China Anne McClain - Updated Jul 2024

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Atlanta, Georgia, USA

China Anne McClain

China Anne McClain is a famous American actress and singer. China Anne McClain became known for playing Jazmine on Tyler Perry’s House of Payne. Moreover, she began her musical career in 2005 as a member of the sister girl group the 3mcclaingirls with her sisters.

Early Life

China Anne McClain was born on 25th August 1998, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. She is currently 25 years old and her zodiac sign is Virgo. She comes from an artistic family. Therefore, her father, Michael McClain, is a music producer, vocalist, writer, and sound engineer. And, her mother, Shontell, is also a vocalist and songwriter.

Moreover, she has three siblings, sisters named Sierra and Lauryn, and a brother named Gabriel. His brother also acts, sings, dances, and does handstands with ease! Therefore, the family’s music production company, GabesWorld Music is named after Gabriel.

China Anne McClain

Caption: China Anne McClain and her siblings clicking a photo. Source: Instagram

More about herself

Her hobbies are singing, dancing, drawing elaborate greeting cards, and going to church with her family. Moreover, she enjoys memorizing the lines of various Disney movies and loves to audition. She is an exceptional student and reads chapter books with ease. Moreover, she is an expert with a hula-hoop and just learned to roller-blade this past summer. Further, her dream is to someday write and direct her films and to go on the road performing with her sisters.


China and her sisters formed a singing group they lovingly call “3mcclaingirls”. They have completed their first song, “Silly Games”. Therefore, the music was produced by their father’s production company, Gabesworld Music, and co-produced by Larry Nix. Additionally, the song was also written and co-produced by their mother.

Further, Ian Burke, a family friend, was over for dinner and she performed a song from Spy Kids 2. And, Ian made a phone call to a director named Rob Hardy who was searching for a young girl who could sing and act to play Alexis in his upcoming film, The Gospel.

She had her 1st audition with Rob Hardy and discovered months later that she was chosen to play the character, Alexis. Her sisters also appear in the Children’s Gospel Choir scene of the movie. Anne is also an active member of the Screen Actors Guild. Further, she is funny, talented, extremely disciplined, and has mature self-control.

Moreover, her favorite part about filming movies is the time she spends on her hair and make-up. Therefore, her performance and genuine, kind spirit garnered rave reviews from her fellow actors, cast, and crew.

More about her career

Her career began when she was seven years old, portraying Alexis in the film ‘The Gospel (2005), and then China James in ‘Daddy’s Little Girls (2007). She became nationally known for starring as Jazmine Payne in the television series ‘Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (2007–present) and as Charlotte McKenzie in the film ‘Grown Ups (2010).

Similarly, she became internationally known and is best known for starring as Chyna Parks in the Disney Channel television series ‘A.N.T. Farm (2011–2014), and as Uma in the Disney Channel films ‘Descendants 2’ (2017) and ‘Descendants 3’ (2019).

Her first professional single was “Your Biggest Fan” with Nick Jonas on the soundtrack album Jonas L.A. (2010). McClain signed with Hollywood Records both as a solo artist and with her sister girl group, known as the ‘McClain Sisters’ in 2011. Moreover, her debut single as a solo artist was “Dynamite” which peaked at no. 2 on the US Kid Digital Songs, and her second single, “Calling All the Monsters”, peaked at no. 1 on the same chart.

The A.N.T. Farm soundtrack album spent five weeks on the Billboard Kids chart in 2011 and sold 14,000 copies in its first week of release. Billboard also named her the sixth best-selling artist for digital kids’ songs in 2012. In 2017, her single “What’s My Name” from Descendants 2 peaked on several Billboard charts, and was certified gold, with 500,000 units sold, on November 10, 2017.

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Caption: China Anne McClain doing audio for the ‘Descendants 3’. Source: Instagram


Anne began starring in The CW superhero series ‘Black Lightning’ (2018–present) as Jennifer Pierce. She also reprised her character, Jazmine Payne, on OWN’s revival of ‘The Paynes (2018). Later that year in September, she reprised her role as Uma in the television short film Under the ‘Sea: A Descendants Short Story’. In November, she starred in the action thriller film ‘Blood Brother’, opposite Trey Songz and Ron Killings.

Moreover, in July 2019 it was announced McClain had joined the cast of ‘Hubie Halloween’. In February 2020, it was announced that ‘Tyler Perry’s House of Payne’ would be revived on BET. In June 2020, her girl group changed their name to ‘The’, and performed at ‘Radio Disney Presents ARDYs Summer Playlist’.

Therefore, they created their YouTube channel ‘that’ on September 27, 2014. There, they posted singing videos, challenges, tags, and Q&As. Sierra appeared in several of the channel’s videos. As of August 2020, the channel has approximately 695,000 subscribers and more than 29 million views.

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Caption: China Anne McClain in ‘Black Lightning’. Source: Instagram

Personal Life

Coming to her personal life, China dated the ‘A.N.T. Farm‘s co-star Jake Short for a couple of months from 2012 to 2013. Other than this, there is no record of her being with anyone. However, she has a reserved personality and has kept her love life away from the public eye. Moreover, she will surely get a perfect match for herself. As of now, she is single.

Body Measurements

This versatile actress has an amazing personality. China stands a height of 5 feet 3 inches tall and has a body weight of around 53 kilos. Her chest-waist-hip measurements are 32-23-33 inches respectively. Moreover, she has dark brown eyes and black hair. However, as of now, she has cut off her hair short and colored it brown. Her dress size is 4 (US) or 36 (EU).

China Anne McClain

Caption: China Anne McClain posing for a photo. Source: Instagram

China Anne McClain – Social Media

China Anne McClain is quite famous on social networking sites. Her Instagram account ‘@chinamcclain’ has earned over 6.3 million followers. She has gathered more than 1.5 million followers on her Twitter account. Similarly, her TikTok account has amassed more than 3.6 million followers and more than 43.9 million likes. Her official Facebook page has earned over 4 million followers. Moreover, the ‘@thriii’ YouTube channel has gained over 695K subscribers.

China Anne McClain – Net Worth 2024

This amazing actress and singer have made amazing debuts. She surely pockets a great amount of money through her successful career. However, her estimated net worth is around $2 million.