Trinitee Stokes immediately stole the show on "K.C. Undercover" when the Cooper family sprang her character, humanoid robot Judy, from her box and she introduced herself as the "adorable little sister that everyone wished they had."
She then flipped her new "sister" K.C. (Zendaya) on her butt when she mistook Judy for a robot instead of her appropriate title, a Junior Undercover Digital Youth. First lesson learned: Don't mess with Judy.
The 9-year-old Stokes is a force to be reckoned with on screen and off, excelling at not just acting but singing, fashion design and getting kids excited about reading. Learn more about her incredible rise since moving to Los Angeles from Mississippi three years ago in Headlines & Global News' exclusive interview with the Disney Channel star.
1. She Enjoys Flipping Her Co-Star Zendaya
Judy warns K.C. not to "get up in her grill" and makes her point by flipping big sis with just one arm. The stunts on "K.C. Undercover" are a favorite of Stokes.
"My favorite part so far [on the show] has probably been the stunts. It was really cool to flip Zendaya a lot," she told HNGN. When asked if Zendaya appreciates being flipped so much, Stokes answered, "Umm, I think so. She looks like it."
2. She Wants Judy to Make at Least One Good Friend
Judy has unmatched smarts and physical prowess, but her social skills are somewhat lacking. Stokes hopes her character can overcome this one flaw and a make at least one friend in the near future.
"I think you're going to see more efforts to make friends," she said. "But I hope that Judy makes at least one good friend because her and Trudy [Madison Horcher] didn't work out. I thought that was going to work because they were both robots, but it didn't."
3. Her "K.C. Undercover" Co-Stars Are Just Like A Real Family
One year into production, the "K.C. Undercover" stars are just like a real family, especially when it comes to the relationship between the TV siblings Zendaya, Stokes and Kamil McFadden, who plays brother Ernie.
"We fight a lot like brothers and sisters and we get in the funniest arguments. It's really funny. We've grown to treat each other just like family," Stokes said.
4. She Loves the Theater Where Her Career Began at Age 3
Stokes began acting at the age of 3 in Mississippi. She would perform in local theater productions and in plays written by her mother. The young talent enjoys escaping into her characters.
"For me, I just love acting because you get to act like other people and see what you and the character have in common. Personally, it's really nice to be another person for a day and I get to escape from my situation and be a robot, for example, or any other character that I choose to be and it's really fun," Stokes revealed.
5. She Adores Tina Turner
As if acting weren't enough, Stokes loves to sing, and her favorite types of music are pop and gospel. She also admires the great Tina Turner.
"I love Tina Turner. She's amazing. Like her dance moves and her outfits, they're super cool and sparkly," she said about the eight-time Grammy-award winner.
6. She Runs Book Drives So All Kids Can Have Fun Reading
When she's not escaping into a character on screen or on stage, Stokes enjoys exploring new worlds in books. A big fan of fantasy fiction, she's currently making her way through C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe."
Stokes wants all children to find a passion for reading and runs book drives to help kids get access to their own books to read.
"I love reading and I think every kid should have the chance to read a book. When you read, it's like escaping into another world. You get to go into fantasy worlds with fairies and talking characters. It's amazing!" she said.
7. She's A Fashion Designer
Stokes' talents don't stop at performing. She also expresses herself through fashion and designing her own outfits. It started with putting together outfits ("I was like a fashionista" she said, giggling), and now she's sowing, sketching and designing every little detail, even having the opportunity to present in a fashion show for tween designers.
"My style is fun, cool, chill and laid back. It's very colorful and it's sparkly and pink. Not everything is pink, but bright colors like orange and yellow and green. I keep it really fun and poppy-ish," she explained.
Be sure to catch Stokes on "K.C. Undercover" on Sundays at 8 p.m. on Disney Channel.