Thorne in March 2014
|Born||Annabella Avery Thorne
October 8, 1997
Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States
Annabella Avery "Bella" Thorne (born October 8, 1997) is an American actress and singer. She played Ruthy Spivey in the TV series My Own Worst Enemy, Tancy Henrickson in the fourth season of Big Love, and CeCe Jones on the Disney Channel series Shake It Up. She also appeared as Hilary/"Larry" in Blended and as Celia in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. In 2015, she played Madison in The Duff and Amanda in Perfect High.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Philanthropy
- 5 Filmography
- 6 Stage
- 7 Publications
- 8 Discography
- 9 Awards and nominations
- 10 References
- 11 External links
Thorne was born in Pembroke Pines, Florida, to Tamara and Delancey Reinaldo "Rey" Thorne. 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.
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 Stuck on You. She has since appeared in film and television projects including Entourage and The O.C. as a younger version of Taylor Townsend. In 2007 she joined the recurring cast of Dirty Sexy Money's second season, her first major television role. She played 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. In 2008, Thorne starred alongside Christian Slater and Taylor Lautner in the short-lived drama series My Own Worst Enemy, for which she won a 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 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 Eddie Latekka.
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 and the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival in 2010.
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. 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. The show is a buddy comedy centered on a teen dance show (in a show-within-a-show format) co-starring Thorne and Zendaya. 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. Thorne's first single, "Watch Me" was released on June 21, reaching 86 on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts., 9 on the US Top Heatseekers charts and earning RIAA: Gold. On September 29, 2011, Disney Channel announced it had increased Shake It Up's second season order to 26 episodes. A 90-minute special episode "Made In Japan" aired August 17, 2012 as the season two finale.
On June 4, 2012, Disney Channel announced that Shake It Up was renewed for a third season In 2012, Thorne was cast as Avalon Greene in the Disney Channel Original Movie Frenemies. "TTYLXOX" was released on March 6, reaching 97 on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts. On March 30, 2013, it was confirmed by Hollywood Records via Twitter that Bella was officially signed to the record label. On July 25, 2013, the Disney Channel confirmed that Shake It Up would be canceled after the end of the third season. On April 23, 2013, Thorne announced her debut album with eleven songs. 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.” Thorne cited Britney Spears, Kesha and Destiny's Child as influences for the album.
2014–present: Films, book series and Famous in Love
In 2014, Thorne co-starred in the comedy Blended, along with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore as Sandler’s character's daughter. 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. On July 30, Thorne was cast in an episode of the fifteenth season of the CSI. The episode, "The Book of Shadows", aired October 19, 2014. 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. 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. She released an EP, Jersey, on November 17. 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.
It was reported that Thorne had signed a new deal to write a series of books, beginning with her first novel, Autumn Falls. Thorne has signed on, with Kyra Sedgwick, as the leads in Manis Film's thriller Big Sky; Thorne plays Hazel. On December 12, Thorne was cast in the MTV series Scream, which is a television adaptation based on the original slasher film series Scream. Thorne was offered the lead role of the series, but felt that the role of the "mean, terrible Nina" would be more iconic. 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. 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. She will also play Jamie, a disillusioned teenager intensely guarding a personal secret, in the film Keep Watching.
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. 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.
Thorne is an ambassador for Neutrogena and regularly promotes its products.
|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||Behind the Scenes||Herself||Documentary|
|2012||Katy Perry: Part of Me||Herself||Documentary|
|2013||The Frog Kingdom||Princess Froglegs||Voice|
|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|
|2015||The Duff||Madison Morgan|
|2015||Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip||Ashley Grey|
|2016||Ratchet & Clank||Cora||Voice|
|2016||Boo! A Madea Halloween||Rain|
|2017||Amityville: The Awakening||Belle Jones||Post-production|
|2017||You Get Me||Grace||Post-production|
|2017||The Death and Life of John F. Donovan||Jeanette||In production|
|2017||Break My Heart 1,000 Times||TBA||In production|
|2017||Be Here Now||TBA||In production|
|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||Recurring 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||Little Monk||Wendy||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|
|2006||The Ant Bully||Ant Kid|
|2016||Marvel Avengers Academy||Greer Grant / Tigra|
|2015||Alice in Wonderland||Alice||March 12–May 3|
|2015||Autumn Falls||Ember (ISBN 978-0385744348)||Teen novel|
|2016||Autumn's Kiss||Ember (ISBN 978-0385744362)||Teen novel|
|2016||Autumn's Wish||Delacorte Press (ISBN 978-0385744379)||Teen novel|
- Extended plays
Awards and nominations
|2008||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actress||The O.C.||Nominated|||
|Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedia o Drama) - Supporting Young Actress||My Own Worst Enemy||Won|||
|2010||Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actress||Mental||Nominated|||
|2011||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress||Shake It Up||Won|||
|Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series (shared with cast)||Nominated|
|Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actress 11-15||Wizards of Waverly Place|
|Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actress 11-16||Big Love|
|Imagen Awards||Best Young Actress – Television||Shake It Up|||
|2012||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Series – Leading Young Actress|||
|Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series (shared with cast)|||
|Imagen Awards||Best Young Actress - Television||Won|||
|ALMA Awards||Favorite TV Actress – Comedy||Nominated|||
|2013||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Movie, MiniSeries, Special or Pilot - Leading Young Actress||Frenemies||Won|||
|Young Hollywood Awards||One to Watch||Herself|
|2014||Young Hollywood Awards||You're So Fancy|||
|Best Social Media Superstar||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Female Hottie|||
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie: Villain||The Duff|||
|Choice TV: Scene Stealer||Scream||Nominated|
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