Colleen Ballinger

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Colleen Ballinger is Comedienne and actress whose YouTube videos about the talentless character Miranda Sings have racked up over 2.2 billion views on the Miranda Sings channel. Likewise, Colleen Ballinger has gained more than 1.7 billion views on her self-titled vlogging YouTube channel. In 2016, she started starring as Miranda in the Netflix original series Haters Back Off.

Early Life and Childhood

Colleen Ballinger is 34  years old. She was born on November 21, 1986, in Santa Barbara, California, United States. Her father’s name is Tim Ballinger, a sales manager, and his father’s name is Gwen, a homemaker. She has four siblings: two older brothers, Christopher and Trent, and a younger sister, Rachel. Rachel and Christopher own YouTube channels with more than two million and one million subscribers, respectively.

Likewise, moving toward her educational background, she was homeschooled during middle school. Later she attended San Marcos High School and graduated in 2008 from Azusa Pacific University, where she majored in vocal performance. Ballinger holds American nationality but has not mentioned her ethnic background.

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Caption: Colleen Ballinger on the family photo with her three siblings and parents clicked on her childhood days (Source: Instagram)

Professional life

Professionally, Colleen Mae Ballinger, also known as Miranda Sings (formerly PsychoSoprano[1]), is an American YouTube vlogger, actress, musician, and comedian. On her YouTube channel, she includes sketches, music, and updates on her life. The channel even introduced vlogs, however, in late 2014 she made a separate vlog channel, entitled ‘Colleen Vlogs’.

Likewise, she has great celebrity best friends, one of them being Ariana Grande, the famous singer who also starred in Victorious. She herself is an actress and starred in her self-written and produced Netflix Original TV show Haters Back Off! with the help of her brother Christopher Ballinger.

YouTube Career

Colleen Ballinger started her YouTube journey in 2006, where she shared videos of her vocal performances with friends. Though her channel didn’t really take off until her alias (Miranda Sings) gained fame. Her channel did start to get some notice when she gave it more of a comedic feel. When she started to gain fame as “Colleen” instead of just “Miranda”, she started to post every Friday to the PsychoSoprano channel. Her videos differ in content, and several of them collaborated with other people including her ex-husband JoshuaDTV aka Joshua David Evans, her sister Rachel, and the international pop sensation Ariana Grande.

Ultimately, she started to do a weekly Q&A on her channel, which she calls “Colleen’s Corner”. As of now, viewers can submit their own jingle/intro for the opening of each of her Tuesday Q&A’s. On December 25, 2014, she created a second channel called Colleen Vlogs, a channel where she posts her daily vlogs, her daily vlog channel is not as viewed as her Colleen Ballinger videos.

As of now, she has garnered more than 8.56 million subscribers on her self-titled YouTube channel and has around 3.15M subscribers on  Colleen Vlogs. The popular videos on her vlogging channel include “Finding out I’m Pregnant!” with almost 11M views, and “My body Before, During and After Pregnancy!” with 8.3M views.

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Caption: Colleen Ballinger on her YouTube video (Source: YouTube)

Acting Career

Ballinger has appeared on the Nickelodeon show “Victorious” in 2012. In the episode, “Tori Goes Platinum”, she appeared as Miranda Sings, singing “Freak the Freak Out.” This short cameo performed when the character Mason was observing video submissions, looking for the next person he would turn into a celebrity. She also appeared on the “I Love the 2000’s” series on VH1 in 2014.

In January 2015, Colleen also appeared on The View and appeared on Live with Kelly and Ryan in August 2017. She appeared on the YouTube Premium show Escape The Night on the third and fourth seasons. Dying in S3 E5 nad S4E5 yet was revived and escaped the night in S4.

In January of 2016, Ballinger announced that Netflix picked up “Haters Back Off” for one season. On December 30th, 2017, she uploaded a video to her main channel in which she talks about the cancellation of the show.

On Oct 5th, 2018, she announced she would have a cameo, as Miranda Sings in Disney’s Wreck It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks The Internet. In 2018, she participated in The Disco Dancer in season 3 of the web series Escape the Night, in a cameo role in the animated film Ralph Breaks the Internet, and in the Ariana Grande music video Thank U, Next. She made her appearance as The Duchess in season 4 of Escape the Night (2019).

Similarly, she made her Broadway debut in the musical Waitress, as Dawn. She appeared from August to September 2019. The week of her debut, box office grosses for the musical increased by $358,783 to $938,087, and they began to rise, reaching $963,408 the following week. On Halloween 2020, she played Janet in a Livestream reading of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, starring original cast members Tim Curry, Nell Campbell, and Barry Bostwick.

Philanthropy

Since 2015, Colleen has conducted an annual fundraiser to benefit childhood cancer on her birthday, November 21. She has asked for donations and sold or given away various personal items, Miranda merchandise, and props, and draft scripts from Haters Back Off using her YouTube channel and GoFundMe or similar sites. In 2015, she donated all of the funds raised to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, while in 2016, she donated to individual families struggling with the costs and burdens of their children’s cancer treatments.

From 2016 to 2018, Colleen raised over $200,000; her 2019 fundraiser benefitted Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Family Reach. In 2019, she even joined The Game Theorists to raise more than $1.3 million dollars for St. Jude’s.

Awards, Nomination, and Net worth

The talented personality Colleen Ballinger has won several nominations and awards for her web videos. In 2015, she won Choice Web Star: Comedy in Teen Choice Awards, and Best Actress in Streamy Awards Performance. Further, she has got seventeen awards nominations.

Moreover, she is a multitalented person who is an American comedian, actress, singer, writer, and YouTube star and gained decent earnings. Therefore, her estimated net worth is around $8 million.

Personal Life

On April 5, 2014, Colleen Ballinger and fellow YouTuber Joshua David Evans got engaged. On July 2, 2015, the duo vlogged their wedding and it can be viewed on their respective YouTube channels. They even married in a quiet ceremony reserved for family and close friends. On September 30, 2016, they announced that they were getting divorced after a little over a year of marriage.

During the filming of Haters Back Off she started dating her co-star Erik Stocklin. On June 29, 2018, the duo announced their engagement and that they are expecting their first child, a boy. Her due date was January 1, 2019. Likewise, they married at some point in 2018. Colleen went into labor on December 10, 2018, and at 6:04 pm, welcomed their son, Flynn Timothy Stocklin. Her baby boy weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces and measured 20 inches. Her first labor was filmed and can be viewed on her channel along with many pregnancy updates.

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Caption: Colleen Ballinger with her husband and baby boy on the photo (Source: Instagram)

Body measurements and Social media

Colleen Ballinger has staggering tallness of 5 feet 6 inches i.e., 168 cm. She is beautiful and has a smart charming personality. The weight and other body statistics of her are not available right now. She has both brown hair and eye color.

She is available on different social media platforms like YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc. On Instagram, she has garnered more than 6.8m followers on Instagram and has around 328k followers on her Facebook account. Her Twitter account has gained around 1.7M Followers. Likewise, she has over 8.56M subscribers on her self-titled YouTube channel.