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| instrument = [[Singing|Vocals]], [[guitar]], [[piano]], [[keytar]]
| genre = [[Pop music|Pop]],<ref name="allmusic1">{{cite web|last=Sendra |first=Tim |url= |title=Hello My Name Is... - Bridgit Mendler : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards |publisher=AllMusic |date=2012-10-23 |accessdate=2012-10-31}}</ref> [[reggae fusion]],<ref name=rickey1>{{cite web|url=|title=Bridgit Mendler – Hello My Name Is… – Album Review|publisher=Rickey|date=2012-10-28 |accessdate=2013-01-01}}</ref><ref name=muchmusic>{{cite web|url=|title=Bridgit Mendler releases new song Hurricane from debut album| publisher=Much Music|date=2012-08-07 |accessdate=2012-08-26}}</ref> [[Contemporary R&B|R&B]],<ref name="muchmusic"/> [[Soul music|soul]],<ref name="clevvertv1">{{cite web|author=July 19, 2012|url=|title=Bridgit Mendler’s Debut Single "Ready Or Not" Available August 7|publisher=ClevverTV|date=2012-07-19|accessdate=2012-07-29}}</ref> [[funk]],<ref name=gossiplife>{{cite web|url=|title=Bridgit Mendler – ‘Hurricane’ LISTEN NOW| publisher=Gossip File|date=2012-08-07 |accessdate=2012-08-26}}</ref> [[hip hop soul]]<ref name=asia>{{cite web|url=|title=Bridgit Mendler, Disney's feisty big sister|publisher=Asiaone News|date=2012-08-07 |accessdate=2012-08-26}}</ref>
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'''Bridgit Claire Mendler''' (born December 18, 1992) is an [[United States|American]] [[singer-songwriter]], musician, producer<ref name=yapert/> and actress. She plays Teddy Duncan in the [[Disney Channel Original Series]] ''[[Good Luck Charlie]]'' and appeared in the 2009 made for television film ''[[Labor Pains]]''. In 2009, she became a recurring character for the Disney Channel Original Series ''[[Wizards of Waverly Place]]''. In December of that year, she made her theatrical debut in the film ''[[Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel]]'', released on December 23, 2009. Following the positive reception to her character on ''[[Wizards of Waverly Place]]'', who was a vampire and fell in love with [[David Henrie]]'s character, she became the star of the Disney series ''[[Good Luck Charlie]]'', which premiered in April 2010. In 2011, she appeared in the film ''[[Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas]]''.
She starred in the [[Disney Channel Original Movie]] ''[[Lemonade Mouth (film)|Lemonade Mouth]]'', in which her character Olivia performs numerous songs. Two singles were released from the soundtrack featuring her vocals, with both charting on the US [[Billboard Hot 100|''Billboard'' Hot 100]]. In 2012, Mendler released her debut album ''[[Hello My Name Is...]]'', which featured a pop sound.<ref name="Billboard"/> It debuted at number 30 on the US [[Billboard 200|''Billboard'' 200]], and has sold over 173,000 copies as of 2013. Her debut single off the album "[[Ready or Not (Bridgit Mendler song)|Ready or Not]]", became an international Top 40 hit, the song was certified gold in Norway, and platinum in New Zealand, United States and Canada and peaked at number 49 on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100. It was announced that her second single will be "[[Hurricane (Bridgit Mendler song)|Hurricane]]". The video premiered on April 12, 2013 and was shot in [[London]].
==Early life==
Bridgit Claire Mendler was born in [[Washington, D.C.]] on December 18, 1992.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Bridgit Mendler Retrieved October 16, 2012||date=1992-12-18 |accessdate=2012-12-14}}</ref> She moved with her family to the [[San Francisco]] area town of [[Mill Valley, California|Mill Valley]] at age eight.<ref>{{cite web|url= |title=Bridgit Mendler Biography | |date=1992-12-18 |accessdate=2012-12-14}}</ref> It was there where she first expressed interest in acting and began working in plays.<ref name="hr">{{cite web|url= |title=A star is born||accessdate=2010-12-15}}</ref> On the decision, Mendler stated "I was 11 when I did a play out in Northern California and I really enjoyed it and I decided that I wanted to pursue a career and so I got an agent and did commercials and voice-overs and that sort of thing."<ref>{{cite web|author=May 17, 2011 |url= |title=Adam Hicks and Bridgit Mendler Q&A | |date=2011-05-17 |accessdate=2012-12-14}}</ref> When she was only eight years old, Mendler began taking part in local roles in both dramatic and musical theatre, and became the youngest performer in the San Francisco Fringe Festival.<ref>{{cite web|url= |title=Bridgit Mendler "Teddy Duncan" |publisher=Disney ChannelMedianet |archiveurl= |archivedate=November 3, 2012}}</ref> When she was 11 years old, she hired an agent to help her get acting jobs.<ref>{{cite web|url= |title=10 Interesting Facts About Disney’s Bridgit Mendler « Kiss 95.1 – Charlotte’s #1 Hit Music Station | |date=2012-06-01 |accessdate=2012-12-14}}</ref>
===2004–09: Beginning and films===
[[File:Mendler 2007.jpg|thumb|right|140px|Mendler at [[Alice Upside Down]] premiere in 2007.]]
