Peyton List
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Peyton Roi List




April 6, 1998 (age 16)

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Emma Ross

Peyton Roi List is an American teen actress and child model. List is best known for Disney's show JESSIE. She plays Emma Ross, an energetic 15-year old girl. She was also on the ABC network's show Cashmere Mafia where she played Frances O'Connor's onscreen daughter, Sasha Burden and from the movie 27 Dresses where she played the younger version of Katherine Heigl's character Elena. She also has two brothers in real life.

Life and career

Peyton lived in Florida, but moved to New York at the age of four. She has a twin brother Spencer and a younger brother Phoenix, who are both actors and models. Peyton was the first one to do modeling. She got inspired in it when her mother was modeling. Then her brother Spencer did what Peyton did. When Phoenix was a baby he modeled also.

List appeared alongside Robert Pattinson in the movie Remember Me as a girl who bullies his character's little sister. In 2010, List appeared in the Disney film The Sorcerer's Apprentice, and in Lifetime Movie Network's Secrets in the Walls, alongside Jeri Ryan and Kay Panabaker. List began modeling at a late age, both alone and with her brother Spencer. She has appeared in over 400 commercial advertisements in various formats for various companies.

List starred in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days. She had a major role as Holly Hills, the crush of Greg.

List now has a main role in Disney's TV series Jessie as Emma Ross. She also has a major role in the film Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days as Holly Hills, the main love interest of the main character Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon).


Year Title Role


2002 As the World Turns Little Girl in Diner 1 episode


Spider-Man 2

Little Girl


All My Children


1 episode


The Product of 3c

Young Winnie

Short film

Saturday Night Live

Little Girl

"Angry Dog" segment


The Wonder Pets

Chick No.1

Episode: "Kalamazoo"hi

27 Dresses

Young Jane Nichols

Minor Role

Remember Back, Remember When


Short film

Cashmere Mafia

Sasha Burden

4 Episodes


Confessions of a Shopaholic

Shoestore Girl No.2


Gossip Girl

Young Girl No.1

Episode: "Enough About Eve"


3 Backyards


Remember Me


The Trouble with Cali

Young Cali Bluejones




The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Young Becky

Minor Role

Going the Distance

Kaley Arizona

Scenes cut out from final cut

Secrets in the Walls


Television movie

Miriam's Song


Short film, Post-production


Something Borrowed

Young Darcy

Minor Role

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Young Brandy/Larissa

Episode: "Possessed"

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

Holly Hills

Major Role



Emma Ross

Main cast


Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

Holly Hills

Major Role

The Dog Who Saved the Holidays




A Sister's Nightmare


Television film

Good Luck Charlie Emma Ross Guest star


I Didn't Do It Sherri Guest star
Ultimate Spider-Man Emma Ross (voice) Guest star
2015-present Bunk'd Emma Ross Main cast
2015 The Outskirts Mackenzie Post-production


  • Has worked with stars like Katherine Heigl, Frances O’Connor, Hilary Duff, Robert Pattinson, Emilie De Ravin and many more.
  • Has traveled all over the US and also been to Puerto Rico and Canada.
  • Studies acting (e. g. musical theater), voice and dance; jazz, tap, ballet, hiphop.
  • She has a twin brother and a younger brother. Peyton is the older twin by one minute.
  • Peyton is a member of SAG and AFTRA.
    Peyton List
  • In her free time she enjoys dancing, riding her bike, playing with her friends, writing stories, singing, and ice-skating.
  • Peyton and her family moved to NY when she was 4 years old. They moved to California full time in 2012.
  • List says her most embarassing audition moment was when she had to go to the bathroom so bad and she had to tell the casting director “I will be right back”.
  • She wouldn’t want to change anything in herself.
  • Her 3 granted wishes are 1. To make sure the world is a happy place. 2. To go to Candy Land. 3. To keep her family healthy.
  • Has glasses, but wears contacts most of the time.
  • Is usually credited as Peyton List, Peyton Roi List or Peyton R. List.
  • She’s not the only Peyton List in the acting business, there’s an older actress with the same name and they often get mixed up!
  • She is the StarPower Ambassador for the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
  • Says that the cutest guy she has ever worked with was James Marsden, he is her celebrity crush.
  • Watches Glee, and went to a Glee concert and got to meet Kevin McHale (Artie)!
  • Thinks she is a bad artist.
  • Loves the Twilight and The Hunger Games series.
  • Doesn’t like the way her voice sounds on screen.
  • Got to film “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” movies in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Peyton has a Twitter and a Facebook fan page but does not have a private Facebook profile.
  • Loves peanut butter!
  • Peyton used to go to a public school, but now goes to an online charter school.
  • Looks up to her mom, who’s also her full time manager.
  • Got to meet actresses Jane Lynch and Reese Witherspoon at the screening of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2″.
  • Is a series regular on Disney’s JESSIE, she plays Emma Ross, the only biological child of the bunch.
  • Fell in love with acting after her mom took her to see a show on Broadway.
  • She loves to bake and make enchiladas with her dad.
  • Has been to a Taylor Swift concert and Meet & Greet.
  • her favorite color is yellow


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