Where is Sterling Knight now? How old was he in Starstruck?


• Sterling Knight, former singer-songwriter, dancer and actor, is best known for his role as Christopher Wilde in Disney’s “Starstruck”
• He has two siblings, Spencer Shuga and Samantha Scarlett Knight, and lived in Texas before moving to Los Angeles, California
• His hobbies are playing the guitar, snowboarding, singing and writing songs
• He has been nominated for multiple awards and has an estimated net worth of over $2 million
• He is active on social media and is currently working on more adult roles in the future.


Known from movies

Short information

Net value $2 million dollars
Date of birth March 5, 1989
Marking Quote ‘Peace Out Suckers’
Fact Can play guitar and sing.

Sterling Knight, a former singer-songwriter, dancer and actor, is known for portraying Christopher Wilde, a famous teen idol and world famous pop star, in the Disney movie ‘Starstruck’ when he was just 22; he will be 32 in 2021. He also appeared in the sitcom “Sonny With a Chance” Oon the Disney Channel, as Chad Dylan Cooper.

Sterling’s family and educational background

Sterling Sandmann Knight was born on March 5, 1989 in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA. Sterling has two siblings, Spencer Shuga and Samantha Scarlett Knight, who also both appeared in some of his YouTube videos where they sing along with Sterling.

His educational background is still unknown, although he loved to perform in theatrical performances during his school days.

He lived in Texas before moving to Los Angeles, California to pursue his acting career.

Personal life and other relationships

In 2007, Sterling dated musician Maddie Cyrus for about a year, after which he got into a relationship with Jessica Bridgeman, an actress known for the TV series “The Encounter”, from 2009-2010. Sterling and Jessica met at a Jonas Brothers concert.

However, in 2018, Sterling got engaged to Ayla Kell, who is known for the TV drama “Make it or Break It”., previously performed in theatrical productions with the American Ballet Theater. Ayla and Sterling are still engaged as of early 2021.

Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts

Some of Sterling’s hobbies include playing the guitar, snowboarding, and of course, singing and writing songs. His passion for music led him to form a band on YouTube with his friend and fellow actor Matt Shively, who is probably best known for playing the role of Ryan Laserbeam in the series “True Jackson, VP” on Nickelodeon. They called their band the “Connecting Channels” which mainly indicates how they work from different kid-friendly TV networks – Disney Channel and Nickelodeon.

He is also good friends in real life with Demi Lovato, his co-actor in “Sonny With A Chance”.

Real knight

How Sterling started his acting career and how it went

As early as the age of 10, Sterling found his passion for acting by participating in several school theater shows, which later led him to take on stage roles in local productions. His experience in theatrical productions boosted his career and he started getting offers to play small roles, in “Hi-Jinks” and “Calm, Career Day”.

Sterling’s first small Disney role was in 2007, in “Hannah Montana”, playing the role of Lucas, Lilly’s boyfriend. That same year, he also appeared in two episodes of “The Closer”, an American television police and crime procedural television show.

The following year, he had small roles in “Out of Jimmy’s Head”, and one of the most renowned TV shows, “Grey’s Anatomy”.

He then appeared in more other shows such as “Sonny With a Chance” in 2009 in the role of Chad Dylan Cooper, a self-centered member of the Mackenzie Falls. Later that year, he made his film debut in the role of Alex O’Donnell, the son of Mike O’Donnell, in the movie “17 Again”, which was a big breakthrough for him.

Two years later he went back to star in “So Random”, a spin-off comedy sketch from the seriesSonny with a chance”.

From 2013, Sterling played the role of Zander Carlson in “Melissa & Joey”, an American television series for two years.

He also landed a role in the action-crime drama movie “Landmine Goes Click” in in which he played Chris.

In 2016, he landed roles in the films “In the Rough” and “Crowded”.

Awards and Recognition

In 2010, Sterling Knight was nominated for two awards, including Teen Choice Awards for his work on “Sonny With a Chance” in the Comedy Actor category, and the Hollywood Teen TV Awards: Teen Pick Actor in the comedy category. latter. He was also nominated in the Favorite Family TV Movie category for his role in Disney’s “Starstruck” for a People’s Choice Award.

He also won an award for playing Chris in the movie “Landmine Goes Click” as the Best Lead Actor in the 2015 Monster Fest Award.

What is he doing now?

Many people, especially those who watched the Disney shows in the 2000s and early 2010s, still wonder why they haven’t seen Sterling Knight in movies and TV shows in quite some time. One of the reasons why Sterling’s career stalled was because of the common phenomenon where actors who used to be very famous in their roles as a child or teenager find it difficult to play adult roles.

