[Blind Gossip] Actress Christy Carlson Romano is best known for her role in the Disney Channel sitcom Even Stevens.
She played the only girl in the family for three seasons plus a couple of movies. Yes, her costar was Shia Labeouf.
You may also know Romano as the voice of Kim Possible, another Disney property.
When she was younger, Romano attended The School of American Ballet and The Professional Children’s School (PCS) in New York.
PCS is a well-known school for children in the performing arts and boasts tons of famous alumni, including Jack Antonoff, Vanessa Carlton, Mischa Barton, Scarlett Johansson, Macaulay Culkin, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jena Malone, Lukas Haas, Holly Maire Combs, Jerry O’Connell, Sarah Jessica Parker, Julia Stiles, Christina Ricci and many more.
Here are Jack Antonoff and Scarlett Johansson in high school at PCS.
And here is Macaulay Culkin’s reaction when he found out that Antonoff and Johansson went to the prom together.
Back to Romano.
When it came to college, Romano chose to go to Barnard College of Columbia University. She left after two years to take the role of Belle in Broadway’s Beauty and The Beast.
While studying at Columbia University she met Brendan Rooney. The two married and have two children together.
Now in her thirties, Christy Carlson Romano has had a prolific career, having worked on more than 100 different productions.
Although she has worked a lot, Romano claims that she lost all her money. She is now making YouTube videos and working hard to monetize that content through advertising and donations.
In one video, titled “What My Celebrity Bullies Taught Me”, Christy opens up about the trauma she experienced as a child star.
I got bullied by a lot of kids. Some of them were famous. In fact, one of my biggest bullies is a really huge star. It’s kind of weird to see them doing huge franchise movies.
Why does she think she was bullied?
A lot of people are like, ‘What do you mean you had bullies?’ I was a geeky, very nerdy, very lanky, big teeth that needed braces… theater kid. I didn’t have social skills.
She was bullied “by a bunch of show kids” when she was doing stage productions as a young child.
When she got older, it got even worse.
She was called “Bucky Beaver” because of her teeth. She was called “Triple A” because of her flat chest.
Let’s talk about the famous classmate who gave her a particularly hard time!
In high school, there was a girl who was already famous when she [enrolled at the school]. Initially when she came to school we were really good friends. Then eventually I became odd man out. I was iced out of my friendships with my friends from elementary school. Over time it became worse and worse.
Weirdly enough, that person, who is a mega megastar… I saw her out at the Chateau Marmont years later.
After some prompting, Megastar remembered Romano. They had a brief conversation. Romano did not mention the bullying that had occurred, but she walked away from the conversation feeling good and feeling a sense of closure.
I really hate bullying. I will always be that nerdy girl who wants to be cool, but I know I like myself and I don’t care as much about what everyone else is thinking.
Who is the Megastar that bullied Romano?
[Optional] What do you think of her?
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