In 2004, Mendler got her first acting role in the animated [[Cinema of India|Indian]] film ''[[The Legend of Buddha]]'', in which she portrayed Lucy. When she was only 13 years old, she got an acting role as a guest star on the soap opera ''[[General Hospital]]''.<ref>{{cite web| |url= |title=Bridgit Mendler | |date= |accessdate=2012-12-14}}</ref> She portrayed the dream child of character [[Lulu Spencer]], in which the two have an argument on Mendler's character's birthday.<ref>{{cite web|url= |title=Bridgit Mendler: Actress | |date= |accessdate=2012-12-14}}</ref> The scene, lasting just under a minute, is later revealed to be a dream.<ref>{{cite web|author=Fanpop, Inc. |url= |title=Bridgit on General Hospital - Bridgit Mendler video |publisher=Fanpop |date= |accessdate=2012-12-14}}</ref> That same year, Mendler was the voice of the character Thorn in the video game ''Bone: The Great Cow Race'', which was based on the [[Bone (comics)|Bone comic series]]. In 2007, Mendler made her film debut in the [[film adaption]] of the [[Alice series|''Alice'' series]], titled ''[[Alice Upside Down]]''. Mendler starred alongside [[Disney Channel]] actress [[Alyson Stoner]] and [[Lucas Grabeel]].<ref>{{cite web|url= |title=Alice Upside Down - Bridgit Mendler: Movies & TV | |date= |accessdate=2012-12-14}}</ref> Bridgit portrayed the antagonistic role of Pamela,<ref>{{cite web|url= |title=Bridgit Mendler in Alice Upside Down | |date=2007-05-12 |accessdate=2012-12-14}}</ref> who is the rival of Stoner's character, Alice.<ref>{{cite web|url= |title=Alice Upside Down |publisher=Rotten Tomatoes |date= |accessdate=2012-12-14}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url= |title=iTunes - Movies - Alice Upside Down | |date= |accessdate=2012-12-14}}</ref> For the film's soundtrack, Mendler provided backing vocals on the song "Free Spirit", performed by Stoner.<ref>{{cite web|url= |title=Alice Upside Down Soundtrack: Various Artists: MP3 Downloads | |date= |accessdate=2012-12-14}}</ref> The film was released straight to DVD on October 6, 2007.
In 2008, it was announced that Mendler would portray the role of Kristen Gregory in the [[film adaption]] of the popular teen novel series ''[[The Clique (novel)|The Clique]] ''by Lisi Harrison. Mendler had the role of Kristen, a girl who attends OCD on a scholarship, and works hard to keep her good grades.<ref>{{cite web|url=\c%20Michael%20Lembeck%2Cp_lbr_actors_browse-bin%3ABridgit%20Mendler |title=The Clique, Michael Lembeck - Bridgit Mendler: Movies & TV | |date= |accessdate=2012-12-14}}</ref> ''The Clique'' was released straight to DVD in Fall of 2008, her second film to be released in this format. In 2007, Mendler had begun working on a film with actress and singer [[Lindsay Lohan]] titled ''[[Labor Pains]]'', which kept being pushed back due to various conflicts and problems. Though initially slated for a theatrical release, the film did not receive one in the US and was instead released as a TV film on [[ABC Family]] on 2009. The film did, however, receive a theatrical release in countries such as [[Russia]], [[Romania]], [[Spain]], the [[U.A.E.]], [[Ecuador]], and [[Mexico]]. The film drew 2.1 million viewers, a better-than-average prime-time audience for ABC Family, and per the network, was the week's top [[Cable television|cable]] film among coveted female demographic groups.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Lindsay Lohan new movie|publisher=E! Online|date=1992-12-18 |accessdate=2012-12-14}}</ref> She had a supporting role in the film ''[[Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel]]''.<ref>{{cite web|url= |title=Exclusive Bridgit Mendler Interview: DisneyMania 7, Good Luck Charlie & More |publisher=Shine On Media |date= |accessdate=2012-12-14}}</ref>
Beginning in 2009, Mendler became a recurring character in the [[Disney Channel]] series ''[[Wizards of Waverly Place]]'', alongside [[Selena Gomez]] and [[David Henrie]]. Mendler portrayed the role of Juliet Van Heusen,<ref>{{cite web|author=Mar 21, 2011 |url= |title=Bridgit Mendler | |date=2011-03-21 |accessdate=2012-12-14}}</ref> a vampire who later forms a romance with David Henrie's character Justin Russo. This lasts till the series finale.<ref>{{cite web|url= |title=Bridgit Mendler Bites Back on 'Wizards of Waverly Place' | |date=2009-07-15 |accessdate=2012-12-14}}</ref> Mendler would go on to appear in eleven episodes total for the series, spanning from 2009 to 2012 when the series officially ended.<ref>{{cite web|url= |title=Bridgit Mendler |publisher=Teen Star Fan Club |date= |accessdate=2012-12-14}}</ref> Also in 2009 Mendler auditioned for ''[[Sonny with a Chance]] ''for the role of Sonny Munroe, but [[Demi Lovato]] was chosen for the role.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Lemonade Mouth Star: Bridgit Mendler|publisher=Yahoo!|date= |accessdate=2012-12-14}}</ref>
===2010–13: Television work and ''Hello My Name Is...''===
[[File:Jason Dolley, Bridgit Mendler and Bradley Steven Perry 2010 (cropped)-2.jpg|thumb|right|200px|[[Jason Dolley]], Mendler and [[Bradley Steven Perry]] in October 2010.]]
