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Madison Curry

Madison Curry was born and raised in Los Angeles, California where she first fell in love with acting by entertaining family members at family gatherings. She started performing in school plays and soon was enrolled at Amazing Grace Conservatory Performing Arts Theater in Los Angeles where she polished her acting skills. Madison received her [...]

Madison Curry2019-04-19T18:13:21+00:00

Dawn Wells

Dawn will be spending 1-4pm on Saturday the 25th at the Festival. Stop by her table after the parade! There is so much more to Dawn Wells than Mary Ann of Gilligan’s Island, the longest running sitcom still showing worldwide in over 30 languages! She’s an actress, producer, author, spokesperson, journalist, motivational speaker, teacher, [...]

Dawn Wells2019-04-19T18:04:51+00:00

Julian Edwards

In many ways, Julian Edwards is your typical 7-year old. An ardent fan of Legos, Star Wars, and day trips to Disneyland, the precocious young actor is just like any other kid. However, Julian does differ in one major way; the rising talent stars alongside Academy Award winning actress, Sandra Bullock, in the Netflix [...]

Julian Edwards2019-04-19T17:46:06+00:00

Stella Edwards

Stella Edwards might seem like your average 10-year-old. She’s enthusiastic about drawing, writing short comics, watching movies and playing with her puppy. But her strong work ethic and love for the arts differentiates her from most other kids her age. Stella is best known for her role as Lois on the TV show Nobodies [...]

Stella Edwards2019-04-19T17:40:23+00:00

Will Buie Jr.

Will Buie Jr. plays energetic and adventurous "Finn" in Disney Channel's comedy series BUNK'D. The show’s third season is airing now and season four started filming in March. A cousin of the camp’s counselor and director Lou, Finn is realizing his lifelong dream of attending Camp Kikiwaka. However, his fearless antics often land him in [...]

Will Buie Jr.2019-04-19T17:37:15+00:00

Takes 3

Takes 3 is a 3 piece band made up of guitar (Ethan Shephard), bass (Mya Shimizu), and drums (Anthony Sebbo). The three members formed the band at Boys & Girls Clubs under the HOPE program. There, they performed for local and out of state events. The three members not only have chemistry on stage [...]

Takes 32019-03-22T09:22:27+00:00

2018 Contest Winners

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2018 Festival Contests! Tiny Tot King and Queen Tiny Tot King:  Robert Patrick Green, age 5 Tiny Tot Queen:  Jaelyn Rivera, age 6 Berry, Berry Beautiful Baby Makayla Scearce of Garden Grove 25-35 months age group Red Headed Roundup [...]

2018 Contest Winners2018-05-29T19:15:39+00:00

2018 Mickey Mouse

The Disneyland Resort is excited to be participating in this year’s 60th Anniversary of the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival. Mickey Mouse is honored to be named the Celebrity Grand Marshal alongside Disney Ambassador Mikey Trujillo.

2018 Mickey Mouse2019-04-16T16:30:08+00:00

Aparna Brielle

Aparna Brielle currently stars on the NBC comedy A.P. Bio, produced by Seth Myers and Saturday Night Live's Lorne Michaels. She plays the role of Sarika Sarkar, a career-driven student who is obsessively trying to do everything right and climb the educational ladder. In doing so, she is a constant thorn in her A.P. [...]

Aparna Brielle2018-04-30T16:24:40+00:00

Mackenzie Hancsicsak

Mackenzie Hancsicsak is a 10 year old actress who appears as Young Kate on NBC’s hit show This Is Us, The cast won a SAG award this year for Best Ensemble for a Drama Series. The show will be coming back for its third season this fall. Mackenzie plays one of the little “Big 3” [...]

Mackenzie Hancsicsak2018-04-30T18:28:32+00:00

Humberto Luna

Humberto Luna is a true legend in Los Angeles Spanish language radio. His cast of characters, "Lunaticos" have entertained Southern California Hispanics for more than thirty five years. He now brings his brand of interactive, fun, and excitement to La Ranchera 96.7 FM every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm. Luna has found a home [...]

Humberto Luna2018-04-30T16:23:35+00:00

Parker Bates

Parker Bates is a ten-year-old actor who can currently be seen playing ‘Young Kevin’, son of Rebecca (Mandy Moore) and Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) in NBC’s hit show, This is Us. Up next, Parker will star in the film Magic Max as ‘Tim Hart’, opposite Jud Tylor and Barry Corbin, releasing later this year. Parker was [...]

