Tiffany Thornton

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Tiffany Thornton
Tiffany Thornton 2010 (cropped).jpg
Thornton in 2010
Born Tiffany Dawn Thornton
(1986-02-14) February 14, 1986 (age 29)
College Station, Texas, United States
  • Actress
  • Singer
Years active 2004–present
Spouse(s) Christopher Carney (m. 2011)
Children 2

Tiffany Dawn Thornton (born February 14, 1986[1]) is an American actress and singer best known for her co-starring role as Tawni Hart on the Disney Channel Original Series, Sonny with a Chance[2] and So Random!.

Personal life[edit]

Thornton was born in College Station, Texas. She is an alumnus of Texas A&M University, where she sang the national anthem at a number of sporting events.[3] She is a Christian.[4] In December 2009, Thornton became engaged to her boyfriend, Christopher Carney, a probation officer and former lead singer of the band The Prom Kings.[5] The couple was married on November 12, 2011 at Garvan Woodland Gardens, in Hot Springs National Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Sonny with a Chance co-star and singer Demi Lovato served as one of the bridesmaids. On February 13, 2012, Thornton announced that she was pregnant with their first child.[6][7] The couple welcomed their son, Kenneth James Carney,[8] on August 14, 2012.[9] The child's godmother is actress Cassie Scerbo.[10] On October 25, 2013, Thornton announced that she was pregnant with her second child. They welcomed their second son, Bentley Cash, on March 1, 2014.[11] Thornton and Carney separated shortly after the birth of their second son.[12] In May 2014, Thornton's husband accused her of abducting their two sons.[13][14] On September 21, 2014, it was announced that they got back together.[15]


Thornton made her television acting debut in the pilot episode of the Fox sitcom Quintuplets. She then went on to appear in 8 Simple Rules, American Dreams, The O.C., Desperate Housewives, That's So Raven, Jericho, Wizards of Waverly Place and Hannah Montana. In 2009, Thornton appeared as Tawni Hart on the Disney Channel Original Series, Sonny with a Chance and then went on to play a part in the Disney Channel Original Movie Hatching Pete. After the series ended in early 2011, it was replaced by So Random! in the summer of 2011 and ended in 2012, where Thornton reprised her role as Tawni Hart. Thornton has officially said on Twitter and in an interview that she will be working on her country debut studio album after having her 2nd child.[citation needed]


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Boo! Unknown Short
2013 Unlucky Charms Audrey
2014 The Dog Who Saved Easter Karen
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Quintuplets Stacy Pilot episode
2004 8 Simple Rules Marnie Episode: "Car Trouble?
2005 American Dreams Tonya Episodes: "Truth Be Told" & "Home Again"
2005 The O.C. Ashley Episodes: "The Shape of Things to Come", "The Disconnect" & "The Safe Harbor"
2006 Desperate Housewives Barbie Episode: "No One Is Alone"
2006 That's So Raven Tyler Sparks Episode: "Checkin' Out"
2006 Jericho Stephanie Lancaster Pilot episode
2007–2008 Hannah Montana Becky Episodes: "Get Down, Study-udy-udy" & "Yet Another Side of Me"
2007 Wizards of Waverly Place Susan Episode: "Movies"
2009–2011 Sonny with a Chance Tawni Hart Main cast, Disney Channel Original Series
2009 Hatching Pete Jamie Wynn Disney Channel Original Movie
2010 Fish Hooks Doris Flores Gorgeous (voice) Episode: "Doris Flores Gorgeous"
2011–2012 So Random! Tawni Hart Main cast, Disney Channel Original Series
2011 Disney's Friends for Change Games Herself Co-host
2011 PrankStars Herself Episode: "Stick It To Me"
2011 Pixie Hollow Games Glimmer (voice) TV special
2012 Game Change Meghan McCain TV film
2012 Doc McStuffins Xyla Episode: "Gulpy Gulpy Gators!/One Note Wonder"
2014 Muertoons Lupita Main Role - Voice



Year Song Album
2009 "Let It Go" (with Mitchel Musso)[16] Disney Channel Playlist
2009 "Some Day My Prince Will Come"[17] Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Diamond Edition DVD/Blu-ray
2009 "Magic Mirror" Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure
2009 "I Believe" (with Kermit the Frog)
2010 "If I Never Knew You"[17] DisneyMania 7
2010 "Kiss Me" Sonny with a Chance
2010 "Sure Feels Like Love" Sonny with a Chance
2011 "Gift of Grammar" Gift of Grammar - Single

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Artist
2008 "La La Land" Demi Lovato
2009 "Someday My Prince Will Come" Herself
2009 "Let It Go" (with Mitchel Musso)
2009 "I Believe" Herself with Kermit the Frog


  1. ^ Jennifer Matarese. Tiffany Thornton talks about Disney's 'So Random!'. WABC. Accessed 2011-11-11.
  2. ^ "Sonny With a Chance - TV Series - Cast, Credits, Awards". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  3. ^ Matarese, Jennifer (2011). "Tiffany Thornton talks about Disney's 'So Random!'". Retrieved 2011. 
  4. ^ "Tiffany Thornton Q & A | Disney Channel Fans". 2009-07-15. Retrieved 2013-04-08. 
  5. ^ "Disney Channel Star Tiffany Thornton Is Engaged". People Magazine. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 
  6. ^ "@ChrisGCarney and I are SO EXCITED to announce that we are going to be parents!! that's right...I'm pregnant! We couldn't be happier! :)". Twitter. February 13, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  7. ^ "@xoBeca he's kicking me right now...he's excited it's Mother's day haha". Twitter. May 13, 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  8. ^ ""@clairerees: @therealTiffany is KJ short for something or is his name just KJ? :)" KJ is short for Kenneth James". Twitter. June 19, 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  9. ^ "@therealTiffany and just had our first Son KJ!!! 8-14-12 So amazing!!!". Twitter. August 14, 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  10. ^ ""@ChrisGCarney: @therealTiffany and just had our first Son KJ!!! 8-14-12 So amazing!!!" What an amazing morning, my Godson is here!!!!!". Twitter. August 14, 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  11. ^ "Our precious son Bentley Cash Carney was born this morning perfectly healthy and cute as can be :) #Godisgood #blessed #family @chrisgcarney". Instagram. March 1, 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
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  16. ^ "Debut of "Let it Go" by Mitchel Musso and Tiffany Thornton to debut on Disney Channel and". Laughing Place. 2009-03-17. Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  17. ^ a b "Interview with Shine On Media". Shine on Media. Retrieved 2009-05-11. 

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