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!.
Thorne in March 2014
Annabella Avery Thorne
October 8, 1997
Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States
Bella Thorne was born on October 8, 1997 in Pembroke Pines, Florida. 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. 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). 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.
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. 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. 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. 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.
Thorne is from Pembroke Pines, Florida, but 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, six cats and a turtle. 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.
Thorne lost her father to a vehicle accident in 2007.
Thorne was diagnosed with dyslexia in second grade. She is currently being home-schooled. She used to go to a public school, but was abused by other students. 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 reading everything she could find, including the labels of cereal boxes.
|2003||Stuck on You||MC Sideline|
|2007||Craw Lake||Julia||Short film|
|2007||Finishing the Game||Sue|
|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|
|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|
|2015||The DUFF||Madison Morgan|
|2015||Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip||Ashley Grey|
|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|
|2018||I Still See You||Veronica||Post-production|
|2018||The Death and Life of John F. Donovan||Jeanette||Post-production|
|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"|
|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|
|2006||The Ant Bully||Ant Kid|
|2016||Marvel Avengers Academy||Greer Grant / Tigra|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|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|
|2012||"Bella Thorne"||Artista do ano||Nominated|
|2012||"Bella Thorne"||Artista feminina||Nominated|
|2012||"ttylxox"||Musica do ano||Nominated|
|2012||"Bella thorne"||Best Push||Nominated|
|2012||"Something to Dance For/ttylxox,"||Melhor Musica||Won|
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- "Bella Thorne – Entertainment News – Variety'". Variety.com. Retrieved January 31, 2011.
- "Bella Thorne: Dancing Queen". faqs.org – Girl's Life. Retrieved February 1, 2011.
- "Introducing Bella Thorne". Film Monthly.com. Retrieved February 20, 2011.
- "Time Out with 'Big Love's' Bella Thorne". American Cheerleader Magazine. Retrieved November 13, 2010.
- "Bella Thorne, I'm Dyslexic". OceanUp.com. Retrieved November 13, 2010.
- Bella Thorne comes out as bisexual
- "Bella Thorne from Shake It Up". Teen Magazine. December 10, 2010. Archived from the original on October 23, 2014. Retrieved October 11, 2013.
- Leo Barraclough (September 10, 2014). "'Snow Queen 2' Sells to 10 Territories, Adds Hollywood Cast". Variety. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
- "Bella Thorne: Yes, Stars Camp, Too! (Plus Scoop on Her New TV Show)". People. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
- Eric Goldman (February 4, 2016). "Marvel Avengers Academy Launches with an All-Star Cast". IGN. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
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