Colleen Ballinger is an actress, comedian and singer, most famous for her character Miranda Sings.
Miranda Sings has become an international phenomenon whose YouTube channel has amassed nearly
7 million devoted subscribers and over a billion views. The character Miranda was created in 2008 to
parody the young, self-absorbed singers with more far more confidence (and vibrato) than talent
which Colleen saw uploading videos to YouTube. Miranda is known for her overdrawn red lips,
questionable advice about singing and life, a deluded self-confidence, and over-the-top rants about
her family and personal problems.
As the success of Miranda Sings was taking off, Colleen began performing live as the character in
cabaret venues and theaters, before eventually taking the act on the road in both national and
international sold-out tours. She has appeared as Miranda on Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars
Getting Coffee and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and also been a guest co-host on The View
out of character.
With her New York Times #1 Bestselling book Selp Helf, and the hour-long comedy special inspired by
it, Colleen’s eccentric alter ego continues to grow beyond her YouTube channel.
Colleen serves as a writer, executive producer and star of the highly anticipated Netflix original series,
Haters Back Off!, which premieres on October 14, 2016.