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Annabella Avery "Bella" Thorne[1] (born October 8, 1997) is an American actress and singer.[2] She played Ruthy Spivey in the TV series My Own Worst Enemy, Tancy Henrickson in the fourth season of Big Love, and the lead character CeCe Jones on the Disney Channel TV series Shake It Up. She also appeared as Hilary/"Larry" in Blended (film) and as Celia in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. In 2015, she played Madison in the teen-drama movie The Duff and Amanda in High Perfect High.

Early life

Thorne was born in Pembroke Pines, Florida, to Tamara and Delancey Reinaldo "Rey" Thorne.[3][4][5] She has three elder siblings, Kaili, Danielle, and Remy, who are also actors. Her father was of Cuban descent. Thorne has stated that she is also of Italian and Irish ancestry.

Career

2003–09: Dirty Sexy Money and My Own Worst Enemy

Thorne's first film appearance was an uncredited role as a sidelines fan in the 2003 film on You (film) Stuck on You. She has since appeared in film and television projects including[http:// Entourage Entourage] and[http:// The O.C. The O.C. ] as a younger version of Townsend (The O.C.) Taylor Townsend. In 2007 she joined the recurring cast of Sexy Money Dirty Sexy Money's second season, her first major television role by playing the role of Margaux Darling. The series revolves around lawyer and family man Nick George, when Nick's father mysteriously dies in a plane crash, he agrees to take his position as the Darling family's lawyer, while trying to discover who committed the murder.[6] In 2008, Thorne starred alongside[http:// Christian Slater Christian Slater] and Taylor Lautner in the short-lived drama series Own Worst Enemy (TV series) My Own Worst Enemy, for which she won a Artist's Award 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. In 2008 she starring the third-last episode of Road (TV series) 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 Latekka Eddie Latekka.Template:Citation needed

In 2009 she starred the web series Little Monk, which depicted characters from the series Monk as Wendy, one of the Monks' classmates. The webisodes are available only on the "Best of Monk" DVD. Also in 2009, she played the role of the vengeful antagonist in the horror film Forget Me Not. Thorne took on a supporting role in the family drama Raspberry Magic, the movie premiered at the Cinequest Film Festival[7] and the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival in 2010.[8]

2010–13: Big Love and Shake It Up

In 2010, Thorne replaced Jolean Wejbe as Tancy "Teenie" Henrickson, Bill and Barb's younger daughter in Season 4 of HBO's Big Love.[9] Thorne starred as co-star on the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up, originally titled Dance, Dance Chicago. Thorne plays CeCe Jones, a dancer with heavy ambitions for a career in the spotlight despite having dyslexia.[10] The show is a buddy comedy centered on a teen dance show (in a show-within-a-show format) co-starring Thorne and Zendaya.[11] 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.[12] Thorne's first single, "Watch Me" was released on June 21, reaching 86 on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts.,[13] 9 on the US Top Heatseekers charts[14] and earning RIAA: Gold.[15] On September 29, 2011, Disney Channel announced it had increased Shake It Up's second season order to 26 episodes.[16] A 90-minute special episode "Made In Japan" aired August 17, 2012 as the season two finale.[17]

On June 4, 2012, Disney Channel announced that Shake It Up was renewed for a third season[18] In 2012, Thorne was cast as Avalon Greene in the Disney Channel Original Movie Frenemies.[19] "TTYLXOX" was released on March 6, reaching 97 on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts.[20] On March 30, 2013, it was confirmed by Hollywood Records via Twitter that Bella was officially signed to the record label.[21] On July 25, 2013, the Disney Channel confirmed that Shake It Up would be canceled after the end of the third season.[22][23] On April 23, 2013, Thorne announced her debut album with eleven songs.[24][25] Thorne spoke about the album, saying "What fans can expect is [for it] just to be very different from anyone, because I don't like to be one of those artists where you can be like: 'Oh yeah, I know them from that song.’ All my songs are very different from each other. So I don’t want to be known as only one genre.”[25] Thorne cited Britney Spears, Kesha and Destiny's Child as influences for the album.[26][27]

2014–present: Films

In 2014, Thorne co-starred in the comedy Blended, along with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore as Sandler’s character's daughter.[28] She also co-starred in the films Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) and The Duff (2015), playing high school antagonists.[29] On July 30, Thorne was cast in an episode of the fifteenth season of the CSI.[30] The episode, "The Book of Shadows", aired October 19, 2014.[31] Thorne appeared in the sequel Mostly Ghostly 2: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend as Cammy Cahill, the love interest of Ryan Ochoa's character, Max Doyle. The film was broadcast as a Halloween special in October 2014.[32] On October 15, Thorne revealed her debut album was canceled, saying she wasn't happy with the "auto-tuned bad music" she had in the works.[33] She released an EP, Jersey, on November 17.[34][35][36] The lead single off the EP, "Call It Whatever", debuted in the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart at number forty-seven, eventually rising to number ten, spending a total of ten weeks on the chart.[37][38][39][40][41][42]

