China Anne McClain is an American child actress and singer, best known for her role as Jazmine Payne in Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, her lead role as Chyna Parks in the Disney Channel original series A.N.T. Farm and appearing in the film Daddy’s Little Girls.
China Anne McClain was born August 25, 1998 in Decatur, Georgia. McClain belongs to an artistic family, with a father who is a music producer, vocalist, writer and sound engineer, and a mother who is also a vocalist and songwriter. She also has two older sisters. they are Lauryn Alyisa McClain and Sierra Lauryn Mclain. Both of her sisters also act.
She made her major motion picture debut in the 2005 film The Gospel alongside Boris Kodjoe and Idris Elba. McClain has a significant role in the television series Tyler Perry’s House of Payne where she plays Jazmine Payne, the daughter of Clarence James AKA C.J. and Janine Payne. She appears in the movie Daddy’s Little Girls as a little girl named China. In this film her sisters, Sierra and Lauryn play her older sisters. McClain has a small part in Hannah Montana in the episode Welcome to the Bungle as a little girl named Isabel. She also has a part in Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service in the episode Knockout as Kayla Vance.
In 2010, McClain was seen in the movie Hurricane Season as Alana Collins. She then appeared in the movie Grown Ups as Charlotte McKenzie. In the same year, she was featured on the JONAS L.A. soundtrack singing “Your Biggest Fan” with the Jonas Brothers.
In 2011, McClain will star in an all new Disney Channel Original Series A.N.T. Farm along with Sierra McCormick, Jake Short and Stefanie Scott. McClain also played Tina, angel in training, in the Wizards of Waverly Place trilogy, Wizards vs. Angels.