Aubrey Morgan O'Day (born February 11, 1984) is an American singer, dancer, actor, songwriter, fashion designer, and former member of the girl group Danity Kane. On an October 2008 episode of the reality show Making the Band, O'Day was declared no longer a member of the girl group.
O'Day developed a passion for entertaining at age five, after performing on stage for the first time. "I lived on the stage, and even at six, slept behind the seats of the theatre," she stated in an interview. According to her mother, when O'Day was six, she was at a performance of The Nutcracker and started to cry. Her mother asked her during intermission what was wrong; O'Day recalls that moment as the one in which she "officially" realized her love for entertainment.
O'Day played lead characters in various musical productions, including Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Carmen in Fame, Sandy in Grease, Liesl in The Sound of Music, Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof, and Mimi in Rent. She also appeared in Annie. O'Day's childhood leaned heavily toward auditions and acting gigs more than school. The Notorious B.I.G. and Sean "Puffy" Combs were her primary influences as a child.
O'Day attended La Quinta High School (La Quinta, California) in the early 2000s. She later majored in political science and drama at the University of California, Irvine, and was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority.