Colleen Ballinger is an American comedian, actress, singer and YouTube personality. Ballinger was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, the daughter of Tim Ballinger, a sales manager, and his wife Gwen, a homemaker. Ballinger attended San Marcos High School and graduated in 2008 from Azusa Pacific University, where she majored in vocal performance. She has two older brothers, Christopher and Trent, and a younger sister, Rachel.
She is best known for her Internet character Miranda Sings, posting videos of the character on YouTube, and performing her one-woman comedy act on tour in theatres worldwide. She created the comically talentless, egotistical and eccentric character to satirize the many YouTube videos featuring people singing badly, but who appear unaware of their lack of talent. Ballinger toured with her husband in early 2016, and she is touring as Miranda in the second half of 2016 and in 2017. Ballinger stars as Miranda in a 2016 Netflix series, Haters Back Off.