|“||I conquered my stage fright!||”|
— Ally, in Chapters & Choices
Ally-Gator (by Miss Suzy)
|Date of Birth||
Brown (season 1)
Ally Dawson is one of the main characters on the show. She is a kind, smart, and talented girl. She is an aspiring singer/songwriter who used to have severe stage fright. She wrote the hit song, Double Take, which Austin Moon accidentally stole and performed in the episode Rockers & Writers, which made him famous. After that, Ally forgives him and they become partners. Ally is best friends with Trish, Austin, and also Dez. Her parents are Lester and Penny, who are divorced. Her father owns Sonic Boom, the music store which is shown throughout the first two seasons. She has always had a passion for music and feels that there's no better way to express what you're feeling. Over the two seasons, she becomes more confident and in the episode Chapters & Choices, she conquers her stage fright and sings with Austin. She's a sweet girl and always tries her best to not hurt anyone's feelings. She always tries her best at everything and she never quits what she starts, even when she is scared or frightened. She is dating Austin as of Last Dances & Last Chances.
Ally is portrayed by Laura Marano.
Ally is shown to be awkward, optimistic, compassionate, romantic and very friendly. In the first season, she's introduced as a shy, dorky girl with an incredible talent, but no confidence to push her enough to show it. Her hobbies include cloud watching, practicing calligraphy, basket weaving and watching old historical movies. Still, she has a fire in her, seeing as she displays traits of perfectionism and has a competitive nature. As Season 2 came, she's shown to be more confident with herself, soon shedding her stage fright in Chapters & Choices and becoming more comfortable on stage and performing. She's grown to be more effervescent, stylish, self assured and opinionated. She refuses to let emotions get the better of her and has a more on-task nature. In Season 3, she becomes even more confident and mature at the same time. Ally learns to stand up for herself and never give up, facing all the problems.
Ally Dawson was born to Lester and Penny Dawson. Sometime before or during her early teenage years, Ally's parents divorced. Ally began to live with her father in Miami while her mother traveled for her job. Ally has always had serious stage fright. As revealed in Filmmaking & Fear Breaking, Ally developed this fear when she auditioned for the Music University of New York (M.U.N.Y). She was very nervous about the audition. When it was her turn, the man auditioning the kids began to give her more nerves. Ally began to hallucinate and ended up completely failing the audition. From there on, Ally has been scared of public humiliation. In Chapters & Choices, Ally's fear is broken.
Ally also is shown in the series to have been a very musically gifted girl growing. When she was only in kindergarten, she wrote a song titled The Butterfly Song (shown in Bloggers & Butterflies). Ally is also shown to have been a very good girl and she always follows rules.
Physical AppearanceAlly is shown to be a pretty teenage girl with large brown eyes, pale skin and wavy, chestnut hair. In Season 2, she has ombre hair, meaning it gets lighter going down from her roots, starting at her natural brown and ending in a blonde. As time goes on, her hair grows from shoulder length to armpit length. She has a small, petite frame and usually wears high shoes to mask that.
In Season 1, her style is more bohemian, wearing delicate dresses, lots of lace and modest colors or floral patterns. As for accessories, Ally wore lots of vintage jewelry, like, a pendant or a long beaded necklace. She usually wore heeled boots with lace socks. She often layered her outfits with cardigans and dresses.
In Season 2, her style is more extroverted and a complete change from her previous choices in clothing. Her clothes are more girly, modern, tight fitting and sassy, with a lot of neon colors. She wears a lot of bold tops with neon colored pants and short, tight skirts. For the shoes, she always seems to be wearing colorful wedged sandals. She also still layers her clothing with loose tops over her dresses, colorful jean jackets or vests over a tank top. Her accessory usually include a necklace with her name encrypted.
In Season 3, her hair is seen to be a lighter brown. It also seems to be a bit longer and curlier. She wears more cardigans with her tops. She still wears the same kind of outfits as in Season 2 She also seems to wear more skirts and dresses in Season 3, especially when she's hanging out at the beach club with her friends.
Best Friend/Partner/Possibly In Love With/Boyfriend
- Main article: Auslly
Austin and Ally are good friends and have a more-than-friends relationship. Ally really cares about Austin's feelings and hates lying to him, and it is shown in Kangaroos & Chaos Austin also cares a lot about Ally's feelings and was the one who asked Ally to become his permanent songwriter and partner in the first episode. Austin has also helped Ally get over her stage fright.
