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Jennifer Stone
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Stone attending "The 6th Annual Hollywood Style Awards" in Beverly Hills in October 2009
Born (1993-02-12) February 12, 1993 (age 31)
Education Glendale Community College (ASN)
Azusa Pacific University (BSN)
Occupation Actress
Years active 2003–present

Jennifer Stone (born February 12, 1993) is an American actress. She is known for playing Harper Finkle on the Disney Channel Original series Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–2012) and in the Disney Channel Original Movie Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009). She has also played roles in various television films, including a voice role in Dadnapped (2009), the main character in Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars (2010) and Abby Hanover in Mean Girls 2 (2011). Stone received critical praise for her work on the independent film The In-Between (2019), which she co-wrote and starred in.

Early life and education

Stone was born on February 12, 1993, in Tarrant County, Texas. She earned an Associate of Science in Nursing from Glendale Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Azusa Pacific University.

Career

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Stone at the Up premiere on May 16, 2009

Stone was first cast as Martha in Secondhand Lions, for which she received a Young Artist Award nomination. She recalls having recognized Michael Caine from Miss Congeniality only while on the set of Secondhand Lions. Stone also received a Young Artist Award nomination for her guest appearance on House, and guest appeared on Line of Fire and Without a Trace. In 2007, she joined the main cast of Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place as Harper. Stone notes Gilda Radner as one of her biggest influences.

In 2009, she had a voice role in the Disney Channel Original Movie Dadnapped. She also lent her voice to Phineas and Ferb as the voice of Amanda, Candace's daughter in the future in two episodes. In 2010, she played Harriet in the film Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars, based on the book of the same title by Louise Fitzhugh, which she later admitted she had not read before starring in the film. She later starred in the film Nothing Left to Fear and the television film High School Possession.

Other ventures

Stone is a registered nurse. In July 2019, Stone testified before the Senate for the JDRF, describing her experience with diabetes. Stone finished nursing school in December 2019, as news of the COVID-19 pandemic broke, and she mentioned in several interviews that she would be "joining the front lines" on the fight against the disease. As of 2021, Stone made regular Instagram updates about her work in the hospital. As of August 2022, she was working in the emergency room at a hospital in Burbank, California.

Personal life

Stone was diagnosed with latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA), also sometimes referred to as Type 1.5 diabetes, when she was 20 years old. She left acting after her diagnosis in 2013 to study for a university degree, first in psychology and later switching to nursing, so that she could get a better understanding of her disease. In January 2018, she was interviewed on the Diabetes Connections podcast about her diagnosis, and how it has affected her life and career. In 2022, she appeared as a spokesperson for Medtronic's insulin pen product.

Filmography

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Extra Uncredited role
Secondhand Lions Martha
2011 Fresh Studio Maddie Rogers
2013 Nothing Left to Fear Mary
2019 Santa Girl Cassie Direct-to-video
2021 The In-Between Mads Olsen Also writer
TBA The Perfect Night Sloane Filming
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Line of Fire Lily O'Donnell Episode: "Mother and Child Reunion"
2005 House Jessica Simms Episode: "Heavy"
Without a Trace Brittany Episode: "The Innocents"
2007–2012 Wizards of Waverly Place Harper Finkle Main role
2009 Dadnapped Debbie Television film
Phineas and Ferb Amanda (voice) 2 episodes
Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie Harper Finkle Television film
2010 Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars Harriet M. Welsch
2011 Mean Girls 2 Abby Hanover
2011–2012 Generator Rex Beverly Holiday (voice) 2 episodes
2012 Pair of Kings Priscilla Episode: "Make Dirt, Not War"
2013–2014 Deadtime Stories Babysitter Main role
2013 Body of Proof Hannah Episode: "Lost Souls"
The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex Harper Finkle Television film
2014 High School Possession Chloe Mitchell
2017 Nasty Habits Rachel Episode: "The Smallest F*ck Up"

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Refs
2004 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film Secondhand Lions Nominated
2006 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Television Series
– Guest Starring Young Actress
House Nominated
2008 Young Artist Awards Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series
(with Selena Gomez, David Henrie and Jake T. Austin)
Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated
2012 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Sidekick Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated
2019 Austin Revolution Film Festival U.S Feature The In-Between Won
Female Eye Film Festival Best Debut Feature The In-Between Won
Twister Alley International Film Festival Best Ensemble Feature Film The In-Between Won
Best Feature Drama The In-Between Won
Women Texas Film Festival Best Feature Film The In-Between Won

See also

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