Skyler Day

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Skyler Day
File:Skyler Day at the 2015 TV LAND Awards.jpg
Day at the 2015 TV Land Awards
Born Skyler Elizabeth Day
(1991-08-02) August 2, 1991 (age 27)
Cumming, Georgia, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2003–present

Skyler Elizabeth Day (born August 2, 1991) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her recurring roles as Maggie Ritter on the TeenNick series Gigantic and as Amy Ellis on the NBC series Parenthood.

Life and career

Day was born in Cumming, Georgia.[1] She started participating in gymnastics and modeling at an early age. She was then discovered by a talent agent as a result of a chance encounter at the DMV.[2] In 2003, she co-starred in the Atlanta-based short film A Perilous Dance: The Damon DeRivers Story. In 2004, she and her family moved to French Valley, California, to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.[2]

For many months, she auditioned for television pilots and took jobs doing radio voice-overs and television commercials before landing a role in the independent film The Religion of Choice.[2] In 2003, she was cast in the titular role in the direct-to-video film The Adventures of Ociee Nash opposite Keith Carradine and Mare Winningham. From 2004 to 2008, she co-starred in numerous television films and short independent films before guest starring in a 2009 episode of iCarly. Her other television credits include Southland, Drop Dead Diva, The Whole Truth, Days of Our Lives, Law & Order: LA, Sonny with a Chance, CSI: Miami and Good Luck Charlie. In 2010, she had a recurring role in the TeenNick series Gigantic. The series ended the following year after one season. In 2011, she landed the role of Amy Ellis on the NBC series Parenthood.[3]

Besides acting, Day is also an aspiring country music singer. Growing up she took classes in musical theater, acting and songwriting. Much of her music can be found on her official YouTube account.[2]

On October 26, 2015, day released her debut EP Between the I and the You.

Personal life

Day was homeschooled after second grade.[4] She has an older sister, Savannah, and a twin brother who is also an actor and singer, Dalton Day.[5] All three have competed in gymnastics and cheerleading.[2] Her parents, David and Kelly, were also gymnasts and owned a gym in Norcross, Georgia.[2] Her father now works as a recruiter in the construction field.[4] She and her family are committed Christians.[4]

Day started dating actor Ian Nelson in January 2013.[6] She wrote a song called "Ian's Song" for Nelson which is included on her EP. On December 11, 2015, Day announced that she and Nelson are engaged.[7]


Year Title Role Notes
2003 A Perilous Dance: The Damon DeRivers Story Mary Katherine Grainger Short film
2003 The Adventures of Ociee Nash Ociee Nash Direct-to-video film
2004 Moved Girl with bent spoon Short film
2006 Rite of Passage Renee Short film
2007 Redemption Maddie Classmate Girl #2 Short film
2008 Little Wonders[8] Lucy Sturges Short film
2008 First Period Libby Short film
2010 Backlight Lucy Also stunt performer
2013 Channeling Ashleigh Maddox
2015 Strays Zoe Short film
2015 Storytelling Mary Roberts Short film
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Untitled David Diamond/David Weissman Project Liza Unsold TV pilot
2006 Hollis & Rae Stephanie TV film
2009 iCarly Magic Malika Episode: "iSpeed Date"
2010 Southland Lauren Ryerson Episode: "Butch & Sundance"
2010 Drop Dead Diva Lana Dooley Episode: "The Long Road to Napa"
2010 The Whole Truth Brianna Sellards Pilot episode
2010 Days of Our Lives Teenage Sydney Episode #1.11459
2010–11 Gigantic Maggie Ritter Recurring role, 15 episodes
2011 Sonny with a Chance Mel Winters Episode: "New Girl"
2011 CSI: Miami Ashley Chandler Episode: "F-T-F"
2011 Good Luck Charlie Kayla Episode: "Something's Fishy"
2011 Law & Order: LA Mila Ackroyd Episode: "Plummer Park"
2011 Who Is Simon Miller? Sarah Miller TV film
2011 The Closer Missy Michaels Episode: "Star Turn"
2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sylvia Grier Episode: "Freaks & Geeks"
2012 Army Wives Sophie Clarke 3 episodes
2012 Grey's Anatomy Emery James Episode: "Love the One You're With"
2013 Wedding Band Catherine Episode: "Personal Universe"
2013 The Client List Honey Episode: "Unanswered Prayers"
2013 Ironside Nicole Holt Episode: "Sleeping Dogs"
2013–14 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Renee Clark Episodes: "Girl Dishonored" & "Comic Perversion"
2011–14 Parenthood Amy Ellis Recurring role, 17 episodes
2014 Workaholics Brooke Episode: "Beer Heist"
2015 Constantine Miranda Episode: "A Whole World Out There"
2014–15 Pretty Little Liars Claire Episodes: "Who's in the Box?" & "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou"
2015 Con Man Tiffany 3 episodes
2015 Code Black Veronica Franco Episode: "Buen Arbol"
2016 iZombie Starlee Decker Episode: "Method Head"




Year Song Featuring Writers Notes Album Origin
2006 Somebody's Hero Original Infant Records Compilation Cd Vol. 1 Album
2009 Falling Original Myspace
2009 Neverland Original Myspace
2009 Fireflies Original Myspace
2009 Days Like These Original Myspace
2009 Hello Dalton Day Original Myspace
2009 Are You Listening Tennessee? Hayley Stayner Original YouTube
2010 Hallelujah Cassi Thomson Leonard Cohen Cover YouTube
2011 Cliche Dalton Day Original YouTube
2011 Daddy Say Yes Stacey K. Black Original The Closer "Star Turn"
2012 How Do I Know Dalton Day Original YouTube
2012 Come Down To The River Dalton Day Original YouTube
2013 Yellow T-Shirt Original YouTube
2013 Wildfire Original YouTube
2013 Fall Original YouTube
2013 History Dalton Day Original YouTube
2014 Passenger Side Original YouTube
2014 Winter Original YouTube
2014 You and I Dalton Day Ingrid Michaelson Cover YouTube
2015 Los Angeles Original
2015 Everybody Original
2015 Shotgun Original
2015 Riptide Vance Joy Cover YouTube
2015 Wildest Dreams Taylor Swift Cover YouTube
2015 My Favorite Thing Original YouTube
2015 Scratch Paper Original YouTube
2016 Human Original YouTube


  1. "Skyler Day BIO". Skyler Day. Retrieved November 17, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Newman, Deirdre (March 22, 2006). "Local girl shoots TV pilot; Menifee artist opens at Mercantile Gallery". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved November 16, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Masters, Megan (September 7, 2011). "Exclusive: Parenthood Lands Gigantic Star to Play Drew's New Girlfriend". TVLine. Retrieved January 11, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Robertson, Annabelle (September 7, 2005). "Skyler Day's Leading Lady Dream Begins with "Ociee Nash"". Retrieved January 12, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "I made it out of the womb first..." Instagram. August 2, 2015. Retrieved November 17, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "My guy and I are calling it 2 years today!..." Instagram. January 28, 2015. Retrieved November 10, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Say hi to my favorite person in the world/FIANCÉ!!!!!!! ❤️". Instagram. December 11, 2015. Retrieved December 20, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "LIttle Wonders". Festival Focus.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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