He had some trouble landing adult roles and projects over the next few years, but never completely disappeared from the industry.

Despite the challenges, Sterling still finds ways to land mature roles, but one good thing to know is that he has never given up on his passion for acting. In his most recent interview in 2019, with “Sneak Peak” from the University of Texas, he was very positive about his career that he is still working his way up to get more roles in the future. He also said he wanted to play a superhero role.

As of this writing, Sterling Knight is very active in social media. He has a huge following across all platforms from Facebook with 2.6 million followers, Twitter with over 1.4 million and Instagram with over 228k followers.

Physical Characteristics

Sterling Knight is 5ft 10ins tall. His eyes are blue and he has blonde hair. He likes to wear leather jackets, button up shirts, mop top and aviator glasses.

Net value

As of early 2021, Sterling Knight has an estimated net worth of over $2 million dollars.

General information

First and last name Real knight
Net value $2 million dollars
Date of birth March 5, 1989
Height 1.77 meters
Profession Singer-songwriter, comedian, actor
Nationality American


Brothers or sisters Scarlett Knight, Spencer Knight


Nominations Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Comedy
Movies 17 Again, Starstruck, Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale, I Owe My Life to Corbin Bleu, Privileged, Transit, Landmine Goes Click, It Snows All The Time, Calm, Career Day, Monster Heroes, Danny Boy
TV shows Sonny with a chance, so random!, Mackenzie Falls

Links to social profiles

To notice

# Marks / Signs
1 Quote ‘Peace Out Suckers’


# Fact
1 Filming Sonny with a chance [September 2008]
2 Studied with booking coach Amy Lyndon.
3 Is in a band with Matt Shively called “Connecting Channels”.
4 Was considered one of the 55 Faces of the Future by Nylon Magazine’s Young Hollywood Issue.
5 Has a younger sister Samantha Scarlet Knight.
6 Can play guitar and sing.
7 Has a younger brother named Spencer Knight.




Title Year Status Character
The man from the earth: Holocene 2017 after-production
Different flowers 2017 Charlie
Career day 2016 Short Ben Taylor
In the rough 2016 TV serials Cameron Fullbright
Busy 2016 TV serials Nate
Danny Boy 2016 Short Danny
It snows all the time 2016 Art
Melissa and Joey 2013-2015 TV serials Zander Carlson Zander
Landmine is going to click 2015 Chris
The Hotwives of Orlando 2014 TV serials Billy
Randy Cunningham: 9th grade ninja 2013 TV serials Butter maker
So random! 2011-2012 TV serials Chad Dylan Cooper
Transit 2012/i Shane
Sonny with a chance 2009-2011 TV serials Chad Dylan Cooper
I owe my life to Corbin Bleu 2010 Short Cool dude
Monstrous heroes 2010 Gregorio
Elle: A Modern Cinderella Story 2010 Ty Parker
StarStruck 2010 TV movie Christopher Wilde
Sterling Knight: StarStruck 2010 Short Real knight
privileged 2010 Video Soft 1
again 17 2009 Alex
Balls out: Gary the tennis coach 2009 Opposing team’s tennis player (uncredited)
MacKenzie Falls 2009 TV serials Chad Dylan Cooper
Gray’s Anatomy 2008 TV serials Chicken
The closer 2007 TV serials Grady Reed
Hannah Montana 2007 TV serials Luke
Hi-Jinks 2006 TV serials Brandon
Calm 2005 Short Skater boy


Title Year Status Character
Sonny with a chance 2010 TV series performer – 1 episode
StarStruck 2010 TV Movie Artist: “Starstruck”, “What You Mean To Me”, “Hero”, “Shades”, “Something About the Sunshine”, “Got to Believe”


Title Year Status Character
Wipe out 2012 TV serials Himself
Disney Friends for Change games 2011 TV special Himself – Green Team
The Bonnie Hunt Show 2009-2010 TV serials Himself
Disney Channel New Year Star Showdown 2009 TV movie Himself
Zac goes back 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Leo Little’s Big Show 2009 TV series short Himself – Guest
Back to 17 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Disney Channel’s all-new year 2008 TV movie documentary Himself


Awards won

Year Price Ceremony Presentation Movie
2015 jury prize Monster party Best Male Lead Actor Landmine Goes Click (2015)

Nominated awards

Year Price Ceremony Presentation Movie
2010 Teen Choice Awards Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Comedy Sonny with a Chance (2009)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia