Purple Hearts actress Sofia Carson was born to Colombian-American parents.
Carson is an American actress and singer who made her singing debut in 2015 with the album Descendants and later released the single ‘Rotten to the Core’ the same year.
She has appeared in many television series and movies, including Faking It, Austin and Ally, Famous in Love, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, Adventures in Babysitting, Descendants, Descendants 2, and Feel the Beat.
Carson recently starred in Netflix’s Purple Hearts, playing the role of Cassie. Since the movie was released, fans have been curious to know more about her parents, heritage, and ethnic background.
Sofia Carson’s parents are from Colombian-American background
Carson was born to her parents José F. Daccarett and Laura Char Carson in Florida. Both her father and mother grew up in the U.S., but both were moved to Florida from Colombia.
Her mother, Laura, is Irish on one side and is also related to the Char Family of Colombian politicians on the other side, as per Lansing State Journal.
The actress’ birth name is Sofia Daccarett Char, but she chose ‘Carson’ after her American maternal grandmother, Lauraine Carson. She described how the Christmases were in Colombia but were also done in Irish-American Style with her grandmother.
Sofia Carson’s age: How old is she?
Carson was born on April 10, 1993, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and is 29 years old as of 2022. As the singer was born in America, she holds American nationality and might belong to Colombian-American ethnicity as her parents are Colombian.
The actress is of Lebanese ancestry, and her height is 5 feet and 4 inches, according to her IMDb profile. She went to St. Hugh School and graduated from Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, Miami.
Carson then attended In Motion Dance Studio, where she was a member of the IMPAC Youth Ensemble program. Later, she majored in Communications with a minor in French from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Sofia Carson’s career
Carson made her first television appearance on television as a guest star on the Disney Channel series named Austin and Ally. She became a singer and songwriter in 2012 after signing with Broadcast Music, Inc. After 3 years, in 2015, she cut her first album with Walt Disney Records for Descendants.
The actress also worked as a voice actor for Sand Girl in the 2017 incarnation of the Marvel Comic superhero series Spider-man. She made her first film debut in Asbury Park, a drama movie in 2018, playing alongside Ron Perlman and Dominique Swain.
Carson was named the ambassador of Revlon, a beauty brand, in 2020, and the same year she was named ambassador of UNICEF.
In 2022, she partnered with the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation to announce the Sofia Carson Scholarship, which will fund an undergraduate degree at Berklee College of Music.