Bridgit Claire Mendler was born in Washington, D.C on December 18, 1992 and moved to California with her family at the age of eight. She is an American actress, singer and songwriter and started acting in plays and musical theatre at the young age of eight. She was the youngest performer at the San Francisco Fringe Festival.
It seems that she knew what she had to do in her life at a very young age and also hired an agent to get acting jobs at the age of 11. She did a play and a few commercials and voice over. She got her first break in the Indian animated film “The Legend of Buddha” in 2004. She also came for a guest appearance on the show “General Hospital” and later gave her voiced ‘Thorn’ in the video game “Bone: The Great Cow race”.
Mendler made her Hollywood acting debut in 2007 when she played the character of Pamela in the film “Alice Upside Down”. She also gave background vocals for the song “Free Spirit” by Stoner. In 2008, she acted in the film adaptation of the popular novel series “The Clique” and in the following year she acted alongside Lindsay Lohan in a TV film titled “Labour Pains”.
The film managed to release in a few countries and received a very good response, post which, Mendler was seen in a supporting role in the film “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel”. In the same year she bagged a continuity role in the series “Wizards of Waverly Place” by Disney Channel where she played a vampire appearing in 11 episodes of the series from 2009-2012. In the meantime, in 2010, Mendler became the star of another Disney Channel series, titled “Good Luck Charlie”.
Her long stint with the channel continued when she played Olivia White for a Disney Channel movie titled “Lemonade Mouth” which released in 2011. She also sang and performed in many songs of the movie’s soundtrack which held a good position in the US Billboard Hot 100. Mendler continued her acting work with a supporting role in the film “Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2” and also sang the song “This is my Paradise” for the film.
She also got signed by Hollywood Records for her debut music album in 2011. Mendler also co-wrote and sang the anthem of Disney’s “Friends for Change Games”. The anthem was titled “We can Change the World” and was her third promotional single. In 2012, she appeared in a cameo role in “Degrassi” which was a Canadian teen drama and also was in a guest role in the popular TV series “House”.
For those of you who are not aware, Mendler also dubbed the lead voice of Arrietty in the American dub of “The Secret World of Arrietty” and additionally recorded a promotional single titled “Summertime”.
Mendler’s debut single “Ready or Not” was released in 2012 and received a tremendous global response, after which she went on tour to support her first studio album with Hollywood records, which was named “Hello My Name is..”. After a couple of promotional singles, Mendler’s second single titled “Hurricane” got out in 2013 and reached the number one spot on US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100.
After another ‘remix single’, Mendler started her second tour called “The Summer Tour” which was limited to the US. After releasing “The extended play: Live in London” by Universal Music, she began another instalment of her ‘Summer Tour’ in Canada. Mendler also starred in season two of the popular NBC comedy titled “Undateable”.
She leaft Hollywood Records to sign a deal with NBC in 2015 to continue in the third season of “Undateable” but the show was discontinued after the third season. On august 26, 2016, her new single “Atlantis” was released, which was followed by “Nemesis” in November. This was around the time she starred in “Nashville”, a CMT TV series.
Education: Mendler was amazingly able to continue her studies all this time she was working. She has a degree in Anthropology from the University of Southern California. She received the degree in 2016 and also has plans to do a doctorate.
Bridgit Mendler has also made important contributions as a Philanthropist, becoming an ambassador of ‘First Book’ in 2010 where she gave books to needy children and encouraged reading. Her single “We can Change the World” raised $250,000. Mendler also won an award by ‘Common Sense Media’ in 2012 for being a ‘Role Model’ against bullying and also raised donations through some UNICEF events.
She also became a part of the ‘Give with Target’ campaign by ‘Target Corporation’ to raise money for US schools. In 2013, Mendler featured in the Digital Drama Campaign to put an end to cyber-bullying and later in the year, travelled to the UK to raise funds for Comic Relief. She also collaborated with Free the Children Foundation to help underprivileged kids. Her efforts for Save the Children foundation have also been appreciated by its president, Carolyn Miles.
Mendler dated Shane Harper for almost three years before ending the relationship in November 2015. Harper was Mendler’s on-screen boyfriend in the show “Good Luck Charlie”. Mendler is reportedly single at the moment.
Bridgit Mendler Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $2.5 Million US Dollars
With a net-worth of $2.5 million US dollars as of 2017, Bridgit Mendler has barely crossed her teens and has a long way to go in her career. With the amount of work in her professional kitty and the amount of popularity she has received, her net-worth is bound to increase in the coming future.
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Mendler knew at a very young age, what she wanted to do with her life. She has been working as a performer since the age of eight. She stays away from scandals to keep a clean image. She is also known for being excessively correct and honest. While choosing her roles, she is influenced by Nataliee Portman, Rachael McAdams and Jamie Foxx.
Mendler has her hands full at the moment with the announcement of her new single titled “Temperamental Love” and being cast in the lead role of “Thin Ice”, a show by Fox Comedy.
Mendler has been able to keep her feet on the ground even after achieving so much at such a young age. Known for her honesty, she has been a champion when it comes to multi-tasking. Achieving good results in almost all her endeavors, her contributions for the betterment of the children in need through various organisations can never be forgotten.