The southern triple threat Lacey Caroline is bound to be a household name sooner than later. As an actress, singer, dancer, and host, Lacey Caroline has made her way to becoming an award-winning enigma.
Of English, Irish, German, and Japanese descent, Lacey Caroline went from dancing and cheerleading to delving into the world of community theatre. After being referred to her first agent, Lacey Caroline's big break came with her cast as Mariah in the 2019 Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie, A Christmas Love Story.
Prior to being named NASCAR's Kid Reporter on NBC, leading her to a guest host and reporter job, Lacey Caroline secured features in episodes of Evil Lives Here, It's Supernatural, Lifetime's Terror in the Woods, and numerous short films, commercials, and music videos. Recently filming a supporting role in the feature film Match Struck, Lacey Caroline looks forward to rejoining her Supercross family later this Spring.
Although 2020 saw a massive shift in the entertainment industry, Lacey Caroline maximized the year by winning the 2020 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Short Film and the 2020 Young Entertainer Award for Best Young Actress and Web Host. Always grateful for her team, Lacey Caroline is constantly sinking herself into many endeavors while allowing us to get to know her better.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Lacey. We're excited to chat with you about your entertainment career and endeavors. What initially inspired you to leap into the acting and entertainment industry?
Thank you for having me. I was inspired by my Dad, who had a successful career as a professional mascot for teams in Japan, as well as in the NFL and NBA. He was the mascot for the NBA Charlotte Bobcats when I was born and I have been going to pro basketball, football, and baseball games since I was 3 months old. My first official "job" was as a mini-mascot for the Charlotte Hornets at the 2015 French All-Star Game in Paris. I performed in front of 25,000 fans during halftime and throughout the game and knew then that I loved being an entertainer.
Is there a particular project that you're most proud to have taken part in, and why?
I am still very proud of the first project that I ever did - a short film with UNC School of the Arts called "On the Lam." I am proud of this project because the role I played was originally written for a male actor, but I made an impression on the Director, Cam McCormack, in another audition process and he wanted to work with me. So he convinced the writers to change the character and I was cast! Working with Cam and his team, and several other projects at UNCSA was a great introduction to filmmaking and I always felt so comfortable and safe on set.
Are there specific roles and characters that you prefer to play over others?
I love to play any role that has depth and that shows a range of emotions, but I also love comedy. My dream role is a musical show or movie where I can play the funny side-kick that shows her feelings through songs and perfectly timed quirky comments!
Are you currently featuring in any upcoming works that we should keep an eye out for?
I wrapped a feature film, called Match Struck, this past fall so keep your eye out for that one and I have several amazing short films coming up. And there will be a few more NASCAR Kids reporter pieces this Spring.
What's your favorite piece of advice someone has given you towards your career?
I have been so close to a few amazing projects in the past 6 months, but I keep coming just short. My manager, Kim Matuka, gave me some great advice after an audition process that I was so confident about... she said, "Whatever you do, be memorable. Getting this far in a process is already winning - even if you don't book the role, they will remember you and you never know when you will be the perfect fit for the next project the casting team has!"