Carly Brook Schroeder was born on October 18, 1990, in Valparaiso, Indiana.
Schroeder's tag-along trip to her cousin's audition in 1993 turned out to be her lucky day and the start of her career as an actress. The cute three-year-old was spotted by the casting director and asked if she would consider working for them. While Schroeder's mother was hesitant at first, the prospects of earning money for a college education appealed to her.
After her first job, she began doing print work in Chicago for Sears, Roebuck and Company, Kmart, Spiegel, Land's End, Chuck E. Cheese's, and many other print advertisers. Two years later in 1995, renowned child director Bob Ebel asked her to do a few television commercials.
Carly was first noticed by her on-screen father, Kin Shriner, when he spotted her effervescent smile in a Shake 'N Bake commercial. Carly's other commercial credits include Osco Drugstore, Ziploc; and most recently, Barbie and the "Got Milk" campaign.
Carly, her parents and younger brother Hunter relocated from their home in Indiana to Los Angeles when the opportunity to play Serena arose.
Forget Me Not
Eye of the Dolphin
We All Fall Down
The Lizzie McGuire Movie
Toy Story 2
Babe: Pig in the City