Bella Thorne

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Bella Thorne
Bella Thorne March 18, 2014 (cropped).jpg
Thorne in March 2014
Born Annabella Avery Thorne
(1997-10-08) October 8, 1997 (age 21)
Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States
Occupation
  • Actress
  • Singer
Years active 2003–present
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Labels Hollywood
Website bellathorneofficial.com

Annabella Avery "Bella" Thorne (born October 8, 1997) is an American actress, dancer, singer, and model. She started as a child model and actress who has appeared in more than 20 movies and television series and more than 60 commercials. She is best known for her role as the young dancer CeCe Jones on the Disney Channel series Shake It Up!.

Early life[change | change source]

Bella Thorne was born on October 8, 1997 in Pembroke Pines, Florida.[2] She is the youngest of four children. Her older siblings are Kaili (born in 1992), Dani (born in 1993), and Remy (born in 1995), who are also actors and models.[2] When Thorne was growing up, Spanish was her first language, but she has forgotten it from not using it.[3][4]

Career[change | change source]

Thorne's first movie appearance was as a sidelines fan in the 2003 movie Stuck on You, but she was not credited for it. Since then, she has appeared in movie and television projects including Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Entourage, The O.C. (as a younger version of Taylor Townsend), the third-to-last episode of October Road, and five episodes of Dirty Sexy Money (as Margaux Darling).[5] In 2007, Thorne appeared as a young girl who saw visions in The Seer.

In 2008, Thorne starred alongside Christian Slater and Taylor Lautner in the drama series My Own Worst Enemy. She won a Young Artist's Award for her portrayal of the character Ruthy Spivey in this series. She then appeared in the ten-episode web series Little Monk, which showed characters from the series Monk as children. In 2009, she played the antagonist in the horror movie Forget Me Not.[6]

In 2010, Thorne joined the cast of HBO's Big Love in its fourth season. She replaced Jolean Wejbe in the role of Bill Henrickson's daughter Tancy 'Teeny' Henrickson, even though she had actually auditioned for a different role. She also guest starred on Wizards of Waverly Place, as Max's girlfriend Nancy Lukey.[2] Thorne also took on a supporting role in the family drama Raspberry Magic.

Thorne was also a child model. Since appearing in her first picture for a parenting magazine at the age of 6 weeks, Thorne has starred in television ad campaigns for Digital Light Processing, Publix, and KFC, and appeared in print ads for brands including Barbie, ALDO K!DS, JLO by Jennifer Lopez, Kaiya Eve Couture, LaSenza Girl, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Guess?, Target, Justice and Mudd for Kohls. She also modelled for Sears Back to School.[2] In an interview with Seventeen magazine, Thorne said that her appointment as the spokesperson for Texas Instruments was her big break. She also said that she has lost much more projects than she has booked and said that the support of her family helped her get over disappointments.

Thorne currently co-stars on the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up!, (originally titled Dance, Dance Chicago). Thorne plays Cecelia "CeCe" Jones, a dancer who dreams of a career in the spotlight.[7] While she had done a lot of work in television and movie, Thorne had no experience in professional dancing before being cast in this show. After signing onto the show in October 2009, she began taking three dance classes every night.[8]

Personal life[change | change source]

Thorne is from Pembroke Pines, Florida, but has been living with her family in California since early 2006.[2] Her interests include dancing, playing soccer, spending time with her family and playing with her two dogs, six cats and a turtle.[2] She also says that she collects hardcover books, listens to 80s music, and uses YouTube as a research tool for getting into character. Thorne is a strong supporter of the Humane Society, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and The Nomad Organization, which provides education, food and medical supplies to children in Africa.[2][6]

Thorne lost her father to a vehicle accident in 2007.[6]

Thorne was diagnosed with dyslexia in second grade.[6] She is currently being home-schooled. She used to go to a public school, but was abused by other students.[6] Thorne improved in her learning after attending a Sylvan Learning center and is currently reading and writing a grade ahead.[6][8][9] Thorne also talked about her dyslexia in an April 2010 interview with American Cheerleader Magazine, and explained that she overcame her dyslexia by reading everything she could find, including the labels of cereal boxes.[10][11]

Thorne is currently dating YouTuber Sam Pepper. In August 2016, Thorne came out as bisexual.[12]

Filmography[change | change source]

Film[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Stuck on You MC Sideline
2007 Craw Lake Julia Short film
2007 Finishing the Game Sue
2007 Blind Ambition Annabella
2007 The Seer Claire Sue (young)
2009 Water Pills Psych Out Girl Short film
2009 Forget Me Not Angela Smith (young)
2010 My Day. My Life Herself Documentary[13]
2010 One Wish The Messenger
2010 Raspberry Magic Sarah Patterson
2012 Katy Perry: Part of Me Herself Documentary
2013 Underdogs Laura (young) Voice role
2013 The Frog Kingdom Princess Froglegs Voice role
2014 Blended Hilary "Larry" Friedman
2014 Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? Cammy Cahill
2014 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Celia Rodriguez
2014 The Snow Queen 2: The Snow King Gerda Voice role[14]
2015 The DUFF Madison Morgan
2015 Big Sky Hazel
2015 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip Ashley Grey
2016 Shovel Buddies Kate
2016 Ratchet & Clank Cora Voice role
2016 Boo! A Madea Halloween Rain
2017 Keep Watching Jamie Mitchell
2017 You Get Me Holly Viola
2017 Amityville: The Awakening Belle Walker
2017 The Babysitter Allison
2018 Assassination Nation Reagan
2018 Midnight Sun Katie
2018 I Still See You Veronica Post-production
2018 Ride Jessica Post-production
2018 The Death and Life of John F. Donovan Jeanette Post-production

