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Caroline Mohr Sunshine is an actress, vocalist, dancer, and White House Press Assistant from the United States. She started her career in the show business as a child artist, performing on stage. She has appeared in productions such as ‘Annie Warbucks,’ ‘Stage Door,’ and ‘The Nutcracker.’ She started her career in commercials before shooting her first pilot for the CBS sitcom ‘Team Spitz.’ Her breakthrough came with the 2010 American family sitcom ‘Marmaduke,’ which launched her career. The same year, she played Tinka Hessenheffer in the Disney Channel sitcom ‘Shake It Up,’ one of her most memorable performances. The character first appeared as a recurring character in season one of the series, then as a major character in season two, and then as a main character again in season three. Caroline has also appeared in the film ‘The Outfield,’ as well as the television picture ‘Mommy I Didn’t Do It.’ She is currently the White House press secretary for US President Donald Trump.

Youth and Adolescence

She was born on September 5, 1995, in Atlanta, Georgia, as the oldest of three children to Thom and Karen Sunshine. She grew up in Orange County, California, with her two younger siblings, Johnny and Christopher. She was drawn to the performing arts at a young age and began studying dance at the age of three.

She took on the part of Goldilocks in a kindergarten play, which was her first lead role. She and her grandmother watched all of the old Hollywood classics, and she would frequently join her father to watch Saturday morning movies.

She then joined the Orange County Children’s Playhouse. She also joined ‘South Coast Performing Arts,’ a dance school in Tustin, California, and started competing in dance. She attended Orange Lutheran High School before enrolling at Claremont McKenna College to study international affairs and economics. She also attended Westmont College.

Caroline Sunshine’s Career

She began her acting debut on stage when she was nine years old, in 2004. She was cast as Annie Warbucks in the show Annie Warbucks, which was performed at the ‘Orange County Children’s Theatre’ that year.
In 2005, she played a doll in the two-act dance ‘The Nutcracker,’ which was performed at the ‘Academy of Dance and South Coast Performing Arts.

She portrayed Annie in the Lutheran High School of Orange County production of ‘Stage Door’ in 2006. The following year, she began attending professional auditions and received her first commercial break, in which she played Amazing Allysen, a large interactive doll.

She also appeared in ads for Quaker Oats Company’s ‘Cap’n Crunch brand of corn and oat breakfast cereals and ‘Yoplait Go-Gurt,’ an American brand of low-fat yogurt for children. In 2008, she appeared as herself in an episode of the television series ‘What’s the Word?’ named ‘Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board.’

In 2010, she filmed her first pilot for the CBS comedy, ‘Team Spitz,’ in which she played the teenage daughter of high school coach Jeff Spitz, who was played by American actor, comedian, and retired officer of the United States Marine Corps Reserve, Rob Riggle.

Caroline’s performing career flourished in 2010. That same year, she portrayed Barbara Winslow in the American family comedy film ‘Marmaduke,’ based on a Brad Anderson comic strip of the same name. She rose to prominence as Barbara in ‘Marmaduke,’ which was released on June 4, 2010, and was a big commercial success. Among those who appeared in the picture were Lee Pace, Owen Wilson, George Lopez, and Emma Stone.

In 2010, she landed one of the most notable and well-known parts of her career as Tinka Hessenheffer, a competitive and flashy European exchange student on the American sitcom ‘Shake It Up.’ Tinka is depicted as the flamboyant Gunther Hessenheffer, portrayed by Kenton Duty. The characters of these odd twins are believed to be based on the brother-sister duo of Ryan and Sharpay Evans from Disney’s High School Musical film series.

Tinka first appeared as a regular character in season one of ‘Shake It Up,’ which debuted on Disney Channel on November 7, 2010. Tinka became a major character in the second season of the series, which began on September 18, 2011, and continued to appear in the third season, which began on October 14, 2012, and ended on November 10, 2013.

In 2011, and 2012, she was nominated for two ‘Young Artist Awards’ for ‘Shake It Up,’ along with Bella Thorne, Kenton Duty, Adam Irigoyen, Zendaya, Roshon Fegan, and Davis Cleveland in the title of ‘Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series.’ In May 2011, she was nominated to Dream Magazine’s ‘Top 16 Under 16’ list.

She appeared in the documentary ‘Behind the Scenes’ in 2012. In February of the same year, she guest starred in a single episode of the American teen sitcom ‘A.N.T. Farm’ titled ‘Some enchANTed evening’ essaying the role of Ella.

Caroline appeared on the Disney Channel Christmas album ‘Holidays Unwrapped,’ which was released in October 2013, and performed a cover version of the renowned Christmas song ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You,’ by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey.

Caroline voiced Alexis in the episode ‘Algae Day’ and ‘Bea Saves a Tree’ of the American cartoon television series ‘Fish Hooks’ on January 24, 2014. In the 2014 Non-Equity National Tour of ‘Bring It On the Musical,’ she played the lead part of Campbell. She then starred in a Freeform television pilot called ‘Recovery Road’ in June of that year. It was based on Blake Nelson’s book of the same name.

Caroline’s role, however, was cut from the actual series script. In the 2015 TV movie ‘Go Four Broke,’ she portrayed Tiffani Brand. Caroline played Emily Jordan in the American sports comedy-drama film ‘The Outfield,’ which starred Nash Grier, Cameron Dallas, and Joey Bragg in lead parts.

The first nine minutes of the film were shown at VidCon on July 24, 2015, and were subsequently released on video on demand by Fullscreen Films on November 10, 2015. She portrayed Sylvie Garrett in the 2017 television drama ‘Mommy I Didn’t Do It.’ She began working as an assistant at the White House in January 2018. She began working as a White House press aide for US President Donald Trump in mid-March 2018.

Caroline’s Private Affairs

Her parents and two younger siblings live in Orange County, California. Caroline enjoys traveling, dancing, photography, surfing, baking, cooking, going to the ocean, rafting, and snorkeling when she is not working.

She has been in intimate relationships with Adam Irigoyen, Roshon Fegan, and Matt Stumme at various times.
She is active in a number of charitable organizations and initiatives. Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center, Joyful Sewing Organization, ‘Adopt A Hero’ initiative, ‘Working Wardrobes,’ ‘Thirst Project,’ and ‘Loaves and Fishes Ministry’ are among them.

Caroline was named spokesmodel for the teen fragrance ‘Puppy Love 4 Girlz’ by the ‘Puppy Love fragrances, which are devoted to assisting homeless dogs and puppies.

Estimated Net Worth

Caroline Sunshine is a $2 million dollar net worth American actress, vocalist, and dancer. Sunshine was born in September 1995 in Atlanta, Georgia. She is best recognized for her performances in the films Marmaduke and Shake It Up.