Colleen Ballinger is an American comedian, YouTube personality, actress, singer and writer who is best known for her Internet character Miranda Sings.
Colleen Ballinger Biography
Colleen Mae Ballinger was born on November 21, 1986, in Santa Barbara, California, the United States of America. She is 35 years old as of now. She is the daughter of Tim Ballinger, a sales manager, and his wife Gwen, a homemaker.
Colleen Ballinger was brought up alongside her siblings; a younger sister, Rachel Ballinger as well as two older brothers, Christopher Ballinger and Trent Ballinger. Regarding her educational background, she was homeschooled during middle school. She later attended San Marcos High School before proceeding to graduate from Azusa Pacific University in 2008, with a major in vocal performance.
Colleen Ballinger relocated to New York City in 2010 in pursuit of performing opportunities, however, she returned to the West coast in 2012. She has gained a massive internet presence on her YouTube channels. Her YouTube channels have a combined total view of over 4 billion. Her Miranda Sings channel has amassed over 10 million subscribers.
The character is also popular on other social platforms; it has more than 13 million TikTok followers as well as around 6 million Instagram followers. In 2015, Miranda was ranked the 7th “most popular YouTube personality”, by Daily American. It was also ranked as one of the “Top 25 Digital Stars”, by The Hollywood Reporter.
Colleen Ballinger has made appearances as an actress and singer in theatre, television, recordings and web series. She starred in the web series Escape the Night (2018–2019), as Dawn in the Broadway musical Waitress (2019), as well as Miranda Sings on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Jerry Seinfeld (2014).
Colleen Ballinger has also appeared three times on The Tonight Show (2016–2017). Aside from the entertainment scene, Ballinger has also published two best-selling books, Selp-Helf (2015) and My Diarrhe (2018). A recipient of several significant honours, she won a Teen Choice Award for “Web Star: Comedy” and a Streamy Award as Best Actress.
Colleen Ballinger was selected by The Hollywood Reporter as one of its Top 25 Digital Stars. She was ranked No. 5 on Forbes magazine’s 2017 list of top entertainment influencers and had received recognition from Cosmopolitan. She has been nominated in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 for one or more Teen Choice Awards.
Colleen Ballinger won the award for “Web Star: Comedy” in 2015. She was also nominated for three 2015 Streamy Awards, winning for best actress. Colleen was nominated for more Streamys in 2016 and 2018. Again, she was nominated for the People’s Choice Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2019.
Colleen Ballinger was also nominated for Shorty Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2019. She has also been ranked No. 1 on several occasions in the weekly Top Comedians Social Media Rankings by The Hollywood Reporter.
Colleen Ballinger Husband
Colleen Ballinger is a married woman. She tied the knot with actor Erik Stocklin in 2018. The two first met in 2016 when she cast him to play Miranda’s love interest in Haters Back Off.
Colleen Ballinger and Erik started dating in early 2018. The couple has three children: a boy, Flynn Timothy Stocklin, born on December 10, 2018, as well as a twin girl and boy, Maisy Joanne and Wesley Koy Stocklin, born on November 6, 2021.
Colleen Ballinger Net Worth
Colleen Ballinger has accumulated an estimated net worth of approximately $8 million which she has earned primarily from her successful career as a YouTube personality, actress, comedian and singer.