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Bella Thorne
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Biographical Information
Full Name: Annabella Avery "Bella" Thorne
Gender: Female
Date of birth: October 8,1997
Age: 18
Height: 5′ 8″
Hometown: Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA
Occupation(s): Actress-Singer-Dancer-Model
Alias(es): Bella
Years active: 2003-present
Fan group name: Bellarinas
Official website: http://bellathorneofficial.com/
Official Twitter: @bellathorne
Role(s): Nancy Lukey on Wizards of Waverly Place

CeCe Jones on Shake It Up

DCOM roles: Avalon Greene in Frenemies
Songs for Disney Channel: Watch Me-TTYLXOX-Made In Japan-Same Heart-Ring Ring
Bella Thorne/Gallery

Annabella Avery "Bella" Thorne (born October 8, 1997) is an American teen actress, dancer, singer, and model. She is a child model and actor with appearances in more than 20 films and television series and more than 60 commercials, she is best known for her role as the aspiring young dancer CeCe Jones on the Disney Channel original series Shake It Up.

Early life

Bella Thorne was born on October 8, 1997 in Pembroke Pines, Florida. She is the youngest of four children, Kaili (born in 1992), Dani (born in 1993), and Remy (born in 1995), who are also actors and models. Thorne, who is of Italian, Cuban and Irish descent originally spoke Spanish as her first language growing up, although she has forgotten it due to not using it.

Career

Thorne's first film appearance was an uncredited role as a sidelines fan in the 2003 film Stuck on You. She has since appeared in film and television projects including Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Entourage, The O.C. (as a younger version of Taylor Townsend), the third-last episode of October Road (as Angela Ferilli, the pre-adolescence crush of the main characters; her older brother Remy also guest-starred in the same episode as a younger Eddie Latekka), and five episodes of Dirty Sexy Money (as Margaux Darling). In 2007, Thorne appeared as a young girl plagued by supernatural visions in The Seer.

In 2008, Thorne starred alongside Christian Slater and Taylor Lautner in the short-lived drama series My Own Worst Enemy, for which she won a Young Artist's Award for her portrayal of the character Ruthy Spivey; Thorne described her Enemy casting as a major breakthrough as this was the first recurring role in her career. She then appeared in the ten-episode web series Little Monk, which depicted characters from the series Monk as children. In 2009, she filled the role of the vengeful antagonist in the horror film Forget Me Not.

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

Thorne enjoyed an extensive career as a child model. Since appearing in her first pictorial 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 appearing 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. In an interview with Seventeen magazine, Thorne described her appointment as the spokesperson for Texas Instruments as her big break, but candidly admitted that she has lost much more projects than she has booked and credited the support of her family for helping 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 with heavy ambitions for a career in the spotlight. The show is a buddy comedy centered around a teen dance show (in a show-within-a-show format) co-starring Thorne and 14-year-old Zendaya. The multi-camera series began production in Hollywood, California, in July 2010 and premiered on November 7, 2010 on Disney Channel. While she had a substantial portfolio of work in television and film, Thorne had no experience in professional dancing before being cast. After signing onto the show in October 2009, she began taking three dance classes every night

.On September 29, 2011, Disney Channel announced it had increased Shake It Up's second season order to 26 episodes.[18] A 90-minute special episode Made In Japan aired August 17, 2012 as the season two finale.[19] On June 4, 2012, Disney Channel announced that Shake It Up was renewed for a third season[20] In 2012, Thorne was casted as Avalon Greene in the Disney Channel Original Movie Frenemies.[21] TTYLXOX was released on March 6, reaching 97 on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts.[22] On March 30, 2013, it was confirmed by Hollywood Records via Twitter that Bella was officially signed to the record label. Thorne co-starred in the comedy Blended, along with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore; she played Sandler’s character's daughter.[23] On July 25, the Disney Channel confirmed that Shake It Up will be canceled after the end of the third season.

Personal life

Originally from Pembroke Pines, Florida, Thorne has been living with her family in California since early 2006. Her interests include dancing, playing soccer, spending time with her family and playing with her two dogs, a Cocker Spaniel and a wolf hybrid, six cats and a turtle. She also admits to being a collector of hardcover books, listening to 80s music, and using YouTube as a research tool for getting into character. Thorne is an avid supporter of the Humane Society, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and The Nomad Organization, which provides education, food and medical supplies to children in Africa.

