Ally Dawson is a 16 year-old singer and songwriter,who has recently gotten past her stage fright.She attends Marino High School,in Miami,Florida,along with her best friends Trish ,Dez ,and Austin (who is currently her love interest).She is the daughter of her divorced parents,Penny and Lester Dawson.
She is portayed by Laura Marano.
Ally is shown to be slightly unconfident, kind, dorky, clever, talented, smart, sweet, beautiful, caring, and passionate.
She is often described as a "goody goody”, as she is against any form of rule breaking, even if it means coloring outside of the lines. She is often portrayed as girly, and sometimes docile.
Ally isn't interested in things that most teenagers are into, such as arcades, pizza parlors, horror movies, or using Tweeter (as seen in Soups & Stars). She enjoys more slightly unusual activities, for example cloud watching (as seen in Zaliens & Cloud Watchers).
In Season 2 of Austin & Ally, she has been gaining more and more confidence. Such as when she performs a duet with Austin (in disguise) in front of an audience in the episode, Costumes & Courage. Ally's wardrobe has changed in this season, where Ally wears things that most teenagers would (Which would be colored pants, wedges, etc.). She is become more sassy, and cool, yet she is still clumsy, but not as much as she used to be.