Amanda Joy Michalka aka AJ is an American model, singer, and actress. She is best known as one-half of the duo Aly and AJ (formerly 78Violet) with her sister Aly Michalka. Apart from a successful musical career, she also succeeds to impress her fans by her acting ability. She is also widely recognized for her role Lainey Lewis on the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs.
Early Life of AJ Michalka
AJ Michalka was born as Amanda Joy Michalka on April 10, 1991, in Torrance, California, the USA under the birth sign of Aries. She is the youngest child of Mark Michalka, who owns a contracting company, and Carrie Michalka, a musician. She was young when her parents divorced, then she and her elder sister, Aly Michalka briefly lived in Seattle and Milwaukee.
Michalka attended Mack Elementary school. She was raised in a Christian family and mostly homeschooled at her childhood. She has German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry.
Michalka was just six years old when she first started playing piano and learned guitar in her early life. She used to act in church play productions.
AJ Michalka's Career
AJ Michalka was a model before starting her acting career. She debuted in March 2006 in Disney Channel Original Movie, Cow Belles as Courtney Callum along with her sister Aly. Then she appeared in a number of TV shows such as Six Feet Under, Oliver Beene, General Hospital, The Guardian.
In 2007, Michalka starred in the teen film, Super Sweet 16: The Movie. She and her sister performed as the musical duo "78violet" from 2009 to 2013, and later they decided to change their name to "Aly and AJ" in 2015.
Michalka featured in a recurring role on the ABC sitcom, The Goldbergs, as Lainey Lewis. In 2013, she got her first big-screen starring role in Grace Unplugged. Some of her notable acting credit includes Super 8, Weepah Way, for Now, Hellcats.
AJ Michalka's Net Worth
AJ Michalka is a popular actress and singer. She appeared in dozens of films and TV series. She has an estimated net worth of $700k. She earned between $70k-$90k per episode from her appearances in multiple TV series. The actress also earns around 1,092.75 - $1,821.25 per post from her Instagram account.
She has been part of many box-offices hit movies and some of them are;
1. The Lovely Bones (2009)
Budget= $65 million
Box-office Collection= $93.6 million
IMDb rating= 6.7 stars
2. Super 8 (2011)
Budget= $50 million
Box-office Collection= $260.1 million
IMDb rating= 7 stars
AJ Michalka's Personal Life
AJ Michalka is in a romantic relationship with her longtime actor boyfriend, Joshua Pence. She is quite open up about her love life and shares a lot of romantic pictures with him to her fans on Instagram where she has 366k+ followers.
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Michalka wrote the song, "Something More" about her relationship with Joshua. She shares a good bonding with her sister, Alyson. The duo has three dogs, Bandit, Roadie, and Willow. Unfortunately her fourth dog, Saint died in 2007 due to a brain tumor. She plays a variety of instruments including acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, and bongos.
She celebrated Valentine's Day 2019 with her boyfriend Pence. She uploaded an image with her boyfriend where they seemed so much in love and very near to kiss each other. Have a look:
Though the pair don't frequently appear on each other's Instagram posts, we can say that they are so serious in their relationship.
Michalka loves dancing, cooking, reading, horseback riding, mountain biking and hanging out with her dogs. She is best friends with Mitchel Musso, Ashley Tisdale, Sara Paxton, Jamie Grace, Emma Roberts, and Miley Cyrus.
In 2010, Aly Michalka was named one of the 55 faces of the future by Nylon Magazine's Young Hollywood Issue.
AJ Michalka and Aly Michalka talking about their EP, "Ten Years";
AJ Michalka Affairs
Affair with Joshua Pence
Joshua Pence is best known as the boyfriend of AJ Michalka. The duo is together for a long time and shared a healthy relationship.