Institute Speaker/Panelist Bio

Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo stars as Paige Olvera, a quirky but somewhat levelheaded teen who creates offbeat comedy videos with her best friend Frankie for their online channel, in Disney Channel’s live-action comedy Bizaardvark. Born and raised in Temecula, California, Rodrigo began taking singing and acting classes when she was six. Her love for performing continued to grow and she soon landed roles in several school plays as well as regional musical theater. 

Her first professional acting job was in an Old Navy commercial. Rodrigo went on to star as the bubbly Grace Thomas in the popular direct-to-DVD movie, An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success.
 Rodrigo currently resides in Los Angeles with her parents. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, playing piano, hanging out with friends, shopping, reading books and playing board games. She is also pen pals with her great-grandmother in Wisconsin and loves writing handwritten letters about everything that is going on in her life.

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