After her performance in small groups in Intensify and Cheaper by the dozen, and his recurring role in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Stoner starred as producer and aspiring dancer Caitlyn Gellar in camp rock and its sequel.
Besides coming back for two Intensify follow-up films, Stoner also voiced characters in the heart of the kingdom video game franchise for nearly a decade, as well as Isabella in Disney’s hit animated series Phineas and Ferb.
The 27-year-old wrote an essay for teen vogue in 2018, opening up about his sexuality and his experience of falling in love with a woman – his dance teacher. Stoner also released a single, “When It’s Right”, inspired by the relationship.
She told E! Shortly after, we learned that coming out was “a little scary,” but the risk was worth it. She said: “What matters most is that it’s a really exciting and fresh time for me to feel more like myself than ever.”
In 2019, Stoner debuted his shaved head in his “Stripped Bare” music video, and later opened up about his previous mental health struggles and overcoming an eating disorder.
“Shaving your head is an act of sanity and confidence, not self-harm,” she said. People. “I can’t tell you how many beliefs, opinions and insecurities have fallen to the ground with every tuft of hair, and I’m leaving it there.”
Later that same year, she made headlines for stealing the show at the MTV Video Music Awards when she teamed up with Missy Elliot for an epic performance of “Work It,” 17 years after starring in the hit song’s music video.