In 2010, Mendler became the star of the [[Disney Channel Original Series]] ''[[Good Luck Charlie]]'', centering around a teenage girl who makes videos for her baby sister to watch as she gets older.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Disney eyes another teen star|last=Bond|first=Paul|date=July 14, 2009|work=[[The Hollywood Reporter]]|accessdate=April 7, 2010}}{{subscription required}}<br/>{{cite web|url=|title=Disney eyes another teen star|last=Bond|first=Paul|date=July 15, 2009||archiveurl=|archivedate=November 10, 2011}}<sup>'''(Copy of original)'''</sup></ref> The series premiered on April 4, 2010, and has since been met with a positive critical reception and viewership.<ref>{{cite news|url=|title='Idol,' Fox top week in demos|last=Kissell|first=Rick|date=April 7, 2010|work=Variety |accessdate=April 15, 2010}}</ref> In 2011, she starred as Olivia White, the lead role in the [[Disney Channel Original Movie]], ''[[Lemonade Mouth (film)|Lemonade Mouth]]'',<ref>{{cite web|url= |title=Lemonade Mouth |publisher=Disney Channel Media Net |date= |accessdate=2012-12-14}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|last=Wesely |first=Tommy |url= |title=Meet The Girls of Lemonade Mouth: Bridgit Mendler: Teen Vogue Daily | |date=2011-04-15 |accessdate=2012-12-14}}</ref> watched by 5.7 million viewers on its premiere night.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Friday Cable Ratings: History's ''American Restoration'' Leads Demo; Disney's ''Lemonade Mouth'' Tops Viewing + ''Sanctuary'', ''Smackdown'' and More||date=2011-04-15 |accessdate=2012-12-14}}</ref> Bridgit performed numerous songs for the film's soundtrack, which was released on April 12, 2011 by [[Walt Disney Records]]. The first single released from the soundtrack, titled "[[Somebody (Bridgit Mendler song)|Somebody]]",<ref>{{cite web|last=Gallo |first=Phil |url= |title=Bridgit Mendler Signs with Hollywood Records | |date=2011-03-31 |accessdate=2012-12-14}}</ref> was released on March 4, and peaked at number 89 on the US [[Billboard Hot 100|''Billboard'' Hot 100]] chart.<ref name="billboard1">{{BillboardURLbyName|artist=bridgit mendler|chart=Hot 100}}</ref><ref>{{BillboardURLbyName|artist=bridgit mendler|chart=Heatseekers Songs}}</ref> The second single, "[[Determinate (song)|Determinate]]", charted in numerous other countries and peaked at number 51 on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100.<ref name="billboard1"/> In an interview with Kidzworld Media, Mendler confirmed that there will not be a sequel to ''Lemonade Mouth'', commenting: "There’s not [going to be a sequel to ''Lemonade Mouth''] unfortunately. We had such a great experience working on the movie, and they tried to figure something out for a sequel, but everyone at Disney felt like the movie had completed its story in the first movie. It was a great experience, and I loved working with the cast members and still see them frequently."<ref>{{cite web|url= |title=Bridget Mendler – Lemonade Mouth Won’t Make A Sequel | |date=2012-05-16 |accessdate=2012-07-08}}</ref>
[[File:Mendler in Topsfield, MA.jpg|thumb|left|190px|Mendler in Topsfield, in October 2012.]]
In 2011, Mendler had the supporting role of Appoline in the straight to DVD film ''[[Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2]]''. Mendler recorded the song "[[This Is My Paradise]]" for the film, which was released as a promotional single on January 11, 2011<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=This is My Paradise – Single by Bridgit Mendler|publisher=iTunes|date=February 7, 2012|accessdate=February 7, 2012}}</ref> with a music video directed by Alex Zamm.<ref>{{cite web |url=|title=Bridgit Mendler "This Is My Paradise" Music Video|work=Disney Dreaming|accessdate=February 7, 2012}}</ref> On March 31, 2011, it was confirmed that Mendler had signed with [[Hollywood Records]], and had begun working on her debut album.<ref>{{cite web |url=|title=Bridgit Mendler Signs with Hollywood Records|work=Billboard|accessdate=February 7, 2012}}</ref><ref name="autogenerated1">{{cite web|author= |url= |title=Bridgit Mendler Secret World of Arrietty Video Interview | |date=2012-02-17 |accessdate=2012-03-30}}</ref> Also in 2011 Mendler also starred the [[Disney Channel Original Movie]] ''[[Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas!]]'', which premiered on December 2, 2011.<ref name=premiere>{{cite web|url=|title="Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas!," A Disney Channel Original Movie Premieres Friday, December 2|format=[[Microsoft Word|DOC]]|author=Ashley Kline|publisher=[[The Walt Disney Company]]|date=October 24, 2011|accessdate=October 25, 2011}}</ref> The song "[[I'm Gonna Run to You]]" was co-written and performed by Mendler, and was also featured in the film and released as promotional single on November 12, 2011.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=iTunes - Music - I'm Gonna Run to You - Single by Bridgit Mendler|publisher=iTunes|date=February 7, 2012|accessdate=February 7, 2012}}</ref> Mendler later co-wrote and sang the ''[[Disney's Friends for Change Games]]'' anthem called "[[We Can Change the World]]", released as her third promotional single on June 11, 2011.<ref name="Disney Channel Medianet">{{cite web|url=|title=Premiere of Disney's Friends for Change Anthem "We Can Change The World," Performed By Bridgit Mendler, Friday, June 10 on Disney Channel and Radio Disney|accessdate=June 9, 2011|publisher=Disney Channel Medianet}}</ref> In 2012, she guest starred in the television series ''[[House (TV series)|House]]'' as Callie Rogers, a homeless runaway teenager with a mysterious illness.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Sneak Peek: Bridgit Mendler on "House" Episode|accessdate=June 9, 2011|}}</ref> She voiced the lead role of Arrietty in the American English dub of ''[[The Secret World of Arrietty]]'' and recorded a song "[[The Secret World of Arrietty#Music|Summertime]]" for the movie, released as promotional single on February 2.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Summertime (from "The Secret World of Arrietty") – Single by Bridgit Mendler|publisher=iTunes|date=February 7, 2012|accessdate=February 7, 2012}}</ref>
[[File:Mendler 043.jpg|thumb|right|170px|Mendler performing on [[Bridgit Mendler Summer Tour|Summer Tour]] in July 2013.]]
