Tiffany Thornton

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Tiffany Thornton
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Thornton in 2010
Tiffany Dawn Thornton

(1986-02-14) February 14, 1986 (age 36)
Occupation(s)Actress, radio personality, singer
Years active2004–2015
Chris Carney
(m. 2011; died 2015)
Josiah Capaci
(m. 2017)

Tiffany Dawn Thornton (born February 14, 1986[1]) is an American former actress,[2] radio personality and singer best known for her co-starring role as Tawni Hart on the Disney Channel Original Series, Sonny with a Chance[3] and the spinoff, So Random!.


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 co-starred 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 Sonny with a Chance 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.

From 2015 to 2016, Thornton was a radio personality for KLAZ 105.9 based in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She co-hosted the morning show "Kramer and Tiffany", as well as hosted her own mid-day show.[4] She is also a blogger for[5]

As of mid-2016, Thornton works as a recruitment advisor for Champion Christian College.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Thornton was born in College Station, Texas. She is an alumna of Texas A&M University, where she sang the national anthem at a number of sporting events.[7] She is a Christian.[8]

In December 2009, Thornton became engaged to her boyfriend, Christopher Carney, a probation officer and former lead singer of the band The Prom Kings.[9] The couple were married on November 12, 2011 at Garvan Woodland Gardens, in Hot Springs National Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas.[10]

On February 13, 2012, Thornton announced that she was pregnant with their first child.[11] On August 14, 2012, she gave birth to their first son.[12] The child's godparents are actors Cassandra Scerbo and Wilmer Valderrama.[13] On October 25, 2013, Thornton announced that she was pregnant with her second child. On March 1, 2014, she gave birth to their second son.[14] On December 4, 2015, Carney was killed in a car accident.[15]

In January 2017, Thornton began a relationship with family friend and worship pastor Josiah Capaci. The couple announced their engagement on April 8, 2017.[16] They were married on October 7, 2017.[17] On April 11, 2018, the couple announced her pregnancy.[18] On November 9, 2018, they had their first child together, a daughter.[19] On December 6, 2020, the couple announced her pregnancy.[20] On July 21, 2021, they had their second child together, a daughter.[21]


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Boo! Unknown Short film
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
2009 Lights, Camera, Take Action! Backstage with Disney's Friends for Change Herself / Host Television special
2010 Fish Hooks Doris Flores Gorgeous (voice) Episode: "Doris Flores Gorgeous"
2010 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil Teena Sometimes (voice) Episode: "Frame Story/And... Action!"
2011–2012 So Random! Tawni Hart Main cast, Disney Channel Original Series
2011 Disney's Friends for Change Games Herself Co-host
2011 Pixie Hollow Games Glimmer (voice) TV special
2011 PrankStars Herself Episode: "Stick It To Me"
2012 Game Change Meghan McCain TV film
2012 Doc McStuffins Xyla Episode: "Gulpy Gulpy Gators!/One Note Wonder"
2014–2015 Muertoons Lupita (voice) Main role



Year Song Album
2009 "Let It Go" (with Mitchel Musso)[22] Disney Channel Playlist
2009 "Some Day My Prince Will Come"[23] 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"[23] 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
2012 "Bring Love to Me" Grafted
2014 "Spotlight" (Ashton Taylor featuring Tifanny Thornton) Fun In The Sun

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. ^ "Tiffany Thornton". Instagram.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Sonny With a Chance - TV Series - Cast, Credits, Awards". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-06-05.
  4. ^ "Tiffany Thornton". KLAZ 105.9. Archived from the original on 2015-06-19.
  5. ^ "Tiffany Thornton". Disney Baby.
  6. ^ "Headed Back to Hot Springs". Tiffany Thornton.
  7. ^ Matarese, Jennifer (2011). "Tiffany Thornton talks about Disney's 'So Random!'". Archived from the original on 2012-02-26. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  8. ^ "Tiffany Thornton Q & A | Disney Channel Fans". 2009-07-15. Retrieved 2013-04-08.
  9. ^ "Disney Channel Star Tiffany Thornton Is Engaged". People Magazine. Archived from the original on 2011-01-31. Retrieved 2010-02-04.
  10. ^ "Celebrity Real Wedding in Hot Springs: Tiffany Thornton & Chris Carney". Arkansas Bride.
  11. ^ Thornton, Tiffany [@therealtiffany] (February 13, 2012). "@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! :)" (Tweet). Retrieved February 13, 2012 – via Twitter.
  12. ^ Carney, Chris [@ChrisGCarney] (August 14, 2012). "@therealTiffany and just had our first Son KJ!!! 8-14-12 So amazing!!!" (Tweet). Retrieved 2012-08-14 – via Twitter.
  13. ^ Gicas, Peter (August 14, 2012). "Tiffany Thornton, Demi Lovato's Disney Pal, Welcomes a Son". People's Choice. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  14. ^ "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. Archived from the original on 2021-12-24.
  15. ^ "Ark. rocker, MTV reality show personality Chris Carney dies in crash on Highway 70". KTHV. December 6, 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-12-06.
  16. ^ "Tiffany Thornton on Instagram". Instagram. April 8, 2017. Archived from the original on 2021-12-24.
  17. ^ Fernandez, Alexia (October 10, 2017). "Disney Alum Tiffany Thornton Defends Decision to Remarry 2 Years After Husband's Death". People. Retrieved October 12, 2017.
  18. ^ Mizoguchi, Karen (April 11, 2018). "Disney Channel Alum Tiffany Thornton Is Pregnant with Her Third Child". People. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  19. ^ Goldstein, Joelle (November 9, 2018). "Disney Channel Alum Tiffany Thornton Welcomes Daughter Juliet 'Jules' Joy". People. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  20. ^ "Tiffany Thornton Is Pregnant! Disney Channel Alum Expecting Fourth Child: 'We Are Over the Moon'". People. December 6, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  21. ^ "Disney Channel Alum Tiffany Thornton Welcomes Her Fourth Baby: 'She's Here'". People. Retrieved July 21, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  22. ^ "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.
  23. ^ a b "Interview with Shine On Media". Shine on Media. Retrieved 2009-05-11.

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