Christy Carlson Romano was born on March 20, 1984 in Milford, Connecticut, U.S., is an American stage and film actress and singer. She is perhaps best known for her roles in the sitcom Even Stevens and the animated series Kim Possible, in which she is the voice of the title character, as well as the voice of Yuffie Kisaragi in Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy VII Advent Children.
In 1998, Romano made her Broadway debut in the musical Parade by Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown in the role of Mary Phagan. In 2002, Romano became the first person to act in three Disney Channel projects simultaneously, supplementing her work at Even Stevens with a starring role in a movie named Cadet Kelly (alongside Hilary Duff) and voice acting as the title character in Kim Possible. She is also the voice of Yuffie Kisaragi in the English version of the movie Final Fantasy VII Advent Children, as well as in the Disney/Square game Kingdom Hearts.
On February 17, 2004, Romano began a 31-week run of playing Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on Broadway where she replaced Megan McGinnis as Belle. She left the production on September 12, 2004, and was succeeded by Brooke Tansley.
Romano recently starred in the Broadway company of Avenue Q, in which she played Kate Monster, Lucy the Slut, and two of the singing moving crates, among other characters. She began her run on September 29, 2008, replacing Carey Anderson, and stayed with the show until November 23, 2008.
She most recently starred as Michelle in the new Off-Broadway show White’s Lies, which began previews at New World Stages on April 12, 2010, and officially opened on May 6, 2010. The show closed on June 13, 2010.
While working at Disney, Romano has recorded songs in the soundtracks of some Disney movies and TV series such as Kim Possible and Teacher’s Pet. Romano first sang on the Disney Channel on a first season episode of Even Stevens (in 2000) which led to more singing on the series and with Disney in general. In 2004, Walt Disney Records released Romano’s debut album Greatest Disney TV & Film Hits, featuring her new single “Dive In” (which was written by Christian music singer Cindy Morgan) and her other song, “Could It Be” from the television movie, Kim Possible: So The Drama.