Bella Thorne

American actress and singer (born 1997)

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!.

Bella Thorne
Thorne in March 2014
Annabella Avery Thorne

(1997-10-08) October 8, 1997 (age 26)
  • Actress
  • Singer
Years active2003–present
Musical career

Early life


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.



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).[3] 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.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6]

Personal life


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][4]

Thorne lost her father to a vehicle accident in 2007.[4]

Thorne was diagnosed with dyslexia in second grade.[4] She is currently being home-schooled. She used to go to a public school, but was abused by other students.[4] Thorne improved in her learning after attending a Sylvan Learning center and is currently reading and writing a grade ahead.[4][6][7] 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.[8][9]

Thorne is currently dating YouTuber Sam Pepper. In August 2016, Thorne came out as bisexual.[10]


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Stuck on You MC Sideline
2007 Finishing the Game Sue
Blind Ambition Annabella
The Seer Claire Sue (young)
2009 Forget Me Not Young Angela
2010 My Day. My Life Herself Documentary[11]
One Wish The Messenger
Raspberry Magic Sarah Patterson
2012 Katy Perry: Part of Me Herself Documentary
2013 Underdogs Laura (young) Voice role
The Frog Kingdom Princess Froglegs Voice role
2014 Blended Hilary "Larry" Friedman
Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? Cammy Cahill
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Celia Rodriguez
The Snow Queen 2: The Snow King Gerda Voice role[12]
2015 The DUFF Madison Morgan
Big Sky Hazel
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip Ashley Grey
Little Door Gods Rain Voice role (English dub)
2016 Shovel Buddies Kate Also executive producer
Ratchet & Clank Cora Voice role
Boo! A Madea Halloween Rain Mathison
2017 Keep Watching Jamie Miller
You Get Me Holly Viola Also executive producer
Amityville: The Awakening Belle Walker
The Babysitter Allison
2018 Assassination Nation Reagan Hall
Midnight Sun Katie Price
Ride Jessica Also executive producer
I Still See You Ronnie Calder
2019 Her & Him N/A As director
2020 Infamous Arielle Summers Also executive producer
The Babysitter: Killer Queen Allison
Chick Fight Olivia Also executive producer
Girl Girl
2021 Masquerade Rose
Habit Mads Also producer
Time Is Up Vivien
2022 Measure of Revenge Taz
Game of Love Vivien
2023 Divinity Ziva
Rumble Through the Dark Annette Post-production
Saint Clare Clare Bleecker Post-production[13]


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"
My Own Worst Enemy Ruthy Spivey Main role
2009 Little Monk Wendy Main role
In the Motherhood Annie Episode: "Practice What You Preach"
Mental Emily Episode: "Pilot"
2010 Big Love Tancy "Teenie" Henrickson Main role (season 4)
Wizards of Waverly Place Nancy Lukey Episode: "Max's Secret Girlfriend"
2010–2013 Shake It Up CeCe Jones Co-lead role
2011 Good Luck Charlie CeCe Jones Episode: "Charlie Shakes It Up"
Disney's Friends for Change Games Herself / Contestant 5 episodes
2012 Frenemies Avalon Greene Television film
2014 Phineas and Ferb Brigitte Voice role; episode: "Night of the Living Pharmacists"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Hannah Hunt Episode: "The Book of Shadows"
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"
Perfect High Amanda Television film
Scream Nina Patterson Episodes: “Pilot”, "The Dance"
2017–2018 Famous in Love Paige Townsen Main role[14]
2018 Conrad & Michelle: If Words Could Kill Michelle Carter TV film
2019 Speechless Cassidy Episode "P-r-o-m-p-Promposal"
Tales Janelle Episode "XO Tour Lif3"
2020 Robot Chicken Jean Grey, Nermal Voice role; episode: "Max Caenen in..."
The Masked Singer The Swan Contestant (season 3)
2021–present Paradise City Lily Mayflower Main role
2022 American Horror Stories Marci Episode: "Drive"

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Ant Bully Ant Kid
2016 Marvel Avengers Academy Greer Grant / Tigra[15]
2016 Ratchet & Clank Cora Veralux

Music videos

Music video appearances
Title Year Artist(s) Role Director
"Outta My Hair" 2017 Logan Paul Herself No
"Hefner" 2017 Tana Mongeau Angel No
"Bedroom Floor" 2017 Liam Payne Love interest No
"Address on the Internet" 2017 Mod Sun Mrs. Claus Yes
"Clout 9"
(featuring Bella Thorne, Tana Mongeau, and Dr. Woke)
2018 Lil Phag Herself Yes
"B*tch I’m Bella Thorne" 2018 Bella Thorne[16] Herself Yes
"Goat" 2018 Bella Thorne[17] Herself Yes
"Pussy Mine" 2018 Bella Thorne[18] Herself Yes
"Habits" 2018 Com3t Yes
"Do Not Disturb"
(featuring Bella Thorne)
2019 Steve Aoki Herself Yes
"Be Somebody's" 2020 Ava Caceres Herself Yes
"No Service in the Hills"
(featuring Trippie Redd, Blackbear and Prince$$ Rosie)
2020 Cheat Codes Yes
"Cowboys Don't Cry"
(featuring Oliver Tree and Eva Gutowski)
2022 Oliver Tree Yes

Awards and nominations

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

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

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

Mundo Jovem

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


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  8. "Time Out with 'Big Love's' Bella Thorne". American Cheerleader Magazine. Archived from the original on November 30, 2010. Retrieved November 13, 2010.
  9. "Bella Thorne, I'm Dyslexic". Archived from the original on August 22, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2010.
  10. Bella Thorne comes out as bisexual
  11. "Bella Thorne from Shake It Up". Teen Magazine. December 10, 2010. Archived from the original on October 23, 2014. Retrieved October 11, 2013.
  12. Barraclough, Leo (September 10, 2014). "'Snow Queen 2' Sells to 10 Territories, Adds Hollywood Cast". Variety. Archived from the original on June 27, 2019. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  13. Wiseman, Andreas (May 4, 2022). "Bella Thorne To Star 'Saint Clare' By 'American Psycho' Scribe Foresight To Handle Sales – Cannes Market". Deadline. Archived from the original on May 4, 2022. Retrieved May 4, 2022.
  14. "Bella Thorne: Yes, Stars Camp, Too! (Plus Scoop on Her New TV Show)". People. Archived from the original on April 4, 2015. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  15. Goldman, Eric (February 4, 2016). "Marvel Avengers Academy Launches with an All-Star Cast". IGN. Archived from the original on February 4, 2016. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  16. "Bella Thorne - B*TCH I'M BELLA THORNE (Music Video)". YouTube. Archived from the original on December 19, 2021. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  17. "Bella Thorne - GOAT (Music Video)". YouTube. Archived from the original on June 16, 2018. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  18. "Bella Thorne - Pussy Mine (Official SEX TAPE)". YouTube. Archived from the original on August 3, 2018. Retrieved August 4, 2018.

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