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 25)
Rochester, Indiana, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present

Nicole Gale Anderson[1] (born August 29, 1990) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Heather Chandler on The CW series Beauty & the Beast. She is also known for her roles as Macy Misa in the Disney Channel Original Series Jonas L.A., and as Kelly Parker and Miranda Collins on the ABC Family series Make It or Break It and Ravenswood, respectively.

Early life[edit]

Anderson was born in Rochester, Indiana. Her father is an American who served as a Commander in the United States Navy, and her mother is of Filipino ethnicity.[2] As a child, she won national gymnastics competitions, but retired due to injuries.[3] Anderson was awarded a scholarship to Georgia's Barbizon Modeling and Acting School at age 13.[4] 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.

She currently lives in Toronto, Canada.[5]


Anderson auditioned for the role of Stella in the television series Jonas, but actress Chelsea Staub ended up winning the role.[6][7] After the series plot changed, producers decided to create a best friend for Stella and offered Anderson, the role of Macy.[8]

Anderson was added to the cast of the television series Beauty & the Beast in March 2012,[9] playing the recurring role of Heather Chandler, Catherine's (Kristin Kreuk) younger sister.[10] 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.[11] Prior to appearing in Ravenswood, Anderson appeared in the Pretty Little Liars episode "Grave New World", introducing her character, Miranda Collins.[12] After the cancellation of Ravenswood, Anderson returned for the third season of Beauty & the Beast as a regular cast member.[13]


Gale served as the first international spokesperson for Underwriters Laboratories Youth Safety Smart program and has participated in Disney's Friends for Change.[14]


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Lukewarm Jessie
2013 Red Line Tori
2014 Never Meghan
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Unfabulous Cheerleader #3 Episode: "The Grey Area"
2007 Nobody Leila Unaired ABC Family pilot
2007 Zoey 101 Maria Episode: "Quarantine"; credited as Nicole Anderson
2007 Hannah Montana Marissa Hughes Episode: "Achy Jakey Heart: Part 1"
2007 iCarly Tasha Episode: "iNevel"
2008 Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Dana Main role
2008 Princess Jitterbug/Princess Calliope Television movie
2009–10 Jonas/Jonas L.A. Macy Misa Main role; Disney Channel Original Series; 29 episodes; credited as Nicole Anderson
2009–12 Make It or Break It Kelly Parker Recurring role; 17 episodes
2009 Imagination Movers Cinderella Episode: "A Fairy Tale Ending"
2010 Accused at 17 Bianca Miller Television movie
2011 Mean Girls 2 Hope Plotkin Television movie[15]
2011 Happy Endings Madison Episode: "Baby Steps"[16]
2011 Ringer Monica Reynolds Episode: "Oh Gawd, There's Two of Them?"
2012–present Beauty & the Beast Heather Chandler Recurring role: seasons 1–2; regular role: season 3
2013 Pretty Little Liars Miranda Collins Episode: "Grave New World"
2013–14 Ravenswood Miranda Collins Main role; 10 episodes


  1. ^ "Official Nicole Anderson Website Biography". Retrieved 2013-08-31. 
  2. ^ a b "MediaNetBio". DisneyChannelMediaNet. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  3. ^ "Nicole Anderson Quit Gymnastics after Winning Nationals". Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  4. ^ "Barbizon Modeling and Acting School Alumni". 
  5. ^ "Nicole Anderson on her verified Twitter-Account: And that's a wrap on Heather! Back to LA I go.". Retrieved 2014-12-24. 
  6. ^ Lee, Michael J. (November 20, 2007). "Chelsea Staub on 'J.O.N.A.S!' (1)". Retrieved May 3, 2009. 
  7. ^ Lee, Michael J. (November 20, 2007). "Chelsea Staub on 'J.O.N.A.S!' (2)". Retrieved May 3, 2009. 
  8. ^
  9. ^ Weisman, Jon (March 5, 2012). "TV pilot casting eyes finish line". Variety. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Development Update: Friday, February 24". The Futon Critic. February 24, 2012. Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  11. ^ Gonzaelz, Sandra (May 11, 2013). "'Ravenswood': 'Beauty and the Beast sis nabbed as series regular". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  12. ^ Campbell, Nick. "Pretty Little Liars "Grave New World" Review: Things to Do in Ravenswood When You're Dead". Retrieved October 23, 2013. 
  13. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 12, 2014). "Dascha Polanco Promoted To Regular On ‘Orange Is The New Black’, Nicole Gale Anderson On ‘Beauty & The Beast’". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Miranda Collins, played by Nicole Gale Anderson". ABC Family. 
  15. ^ Weisman, Jon (January 25, 2011). "Viewers nice to ‘Mean Girls 2,’ making it top 2010-11 movie in 12-34 demo". Variety. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  16. ^ Nededog, Jethro (August 15, 2011). "'Happy Endings': ABC Family's Megan Park and Nicole Gale Anderson to Guest Star". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 

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