AJ Michalka, an American model-turned-actress, is famous for her work in the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs and its spin-off Schooled. The 2014 Movieguide Awards winner also gained massive fame with her prominence as a singer-songwriter and musician; she is the one-half of the American pop duo Aly and AJ alongside her elder sister Aly Michalka.
Early Life & Education
Michalka was born on April 10, 1991, in Torrance, California, the USA. Her birth name is Amanda Joy Michalka and is often famous for her nickname A.J.
Her father Mark is the owner of a contracting company while mother Carrie, a musician, used to perform with the Christian rock band JC Band. AJ Michalka's parents are now divorced.
Alike A.J., her elder sister Alyson Michalka is also an actress and singer-songwriter. AJ and her sister Aly attended Mack Elementary School. Raised Christian, AJ's acting career began at the age of 5 and she appeared in many church play productions, which later led her to the successful career as an actress.
She holds American nationality and is German, as well as English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh descendent.
Professional Career: From Model to Actress & Singer
Initially, AJ used to work as a catalog model that was followed by her TV debut in 2002 through an episode in American soap opera Passions.
Then, she made appearances in the famous TV series like The Guardian (2002-2004), Oliver Beene (2003-2004)General Hospital (2004, 2 episodes) and Six Feet Under (2004, 2 episodes) alongside stars like Simon Baker, Nancy Lee Grahn, Peter Krause, and many others.
Her most notable acting credit is the portrayal of Lainey Lewis in the American TV sitcom The Goldbergs (2013-Present) and its spin-off Schooled (2019-Present).
The actress also made many film appearances including her highest-grossing movie Super 8 (released in 2011), starring Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning. It grossed $260 million at the box office upon the budget of $50 million.
Moreover, AJ Michalak alongside her elder sister Aly Michalka formed a pop duo in 2009, which was known as 78violet (from 2009-2013) and now, it is recognized as Aly and AJ.
So far, the duo has released 3 studio albums: Into the Rush (2005), Acoustic Hearts of Winter (2006) and Insomniatic (2007).
In addition to that, AJ and Aly also released 10 singles and 6 promotional singles. Her famous songs include It's Who You Are, You Never Let Go, Potential Breakup Song, Hothouse and I Know.
Net Worth & Assets
Professional since 2002, the American actress cum musician indeed accumulated massive fame and fortune. As of June 2019, AJ Michalka has an estimated net worth of $1 million; the credit goes to her TV and music career. Back in 2018, her fortune was $700,000.
In comparison, the actress owns less than that of her elder sister Aly, who is worth $2 million, as of 2019.
Well, the main source of AJ's income is her career as an actress and musician, but she also earns a huge sum from endorsements and promotions. Even though the details on her endorsement deal is not out, as per Influencer Marketing Hub, her Instagram with over 419K followers can earn her $1,247 - $2,078 per sponsored post.
Currently, she lives in her house in Los Angeles, California, estimated to be worth hundreds of thousand dollars. AJ also owns luxurious cars like Chevrolet and Infiniti.
For now, the exact salary of the American actress AJ Michalka is not out, but she probably earns way more than the average payroll of an actor and singer, which is $50,000 and $37,500 per year.
Check out her movie box office collection:
|The Lovely Bones (2009)||Clarissa||$65 million||$93.6 million|
|Secretariat (2010)||Kate Tweedy||$35 million||$60.3 million|
|Super 8 (2011)||Jen||$50 million||$260.1 million|
|Grace Unplugged (2013)||Grace Trey||$1.7 million||$2.5 million|
Album Record Sales:
- Into the Rush (released on August 16, 2005)- Sold 1 million copies worldwide (RIAA Gold certified)
- Acoustic Hearts of Winter (released on September 26, 2006)- Sold 110,000 copies
- Insomniatic (July 10, 2007)- 700,000 copies sold
Personal Life: Relationship Status, Affair & Boyfriend
Till date, AJ Michalak is never married but has involved in many relationships. At the moment, she is in a blissful relationship with her boyfriend Josh Pence, an American actor. The duo began dating in 2017 and is still together and often share adorable moments on their Instagram.
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Well, AJ Michalka is yet to get engaged and doesn't seem too hasty to marry anytime soon. On the other hand, her sister Aly enjoys blissful married life with her husband, a film producer Stephen Ringer.
Prior to Pence, AJ was in a relationship with Keenan Tracey. They started dating in 2014 but broke up a year later. Besides this, she had affairs with Joe Jonas (2005 -2006), Ryan Sheckler (2008), Bennet Heimple (2008-2009), Hunter Parrish (2009-2010), Ryan Blair (2010-2011) and Harrison Mead (2011-2012).
Age, Height & Body Stats
Age: As of June 2019, AJ Michalka's age is 28, her zodiac sign is Aries.
Height: Michalka, with an alluring personality, has a height of 5 ft. 6 inches (168 cm).
Body Measurement: She has a slim and curvy 34-23-34 figure.
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