Also, Ally helped Austin to face his fear of umbrellas in Filmmaking & Fear Breaking. Austin and Ally performed the song they wrote together twice. Interviews with the cast say that they will date in later episodes. Ally tells Trish that she likes Austin in Girlfriends & Girl Friends. Austin tells Dez that he likes Ally in Campers & Complications. Austin and Ally began to lean in for a kiss in Campers & Complications, but they were interrupted when Ally told Austin that she wanted the song to have specific chords. They finally kiss in Chapters & Choices, but Kira ruins the moment when she tells Austin that she'll be his girlfriend. Austin and Ally become a couple in Partners & Parachutes. In Couples & Careers, they go on their first date. They take a break in their relationship in Couples & Careers. In Tunes & Trials Austin writes a song about his feelings for Ally.
In Real Life & Reel Life, Dez and Trish decide to make a movie about Austin and Ally, but it is revealed in the process that Ally wanted to end their partnership and Austin met with another songwriter. This starts a huge fight between them. Dez and Trish decided to shoot the scene where they sing You Can Come to Me. This results with Austin and Ally kissing again, even after Dez said cut three times. They both apologized to each other afterwards and claimed that the kiss was just "acting".
In Fresh Starts & Farewells, Ally tells Trish that she still has feelings for Austin and that being apart for 3 months might ruin what they feel for each other. Ally comes to the bus to say goodbye and they hug. Austin runs off the bus trying to tell Ally his feelings but instead gives her a card that on the outside says, "Thinking Of You." Ally gets overly jealous of Austin hanging out with Chelsea in Princesses & Prizes. However, they decide to see other people. Austin revealed to still having feelings for Ally in Hunks & Homecoming and wanted to get back together with her. Unfortunately, Ally started dating Gavin at the end of the episode, leaving Austin heartbroken.
In Proms & Promises, Piper becomes suspicious about their relationship when Austin is being sweet with Ally by saying she always looks good, and holds her hand, making Ally blush. Ally also wonders if she's with the right guy. Is it possible that Austin is her perfect guy? At prom, Austin kept mentioning Ally, making Piper even more suspicious. At the end of the episode, Ally walks into prom and catch's Austin's eye, and he then realizes he's made a huge mistake - he's meant to be at prom with Ally instead of Piper! In the next episode, Last Dances & Last Chances, they admitted they still have feelings for each other, and never stopped, shared their third kiss and finally got back together.
Best Friend Forever/Practically Sisters/Manager
- Main article: Trally
Ally and Trish are best friends. Ally tolerates Trish's craziness and the fact that Trish can't hold down a job. Trish often pushes Ally to do more things as shown in Rockers & Writers. They have been best friends since childhood and both support each other, even though Trish can be a bad listener towards others, mainly Ally. Ally will often save Trish, as shown in Soups & Stars They also appear to have two different handshakes as shown in Rockers & Writers and Crybabies & Cologne. But it is also strongly shown that Trish and Ally have a clear and a very well friendship. It is assumed that they have been friends since kindergarten from the episode Bloggers & Butterflies, seeing as when Tilly finishes performing the Ladybug Song, they turn to each other and grimace. Trish also seems to believe Ally, seeing as in Backups & Breakups, when Ally tells Trish that Trent is cheating on Trish, Trish believes Ally, knowing that Ally would never lie to her. Ally's mom even knows Trish well enough that she named a baby gorilla after her, because it was lazy.
Trish is now Ally's manager in the episode Partners & Parachutes, and is shown doing "manager tasks" in Solos & Stray Kitties, when she gets Ally a part in a big showcase. In "Beach Clubs & BFFs", Trish gets jealous of Ally and Kira because of them hanging out closely and Trish can't join because of her work. When Ally is about to perform on stage in this episode, Trish accidentally breaks the club's meat roaster and it speeds up really fast and the roasted pig hits Ally, thus, creating the "flying pig" incident and embarasses her. Ally gets mad at Trish for doing it on purpose, but Trish didn't, and she tells Ally that she's only mad because of her and Kira. Kira tells Ally that she needs to apologize to Trish because she didn't do it on purpose and then later in the episode, Ally apologizes to her and she forgives her. Trish introduces Ally on her performance, to re-do Ally's performance. She tells the audience Ally wrote the song about her, called "Redial", which is about Ally and Trish's friendship. At the end of her performance, Ally and Trish hug.
