Date of birth : 1984-09-16
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Yorba Linda, California, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-10-24
Reba Sabrina Hinojos , better known by her stage name Sabrina Bryan, is an American singer, actress, author, songwriter, fashion designer, choreographer, dancer, and television personality best known as a member of the girl group, The Cheetah Girls, and for starring in the Disney Channel Original Movie of the same name and its sequels, The Cheetah Girls 2 and The Cheetah Girls: One World. Before appearing on television, Sabrina was a dancer, and trained at Hart Academy of Dance, located in La Habra, California.
While she was a student, she filmed the Disney Channel Original Movie The Cheetah Girls, which was released in the summer of 2003. The movie's soundtrack went double-platinum. Bryan, along with Adrienne Bailon and Kiely Williams, achieved success as members of the official The Cheetah Girls group. In November 2005, the group released their Christmas album, Cheetah-licious Christmas, and also toured the US on their Cheetah-licious Christmas Tour to promote the album.
The Cheetah Girls 2 premiered on the Disney Channel on August 25, 2006. It garnered more viewers than High School Musical, becoming the most watched Disney Channel Original Movie before being beaten out by both Jump In! and High School Musical 2. The soundtrack to Cheetah Girls 2 went Platinum. After the release of Cheetah Girls 2, Bryan, along with her fellow Cheetah Girls, toured the US on their The Party's Just Begun Tour.
The Cheetah Girls released their official debut studio album, TCG, on September 25, 2007. The first single from the album, "So Bring it On", was released to Radio Disney on August 25, 2007. The second single, "Fuego", was released to Radio Disney on September 15, 2007.
The Cheetah Girls: One World premiered on August 22, 2008. They kicked off their One World Tour on October 8, 2008 and concluded December 21, 2008. In early 2009, The Cheetah Girls officially announced that they had disbanded, in favor of pursuing solo projects. However, Bryan and former Cheetah Girl band-mate and close friend Kiely Williams are collaborating together on a talk show which Williams described as "a young version of The View".
Bryan has acted in several TV shows, with notable guest appearances in several episodes of the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. She also appeared in two series pilots, King's Pawn and Driving Me Crazy, neither of which made it to air. She then had guest appearances in shows like The Geena Davis Show and The Jersey.
She also appeared in the TV series, Grounded For Life, before her rise to stardom in The Cheetah Girls.She had a small supporting role as Mrs. Murray in the 2008 straight-to-DVD film Mostly Ghostly, and stars in the comedy film Help Me, Help You ( formerly titled If It Ain't Broke, Break It).
Sabrina is the voice of Pamela Hamster in the animated Disney channel series Fish Hooks appearing in two episodes Hooray for Hamsterwood and Pamela Hamster Returns.
Sabrina competed in the 5th season of Dancing with the Stars. Sabrina and her professional dancing partner, Mark Ballas, received a score of 26 out of 30, at the time the highest score earned in the first week by any contestant. On Week 4 of the show, they set another record by receiving a 30/30 from the judges for their paso doble, making her the first contestant to have received a perfect score that early in the show's history.
Bryan led all contenders in judges' scoring in Weeks 1, 3, and 4. Bryan received her lowest score, a 25 for a foxtrot, during Week 6, in which she also performed a Rock n' Roll routine with the other contestants. That week, she was voted off. The announcement was met by shock and tears from the show's judges, contestants and live audience, since she and Ballas were favored by many to win the competition.
An AOL poll voted their elimination "2007's most shocking TV moment." The next week, the remaining dancers and celebrities showed their continued support and affection for Bryan by donning her signature cheetah paw-print tattoo. For the penultimate week, Bryan and Ballas were invited back to the show to perform, another first for any couple. For the 100th show, their Paso Doble was chosen as number 9 on the top 10 dances of the first five seasons. Bryan and Ballas were the only couple in the top 10 that did not make it to the finals.
She was featured in the Soft Scrub Dancing With The Stars Live Tour. She danced with Derek Hough (while Mark was injured), then with Mark, until her last show on January 13, 2008, when she departed for India to film The Cheetah Girls: One World.
She has been a celebrity correspondent for the behind-the-scenes look at the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars for E! News, and TV Guide show Reality Chat. For season 9 of Dancing with the Stars, she has co-hosted TV Guide show Reality Chat as well as hosted backstage at Dancing with the Stars series on abc.com. Sabrina, was asked back to co-host Backstage at Dancing with the Stars for the 10th thru 12th seasons. She has interviewed celebs like season 10 winner of the series DWTS Nicole Scherzinger, country singer Reba Mcentire, Evan Lysacek, Erin Andrews, Kate Gosselin, and many more.
In 2008 it was announced that Bryan would be partnering with Mission Foods as the spokesperson for the Healthy Kids Challenge. One of Bryan's many roles is to provide information to help educate kids on easy ways to stay healthy through nutrition and keeping active.
Bryan released a DVD workout entitled Byou in December 2005. The workout is especially geared towards young girls with a tagline that reads "Be Happy, Be Healthy — BYOU!". More than a quarter million DVDs have been sold.
A soundtrack to the DVD was also released which included the song Byou, performed by Bryan, as well as other songs by her and other artists. The song Byou was also featured on the Radio Disney: Move It! CD which was released in 2006. Bryan released Byou 2, on January 13, 2009. Byou 2 features one exclusive track by Bryan called C'mon.
Bryan teamed up with popular author Julia DeVillers to write the book "Princess of Gossip", the story of an ordinary girl with an extraordinary secret. "Princess of Gossip" was released on October 8, 2008. It's currently being considered for a possible movie.
View the full website biography of Sabrina Bryan.