Chanteuse Aubrey O'Day ascended from obscurity to instant celebrity in 2005 when selected by P. Diddy (alongside four other hopefuls) to form the sexy all-girl dance-pop act Danity Kane on the competitive reality series Making the Band 3). A San Francisco native with musical theater roots -- she appeared in a widely seen production of Annie at the age of 4 -- O'Day virtually grew up in the proscenium, enjoying roles in innumerable other musicals. Her career as a musical theater performer culminated on Broadway, with a shattering performance as Amber von Tussle in Hairspray: The Musical -- a role O'Day inherited from Haylie Duff.
Biography by Nathan Southern
- Appeared in stage productions of The Wizard of Oz (as Dorothy) and Grease (as Sandy) while growing up.
- Reached the finals of Ryan Seacrest's Be a Star radio contest in 1999.
- Beat out thousands of other contestants to become a member of P. Diddy's group Danity Kane on MTV's Making the Band 3.
- Devotes her free time to charities, including her own FAN (Fight AIDS Now).