Sierra McClain credits her confidence and success on her experiences working with her sisters.
The 23-year-old Empire actress spent years in a girl group with China and Lauryn before breaking into acting.
“I don’t think I would’ve been as comfortable at all if I hadn’t had the background of working with my sisters,” Sierra told TeenVogue.com. “Even watching my sisters has helped me, too. Even though I haven’t worked in a while, I was on set constantly, so I feel like I’ve been around it forever even if I wasn’t necessarily in front of the camera.”
She continued, “And then all of my studio work with my father, [music producer and engineer, Michael McClain] definitely prepared me for the studio sessions here…I was so nervous in the beginning; I didn’t know if I could do this. But it was him talking to me and calling me saying, ‘Listen, you’ve been doing this forever here with me and with the girls. You can do it. You’re ready for it. Go in there and be confident.’ There’s no telling what would’ve happened if I hadn’t had that.”
Catch Sierra on Empire this season, Wednesdays @ 9PM on Fox.
Check out McClain brand new song, “The Holiday Song”!
The sisters — China Anne, Lauryn and Sierra — dropped the new track just in time for the holidays and you can listen to the full song on Spotify.
Here’s our new holiday song! This is the link to listen on Spotify, check it oooout,” China Anne shared with her followers on Twitter.
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The McClain Sisters get their selfies with One Direction at Madame Tussaud’s Hollywood over the weekend.
The sisters — China Anne, Lauryn, and Sierra — stopped by the launch event after Radio Disney’s Family VIP Birthday bash downtown a few days before.
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“Da baes(;,” Lauryn posted up on Twitter after “meeting” the band. She added later on Instagram, “sooo this happened.”
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Zendaya joins Alli Simpson and Olivia Holt on the red carpet ahead of their hosting gig for Radio Disney’s Family VIP Birthday held at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on Saturday night (November 22).
The three girls took over the stage for the night, interviewing the performers and celebrating the station’s birthday alongside the On-Air crew Morgan and Maddy, Candice and Brooke, plus McClain.
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“@RadioDisney #RDBirthday was good fun – rad hosting with the beautiful girls @olivia_holt & @zendaya – meeting many, and hanging with the others – ft. @wearethevamps & @shawnmendes happy birthday RD x,” Alli wrote on Instagram afterwards. So sweet!
Remember to catch highlights of Disney Channel Celebrates Radio Disney’s Family Birthday on Saturday, December 13th @ 8PM ET/PT on Disney Channel.
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Check out all the celebs that came to celebrate Katherine McNamara‘s 19th birthday!
The almost-19-year-old Happyland actress partied it up with her pals at Siren Studios Penthouse in Hollywood on Saturday night (November 15) which included Nolan Gould, Austin North, Luke Benward, Mighty Med‘s Paris Berelc, Ryan Newman, McKaley Miller, Dog With A Blog‘s G Hannelius, Blake Michael and Francesca Capaldi, McClain and cute couple Joey Bragg and Audrey Whitby, plus many others.
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“I had so much fun at @kitkatsmeow’s 90s themed birthday party ???? #flashbackbash,” G captioned on Instagram after the party.
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China Anne McClain wows in a gold skirt on the red carpet at her 16th Birthday Bash held at CBS Studios – Radford on Thursday night (September 4) in Studio City, Calif.
The 16-year-old singer/actress was joined by her older sisters Sierra and Lauryn, along with friends Bailee Madison, Ashley Argota, Audrey Whitby, Joey Bragg, Sweet Suspense and I Didn’t Do It stars Piper Curda and Austin North.
“Thank you to everyone who came to my 16th birthday party last night. I feel very blessed to have you all. I won’t ever forget it,” China tweeted the day after.
Awesome news! The line-up for the 2014 Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day has just been announced!
The annual event will be headlined by Hunter Hayes, with MKTO, McCLAIN, The Vamps, Madison Beer, and EDM prodigy DJ Salerno all taking the stage too.
In case you didn’t know, Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day helps kick off the U.S. Open every year. This time around, it will take place on Saturday, August 23 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York.
What a sweet list of performers! We can’t wait!
Allie Gonino stops to pose as she arrives at the 2014 Thirst Gala held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday night (June 24) in Beverly Hills, Calif.
The 24-year-old actress was joined at the event by McClain members Lauryn, Sierra, and China Anne, who performed for the audience that night. Joey Bragg was also in attendance.
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In case you missed it, check out China Anne‘s gorgeous cover for Glitter magazine’s recent prom issue!
FYI: Allie wore a Kora Rae gown, 31Bits bracelet, Onna Ehlrich clutch and Charles Jourdan heels. McClain wore Adrianna Papell gowns.
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