Bridgit Claire Mendler, (born December 18, 1992) is an American actress and singer. Mendler played the lead role of Teddy Duncan on the Disney Channel Original Series Good Luck Charlie from 2010-2014. Mendler was a recurring character on Wizards of Waverly Place as Juliet.
Mendler was born on December 18, 1992 in Washington D.C. to Sandra Ford-Mendler and Charles Mendler. She has a younger brother named Nicholas and her aunt is Christine Blasey-Ford. At eight, she moved with her family to the San Francisco area of Mill Valley. It was there where she first expressed interest in acting and began working in plays. She landed a San Francisco agent when she was 11 years old. When she was thirteen, she began working in the Los Angeles market, signing with a Los Angeles agent and landing her first LA role in the soap opera, General Hospital. Since then, she has been landing roles both locally and in Los Angeles. In 2007, she performed in Alice Upside Down.
At age 16 she guest starred as Nick Jonas's love interest on the series premiere of JONAS, singing with Nick and playing the guitar. She also played Kristen Gregory in the movie The Clique that year, and co-starred with Lindsay Lohan in the movie Labor Pains.
She had a recurring role in Wizards of Waverly Place, playing Juliet Van Heusen, a vampire with whom Justin falls in love. Mendler would go on to appear in eleven episodes total for the series, spanning from 2009 to 2012 when the series officially ended. She currently stars in the Disney Channel Original Series called Good Luck Charlie!, which premiered on April 4, 2010.
Her credits as a singer include her singing the theme song for Good Luck Charlie., entitled Hang In There Baby. She recorded How to Believe for the 2010 Disney Fairies film Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue. Bridgit's debut album Hello My Name Is... was released on October 22, 2012, and included her hit single Ready or Not, which premiered on August 3, 2012, prior to the release of the album.
In 2017, Mendler began dating mechanical engineer Griffin Cleverly. They announced their engagement in April 2019.
Mendler has a degree in Anthropology from the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California. In 2016 she graduated as an anthropologist. Mendler has doctorate plans, inspired by her mother, doctor of public policy. In January 2019, Mendler announced that she had begun graduate studies at Harvard Law School.
|2007||Alice Upside Down||Pamela Jones||Supporting role, direct-to-DVD film|
|2008||The Clique||Kristen Gregory||Main role, direct-to-DVD film|
Main role, made-for-TV film
|2009||Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel||Becca Kingston||Supporting role, theatrical film|
|2011||Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2||Appoline||Voice-over, direct-to-DVD film Walt Disney Movie|
|2011||Lemonade Mouth||Olivia White||Lead role, Disney Channel Original Movie|
|2011||Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas!||Teddy Duncan||Lead role, Disney Channel Original Movie|
|2012||The Secret World of Arrietty||Arrietty||Lead role, animated Japanese film (U.S. Disney version)|
|2009–2012||Wizards of Waverly Place||Juliet van Heusen||Recurring, seasons 2-4 Disney Channel Original Series|
|2010–2014||Good Luck Charlie||Teddy Duncan||Lead role, Disney Channel Original Series|
|2006||General Hospital||Lulu's Dream Daughter (unnamed)||1 episode|
|2009||Jonas||Penny Ken||1 episode "Wrong Song"|
|2011||Disney's Friends for Change Games||Herself||Yellow Team Captain|
|2011||So Random!||Herself||1 episode, with the cast of Lemonade Mouth|
|2011||Extreme Makeover: Home Edition||Herself||
Cameo Guest Star, 1 episode with Bradley Steven Perry "Walker Family Part 1"
|2012||House M.D.||Callie Rogers||
1 episode, "Runaways"
|2013||Violetta||Herself||1 episode, "Una estrella, una canción"|
|2006||Bone: The Great Cow Race||Thorn||Voice role|
|2010||"When She Loved Me"||DisneyMania 7|
|"Hang In There Baby"||Good Luck Charlie|
|"How to Believe"||Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue|
|2012||"Ready or Not"||
Hello My Name Is...
|2012||"Forgot To Laugh"||Hello My Name Is...|
|Year||Album||# of Songs||Notes|
|2012||Hello My Name Is||12 (15 on Deluxe Album)||First Album|
|2010||"How to Believe"||July 2, 2010||
|2011||"I'm Gonna Run To You"||December 2, 2011||Good Luck Charlie|
|2012||"Ready or Not"||Aug 10, 2012||Lead Single from album Hello My Name Is...|
|2010||Nominated||Teen Choice Awards||TV Breakout Star Female Category|
- Mendler, Bridgit About Me section of her official website
The image gallery for Bridgit Mendler.
- Mendler writes with her left hand but plays the guitar with her right hand. She also wears her watches on her left arm, despite being a lefty.
- She was the guest star in the Disney Channel Latin America TV series "Violetta" in season 2.
- Mendler is the niece of professor and research psychologist Christine Blasey-Ford.