Disney Channel Actress Ready for Grown-Up Role

Categories // Entertainment Wednesday, 05 February 2014

Kiersey Clemons is a star in the making. Having made appearances in Disney series’ “Austin & Ally,” “Shake it Up,” “Good Luck Charlie” and CBS’ “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” Clemons has all but stayed under the radar.

But that soon may change for the youthful-looking 20-year-old. With a co-starring role in the Disney Channel Original Movie “Cloud 9,” which attracted 5 million viewers last month and became the No. 2 telecast on any network this season in kids ages 2-11, Clemons role as snarky Skye Sailor in the inspirational snowboarding movie proves she can move from comedy to drama with ease.

“I grew up watching “That’s So Raven,” says the Pensacol, Florida native. “I’m an adult now and I want to do more adult things, but the 12-year-old in me is so excited to have started with Disney. I feel so accomplished.”

As rewarding as a career with Disney can be, Clemens, who is also a fledgling singer, says she conquers self-doubt by not focusing on what everyone else is doing.

“Its really hard not to compare yourself to other people. There’s always going to be someone who’s better than you, and everyone has their own opinion of who is best,” she said. “So you just have to focus on yourself and do the best for you because otherwise it’s going to suck the fun out of everything you do.

'Preachers of L.A. 2' Coming This Fall
Oxygen Media returns to the pulpit with the pick-up of a second season of the authentic docu-series "Preachers of L.A." to air Fall 2014.

Returning with Bishop Noel Jones, Minister Deitrick Haddon, Bishop Clarence McClendon, Pastor Jay Haizlip, Pastor Wayne Chaney and Bishop Ron Gibson (pictured above), “Preachers of L.A.” gives viewers a candid and revealing look at the dynamic lives of these mega-pastors in Southern California. On the heels of the show’s success, the network announced it will begin casting new editions in New York, Atlanta, Dallas and Detroit.

“‘Preachers of L.A.’ touched the heart strings of our Oxygen viewers. They were captivated by the triumphs and tribulations of these men of God and the amazing women and families that stood alongside them.” said Rod Aissa, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development for Oxygen Media. “We look forward to bringing more of these compelling stories to life both in LA and around the country.”

“Preachers of L.A.” hit rating milestones by becoming the most watched freshman series in network history among P25-54 and averaging over one million total viewers. Delivering digital success as well, the series averaged more full episode streams per week in season than any other Oxygen original series and was the #10 most social cable reality program in October and November.

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