China Anne McClain


August 25, 1998 (age 13)
Decatur, Georgia


Actress, singer

Years active



Chyna Parks

China Anne McClain (born August 25, 1998 in Decatur, Georgia) plays Chyna Parks on A.N.T. Farm.

Acting CareerEdit

2005–10: Early work and Tyler Perry's House of PayneEdit

McClain was discovered in 2005 by a music executive who heard her sing and encouraged director Rob Hardy to audition her for his 2005 feature film The Gospel alongside Boris Kodjoe and Idris Elba. Her role caught the attention of Tyler Perry, who cast her as Jazmine Payne in the television series Tyler Perry's House of Payne.

She appears in the movie Daddy's Little Girls as a little girl named China. In this film, her sisters Sierra and Lauryn play her older sisters. McClain appeared and guest starred on various other shows and movies such as Hannah Montana, NCIS and the 2009 film Hurricane Season. She then appeared in the movie Grown Ups as Charlotte McKenzie. In the same year, she landed a recurring role as Kiara on Jonas L.A. and was featured on the soundtrack, singing "Your Biggest Fan" with Nick Jonas.

2011–present: A.N.T. Farm and music careerEdit

McClain appeared on the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place in 2011 as Tina in the three-part episode "Wizards vs. Angels". She plays an angel. In 2011, McClain was cast as the lead role in the Disney Channel series A.N.T. Farm along with Sierra McCormick, Jake Short, Carlon Jeffery and Stefanie Scott. For the show, McClain recorded a cover of Taio Cruz's "Dynamite" and also sang the series theme song, "Exceptional". A music video premiered for "Dynamite" on July 23, 2011 on Disney Channel. After less than a week, more than 1 million views on were reported. She will appear in an episode of PrankStars.

As of June 14, 2011, McClain was signed with Hollywood Records.

Notable RolesEdit