Television[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Entourage Kid Episode: "I Wanna Be Sedated"
2007 The O.C. Young Taylor Townsend Episode: "The Case of the Franks"
2007–2008 Dirty Sexy Money Margaux Darling Recurring role (season 2)
2008 October Road Angela Ferilli Episode: "Stand Alone by Me"
2008 My Own Worst Enemy Ruthy Spivey Main role
2009 Little Monk Wendy Main role
2009 In the Motherhood Annie Episode: "Practice What You Preach"
2009 Mental Emily Episode: Pilot
2010 Big Love Tancy "Teenie" Henrickson Main role (season 4)
2010 Wizards of Waverly Place Nancy Lukey Episode: "Max's Secret Girlfriend"
2010–2013 Shake It Up CeCe Jones Lead role; 75 episodes
2011 Good Luck Charlie CeCe Jones Episode: "Charlie Shakes It Up"
2011 PrankStars Herself Episode: "Adventures in Dogsitting"
2012 Frenemies Avalon Greene Television film
2014 Phineas and Ferb Brigitte Voice role; episode: "Night of the Living Pharmacists"
2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Hannah Hunt Episode: "The Book of Shadows"
2014 Red Band Society Delaney Shaw Episodes: "How Did We Get Here?", "What I Did For Love"
2015 K.C. Undercover Jolie Episode: "Spy-Anoia Will Destroy Ya"
2015 Perfect High Amanda Television film
2015 Scream Nina Patterson Guest role; 2 episodes
2017–present Famous in Love Paige Townsen Lead role; 20 episodes[15]

Video games[change | change source]

Year Title Voice
2006 The Ant Bully Ant Kid
2016 Marvel Avengers Academy Greer Grant / Tigra[16]

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

Year Award Category Work Result
2008 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Guest Starring Young Actress) The O.C. Nominated
2009 October Road (TV series) Nominated
Best Performance in a TV Series (Supporting Young Actress) My Own Worst Enemy (TV series) Won
2010 Best Performance in a TV Series (Guest Starring Young Actress) Mental Nominated
2011 Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress Shake It Up (TV series) Won
J-14's Teen Icon Awards Icon of Tomorrow Nominated
Imagen Awards Best Young Actress – Television Nominated

young people[change | change source]

Year Nominated Work Award Result
2012 "Bella Thorne" Artista do ano Nominated
2012 "Bella Thorne" Artista feminina Nominated
2012 "ttylxox" Melhor Musica Nominated
2012 "ttylxox" Musica do ano Nominated
2012 "ttylxox" pior Musica Won

MgM awards[change | change source]

Year Nominated Work Award Result
2012 "Bella thorne" Best Push Nominated

Mundo Jovem[change | change source]

Year Nominated Work Award Result
2012 "Something to Dance For/ttylxox," Melhor Musica Won

References[change | change source]

  1. Stephen Thomas Erlewine (2016). "Bella Thorne". Allmusic. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 "Bella Thorne is "CeCe Jones"". Disney Channel Medianet. Retrieved 2010-11-13.
  3. "Bella Thorne Online Articles and Interviews – Inspire". Bella Thorne Online. Retrieved 2011-02-01.
  4. https://twitter.com/#!/bellathorne143/statuses/60426861733355520
  5. "Bella Thorne Interview". Buzzinefilm.com. Retrieved 2011-02-01.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 "Get To Know 12-year-old Bella Thorne". ABC7news.com – View from the Bay. Retrieved 2011-01-31.
  7. "Bella Thorne – Entertainment News – Variety'". Variety.com. Retrieved 2011-01-31.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Bella Thorne: Dancing Queen". faqs.org – Girl's Life. Retrieved 2011-02-01.
  9. "Introducing Bella Thorne". Film Monthly.com. Retrieved 2011-02-20.
  10. "Time Out with 'Big Love's' Bella Thorne". American Cheerleader Magazine. Retrieved 2010-11-13.
  11. "Bella Thorne, I'm Dyslexic". OceanUp.com. Retrieved 2010-11-13.
  12. Bella Thorne comes out as bisexual
  13. "Bella Thorne from Shake It Up". Teen Magazine. December 10, 2010. Retrieved October 11, 2013.
  14. Leo Barraclough (September 10, 2014). "'Snow Queen 2' Sells to 10 Territories, Adds Hollywood Cast". Variety. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  15. "Bella Thorne: Yes, Stars Camp, Too! (Plus Scoop on Her New TV Show)". People. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  16. Eric Goldman (February 4, 2016). "Marvel Avengers Academy Launches with an All-Star Cast". IGN. Retrieved February 28, 2016.

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