Mia Talerico: All About ‘Good Luck Charlie’ Actress

American actress Mia Talerico

American actress Mia Talerico, currently in her teens, made her acting debut at 11 months old. Even now, her portrayal of the title cast Charlie Duncan in the sitcom Good Luck Charlie (2010-14) is of great reminiscence.

No wonder, it made her an Instagram sensation garnering more than 1 million followers. Furthermore, she saw approaches of on-screen offers & portrayed Paige in the comedy TV series Mani (2018-21).

But the fandom was inevitable of problems though- back in 2014, then-5 years old, Mia had received death threats.

When Is Mia Talerico’s Birthday? Age and Height?

Talerico was born on September 17, 2008, and grew up in her hometown in Santa Barbara, California, USA. She is the only child of her parents, Chris and Claire Talerico. Even though some sources cited that Mia has a younger sister named Aubrey Talerico, she denied that.

As of July 2024, the Mani actress is 15 years old

A throwback of actress Mia Talerico with her father
A throwback of actress Mia Talerico with her father
Talerico with her mother Claire
Talerico with her mother Claire; Photo Source: Instagram@miatalerico101

Her birth sign is Virgo and stands 4 feet 11 inches (152 cm) tall. She has hazel eyes and blonde hair.

Reportedly, her parents named her ‘Mia’, an abbreviation of Missing In Action because she was born 2 weeks late.

Acting Fame Through ‘Good Luck Charlie’

Reportedly, at 11 months old, Mia Talerico made her TV debut as the title cast Charlie Duncan in the sitcom Good Luck Charlie in 2010. The TV producers would even ask Mia’s mother about her likes & preferences to weave into their stories.

The show even had its TV film Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas! (2011).

It premiered on April 4, 2010, on Disney Channel, and ran through 4 seasons before ending on February 16, 2014.

In the sitcom, Mia appeared as Charlie, the second-youngest of five in the Duncan family. She is a mixture of intelligence, kindness & mischievousness (all of her siblings’ traits) while being adorable & playful at the same time.

Mia Talerico with her Good Luck Charlie co-stars, the on-screen Duncan family
Mia Talerico with her Good Luck Charlie co-stars, the on-screen Duncan family; Photo Source: Instagram@miatalerico101

As for other casts, actress Leigh-Allyn Baker played Charlie’s mother, Amy Duncan, while actor Eric Allan Kramer appeared as her father Bob Duncan.

Her on-screen siblings were Teddy Duncan (actress Bridgit Mendler), PJ Duncan (actor Jason Dolley), Gabe Duncan (actor Bradley Steven Perry), and the youngest of all, Toby Duncan (actor Logan Moreau).

Why Was It Cancelled?

Despite being a hit with a strong viewership, the TV series came to an end, and it has nothing to do with the story or cast members. Rather, the axing of Good Luck Charlie was due to Disney’s weird rule.

Since Disney’s main target audience is kids who grow up later, every generation’s taste is different. So no matter how stronghold remains, the show must come to an end after 4 seasons, less than 100 episodes.

Earlier in the 90s and 2000s, the company implemented the practice called the 65-episode rule, to conclude show within the benchmark.

How Mia Talerico Won A Role In ‘Good Luck Charlie’?

As a child, her charming & adorable looks led opinions of people to parents to feature her in commercials. Later, Mia’s parents found an agent and auditioned for a TV role in Good Luck Charlie. At that time, she was only 7 months old- the audition being her third.

Eventually, Talerico won the role, but it was no less than a challenge as her parents had to travel to Santa Barbara every Thursday and Friday for workdays.

Even more, working with toddlers could be a real deal, so TV producers had initially opted for identical twins to comply with child labor laws & availability for filming. Later they gambled it on Mia, which proved fruitful.

All On Personal Life of Mia Talerico

Mia Talerico lives with her parents in Santa Barbara, California. She is an avid user of Instagram (@miatalerico101) and Twitter (@miatalerico101) with more than 1.3 million and 84K followers respectively.

Moreover, the Good Luck Charlie actress uses TikTok (@itsmiatalerico). All of her social media profiles are managed by her mother.

Talerico attends middle school; on an Instagram post of September 8, 2021, she stated that she was in 7th grade, “First day of seventh grade.” Back in September 2016, the American actress made an IG post that read “First Day, 2nd Grade.”

An animal lover, she is fond of guinea pigs and owns one named Inky. Her other guinea pig Nacho died in August 2021, as her Instagram post.

Also, the actress has a YouTube channel MiaTalericoWorld, created on December 27, 2013, and with over 11.1K subscribers. However, no new videos have been posted recently.

Check out the Q&A session with Mia Talerico.

What Is She Doing Now? Net Worth?

An update on Talerico’s acting career is not out, but seems, she is busy with Instagram modeling & collaborations. In May 2022, she launched a collection of headbands with Frog Sac, a hair accessory line.

Mia has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million. Most of her earnings came through her role as Charlie Duncan in Good Luck Charlie, with an alleged salary of tens of thousands of dollars per episode.

Also, having worked on short films Shadow Theory (2015) and Photographic Memory (2017), she landed the role of Paige Rogge in Mani (2018-21). It earned a considerable sum.

She entered the web series in Season 2 and worked through its 6th season (September 2- October 28, 2021), except in Season 4. There, Mia shared the screen with Lawrence Wayne Curry, Hayley LeBlanc, Bryson Robinson, Txunamy Ortiz, Julian Clark, and Piper Rockelle, among others.


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