Best Freckled Friend
- Main article: Delly
Ally and Dez don't show too much interaction even though they hang out, maybe due to Austin being both their friends. Dez gives Ally a ham in Rockers & Writers and he has the idea to read Ally's diary in Secrets & Songbooks. In Soups & Stars, Dez tells Ally that he is her BFF, "Best Freckled Friend." Dez usually helps out Ally in her times of needs but he ends up messing things up even more. Sometimes he teases Ally about being uncool and having nerdy/lame interests. He's always using the instruments in the Sonic Boom unconventionally, annoying Ally. Dez sometimes unintentionally says things that insult or hurt Ally's feelings, but they are still good friends. In Freaky Friday & Fiction, Ally gets trapped in Dez's body. Ally keeps saying she'll explain to Dez their plan in Austin & Alias when he doesn't understand it.
- Main article: Kally
Kira and Ally became good friends when they first met in Ferris Wheels & Funky Breath. They became closer as the season continued. In the Season 3 episode "Beach Clubs & BFF's", it's revealed that they met up before Ally joined Austin, Trish and Dez on tour and have a lot in common and become close friends.
They didn't interact until Proms & Promises. They were both excited about going to prom, along with everyone else. They were both talking about how they were wanting to go to prom with Austin and Gavin. They were seen hanging out together at the beach club, with Carrie and Trish. Ally showed slight jealously over Piper in Proms & Promises, showing she might not like her dating Austin, showing she still has feelings for Austin. It's unknown whether they will keep in touch with each other since its very unlikely that Piper will return as her last appearance was in Last Dances & Last Chances, and due to Ally now dating Austin.
Lester Dawson is Ally's dad. They seem to have a very close relationship, although he told Ally that there is a "one and a bazillion chance to get famous in music". Lester trusts Ally to run Sonic Boom without him there. When Ally was little, she and her dad often went to the boardwalk at Miami Beach and got ice cream. Ally's favorite ice cream was, and still is, Fruity Mint Swirl. Ally and her dad also share a special handshake. It is revealed that Penny and Lester are divorced.
Penny Dawson is Ally's mom. They haven't been seen interacting much on the show due to the fact that Penny lives in Africa, but they have done video chats and Ally asked Penny for advice in Backups and Breakups. Penny appears in real life in the episodes Chapters & Choices, and Partners & Parachutes. She is happy for her daughter and gives advice the best way she can. It seems that she knows Trish De La Rosa quite well, as shown in Partners & Parachutes. It is revealed that Penny and Lester are divorced.
- Main article: Dally
Dallas was Ally's crush. He has been her crush since the episode, Secrets & Songbooks. Dallas has only appeared in 3 episodes so far. It is unknown if he comes back. It is unlikely since there has not been much talk about him lately and probably doesn't like Dallas anymore, he probably will not make anymore appearances in the show.
- Main article: Elly
Elliot met Ally at camp a few years ago while weaving baskets. Ally had a crush on Elliot and so does Elliot. Elliot appeared in one episode, Campers & Complications. Elliot makes Austin jealous which makes Austin express his real feelings for Ally. Ally and Elliot has no relationship going because the only thing they have to talk about is what they did at camp.
- Main article: Gally
In Proms & Promises, Gavin asked Ally to prom, but Ally turned him down cause she questioned her relationship with him and didn't think he's the right guy for her to be with. They broke up in Last Dances & Last Chances, because Aly wanted to be with Austin. Gavin took the break-up well though saying he could write a song about it. It is assumed that they stayed good friends.
Don't touch my book!
There's no eating in the store!
Aww, thanks Austin!
Yeah... I like Austin
Doing things The Ally Way!
Sure! I can always develop a paralyzing fear, overcome it, and write a deeply personal song about it!
I think we should get this guy. We need to be ruthless, plan every detail, make no mistakes, I don't wanna go back to jail!
I'm trying really hard not to freak out here!
Who would I tell? I only go to one party a year.
Trish's boo has another boo? Boooo!
I like pickles!
Don't touch my science book!
You'd better not leave any hairs behind, she has enough money to clone you.
No, you don't have to choose because... I'm firing you.
Being apart will affect how we feel about each other...'s songs
I guess it's goodbye.
Have fun on tour.
Feelings can change in three months.
I can't believe he stole my song! He messed with the wrong girl!
