Who is Olivia Rodrigo and how old is she?

DISNEY star Olivia Rodrigo has made the jump from acting into the music industry.

The young actress released her newest single Drivers License in January and will be performing at the UK's prestigious Brit awards.

Who is Olivia Rodrigo?

Olivia Rodrigo, 18, is an American actress and singer.

Rodrigo was born in Temecula, California. She is of Filipino descent from her father's side and German and Irish from her mother's side.

She began acting in theater productions during her elementary and middle school years.


She moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.

Rodrigo has appeared in two separate Disney series during her young career.

What Disney series and movies has she starred in?

In 2016, Rodrigo was cast as Paige Olvera on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark. She played the role for three seasons.

In February 2019, she was cast as the role of Nini Salazar-Roberts on the Disney+ series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, which premiered that November.

Rodrigo wrote All I Want for the soundtrack and co-wrote Just For a Moment with co-star Joshua Bassett.

What did Taylor Swift say about Rodrigo's new single?

Rodrigo named Swift as her musical inspiration.

After realizing her new single, Drivers License, went number three on the iTunes chart, Rodrigo posted a screenshot of her achievement, especially since Swift was taking the other two spots in front of her.

"Next to Taylor on the US iTunes chart. I’m in a puddle of tears," the 17-year-old wrote on her Instagram.

Swift responded to Rodrigo's post with some high praise for the young singer, "I say that's my baby and I'm really proud."

Rodrigo wrote back to Swift saying, "Crying like a baby! Thank you for everything u do!!!!!"

Rodrigo's Driver's License single became part of a Saturday Night Live skit on the episode that aired on February 20.

Bridgerton's Regé-Jean plays the single – which he calls "my song" – on the jukebox to his buddies at the pool hall.

His gang of "manly men", including Pete Davidson, Mikey Day, Alex Moffat and Bowen Yang, are confused as to what the tune is about.

Alex Mofatt says: "I think I overheard on the news or something that it’s actually about the kids from High School Musica. I don’t know."

Pete Davidson replies: "Oh, who? Vanessa Hudgens, Zac Efron, Sharpay -that whole crew?”

Regé-Jean then insists: “Nah, man. Olivia wrote it about Joshua Bassett who’s allegedly now with Sabrina Carpenter.”

Regé-Jean and his buddies then discuss Olivia's musical influences, saying she reminds them of Billie Eilish and Taylor Swift.

In light of the sketch, Rodrigo tweeted on Saturday: "DRIVERS LICENSE SNL SKETCH IS THE BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER. I'M SHAKING."

The singer added on her Instagram Stories: "I'm losing my mind an SNL sketch ab drivers licence omg [sic]."

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