Sierra, Lauryn & China Anne McClain
In 2004, China Anne, the youngest sister, landed the role of Alexis in the film, The Gospel directed by Rob Hardy. China Anne (8) and her two sisters, Sierra (12) and Lauryn (10), all appear in the film and their passion for acting blossomed.
In December 2005, Reuben Cannon and Shay Griffin cast China Anne in Tyler Perry's television series, House of Payne. While on the set, China Anne introduced her sisters Sierra and Lauryn to producer Reuben Cannon and the girls performed a song for him. This fateful night would lead to the ‘opportunity of a lifetime' when the three sisters were offered roles in Tyler Perry's third film, Daddy's Little Girls. Their brother, Gabriel McClain (5), also appears in the film as the son of Christopher played by Brian J. White.
Their mother, Shontell McClain became a sitcom writer on the Tyler Perry staff. Since then, the McClain Sisters are comprising ideas for television and film projects, as well as children's books. Sierra, Lauryn and China Anne are all honor students and still appear in stage plays at their schools. Sierra has performed in numerous school productions and became a finalist in a countywide writing contest in 2003. Lauryn also acts in school plays, has received multiple citizenship awards and has artwork on display at her school's art show. China Anne enjoys painting elaborate works of art and writing in her journal. She recently landed the role of Margaret in A Dennis the Menace Christmas directed by Ron Oliver. The McClain Sisters hope to travel the world someday performing together and they plan to do more films and television projects.
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