Joanna Noëlle Blagden Levesque (born December 20, 1990), better known by her stage name JoJo and as Joanna Levesque, is an American teen pop and R&B singer, songwriter and actress who rose to fame in 2004 with her platinum-certified, self-titled first album JoJo which reached number four on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. JoJo has also begun a film career, starring in two 2006 Hollywood films: Aquamarine and RV. Her second album, The High Road, was released on October 17, 2006. In the summer of 2007, she embarked on tour in the US, Europe and Mexico. JoJo has sold more than 5 million albums worldwide.JoJo and her mother reside in New Jersey, and her recording studio is in Manhattan, New York City. JoJo also frequently visits Foxborough, Massachusetts, where she was raised and still has family. JoJo, who has been home schooled for the past three years, has stated that "school was definitely a big part of my life". She performs well academically, receiving marks in the As and Bs .
JoJo dated then D.C. United and current Benfica (Portugal) soccer player, Freddy Adu, from May 14, 2005 to about October 2006. The two met on the MTV show Fake ID Club while she was hosting it . JoJo made an appearance in the commentary box at a New England Revolution home game when they were playing D.C. United. Adu registered an assist in that game. A Washington Post article in November 2006 reported that the couple split after one year. JoJo mentioned on American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest that she and Adu are still good friends . JoJo stated that she was single on the October 18, 2006 episode of Live with Regis and Kelly. In addition, she was in the October 2006 issue of Teen People magazine confirming her breakup with Adu: "I'm single right now and it's good. I'm so young. I'm going to be 16 in December and I'm just so busy. It's hard if you also want to date someone who has a high-profile profession; we were just both consumed with our own world..."
On February 28, 2007, JoJo was ranked #10 in Forbes Young Hollywood Top-Earning Stars.
Emma Rose Roberts (born February 10, 1991) is an American actress, the daughter of actor Eric Roberts and the niece of actresses Lisa Roberts Gillan and Julia Roberts. Roberts made her acting debut at the age of nine in the film Blow and is known for her role as the lead character in the Nickelodeon television series Unfabulous, as well as for her roles in the films Aquamarine and Nancy Drew.
Roberts is also a pop singer; her debut album, Unfabulous and More: Emma Roberts, was released in 2005.
Sara Paxton (born April 25, 1988) is an Emmy Award-nominated American actress and singer. She grew up in California and began acting at an early age, appearing in many minor roles in both films and television shows, before coming to wider renown in 2004, after playing the title role in the series Darcy's Wild Life. Paxton has also starred in the films Sleepover, Aquamarine and Return to Halloweentown, and is branching out into music, with a CD, Here We Go Again, due for release in 2008.
Paxton, an only child, was born in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California to what she has described as "a very mixed family". Her father, Steve Paxton, is a businessman of Irish and other European descent and is distantly related to actor Bill Paxton. Her mother, Lucia, is a dentist from Monterrey, Mexico, and as a result Paxton speaks some Spanish, although not fluently. Paxton's mother is Jewish and her father converted to Judaism upon marrying her mother. During her childhood, Paxton put on shows and wanted to perform, sometimes dressing up in costume and coming to school as a particular character. She grew up in the San Fernando Valley and attended a public high school (and did not want to be home-schooled), graduating in June of 2006.
Paxton has said that attending college is "very important" to her because "it is important to expand your mind". In 2006, Paxton applied to the University of Southern California's film studies program, and was not accepted. She has noted that she would like to major in business administration with a minor in history (as she is a "history fanatic") and to start a production company.
Paxton, who keeps a journal, has a dog named Jenny (who is eleven years old as of 2007), and a Chihuahua puppy named Coco Chanel, who she loves very much. She is friends with her Aquamarine co-stars, JoJo and Emma Roberts, and lives "five minutes apart" from Roberts. Paxton has credited her Jewish religion for feeling "very connected" to her family, who keep her "grounded" and are "always number one" in her life. She did not have a Bat Mitzvah because she was busy filming, though she has said that she "wanted to so bad".
Paxton dyed her hair back to blonde immediately after playing the role of Marnie Piper in Return To Halloweentown, for which she had become a brunette.