Camilla Belle

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Camilla Belle
Camilla Belle 2012.jpg
Belle at the 7th Annual Chanel Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner 2011
Camilla Belle Routh

(1986-10-02) October 2, 1986 (age 33)
Years active1993–present
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)

Camilla Belle Routh (born October 2, 1986) is a Brazilian American actress, director, writer and producer whose works include The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005), When a Stranger Calls (2006), 10,000 BC (2008), and Push (2009).

Early life[edit]

Belle was born to Cristina Gould, a Brazilian fashion designer and Jack Wesley Routh, a construction company owner and former country music composer.[1] Belle was raised in a Catholic household. She attended the Católica Elementary School of São Paulo[2] and then the Marlborough School, an all-girl high school in Los Angeles.[2] She grew up speaking Portuguese.[3] Belle would spend seasons in Santos, Brazil, where Cristina was born. She adopted many Brazilian habits, such as the taste for Brazilian telenovelas.[4]


She made her professional debut in a print ad in July 1987. In 1992, she was cast as a lead in her first film, NBC's thriller, Trapped Beneath the Earth.[5] Belle began her career with a small role in the film production of the novel A Little Princess (1995). In The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), she played Cathy Bowman, a young British girl attacked by a pack of Compsognathus. In 1998, she played Aubrey Shepard on the Focus on the Family radio drama Adventures in Odyssey. Following a turn as Steven Seagal's daughter in The Patriot (1998), she earned a 1999 Youth in Film Young Artist Award nomination for her portrayal of Sandra Bullock's character as a girl in Practical Magic (1998), as well as another nomination the same year for her guest appearance on the TV series Walker: Texas Ranger.

Belle in 2009

She received her third and fourth Young Artist Award nominations respectively for the telefilm Replacing Dad (1999) and for her first lead role, in the Disney Channel TV Movie Rip Girls (2000).

Belle played the lead role in the television movie Back to the Secret Garden (2001), then took a break from acting before returning with a role in the independent film The Quiet (2005).[6] SFStation wrote that "performance-wise The Quiet belongs to Camilla Belle and Elisha Cuthbert".[7]

She returned to performing after a short break with the lead role in the remake of When a Stranger Calls (2006). She then played a lead role in her biggest box office hit to date, the Roland Emmerich-directed big-budget film 10,000 BC. Since this $270 million hit, Belle has played a number of lead roles in smaller independent, direct-to-video, short and unreleased films. As of October 2018, her last film was The Mad Whale (2017), a student project produced by James Franco's Elysium Bandini Studios and the USC School of Cinematic Arts.[8]

Personal life[edit]

For a few months, from late 2008 to mid-2009, Belle dated musician Joe Jonas, after appearing in the Jonas Brothers' "Lovebug" music video.[9][10]



Year Title Role Notes
1995 A Little Princess Jane
1996 Poison Ivy II: Lily Daphna Falk Direct to video
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Cathy Bowman
1998 Practical Magic Young Sally Owens
1998 The Patriot Holly McClaren
1999 The Invisible Circus Phoebe O'Connor, age 10–12
1999 Secret of the Andes Diana Willings
1999 Back to the Secret Garden Elizabeth "Lizzy" Buscana
2005 The Ballad of Jack and Rose Rose Slavin
2005 The Chumscrubber Crystal Falls
2005 The Quiet Dot
2006 When a Stranger Calls Jill Johnson
2007 The Trap Hermia Short film
2008 10,000 BC Evolet
2009 Push Kira Hollis
2009 Adrift Ângela À Deriva (Brazilian title)
2010 Father of Invention Claire Axle
2010 Dirty Dancing 3: Capoeira Nights Baby Short film
2011 From Prada to Nada Nora Dominguez
2011 Breakaway Melissa Winters Speedy Singhs (Hindi title)
2012 Lovelocked Cyd Short film
2013 Open Road Angie
2013 Zero Hour Paula Short film
2014 Cavemen Tess
2014 Amapola Ama
2014 Bald Linda Short film
2015 Diablo Alexsandra
2016 The American Side Emily Chase
2016 Sundown Gaby
2017 The Mad Whale Isabel Wallace


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Empty Cradle Sally Television film
1993 Trouble Shooters: Trapped Beneath the Earth Jennifer Gates
1994 Deconstructing Sarah Young Elizabeth
1995 Annie: A Royal Adventure! Molly
1996 Marshal Law Boot Coleman
1998 Walker, Texas Ranger Cindy Morgan Episode: "Code of the West"
1999 Replacing Dad Mandy Television film
2000 The Wild Thornberrys Calf (voice) Episode: "Where the Gauchos Roam"
2000 Rip Girls Sydney Miller Television film
2001 Back to the Secret Garden Lizzie Buscana
2018 Mickey and the Roadster Racers Almanda (voice) Episode: "Daisy's Photo Finish!/Super-Charged: Daisy's Grande Goal"
2019 Dollface TBA Upcoming series

Music videos[edit]

Year Artist Title
2008 Jonas Brothers "Lovebug"
2013 Enrique Iglesias "Heart Attack"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
1999 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Drama Series – Guest Starring Young Actress Walker, Texas Ranger Nominated
1999 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actress Practical Magic Nominated
2000 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie or Pilot – Supporting Young Actress Replacing Dad Nominated
2001 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie (Drama) – Leading Young Actress Rip Girls Nominated
2005 Gotham Awards Breakthrough Actor The Ballad of Jack and Rose Nominated


  1. ^ "Camilla Belle: En Salta y sin dinosaurios (Camilla Belle: In Salta and Without Dinosaurs)". ClarinX Digital. July 1, 1997. Retrieved November 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Camilla Belle: Biography". Retrieved April 14, 2009.
  3. ^ Madilyn Smith (August 30, 2017). "Who Is Camilla Belle? 5 Facts About the 'Rip Girls' Actress". Entity Mag. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  4. ^ "Uma americana bem brasileira". ISTOÉ (in Portuguese). Retrieved March 17, 2008.
  5. ^ "Camilla Belle Biography and Facts". October 2, 1986. Archived from the original on September 11, 2010. Retrieved August 22, 2010.
  6. ^ "The Quiet". Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  7. ^ Valentin, Mel. "The Quiet - SF Station". Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  8. ^ McNary, Dave (March 23, 2016). "Camilla Belle Starring With James Franco in Gothic Drama 'Mad Whale'". Variety. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  9. ^ "It's Official: Joe Jonas and Camilla Belle Have Split". July 27, 2009. Retrieved February 12, 2010.
  10. ^ "Joe Jonas and Camilla Belle call it quitsi". July 27, 2009. Retrieved July 28, 2009.

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