I'll explain it to you later...again.
I don't see it.
and I love the word bungee!
I've always dreamed of going to prom with the perfect guy. And the perfect guy is you.
Now, this is exactly how I pictured tonight.
- Though many fans believe Ally's name is short for Allyson, the writers of the series have confirmed, via Twitter, that her birth name is simply "Ally".
- It is possible that her background is British since her last name is Dawson, and Dawson is a British last name.
- She used to have a horrible stage fright, because she was afraid of failing on stage, and that she won't become a performer.
- She is part of Team Austin & Ally.
- Her boyfriend and best friend is Austin Moon.
- She has a crush on Austin, starting in (Girlfriends & Girl Friends).
- She secretly has a fear of Trish and Dez (or Trez) getting married and wanting to live with her.
- Ally's first crush was Elliot, a friend from a summer camp.
- She is the only child of Lester Dawson and Penny Dawson.
- She auditioned for a music school in New York, but before she got to play, she thought the piano was going to eat her and everyone was laughing.
- She is scared of spiders and always "silent-screams" when she sees them (as shown in Everglades & Ally-Gators).
- In Albums & Auditions, we find out her birthday is in February as revealed by Dez, although the date was not revealed.
- She works at Sonic Boom, her dad's business.
- Her favorite food is pickles.
- She likes shrimp.
- She likes cupcakes. (Princesses & Prizes)
- She, like Dez, enjoyed the Cha Cha Chicken Pot Pie served at the Melody Diner. (Diners & Daters)
- She is part of a Cloud Watching Club as shown in Zaliens & Cloud Watchers.
- She isn't the best dancer.
- She is a member of a book club.
- She attended calligraphy camp.
- She has more Tweeter followers than Austin, or at least used to.
- She loves gavelling.
- Her best friend and manager is Trish De la Rosa.
- She prefers to color inside the lines.
- Her favorite ice cream since she was a little girl is Fruity Mint Swirl. In fact, she even once called it her "Best Friend" and said "I love you Fruity Mint Swirl!" in Songwriting & Starfish, when the trio were locked in a freezer.
- She has a songbook that she does not let anyone touch.
- She had stage fright so bad, she couldn't even sing in front of stuffed animals. (Bloggers & Butterflies)
- She cleans when she's upset (Managers & Meatballs) and also sometimes plays the piano. (Cupids & Cuties)
- She has a Tweeter account.
- She is president of the Mall Association.
- She admitted to having no social life.
- She has a pet cockatiel named Owen.
- She had a goose named Pickles.
- She is somewhat of a germaphobe.
- She used to chew on her hair whenever she got nervous. The last time she actually chewed her hair was in Diners & Daters.
- When she gets excited, she tends to ask a lot of questions.
- She can knit.
- When she is stressed, she has an imaginary friend she talks to named Ms. Pennyworth.
- Her dad taught her how to play the piano when she was 5.
- She started ballet when she was 4, although she is still shown to be a very bad dancer.
- For Halloween 2012, she was Galexis Nova.
- She hates it when people talk with food in their mouth.
- She hates it when people say "libary" instead of "library"; although when Dallas says "libary", Ally thinks it's cute.
- She hates the sound that rubbing Styrofoam together makes.
- She and her father have a special handshake.
- She doesn't like the arcade or horror movies. She also dislikes the pizza parlor in Soups & Stars.
- She is a fan of Bruno Mars.
- She owned a stuffed dolphin named Dougie, but then she gave it to Austin.
- She used to wear glasses as seen in her flashback in Filmmaking & Fear Breaking.
- She auditioned for a music school in New York, and got accepted, but later gave it up to stay with her friends and family.
- She can play the piano while texting as seen in the episode Filmmaking & Fear Breaking.
- She gives instrumental lessons to Nelson.
- She loves making pro-con lists, as seen in Successes & Setbacks.
- She gives Jimmy Starr's son violin lessons in Successes & Setbacks.
- If you look closely at her phone in Soups & Stars and Filmmaking & Fear Breaking, she has a music note on it.
- During Season 1, she admitted that she only goes to one party a year, which is Back to School night.
- She talks to herself sometimes.
- She likes the word bungee as seen in Magazines & Made-Up Stuff.
- She isn't as camera shy as she was during Season 1.
- She loves romance, just like her mom, Penny Dawson.
