Jennifer Stone of Wizards of Waverly Place
September 4, 2009 (PRESS RELEASE) -- Jennifer Stone stars as Alex's flighty but loyal best friend, "Harper Finkle" in the Emmy-nominated series "Wizards of Waverly Place."
Meet Jennifer Stone and David Henrie
2 to 5 pm
Sunday, September 6
This season Jennifer plays a bigger part in the lives of the wizard family, as Harper moves in with the Russos. Unaware of the Russos' magical ability, Harper tries her best to get her friend Alex out of trouble whenever she can. Harper has her own sense of style and makes her own clothes whenever she can, even if she's the only one who thinks they're fabulous.
Born February 12, 1993 in Arlington, Texas, Jennifer began her stage career at the age of six after many hours of watching her brother rehearse for community theater productions. By the time she was eight, she signed with an agent and began auditioning for voice over work and commercials including Los Angeles Credit Union, Hasbro and Time Warner Digital, among others.
Jennifer starred as Harper Finkle in the Disney Channel Original Movie "Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie." She's also recognized for her role as the great-niece of Robert Duvall and Michael Caine's characters in the critically acclaimed 2003 feature film "Secondhand Lions." Stone also guest starred in "Without A Trace" and "House."
She has her own monthly advice column, "Ask Jennifer," in Tiger Beat magazine.
When not working, she enjoys sports including rock climbing, ice skating, tennis, and many forms of dance. She also enjoys drawing, creating her own fashion style, and spending time with her friends.
Quick Facts about Jennifer Stone and Wizards of Waverly Place
11.4 Million Total Viewers tuned in last Friday for the premiere of "Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie"
The movie is TV's No. 1 Entertainment Telecast of 2009 in Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14, and is Cable's No. 1 Telecast in Viewers
"Wizards of Waverly Place" is nominated for an Emmy for "Outstanding Children's Programming." It is up against "Hannah Montana" and "ICarly."
RADIO DISNEY ROCKS LABOR DAY WEEKEND INVITING LISTENERS TO MEET "WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE" STARS and ENJOY FREE CONCERT
Radio Disney rocks Labor Day weekend at the annual Naperville Jaycee's Last Fling including a special appearance by Disney Channel stars David Henrie and Jennifer Stone (of the hit series "Wizards of Waverly Place") at Family Fun Land in the Naper Settlement on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 (2:00-5:00 p.m.). Radio Disney RadioDisney.com/Chicago. continues the fun on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 (1:00 p.m.) with a free concert featuring Joey Page and Allstar at Rotary Hill Park in Downtown Naperville.
On September 6 starting at 10:00 a.m. inside Family Fun Land, fans of the hit "Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie" are invited to pick up a meet and greet wristband to meet Jennifer and David later that day (1,000 wristbands*, limit one per person, must be present to receive wristband). *Wristband ensures a place in line for the meet and greet. Talent can only meet as many fans as time allows. Event is subject to delay, change or cancellation. Radio Disney WRDZ Chicago will host the special appearance by the "Wizards of Waverly Place" stars with its road crew kicking off the festivities at 2:00 p.m. with music, games and prizes.
An Arizona native, David Henrie has been acting since the age of 5. Henrie, had a starring role in the Disney Channel Original Movie "Dadnapped" and currently stars as Justin Russo in Disney Channel's original series "Wizards of Waverly Place," a role he reprised in the Disney Channel Original Movie "Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie."
Born in Texas, Jennifer Stone began her stage career at the age of 6, and signed with an agent by age 8, which led her to voice over work and various commercial spots. Stone currently stars as Harper Finkle in Disney Channel's original series "Wizards of Waverly Place," a role she will reprised in the Disney Channel Original movie "Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie."
On Labor Day, September 7, the road crew will start the fun on the Last Fling Main Stage at 1:00 p.m. with music, games and great giveaways including autographed items from Disney Channel stars, a family vacation and more. The "Rock Your Labor Day with Radio Disney" concert kicks off at 2:00 p.m. with a performance by Joey Page, the Radio Disney Incubator Artist and multitalented singer, songwriter and actor. Joey will perform "Who I Am" and "Ordinary Girl." The high energy concert continues with a performance by Allstar, the Drive Thru Records group who broke out as a Radio Disney "Next Big Thing" (N.B.T.) artist last year. Allstar will perform their Radio Disney Top 30 single "Journey To The End of My Life."
Family Fun Land is located in the Naper Settlement (523 South Webster Street, Naperville, IL 60540). The Last Fling Main Stage is at Rotary Hill Park in Downtown Naperville (Aurora Avenue at Eagle Street, Naperville, IL, 60563). For more information regarding the Radio Disney AM 1300 events on Labor Day weekend, go to RadioDisney.com/Chicago.
