7 Things to Know About Caroline Sunshine

President Donald Trump went from reality television to the White House. So it’s no surprise that some of the hires for his White House also come from television. One of which was Omarosa Manigault Newman, who was on The Apprentice and became communications director for the Office of Public Liaison before getting ousted from the position.

Now there are headlines about a new hire: Caroline Sunshine, who might already be familiar to younger people because she was a Disney actress. Here are seven things to know about Caroline Sunshine.

1. Caroline Sunshine will be a press assistant

Caroline Sunshine Model UN

Her college political experience is what got her the job. | Caroline Sunshine via Instagram

The former child actress is going to be a press assistant, according to CNN. White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters gave a statement about her taking the position to CNN:

Caroline Sunshine was a White House intern. In college, she was involved with the American Enterprise Institute and an active member of her school’s Model United Nations team. Prior to her internship at the White House, Caroline interned for the Office of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the College Republican National Committee and the California Republican Party.

This internship was happening while she was getting her education at Claremont McKenna College. She was studying international relations and economics, according to NBC News. She isn’t the only recent addition to the White House.

CNBC’s Larry Kudlow is taking the position of Donald Trump’s economic advisor. John Bolton from Fox News will be the next national security adviser.

Next: This was the biggest role of her career.

2. She was previously on the Disney show Shake It Up

Caroline Sunshine as Tinka on Shake It Up

Caroline Sunshine as Tinka on Shake It Up | Disney Channel

The actress played a European exchange student named Tinka Hessenheffer on the show. She was there for all three seasons with celebrities Bella Thorne and Zendaya and then moved on to be in some movies.

Next: She made it into this family movie.

3. She was in Marmaduke

Caroline Sunshine in Marmaduke

Caroline Sunshine in Marmaduke | 20th Century Fox

Sunshine also did movies while she was still working on Shake It Up. The biggest one was Marmaduke, which was about a family who owned a Great Dane named Marmaduke, voiced by Owen Wilson.

Next: She shot a music video for this song.

4. She also did some singing

Actress Caroline Sunshine (L) and Radio Disney On-Air personality Hallie Ashford take a selfie

Caroline Sunshine at the Radio Disney awards | Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Disney

Like most Disney stars, Sunshine also did some singing in her career. Her biggest music project was probably doing the song”Roam” for the Disney movie, Treasure Buddies. She shot a music video for the cover that included a lot of animals.

Next: This was her last role.

5. Her last role was in Mommy, I Didn’t Do It 

Caroline Sunshine in Mommy I Didn't Do It

Caroline Sunshine in Mommy, I Didn’t Do It | Caroline Sunshine via Instagram

Before making a career switch, her last role was in the Lifetime movie, Mommy, I Didn’t Do It. The movie starred Danica McKellar and Paige Searcy. It was released in 2017.

The last photos on her Instagram are actually from the movie.

Next: She did a video for this organization addressing the next president.

6. She appeared in a video for the Mgrublian Center for Human Rights

Caroline Sunshine "Dear Next President"

Caroline Sunshine “Dear Next President” | FUSION via YouTube

During the election, Sunshine appeared in a video for the Mgrublian Center for Human Rights at her college called “Dear Next President.” In it, she doesn’t really address any one political issue, but gives a plea for what kind of leader she hopes the country will have.

Next: This is where she got her start.

7. She got her start in commercials

Mickey Mouse and Caroline Sunshine take part in the unveiling of the "Golden Dumbo" to commemorate the Disneyland 50th Anniversary Celebration at Disneyland Park on May 4, 2005 in Anaheim, California.

Sunshine has been in the biz for a long time. | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Like most child actresses, Caroline Sunshine got her start in commercials. One of them was for the doll, Amazing Allysen. The other was for Cap’n Crunch.

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