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Caroline Sunshine


Caroline Sunshine (born September 5, 1995) is an American actress. She has a recurring role as the flashy European exchange student Tinka Hessenheffer on the Disney Channel original series Shake It Up!

In 2006, Sunshine began going on professional auditions when she was 11 years old, and landed her first role in a commercial for Amazing Allysen the talking doll, as well as commercial work for Yoplait Go-Gurt, and Cap'n Crunch.[1][2][3] In 2010, Sunshine filmed her first pilot for the CBS sitcom, Team Spitz, starring Rob Riggle of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart as a high school coach and her father on the show.[2][5][6] Later that same year, she gained popular notoriety for her role as Barbara Winslow in her first feature film Marmaduke based on the comic strip of the same name.[2][3][5] Sunshine currently has a recurring role on the Disney Channel original series Shake It Up! as European exchange student Tinka Hessenheffer alongside Kenton Duty as her flamboyant fraternal twin brother Günther.[7][8][9][10] The glitzy brother/sister duo of Günther and Tinka is said to be inspired by Ryan and Sharpay Evans of Disney's High School Musical franchise.[10][11][12]

[edit] Personal lifeSunshine currently lives in Orange County, California with her father Thom, her mother Karen, and her two younger brothers Johnny and Chris.[1][2] Sunshine enjoys dancing, traveling, baking, and outdoor activities including surfing, snorkeling and rafting.[1][3][6] When she isn't working, Sunshine is involved in several charitable causes including the Joyful Sewing Organization that makes blankets for cancer patients, Working Wardrobes, which gives underprivileged women and victims of domestic abuse confidence and teaches them courses in how to properly interview for a job, the Adoptahero.org program that provide for the needs of soldiers and their families, and the Loves and Fishes Ministry that helps feed the homeless.


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