An American actress, musician and former model, AJ Michalka is a young woman of many talents. Along with her older sister, Aly, AJ began performing as a child, appearing in stage productions while honing her musical skills and working as a model in various ads. By her tween years, Michalka had made the transition to screen work, with recurring roles on the crime series "The Guardian" (CBS, 2001-04) and the sitcom "Oliver Beene" (Fox, 2003-04). In 2006, AJ and Aly made their Disney Channel debut in the TV movie "Cow Belles" and the following year, AJ took the lead in the MTV feature "Super Sweet 16: The Movie," which also featured Aly. After some time away from features, Michalka returned with a small part in the Peter Jackson drama "The Lovely Bones" (2009) and starred in the short-lived cheerleading series "Hellcats" (The CW, 2010-11). In 2013, she portrayed the lead in the faith-leaning indie drama "Grace Unplugged," a production that showcased both her acting and musical appeal.