In the Summer of 2012, Mendler confirmed that the title of her official debut single was "[[Ready or Not (Bridgit Mendler song)|Ready or Not]]", written by Mendler herself, [[Emanuel Kiriakou|Emanuel "Eman" Kiriakou]] and [[E. Kidd Bogart|Evan "Kidd" Bogart]]. The song was released for digital download on August 7 and for radio airplay on August 21, 2012.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Music – Ready Or Not – Single by Bridgit Mendler - iTunes Canada|publisher=iTunes Store (CA). Apple|accessdate=September 26, 2012}}</ref> "Ready or Not" peaked only 49 in United States<ref>{{cite web|url={{BillboardURLbyName|artist=bridgit mendler|chart=Hot 100}}|title=Billboard Hot 100|publisher=Billboard |date=2012-09-08 |accessdate=2012-09-13}}</ref> and 53 in Australia,<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Chartifacts - Wednesday 14th November 2012|publisher=ARIA Charts|date=2012-10-11 |accessdate=2012-09-13}}</ref> but peaked at number seven in the United Kingdom and within the top twenty of the charts in Belgium, the Republic of Ireland and New Zealand.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=UK Singles Chart - Bridgit Mendler|publisher=UK Charts|date= |accessdate=2010-05-13}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Bridgit Mendler Ultratop Discografie||accessdate=February 25, 2012}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Scottish Singles Chart - Bridgit Mendler|publisher=Official Charts|accessdate=2010-04-15}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url= |title=NZ Top 40 Singles Chart &#124; The Official New Zealand Music Chart | |date=2012-12-24 |accessdate=2012-12-28}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Discography Bridgit Mendler| Hung Medien|accessdate=April 24, 2011}}</ref> The song was platinum certification on United States<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=US certifications: BridgitMendler|publisher=Recording Industry Association of America|accessdate=17 October 2012}}</ref> and Canada<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Gold Platinum Database: BridgitMendler|publisher=Music Canada|accessdate=17 October 2012}}</ref> and Gold in Denmark,<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=16/05-2013 - Certificeringer IFPI Denmark|publisher=IFPI Denmark|accessdate=2012-10-17}}</ref> New Zealand<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Bridgit Mendler on New Zealand||accessdate=2012-10-17}}</ref> and Norway.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Bridgit Mendler on Norway|publisher=IFPI|accessdate=2012-10-17}}</ref> Mendler ventured on her first headlining tour, [[Bridgit Mendler: Live in Concert]], supported her first studio album. The tour primarily reached only the North America and she playing at state fairs, music festivals and Jingle Ball's concerts series.<ref name=wesllfargo>{{cite web|url=|title=Bridgit Mendler live in Philadelphia, PA|publisher=Bands In Town|date=2012-10-28 |accessdate=2013-01-01}}</ref> Mendler's debut album, ''[[Hello My Name Is...]]'', was released on October 22 by [[Hollywood Records]] and all the songs were written by Mendler with collaborators.<ref name="Billboard">{{cite web|url= |title=Latest Music News, Band, Artist, Musician & Music Video News | |date= |accessdate=2012-08-20}}</ref> The album peaked at number 30 on the [[Billboard 200|''Billboard'' 200]]<ref>{{cite web|url={{BillboardURLbyName|artist=bridgit mendler|chart=Billboard 200}}|title=Billboard Chart History: Bridgit Mendler|work=Billboard|date= |accessdate=2010-05-13}}</ref> and sold less than 200,000 copies in the country.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Week 26-2013 SoundScan Chartpack|publisher=Vakseen|accessdate=2012-10-17}}</ref> Internationally "Hello My Name Is .." debuted in a few countries as Poland, Australia, United Kingdom, France and Spain.<ref>{{cite web | title= Bridgit Mendlerr: Hello My Name Is... - Album Charts Week November 26, 2012| publisher=ZPAV| url=| accessdate=2011-04-12}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Chartifacts - Tuesday 13th August 2013|publisher=ARIA Charts|date=2012-10-11 |accessdate=2012-09-13}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url=|title=UK Charts - Hello My Name Is...|publisher=UK Charts|date=2011-05-30|accessdate=June 4, 2011}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url=|title=Bridgit Mendler discography - Spain Charts - Hello My Name Is...|work=Spanish Charts |publisher=Hung Medien |accessdate=2009-12-05}}</ref> Mendler's vocals have been compared to [[Lily Allen]], [[Cher Lloyd]], [[Jessie J]] and [[Karmin]].<ref name=muchmusic/> She release two promotional single on the album: "[[Forgot to Laugh]]" and "[[Top of the World (Bridgit Mendler song)|Top of the World]]".
