The Colombian-American Descendants actress was born on April 10, 1993, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to José F. Daccarett and Laura Char Carson. Her parents moved to Florida from Colombia.
Sofía Daccarett Char chose the artistic name “Carson” after her American maternal grandmother, Lauraine Carson.
Multilingual Sofia Carson speaks Spanish, English, and French
After learning Spanish at home and English in school, the multilingual daughter of Colombian immigrants enrolled at The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she majored in communications and French.
Sofia Carson looked stunning in a black Elie Saab dress for the premiere of Amazon Prime Video’s Chasing Happiness documentary held at Regency Bruin Theatre in Los Angeles on June 3, 2019
In an interview with Mom Life, she talked about her love of languages.
My mom is Colombian, so I was raised going to Colombia every year to see my family. I am lucky enough that I get to speak both languages and they are both a part of who I am. Also, we were raised eating mac and cheese and popcorn, but also, deditos de queso, empanadas, arroz con pollo and listening to boleros, or reggaeton, but also listening to Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and others.
We’ve been raised completely biculturally. I think it’s a cool experience; I never really knew or appreciated [the] good it would do me in my future to be bicultural – to have both cultures with me and both languages – than right now in this moment in my career.
Speaking Spanish has been such a plus and I feel so proud to be Colombian, and to be Latin and to go around the world and speak my languages. It’s great.
At the premiere of Ford v Ferrari held at TCL Chinese Theatre, the 26-year-old actress and singer turned heads in a sparkly top and a white blazer from the Givenchy Pre-Fall 2019 Collection.
Sofia Carson wears a Givenchy look at the premiere of Ford v Ferrari held at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on November 4, 2019
Also known for her roles as Lola Perez in Adventures in Babysitting, Melanie Sanchez in Tini: The Movie, and Tessa in A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits, Sofia Carson completed her look with Brumani jewelry and Jimmy Choo’s Bing mules ($995 at Matches Fashion, Net-A-Porter, and Jimmy Choo) that we’ve also spotted on Katharine McPhee Foster, Haley Lu Richardson, and Chloë Grace Moretz.
One day later, she also attended the premiere the American war film Midway at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California. How do you like her feather-embellished Christopher Kane dress?
Sofia Carson rocked a Christopher Kane dress at the premiere of Midway at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California, on November 5, 2019
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