China Anne McClain
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Singer-songwriter, actress, dancer
- Father – Michael McClain, is a music producer
- Mother – Shontell (Songwriter)
- Siblings – Sierra Aylina McClain (Older Sister) (Singer, actress), Lauryn Alisa McClain (Older Sister) (Singer, actress), Gabriel McClain (Younger Brother)
She is signed to Brand Model and Talent.
R&B, pop, dance
Vocals, guitar, bass, piano
Walt Disney Records
5 ft 3½ in or 161 cm
53 kg or 117 pounds
Boyfriend / Spouse
China dated –
- Jake Short (2012-2013) – Disney’s sitcom A.N.T. Farm‘s co-stars Jake Short and China dated for couple of months from 2012 to 2013.
Race / Ethnicity
- Broad nose
32-23-33 in or 81-58.5-84 cm
4 (US) or 36 (EU)
She has appeared in several commercials such as Target (Hanes), HEB, etc.
Best Known For
Playing Jazmine Payne in the sitcom Tyler Perry‘s House of Payne from 2007 to 2012, and as Chyna Parks in the Disney Channel’s teen sitcom A.N.T. Farm. from 2011 to 2014.
As a Singer
China, as a singer, has contributed in the soundtrack of Disney Channel’s teen sitcom A.N.T. Farm in 2011. She contributed vocals to the songs “Dynamite,” and “Calling All the Monsters.”
With Kelli Berglund, she sang “Something Real” in 2014.
In 2004, she formed a band with her two sisters, which is called McClain (or 3McClainGirls, McClain Sisters). It was signed to Hollywood Records from 2011 to 2013.
China debuted with the 2005 film The Gospel for her role as Alexis. It was directed and written by Rob Hardy.
First TV Show
From 2007 to 2012, she appeared in TBS and Syndication sitcom Tyler Perry’s House of Payne for her role as Jazmine Payne. From season 1 to 6, she had the main role.
China Anne McClain Favorite Things
- Color – Purple
- Singer – Beyoncé
- Clothing Brand – GUESS, Urban Outfitters
She also reveals about her favorite shoe brand, and TV show, check out this video on YouTube.
China Anne McClain Facts
- China’s hobbies include drawing greeting cards, dancing, photography, singing, and going to church with her family members.
- She is an expert level hula hoop dancer and can also rollerblade.
- A music executive discovered her in 2005 when he heard her singing. She was then auditioned for the role of Alexis in The Gospel (2005).
- Her biggest musical influences include her mom, dad, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, and Hattie McDaniel.
- She knows little bit Spanish as well. China has spoken the language in a commercial.
- If she weren’t an actress, she definitely would have been a teacher as she loves kids.
- She has a pet dog, named, Cujo.
- She loves Chris Hemsworth.
- She was 13 when she got her ears pierced.
- Her mom was actually disappointed when China was born. China already has two older sisters and her mom was expecting a boy, the third time. China’s mom was watching some news about Chinese and their baby girls and as a tribute to them, she named her “China.”
- She likes Tomato juice and drinks it occasionally.
- Her dad has produced Beyonce’s younger sister, Solange Knowles‘ one of the music videos.