Rebecca Renee Olstead (born June 18, 1989) is an American actress and singer. Active since childhood as an actress, she appeared in the TV sitcom Still Standing as Lauren Miller, and several bit parts in various TV shows and movies. In addition, she has recorded five studio albums, primarily of jazz music.

Early life

Olstead was born in Kingwood, Texas, to Christopher Eric Olstead and Rebecca Lynn Jeffries. As a child actress, she made films and commercials from age eight onwards. She also attended Centre Stage theatrical school and is mentioned on their website's Alumni.

From 2002 to 2006, she appeared in the TV sitcom Still Standing as middle sister Lauren Miller. Olstead was presented the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy) - Supporting Young Actress for: "Still Standing" in 2002. She also had a small part in the 2004 film 13 Going on 30. She is now currently co-starring in the ABC Family series The Secret Life of the American Teenager, about fifteen year old Amy Juergen's struggle through her unexpected pregnancy and how it affects her peers. Olstead plays the character of Madison Copperstein, who is one of Amy's best friends.

Music career

In 2004, Olstead released an eponymous album of jazz songs and pop standards for Warner Bros. Records to good reviews: since her previous releases had limited distribution, this album was considered her true debut. She subsequently performed in Berlin during the Live 8 concert on July 2, 2005.

Olstead also...

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