On February 12, 2013, her second single, "[[Hurricane (Bridgit Mendler song)|Hurricane]]", was released for radio airplay.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Top 40/Mainstream Spotlight Trax|publisher=Top 40 Mainstream|accessdate=September 27, 2012}}</ref> The song peaked at number 1 ''[[Billboard (magazine)|Billboard]]'' [[Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles|Bubbling Under Hot 100]], in United States, and sold over 300,000 digital copies in. In April 2 Mendler released a remix single version<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Hurricane - Bridgit Mendler (UK)|publisher=iTunes Store (UK). Apple|accessdate=2013-07-09}}</ref> and, in June 21, a EP remixed.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Hurricane (Remixes) - EP - Bridgit Mendler (UK)|publisher=iTunes Store (UK). Apple|accessdate=2013-07-09}}</ref> Also in June Mendler debuted her second tour, the [[Bridgit Mendler Summer Tour|Summer Tour]], reached only the United States. In April 30 she released the [[extended play]], ''[[Live in London (Bridgit Mendler EP)|Live in London]]'', by [[Universal Music]], recorded in a special performance in the United Kingdom.<ref>{{Cite web|url=|title=Bridgit Mendler - Live in London|publisher=Allmusic|date=2011-05-30|accessdate=June 4, 2011}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url=|title=Our artists / Bridgit Mendler / Discography / Live In London|publisher=Universal Music|date=2011-05-30|accessdate=June 4, 2011}}</ref>
===2013–present: Second album===
On August 9, 2013 Mendler confirmed in an interview to [[Billboard (magazine)|Billboard]] that she is working on her second album, but she had to start writing songs again, because she lost all the songs already written when her laptop broke.<ref name=billboard2013>{{cite web|url=|title=Bridgit Mendler Checks In On Touring, 'Hurricane' Single & Next Album|publisher=Billboard|date=2012-10-28 |accessdate=2013-01-01}}</ref> On September 9, Mendler revealed on her Twitter some snippets of a new song, unofficially called "Afternoon for You".<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=They gave me a minute Asked me "What will you do with it?" I took it and stretched it Into an afternoon for you|publisher=Tweetwood|date=2012-10-28 |accessdate=2013-01-01}}</ref> On September 25, she confirmed that was she was back recording in the studio.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Bridgit Mendler Talks Working on Her Next Album||date=2012-10-28 |accessdate=2013-01-01}}</ref> In November, Mendler revealed some producers and songwriter of the upcoming album, including [[Mitch Allan]], [[Dan Book]], Alexei Misoul, Augie Ray, Beloryze and Trion.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Bridgit Mendler has help of three composers for new album!|publisher=Febre Teen|date=2012-10-28 |accessdate=2013-01-01}}</ref>
==Personal life==
On March 27, 2012, [[Shane Harper]] said in an interview to Akash Sharma of ''Officially The Hottest'' for the first time that he was dating Mendler. Harper told they became friends early in [[Good Luck Charlie]] and began dating in 2011, but they decided not to reveal so far.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=[EXCLUSIVE] Interview With Shane Harper|work=Officially the Hottest|accessdate=22 May 2013}}</ref> In an interview with [[Cambio (magazine)|Cambio]] in September 2012, Mendler stated that it took two years between her meeting Harper and beginning to date him. She said "It wasn't one of those... 'you meet on a set and you wind up dating instantly,' it took like two years".<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Bridgit Mendler and Shane Harper Dating: Bridgit Spills All in New Interview|work=Cambio|accessdate=22 May 2013}}</ref> In March 2013, Mendler said in an interview to Sarah Bull of ''[[Daily Mail]]'' that the fact her boyfriend in real-life is also her boyfriend on hit show [[Good Luck Charlie]] doesn't disturb the relationship: "I think it makes it easier, especially when it’s a person who you’ve worked with for a long time".<ref name=dailymailshane>{{cite web|url=|title=EXCLUSIVE: 'It makes it easier dating another actor... everyone loves us together!' Bridgit Mendler on her romance with Good Luck Charlie co-star Shane Harper|work=Daily Mail|accessdate=22 May 2013}}</ref> In August 2013 it was suspected that Mendler was pregnant, but she denied.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Bridgit Mendler Says She Is Not Pregnant|work=Disney Dreaming|accessdate=22 May 2013}}</ref>
In 2012 she began classes at the [[University of Southern California]] of the Liberal Arts course.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=HC Interviews Bridgit Mendler|work=Her Campus|accessdate=22 May 2013}}</ref> In 2013 Mendler chose classes of [[Jazz|jazz history]] to specialize.<ref>{{cite web|url=url=|title=Allentown Fair: Bridgit Mendler hopes 'Good Luck' follows her through career|work=Hispanic Business|accessdate=22 May 2013}}</ref>
==Other ventures==
[[File:Give With Target 0044.png|thumb|left|210px|Mendler visit a school in Baltimore, MD, to donate $25,000 for Target's campaign, in 2012.]]