About Radio Disney
Radio Disney is the #1, 24-hour radio network devoted to kids, tweens and families. Kids help pick the music that is played and are encouraged to interact via a toll-free phone line to the Radio Disney studio. The network's current playlist, driven by listener requests and representing major record labels, includes recording artists Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana, Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, David Archuleta, Jordin Sparks and Mitchel Musso. The network is available on 49 terrestrial radio stations and is also available via RadioDisney.com, Sirius and XM satellite radio, iTunes Radio Tuner, XM/DIRECTV and mobile phones.
About Last Fling
The Last Fling is the Naperville Jaycees' major fundraising event of the year. Each year, they host the city's annual Labor Day festival, a wholesome, family event, with the entire community participating. More than 300,000 patrons visit over the 4-day event, which is held along Naperville's Riverwalk area. Starting Friday afternoon and running through Monday evening, there are special events, carnival rides and attractions, a children's playland, food and beverage vendors, a business expo and concerts on two stages each evening. The Labor Day parade is also part of the festivities. Hotel packages and free shuttle service will also be available.
About Naperville Jaycees
The Naperville Jaycees is a nonprofit service organization with over 200 young persons dedicated to personal development through community service. The group organizes and staffs the Last Fling in close cooperation with the City of Naperville, the Naperville Park District, numerous Naperville community organizations and tons of volunteers.
"WIZ-TOBER," A MONTH-LONG HALLOWEEN PROGRAMMING EVENT HOSTED BY STARS OF "WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE" RETURNS FOR SECOND YEAR ON DISNEY CHANNEL
Season Three Premiere of "Wizards of Waverly Place" October 9
"Wiztober" returns for the second year with a new Halloween- and wizard-themed programming lineup hosted by the stars of the Emmy-nominated hit series "Wizards of Waverly Place" - Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin and Jennifer Stone. The month is highlighted by the season three premiere of "Wizards of Waverly Place" on Friday, October 9 at 7 pm.
Last year's Wiztober delivered TV's #1 rank in Total Day among Tweens 9-14.
"Wiz-tober" kicks off with a special encore presentation of "Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie" on Thursday, October 1 at 7 p.m., leading into an entire month of magic-filled movies including the popular Disney Channel Original Movies "Halloweentown" and "Twitches" (and their sequels), and two installments from the popular "Harry Potter" feature film series, among others. The month also delivers the premiere of a brand new Halloween-themed episode of Disney Channel's "JONAS" and spooky episodes of "The Suite Life On Deck" and "Wizards of Waverly Place."
Beginning Wednesday, September 16, kids can log on to DisneyChannel.com and get printable instructions for "Call In Your Haunt," where fans can record their own spooky haunted house sound effects. Select entries can be heard online in the Wizards of Waverly Place Haunted House, and will air on Disney Channel during the programming event.
Following the premiere episode of the new season of "Wizards of Waverly Place," new episodes will air Friday nights throughout October. In the new season, Alex's best friend Harper moves in with the Russos. Meanwhile, Alex pursues her dream of becoming an artist and designs her own art studio inside a miniature dollhouse. Justin, in his last year of high school, plans to savor every senior year moment and try his hand at monster hunting, and Max hones his wizard skills and becomes a serious contender in the Russo kids' quest to become the sole heir of the family's wizard powers.
The schedule is as follows:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9 (7 - 7:30 p.m.)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16 (7 - 7:30 p.m.)
"Halloween" - After the Russo's are told by the Waverly Place Merchant's Association that their haunted house has never been scary enough in Halloweens past, the family comes together to create the scariest haunted house ever.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 (7 - 7:30 p.m.)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30 (7 - 7:30 p.m.)
"Wizards of Waverly Place" stars Selena Gomez ("Princess Protection Program," "Spy Kids 3D") as Alex Russo; David Henrie ("That's So Raven," "How I Met Your Mother") as Justin Russo; Jake T. Austin ("Hotel for Dogs," "Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board") as Max Russo; Maria Canals-Barrera ("Camp Rock," "The Proud Family") as Theresa; and David DeLuise ("Stargate SG-1," "3rd Rock from the Sun") as Jerry.
"Wizards of Waverly Place" is a production of It's a Laugh Productions for Disney Channel and carries a TV-G parental guideline. The series was created by Todd J. Greenwald and is executive-produced by Peter Murrieta, Greenwald, Vince Cheung and Ben Montanio.
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