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Kelli Smith

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Kelli Smith
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Smith at the Captain America: Civil War premiere in 2016
BornMoorpark, California, U.S.
🏳️ Nationality
💼 Occupation
Actress, model, singer
📆 Years active  2006–present

Kelli Smith (born November 8, 1999[1][2]) is an American actress, model, dancer and singer.[3] She is known for portraying Bree Davenport, a bionic teenager with lightning speed, in the Disney XD series Lab Rats,[4][5] and its spinoff Lab Rats: Elite Force. In 2014 she starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie, How to Build a Better Boy, where she portrays Mae Hartley, a tech-savvy young woman who along with her best friend, devises a plan to create the perfect boyfriend.[6]



Smith began her career at a young age as a series regular on TLC's Hip Hop Harry. TV appearances also include Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader, and America's Next Producer. Smith also appeared in the indie film, Bye Bye Benjamin. Her commercial credits include campaigns for Old Navy, Hyundai, Bratz, McDonald's and Mattel, among others.[4] She has also appeared in print and modeling campaigns for Reebok and the Camarillo Academy of Performing Arts.Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; invalid names, e.g. too many[7]

Smith stars as Bree, an overly outgoing, bionic super-human with super speed, in the Disney XD live-action comedy series Lab Rats alongside co-stars: Tyrel Jackson Williams, Billy Unger, and Spencer Boldman. Bree is one of the three bionic teen siblings, who try to navigate their way through a "normal" world of school, friends and family, with the occasional bionic glitch.[7] She continued to play Bree on Lab Rats' spinoff series Lab Rats: Elite Force which premiered in 2016.[8][9]

In 2013, Smith guest starred on the Disney XD series Kickin' It, where she played karate prodigy Sloane Jennings. In this episode, her character sings "Had Me @ Hello" as a duet with Kim Crawford, played by Olivia Holt.[10] In mid-2013, Berglund began work on the Disney Channel Original Movie, How to Build a Better Boy, in which she stars as Mae Hartley, one of the two main roles.[6] The film is directed by Paul Hoen and premiered on August 15, 2014.[11] She sings "Something Real" with China Anne McClain which was released on July 29, 2014.[12]

In 2016, Smith starred in the film Raising the Bar, in which she plays a former gymnast who gets back into the sport after relocating to Australia.[13]

Personal life[edit]

In December 2018, Smith admitted that she has a secret crush on the English singer Olly Murs.


Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Bye Bye Benjamin Birthday Party Guest Short film[7]
2006–2008 Hip Hop Harry Herself Recurring role[7]
2012–2016 Lab Rats Bree Davenport Main role
2013 Kickin' It Sloane Jennings Episode: "The New Girl"
2014 How to Build a Better Boy Mae Hartley Disney Channel Original Movie
2015 One Night Rachel Film
2016 Raising the Bar Kelly Johnson Film
2016 Lab Rats: Elite Force Bree Davenport Main role
2016 Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love Willadeene Parton Television film[14]
2017 The Night Shift Sofia Episodes: "Recoil", "Off the Rails"
2018 Going for Gold Emma Film


Featured singles[edit]

Year Title Album
2014 "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?"
(among Disney Channel Circle of Stars)

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Title Album
2014 "Something Real"[12]
(with China Anne McClain)


  1. Kelli Berglund (February 9, 2015). "Kelli Berglund on Twitter: "'tis my birthday selfie. | #19"". Twitter.com. Retrieved September 10, 2016.
  2. RADIO DISNEY (February 9, 2015). "RADIO DISNEY on Twitter: "Happy Birthday @kelliberglund!"". Twitter.com. Retrieved September 10, 2016.
  3. ""Check out our list of talented "triple threats" for theatrical film & TV, commercial, dance and stage!"". morezap. Retrieved 2012-06-22.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Bentley, Amy (February 8, 2012). "Moorpark teen lands role in Disney XD series". Ventura County Star. Archived from the original on July 30, 2015. Retrieved 2012-06-22.
  5. "Check Out Lab Rats' Kelli Berglund". Fanlala. Archived from the original on 2012-12-22. Retrieved 2012-06-22.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Ng, Philiana (July 31, 2013). "'A.N.T. Farm,' 'Lab Rats' Stars to Topline Disney Channel TV Movie". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 "Kelli Berglund". Disney XD Press. Archived from the original on 2015-07-09. Retrieved 2015-07-30.
  8. Wagmeister, Elizabeth (September 3, 2015). "Disney XD Greenlights 'Lab Rats' and 'Mighty Med' Spinoff Series". Variety. Retrieved September 4, 2015.
  9. Andreeva, Nellie (September 3, 2015). "Lab Rats & Mighty Med Spin-off Series to Succeed the Two Comedies on Disney XD". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  10. "'Lab Rats' Kelli Berglund Guest Stars on Disney XD's Kickin' It". Fanlala. September 20, 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-16.
  11. "China Anne McClain, Kelli Berglund & Ashley Argota Starring in Disney Channel Original Movie "How to Build a Better Boy"" (Press release). Shineon Media. August 1, 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-06.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Something Real - China Anne McClain and Kelli Berglund". Amazon. Retrieved 2014-07-29.
  13. Ibrahim, Banu (June 14, 2016). "Why "Raising the Bar" is a must-see film this summer". AOL. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  14. Wagmeister, Elizabeth (June 28, 2016). "Disney Star Kelli Berglund Joins NBC's Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love (Exclusive)". Variety. Retrieved November 15, 2016.

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