Nicole Gale Anderson

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Nicole Gale Anderson
Nicole Anderson (Cropped).jpg
Anderson in June 2010
Born (1990-08-29) August 29, 1990 (age 23)
Rochester, Indiana, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present

Nicole Gale Anderson[1] (born August 29, 1990) is a Filipino-American actress. She is best known for her role as Macy Misa in the Disney Channel Original Series Jonas L.A., and also known for the roles of Kelly Parker on the ABC Family series Make It or Break It and Miranda Collins on Ravenswood.

Early life[edit]

Anderson was born in Rochester, Indiana. Her mother was born in the Philippines and moved to the United States with her White American father, a Commander in the United States Navy.[2] In her younger years, she won national gymnastics competitions, but retired due to injuries.[3] Anderson was awarded a scholarship to Georgia's Barbizon modeling school at the age of 13. She then began to study acting and attending auditions.[2] She landed several print ads and television commercials, including Mary-Kate & Ashley Online Clothing, Every Girl, Stand Up, and Bratz Pretty 'n' Punk & Treasures. Google.com

Career[edit]

Anderson auditioned for the role of Stella in the television series Jonas, but actress Chelsea Staub ended up winning the role.[4][5] After the series plot changed, producers decided to create a best friend for Stella and offered Anderson, the role of Macy.[6]

Anderson was added to the cast of the television series Beauty & the Beast, Anderson signed on to the recurring role of Heather Chandler, Catherine's (Kristin Kreuk) younger sister.[7] In May 2013, it was announced that Anderson had joined Ravenswood, a Pretty Little Liars spin-off, as Miranda Collins, a foster kid, who relies on her wits to cover her emotional scars.[8] Prior to appearing in Ravenswood, Anderson appeared in the Pretty Little Liars episode "Grave New World", introducing her character, Miranda Collins.[9]

Philanthropy[edit]

Gale served as the first international spokesperson for Underwriters Laboratories Youth Safety Smart program and has participated in Disney's Friends for Change.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Princess Jitterbug/Princess Calliope Television film
2010 Accused at 17 Bianca Miller Main role
2011 Mean Girls 2 Hope Plotkin Television/direct-to-video film
2012 Lukewarm Jessie Main role
2013 RedLine Tori Main role
2014 Never Meghan Main role
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Unfabulous Cheerleader #3 Episode: "The Grey Area"
2007 Zoey 101 Maria Episode: "Quarantine"; credited as Nicole Anderson
2007 Hannah Montana Marissa Hughes Episode: "Achey Jakey Heart: Part 1"
2007 iCarly Tasha Episode: "iNevel"
2008 Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Dana Main role
2009 Imagination Movers Cinderella Episode: "A Fairy Tale Ending"
2009–2010 Jonas/Jonas L.A. Macy Misa Main role; Disney Channel Original Series; 29 episodes; credited as Nicole Anderson
2009–2012 Make It or Break It Kelly Parker Recurring role; 17 episodes
2011 Happy Endings Madison Episode: "Baby Steps"
2011 Ringer Monica Reynolds Episode: "Oh Gawd, There's Two of Them?"
2012–2013 Beauty & the Beast Heather Chandler Recurring role
2013 Pretty Little Liars Miranda Collins Episode: "Grave New World"[9]
2013–2014 Ravenswood Miranda Collins Main role

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Nicole Anderson Website Biography". Nicoleandersononline.com. Retrieved 2013-08-31. 
  2. ^ a b "MediaNetBio". DisneyChannelMediaNet. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  3. ^ "Nicole Anderson Quit Gymnastics after Winning Nationals". Starlitnews.com. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  4. ^ Michael J. Lee (2009-04-29). "Chelsea Staub on 'J.O.N.A.S!'". Radiofree.com. Retrieved 2009-05-03. 
  5. ^ Michael J. Lee (2007-11-2029). "Chelsea Staub on 'J.O.N.A.S!'". RadioFree.com. Retrieved 2009-05-03. 
  6. ^ Sprinklepoponline.com
  7. ^ "Development Update: Friday, February 24". The Futon Critic. February 24, 2012. Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  8. ^ Gonzaelz, Sandra (May 11, 2013). "'Ravenswood': 'Beauty and the Beast sis nabbed as series regular.". EW.com. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Campbell, Nick. "Pretty Little Liars "Grave New World" Review: Things to Do in Ravenswood When You're Dead". TV.com. Retrieved October 23, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Miranda Collins, played by Nicole Gale Anderson". ABC Family. 

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