It was reported that Thorne had signed a new deal to write a series of books, beginning with her first novel, Autumn Falls.[43] Thorne has signed on, with Kyra Sedgwick, as the leads in Manis Film's thriller Big Sky; Thorne plays Hazel.[44] On December 12, Thorne was cast in the MTV series Scream, which is a television adaptation based on the original slasher film series Scream.[45] Thorne was offered the lead role of the series, but felt that the role of the "mean, terrible Nina" would be more iconic.[46] In 2015, Thorne was cast in the animated United States dub of the film The Frog Kingdom, portraying the role of Frog Princess opposite Drake Bell and Cameron Dallas. The film is scheduled to be released on video on demand and on DVD beginning on June 30, 2015 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment.[47] On June 1, 2015 it was announced that Thorne would star alongside Kian Lawley in the AwesomenessTV film Shovel Buddies, playing the role of Kate.[48] She will also play Jamie, a disillusioned teenager intensely guarding a personal secret, in the film Keep Watching.[49]

Thorne confirmed she signed on to appear in the American adaptation of Midnight Sun, based on the original 2006 Japanese film Midnight Sun.[50]

Personal life

Thorne is a Christian and currently lives in Los Angeles. Her father died in a motorcycle accident in 2007.[51][52]

Thorne was diagnosed with dyslexia in the first grade. She was home-schooled after previously attending a public school, where she had suffered peer abuse. She improved in her learning after attending a Sylvan Learning center and began reading and writing a grade ahead.[12][53] She discussed 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.[54][55]

Thorne is an ambassador for the beauty brand Neutrogena and regularly promotes its Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser.[56]

Thorne dated actor Gregg Sulkin from 2014 to 2016.[57][58] On August 23, 2016, Thorne came out as bisexual in a Twitter post.[59]

Philanthropy

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.[3]

Filmography

Film

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 One Wish The Messenger
2010 Raspberry Magic Sarah Patterson
2012 Behind the Scenes Herself Documentary
2012 Katy Perry: Part of Me Herself Documentary
2014 Blended Hilary "Larry" Friedman
2014 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Celia Rodriguez
2014 Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? Cammy Cahill
2015 Underdogs Laura (young) Voice
2015 The Frog Kingdom Princess Froglegs Voice
2015 The Snow King Gerda Voice[60]
2015 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip Ashley Grey
2015 The Duff Madison Morgan
2015 Big Sky Hazel
2016 Ratchet & Clank Cora Voice
2016 Shovel Buddies Kate
2016 Boo! A Madea Halloween Rain
2016 Keep Watching Jamie
2016 Midnight Sun Katie Post-production
2016 The Babysitter Sonya Post-production
2017 Amityville: The Awakening Belle Jones Post-production
2017 You Get Me Grace Post-production

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2017 The Death and Life of John F. Donovan Template:TableTBA In production
2017 Break My Heart 1,000 Times Template:TableTBA In production

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2017 Be Here Now Template:TableTBA In production

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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)
2007–08 Dirty Sexy Money Margaux Darling Main role (Season 2)
2008 October Road Angela Ferilli "Stand Alone by Me" (Season 2: episode 11)
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 "Teenie" Henrickson Main role (Season 4)
2010 Wizards of Waverly Place Nancy Lukey "Max's Secret Girlfriend" (Season 3: episode 19)
2010–13 Shake It Up CeCe Jones Lead 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)
2012 Frenemies Avalon Greene Television film
2014 Phineas and Ferb Brigitte Voice; "Night of the Living Pharmacists " (Season 4: episode 30)
2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Hannah Hunt "The Book of Shadows" (Season 15: episode 4)
2014 Red Band Society Delaney Shaw "How Did We Get Here?" (Season 1: episode 9)
"What I Did For Love" (Season 1: episode 10)
2015 K.C. Undercover Jolie "Spy-Anoia Will Destroy Ya" (Season 1: episode 9)
2015 Perfect High Amanda Television film
2015 Scream Nina Patterson "Pilot" (Season 1: episode 1)
"Hello, Emma" (Season 1: episode 2)
"The Dance" (Season 1: episode 9)
2017 Famous in Love Paige Townsen / August Lead role[64]

Web

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Little Monk Wendy Main role
2010 My Day. My Life Herself Documentary at Teen website[65]

Video game

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

[66]

Stage

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Alice in Wonderland Alice March 12–May 3[67][68]

Publications

Year Title Publisher Notes
2015 Autumn Falls

[69]

Ember (ISBN 978-0385744348)ller Teen novel
2016 Autumn's Kiss

[70]

Ember (ISBN 978-0385744362) Teen novel
2016 Autumn's Wish

[71]

Delacorte Press (ISBN 978-0385744379) Teen novel


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