Thorne lost her father to a vehicle accident in 2007. Thorne disclosed her father's passing in a live interview on the local television talk show "View From The Bay" in December 2008.

Thorne was diagnosed with dyslexia in second grade. She is currently being homeschooled after previously attending a public school, where she had suffered peer abuse. Thorne improved in her learning after attending a Sylvan Learning center and is currently reading and writing a grade ahead. Thorne also talked about her dyslexia in an April 2010 interview with American Cheerleader Magazine, and explained that she overcame her dyslexia by rigorously reading everything she could find, including the labels of cereal boxes.

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Stuck on You MC Sideline's Fan As Annabella Thorne
2007 Finishing the Game Sue As Annabella Thorne
2007 Blind Ambition Witbert Daniel
2007 The Seer Young Claire
2007 Craw Lake Julia
2009 Water Pills Psych Out Girl
2009 Forget Me Not Young Angela
2010 One Wish Messenger
2010 Raspberry Magic Sarah Patterson
2012 Frenemies Avalon Greene Television film
2014 Blended Hilary "Larry" Friedman
2014 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Celia
2014 Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend[33] Savana Pos-production
2014 Big Sky[28] Hazel Pos-production
2014 Home Invasion[26] Jamie Pos-production
2015 Amityville[34] Belle Post-production
2015 The Duff[35] Madison Pre-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Entourage Kid "I Wanna Be Sedated" (Season 3: episode 10)
2007 The O.C. Young Taylor Townsend "The Case of the Franks" (Season 4: episode 13)
2007–2008 Dirty Sexy Money Margaux Darling Recurring role (Season 2)
2008 October Road Angela Ferilli "Stand Alone by Me"
2008 My Own Worst Enemy Ruthy Spivey Main role
2009 In the Motherhood Annie "Practice What You Preach" (Season 2: episode 11)
2009 Mental Emily "Pilot" (Season 1: episode 1)
2010 Big Love Tancy Henrickson Recurring role (Season 4)
2010 Wizards of Waverly Place Nancy Lukey "Max's Secret Girlfriend" (Season 3: episode 19)
2010–2013 Shake It Up CeCe Jones Main role
2011 Good Luck Charlie CeCe Jones "Charlie Shakes It Up" (Season 2: episode 13)
2011 PrankStars Herself "Adventures in Dogsitting" (Season 1: episode 5)
Web
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Little Monk Wendy Main role; Web-series
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Ant Bully Ant Kid Voice

Discography

Song Year Other(s) artist(s) Album
Watch Me 2011 Zendaya Shake It Up:Break It Down
BubbleGum Boy Pia Mia
Can't Stay Away 2012 IM5
TTYLXOX N/A Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance
"Something to Dance For/TTYLXOX Mash-Up" Zendaya
"The Same Heart" Zendaya
"Made in Japan" Zendaya
"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" N/A Disney Channel Holiday Playlist
"This Is My Dance Floor" 2013 Zendaya Shake It Up: I <3 Dance
"Contagious Love"
"Blow the System" N/A
"Get'cha Head In the Game" N/A
"Christmas Wrapping" N/A Holidays Unwrapped
"Ring Ring (Hey Girls)" 2014 N/A Disney Channel: Play It Loud
"Let's Get Tricky" Roshon Fegan

Awards and Nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2008 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actress The O.C. Nominated [36]
2009 October Road [37]
Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedia o Drama) - Supporting Young Actress My Own Worst Enemy Won
2010 Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actress Mental Nominated [38]
2011 Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress Shake It Up Won [39]
Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series

(shared with ZendayaDavis ClevelandRoshon FeganAdam IrigoyenKenton Duty and Caroline Sunshine)

Nominated
Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actress 11-15 Wizards of Waverly Place
Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actress 11-16 Big Love
Imagen Awards Best Young Actress – Television Shake It Up [40]
2012 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series – Leading Young Actress [41]
Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series

(shared with ZendayaDavis ClevelandRoshon FeganAdam IrigoyenKenton Duty and Caroline Sunshine)

Imagen Awards Best Young Actress - Television Won [42]
Hollywood Teen TV Awards Favorite Television Actress Nominated [43]
ALMA Awards Favorite TV Actress – Comedy [44][45]
2013 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Movie, MiniSeries, Special or Pilot - Leading Young Actress Frenemies [46]

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