On The Goldbergs, middle child Barry (Troy Gentile) is yet again trying to impress his girlfriend Lainey Lewis. Barry once dressed up as the high school mascot and now he’s tapping the “Karma Chameleon” singer Boy George. The 1980s icon wasn’t exactly a chick magnet so the effect it has on Lainey should be interesting.
Lainey Lewis is portrayed by AJ Michalka. She got her big break in acting when she landed the role of Shannon Gressler on The Guardian starring Simon Baker (The Mentalist). Since then she’s appeared on General Hospital, Six Feet Under, and Silicon Valley, among other TV shows. And she’s had roles in the films Secretariat (Kate Tweedy) and The Lovely Bones (Clarissa). Fun facts: AJ is the younger sister of fellow actress Aly Michalka (iZombie, Two and a Half Men). And their mother Carrie used to be a cheerleader for the NFL’s Oakland Raiders. The Goldbergs airs Wednesdays at 8:30pm on ABC.