In 2010, Mendler became ambassador to [[First Book]], a campaign to encourage reading and gives books to children in need.<ref name="">{{cite web|url=|title=Bridgit Mendler Talks To Radio Disney About Her Charity|work=Disney Dreaming|accessdate=22 May 2013}}</ref> In 2011 it becomes part of [[Disney's Friends for Change]], a [[Prosocial behavior|pro-social]] "[[Environmentalism|green]]" initiative of charity for environmental issues encouraging fans to take action.<ref name=""/> As campaign theme that year Mendler released a promotional single on June 11, "[[We Can Change the World]]", raising $250,000 to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund.<ref name="Disney Channel Medianet"/> She also participated of the [[Disney's Friends for Change Games]], a Olympic-based televised games aired on the [[Disney Channel]], getting $125,000 donation to [[UNICEF]] as Yellow Team captain and also competing for $100,000. But her team lost to the [[World Wide Fund for Nature]].<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Disney Friends for Change Games begin airing June 24 on Disney Channel|accessdate=June 9, 2011|publisher=Orlando Sentinel}}</ref> In 2012 Mendler won the honorary award [[Common Sense Media]] as ''Role Model of the Year'' for his work against bullyng.<ref>{{cite web|url= |title=Disney Star Bridgit Mendler Awarded 2012 'Role Model of the Year' | |date=2012-04-26 |accessdate=2012-07-08}}</ref> Mendler was the third young artist to win the award, which usually honors environmentalists and scholars.<ref>{{cite web|url= |title=Awards - 2012 |publisher=Common Sense Media |date= |accessdate=2012-07-08}}</ref> Also attended the annual [[UNICEF]] acoustic concert in [[New York]] to raise donations for charity in January 2013.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Bridgit Mendler and Noah Guthrie Added to Selena Gomez' UNICEF Concert|publisher=Fanlala|accessdate=2012-07-08}}</ref>
[[File:Give With Target 0041.png|thumb|right|210px|Mendler with children-in-need in Baltimore, MD, in 2012.]]
Was featured in a March 2013 public campaign [[Seventeen (magazine)|Delete Digital Drama]] with the [[Seventeen (magazine)|Seventeen Magazine]] to end [[cyberbullying]].<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Spread Love, Not Hate|publisher=Seventeen Magazine|accessdate=2012-07-08}}</ref> About the campaign she said "Being bullied is something I experienced in school and it is not fun...I love working to end cyberbullying. People don't have to push back as much as they would in real life. People need to realize bullying has just as much of an impact online because words are so cutting and difficult to deal with".<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Fighting Cyberbullying Comes From The Heart|publisher=Seventeen Magazine|accessdate=2012-07-08}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Bullying Online Is Just As Bad As In Person|publisher=Seventeen Magazine|accessdate=2012-07-08}}</ref> In May 2013 Mendler traveled to the United Kingdom to fundraise for [[Comic Relief]], given the aim of making her laugh with their jokes for a £1 donation. The campaign aimed to raising £100,000 and give families hope.<ref name=daily2013>{{cite web|url=|title=It makes it easier dating another actor... everyone loves us together!' Bridgit Mendler on her romance with Good Luck Charlie co-star Shane Harper|work=Daily Mail|accessdate=22 May 2013}}</ref> About this work, she said: 'I love supporting something that is so positive and fun for people to get involved in and where people can really do something to help out."<ref name=daily2013/> She also worked with [[Acuvue]] being a mentor to help Katie, a winner of the 2013 ''[[Acuvue]] 1-Day Contest'', get closer to her dream of making a difference.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Bridgit Helps Aspiring Singer Reach Her '1-Day' Goal!|work=Teen Magazine|accessdate=22 May 2013}}</ref>
On October 8 Mendler hosted the event [[We Day]] of [[Free the Children|Free The Children Foundation]] with [[Debby Ryan]], a campaign helps build schools for underprivileged children of [[Canada]] and U.S. cities.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Debby Ryan, Bridgit Mendler And More At “We Day” Minnesota|work=Disney 411|accessdate=22 May 2013}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Carly Rae Jepsen, Bridgit Mendler and Demi Lovato announced to join headliners the Jonas Brothers and Mia Farrow at We Day Minnesota|work=We Day|accessdate=22 May 2013}}</ref> Also for [[Free the Children|Free The Children Foundation]] she was godmother of We Create a Change with [[Avril Lavigne]] and [[Demi Lovato]] to help needy children.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=The Jonas Brothers, Carly Rae Jepsen, Bridgit Mendler, Queen Noor of Jordan, Minnesota Vikings and Barbara Pierce Bush take the stage today for We Day Minnesota|work=Reuters|accessdate=22 May 2013}}</ref> On November 16, she participated of the World Challenge Marathon for [[Save the Children|Save the Children Foundation]], a charity race to helps children with health problems.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Bridgit Mendler Takes on Save the Children's World Marathon Challenge|work=Save the Children Foundation|accessdate=22 May 2013}}</ref>
===Work with Target===
In July 2012 Bridgit became ambassador of the campaign ''Give With Target'' with [[Target Corporation]] to raise funds to reform schools in the United States.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Bridgit Mendler Give With Target Campaign|publisher=Disney Dreaming|accessdate=2012-07-08}}</ref> The campaign aims to get $1 billion by 2015.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Bridgit Mendler Joins Target to Raise $1 Billion for Schools!|publisher=Sweety High|accessdate=2012-07-08}}</ref> To start the Target campaign, they invested $5 million and distributes $25,000 grants to 100 in-need schools for the school year.<ref name=target2012>{{cite web|url=|title=Target Launches $5 Million Campaign for Education|publisher=Target|accessdate=2012-07-08}}</ref> Mendler told about the incentive: “I’m excited to partner with Target on their Give With Target campaign and celebrate the start of a new school year with kids across the country. It's so important for all kids to have everything they need for a successful school year”.<ref name=target2012/> In August she got $5 million donated by [[The Walt Disney Company]] and more $2 million donated by people at [[Facebook]].<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Disney darling Bridgit Mendler helps kick off nationwide 'Give with Target' campaign for schools in need|publisher=CNN|accessdate=2012-07-08}}</ref>
