Morgan Elizabeth York (born January 18, 1993) is an American former child actress,[5] in the process of launching a career as a novelist. She is best known for her roles as Kim Baker in the film Cheaper by the Dozen, and as Sarah in the Hannah Montana series.

Career

Though York was used in a Braun ThermoScan Ear Thermometer commercial when she was eight months old, her first real acting jobs began at age nine. She auditioned for a talent agency and was approved to be represented, after which she began going out on auditions and getting minor roles. Her first role was in 2003 as an extra in the short film "The Vest".[6] Her first major film role was in 2003 at age 10 when she was given the part of Kim Baker in the box-office hit Cheaper by the Dozen.[7] For their performance York and her cast-mates won the Young Artist Award for "Best Young Ensemble in a Feature Film". In 2004, she filmed The Pacifier. Her portrayal of younger daughter Lulu Plummer was well received.[8] In the summer of 2005, York headed back to Toronto to film Cheaper by the Dozen 2. From 2006 to 2010, York appeared in eleven episodes of the Disney series Hannah Montana. York stopped acting in 2010, after Hannah Montana's fourth season finished production.[9] She stated she would not return to acting in the future.[10]

Personal life

York grew up in Los Angeles, California. She chose to stop acting in 2010 at the end of her run in the Hannah Montana series. On her blog, she stated "the older I got, and the more I felt like writing was my true calling."[10] She graduated with a self-designed degree in "Writing Fiction: Listening, Absorbing, and Creating" at University of Redlands in 2015[11]. She is currently working on launching a career as a young adult novelist.[10] She is the older sister of and Thomas York.

Filmography

Film
YearFilmRoleNotes
2003Vest, TheThe VestExtra
Cheaper by the DozenKimberly "Kim" BakerWon a Young Artist Awards for Best Young Ensemble
2005Pacifier, TheThe PacifierLulu Plummer
Cheaper by the Dozen 2Kimberly "Kim" BakerNominated for a Young Artist Awards for Best Young Ensemble
Television
YearProductionCharacterNotes
2001Sesame Street: Kids' Favorite Songs 2HerselfFeatured with sister Wendy
2004Practice, TheThe PracticeMelissa StewartEpisode: "Going Home"
Life with BonnieChristine HarrisEpisode: "Dare to Be Different"
2006–2010Hannah MontanaSarahTV series (11 episodes)

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated WorkResult
2004Young Artist AwardsBest Young Ensemble in a Feature FilmCheaper by the DozenWon
2006Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble CastCheaper by the Dozen 2Nominated