Former singers and Disney stars Amanda Joy "AJ" Michalka, 20, (left) and her "Hellcats" sister Alyson "Aly" Michalka, 22, (right) both posed at the same event in L.A. on Wednesday.Question is ... READ MORE >
Amanda Joy "AJ" Michalka (born April 10, 1991), often credited as AJ, is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and musician. She used to be a model prior to becoming an actress, and was best known as one-half of the duo 78violet (formerly Aly & AJ) with her sister, Alyson Michalka. AJ recently recorded the theme song for the film Secretariat, entitled "It's Who You Are". A video was released along with the single. Michalka lived and grew up in Seattle, Washington and Southern California with her sister Aly Michalka. Her father, Mark, owns a contracting company, and her mother, Carrie, is a musician and performed with JC Band, a Christian band. Michalka has been playing the piano since she was four and started playing the guitar in her early teens. She started acting when she was five years old, mostly in church play productions. She was raised as a Christian and continues to practice the faith.