013 Super Buddies Rosebud Voice role
2023 Sid is Dead Tiff
2020 Day 13 Heather
2022 Along for the Ride Leah


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2009 Surviving Suburbia Courtney Patterson Main role
Hannah Montana Tiffany Episode: "Jake... Another Little Piece of My Heart"
Rita Rocks Brianna Boone Episode: "Why Can't We Be Friends?"
2009–2010 Sonny with a Chance Dakota Condor Recurring role (seasons 1–2), 6 episodes
2010 Den Brother Emily Pearson Disney Channel Original Movie
2010–2011 Good Luck Charlie Jo Keener Recurring role (seasons 1–2), 4 episodes
2011 I'm in the Band Ms. Dempsey Episode: "Iron Weasel: The Video Game"
Love Bites Maddy Tinnelli Episode: "TMI"
2012–2015 Dog with a Blog Avery Jennings Lead role
2013 Fish Hooks Amanda Voice role
Episode: "A Charity Fair to Remember"
2014 Jessie Mackenzie Episode: "Creepy Connie 3: The Creepening"
Sofia the First Lady Joy Voice role
Episode: "Sofia the Second"
2014–2015 Wander Over Yonder Little Bits Voice role
Episodes: "The Stray" & "The Catastrophe"
2016 Roots Missy Waller Television miniseries
Episode: "Part 2"
2017 American Vandal Christa Carlyle 6 episodes
2019 Timeline Marti Main role


Year Single Album
2011 "Staying Up All Night" N/A
"Two In a Billion" N/A
"Just Watch Me" N/A
2012 "Sun In My Hand" N/A
"Paper Cut" N/A
2014 "Stay Away" N/A
"Moonlight" N/A
"4:45" N/A
"Friends Do" N/A
2016 "Lighthouse" N/A

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref
2012 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a DVD Film – Young Ensemble Cast Spooky Buddies Won

See also

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