Parker Bates2018-04-30T16:21:21+00:00

Emily Skinner

Emily Skinner has a recurring role on Disney’s ground breaking show Andi Mack starring Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Asher Dov Angel, Sofia Wylie, and Joshua Rush. Most recently, she is on Brat’s newest show, Total Eclipse, starring McKenzie Ziegler and Lauren Orlando. Molly has also guest starred on Numbers, CSI, Criminal Minds, Mindy Project, Shake It [...]

Emily Skinner2018-04-30T16:26:07+00:00

Kimrie Lewis

For five seasons, Kimrie Lewis played Reporter Ashley on ABC’s Scandal. An actress-writer-comedian, Kimrie is a Los Angeles native, a third grade spelling bee champ, and is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Kimrie has made numerous TV guest appearances, including on Superstore (NBC), Two Broke Girls (CBS), The [...]

Kimrie Lewis2018-04-30T16:26:49+00:00

Nancy Linehan Charles

Nancy Linehan Charles has appeared in many Guest Star or recurring roles on TV shows such as: Young Sheldon, Life In Pieces, Bosch, Getting On, NCIS: LA, 24, Criminal Minds, Vice Principals, Kevin From Work, Growing Up and Down, Longmire, Better Things, to name just a few. Nancy has been a working actress in [...]

Nancy Linehan Charles2018-04-30T16:27:21+00:00

Nicole Bilderback

Nicole “Nikki” Bilderback stars as Dr. Serden on the new NBC series Good Girls. Nikki hails from Dallas, Tx and got her start as a dancer at the young age of 3 years old. She is proficient in contemporary, modern, lyrical, ballet, jazz and hip/hop. She is a major fitness buff and avid yogi (hot [...]

Nicole Bilderback2018-04-30T16:27:44+00:00

Sally Pressman

Sally Pressman can currently be seen on TBS hit comedy The Detour and will next be seen recurring on the highly anticipated new season of Netflixs 13 Reasons Why and the NBC dramedy, Good Girls. Sally also recurs on the popular comedy Younger and was last seen on the CBS comedy 9JKL. Sally, best [...]

Sally Pressman2018-04-30T16:28:29+00:00

Molly Jackson

Molly Jackson appears on Disney's Andi Mack (as Iris), Netflix's American Vandal (as Paige Wodecki), Nickelodeon shows Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (as Brianna) and Game Shakers (as Jenna). Molly also had a memorable role in the sci-fi thriller movie Circle and was in the short sci-fi/fantasy film The Shadow Guide: Prologue. Molly is a prolific young teen actress with [...]

Molly Jackson2018-04-30T16:28:44+00:00

Maya Jade Frank

Maya Jade Frank is 16 and is best known as Belissa on Disney's Bizaaardvark. She is also known for her roles on Broadway as Jane Banks in Mary Poppins, Evita with Ricky Martin, and on the 25th Anniversary Tour of Les Miserables. Maya is also a Daytime Emmy Nominee for her voiceover work on Nickeolodeon's History & Heritage and guest starred on My Haunted House and The Battery's Down. [...]

Maya Jade Frank2018-04-30T16:28:58+00:00

Sanai Victoria

Sanai Victoria stars as ‘Lynn’ in Tyler Perry’s new sitcom, The Paynes airing Fridays at 9/8c on OWN. Sanai will also star in the feature film XX Dead Rabbits, an anthology, out late 2018. She was most recently seen in Lifetime’s remake of Beaches as ‘Tory’, opposite Idina Menzel and Nia Long, where she [...]

Sanai Victoria2018-04-30T16:29:14+00:00

Paul-Mikél Williams

Paul-Mikél Williams is best recognized for his recurring role of ‘Charlie’ in HBO’s Westworld and can also be seen as the young 'Anthony Sadler' in Clint Eastwood’s award-contending film, The 15:17 to Paris. The film follows the true story of American soldiers who discover a terrorist plot on a Paris-bound train.Paul-Mikél . He also made [...]

Paul-Mikél Williams2018-04-30T16:29:33+00:00

Jonathon Blum

Jonathon Blum is the first ever NHL first-round draft pick that was born and raised in California. Born in Long Beach and currently residing in Ladera Ranch, Jonathon was the 23rd overall selection in the 2007 NHL Draft, selected by the Nashville Predators. In 2009, he was chosen as the Canadian Hockey League Defenseman [...]

Jonathon Blum2018-05-15T17:11:20+00:00

Sarah Bui – Miss Garden Grove

Sarah Bui​ is a 22 year old graduate from Keck School of Medicine of USC with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies and a Master’s degree in Global Medicine. While at USC, Sarah was active in contributing to the Trojan family, serving as a Resident Assistant, Keck School Ambassador, and [...]

Sarah Bui – Miss Garden Grove2018-05-15T16:03:47+00:00