Caroline Sunshine Biography

Caroline Mohr Sunshine is an American actress, singer, dancer, and White House Press Assistant. She began her career in showbiz as a child artist, performing in stage plays such as ‘Annie Warbucks,’ ‘Stage Door,’ and ‘The Nutcracker.’ Caroline then ventured into on-screen work, starting with commercials and eventually landing her first pilot for the CBS sitcom ‘Team Spitz.’ Her breakthrough came in 2010 with her film debut in the American family-comedy ‘Marmaduke,’ which gained her popularity. That same year, she took on the role of Tinka Hessenheffer in the Disney Channel sitcom ‘Shake It Up,’ a character that evolved from a recurring role to a main character throughout the series. Caroline has also appeared in other projects such as the film ‘The Outfield’ and the television film ‘Mommy I Didn’t Do It.’ In addition to her acting career, she currently serves as a White House press assistant for US President Donald Trump.

Quick Facts

  • Also Known As: Caroline Mohr Sunshine
  • Age: 28 Years, 28 Year Old Females
  • Family:
    • Father: Thom
    • Mother: Karen Sunshine
    • Siblings: Christopher, Johnny
  • Dancers
  • Actresses
  • U.S. State: Georgia

Childhood & Early Life

Caroline Sunshine was born on September 5, 1995, in Atlanta, Georgia, US, to Thom and Karen Sunshine. She is the eldest child among three children and grew up with her two younger brothers, Johnny and Christopher, in Orange County, California. From a very young age, Caroline showed an interest in performing arts and began studying ballet at the age of three. She had her first lead role as Goldilocks in a kindergarten play and developed a love for old Hollywood classics by watching them with her grandmother. She also frequently accompanied her father to watch Saturday morning movies. Caroline joined the Orange County Children’s Theater and became part of the South Coast Performing Arts dance school in Tustin, California, where she started participating in competitive dancing. She attended Orange Lutheran High School and later studied international relations and economics at Claremont McKenna College and Westmont College.


Caroline Sunshine began her acting career on stage in 2004 when she was around nine years old. She played the role of Annie Warbucks in the musical “Annie Warbucks” at the Orange County Children’s Theatre. In 2005, she appeared as a doll in the ballet “The Nutcracker” at the Academy of Dance and South Coast Performing Arts. In 2006, she played Annie in the Lutheran High School of Orange County production of “Stage Door.” That same year, she started going to professional auditions and got her first commercial break, portraying a large interactive doll named Amazing Allysen. She also appeared in commercials for Quaker Oats Company’s “Cap’n Crunch” cereal and Yoplait Go-Gurt. Caroline made a guest appearance as herself in the television series “What’s the Word?” in 2008. In 2010, she shot her first pilot for the CBS sitcom “Team Spitz” and played the role of Barbara Winslow in the film “Marmaduke.” She gained fame for her role as Tinka Hessenheffer in the American sitcom “Shake It Up,” which premiered in 2010. She continued to feature in the show’s second and third seasons. Caroline received two Young Artist Awards nominations for her role in “Shake It Up” and was named in Dream Magazine’s “Top 16 Under 16” list in 2011. She has also appeared in other projects such as documentaries, TV movies, and musicals.

Personal Life

Caroline Sunshine currently resides in Orange County, California, with her parents and two younger brothers. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, dancing, photography, surfing, baking, cooking, going to the beach, rafting, and snorkeling. She has been in romantic relationships with Adam Irigoyen, Roshon Fegan, and Matt Stumme at different points in her life. Caroline is involved with several charitable organizations and programs, including the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center, the Joyful Sewing Organization, the Adopt A Hero program, Working Wardrobes, Thirst Project, and the Loaves and Fishes Ministry. In 2011, she became the spokesmodel for the teen fragrance “Puppy Love 4 Girlz,” which is dedicated to aiding homeless dogs and puppies.

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