===Fashion line===
In 2012 Mendler signs for [[Target Corporation]] to release an exclusive herself line of clothing inspired by her character [[Teddy Duncan]] of [[Good Luck Charlie]].<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Target D-Signed Teddy Duncan Collection|publisher=Disney Dreaming|accessdate=2012-07-08}}</ref> The ''D-Signed by Teddy Duncan'' fashion collection includes clothing, accessories, hats, scarves and souvenirs for girls of 4–18 years old.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Disney’s D-Signed Teddy Duncan Clothing Collection Hits Stores|work=Child Mode|accessdate=2012-07-08}}</ref> In March 2013 it released a spring version.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Dress like Teddy Duncan|publisher=Girls Life Magazine|accessdate=2012-07-08}}</ref>
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Mendler has cited [[Bob Dylan]] as her biggest musical influence.<ref name=huffington>{{cite web|url=|title=Bridgit Mendler On 'Good Luck Charlie,' Music, And The Craziest Thing A Fan Has Asked Her |publisher=Huffington Postn|accessdate=March 31, 2013|date=June 20, 2009}}</ref> To Taylor Trudon of ''Huffington Post'' she said: "He was the first musician I got into where I paid attention to songwriting. He has a way of writing songs that's really playful with lyrics, but at the same time he's saying something that people feel is important and that they relate to. He spoke for a whole generation.".<ref name=huffington/> Also to Trudon, Mendler cited [[Etta James]], [[B.B. King]], [[Lily Allen]] and [[Billie Holiday]], and talked about these artists: "I love that they have soul in their voices. I think that's something important is having.".<ref name=huffington/> Other musical influences include [[Fugees]],<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Disney Actress And Singer Bridgit Mendler Inspired By Bob Dylan And The Fugees|publisher=Yahoo|accessdate=March 31, 2013|date=June 20, 2009}}</ref> [[Elvis Costello]],<ref name=DisneyUK>{{cite web|url=|title=Bridgit Mendler Talks... Music|work=Disney Channel UK|accessdate=March 31, 2013|date=June 20, 2009}}</ref> [[The Delfonics]],<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Bridgit Mendler: 'Ready Or Not' - Single review|publisher=Digital Spy|accessdate=March 31, 2013|date=June 20, 2009}}</ref> [[Red Hot Chilli Pepers]]<ref name=asia/> and [[Van Morrison]].<ref name=newswithtags/> She was also influenced by Canadian artists [[Feist (singer)|Feist]]<ref name=grammyinterview>{{cite web|url=|title=Bridgit Mendler Performs Exclusive Set At The Recording Academy|work=Grammy|accessdate=March 31, 2013|date=June 20, 2009}}</ref> and [[Tegan and Sara]].<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Bridgit Mendler’s Acoustic Version Of "I Was A Fool"|publisher=Dis411|accessdate=July 28, 2013}}</ref> Among the [[pop music]] artists, Mendler cited [[Maroon 5]],<ref name=grammyinterview/> [[No Doubt]], [[Destiny's Child]],<ref name=newswithtags>{{cite web|url=|title=Bridgit Mendler Talks "Hello My Name Is...", Summer Tour, and More||accessdate=March 31, 2013|date=June 20, 2009}}</ref> [[Justin Timberlake]],<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=EXCLUSIVE! We chat to the Disney star about 1D, JT and Britney|work=MTV|accessdate=March 31, 2013|date=June 20, 2009}}</ref> [[Beyoncé Knowles]] and [[Bruno Mars]].<ref name=huffington/>
On [[USA Today]] in December 2, 2012 Mendler said that she is influenced by British [[Neo soul|neo-soul]] and listed [[Ellie Goulding]], [[Florence and the Machine]], [[Marina and the Diamonds|Marina Diamandis]] and [[Lianne La Havas]] as her biggest British influences.<ref name=usatoday>{{cite web|url=|title=On the Verge: Disney's Bridgit Mendler|work=USA Today|accessdate=March 31, 2013|date=June 20, 2009}}</ref> She has also mentioned [[Natasha Bedingfield]],<ref name=newswithtags/> [[Broken Bells]], [[Mark Ronson]] and [[Amy Winehouse]].<ref name=DisneyUK/> In 2013 Mendler cited [[Adele]] as influence: "I admire the career of Adele, because she has her own musical style. She does things her way and writes about things she is passionate about. It is really working out well for her."<ref name=DisneyUK/> She also mentioned [[Ed Sheeran]] and said she would love to write songs with him.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=PROFILE: BRIDGIT MENDLER|publisher=Daily Star UK|accessdate=March 31, 2013|date=June 20, 2009}}</ref>
===Musical style and voice===
Her voice and style has been compared constantly to that of [[Cher Lloyd]]<ref name=dailymailshane/> and [[Lily Allen]].<ref name=muchmusic/> Her music is generally [[Pop music|pop]]<ref name="allmusic1"/> and [[reggae fusion]]<ref name="rickey1"/><ref name=muchmusic/> and has features [[Contemporary R&B|R&B]],<ref name="muchmusic"/> [[Soul music|soul]],<ref name="clevvertv1"/> [[funk]],<ref name=gossiplife/> and [[hip hop soul]].<ref name=asia/> Mendler possesses a [[mezzo-soprano]] vocal range and she reaches three octaves.<ref name="allmusic1">{{cite web|url=|title=Vocal Range: Bridgit Mendler |publisher=CriticOfMusic|date=2012-10-23 |accessdate=2012-10-31}}</ref>
{| class="wikitable sortable"
! Year
! Title
! Role
! class="unsortable" | Notes
| 2004
| ''[[The Legend of Buddha]]''
| Lucy
| Voice
| 2007
| ''[[Alice Upside Down]]''
| Pamela Jones
| 2008
| ''[[The Clique (film)|The Clique]] ''
| Kristen Gregory
| 2009
| ''[[Labor Pains]]''
| Emma Clayhill
| Television film
| 2009
| ''[[Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel]]''
| Becca Kingston
| Voice
| 2011
| ''[[Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2]]''
| Appoline
| Voice
| 2011
| ''[[Lemonade Mouth (film)|Lemonade Mouth]]''
| Olivia White
| Television film; [[List of Disney Channel Original Movies|Disney Channel Original Movie]]
| 2011
| ''[[Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas!]]''
