China McClain

China McClain biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

China Anne McClain


singer, band member, actress

Birth Date

August 25, 1998


24 years

Zodiac Sign



Decatur, Georgia, United States


Oak Park High School



China McClain family members

Father's Name

Michael McClain

Mother's Name

Shontell McClain

Siblings names

Sierra McClain (older sister), Lauryn McClain (older sister), Gabriel McClain (younger brother)

Is China McClain a lesbian/bisexual?


What is China McClain marital status?


Who are China McClain parents?

Michael McClain (father)
Michael McClain photo

Date of birth: March 3, 1973

Michael is a person, who stood behind China’s back when she was making the first steps in her career. He is a music producer, who is currently busy with managing his daughters’ careers. He has also produced Solange Knowles’s single “Sky Away” from her debut album “Solo Star”.

Mr. McClain used to tell in his interviews, that he is proud of their closely-knitted family. He is a strict dad, who knows that his daughter China, a teen star, is a role model for many young girls worldwide and he put lots of effort to keep her away from all those wrong choices, which young celebrities sometimes make. He has been married to his beloved wife Shontell since April 1993. He is a faithful religious person, who always keeps God in his heart.

Shontell McClain (mother)

Shontell McClain mother China McClain


Date of birth: October 8, 1971

China knows, that she was blessed with an amazing mother, who helped her to follow her dream and gave her a happy childhood at the same time. The songwriter and screenwriter, Shontell knows everything about the show business world and she helped her daughters to become a part of it and to avoid its traps at the same time.

Shontell was born in Memphis, Tennessee. The woman was educated at Manchester High School, after that she became a student of Knoxville College. In her late teens Snohtell, whose maiden name is Rucker, was interested in drama and modeling. She was very young when she met Michael and fell in love with him. They tied a knot in 1993 and then parented four beautiful talented kids.

China McClain siblings

Sierra McClain (older sister)

Sierra McClain


Date of birth: March 16, 1994

The strong connection between the McClain sisters turned into a productive creative union. They joined to form the girl’s band, which is now called “Thriii” and they met at the set of “Daddy’s Little Girls”, where both portrayed the sisters, whose father lost custody of them and then tried to get it back.

Nowadays Sierra is a popular young actress, whose resume is quite impressive. She portrayed Nessa in the musical drama series “Empire” and then acted as Tanya in the detective TV show “Mindhunter”. Besides, she graced in the big screen movie “Honey: Rise Up and Dance”.

Like other McClain girls, Sierra is a truly pious person. She has not revealed yet if she is dating anyone. The young woman doesn’t have any bad habits and promotes the right lifestyle.

Lauryn McClain (older sister)

Lauryn McClain


Date of birth: January 9, 1997

Lauryn is a singer and actress, just like her sisters. Recently she has appeared in the horror film “Haunt”. Aside from her creative activity with the sisters’ band “Thriii”, she is also a highly followed tiktoker and Instagram star with 700k+ subscribers. Lauryn, who calls herself “Lulu” on social media, maintains friendly terms with a Tik Tok star Terrence Green, but there are no confirms about a romance between them.

Gabriel McClain (younger brother)

gabriel photo

Date of birth: April 2001

Gabe is the only boy in the McClain family. He is a high school graduate. His sisters name him as their best friend. He is not involved in show business.


We all know that child stars are often the result of their parents’ hard work. In the case of China McClain, that statement is 100% true. Her mother and father supported her at each stage of her career and put lots of effort to keep their daughter from all disasters the early fame can bring – such as early pregnancy or using drugs.

She was born in Decatur (the suburb of Atlanta) Georgia. Since the earliest years, her talent of an entertainer was obvious, and her parents moved their big family to Los Angeles to pursue career opportunities for China and her siblings.

In 2005 she got the perfect offer from the movie magnate Tyler Perry, who invited her to his project “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”, which was broadcasted by TBS. Besides, she appeared in the film “Daddy’s Little Girls”. After that, she made one-episode appearances on several popular TV shows, such as “Hannah Montana” and “NCIS”. Finally, she met her big break with Disney’s “A.N.T. Farm”, which tells about a group of teenagers, who joined the school talent program. McClain portrayed in the series her almost namesake Chyna, the super gifted musician.

Having gained initial fame as an actress, China continued to develop professionally as a musician. She became a member of the family band “3mcclaingirls” in 2005. Six years later the band was renamed “McClain Sisters” and since 2020 it has been called “Thriii”. Besides, China releases albums and singles as a solo artist. Her set of songs “Descendants 2”, based on the soundtracks from the eponymous fantasy series, was certified as gold.

Interesting and fun facts

  1. She got her first paid job at the tender age of 7. Then China was a second-grade pupil. She was a perfect singer at that tender age, and that’s why Robert Hardy, Jr. offered her a role in his Christian drama “The Gospel”. That was her debut on the big screen.
  2. She has an interesting name – China, and yes, you’re right, she took it from the big well-known country. The matter is, her mother was impressed when she heard that Chinese mothers expect boys more eagerly than girls when they are pregnant. So, her mom took the name “China” as a contribution to all Chinese girls.
  3. She loves watching American football games with her father.
  4. She is a big Rihanna fan. Besides, she names Selena Gomez as her role model.
  5. Her height is 5 feet 3 inches and her weight is 117 pounds.
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