The Disney channel is renowned for producing child stars who have gone on to become celebrities. We have seen the likes of Zac Efron, Ryan Gosling, and Shia LeBeouf. Famous musicians, such as Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, and Selena Gomez, also got their start on the channel. One person who is seeking to emulate these illustrious footsteps in recent times is Francesca Capaldi who started acting when she was just a year old and got her big break on the Disney sitcom, Dog with a Blog. She has since gone on to feature in several other productions whilst garnering some accolades in the process.
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Who is Francesca Capaldi and How Old is She?
Francesca Angelucci Capaldi was born on the 8th of June 2004 in La Jolla, San Diego, California. Her father’s name is Anthony Capaldi while her mother’s name is Gina. The actress has Italian ancestry; her paternal grandparents, Benito and Rosina, are Italian, while her maternal grandmother is also Italian. Francesca Capaldi grew up in California and first got involved in showbiz when she was a year old. A modeling agent had been mesmerized by her flaming red hair and contacted her parents to see if they would let her be on TV. Capaldi’s parents acquiesced and before long, the little girl was appearing in TV commercials. She also landed a spot on the legendary children’s animation, Sesame Street within this same period.
Movies and TV Shows
Francesca Capaldi made her professional acting debut in 2011, appearing in an episode of A.N.T Farm – a Disney sitcom which revolves around three gifted middle schoolers and Capaldi appeared in a 2011 episode titled Santa’s Little Helpers. Her excellent performance earned her a nomination for best guest performance in a TV series, (actress ten and under) at The Young Artists Awards.
Since this strong debut, Capaldi has gone on to feature in other movies and TV series such as 3 Day Test, The Dog Who Saved Summer, The Peanuts Movie, Dog with a Blog, and Jessie. Dog with a Blog is a Disney Channel sitcom which revolves around a newly-blended family based in Pasadena, California. The family comprises of mom, Ellen Jennings, father, Bennett James and their three kids, Avery Jennings, Tyler James, and Chloe James. All five have to adjust to living together whilst dealing with a dog, who can not only talk but is also a blogger. Dog with a Blog featured the likes of G Hannelius and Blake Michael while Capaldi portrayed the role of Chloe James.
Where is Francesca Capaldi Now?
Since her glory days on Dog with a Blog, Francesca Capaldi has not relented but continues to pursue an acting career. The Californian native has appeared in several other productions, including the 2017 movie, Max 2: White House Heroes, an American adventure film directed by Brian Levant. The movie revolves around Max, a brave secret service dog who rescues the president’s son, TJ, and the Russian PM’s daughter, Alexandra, from the clutches of kidnappers. Max 2: White House Heroes featured the likes of Zane Austin and Carrie Genzel while Capaldi portrayed the role of Alexandra. Francesca Capaldi has also headlined a web series known as Crown Lake. In it, she plays the role of Nellie, a girl who lands a scholarship to a fancy boarding school after a tough year during which she lost her mom. Nellie initially regards the scholarship as the chance of a lifetime but is forced to reassess her expectations after a rude awakening. Crown Lake debuted on Brat in 2019 and also features the likes of Emily Skinner, Kyla Drew, Mia Dinoto and Vanessa Angel.
Is Francesca Capaldi Related to Lewis Capaldi?
For those who do not know him, Lewis Capaldi is a Scottish singer/songwriter who is making waves in the music industry. He specializes in the folk-rock and pop genre and started performing when he was just nine. Lewis dropped his first song, Bruises, in March 2017 and it garnered 28 million plays on Spotify. He has since released two EPs, as well as a full-length album titled Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent. Lewis Capaldi has also received several awards and is the first artist in history to sell out an arena without an album to his name.
Back to our question; Francesca and Lewis Capaldi are not closely or remotely related. The two supremely-talented youngsters, however, share one trait which is the fact that they both have Italian ancestry.