- She believes everyone deserves a second chance, and everyone has goodness inside of them.
- Even before she got over her stagefright, she was in multiple music videos with Austin:
- She appeared in the It's Me, It's You music video, although she tried to avoid it.
- She appeared in the Face 2 Face music video. However, as this episode was filmed after Chapters & Choices, she may have been overcome her stagefright.
- She appeared on the Cheetah Beat cover in Magazines & Made-Up Stuff.
- A punishment for her is not reading books.
- As a reference to her confidence growing, Season 2 changes her fashion significantly.
- She is Miss Suzy's favorite student.
- Her first kiss was Austin Moon in Chapters & Choices.
- Despite her stage fright, she performed with Austin in Costumes & Courage.
- She was one of Miss Suzy's only students that didn't need the extra motivation – or the gold stars – to do their best.
- She, along with Elliot, were the 'Art & Craft Rebels' at their summer camp.
- It is revealed that when Ally was younger, she had bushy eyebrows and braces as mentioned in Campers & Complications.
- Kira may just think that she is superstitious about her favorite pencil as seen in Campers & Complications.
- She and her mom are alike, as shown in Backups & Breakups. They both hate it when someone touches their book and they both love.
- Nelson thinks of her as his favorite piano teacher.
- She doesn't bite her hair anymore when she's nervous.
- She is a singer-songwriter.
- Ally sang a second duet with Austin (You Can Come to Me).
- She sings her first solo song called "Finally Me" in the episode Tracks & Troubles .
- The creators of the show originally named her Abby Ray.
- She likes pizza (Girlfriends & Girl Friends).
- She has a middle name, not revealed yet.
- When Ally was 6 years old, she took her goldfish, Novie, to the vet and explained to Austin in Successes & Setbacks that he was nervous too, but when trying to cheer Austin up she said that Novie was flushed.
- Ally's nicknames are Ally-Cat (by herself), Ally-Gator (Ms. Suzy and Austin Moon), and Goose-Pickle (Austin Moon).
- Ally's parents have divorced.
- Although Ally is often unable to dance, she can in certain situations (such as Solos & Stray Kitties and Glee Clubs & Glory.
- Ironically, at one point, the way Ally usually dances became a dance craze, and a video of the dance went viral. (Viral Videos & Very Bad Dancing)
- It's also interesting to note that, in Club Owners & Quinceañeras, Ally was aware she wasn't (usually) the best dancer, but, in Viral Videos & Very Bad Dancing, she appeared to have become oblivious to it. This is further shown in Moon Week & Mentors.
- She always gets straight A's.
- Ally is a reporter for their school paper. (Sports & Sprains).
- She and Austin were celebrity judges on America's Top Talent.
- It could be possible she wears contacts due to the fact that she used to wear glasses as seen in a flashback in Filmmaking & Fear Breaking.
- She gets a record deal from Ramone Records in Fresh Starts & Farewells.
- She is the only one person of Team Austin who didn't go on Austin's first tour (Fresh Starts & Farewells).
- In Fresh Starts & Farewells she was an opening act on Austin's tour and she performed new song called "The Me That You Don't See".
- Ally knows how to play guitar. (Seen in Road Trips & Reunions)
- She has a lot in common with Kira Starr.(Beach Clubs & BFFs )
- She wore the same swimsuit as Kira in Beach Clubs & BFFs
- Her favorite show is called 'The Love Song Dedication Show' (Family & Feuds )
- She is the leader of the glee club. (Glee Clubs & Glory)
- Her ringtone is her song Finally Me, as shown in Austin & Alias.
- The lowest grade in school was a 92, on a biology test. (Fresh Starts & Farewells)
- In Fashion Shows & First Impressions, Ally was the lead model in a fashion show.
- She can't walk in high heels, as seen in Fashion Shows & First Impressions.
- Ally has pierced ears as seen in Proms & Promises, when she was walking into prom.
- She has a new laptop as seen in Cupids & Cuties.
- She won prom queen in Last Dances & Last Chances.
- She finally got back together with Austin in Last Dances & Last Chances.
- She's dating Austin as of Last Dances & Last Chances.
- Ally has always dreamed of going to prom with the perfect guy, who she said was Austin. (Last Dances & Last Chances)
- In Season 3, she tends to wear skirts more often.
- Since her birthday is February, she is about 2 months younger than Austin. She might be older than Dez and Trish, but it's currently unknown.
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