China Anne McClain

China Anne McClain, born August 25, 1998, started her acting career in the film “The Gospel” in 2005 and has become a successful singer and actor. She became well-known when she began working with Tyler Perry’s studios on the series “House of Payne.” She started her musical career as a member of the “3McClaingirls” band which she formed with her three sisters in 2005. Her single “What’s my name” was certified gold after selling 500,000 units. We will help you celebrate this talented entertainer right here.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

China Anne McClain


ChinChin, Chinala, Chine

Birth date:

August 25, 1998




5' 1.8"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$2 million

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China Anne McClain is a famous American entertainer who has charmed millions with her acting and singing skills. She started acting at a young age, and her fans have watched her evolve as an entertainer over the years. McClain was born on August 25, 1998, in Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia. Her zodiac sign is Virgo, and her ethnicity is African American. She comes from a musical family. Her parents Micheal and Shontell both work in the music industry. McClain says her parents are her biggest influence and her greatest support system.

Some of McClain’s earliest acting roles include “The Gospel” (2005) and Tyler Perry’s T.V. series, “House of Payne” (2007). She was to star in Disney’s “Jump in” (2007), but she turned the role down. However, she got to work with Disney in “Daddy’s Little Girls” (2007), a movie that also featured her two sisters, as they also played her older siblings in the film.

In 2011, McClain starred in the American teen sitcom “Wizards of Waverly Place” and also took the lead role in the Disney Channel series “A.N.T. Farm” (2011), which Disney tailored for her by rhyming her movie name with her real name. For the “A.N.T. Farm series.” Her talents were evident as she not only composed but also sang the theme song “Exceptional,” which is a cover of Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite.” In 2014, McClain competed as one of the celebrity contestants on A.B.C.’s “Sing Your Face Off” (2014), which she won. She appeared in all of the “Descendants” series and later in Netflix’s “Hubie Halloween” (2020), a comedy. She starred in “Black Lightning” in 2018 and appeared in all the series until she left the series in 2021.

Career timeline

The Move Into Acting

Rob Hardy allows untested McClain to star in his movie "The Gospel."

The Launch of a Band

McClain joins forces with her sisters to form the “3McClaingirls” band.

The Meeting With the First Lady

McClain meets Mrs. Michelle Obama at the White House

The Move From Black Lightning

McClain leaves the series saying she wants to focus on other projects.

Why We Love China Anne McClain

  1. She cares about her mental health

    When the going got tough, she took time off to take care of herself. We think her decision is a great one.

  2. She's not scared of trying new things

    She started learning the business side of entertainment. We love people who constantly strive to be better.

  3. She involves herself in charitable causes

    McClain lent her voice to encourage young people to create handmade valentine cards for older citizens. She loves improving the lives of people around her.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. She is named after a country

    McClain’s mum named her after the country China as a tribute to girls everywhere.

  2. She is a Beyonce fan

    She believes her style of music is similar to that of Beyonce, the superstar singer.

  3. She was an honors student

    Despite her musical commitments, McClain performed well in her studies.

  4. She is a devout Christian

    McClain never misses an opportunity to tell people about her beliefs, and she feels good practicing her faith.

  5. She is a Harry Potter fan

    McClain loves the Harry Potter movies series, and she reenacts some of the scenes in the movie.

China Anne McClain FAQs

Why did China McClain quit Black Lightning?

The death of her best friend, Cameron Boyce left her devastated. Everything stopped being real to her, and she decided to take a step back and focus on other personal projects.

Is China McClain the oldest of her siblings?

No. She is the third born.

Is China McClain related to Zendaya?

No, they are not. They worked together on the Disney series “A.N.T. Farm” and they became firm friends.

China Anne McClain’s birthday dates

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