|Date of Birth||
November 29, 1995
|Place of Birth||
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Marano is the daughter of college professor Damiano Marano and former actress Ellen Marano. Her father is of Italian descent. Her mother, Ellen, is the owner of Agoura Children's Theatre.
Marano's first acting role was when she was five years old. Since then, she worked for multiple productions at the Stage Door Theater. She has appeared in numerous commercials and has had small roles on Ghost Whisperer, Medical Investigation, Huff and Joan of Arcadia. Her bigger roles in television have been in Without a Trace and other shows. She has also been heard in the animated films Finding Nemo and Ice Age: The Meltdown. She played child role of Keira Knightley's character in the film The Jacket, and has had a small flashback role in the film Superbad. She was a regular cast member on the FOX game show, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? and played the role of Gracie Carr on FOX's sitcom Back to You.
Marano has since appeared in several episodes of The Sarah Silverman Program. Initially she was cast in the pilot episode, "Batteries", as the child version of Sarah Silverman, and the writers liked her so much they brought her back for a larger role as a girl Sarah coaches to win a beauty pageant ("Not Without My Daughter"). On the DVD commentary track, co-star Brian Posehn notes that Marano knew everyone else's lines better than they did. She has also appeared in Dexter as the child version of Debra Morgan. She has also played the child version of a character played by Diana Scarwid, Alice Shaw, sister of Angela Petrelli, on Heroes. Marano is most know for her role as Ally Dawson on the Disney Channel series Austin & Ally.
Marano revealed that she doesn't go to school on the set of the Disney Channel's Austin & Ally. Instead, she attends a regular high school: "I go to an actual high school and my friends and everybody there have been so supportive [...] It's nice when I'm not working to go to that school and be surrounded by really supportive friends." Marano sings, dances, and writes songs. She hopes to perform in stage musicals in the future. In 2014, Marano appeared in a music video produced for British pop-rock group The Vamps' titled, "Somebody To You".
In August 2013, Marano has been named the 2013 UNICEF's Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Ambassador, which encouraged children to raise money on Halloween to help children around the world. About the campaign, Laura said "I'm so excited to celebrate Halloween this year by encouraging kids to support UNICEF's lifesaving work. The Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign is a fun, easy way for kids to learn about world issues and to help other kids who are less fortunate."
|2003–06||Without a Trace||Kate Malone||Recurring role (Seasons 2–4)|
|2004||Joan of Arcadia||Emily||"Night without Stars" (Season 1, Episode 15)|
|2005||Medical Investigation||Brooke Beck||"Tribe" (Season 1, Episode 13)|
|2006||Ghost Whisperer||Audrey||"Friendly Neighborhood Ghost" (Season 1, Episode 13)|
|2006||Huff||Amelia||"Black Shadows" (Season 2, Episode 12)|
|2006||Dexter||Young Debra|| "Let's Give the Boy a Hand" (Season 1, Episode 4)|
"Father Knows Best" (Season 1, Episode 9)
|2007||Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader||Herself / Judge / Mentor||Season 1|
|2007–08||Back to You||Gracie Carr||Main role|
|2007–10||The Sarah Silverman Program||Heather Silverman / Young Sarah Silverman||Recurring role|
|2008||Ni-Hao, Kai-Lan||Mei Mei|| "Kai-Lan's Trip to China - Part 1" (Season 1, Episode 119)|
"Kai-Lan's Trip to China - Part 2" (Season 1, Episode 120)
|2008||Gary Unmarried||Louise Brooks|| "Pilot" (Season 1, Episode 1)|
"Gary Gets Boundaries" (Season 1, Episode 2)
|2009||Heroes||Young Alice Shaw||"1961" (Season 3, Episode 23)|
|2009||Little Monk||Cousin Lauren||"Little Monk and the Monk Cousin" (Season 1, Episode 5)|
|2010||True Jackson, VP||Molly||"Little Buddies" (Season 2, Episode 7)|
|2010||Flash Forward||Young Tracy||"Blowback" (Season 1, Episode 13)|
|2010||Children's Hospital||Haley||"Frankfurthers. Allman Brothers. Death, Frankfurters" (Season 2, Episode 7)|
|2011–present||Austin & Ally||Ally Dawson||Co-Lead role|
|2012||Jessie||Ally Dawson||"Austin & Jessie & Ally All Star New Year" (Season 2, Episode 6)|
|2014||Fish Hooks||Girl Hamster #2||Voice; "Algae Day" (Season 3, Episode 14)|
|2014||Liv and Maddie||Fangs||"Howl-A-Rooney" (season 1, episode 16)|
|2005||The Jacket||Young Jackie|
|2006||Ice Age: The Meltdown||Various role||Supporting voices|
|2014||A Sort Of Homecoming||Young Amy||Post-production|
|2014||Bad Hair Day||Sue||Television film; Pre-production|