President Donald Trump‘s White House has famously lost many of its more prominent staff members, including (but not limited to) Sean Spicer and Steve Bannon. His team has lately been turning to television personalities for new blood, and it gained a new press assistant today in Caroline Sunshine, a former Disney star.


Sunshine, a California-born actress, is probably best known for playing Tinka Hessenheffer in the Disney television series Shake It Up from 2010 to 2013. Other parts she’s played include Barbara Winslow in the 2010 comedy Marmaduke and Sylvie Garrett in Lifetime’s television film Mommy, I Didn’t Do It.


However, Sunshine has also worked as a political operative over the years. A White House official listed off her credentials in a statement to CNN: “Caroline Sunshine was a White House intern. In college, she was involved with the American Enterprise Institute and an active member of her school’s Model United Nations team. Prior to her internship at the White House, Caroline interned for the Office of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the College Republican National Committee and the California Republican Party.”

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While she has a following of over 500,000 people on Twitter, Sunshine (perhaps wisely) opts to maintain a low profile on the social media platform. Her latest tweet, dated Sept. 1, 2017, was a happy birthday wish to her friend and fellow Shake It Up alumni Zendaya:

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