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September 20, 2018

Remember Jazmine from 'House Of Payne'? She is all grown up and is an actress as well as a singer

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China McClain started out in Hollywood while she was pretty young, and at 19 years old she’s more than used to being in the spotlight.

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China, who once stole hearts with her performance as Jazmine on Tyler Perry's "House of Payne," comes from a family of talented musicians.

Her father, Michael McClain is a music producer, and her mother Shontell is a songwriter. China grew up surrounded by different music genres and she was drawn to the industry since she was very young, as she revealed in an interview with Rolling Out magazine last year:

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She said:

“There was always music playing in our house.  So, at the age of 3, I was like, ‘I want to be a singer.’ I could barely talk, but that’s what made me who I am and that’s what gave me the love of music that I have today.”

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China has been able to showcase her talent in music and acting through different roles in films and television. Her most recent Disney role in “Descendants 2” gave her the opportunity to showcase her vocal talent in the song “What’s My Name,” which was certified gold by the RIIA. 

Whenever she has free time she also performs alongside her sisters Sierra and Lauryn McClain as the singing group, McClain. She confessed that their parents were not entirely happy with their decision of joining the entertainment industry because they know how hard it can be.

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She said:

“Actually, our parents didn’t want us to do this. They know how hard this industry can be and they didn’t really want us to be a part of it. But when I told them that this is really what I want to do for the rest of my life then they supported and protected me.”

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China is currently acting in the CW superhero series’ “Black Lightning” while also recording some songs for the upcoming sequel of “Descendants,” where she gives life to Uma, the daughter of Disney's villain Ursula.

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