Happy Birthday Caroline Sunshine
Caroline Sunshine was born on September 5th, 1995, in Atlanta, Georgia, to Thom and Karen Sunshine. She was raised in Orange County, California, and has two younger brothers John & Christopher and, resides in Orange County, California.
In her free time she enjoys dancing, traveling, cooking, baking, and photography, as well as outdoor activities including going to the beach, surfing, snorkeling and rafting and, completed her education from Orange Lutheran High School. Sunshine began studying ballet at the age of 3 and landed her first lead role playing Goldilocks in a kindergarten play.
In 2006, Sunshine began going to professional auditions at the age of 11, and landed her first role in a commercial for Amazing Allysen the talking doll, as well as commercial work for Yoplait Go-Gurt, and Cap’n Crunch.
Four years later in 2010, Sunshine first gained notoriety for her role as Barbara Winslow in the feature film, Marmaduke which was based on the comic strip of the same name.
In 2010, Sunshine again landed a co-starring role on the Disney Channel original series, titled Shake It Up!, as the European exchange student antagonist, Tinka Hessenheffer, alongside Kenton Duty as her flamboyant fraternal twin brother, “Gunther Hessenheffer”. She was a recurring cast member during the first season but was promoted to the regular characters for the second and third season. The series ended in November 2013.
In February 2011, Sunshine became the spokesmodel for the teen fragrance, Puppy Love 4 Girlz. Puppy Love Fragrances is committed to helping homeless dogs and puppies, with a portion of all proceeds of the perfume going to local animal shelters. In May 2011, Sunshine was named one of Dream Magazine’s Top 16 under 16.
Sunshine is also known for her charitable works as she is involved in several other charitable causes including the Joyful Sewing Organization, which makes blankets for cancer patients, Working Wardrobes, which provides assistance to underprivileged women and victims of domestic abuse, the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center, which offers in-home parenting classes to families to break the generational cycle of abuse, the Adopt A Hero program, which provides for the needs of soldiers and their families; the Loaves and Fishes Ministry which helps to feed the homeless, and the Thirst Project which is dedicated to providing clean drinking water to communities in developing nations.
Though Sunshine has been a part of many films and, charitable causes, she got nominated only for the Young Artist Award for 2 consecutive years 2011 and, 2012 for her work in Shake It Up.