• Sterling Knight is an American actor
  • He got his start on the Disney Channel
  • Sterling is turning 35 today

Get the lowdown on his award-winning performances and what makes this South Carolina-born actor a true entertainment powerhouse! Born Sterling Sandmann Knight under the Carolina sun, this charmer has been stealing hearts since his Disney days. With a passion for acting that sparked in his youth, Knight's journey from small roles to big screens is nothing short of a fairytale.

Sterling was destined for success

Though shrouded in mystery, his early life and education remain a curiosity to fans worldwide. Knight's career took off with minor TV roles, but it was his gig as "Lucas" on 'Hannah Montana' that had tweens swooning.

From there, he snagged parts in 'The Closer' and 'Grey's Anatomy,' before landing the role of a lifetime as "Chad Dylan Cooper" in 'Sonny With a Chance'.

His portrayal of "Alex O'Donnell" in '17 Again' alongside Zac Efron catapulted him to silver screen stardom. Despite the cancellation of 'So Random!', Knight's career didn't miss a beat, with roles in 'Melissa & Joey' and films like 'The Muppets' and 'It Snows All the Time.'

Not just an actor, Knight's got moves! His cameo in Demi Lovato's "La La Land" and his album 'Sonny with a Chance' showcased his musical flair.

His talent earned him the Monster Fest Award (2015) and the Hollywood Teen TV Award (2010), proving he's more than just a pretty face.

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Knight's roots trace back to a humble American family. With siblings Spencer and Samantha also dipping their toes in showbiz, the Knights are a trio to watch.

Sterling's love life has been as colorful as his career, with romances including Maddie Cyrus and Jessica Bridgeman. His current flame, Ayla Kell, has lighted up his life since 2011, with fans rooting for this long-standing love story.