Colleen Evans (née Ballinger, born November 21, 1986) is a comedian, actress, singer and YouTube personality. 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 quirky character to satirize the many YouTube videos featuring people singing badly, but who appear unaware of their lack of talent. In her videos and in her stage act, the eccentric, narcissistic character sings and dances badly, discusses current events that she misunderstands, gives inept "tutorials", collaborates with other (apparently reluctant) YouTubers, and rants about her personal issues and her critics, the "haters".
Evans also features comedy and lifestyle videos on her personal YouTube channel, PsychoSoprano. Her YouTube channels, combined, have surpassed 900 million views. In each of 2014 and 2015, Evans was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the category of "Web Star: Comedy" for her videos, for which Evans ultimately won the award in the 2015 show. She was also nominated for a 2015 Streamy Award. As of August 2015, her channels were ranked as the No. 16 (Miranda Sings) and No. 22 (Psychosoprano) comedy channels on YouTube by data compiler Social Blade. The Hollywood Reporter selected her as one of its Top 25 Digital Stars.
Evans has appeared as an actress and singer Off-Broadway, in regional theatre, on television and in web series, and has sung as a guest artist on albums. In 2014, she guest-starred as Miranda Sings on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Jerry Seinfeld and appeared as Miranda on The Tonight Show. In January 2015, Evans was a guest co-host on The View. In April, she appeared as Miranda on The Grace Helbig Show. In July, she married fellow YouTube personality Joshua David Evans and released a best-selling book, written in Miranda's voice, Selp-Helf.
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