| Teddy Duncan
| Television film; Disney Channel Original Movie
| 2012
| ''[[Arrietty|The Secret World of Arrietty]]''
| Arrietty
| Voice
| 2014
| ''[[Muppets Most Wanted]]''
| Minnie<ref name=ibtimes>{{cite web |url=|title='Muppets Most Wanted' Teaser Trailer Features Slew Of Celebrity Cameos In Upcoming 'Muppets' Sequel |work=International Business Time|date=March 21, 2013|accessdate=July 6, 2013}}</ref>
| ''Post-producing''
{| class="wikitable sortable"
! Year
! Title
! Role
! class="unsortable" | Notes
| 2006
| ''[[General Hospital]]''
| Lulu's dream daughter
| "11129" (Season 44, episode 16)
| 2009
| ''[[Jonas L.A.|Jonas]]''
| Penny
| "Wrong Song" (Season 1, episode 1)
| 2009–12
| ''[[Wizards of Waverly Place]]
| [[Juliet van Heusen]]
| Recurring role
| 2010–present
| ''[[Good Luck Charlie]]''
| Teddy Duncan
| Lead role; [[Disney Channel Original Series]]
| 2011
| ''[[Disney's Friends for Change Games]]''
| Herself
| Yellow Team
| 2011
| ''[[So Random!]]''
| Herself
| "Bridgit Mendler, Adam Hicks and Hayley Kiyoko" (Season 1, episode 16)
| 2011
| ''[[Extreme Makeover: Home Edition]]''
| Herself
| "The Walker Family" (Season 9, episode 9)
| 2011
| ''[[PrankStars]]''
| Herself
| "Secret Agent" (Season 1, episode 6)
| 2012
| ''[[House (TV series)|House]]''
| Callie Rogers
| "[[Runaways (House)|Runaways]]" (Season 8, episode 10)
| 2012
| ''[[Austin Mahone Takeover]]''
| Herself
| "At Jingle Ball with Sean Kingston & Enrique Iglesias" (Season 1, episode 15)
| 2013
| ''[[MTV Live HD|MTV Live: Bridgit Mendler]]''
| Herself
| Television musical documentary<ref>{{Cite web|url=|title=Bridgit Mendler: MTV Live|publisher=MTV|date=2011-05-30|accessdate=June 4, 2011}}</ref>
| 2013
| ''[[Violetta (TV series)|Violetta]]''
| Herself
| "A Celebrity, a Song" (Season 2, episode 11)
| 2013
| ''[[We Day]]''
| Herself / Presenter
| 2013
| ''[[Jessie (TV series)|Jessie]]''
| Teddy Duncan
| "Good Luck Jessie: NYC Christmas" (Season 3, episode 7)
{| class="wikitable sortable"
|+Video games
! Year
! Title
! Role
! class="unsortable" | Notes
| 2006
| ''[[Bone: The Great Cow Race]]''
| Thorn
| Voice
{{Main|Bridgit Mendler discography}}
;Studio albums
* ''[[Hello My Name Is...]]'' (2012)
* ''[[TBA]]'' (2014)
==Concert tours==
* [[Bridgit Mendler: Live in Concert|Live in Concert]] (2012–13)
* [[Bridgit Mendler Summer Tour|Summer Tour]] (2013)
==Awards and nominations==
{{Main|List of awards and nominations received by Bridgit Mendler}}
==External links==
{{Commons category|Bridgit Mendler}}
* {{official website|}}
* {{IMDb name|1847099}}
* {{Facebook|BridgitMendler}}
* {{Twitter|bridgitmendler}}
* {{Youtube user|BridgitMendlerVEVO}}
* [ Artist site on Disney Music]
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{{Bridgit Mendler songs}}
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| DATE OF BIRTH = December 18, 1992
| PLACE OF BIRTH = [[Washington, D.C.]], United States
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