Alyssa Jirrels Chats Upcoming Projects, Personal Style, and Love for Musical Theater


Do you remember when Alyssa Jirrels was our special red carpet correspondent at the Teen Choice Awards in August? Well, the 17-year-old actress has a bunch of exciting projects coming up and stopped by the Celeb Secrets studio to fill us in on them!

You may remember Alyssa as Chai on Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World, however, she has ventured out into more projects since appearing on the show in 2016. Since GMW, Jirrels scored the role as Veracity in Disney XD’s MECH-X4 and a recurring role as Vanessa on Netflix’s new comedy, Alexa & Katie, which also stars Paris Berelc, Emery Kelly, and Jack Griffo.

In addition to acting, Alyssa LOVES musical theater and likes to read and write in her free time. She’s also a passionate supporter of, a global campaign for gender equality, initiated by — talk about beauty, talent, AND brains!

Watch our full interview with Alyssa below and keep up with her current projects by following her on Instagram at @alyssajirrels.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.